Notice: Hockey Eastern Ontario – Free Used Equipment Program

Dear Glebe Annex residents,

Please find enclosed the following notice from Hockey Eastern Ontario regarding their Free Used Equipment Program.

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Want to Play Hockey but not sure you can afford it?  Hockey Eastern Ontario has you covered with our Free Used Equipment Program.  The program is run in association with Jumpstart and the Ottawa Senators and basically amounts to HEO having a storage locker at the Dymon  4338 Innes with a wide variety of used equipment.  To access the program appointments can be made with Vanessa Valente by email at vvalente@hockeyeasternontario.ca.

 

Notice: MTO Queensway Downtown Bridges Notice of Study Commencement

Dear Glebe Annex residents,

Please find enclosed a notice from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation preliminary design and environmental assessment study for the rehabilitation and / or replacement of seven bridges (at four locations) on Highway 417 (Ottawa Queensway) from Metcalfe Street to Main Street, including the Rideau Canal Bridge, in the City of Ottawa.

GWP4170-13-00 Study Commence Letter Stakeholders Jul 11 17 QC

FCA Summer Newsletter – July 20, 2017

FCA-FAC Summer Newsletter – July 20, 2017 

News from Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa

Planning and Development

1. At our meeting in Kanata May 17, 2017 Stephen Willis, the city of Ottawa’s planning department’s new GM, presented his report on Planning, infrastructure and economic development. Please see more information on it here. 
Included in the link are his powerpoint presentation, a copy of the city staff planning list and the Q&A of the FCA members’ questions and answers from Mr. Willis.

2. At our AGM June 15, 2017 keynote speaker & former OMB Member Marc Denhez presented his talk on ”Fixing the Planning System.” in Ontario. You can find the notes of his talk here.

3. Infill I-II update. FCA President Sheila Perry met with Elizabeth Desmarais from the City of Ottawa’s planning department in July 2017 to discuss Infill I-II. Details of the meeting including a power point presentation from the City can be found here. 

4. The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) has granted Taggart Miller approval to proceed with the CRRRC Landfill and Waste Processing Facility at Boundary Road and Hwy 417. Details of the decision can be found here. 

5. OMB Reform: Greenspace Alliance has recently put together a review of Bill 139, part of the proposed Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017: Amendments to the Planning Act. The Bill proposes among other things a very substantial reform of the current appeal process for official plans and offical plan and zoning amendments. Comments on these parts of Bill 139 may be made via the EBR web site (#013-0590) until August 14, 2017. The Bill itself is here. For more background, please visit http://wp.me/P8kfbP-19V; you’ll also find there links to media coverage of this initiative which is updated regularly.

You can find the Greenspace review from July 2017 here: http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Bill-139-note-Draft-2-15Jul2017.pdf

A recent Globe and mail article on what the development community is doing on the issue can be found here.

FCA Member associations are encouraged to submit their respective views to their MPP as well as to the FCA for further discussion. For more details please visit the FCA website here.

6. The Salvation Army is proposing to move from its current George Street location to Montreal road. Information on the application can be found here.

7. The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has initiated a preliminary design and environmental assessment study for the rehabilitation and / or replacement of seven bridges (at four locations) on Highway 417 (Ottawa Queensway) from Metcalfe Street to Main Street, including the Rideau Canal Bridge, in the City of Ottawa. A  letter notifying you of the study commencement can be found here.

8. Bunkhouses: July 12, Council unanimously passed an interim control bylaw for areas that have seen a number of bunkhouses built. This interim control bylaw takes effect July 12 and is valid for 1 year. It applies to all lands zoned R1, R2, R3 or R4 and located within these areas Sandy Hill, Heron Park, and portions of Old Ottawa East, Old Ottawa South, Centretown and Overbrook . Basically it bans any new bunkhouse developments.

Specifically,
(a) no new apartment may contain more than 4 bedrooms,
(b) no new apartment may exceed 120m2 in floor area,
(c) no new detached house may contain more than six bedrooms, and
(d) no new apartment building with six apartments or fewer may exceed a total floor area of 500m2, including any basement, motor vehicle storage area or any other building area.
Details here and here.

