Notice: Cyberbullying Parent Night

Dear Glebe Annex residents,
Please find enclosed below a notice for an information session regarding cyberbullying.
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The Ottawa Bullying Prevention Coalition presents
Cyberbullying Parent Night: How to Prevent and Respond
March 30, 2017
6:30 to 9:00 pm
Ben Franklin Place
101 Centrepointe Drive, Nepean
Free Parking
6:30 to 7:00 Registration
7:00 to 8:00 Speaker Dr. Hazen Gandy, CHEO
8:00 to 8:30 Speaker from Ottawa Police Service
8:30 to 9:00 Q&A, Service Fair

Notice: Announcing OCISO’s Run for a New Start fundraiser – Going the Distance for Refugees!

Dear Glebe Annex residents,

Please find the enclosed message regarding this year’s OCISO’s Run for a New Start fundraiser.

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Walk or Run for a New Start!

Help make refugees feel welcome in Canada

 

There are many ways to show your support for refugees and welcome them to our community. The Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO) invites you to participate in one of these.

We invite you to join our “Run for a New Start” team of walkers and runners and train for one of the 2km, 5km, 10km, 21km or 42km races as part of the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, May 27-28.

After raising $12,451 in our inaugural 2016 event, the “Run for a New Start” fundraising team has set ourselves the very ambitious goal of raising $20,000 this year, in support of OCISO’s increasingly important programs working with refugee and immigrant youth here in Ottawa.

We invite all runners and walkers to sign up and join our “Run for a New Start” fundraising team. Volunteers who commit to raising $100 will receive one of our distinctive Tshirts!

In addition, this year Beau’s Brewery is sponsoring a “workplace challenge”, so this is a chance to organize your friends where you work and raise funds together for OCISO’s work.

For registration information, please contact OCISO’s volunteer coordinator, David Rain at drain@ociso.org, or visit ociso.org/run-for-a-new-start

Thank you for helping refugees and immigrants 

feel welcomed and supported in our city!

 

David Rain

OCISO Volunteer Coordinator

Run for a New Start

Going the Distance for Refugees

https://ociso.org/run-for-a-new-start/

Notice: Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan

Dear Glebe Annex residents,

Please find enclosed the following message from the office of Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi regarding electricity pricing.

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Dear Friends,

We’ve heard you. Our government is taking all action necessary to reduce your electricity bill.

I’m happy to report that the Ontario government will be reducing the average electricity bill by 25% for families, farms and small businesses. And future rate increases will be held to the rate of inflation for the next four years.

Starting this summer, Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan will provide Ottawa households with this 25% break. Many small businesses in our community like Gabriel’s Pizza, Suzy Q Doughnuts and The Clocktower Pub will also benefit from this cut. These measures include the 8% rebate introduced in January and builds on previously announced initiatives to deliver broad-based rate relief on all electricity bills.

Taken together, these changes will deliver the single-largest reduction to electricity rates in Ontario’s history.

Recently, electricity rates have risen for two key reasons:

  • Decades of under-investment in the electricity system by governments of all stripes resulted in the need to invest more than $50 billion in generation, transmission and distribution assets to ensure the system is secure and reliable; and,
  • The decision to eliminate Ontario’s use of coal and produce clean, renewable power, as well as policies put in place to provide targeted support to rural and low-income customers.

Over the last decade, we have created an electricity grid that is clean, reliable and sustainable. These are enormously important assets that meet the demand for cleaner and reliable power everywhere in the province.

But these investments came at a cost, and we have asked one generation – today’s generation – to unfairly shoulder the burden of nearly all of it. We had to play catch-up and we asked today’s ratepayers to cover nearly the whole tab.

Think of it in terms of a mortgage. We needed to rebuild the system and so we went to the bank for that money. Instead of paying off the mortgage over 30 years, we agreed to a term of 20. That means we pay things down faster. But the monthly mortgage payments – or, in this case, your hydro bills – are higher.  And it doesn’t really make sense since that house – or in this case the electricity system – is an asset that will continue to benefit people far past that twenty year window. In effect, this generation is subsidizing not just those who came before, but those who will come next.

This is not right – and it has been notably unfair on today’s hydro users. So, we are fixing that. We are renegotiating the mortgage and setting a new term that stretches over a longer period. Over time, it will cost a bit more. And it will take longer to pay off. But it is fairer – because it doesn’t ask this generation of hydro customers alone to pay the freight for everyone before and after. The burden now will be shared more evenly and more appropriately.

