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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Leading Women/Leading Girls Building Communities Nominations

Subject: Leading Women/Leading Girls, Building Communities 2017 Nominations OPEN
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2016 15:45:59 +0000
From: Yasir Naqvi, MPP (Constituency Office) <ynaqvi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org>

Dear friends,

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Leading Women/Leading Girls, Building Communities Recognition Awards! This award acknowledges and celebrates women and girls who demonstrate exceptional leadership in working to improve the lives of others in their communities.

Eligibility Criteria:

Leading Women:

Nominees must be 18 year of age or older at the time of nomination and have not received this award in the past. Nominees who have received a Leading Girls Award may be nominated for the Leading Women Award if they have different accomplishments.

Nominees must have demonstrated exceptional community leadership to improve the lives of others and have made substantial contributions through volunteer work.

Nominees must have worked to improve the lives of others in one of the following ways:

  • supporting the participation of women from diverse cultural communities in social and economic community life;
  • taking initiative to foster communities where women and children can live free from violence;
  • promoting women’s and girls’ health and well-being through education, community services and/or research;
  • providing young women with mentoring, guidance, coaching and opportunities for self-improvement;
  • supporting women’s participation in their chosen field or endeavouring to remove barriers in the workplace or field of work; or,
  • encouraging women to participate in any part of public or community service.

Leading Girls:

Nominees must be under 18 year of age at the time of nomination and not have been nominated in the past.

Nominees must have demonstrated exceptional community leadership to improve the lives of others and have made substantial contributions through volunteer work.

Nominees must have worked to improve the lives of others in one of the following ways:

  • breaking down barriers and encouraging girls to get involved in careers where women are underrepresented;
  • actively promoting issues such as equality, diversity, healthy equal relationships, preventing violence against women and reducing racism and discrimination;
  • encouraging girls to participate in any part of public or community service; or,
  • mentoring, coaching, leading events or organizations and being a leader for women and girls in their communities.

Nomination Instructions:

A nomination form is attached to this email. This form needs to have supporting documents attached and both Section A and B completed, including:

  • nominee information;
  • MPP information; and,
  • Two Letters of Support: the letters must be unique to each nominee and must address the three questions listed in Section B of the nomination form. Letters may be submitted by a community leader, mentor, employer, or another individual who has experience volunteering with the nominee. Letters of support from family members are not valid in this case.

Deadline:

We will be accepting nominations until January 13, 2017. Please send this form and the attached supporting documents to my Community Office by email at ynaqvi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org or by mail to:

109 Catherine Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 0P4

We need the leadership of women and girls to build a fair and equitable society. This award celebrates women and girls whose hard work and contributions inspire others. As the Member of Provincial Parliament for Ottawa Centre, I am pleased to be able to honour exceptional women and girls in our community. Think about the women and girls you know who are enacting positive change and consider nominating them for next year’s award. I look forward to hearing from you about the women and girls in Ottawa Centre who are making a difference.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to my Community Office at ynaqvi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org or 613-722-6414.

Sincerely,

Yasir

Yasir Naqvi, MPP
Ottawa Centre

leading-women-leading-girls-nomination-form-03112016103637.pdf


Subject: REMINDER: Leading Women/Leading Girls, Building Communities 2017 Nominations
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:54:08 +0000
From: Yasir Naqvi, MPP (Constituency Office) <ynaqvi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org>

Dear Friends,

I am writing to let you know that the deadline for the Leading Women/Leading Girls Building Communities Awards is closing in. We want to ensure that all the contributions of women and girls in our community get recognized and celebrated!

The nomination deadline has been extended to this coming Monday, January 16, 2017 for the enormously successful program.

In our community of Ottawa Centre, 138 women and girls have been recognized with this award since its launch in 2006! Past winners include women who have made a positive difference in their communities by acting as a positive role model, encouraging girls to get involved in non-traditional careers, and championing issues such as financial security, diversity and healthy relationships.

There are so many women and girls whose leadership and actions are improving the lives of others and setting a good example. I encourage you to take this opportunity to recognize their efforts.

To nominate someone, simply fill out the attached form, answer three short questions about the nominee, and attach two letters of support. These letters must be unique to each nominee and should indicate how the nominee’s work has improved the lives of others. Letters may be submitted by a community leader, mentor, employer, or another individual who has experience volunteering with the nominee.

Applications must be submitted to my office by Monday, January 16, 2017 so that I can submit them to the Ontario Women’s Directorate in time. If you have any questions, or need any help completing your application, please do not hesitate to contact my Community Office.

Recognizing women and girls who are helping to build stronger communities is part of Ontario government’s plan to build a successful, compassionate and united province where everyone has the opportunity to connect, contribute and enjoy a high quality of life.

