Water Main Break at Keyworth and Sunnymede

I just got back from a walk to find out why there was a large pile of ice at the bottom of our driveway on Daniel Avenue. Turns out the water main has sprung a leak in the middle of the Keyworth and Sunnymede intersection. Water is pouring out of cracks in the road, making a nice little brook about 1m wide and 2cm deep, flowing quickly west down Sunnymede (there’s a slope there). It was flowing into Daniel Avenue earlier this morning and froze up along the gutter side of the street. Since then, city crews have opened up storm drains closer to the leak and have closed off Keyworth, with signs at the Amanda and Clearview ends saying road closed, local traffic only. Keyworth buses have been diverted to Daniel. Thanks to the city crews for their quick action; hope repairs go smoothly.

– Alex

P.S. The Holiday Craft Show seemed busy when I popped in, they’re open until 3pm today at the Field House.

Book Club Inaugural Meeting – September 19

Amy Steele Kempster is setting up a book club. An inaugural meeting is set for Tuesday September 19th at 2pm, to decide on how to run the club and to find out how much interest there is.

They need to decide on things like:

  • When should the meetings be (likely on Tuesdays at 2pm since that’s available) and how often (monthly, weekly, bi-weekly)?
  • What sort of books should they read? Fiction, non-fiction, or specific genres. Or have the members choose books on a rotation basis.
  • Should they take turns reading and discussing a book, particularly if multiple copies aren’t available, or wait for everyone to have read it before discussing?

Please show your interest by coming to the inaugural meeting.

Celebrate Canadian Gardening with New Wave Horticulture – May 9

Subject: re: Celebrate Canadian Gardening event tomorrow, Tuesday May 9th at 7PM, Jean Pigott Place Ottawa!
Date: Mon, 8 May 2017 17:23:18 -0400
From: info@compost.org

Hello,
We’re hoping you and the members of your association will be interested in an event planned for tomorrow at Jean Pigott Place in Ottawa, at 7PM!

Tickets are $20 and are available at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/celebrate-gardening-in-canada-with-albert-mondor-tickets-33082268957
All proceeds are being directed to the Ottawa Food Bank and Debra Dynes Family House.

The speaker is celebrity garden expert Albert Mondor, and his topic, New Wave Horticulture, is described below.
New Wave Horticulture is an original, surprising and sometimes downright mystifying way to grow edible and ornamental plants where normally they perhaps would not grow. It’s not necessarily avant-garde technology, but rather a vision of an utilitarian urban horticulture, focused on recovery, recycling as well as addressing food and environmental challenges of tomorrow. Green walls, urban agriculture, foodscaping, composting, tiny plants and gardens, reclaimed and recycled landscaping materials and phytotechnology are a few topics Albert Mondor will discuss.

We hope to see you there!
Danielle Buklis
The Compost Council of Canada

Winter Overnight Parking Ban in Effect

Special Advisory: Winter overnight parking ban in effect
February 12, 2017
Announcements and Events

Due to weather conditions, a winter overnight parking ban is in effect tonight between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. across Ottawa. This overnight parking ban will remain in effect until the City announces it has been lifted.

During an overnight parking ban, residents are reminded that there is no parking on city streets so that crews can plow easily and effectively. Vehicles parked on the street during an overnight parking ban may be ticketed and towed. On-street parking permit holders are exempt from this restriction. Non permit holders can avoid fines by not parking on the street overnight.

[ Remainder of text at http://ottawa.ca/en/news/special-advisory-winter-overnight-parking-ban-effect-4 ]

Winter Overnight Parking Ban – January 10

From: City of Ottawa <winterparking@ottawa.ca>
Date: January 10, 2017 at 9:33 AM
Subject: Special Advisory: Winter overnight parking ban in effect

City of Ottawa
Winter Parking Alerts

Special Advisory: Winter overnight parking ban in effect

01/10/2017 09:00
Due to weather conditions, a winter overnight parking ban is in effect tonight between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. across Ottawa. This overnight parking ban will remain in effect until the City announces it has been lifted.

During an overnight parking ban, residents are reminded that there is no parking on city streets so that crews can plow easily and effectively. Vehicles parked on the street during an overnight parking ban may be ticketed and towed. On-street parking permit holders are exempt from this restriction. Non permit holders can avoid fines by not parking on the street overnight.

Free parking

During winter overnight parking bans, residents will have free access to covered City-owned parking garages. For more information about which City garages are free during winter overnight parking bans, visit http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/transportation-and-parking/parking/regulations-and-restrictions#winter-overnight-parking-november-15-april-1.

