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Subject: Help with snow from storm Champlain Rink
Date: Sat, 8 Feb 2020 13:44:26 +0000
From: Jason I <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The snow plow was able to remove a lot of snow from the big storm we had. He was able to remove a lot of the snow but he’s having issues with the large snow banks along the boards. He’s heading back to the rink but we need your help.
Anyone that is available this morning to help push the snow off the boards or has a snowblower available we would greatly appreciate all the help we can get.
The plow is heading to the rink this morning so please let me know if you can help out.
We have a new arrival near our neighbourhood, a bistro at Remic Rapids is opening tomorrow morning!
NCC Bistro @ Remic Rapids Park
Operated by The Rapids Grill and Patio
Opening August 17 2019 at 11am
One stop shopping today for Mother’s Day at the Champlain Park field house. Homemade cookies and sweets, pre-loved cashmere sweaters and designer purses, vintage lace lavender sachets & much more.
All welcome including sons and husbands!
Jeff Leiper’s office has suggested that reducing household discharge to the sanitary sewer system for the next few days could help reduce the risk of over-taxing the water system. Which means reducing usage by following cottage rules and cutting down on deep baths/long showers/etc:
If its yellow, let it mellow. If its brown, flush it down.
This is because river water is getting into the system. One of our residents writes:
Our concern was heightened this morning when a manhole cover at the corner of Pontiac and Patricia blew off from increased water pressure caused by the city blocking the sewer pipe yesterday on Pontiac behind the school. It’s still spouting a column of water and flooding the forest on the west side of Patricia and creeping towards Clearview. All they accomplished was pushing the problem 200m west.
Link to Full Size MP4 Video
By the way, Dovercourt is making their showers available if you need them.
Our neighbours to the west in Westboro could use some help with reinforcing the sandbagging at the north part of Churchill Avenue. If you have an hour to spare (or a wheelbarrow or other sandbag mover), head over to there (about a 20 minute walk). Details in their Facebook post.
Thanks everyone for helping out, the sandbagging is complete in our neighbourhood, for now. If you want to join the roving bands of sandbaggers (a bunch of them showed up in an OC Transpo shuttle bus), check out the city web site or ask around (councillor Jeff Leiper’s staff would know).
Flood info page at: https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/emergency-services/emergency-preparedness/flood-information-0 There’s even a video there about making sandbag walls.
Sandbagging Complete – Site all cleaned up too!