Surveys

1. Please take some time to fill out the following City of Ottawa Property Standards Survey. Deadline to fill out is July 24. 2017.  Details here.

2. Please take time to fill out the National Capital Commission’s Ottawa River North Parklands Survey.  Deadline to fill out is July 24, 2017Details here.

3. FCA year end survey results. We asked you to chime in on how we are doing at the FCA and here is a link to what you told us:
http://fca-fac.ca/2017/06/fca-year-end-survey-results/

FCA business items

1. Proposed Calendar for FCA General Meetings:  Wednesdays:
Sept. 20, 2017, Overbrook.
Oct. 18, 2017
Nov. 22, 2017
Dec. 20, 2017
Jan.17, 2018/
Feb. 21, 2018
Mar. 21, 2018
April 18 2018
May 16 2018
June 20, 2018 AGM

CAs interested in hosting please contact us at info@fca-fac.ca.

2. FCA new board members. The FCA would like to congratulate its newest board members. Details on the new FCA Board can be found here:
http://fca-fac.ca/2017/06/2017-2018-new-fca-board/

3. Membership: The FCA is pleased to announce that Heritage Ottawa is the newest Member of the FCA. Have inquiries about FCA membership? Please contact us at info@fca-fac.ca.

4. The FCA would like to congratulate its 2016-2017 FCA Award winners Judy Forrest, Ian Johns and Archie Campbell. Details & pictures of the winners can be found here. The official press release on the winners can be found here.

5. Next FCA-FAC General Meeting
The next FCA-FAC general meeting is September 20, 2017. It will be hosted in Overbrook by the Overbrook community association.

Update: Remediation Work at 555 Booth Street

Dear Glebe Annex residents,

Please find the following message from Natural Resources Canada regarding the ongoing remediation project at 555 Booth Street.

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From: Environmental_Management / Environmental_Management (NRCan/RNCan)
Sent: June 29, 2017 17:21
To: NRCAN.F NRN.M Booth Street Complex F.RNCAN <NRCAN.NRN.MBoothStreetComplex.RNCAN@canada.ca>
Subject: Soil Remediation at 555 Booth / Nettoyage du sol au 555, rue Booth

 

(La version en français suit)

Cleanup project at 555 Booth Street is about to begin 

Soil at 555 Booth Street is being removed because historic activities on the site left elevated concentrations of certain substances (metals and hydrocarbons). While these substances do not pose a threat to people, they have the potential to affect plants and organisms in the soil. The cleanup will consist of removing the soil and replacing it with clean material.

Work at the site is expected to start the first week of July. Excavation work will focus first on the west side of the site and centre courtyard. The second phase of work, on the east and south sides of the building and the area north of the main loading dock, is scheduled to begin in mid-August. Repaving and landscaping are expected to be completed by November 2017.

Building access and parking

Plywood construction fencing is expected to be installed around 555 Booth Street July 4. The fencing will block access to parts of the property, but the building and main entrance will remain open and functioning.

Parking spaces in the centre courtyard and west half of the lot on the north side of the building will not be available during this first phase of the project (expected to be six weeks; July 4 to mid August). Staff may use the east half of the north lot or other Impark Lot 66 areas at the Booth Street Complex.

Monitoring

During the cleanup, the use of heavy equipment outside the building will generate dust, noise, exhaust fumes and perhaps vibrations. NRCan will follow strict environmental protocols and monitor air quality/dust levels. Real-time dust (particulate) monitoring equipment will be set up outside the building, and dust samples will be collected outside and inside weekly.

 

For more information

Frequently Asked Questions

Project updates

Environmental Management group

 

 

Le projet de nettoyage du sol au 555, rue Booth est sur le point de commencer

Le sol sera enlevé au 555, rue Booth, car des activités menées par le passé sur le site y ont laissé des concentrations élevées de certaines substances (métaux et hydrocarbures). Même si ces substances ne constituent pas une menace pour les personnes, elles pourraient avoir un effet sur les plantes et les organismes dans le sol. Le nettoyage du sol consistera à enlever le sol et à le remplacer par un matériau propre.

