Category Archives: Federal Government

Posts from or about our Federal Government.

Tunney’s Pasture Drones – November 23-27

A literal heads-up about some drone activity at Tunney’s Pasture via Heather…

FYI: There will be planned drone flights over Tunney’s Pasture between Nov. 23 & 27 (weather permitting) for new central heating/cooling plant project east of Banting Building, west side of Jeanne Mance Building parking lot.

Appropriate coordination with NAV Canada & Transport Canada will be part of flight arrangements. Future additional flights may be needed.



Originally from http://www.mechanicsville.ca/news/2020/11/22/planned-drone-flight-over-the-tunneys-pasture

Woodland Projects Update

Time for an update on what volunteers from our community have been doing in the NCC Woodlands.

  • NCC Woodland Trail Maintenance – Buckthorn Root Removal
  • Purple Martin Birdhouse Project
  • Japanese Knotweed Invasive Species Removal Project
  • Pollinator Garden ready for Winter
  • Tree Saplings doing well

NCC Woodland Trail Maintenance – Buckthorn root removal

[Buckthorn Team in the Woods]

Left to right – Kris Phillips, Catherine Shearer and Adrian Bradley showing some of the Buckthorn roots removed from the pathway as part of ongoing trail maintenance in making the trails safer and more accessible.


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Discarded Syringes

Subject: Fwd: Are any other CAs experiencing an uptake of discarded needles in public places?
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2020 18:36:55 -0500
From: Heather Pearl

A number of Kitchissippi Community Associations report that residents have found discarded syringes in their neighbourhoods. The reports are broadly based, with some homeowners even having found needles on their own properties. Please report immediately to the NCC or the City (and c.c. the CPCA Board for our information) if you see discarded syringes.

NCC lands discarded syringe pickup:

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SJAM Parkway Closed this Weekend

The NCC says that the SJAM parkway will be closed this weekend (between Island Park and Booth), for a bridge replacement in the LeBreton Flats area. This includes the “pilot” project of letting people walk & bike on the westbound lanes on the weekend, but not this weekend. Their press release text:
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Virtual Canada Day Celebrations

A good place to find virtual Canada Day celebrations and things to do is at:

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/canada-day.html

SJAM Parkway Opening for Bicycles and Pedestrians this Weekend – May 16

Le français suivra l’anglais.

May 14, 2020

New Pilot Project Provides Increased Space for Outdoor Well-Being

Today, the National Capital Commission (NCC) is announcing an additional pilot project to partially close both the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway and the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway to motor vehicle traffic on weekends. The purpose of the project is to provide more outdoor space for residents to exercise while practising safe physical distancing.
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Community Garden for Kitchissippi – November 25

Large community garden likely for Kitchissippi – now looking for volunteers!

Are you a fan of community gardens? Do you have some time to spare and are interested in helping to launch a large allotment garden in Kitchissippi?

The Goldenrod Community Garden is a group of volunteers working to establish a large 60 plot garden on NCC land just north of Tunney’s Pasture. While we don’t yet have approval, we are encouraged by recent events as the NCC invited us to apply and we are currently going through their formal process. Our hope is to launch the garden in Spring 2020.
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