Community Updates

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.

September 4, 2019 | Stonebridge Survey Results

Thank you to everybody who took the time to complete the Stonebridge Working Group (SWG) survey following the July 30, 2019 community meeting. This meeting was to discuss the golf course. Please see information provided by the Stonebridge Community Association regarding the survey results:


Responses were collected from 1368 individuals between July 30th and Aug 20th, 2019. After applying a filter to only include homeowners living in Stonebridge, the total number of responses used for analysis purposes was 1039, which is a significant sample size for a community of approximately 3300 households.


Survey Question:  What is your first reaction to the proposed solution?


  • Very positive: 27%
  • Somewhat positive: 29%
  • Neutral: 8%
  • Somewhat negative: 15%
  • Very negative: 20%


Survey Question:  If a vote on the levy was to be held today, how likely would you be to vote in favour of it?

  • Extremely likely: 29%
  • Very likely: 19%
  • Somewhat likely: 16%
  • Not so likely: 12%
  • Not at all likely: 25%


Based on the above, the SWG feels that the community has demonstrated enough interest in the proposal to move to the next step, which is to ask the City to administer a community-wide vote on the levy. In the meantime, we will continue to make improvements, where appropriate, to the proposal in order to address as many remaining concerns as possible. We are still planning on organizing another community meeting in the early fall to provide you with further details.


See the full message here

August 30, 2019 | OPS News Release: Findlay Creek Break and Enters

Please see the news release from Ottawa Police concerning break and enters in the Findlay Creek area:


(Ottawa)-  The Ottawa Police Break and Enter Unit has arrested two men in relation to a break and enter in the Findlay Creek area yesterday.
 

The break and enter occurred on the 600 block of Netley Circle.
 

Responding officers attempted to stop two suspects who were in a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle attempted to run over a police officer.  No one was injured and both suspects were arrested without further incident.
 

The investigation into this matter continues and links to other break enters in the Riverside South and Barrhaven-areas are being explored by the Break and Enter Unit.
 

A 17 year old male has been charged with:


•       Attempt murder
•       Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance
•       Flight from Police
•       Break and Enter
 

He is scheduled to appear in court today.
 

Brahim BOUALI, 18, of Ottawa has been charged with:


•       Break and Enter
 

BOUALI was released on a Promise to Appear and is scheduled to appear in court in September.

August 23, 2019 | Notice: New "No Parking" Signs

If you live on Gracewood Crescent or Len Lunney Crescent, please expect to see new “No Parking” signs in the next month or so. 


Gracewood Crescent: The signs will be installed at both curves in the Crescent.

                   

Len Lunney Crescent: The signs will be installed on the curve, near 25 Len Lunney.


These signs are being installed on the curves as a result of investigated safety concerns, to improve sight lines and road width. 

July 31, 2019 | UPDATE: Littlerock Park Splash Pad Repairs

Littlerock splash pad repairs are currently underway. Contractors have been able to inspect the piping and identify the source of the leaks. There was a cracked pipe that resulted from an inability to properly remove the water for winter maintenance due to a lack of drain on the equipment by the specific company who supplied the splash pad elements. 


The City can replace the equipment with a different brand that is used at other sites. The delivery date for these parts is the end of August at the earliest therefore, construction completion is estimated at mid September. The site will be secured for the duration of the work as it is an active construction area.


My office has received concerns from residents and families in the community about the inability to use the splash pad during the summer months. I have been in close communication with City staff and have advocated for the expedition of this repair. Before the repairs could begin, the process to choose a contractor to complete the work first had to take place. This process takes some time, as contractors must go through the bidding process.


The initial quoted date for completion was August 2, however due to the need for specific parts and their delivery, this splash pad won't be available until mid September. I've asked that the delivery be expedited, if possible. 


I apologize for the inconvenience this has caused for the residents and families in this community. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my office.

July 25, 2019 | Thank you!

Thank you to everybody who attended my Community BBQ to discuss recent crime and thefts in Riverside South. A huge thank you to Ottawa Police and Crime Prevention Ottawa for taking the time to attend and chat with residents, and a thanks to Riverside South Community Association for all their help.