Recognizing that the electricity infrastructure that has been built will last for many decades, our province would refinance those capital investments to ensure that system costs are more equitably distributed over time. Spreading a portion of these costs over a longer time period better reflects the useful lifespan of Ontario’s generation assets and is a fairer approach to distributing those costs.
In addition, a number of important programs, such as the Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP), will now be funded by our government instead of ratepayers. Our province will also launch a new Affordability Fund, increase the existing OESP by 50%, enhance the Rural or Remote Rate Protection (RRRP) program to provide distribution charge relief and provide on-reserve First Nations 100% delivery credit. These initiatives will cost our government up to $2.5 billion over the next three years.

These new measures will make the system fairer and more affordable by cutting your hydro bill by 25% (and in some instances more) for everyone in Ottawa and across Ontario.

Collectively we have all worked hard to strengthen and green our electricity system. We recognize that we needed to do more to help our residents and businesses to manage the cost of electricity and that work is underway. If you would like more information on our plan to cut hydro bills by 25% please visit ontario.ca/fairhydroplan or contact me at ynaqvi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org or 613-722-6414.

Sincerely,

 

Yasir

Yasir Naqvi, MPP

Ottawa Centre

Notice: R4 Zoning Review – Draft Recommendations Now Available

Dear Glebe Annex residents,

Please find the following message from the City of Ottawa regarding draft recommendations for the R4 Zoning Review.

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Good afternoon!

The R4 Zoning Review has produced a set of draft recommendations. You can access these recommendations in the Discussion Paper #2 via the project webpage: ottawa.ca/R4Zoning

Once you’ve read the draft recommendations, we encourage all stakeholders to send us their thoughts and comments on the proposals. Please send comments no later than April 19th, 2017.

By Mail:                R4 Zoning Review

c/o Tim J. Moerman

Ottawa City Hall, Mail Code 01-14

110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th floor

K1P 1J1

By fax:                  (613) 580-2459

By email:              tim.moerman@ottawa.ca or R4zoning@ottawa.ca

 

Révision de la zone R4: Recommandations préliminaires maintenant disponibles

Bonjour!

La révision de la zone R4 a débouché sur une série de recommandations préliminaires. Elles figurent dans le document de travail n2, accessible au ottawa.ca/zonager4

Une fois que vous aurez pris connaissance des recommandations préliminaires, veuillez nous faire part de vos réflexions et observations, au plus tard le 19 avril 2017.

Par la poste :      Révision de la zone R4

a/s de Tim J. Moerman

Hôtel de ville d’Ottawa, code de courrier 01-14

110, avenue Laurier Ouest, 4e étage

K1P 1J1

Par télécopieur : 613-580-2459

Par courriel :       tim.moerman@ottawa.ca ou R4zoning@ottawa.ca

Notice: MPP Yasir Naqvi and MPP John Fraser Strongly Support Early Completion of Trillium Line Extension

Dear Glebe Annex residents,

Please find enclosed below a message from MPP’s Yasir Naqvi and John Fraser regarding their support for the early completion of the Trillium Line.

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MPP Yasir Naqvi and MPP John Fraser Strongly Support Early Completion of Trillium Line Extension

February 28, 2017

Stage 1 of Ottawa’s LRT is right around the corner. Soon, residents in our City will be jumping on a train to get to work, school or their favourite restaurant. LRT will be an everyday reality for our growing community, and is a strong link to creating a sustainable environment for us to live in.

As the City shifts its focus to Stage 2 of the LRT, Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi and Ottawa South MPP John Fraser cannot emphasize enough how important the additions are to the Airport, Bayshore to the west and Trim Road to the east. By 2023, our City will be connected and accessible to residents and tourists alike.

MPP Naqvi and MPP Fraser support the implementation plan for Stage 2 that will be voted by the Ottawa City Council at the Wednesday meeting. The MPPs have long advocated for an early completion of Trillium Line extension to the Ottawa International Airport and beyond. As a result, the City’s proposal means that the Trillium Line extension to the airport will be completed first by 2021 allowing residents and tourists to commute via train to and from the Ottawa International Airport and downtown. Further, the Trillium Line extension southward will ease traffic congestion right through the heart of the City. Commuters along the north-south corridors on Bronson Avenue, Bank Street and Prince of Wales Drive will have a dependable public transit alternative to their vehicle. The Trillium Line extension will also relieve traffic to South Keys in Ottawa South and make the commute to events at EY Centre and Lansdowne Park faster!