Sincerely,

Yasir‎

Yasir Naqvi, MPP

Ottawa Centre

Lower Speed Limits for Schools and Residential Streets

Subject: We did it! Ontario to lower speed limits in school zones and residential streets
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2016 18:52:15 +0000
From: Yasir Naqvi, MPP (Constituency Office) <ynaqvi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org>

Dear friends,

As you know, our community has been advocating for some time to lower speed limits on Ottawa’s residential streets and in our schools zones. As a parent myself, I know how important it is to have safe streets, which is why I made lowering speed limits part of my 2014 campaign https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udOCQhgE5Ng.

This morning, I was very excited to join Premier Kathleen Wynne at Elmdale Public School to announce new legislation that will make our communities and school zones safer. If passed, the legislation would give municipalities more tools to improve safety in community safety areas, school zones, and residential streets.

These measures would include:

  • Automated speed enforcement (ASE) technology on municipal roads, which takes pictures of speeders’ licence plates and is already used in many parts of North America and Europe, and for community safety zones and school zones;
  • The ability to create zones with reduced speed limits to decrease the severity of pedestrian-vehicle collisions in urban areas; and,
  • A streamlined process for municipalities to participate in Ontario’s Red Light Camera program without the need for lengthy regulatory approval.

For more information, please visit: https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2016/11/making-communities-and-school-zones-safer.html

I am very proud of our community for championing this important initiative to keep our streets and schools safe for children, pedestrians and cyclists all across the province. I would like to personally thank you for your hard work and determination.

What we have achieved today will help keep our kids safe and kids right across the province.

Yasir

Yasir Naqvi, MPP
Ottawa Centre

Review of Ontario Municipal Board – November 9

Subject: Review of Ontario Municipal Board
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2016 13:50:38 +0000
From: Yasir Naqvi, MPP (Constituency Office) <ynaqvi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org>

Dear friends,

Thank you for your interest in the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).

Along with you, I have long advocated for changes to OMB to ensure community-inspired development. I am proud that the Ontario government has undertaken a comprehensive review of how the OMB operates and its role in our province’s land-use planning system to help make it more efficient and more accessible to all communities.

As part of the review, our government is consulting the public on possible changes to the OMB that, if adopted, would:

  • Allow for more meaningful and affordable public participation;
  • Give more weight to local and provincial decisions and support alternative ways to settle disputes;
  • Bring fewer municipal and provincial decisions to the OMB; and,
  • Support clearer and more predictable decision-making.

As the MPP for Ottawa Centre, I have often heard from residents that the OMB must be reformed so that it can better serve the unique needs of our community and incorporate better land-use planning principles. To provide your ideas, I invite you to be a part of the Ottawa consultation on Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

Consultation details:

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
5pm – 9:30pm
St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall
523 St. Anthony Street, Ottawa (off Preston Street)

The changes under consideration would improve everyday life for Ontarians by providing easier public access to information about the OMB and its processes through an expanded Citizen Liaison Office. The proposed changes would more clearly specify what can be appealed to the OMB, in addition to the mechanisms through which the OMB hears these appeals.

For more information on how to participate, and to review the public consultation document, please visit http://www.ontario.ca/OMBreview.

Please feel free to distribute this consultation information widely. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my office at ynaqvi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org or 613-722-6414.

Sincerely,

Yasir

Yasir Naqvi, MPP
Ottawa Centre

NCC and Civic Hospital Site – September 22

From: “Yasir Naqvi, MPP (Constituency Office)” <ynaqvi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2016 7:53 AM
Subject: NCC Land Review Consultation for Civic Hospital Location

Dear friends,

I wanted to share with you that the National Capital Commission (NCC) has announced the list of potential federal sites for the new Civic Campus of The Ottawa Hospital, as well as a series of draft criteria upon which each site will be assessed. I urge you to take part in the consultation process in person and/or online.

The NCC is consulting public sector partners, stakeholders as well as the general public on the potential federal sites and draft selection criteria.

Public Consultations:

You can have your say at the NCC’s public consultation:

  • An open house and presentations on September 22, 2016, at the Canadian War Museum
    – 3 pm–9:30 pm — Open house
    – 7 pm–8:30 pm — Presentations and Q&A session
  • An online survey, available on the NCC’s website from September 22 to October 6, 2016

Find out more details on the sites being reviewed and the selection criteria here:
The Ottawa Hospital (Civic Campus) Site Review
The Ottawa Hospital (Civic Campus) Site Review Public Consultation
NCC Board approves site selection process for The Ottawa Hospital (June 28, 2016)

This is a very important issue in our community. I have heard often from my constituents that we need the Civic Hospital to remain in the downtown core to provide essential emergency care. Ottawa needs a trauma centre that is accessible by emergency vehicles and by transit. It is very important that we all have a say on the future of our community’s healthcare.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my office: ynaqvi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org or 613-722-6414.

I do hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Yasir

Yasir Naqvi, MPP
Ottawa Centre

Heather Crowe Award Launch

From: “Yasir Naqvi, MPP (Constituency Office)” <ynaqvi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org>
Subject: Heather Crowe Award Launch

Dear friends,

Ontario is now accepting applications for its Heather Crowe Smoke-Free Ontario Award. This award will recognize those who have made significant contributions toward a smoke-free Ontario.

