Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Free Hockey Equipment Program

Looking for Hockey Equipment for your family?

Thanks to a partnership with Canadian Tire Jumpstart and the Ottawa Senators, Hockey Eastern Ontario has a storage unit full of FREE second-hand equipment for our community to enjoy.

This program is absolutely FREE and there are no pre-requisites, only a love for our beautiful game!

To book an appointment or for more information, please contact Vanessa Valente at vvalente@hockeyeasternontario.ca

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Connectivity Workshop - Stage 2 LRT Moodie Light Rail Transit Station

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Online consultations seek feedback from residents / Consultations en ligne visant à recueillir l’opinion des résidents

Online consultations seek feedback from residents

 
Ottawa – The City of Ottawa wants your input on the projects, policies, programs and services that affect your daily life. From open houses to workshops and online consultations, your feedback helps shape City decisions.
 
The following online opportunities are available:
 
The City is considering an increase to the maximum parking duration limits on weekends and statutory holidays. 
 
The City offers residents a variety of opportunities to share information, consult and collaborate. Stay informed on upcoming engagement opportunities to see your ideas, suggestions and concerns incorporated into the work that impacts you and your community.
 
For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
 

Pour diffusion immédiate
Le 3 août 2017
 

Consultations en ligne visant à recueillir l’opinion des résidents

 
Ottawa – La Ville d’Ottawa veut connaître votre avis sur les projets, les politiques, les programmes et les services qui ont une incidence sur votre vie quotidienne. Vos commentaires, que ce soit dans le cadre de séances portes ouvertes, d’ateliers ou de consultations en ligne, contribuent à orienter les décisions de la Ville.
 
Voici les possibilités qui sont offertes en ligne :
 
Santé publique Ottawa veut connaître votre opinion sur le sujet.
La Ville envisage d’augmenter la durée maximale de stationnement permise la fin de semaine et les jours fériés. 
 
La Ville offre aux résidents diverses occasions d’échanger des renseignements, de participer à une consultation et de collaborer. Tenez-vous au courant des prochaines activités d’engagement du public afin que vos idées, vos suggestions et vos préoccupations soient prises en compte dans les travaux qui ont une incidence sur vous et votre communauté.
 
Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements sur les programmes et services de la Ville, consultez ottawa.ca ou composez le 3-1-1 (ATS : 613-580-2401). Vous pouvez aussi nous suivre sur Facebook, Twitter et Instagram.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Online consultations seek feedback from residents / Consultations en ligne visant à recueillir l’opinion des résidents

Online consultations seek feedback from residents

 
Ottawa – The City of Ottawa wants your input on the projects, policies, programs and services that affect your daily life. From open houses to workshops and online consultations, your feedback helps shape City decisions.
 
The following online opportunities are available:
 
The City is considering an increase to the maximum parking duration limits on weekends and statutory holidays. 
 
The City offers residents a variety of opportunities to share information, consult and collaborate. Stay informed on upcoming engagement opportunities to see your ideas, suggestions and concerns incorporated into the work that impacts you and your community.
 
For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
 

Pour diffusion immédiate
Le 3 août 2017
 

Consultations en ligne visant à recueillir l’opinion des résidents

 
Ottawa – La Ville d’Ottawa veut connaître votre avis sur les projets, les politiques, les programmes et les services qui ont une incidence sur votre vie quotidienne. Vos commentaires, que ce soit dans le cadre de séances portes ouvertes, d’ateliers ou de consultations en ligne, contribuent à orienter les décisions de la Ville.
 
Voici les possibilités qui sont offertes en ligne :
 
Santé publique Ottawa veut connaître votre opinion sur le sujet.
La Ville envisage d’augmenter la durée maximale de stationnement permise la fin de semaine et les jours fériés. 
 
La Ville offre aux résidents diverses occasions d’échanger des renseignements, de participer à une consultation et de collaborer. Tenez-vous au courant des prochaines activités d’engagement du public afin que vos idées, vos suggestions et vos préoccupations soient prises en compte dans les travaux qui ont une incidence sur vous et votre communauté.
 
Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements sur les programmes et services de la Ville, consultez ottawa.ca ou composez le 3-1-1 (ATS : 613-580-2401). Vous pouvez aussi nous suivre sur Facebook, Twitter et Instagram.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Road Closure: Sudbury Avenue from Soderlind Street to Monroe Avenue


There will be a one day road closure on Sudbury Avenue from Soderlind Street to Monroe Avenue on Thursday, 3 August 2017.

During the closure a contractor, Ottawa Crane Rental Ltd., will be placing a mobile crane in the roadway to assist Hydro Ottawa with the replacement of 1 hydro pole. Notification signs will be posted. Local and emergency vehicle access will be maintained.


UPDATE: At the request of the contractor, the closure of Sudbury Avenue (Ward 8) from Soderlind Street to Monroe Avenue has been postponed. A new permit and notification will be distributed once a revised work schedule has been determined.
 
 

Open Q&A on Community Safety Concerns with Our Community Police Officer

An open Q&A session on community safety will be taking place on August 10th from 7-8 (19h-20h) at Sonny’s Bar and Grill.