Ontario is proud to support Stage 1 of LRT through a $600 million contribution. The province has also committed more than $1 billion for Stage 2, including extension to Ottawa International Airport in the south and Trim Road in the east. This project will help grow the economy, reduce travel times and connect people to jobs. MPP Naqvi, MPP Fraser and the entire Ottawa Provincial Caucus team remain committed to the LRT development in Ottawa.

Right of Way Patio By-law and Report to Transportation Committee on 1 March 2017

Dear Glebe Annex residents,

Please find enclosed below the following email from the City of Ottawa regarding the Right of Way Patio.Review.

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To selected Community Associations within the City of Ottawa,

Thank you for participation in the City of Ottawa’s Right of Way Patio Review during 2016.

The review is now complete, and a report to the City’s Transportation Committee on 1 March 2017 will recommend a new Right Of Way Patio By-law to be adopted over the 2017 and 2018 patio seasons. The New Right of Way Patio Program and Evaluation of Streetside Spots Pilot Program report is Item 4 on the committee agenda, and is available on Ottawa.ca until the meeting date. Please note that the meetings are public, and all may attend.

Should you require additional information or clarification, please don’t hesitate to contact Linda Uhryniuk at linda.uhryniuk@ottawa.ca or 613-580-2424, extension 16049.

Thank you, once again, for your participation in the patio review.

Regards,

Linda Uhryniuk

 

L.A. Uhryniuk

Senior By-law Administrator / Administatrice principale des reglements municipaux

Right of Way By-laws, Permits & Inspections / Reglements, Permis et Inspections

en matiere d’emprises

 

Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development / Services de la planification, de l’infrastructure et du développement économique

City of Ottawa / Ville d’Ottawa

613-580-2424 ext 16049

Public Information Centre: Permanent Closure of the Highway 417 Carling Avenue E-E On-Ramp

Dear Glebe Annex residents,

Please find enclosed the following notice of a public information centre being held by the Ministry of Transportation regarding the permanent closure of the Highway 417 Carling Avenue E-E On-Ramp.

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Dear friends,

I wanted to share with you that the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is holding a second Public Information Centre (PIC) for the proposed permanent closure of the Highway 417 Carling Avenue E-E On-Ramp (WP 4255-15-01) (on-ramp from Carling Avenue Westbound to Highway 417 Eastbound), in Ottawa. The permanent closure of the E-E On-Ramp is proposed as a means to accommodate the planned enhancement of Highway 417 and provide a standard-length merge lane for the high volume W-E On-Ramp, while maintaining access to Highway 417 Eastbound within the Carling Avenue interchange.

 

The second PIC will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall, 523 St. Anthony Street, in Ottawa. Members of the Project Team will be available at the PIC to discuss the project and answer any questions you may have.  Following the PIC, digital copies of the PIC display materials will be posted to the project website.

Upon completion of the study, a Transportation Environmental Study Report (TESR) will be prepared and filed for a 30-day public review period. Newspaper notices will be published at that time to explain the review process and identify locations where the TESR can be reviewed.

COMMENTS

If you are unable to attend the PIC but wish to obtain additional information, or submit comments, please feel free to contact the undersigned at the address listed below or visit the project website: www.highway417carlinge-eramp.com

Mr. Lincoln MacDonald, P.Eng. Ms. Kate Green, P.Eng.
Consultant Project Manager MTO Senior Project Engineer
MMM Group Limited

1145 Hunt Club Road, Suite 300

Ottawa, ON  K1V 0Y3

Ministry of Transportation, Eastern Region

1355 John Counter Boulevard, Postal Bag 4000

Kingston, ON   K7L 5A3

Tel: (613) 736-7200 Tel: (613)  540-5120
Toll-free:1-877-998-9912 Toll-free: 1-800-267-0295
Fax: (613) 736-8710 Fax: (613) 540-5106
Email: MacDonaldL@mmm.ca Email: Kate.Green1@ontario.ca

 

If you have any accessibility requirements in order to participate in this study, please contact one of the Project Team members listed above. Information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will be part of the public record.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my Community Office: ynaqvi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org or 613-722-6414.

Sincerely,

 

Yasir‎

Yasir Naqvi, MPP

Ottawa Centre