|Next HCCO monthly meeting will be at 7:30pm Mon 7 May 2007 at the HCRCC. See Agenda.|
|See calendar of events in Ottawa.|
April 2007S M T W T F S
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15 16 17 18 B 20 21
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|B = Blue box: plastics and metals
P = Black box: cardboard and paper
» = Garden waste pickup (6-7am)
City planning: See the City of Ottawa website for educational workshops on land use planning, and progress on updating the City's official plan.
Green Energy & Transportation Show 12-13 May, Lansdowne Park, Ottawa: http://www.thinkinggreen.ca/.
As of 4 Oct, the National Capital Commission's web site now presents significant new information about the NCC's land holdings, especially those that are NOT considered to be part of the National Interest Land Mass (NILM).
From the home page, http://www.capcan.ca, after selecting a language, go to Plan, Preserve & Develop, then to Planning Canada's Capital Region and then to About NCC Lands to display a page linking: To Learn more... to find an 8-page paper giving history, background, and some specifics about the NCC land holdings; three maps; and three corresponding lists. These are all PDFs; those with the maps are huge. The Coalition has been given a large-format paper copy of the maps. One of the papers the Coalition is preparing offers an analysis of these new data. The paper is being finalized.
A "Proposal" has been posted on the EBRR regarding a MNR "Strategy for Preventing and Managing Human-Wildlife Conflicts in Ontario". It can be viewed by clicking on http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/envregistry/027812ep.htm.
A "Proposal" has been posted on the Environmental Bill of Rights Registry (EBRR) regarding a Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) "Strategy for Preventing and Managing Human-Deer Conflicts in Southern Ontario". It can be viewed by clicking on http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/envregistry/027811ep.htm.
The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) has released its annual report Wed 4 Oct. The ECO website can be viewed at http://www.eco.on.ca/english/index.htm.
Link to the report by the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development (CESD).
Green Partnership Pilot Program Under this new program (see detail), the City invites Ottawa’s community groups, non-profit organizations, and local businesses to collaborate in the city’s greening and beautification on a ambitious scale with $1 million allocated to the pilot program—to run through 2007.
Development. Although threatened for many years, it seems that part of the Southern Corridor is to be developed after all. The current Ottawa Official Plan keeps a strip just north of present housing as part of a green corridor from the Rideau River to McCarthy Woods thence to Sawmill Creek and thence along the Creek back to the River. The Urban Natural Areas Environmental Evaluation (completed March 2005) lists McCarthy Woods together with much of the meadow to the west as far as Riverside Dr. to be a high-ranked natural area for Ottawa. The NCC, who owns the land, currently wishes most of the corridor, excepting McCarthy Woods proper, to be open for development. Negotiations are continuing, with the Ontario Municipal Board hovering in the background.
Development. A site plan for the Red Pines lot south of Hunt Club Road is available. It is to be a site for the Lowe-Martin http://www.lmgroup.com/intro/leads.asp printing plant. Red Pines is a name for the 8 hectares south of Hunt Club Road now planted with red pine trees.
Crime reports for District 35 (East):
Hunt Club - Sep 2003 Autumn gardens - 2000 Ottawa slide show Ottawa web cameras
|City of Ottawa
Mayor Larry O'Brien (email)
1 Orléans Bob Monette (email) 580-2471
2 Innes Rainer Bloess (email) 580-2472
3 Bell-South Nepean Jan Harder (email) 580-2473
4 Kanata North Marianne Wilkinson (email) 580-2474
5 West Carleton Eli El-Chantiry (email) 580-2475
6 Stittsville-Kanata West Shad Qadri (email) 580-2476
7 Bay Alex Cullen (email) 580-2477
8 Baseline Rick Chiarelli (email) 580-2478
9 Knoxdale-Merivale Gord Hunter (email) 580-2479
10 Gloucester-Southgate Diane Deans (email) 580-2480
11 Beacon Hill-Cyrville Michel Bellemare (email) 580-2481
12 Rideau-Vanier Georges Bédard (email) 580-2482
13 Rideau-Rockcliffe Jacques Legendre (email) 580-2483
14 Somerset Diane Holmes (email) 580-2484
15 Kitchissippi Christine Leadman (email) 580-2485
16 River Maria McRae (email) 580-2486
17 Capital Clive Doucet (email) 580-2487
18 Alta Vista Peter Hume (email) 580-2488
19 Cumberland Rob Jellett (email) 580-2489
20 Osgoode Doug Thompson (email) 580-2490
21 Rideau Glenn Brooks (email) 580-2491
4 Gloucester-South Nepean Steve Desroches (email) 580-2751
4 Kanata South Peggy Feltmate (email) 580-2474
Follow the city proceedings to keep tabs on what is happening.
http://vca.ncf.ca/cas.htm for a list of community websites.
|Planning (Updated: 12 Sep 2006)||Details|
NEW: Ottawa city website offers a truly fantastic zoning map resource at http://apps104.ottawa.ca/emap/ic_startPage.aspx. Using this feature, you can zoom into your own property and determine the present and future zoning, transportation, water, see the air photo, and much more. Note that the feature will ask you to install a mapping software, which takes only about a minute to instal, and needs to be installed only once.
