Bus Lanes to Green Spaces

One of our neighbours, Daniel Buckles, has had an op-ed article published in this Saturday’s Ottawa Citizen. It points to our Pontiac street depaving and suggests something similar for downtown. You can read it online at https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/buckles-how-closing-ottawa-bus-lanes-can-open-a-green-corridor

Christmas Craft Fair – November 23 – Reminder

[Scarf on Display]

The Champlain Park Annual Christmas Craft Fair is on this Saturday November 23, from 10 until 3 PM at the Champlain Park field house, 149 Cowley Avenue (the neighbourhood is near Scott Street and Island Park Drive).

A wonderful selection of hand knitted and sewn items, pottery, stained glass, jewellery, holiday baking and a wide selection of vintage cashmere scarves and vintage designer purses.

Free parking and hot chocolate.

See https://champlainpark.org/2019/10/19/craft-fair-november-23/ for one more detail.

Trauma Resources

From: CPO-PCO <cpo-pco@ottawa.ca>
Sent: Fri, Nov 15, 2019 11:47 am
Subject: Addressing trauma: Resources to help you/ Traiter les traumatismes : des ressources pour vous aider

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[Crime Prevention Ottawa Business Card]

Addressing trauma: Resources to help you
CPO has developed information sheets to help neighbourhoods affected by violence and trauma. Visit our website for resources and handouts for residents, community leaders and service providers, including what to do when a violent incident happens or how to help a child deal with trauma.
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Kitchissippi Ward Forum – November 26

From Jeff Leiper, city councillor, https://kitchissippiward.ca/content/kitchissippi-ward-forum-november-26-2019-600-800pm-focus-planning-and-intensification

We are hosting our next Kitchissippi Ward Forum on Tuesday, November 26 from 6:00-8:00pm at the Hintonburg Community Centre (Wellington Room). This time, we would like to focus on intensification, planning and growth in our City, focusing on the new Official Plan, as well as our Westboro-based policy studies (the Westboro Interim Control By-Law Study, currently underway, and the Westboro-Dominion Planning Study, up-coming). We will have staff from the Planning department available to speak to these three studies.

We hope to see you there!

[Poster for the Forum - Blueish with dates and other info]

Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2019-11-11

This week’s topics:

  • Aleksa Jovanovic is missing
  • Phone scam
  • Missing persons cases

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Cycling in the City Newsletter

Heather is passing on the city’s November edition of their cycling newsletter. You can sign up for it at https://ottawa.ca/esubscriptions/signup-form-en.html or read the November issue online.

Topics are:

  • Flora Footbridge
  • Bank Street Underpass
  • Cycling and Light Rail, New Routes
  • Nepean Trail
  • Roll Slowly and Lock Securely
  • 2019 Bruce Timmermans Cycling Awards Nominations
  • Ottawa Cycling Plan Update
  • Fall 2019 Round Up

Community Garden for Kitchissippi – November 25

Large community garden likely for Kitchissippi – now looking for volunteers!

Are you a fan of community gardens? Do you have some time to spare and are interested in helping to launch a large allotment garden in Kitchissippi?

The Goldenrod Community Garden is a group of volunteers working to establish a large 60 plot garden on NCC land just north of Tunney’s Pasture. While we don’t yet have approval, we are encouraged by recent events as the NCC invited us to apply and we are currently going through their formal process. Our hope is to launch the garden in Spring 2020.
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