Les travaux sur le site devraient commencer la première semaine de juillet. Les travaux d’excavation se concentreront tout d’abord sur le côté ouest du site et la cour centrale. La deuxième phase des travaux, des côtés est et sud du bâtiment et au nord du quai de chargement principal, devrait commencer à la mi-août. Le repavage et l’aménagement paysager devraient être achevés d’ici novembre 2017.

Accès au bâtiment et stationnement

Une clôture de contreplaqué devrait être installée autour du 555, rue Booth le 4 juillet. La clôture bloquera l’accès à certaines parties de la propriété, mais le bâtiment et l’entrée principale demeureront ouverts et fonctionnels.

Les places de stationnement dans la cour centrale et la moitié ouest du terrain du côté nord du bâtiment ne seront pas accessibles pendant la première phase du projet (d’une durée prévue de six semaines; le 4 juillet à la mi-août). Les employés pourront utiliser la moitié est du stationnement nord ou les autres emplacements de stationnement de la société Impark portant le numéro de « terrain 66 » au complexe de la rue Booth.

Surveillance

Pendant le nettoyage du sol, l’utilisation de machinerie lourde à l’extérieur du bâtiment sera une source de poussière, de bruit, de gaz d’échappement et peut-être de vibrations. RNCan suivra des protocoles environnementaux stricts et surveillera la qualité de l’air/la concentration en poussières. De l’équipement de surveillance en temps réel de la poussière (particules) sera installé à l’extérieur du bâtiment et des prélèvements de poussière seront effectués de façon hebdomadaire à l’extérieur et à l’intérieur du bâtiment.

Pour de plus amples renseignements

Foire aux questions

Mises à jour de projets

Le groupe de la Gestion environnementale

Glebe Annex: Community Police Meeting – Wednesday, June 21, 2017

You are invited to attend a meeting with our Community Police Officer, Constable Stephanie Lemieux, to discuss:

  • Crime Trends in our Neighbourhood
  • Crime Prevention Approaches
  • How to Report Crimes and Suspicious Activities to Police
  • How to Start a Neighbourhood Watch

DATE: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

TIME: 6:30 – 7:30 PM 

LOCATION: Glebe Community Centre, Multi-Purpose Room

Brought to you by the Glebe Annex Community Association

Because safety and crime prevention is everybody’s business!

Notice: Hockey Eastern Ontario’s 2017 Bursary Program and Silent Auction

Dear Glebe Annex residents,

Please find enclosed a call for application for the Hockey Eastern Ontario’s 2017 Bursary Program and Silent Auction.

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Bursary Program

Hockey Eastern Ontario is proud to announce that applications are now being accepted to our 2017 Bursary Program.  The Bursary Program is available to all HEO Players, Coaches & Referees pursuing their post-secondary education.  To apply or get more information please click here http://hockeyeasternontario.ca/pages/players/bursaries.htm

Silent Auction

Hockey Eastern Ontario is proud to present “The Great Sports Experiences” Silent Auction with great prizes for every type of Ottawa Sport Fan.  Prizes include:

  • Toronto Hockey Road Trip – 2 tickets to a Sens 2017-2018 game in Toronto, 2 Via Train Tickets, 1 night Hotel Stay in Westin Harbour Castle and 2 Sens Jerseys
  • Habs vs. Sens 2017-2018 Club Bell Tickets, with Parking Pass
  • Signed Brad Sinopoli Jersey and 4 tickets to the home opener
  • Opening Weekend passes to the Roar of the Rings
  • 67’s Replica Jersey and 2 Flex Packs
  • Ottawa Fury 4 Pack

All funds raised will go to the Equipment for Kids program that recirculates used hockey equipment and provide new helmets to help kids play who financially have a hard time affording them.

Place your bids at http://hockeyeasternontario.ca/pages/forms/auction_form.php