Ottawa Police Cst. Kevin Williams, Liaison Officer for our Community, will be available for an open question and answer session for any members of our community who have questions, concerns, or comments about safety in our community.

What: Community Safety Q&A
When: Thursday, August 10th, 2017, 7:00-8:00pm
Where: Sonny’s Bar and Grill – 1119 Baxter Rd

All are welcome to attend.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Public Consulations RE Formalizing Guidelines for Snow Plow Driveway Markers / Balises d'entrée pour le déneigement

The City is formalizing current guidelines for snow plow driveway markers and is seeking feedback. 
 
Background
 
Markers used by private snow plow contractors to identify their customers’ driveways are prohibited by various Ottawa by-laws.  However, a pilot program has been in place during recent winters to allow them on a trial basis, subject to specific guidelines. 
The guidelines (detailed below) are primarily intended to standardize the use, locations and appearance of these markers, protect residents and the City’s snow clearing and removal equipment from unsafe installations, and minimize disruptions to neighbourhoods.  They are communicated to snow plow contractors when they apply for or renew their annual business licenses.
 
Current Guidelines
Guideline
Detail
Earliest marker installation date
October 20
Latest date markers to be removed
April 30
Prohibited location
Not on an outer boulevard
(area between a sidewalk and the travelled portion of the street)
Permitted location on property
(where there is a sidewalk)
Minimum 0.61 m (2 feet) from sidewalk
Permitted location on property
(where there is no sidewalk)
Minimum 1.22 metres (4 feet) from the travelled portion of the street 
Maximum height of marker
1.22 metres (4 feet), measured from the ground
Maximum width of marker
10.1 centimetres (4 inches)
Permitted material of marker
Wood, plastic, or fiberglass – cannot be supported by metal bars
Maximum number of markers
2 (one on either side of the driveway)
Permitted information on marker
Company logo and telephone number only – no advertising or other information
 
There has been a high rate of compliance with the existing guidelines, and relatively few complaints, during the pilot program. Most complaints have related to non-compliance with the guidelines (too early installation, too close to the street, metal markers, etc.). At the same time, company information displayed on markers has been useful in identifying contractors illegally dumping snow on City streets/sidewalks. 
 
Consultation
 
The City is now looking to formalize the rules for snow plow driveway markers and is seeking feedback.
 
Your comments on the current guidelines should be sent by e-mail to Leslie Charles at leslie.charles@ottawa.ca. Or you can complete an online survey to let us know what you think.
 
The deadline for comments is July 20, 2017. 
 

BALISES D’ENTRÉE POUR LE DÉNEIGEMENT
 
La Ville cherche maintenant à officialiser les règles relatives aux balises d’entrée pour le déneigement et veut connaître votre opinion.
 
Renseignements généraux
 
Les balises qu’utilisent les entreprises de déneigement privées pour délimiter l’allée de leurs clients sont interdites en vertu de divers règlements d’Ottawa. Cependant, un projet pilote a été mis en place au cours des derniers hivers afin de permettre leur utilisation à l’essai, sous réserve de la conformité à des lignes directrices précises.
Les lignes directrices (expliquées en détail ci-dessous) ont pour objectif principal de normaliser l’utilisation, l’emplacement et l’apparence de ces balises, de protéger les résidents et l’équipement de déneigement et d’enlèvement de la neige de la Ville en faisant en sorte que l’installation soit sécuritaire et de limiter les perturbations dans les différents quartiers. Ces lignes directrices sont transmises aux entrepreneurs de déneigement lorsqu’ils demandent ou renouvellent leur permis d’entreprise annuel.
 
Ligne directrice
Détail
Date d’installation de la première balise
Le 20 octobre
Date à laquelle la dernière balise doit être retirée
Le 30 avril
Endroit interdit
Ne pas installer les balises sur les limites extérieures du boulevard 
(entre le trottoir et la voie où circulent les véhicules)
Emplacement permis sur une propriété
(quand il y a un trottoir)
À au moins 0,61 m (2 pi) du trottoir
Emplacement permis sur une propriété
(quand il n’y a pas de trottoir)
À au moins 1,22 m (4 pi) de la voie où circulent les véhicules 
Hauteur maximale de la balise
1,22 m (4 pi), mesuré à partir du sol
Largeur maximale de la balise
10,1 cm (4 po)
Matériaux permis pour la balise
Bois, plastique ou fibre de verre – ne peut être soutenue par une barre en métal
Nombre limite de balises
2 (une de chaque côté de l’allée)
Renseignements autorisés sur la balise
Logo et numéro de téléphone de la société uniquement – pas de publicité ni d’autres renseignements
 
Pendant le projet pilote, la conformité aux lignes directrices actuelles a été élevée, et le nombre de plaintes a été plutôt faible. La majorité des plaintes étaient liées à la non-conformité aux lignes directrices (installation trop hâtive, trop près de la rue, balises en métal, etc.). De même, les renseignements de la société affichés sur les balises ont été bien utiles pour identifier les entrepreneurs qui déchargent illégalement de la neige dans les rues et sur les trottoirs municipaux. 
 
