The next Planning Primer I classes for residents will be on January 13 and 15. Details and sign-up at https://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/planning-and-development/community-involvement/planning-primer
The Planning and Growth Management Department offers the Planning Primer Program to help residents become more aware of, and more involved in, the land-use planning process. The program is a series of half-day courses. The content of these Primer courses is the same as those offered in previous years. The courses are offered in English only. Please send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you register, please also send an email to email@example.com and to Brian Tychee, (the Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator), so we are kept informed about community participation. Thank-you.
Dear Champlain Park Community,
Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre, the Ottawa Gang Strategy and Somerset West Community Health Centre, are inviting you to participate to the Post-Incident Neighbourhood Support Framework Protocol Training.
Councilor Jeff Leiper’s office is the lead for this protocol in the Kitchissippi area and will be attending.
To determine the date the most groups can attend, please fill out the doodle poll
The Post-Incident Neighbourhood Support Framework is a guide to how communities across Ottawa can engage community leaders and service providers to coordinate support and resources to neighbourhoods impacted by violent or traumatic incidents (also referred to as a critical incident).
The Framework is intended to aid in reducing distress and restore cohesion, and ultimately reduce fear, assist in recovery, and build community resiliency.
Subject: Heritage Inventory Project
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2017 17:14:22 +0000
From: Heritage Inventory / Inventaire Patrimonial <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dear Champlain Park Community Association,
The Heritage Inventory Project is moving into your neighbourhood! We’ve begun some preliminary research on your neighbourhood, and we would really appreciate any input from your community.
The Heritage Inventory Project is a city-wide strategic initiative which is evaluating buildings built prior to 1980 for heritage significance. Buildings that meet our design and neighbourhood tests are recommended for addition to the Heritage Register. For more information on our project, please see our website: Ottawa.ca/heritageinventory.
Name the Trains Contest
If you know of a child or youth aged 16 or under who wants to be part of Ottawa’s history? OC Transpo are looking for creative, fun and unique names for each of our 40 train cars: 34 O-Train Confederation Line train cars and 6 O-Train Trillium Line train cars. Submit your name idea from now until Dec. 8, 2017 for your chance to have it featured on an operating O-Train car starting in 2018.
See http://www.octranspo.com/ready4rail for more about using the new rail service. And http://www.ligneconfederationline.ca/ for weekly newsletters (with photos) on construction progress.
In related news, there are bicycle repair spots at 10 OC Transpo stations. Locally, there’s a new one installed on the path at the Westboro station, see https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/transportation-and-parking/road-safety/cycling-safety#bike-repair-station
From http://kitchissippiward.ca/content/kitchissippi-ward-forum-november-27-600-800pm also see https://www.facebook.com/events/143884399668848/
We are excited to announce our next Kitchissippi Ward Forum will be coming up towards the end of the month!
As always, this is an opportunity to the community to come together to discuss key issues within the Ward, collaborate, and get updates from our various community stakeholders, as well as from our office.
This time, we will have another special guest speaker – Stephen Willis, the City of Ottawa’s new General Manager of Planning, Infrastructure and Economic development. So if planning concerns are important to you, this is a can’t miss forum!
From: READRosemount <email@example.com>
Date: November 14, 2017 at 5:22 PM
Subject: Rosemount Library Renovation – READ Response
We are writing to update the community associations in the Rosemount catchment area on the status of the library’s redevelopment.
In October, the OPL Board made the unfortunate decision to renovate rather than expand the Rosemount Library. READ is disappointed with this result. In our view, the community is already underserved and a superficial renovation does not address the community’s current and future needs.
Attached you’ll find READ’s statement in response to the OPL’s decision. We encourage you to share it with your contacts and association members.
Via D. Huron, see also http://kitchissippiward.ca/content/hampton-iona-looks-4ward-future and https://hamptoniona.wordpress.com/2017/10/12/hampton-iona-looks-4ward-to-the-future/
Message from the Hampton Iona Community Group:
Think about the qualities that drew you to live in Hampton Iona. What made this part of Ottawa a place in which you wanted to live, raise a family and retire? How do you feel about the way your neighbourhood is developing now? What concerns you? What excites you? How do we retain the qualities that make this a special part of the city in which to live, while dealing with issues such as intensification and opportunities such as the LRT?
Come and join us on October 18th for a “big picture” conversation concerning the future of our corner of Kitchissippi Ward. With significant new development, infill and changing transportation systems, Hampton Iona and the rest of Kitchissippi Ward will look significantly different in 10 or 20 years. How can we have a voice in what our future will look like? What role can citizens play in designing our neighbourhoods and city; and coping with change? How can we make sure that our social and physical infrastructures keep pace with our population growth?