COMMUNITY UPDATES

November 20, 2019 | Additional Buses in Ward 22

Councillors were notified how the additional 40 buses will be dispatched across the city. In Ward 22:

  • Routes 75 and 275 during the AM peak periods with standby buses from Fallowfield
  • Route 99 during the PM peak periods with standby buses from Hurdman


I look forward to hearing from you on whether these bussing changes will benefit your commute.  

November 20, 2019 | Volunteers Needed! RSCA Toy Mountain Parade

The Riverside South Community Association is seeking volunteers for the Toy Mountain Parade on Saturday November 23. Volunteers will be needed to help watch over the barricades. You would have to put up the barricade at 12:30 pm and keep watch of the barricade until 2:00 pm (or earlier). 


If you are watching the parade:

  • 1 volunteer needed at Goldeneye and Spratt (beside Steve MacLean)
  • 1 volunteer needed at the Mountain Meadows parking lot entrance


If you are not watching the parade:

  • 1 volunteer needed to supervise the barricades (car needed)
  • 2 volunteers needed to block Spratt at the south end of Shoreline (at least one adult preferred)
  • 2 volunteers needed to block Spratt at the north end of Canyon Walk (at least one adult preferred)


Sign up to volunteer today!

November 18, 2019 | Feedback Needed: Riverside Drive and Hunt Club Road Intersection

Please take the time to complete the public survey regarding the Riverside Drive and Hunt Club Road intersection. While this intersection is located in Ward 16, my office has received several calls and emails from Ward 22 constituents about the need for change at this intersection. 


Safety and congestion have been the most voiced concerns. I invite you to complete the survey and provide your feedback. Thank you to Councillor Brockington for securing this survey. I look forward to working toward ensuring safer roads for all of our constituents.


Fill out the survey today. I ask you please complete it before deadline is until Monday, December 9, 2019. 

November 15, 2019 | Notice: Sewer Cleaning

Please note that between November 18 to November 22, 2019, routine sanitary sewer cleaning will be taking place in the ward on the following streets:

  • Kilspindie Ridge
  • Greenbank Road
  • Erinwoods Circle
  • Ferguslea Lane
  • Golflinks Drive
  • Marketplace Avenue


Learn more

November 13, 2019 | RSCA November Newsletter

Please take the time to check out the Riverside South Community Association November Newsletter.

November 13, 2019 | BASICS November and December Courses

Please see the upcoming  BASICS courses:


  • Saturday November 30, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, My Safe Life Course for ages 7-10 years
  • PD Day-Friday December 6, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Babysitting Course for ages 11 and over
  • Saturday December 28, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Home Alone Course- for ages 10 and over


Courses are $70, located at the Revera Prince of Wales Manor, 22 Barnstone Drive, in Barrhaven.


Register at http://www.basicswithkaren.ca or email karen@basicswithkaren.ca 

November 13, 2019 | Stonebridge Levy Vote Results

The Stonebridge Levy votes have been counted and the results are in favour of the levy. Thank you to everybody who submitted their vote and have taken part of the public consultation process. Learn more

November 6, 2019 | Comments Wanted: Ovation Park

Ovation Park, located in Ward 20, is a new park situated only 50 metres from the edge of the Ward 22 boundary line, in Findlay Creek. The concept drawings are now available and your comments would be greatly appreciated. You may find the concept drawings here


Please take the time to look over the drawings and provide your comments by November 29, 2019 to Park Planner, Burl Walker at burl.walker@ottawa.ca

November 6, 2019 | Barrhaven LRT Open House

Phase 3 of LRT to Barrhaven is still years off, but residents are more than interested in how its being planned. The first public open house on the Environment Assessment for the LRT route attracted a good crowd this week. City Staff and outside Consultant Parsons outlined the route options and some of the challenges. The plan boards are available on the City of Ottawa website

November 6, 2019 | Notice: Road Closure

Please be advised from Monday November 11 to Wednesday December 18, Brian Good Ave and Borbridge Ave from Summerhill St to Guemsey Pl, to install sanitary and storm sewers. Notification signs will be posted. Impact to traffic will be moderate.

October 30, 2019 | Speeding in School Zones

My office has received numerous complaints about speeding in school zones. Please remember to reduce your speed and obey the limit in order to ensure the safety of children, students, and pedestrians. If you witness any incidents of speeding, I encourage you to please report this directly to the Ottawa Police to ensure traffic enforcement. The more reports the better, as the OPS are report driven and evidence based. Report online

October 25, 2019 |Update: Earl Armstrong Road Closure

Earl Armstrong Road, between Limebank Road and Bowesville Road, road closure has been postponed to 2020. This closure is to accommodate maintenance work by Trans-Northern Pipelines Inc., on the pipeline. Please keep an eye out for updates on the start date.

October 24, 2019 | Notice: Prohibited Left Turn at Longfields onto Golflinks

Please be advised that starting October 25, and through the month of November, the southbound left turn from Longfields onto Golflinks in the construction area will be prohibited to reduce the growing traffic and delays at this intersection. You may enter the Stonebridge Community via the northern Golflinks entrance. Apologies for any inconvenience.