Heather Crowe was a non-smoker who developed lung cancer after being exposed to second-hand smoke in her workplace. After her diagnosis, she traveled across Canada to advocate for improved second-hand smoke by-laws.

To mark the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy, up to 10 awards will be presented to recognize individuals, groups and organizations that have championed tobacco control in Ontario over the past 10 years.

The nomination submissions can be made by anyone, and nominations are open until April 29, 2016. The award winners will be recognized on May 31, 2016, on World No Tobacco Day.

Promoting a smoke-free Ontario is part of our government’s plan to build a better Ontario through its Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care, which is providing patients with faster access to the right care, better home and community care, the information they need to stay healthy and a health care system that’s sustainable for generations to come.

Please find attached a copy of the New Release in both English and French as well as the nomination form.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to my office should you need any further information: ynaqvi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org or 613-722-6414.

Sincerely,

Yasir

Yasir Naqvi, MPP
Ottawa Centre



http://www.yasirnaqvi.onmpp.ca/News/12205?l=EN

http://www.yasirnaqvi.onmpp.ca/News/12208?l=FR

Policing and Community Safety Meeting – April 2

See this earlier post for more information. The link to the RSVP seems to be broken, but maybe https://www.ontario.ca/form/rsvp-police-police-services-and-community-safety-person-consultations would work.


From: Yasir Naqvi MPP, Ottawa Centre <ynaqvi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org>
Sent: Thu, Mar 24, 2016 2:09 pm
Subject: Join Us to Help Transform Policing and Community Safety

Join Us to Help Transform Policing and Community Safety in Ottawa

Please join me for a community meeting Saturday April 2, with MPP John Fraser, to discuss the work Ontario is doing to rewrite the Police Services Act to transform policing, modernize community safety and make Ottawa an even safer place to live. This meeting is meant to hear your lived experiences and gain your feedback and advice. You can find more information on our Strategy for a Safer Ontario here.

Please forward this information to any interested individuals or groups and encourage their attendance to enhance the conversation as our government embarks on the biggest transformation in policing in 25 years.

The meeting will be:

Saturday, April 2

Old Ottawa South Community Centre
260 Sunnyside Ave
Ottawa

1:00pm-3:00pm

We look forward to seeing you there. Please RSVP through our website or by calling 416-326-5000

Copyright © 2016 – Yasir Naqvi, MPP Ottawa Centre – All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:

109 Catherine Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K2P 0P4
Tel: 613.722.6414 | Fax: 613.722.6703

Civic Hospital Public Information Meeting – March 7

From: ynaqvi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org
Subject: Civic Hospital Public Information Meeting
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2016 19:59:15 +0000

Dear friends,
I would like to bring to your attention a Public Information Night being put on by The Ottawa Hospital to discuss the future redevelopment of the Civic Hospital on Monday March 7, 2016.

Public Information Session:

presented by The Ottawa Hospital (TOH)

Date: Monday March 7, 2016
Location: 200 Coventry Road, Ottawa Conference & Event Centre
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Free parking.

Format:
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Public Open House
7:00 pm – 8:15 pm: Presentation
8:15 pm – 9:00 pm: Public Open House resumes

Presentation 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm:
Opening remarks Jamie McCracken (Chair, Board of Governors, TOH);
Remarks by Catherine McKenna (MP Ottawa-Centre) and Yasir Naqvi (MPP Ottawa-Centre);
Presentation by Dr. Jack Kitts (CEO, TOH).
Question period to follow.

Sincerely,

Yasir

Yasir Naqvi, MPP
Ottawa Centre

Rosemount Library – Let Champlain Park’s voice, YOUR voice be heard!

Rosemount Library is the second most used library per sq/ft of all 32 branches AND has been the #1 branch priority for the Ottawa Public Library for three years. Yet, other libraries lower on the list have had expansions and redevelopments. Now is a critical time for Rosemount, especially with all the surrounding development that is occurring.

READ (Rosemount Expansion and Development) is a group of local volunteers throughout Rosemount’s catchment area that want to support Rosemount Library. We are working closely with library staff and with politicians at various levels of government on this issue.

We encourage you to have your voice be heard in a few key ways:

1. Have your say in the vision!

Participate in the community consultation upcoming in March and April

Absolutely EVERYONE is welcome!

What would you like to see in a redeveloped Rosemount Branch?
Dates, times and Details available at http://www.readrosemount.ca/read-rosemount-library-community-consultation/

2. Sign the Letter of Support for Rosemount

Every name on the letter of support matters. Take two minutes to add yours at www.readrosemount.ca.

3. Spread the word

Tell your neighbours, friends, and community connections about Rosemount’s current status and the consultation process.
· Facebook: www.facebook.com/READRosemount
· Twitter: READRosemount
· Website: www.readrosemount.ca (this includes why the library needs updating!)

For more details please view the PDF flyer version for this great cause!