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Missing Cats Warning

Subject: missing cats – a warning
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2017 18:54:18 +0000
From: Eloise Holland

Missing Cats:

In the last month five “missing cat” posters have been put up in and around Champlain Park. It is possible they may have been taken by predators. There have been foxes and coyotes spotted in the neighbourhood since the beginning of the summer. Please consider keeping your cats indoors for their protection.

Eloise Holland

Day One in the Post-Car Era – on Pontiac

Daniel Buckles writes:

Hours after planters were installed on Pontiac as part of the Park extension/depaving project, a new temporary public use has taken shape. It inspires me to dream about a time when cars as we know them will no longer rule (and pollute) the land.

[Pontiac Street with barrier planters, and a hockey net]


New Facebook Group for Neighbours

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If you want to chat with your neighbours online, and Tweets are too short or too public, there’s now an unofficial Facebook group you can join, just for people who have lived in the neighbourhood. You do need a Facebook … Continue reading


Monthly Poll Inaugurated

We’re trying out the WordPress/Polldaddy poll facility to see if it would be useful. The plan is to put out a monthly question of relevance to the neighbourhood. Maybe we should have a poll to pick questions for the next … Continue reading


Marked Trees in the Woods?

Submitted on 2015/11/13 at 1:32 pm Does anybody know about all the marked trees in the Champlain Woods? All look like dead ash. Who, when, how coming down? KELLY EGAN CITY COLUMNIST T 613.726.5896 1101 BAXTER ROAD OTTAWA, ON K2C … Continue reading


Indy 500 at night on the Parkway and Island Park Drive

Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:52:53 -0400 From: Debra Huron <> I used to think that Champlain Park was a quiet neighbourhood. Now, I think otherwise because I regularly hear the thunderous sounds of cars racing on the Parkway near … Continue reading


Applauding the work of our co-chairs

Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2014 10:45:46 -0400 From: Debra Huron <> I was reading the latest editon of Ottawa West News, when on page 37, I noticed the City of Ottawa ad that announces proposed zoning by-law amendments. The one … Continue reading