New Scott Street Connection to the Winter Trail

Kìchì Sìbì Winter Trail Announcement: please help spread the word!

NOW OPEN!! The Scott Street Connector at Tunney’s Pasture!

It is with great pleasure that the Kìchì Sìbì Winter Trail Team can at last announce the opening of its new Scott St. Connector.

This newest groomed addition to the winter trail network is located along the tree-lined western edge of the Tunney’s Pasture site, and establishes a new formal trail access point near the corner of Scott St. and Sir Frederick Banting Driveway. This new trailhead is within easy reach of the neighbourhoods immediately to the south of Scott St, as well as to the Tunney’s LRT station.

Winter Trail users (walkers, skiers, winter bikers) can park in the NW corner, or the SW corner, of the Tunney’s Pasture parking lots any time after 3pm on weekdays, and all day on Saturday & Sunday, except during snow clearance operations.

[Satellite View of the Neighbourhood with Trail Extension in Yellow]
20220120 KitchiSibiWT Scott St Connector Map-Dec 2021.pdf

Should you wish to learn more about the Kìchì Sìbì Winter Trail or how to support it, please visit www.wintertrail.ca. ICYMI, donations are tax deductible.
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Pontiac De-paving Day Photo Review

Community Effort to Remove Pavement on Pontiac Street and Reclaim Paradise!!

Last Saturday, a family-friendly event was led by Councillor Jeff Leiper to de-pave one block of Pontiac Street and to re-connect the green space of Champlain Park directly to NCC lands accessing the Ottawa river.

The Councillor received sponsorship from the City with funds from cash-in-lieu of parkland money and a small grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Energetic community volunteers showed up to dig up sections of pavement and transfer them to City dumpsters. The volunteers were organized by Enviro Centre and Champlain Park Community Association, with coffee from Bridgehead and bagels from the Ottawa Bagel Shop.

In the near future, the City workers will finish digging the gravel base, adding soil, and seeding the area. The NCC will remove the fence and gravel on their side. Volunteers plan to landscape the NCC land with native species of ground cover, shrubs and trees. As Joni Mitchell sang in her song “Big Yellow Taxi”, “you don’t know what you’ve got, ’till it’s gone”. It’s not often a parking lot gets turned into parkland!

Enviro Centre team with Champlain Park Community Association volunteer, Debra Huron, set up coffee (Bridgehead) and bagels (Ottawa Bagel Shop) as well as supplying tools and safety gear for volunteers. Photo by John Arnason.

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Town Hall on OMB Replacement – March 10

Subject: Please Join Me Saturday March 10
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 21:09:30 +0000
From: Naqvi, Yasir (MAG) <Yasir.Naqvi@ontario.ca>

Good Afternoon,

As you know, our government recently passed the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017. This legislation replaced the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) with the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, which will help ensure that proceedings before the tribunal are faster, fairer and more affordable.

We want to make sure that we do everything possible to give people a stronger voice in the planning of their own communities. So, I am pleased to invite you to a town hall discussion on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Churchill Seniors Recreation Centre, 345 Richmond Road, Ottawa.
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Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus Info Session – January 31

Subject: Ottawa Hospital public information session
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2018 18:41:12 +0000
From: Yasir Naqvi, MPP (Constituency Office) <ynaqvi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org>

Dear Friends,

As many of you may know, the Ottawa Hospital has begun the planning process for the development of a new regional trauma and acute care centre at the former site of the Sir John Carling building to replace the existing Civic Campus, which has been in operation since 1924. Public engagement so far has included a third-party report on engagement, a series of community feedback sessions, and the launch of a website devoted to sharing information and soliciting ideas. I encourage you all to get engaged and share your ideas and priorities for the new campus.

To read a summary of feedback and ideas shared to date, including common themes and highlights, click here.

Please note that the Ottawa Hospital will host a public information session this Wednesday to present an update on hospital services planned for the new campus and the background journey to an architectural design concept.
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Laws for Lower Speed Limits

Subject: NR: Big Win for Our Community! Ontario Passes Legislation to Keep Kids Safe on Local Roads
Date: Tue, 30 May 2017 21:21:13 +0000
From: Yasir Naqvi, MPP (Constituency Office) <ynaqvi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org>

Dear Friends,

As you know, with your support, I made changing the law to lower speed limits a part of my 2014 campaign. I am excited to share that today the Ontario passed legislation to protect the most vulnerable users of local roads, including our children, seniors, pedestrians and cyclists.
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Highway 417 Construction from Maitland to Island Park Drive

From: “Sott, Anita” <SottA@mmm.ca>
Date: May 29, 2017 at 9:27 AM
Subject: GWP 4058-01-00 Highway 417 Rehabilitation & Widening from west of Maitland Avenue to east of Island Park Drive – Notice of DCR Submission

Dear Sir or Madam,

The purpose of this message is to inform you that a Design and Construction Report (DCR) has been prepared for the above-noted project and will be available for a 30-day public review period from May 29, 2017 to June 27, 2017.


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