Construction in the Neighbourhood

A few photos from near the neighbourhood yesterday…

[20200819 New Sidewalk at Scott and IPD]

New sidewalk beside the transitway is now ready for the public (saw people on it the day after). Dug up, re-gravelled underneath and paved. It seems slightly wider, or maybe that’s the new painted lane line. But no more brick speed stripes (or whatever you call those lines across the path with spacing decreasing closer to an intersection). Also no more 1cm diameter holes from missing stones in the old asphalt, so luggage wheels will be able to survive.

[20200819 Scott Eastbound Under Construction at IPD]

Scott Street eastbound is now all dug up from Island Park Drive eastwards, for sewer maintenance. Best bet to get into the neighbourhood is go westbound on Scott and turn right at a bridge, or come north on Carleton and take advantage of the traffic lights there.


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OC-Transpo Resuming Fall Service August 30

Just a reminder that they now require wearing face masks in the transit system. From a recent newsletter…

Keeping everyone safer on OC Transpo

As the Ottawa economy reopens and more riders return to transit, OC Transpo has put in place health and safety measures to keep customers and employees as safe as possible.

Masks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. The new temporary by-law also covers OC Transpo property, including in buses, trains, stations and platforms, shelters, Para Transpo minibuses, and contracted taxis.
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210 Cowley Avenue Development Proposal – August 19

A redevelopment proposal for 210 Cowley Avenue will be heard by the Committee of Adjustment (CoA) on August 19. The COVID-19 shutdown delayed submission of this Application, which would otherwise have been heard in June.
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15-Minute Neighbourhoods Survey

Message from the City: 15-Minute Neighbourhoods Survey

The City of Ottawa’s goal is to become the most liveable mid-sized City in North America. To this end, the City has adopted the 15-minute neighbourhood concept, defined as “…neighbourhoods where you can access most of your day-to-day needs within a 15-minute walk from your home, on sidewalks and pathways, including when using a wheelchair or other mobility aids.”

We’d love to hear what makes a successful 15 minute neighbourhood for you! Please take a few minutes to complete this survey (External link), it will close on September 4th, 2020.

Link: https://engage.ottawa.ca/the-new-official-plan/news_feed/15-minute-neighbourhood

Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2020-08-10

This week’s topics:

  • Protect your bike with 529 Garage.
  • Safety on the water.

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Passing of Len de Carle

Subject: Passing of Len de Carle
Date: Sun, 9 Aug 2020 08:13:16 -0400
From: John de Carle

Just wanted to let the community know that my father, Len de Carle, passed away on Thursday.

He (and my mother) were long-time residents of the Community and lived most of their adult lives on 66 Pontiac St.

Regards,
John de Carle….

Virtual Discussion on Employee & Disability Rights when Returning to Work – August 19

Returning to Work in a Pandemic: Employee and Disability Rights during COVID-19

As workplaces begin to re-open following the COVID-19 shutdown, employees face difficult questions about how to protect their health and safety, fulfill their family obligations, and protect the health and safety of those around them. Please join Reach for a discussion on employees’ rights while returning to work during COVID-19, with a specific focus on the disability rights of employees and their family members. Our speaker will be Morgan Rowe, a lawyer with RavenLaw.
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