Category Archives: Federal Government

Posts from or about our Federal Government.

SJAM Trail Closure at Remic Rapids

From Jeff’s Kitchissippi Ward Newsletter #155, also see for details (closure likely on December 3, 4) and a map.

Remic Rapids work to close parking lot, SJAM trail

As part of its invasive species management strategy and emerald ash borer management program, the National Capital Commission (NCC) will be working to remove invasive species in the Remic Rapids parking area. Dead trees and trees that pose a safety risk to the public or the work crew will also be removed. This work is being undertaken to prepare for the replanting of native trees and shrubs, which will take place in spring 2019. The work will be undertaken from November 26 to December 14, 2018, between 7 am and 5 pm, weather permitting. The parking lot will be closed to the public, but will reopen once the work is completed. For public safety, the winter trail will be temporarily closed for two days while wood chipping is being done. Signage will be installed to indicate that work is in progress, and workers will ensure the safety of pathway users close to the work area. Workers will be using mechanical equipment for this work.

Names Wanted for Our Riverside Park

The NCC is asking for names for their newly planned riverside park. Currently it is known as the Ottawa River South Shore Riverfront Park, which is descriptive but not too catchy.

They want names which are, in their words:

  • A person of national stature who has made a substantial contribution to the building of Canada and its identity in the world, or to an aspect of Canadian culture worthy of special recognition.
  • A place or event with a significant historical or cultural legacy in Canada.
  • A local or regional figure who has contributed to the building of the Capital.

Submit your suggestions by October 23rd on the NCC’s web site (which also has more information about the park, and naming rules – Toponymy is the word of the day) at:

By the way, Dan Wilcock volunteered at the last board meeting to represent our community on the NCC’s naming committee. Thanks Dan!

Sir John A. Macdonald Riverfront Park Plan Survey has background information and a draft (very extensive, detailed, well researched, chapter 5.3 is about our neighbourhood, seem to have thought of everything) of the NCC’s plan for the river park. That web page lists the general highlights:
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Forest Work in Progress

Maybe this Facebook post from the winter trail people about improving the trail in Kitchissippi Woods and this forestry work notice from the NCC are related…

Subject: Ash tree removal along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway by Island Park Drive/ Abattage de frênes le long de la promenade Sir-John-A.-Macdonald à proximité de la promenade Island Park CRM:0025365
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:40:55 -0500
From: Jocelyne Moncion <>

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As part of its emerald ash borer management strategy, the National Capital Commission (NCC) will be removing ash trees affected by the emerald ash borer along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway close to Island Park Drive.
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SJAM Winter Trail in the News

It’s nice to see that the new winter trail along the river has made it into the news. Here’s a CTV article on the basics:


Notice of Change in Agenda for Tomorrow’s AGM

Catherine McKenna has sent her regrets, as she will not be able to attend tomorrow’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA). However, we will still be welcoming Councillor Jeff Leiper and a representative of the … Continue reading


Community Meeting – Champlain Park Urban Forest and Green Spaces

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Urban Forest and Green Spaces When:   Thursday, November 17, 2016 Time:     7 pm to 9 pm Where: Champlain Park Fieldhouse Learn about recent efforts to foster a healthy urban forest and green space in Champlain Park: Community mapping of … Continue reading