It was a successful evening with over 200 people in attendance. We enjoyed some hot dogs, the beautiful weather, but most importantly were able to speak to local police officers directly on how to maintain a safe community. I am happy with how the event turned out and hope we can continue to work together as a community to keep our community safe. A friendly reminder to always report any suspicious activity, thefts, crime, etc., to Ottawa Police directly as this is the most efficient and effective way to get enforcement in the community.  


https://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/contact-us/Online-Reporting.aspx

July 24, 2019 | Riverside South Public High School

Ward 22 is a step closer to getting a public school built in Riverside South. The Ontario Ministry of Education today issued a call for Capital funding, inviting School Boards around the province to submit applications for priority projects. 


In the Ottawa Carleton District School Board, eight schools are on the list, including a much needed public high school in the rapidly growing community of Riverside South. A study has shown if that school were to open today it would already be over capacity. The Board also needs funding for new elementary schools in Riverside South and Findlay Creek.   


This is welcomed news and I look forward to advocating alongside our School Board and MPP Ghamari for the necessary funding.

July 19, 2019 | Longfields Resurfacing

If you live in the Stonebridge community or take Longfields on your daily commute, you will have noticed the start of the Longfields resurfacing project. This is a total resurfacing of Longfields Drive between Cambrian and Prince of Wales. While this has provided some disruption to traffic, I am very happy to know the road conditions here will improve greatly. 

May 6, 2019 | Notice: Bank Street Construction

City Crews have started construction on Bank Street, at Findlay Creek Drive and Dun Skipper Drive. This work is expected to be completed by the end of September. Expect traffic impacts and lane reductions.


Bank Street at Findlay Creek – Road Modification:

  • Fourth leg of the Findlay Creek Drive and Bank Street intersection
  • New southbound left-turn lane on Bank Street at Findlay Creek Drive


Bank Street at Dun Skipper Drive – Road Modification:

  • New three leg protected intersection on Bank Street at Dun Skipper Drive
  • New northbound left-turn and southbound right-turn lane on Bank Street at Dun Skipper Drive
  • Paved shoulder on both sides of Bank Street for cycling within the construction limits
  • New traffic control signal at the intersection of Bank Street and Dun Skipper Drive


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office.

April 24, 2019 | Calling for Volunteers in Riverside South

The Riverside South Community Association is seeking volunteers from Riverside South to help throughout the community. This is the perfect opportunity to meet your neighbors and work to making the community a better place to live. To learn more, and to keep to date on community updates, please visit the Riverside South Community Association website.

Our Community

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Community Associations

Thank you to our community associations who work hard and are dedicated to making our neighborhoods such great places to live.


Findlay Creek Community Association

Riverside South Community Association 

Havenlea – Chapman Mills Community Association

Honey Gables Community Association

Stonebridge Community Association 

Heart’s Desire Community Association

Barrhaven East Community Association


Your Most Voiced Concerns

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TRANSIT

After hearing from many residents, I understand the growing concern for inefficient transit in our communities. This issue is existent in Riverside South, Barrhaven, and Findlay Creek. 


On April 16, 2019, I met with City staff of OC Transpo to go over your concerns and to discuss solutions. At this time, City staff are reviewing the routes of concern.


I reassure you that I am working with City staff on this issue and hope to find the best and most feasible solution. 

TRAFFIC

SPEEDING AND TRAFFIC

Speeding is a huge issue in our community, particularly in school zones. To tackle this, we must work collectively as a community. For more information on what you can do, check out this video.


With warm weather just around the corner, the City's Temporary Traffic Calming Measures Program will begin. This program includes the installation of flex-stakes (the metal posts in the middle of the road), new speed boards, pavement marking (slow, 40km/h), etc. For more information, on this program and how you can get measures on your street, please feel free to contact me.

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ONLINE REPORTING WITH THE POLICE

Should you bother to report a minor incident to Police? The Police understand that for some residents, using their online system can seem daunting. They have taken steps to simplify the process, and have significantly expanded the scope of the types of incident(s) that can be reported online. 


With the recent crimes including thefts, break-ins, etc, the key messages we've taken is to report all incidents, big or small, directly the Police as they are report based and evidence driven. 


Deputy Chief Steve Bell explains in this video why reporting is so important.


Report online or by calling 613-236-1222

Your Community Police Officers

Barrhaven

Constable Sherry Jordan

613-236-1222 ext. 2344

JordanS@ottawapolice.ca

Riverside South / Leitrim

Constable Marcus Cibischino

613-236-1222 ext. 5812 / 6052

CibischinoM@ottawapolice.ca