Consultation
 
La Ville cherche maintenant à officialiser les règles relatives aux balises d’entrée pour le déneigement et veut connaître votre opinion.
 
Vous pouvez transmettre vos commentaires sur les lignes directrices actuelles par courriel à Leslie Charles à l’adresse leslie.charles@ottawa.ca. Vous pouvez aussi remplir un sondage en ligne pour nous donner votre avis.
 
La date limite pour nous transmettre vos commentaires est le 20 juillet 2017.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

City of Ottawa - At Your Museum - July 2017

Swing Into Summer at Your Local Museums


Play in the past. Make happy memories for the future.

Fun for the Kids


Are you looking for ways to keep the little ones busy now that the Canada Day festivities have quietened down? Our museums have plenty of children's programs this month! On Thursdays, kids can get their hands dirty as they learn about archaeology at Can You Dig It (ages 6 to 10), or on Fridays, explore every corner of the garden looking for Little Critters (ages 3 to 5) at Billings Estate National Historic Site. At Nepean Museum,  Wednesdays are for discovering life as an early settler at Home and Away (ages 6 to 9), Thursdays are all about delicious explorations during Farm to Food (ages 6 to 9), and Fridays is an imaginary journey By Land and Sea (ages 6 to 9) looking at transportation throughout history. Can't make it to the Thursday Can You Dig It program at Billings Estate National Historic Site? Then check out Pinhey's Point Historic Site on Saturdays where you can conduct your dig by the Ottawa River. Registration is required for all children's programs, so please contact us to reserve your child's spot.

Gear up for the Classic Car Show


Do you love the roar of an engine? The call of the open road? Share that love with your family at the annual Classic Car Show at Cumberland Heritage Village Museum on Sunday, July 16. Check out the selection of classic cars and chat with their owners as you walk around the heritage buildings on site. Up for a challenge? Make your own cardboard car to race against your friends and family. With lots of things to see and do, it's sure to be a great day out for all ages!

Happy Birthday Nepean!


This year may mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, but did you know that it is also the 225th anniversary of the founding of Nepean? On Sunday, July 16, come to Fairfields Heritage House, homestead of the Bell family, one of Nepean's founding families, to celebrate with the community. Enjoy activities from days gone by including butter churning and wool carding, and help us to create a special community "quilt". Come out and celebrate Nepean's rich heritage with traditional games, and hands-on activities that will bring the past to life for the whole family. 

Reach for the Skies


Ever dream of flying? Throughout history people have longed to soar through the air. Join us at Taking Flight at Cumberland Heritage Village Museum on Sunday, July 30. Kites, airplanes, hot air balloons, dirigibles… learn more about how humans have taken to the skies. Discover the science behind flight through experiments, games, and other hands-on activities at this brand-new event.

Become a Saturday Explorer


Become a Saturday Explorer at Nepean Museum on the last Saturday of each month. Investigate a different topic through crafts, games, and hands-on activities. The theme in July is Building in the Past. Plan and build a miniature log cabin, a bridge, and even a tasty candy house.

Artefact Showcase


  Have you enjoyed a pleasant bike ride on one of Ottawa's many bike paths this summer? In this day and age, we may take bicycles with comfortable, convenient bicycle shorts for granted, but that has not always been so. Bikes like this one symbolized freedom for women in the early 20th century. This CCM (Canada Cycle & Motor Co.) bike dates from around 1925 and once belonged to a woman from Nepean. You can see this bicycle on display at the Nepean Museum this month as part of our new exhibition, "Ottawa Through the Eyes of a Woman".
 

Did You Know?


The invention of the bicycle allowed women to travel short distances and gave them an independence that they did not experience before its creation. Many sports were thought too exhausting for women, but by the late 1800s, new activities like cycling and more modern fashions allowed women to participate more in sports. People began to think that some exercise was good for women, and for ladies, cycling was deemed a "proper" activity.

Women in the late 1800s wore cumbersome skirts. To allow for easier bicycle riding, split skirts, bloomers, and early wide-legged pants were introduced. These new fashions allowed women to straddle the bicycle and permitted much more freedom of movement. Learn more about the history of the women of Ottawa at our special exhibition, "Ottawa Through the Eyes of a Woman" on display this month at the Nepean Museum.

Hands-On History


Summer holidays mean time together with friends and family, so why not head out to Cumberland Heritage Village Museum for some Hands-On History? From 10 am to 2:30 pm on weekdays and 10 am to 4 pm on weekends, drop by for fun activities and workshops – all included in the price of admission! Challenge your friends to a scavenger hunt, make your own wooden tool box, help out with the farm animals, or simply enjoy some tea while playing vintage board games. Every day there is something new to do! Contact the museum to find out what's happening the next time you visit.

Volunteering at the City of Ottawa Museums


Are you or someone you know looking for a way to meet new people, have some entertaining, new experiences, and give back to the community? Do you need community volunteer hours or perhaps some spare time in your retirement? Consider volunteering with the City of Ottawa Museums! With many different opportunities, from helping out in our tea room to gardening to helping with program preparations and delivery to playing a scary role at the Haunted Historic Village, there's something for everyone.

To learn more about how you can become a part of our team, please contact us

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