Be in the know about snow

Follow us on Twitter @ottawacity to receive updates, or subscribe to our electronic email alerts. If you subscribe to e-Alerts, you will receive notification each time an overnight parking ban is in effect, if the ban continues over more than one night and when the ban has been lifted. The service is free and you can unsubscribe at any time. Sign up today at http://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/your-city-government/contact-city-ottawa#esubscriptions.

For more winter parking information, please visit http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/transportation-and-parking/parking/regulations-and-restrictions#winter-overnight-parking-november-15-april-1 or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).

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Community Solidarity Walk – November 20

Our city councillors invite you to a solidarity walk in response to the recent graffiti on religious buildings. Besides a special service on Saturday morning at 11, there is a walk on Sunday:

Please join us at the corner of Island Park Drive and Scott Street on Sunday at noon, from where we’ll walk to Wellington and Somerset streets and finish at Plant Bath. It’s 3k in total, and shouldn’t take more than an hour and a half.

For background information, and details about the service and walk, see: https://kitchissippiward.ca/content/community-solidarity-walk

Winter Overnight Parking Ban in Effect

http://ottawa.ca/en/news/special-advisory-winter-overnight-parking-ban-effect

Special Advisory: Winter overnight parking ban in effect
01/12/2016 12:30

Ottawa – Due to weather conditions, a winter overnight parking ban is in effect tonight between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. across Ottawa. This overnight parking ban will remain in effect until the City announces it has been lifted.

Important information about changes to winter overnight parking bans
During an overnight parking ban, residents are reminded that there is no parking on city streets so that crews can plow them easily and effectively. Vehicles parked on the street during an overnight parking ban may be ticketed, towed and fined. Avoid the ticket; do not park your vehicle on the street overnight. On-street parking permit holders are exempt from this restriction.

During winter overnight parking bans, residents will have free access to covered City-owned parking garages. For more information about which City garages are free during winter overnight parking bans, visit http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/transportation-and-parking/parking/winter-parking-november-15-april-1.

Be in the know about snow
Follow us on Twitter @ottawacity to receive updates, or subscribe to our electronic email alerts. If you subscribe to e-Alerts, you will receive notification each time an overnight parking ban is in effect, if the ban continues over more than one night and when the ban has been lifted. The service is free and you can unsubscribe at any time. Sign up today at http://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/your-city-government/contact-city-ottawa/sign-e-subscriptions

For more winter parking information, please visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).

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Road Closures on Cowley, Sunnymede

Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:12:43 -0500
From: Christine Jackson
Subject: URGENT! – Immediate road closures – Cowley & Sunnymede, Nov 17-27

I live on Cowley Ave between Sunnymede & Clearview.

Today, Monday 16th Nov, I received a notice from the company Earthmovers, saying that Cowley, between Premier & Clearview, as well as Sunnymede, between Carleton & Keyworth, will be closed from 7am to 6pm, from Tuesday 17th November to Friday 27th November.

No info was provided regarding access to and from our homes during the daytime, or the reason for the work. (It was not that many years ago that the whole of Cowley was dug up & renewed for storm & sanitary sewers & water.)

I contacted 311 and the city agent had no record of the upcoming work. He put my request in the system for a traffic inspector to call me back with more info, as they are the people who have to issue permits for road closures. I also have a call in to the company Earth Movers regarding access during this period.

If anyone already has the answers to my questions, would you please post it here a.s.a.p.


Re my last message on this subject, I have heard back from Earth Movers. The work will be centred on the intersection of Sunnymede & Cowley & Sunnymede itself. It relates to the installation of a storm sewer along Sunnymede between Carleton & Keyworth.

It therefore seems that the most impact will be for those living on Sunnymede between Carleton & Keyworth. Cowley Ave between Premier & Clearview will not be dug up again (thank goodness!). It just means that Cowley residents will have to avoid the Sunnymede / Clearview intersection.

Apparently the work by Earth Movers will probably not start until Wednesday 18th.

For info
Christine Jackson

Development Meeting 138 Northwestern – June 23

Sorry for the short notice – people were away.

Development Meeting 138 Northwestern

Date: Tues. June 23
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Champlain Park Fieldhouse

Proposal to demolish an existing single family dwelling and to replace it with a 2 storey semi-detached dwelling.

Flyers were distributed last week to neighbours within the 60 m. Com of Adj. circulation area.
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NWT138 Meeting Notice 138 Northwestern.pdf

Building a Liveable Ottawa 2031 review

If you bike or walk around Ottawa – our latest online consultation may be of interest to you!

As part of the Building a Liveable Ottawa 2031 review of the Cycling and Pedestrian Master Plans, we are asking Ottawa residents to provide their input on the future of walking and cycling using a unique online tool.

The tool is available at ottawa.ca/liveableottawa between May 7 and June 7, 2013.

For more details please see Building a Liveable Ottawa 2031