Ongoing suggestions submitted by people in our community, and community responses, will be tracked (link to Concepts).
Save Our Greenspace is working to save the greenspace land along the Airport Parkway that the City wants to turn into a railway yard as part of the North-South LRT project
Site of the owner/manager of Hunt Club McCarthy Mall
Sidewalks. No sidewalks means more cars, making it less safe for the fewer of us who still choose to walk. Children have to play in the street, meaning that parents have to supervise their play.
Visual appeal. What do you see when you look down your street? Any suggestions as to what you would like to see?
Working with the City: Community groups can work with the City to develop secondary plans for their community - based on the City's official plan. The last attempt to produce a secondary plan was in 1998 when we created a Public Advisory Committee (PAC) to plan and formally establish a vision for our community. The process eventually fizzled out due to a number of factors. The results from this process are available at Official Plan Volume 2A Secondary Plans. As reference regarding the directions and objectives of that PAC, see commentary, and agenda. This portal for formally trying to gather ideas and secure commitments from both our community and the City is always open but requires considerable effort.
Click to some planning efforts around the world:
New online zoning bylaw project. The City is consolidating its various zoning bylaws into one and putting them online. How to Find Your Proposed Zoning shows one in a series of strategy outlines summarizing some of the concepts proposed for the New Comprehensive Zoning By-law. Contact Dave Leclair, Planning, Environment and Infrastructure Policy Branch at 613-580-2424, ext.13871, or at David.Leclair@ottawa.ca.
New yellow bag program. In 2006, the City will be offering an optional comprehensive curbside recycling and waste collection service to small non-residential establishments. The program will begin following further consultation with the business community.
To join the City's e-mail list, or to find out more about how to 'Plug
in to your City', go to www.ottawa.ca/city_hall/events
|History makers in our community:
John Nihmey, who has just written a book, Fireworks and Folly, a story of the life and death of a native woman in Hull, and how we are all responsible for that death.
Ottawa Light Rail Project (links):
|(**Still to come***)|
Calling all naturalists, join the marsh monitoring program. For precise information, contact Sara Gagné, PhD candidate, Geomatics and Landscape Ecology Research Laboratory, Carleton University (613) 262-5785 or write or contact Bird Studies Canada P.O. Box 160, Port Rowan N0E 1M0 (519) 586-3531 or 1-888-448-BIRD (2473) or visit http://www.bsc-eoc.org.
If you need money to implement a local environmental project, you can apply for support from Evergreen, which is a registered national charity founded in 1991. Evergreen is a national non-profit environmental organization with a mandate to bring nature to our cities through naturalization projects. Evergreen motivates people to create and sustain healthy, natural outdoor spaces and gives them the practical tools to be successful. For precise information, go to their website at http://www.evergreen.ca/en/index.html.
Pine forest south of Hunt Club Rd. is gradually being sold, bought, and cut down to make way for a new development - just west of Paul Anka Dr. Real estate agent for the lease/sale is J. J. Barnicke (see website; phone 613-232-1215). Contact David Lees, Vice President and managing director at firstname.lastname@example.org
EarthCare, sponsored by the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. EarthCARE is an action-oriented environmental education program designed to develop students and staff as environmental stewards. For more information, refer to FAQs.Ontario Environmental Bill of Rights
Greenspace Alliance of Canada´s Capital
Ottawa Forests Advisory Committee
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
Advancing environmental stewardship in Ottawa GREENPRINT and the Ottawa Stewardship Council invite you and your organization to participate in establishing, operating, and growing the Ottawa Community Stewardship Centre. The City of Ottawa's Environmental Advisory Committee endorses the goals of the Ottawa Community Stewardship Centre in: 1) providing a central source of comprehensive local information from all groups with an interest in environmental stewardship; and 2) improving the capacity for local groups to collaborate and to access and share products and services they need.
Survey of Pesticide Use Policies and Bylaws The finalized report for Canada and the Western U.S., is now available through the at Responsible Pest Management website
|Who and Where We Are||Details|
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Experienced professional housekeeper - will do cleaning, cooking or washing. Contact Carole French at 613-736-0522.
Rock Radovan is looking for people interested in the environment and renewable energy, such as in developing and selling solar panels in bulk. He is in the process of developing a community power co-operative (a not-for-profit one) and needs feedback from interested people. Provincial laws for cooperatives state that you need at least 5 people (at a minimum) to be able to incorporate. Contact Rock at email email@example.com or the website at http://www.sustainableottawa.ca/news.php for more information.
You, too can put an ad in this site: $24/year (prorated by $2/month with year ending 31 July). Contribution goes to support the HCCO.
Also link to http://www.usedottawa.com.
|Most Windows computers can now remain switched on 24 hours a day and software-set to power down (shut down its devices like screen, hard drive, automatically after any time you specify. Check your Desktop -> Properties -> ScreenSaver options. The screen appears totally dark and cold to the touch until you move your mouse or press a key. Then it comes to life with Windows already loaded, which saves you the time (and stress on the PC) to reload Windows just to access an application like the Internet.|
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