October 24, 2019 | Calling for Nominations! International Women's Day 2020

If you know any outstanding women in ward 22, please come forward and nominate them! For International Women's Day 2020, a new bilingual website will be launched to acknowledge and document the local women whose achievements and contributions have enriched the quality of life for Ottawa's citizens. If you know of any outstanding women in ward 22, or in the City, who you would like to nominate, or would like more information, please email DistinguishedWomenOttawa@gmail.com or FemmesremarquablesOttawa@gmail.com.

October 4, 2019 | Bell Fiber Installation

If you live on any of the following streets, please be advised that Bell Fiber work has begun or will be beginning soon:

  • On all of Tacom Circle
  • Serena Way from Woodroffe Avenue to Cresthaven Drive
  • Shady Grove Street between Woodroffe Avenue and Marabrooke Street
  • Marabrooke Street between Whitewater Street and Grovemont Drive
  • Stoneleigh Street between Woodroffe Avenue and Shady Grove Street
  • Whitewater Street between Woodroffe Avenue and Marabrooke Street
  • Berry Glen Street between Waterwater Street and Willow Creek Circle
  • Rocky Hill Drive between Berry Glen Street and Prince of Wales Drive
  • Willow Creek Circle between Cul De Sac and Chestermere Crescent
  • Chestermere Crescent between Willow Creek Circle and Willow Creek Circle


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact my office

October 2, 2019 | Update: Riverside South High School

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board has formally submitted a request for capital funds to build a high school in Riverside South;  a much needed high school. If a high school opened tomorrow – it would already by over-crowded. One would think that would make Riverside South a priority with the provincial government. It doesn’t, because we are competing with every other school board in the province for capital funding. We need your help to ensure our request is considered. Here’s what you can do. Please write to: 


Hon. Stephen Lecce

Minister of Education

5th floor, 438 University Ave. 

Toronto, On M7A 2A5 

Minister.edu@ontario.ca

 
If you choose email, please CC:  

  • Joshua Paul, Assistant Deputy Minister, Capital and Business Support Division, Ministry of Education Joshua.paul@ontario.ca
  • Paul Bloye, Director, Capital Program Branch, Ministry of Education Paul.Bloye@ontario.ca
  • Camille Williams-Taylor, Director of Education, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board  director@ocdsb.ca
  • Goldie Ghamari, MPP Carleton  goldie.ghamari@pc.ola.org
  • Karyn Ostafichuk, Manager of Planning, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board  karyn.ostafichuk@ocdsb.ca
  • Jennifer Jennekens, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board Trustee, Zone 7  jennifer.jennekens@ocdsb.ca


I would suggest either writing a letter of support and mailing it, or sending an email to Stephen Lecce and CC those listed above. Make sure to include Riverside South High School in the subject line. 

October 1, 2019 | Chapman Mills Park Re-designation

My office has been informed that the City received a petition to re-designate Chapman Mills Park from ‘no dogs’ to ‘dogs on-leash’. Signs will be installed throughout the park informing the public of the proposal and will allow the residents to submit their feedbacks and comments to the proposed dog designation. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this petition, please email kevin.heiss@ottawa.ca.

September 26, 2019 | Riverside South Emergency Plan

As we have just passed the one year anniversary of the tornadoes which devastated several pockets of our beautiful City, including Riverside South, the Riverside South Emergency Preparedness Team has launched the Riverside South Management Plan. 


This plan supports the City of Ottawa Emergency Plan in the event of a crisis, and will allow for resources to be used in areas of greater need as determined by the City of Ottawa. This will include important information on what individuals and the community need to do to be prepared for an emergency will be added to this site along with procedures and a framework of what and how available resources will be used in an emergency. 


For more information please visit: https://www.riversidesouth.org/emergency

September 23, 2019 | Ward 22 Tree Planting

The City's Forestry fall planting program is scheduled to begin October 2 and will run, weather permitting, until the end of November. This includes tree planting in parks, at City facilities, and along streets. Please find the full list of all planting locations in ward 22 here. Please note, this is a proposed list of locations and is subject to change; all locations may not be completed this year. In addition to these planting locations, there will be two community plantings this fall:  


  • Saturday September 28, 9:00 am at Stonecrest Park - 220 Stoneway Drive, planting 150 trees with the ICA committee and Shiv Shakti Temple community
  • Saturday October 5, 9:00 am meeting at Boothfield Street near St. FX High School, planting 350 trees with the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA)


If you have any questions or concerns about the planting please contact my office.

September 6, 2019 | Construction Notice: Roundabout - Longfields and Golflinks

Construction is slated to begin this month for the roundabout at Golflinks and Longfields. This work is being done to improve the level of service, safety and functionality of the intersection. This work will involve the installation of a single-lane roundabout. Construction will begin this month, with an operational roundabout completed by December 2019.   


Final asphalt, curbs, and sidewalks will be completed by July 2020. Access through the site along Longfields and Golflinks will be maintained at all times. Lane reductions will be required during the construction periods but will be restricted to non-peak traffic periods.