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Canada Day Celebration Information

Keep your Canada Day celebrations healthy and safe

 

Ottawa – Before you celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, and especially if you’re heading downtown, please review these tips to help keep your Canada Day weekend healthy and safe.

 

Security

From June 30 to July 2, visitors to Parliament Hill will have to undergo a security screening and a bag check at either of the two tents set up for these purposes. For more information about security and restricted items on Parliament Hill, consult the Parliamentary Protective Service website.

 

Party safe

Whether you’re going out for a drink or plan to party all night long, know these party safe tips at StopOverdoseOttawa.ca and don’t forget to #MakeItUnforgettable

 

Plan a safe ride home. Plan how you’ll get home before the party especially if you don’t have a designated driver; plan your free OC Transpo bus route or cab ride in advance. Impaired walking or cycling is not a safe way to get home. Find tips from the Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines on how to reduce your risk.

 

General safety

  • Check the weather forecast and prepare accordingly – including planning ahead where you will seek shelter in adverse weather.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of heat illness and take action immediately.
  • Drink plenty of water and keep hydrated when active or outdoors.
  • Be mindful of food safety before and after handling food.
  • Be Sun Smart – wear sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and light and loose clothing.
  • Do not bring glass containers downtown as they may accidently break and cause serious injuries to you or someone else.
  • Wear properly fitted and comfortable footwear.
  • If you take medication, bring it with you and include a current list of prescribed medications.
  • Keep a close eye on children and teach them to stay where they are if they get separated from you.
  • Know where the nearest lost-child tent is located.

 

Water Safety

If you are celebrating Canada Day around water, remember to:

  • Always keep children within arm’s reach, in and around water.
  • Ensure that children and weaker swimmers wear lifejackets or personal flotation devices (PFD) in and around water.
  • Supervise and swim with children only when free of alcohol, drugs and distractions. Know what to do in an emergency, including CPR and calling 9-1-1

 

Fireworks                                       

  • Purchase fireworks from a reputable retailer and follow the label directions.
  • Fireworks must be discharged on private property, and by someone 18 years or older.
  • Fireworks must not cause danger to or nuisance any person and other property.
  • If you are heading downtown to see the fireworks, keep within designated areas only. Fences protect you from danger; do not climb over them to get a better view of the fireworks.
  • Fireworks often frighten pets. Leave them in the safety and comfort of home.

 

More regulations and requirements are listed on the Fireworks By-law on ottawa.ca.

 

As a reminder Ottawa is smoke-free. There is no safe level of secondhand smoke, even outdoors. Smoking, including the use of water pipes, is prohibited in many public areas. This includes:

  • All City property, including parks, playgrounds, beaches, and sports fields.
  • All bar and restaurant patios.
  • All school and hospital properties.

 

For more information and tips, visit the Ottawa Public Health blog, ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1.

Road Closure Notice

Merivale Road from Prince of Wales Drive and Fallowfield Road  will be closed from 7:00PM Friday, July 7, 2017 to 5:00PM Monday July 10, 2017 due to construction.

Slow Down for Us signs

With school ending we have just received 200 Slow Down for us Signs!

Anyone who is interested in receiving a sign for their lawn, please email at ward9@ottawa.ca or call 613-580-2479.

Property Standards By-law

Information for Constituents:

  • An on-line consultation is being hosted on Ottawa.ca over the coming weeks
  • An in-person workshop will take place:

 

McNabb Recreation Centre

Assembly Hall

Monday, July 10th 6:30 to 8 p.m.

 

Input is being collected in a variety of convenient ways for residents and other stakeholders to share their views.  Participants are encouraged to review the Discussion Paper and complete the on-line survey available on Ottawa.ca. Please consider copying the links to these items in your correspondence with residents and stakeholders to share their comments with staff.

 

RCMP Canadian Sunset Ceremonies – Canada 150 edition! June 23-25

What better way to celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary than by attending our world-famous Musical Ride show in the nation’s capital? The iconic image of the Mountie on horseback is recognized around the world as a symbol of Canadian heritage and identity.

We have created Facebook Event in both English and French.
https://www.facebook.com/events/183896595463412/

https://www.facebook.com/events/118619152021347/

 

RCMP Social Media accounts:
English Twitter handle: @RCMP_Nat_Div ( https://twitter.com/RCMP_Nat_Div )
French Twitter handle: @GRC_Div_nat ( https://twitter.com/GRC_Div_nat )

English Facebook: www.facebook.com/rcmpnationaldivision
French Facebook: www.facebook.com/grcdivisionnationale/

For more information on the event, see http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/musical-ride-events#cere
We would greatly appreciate your support on helping us get the word out about this free family fun event that showcases police and emergency services in the Ottawa area.

Seeking Public Input on Street Violence in Ottawa

Street violence affects us all. On June 28, we will take the next steps in refreshing the Ottawa Gang Strategy by holding a public consultation forum. From 2013–16, the Gang Strategy Steering Committee, together with community partners, developed and implemented 12 initiatives to address the problem of street violence. Their four-pillar approach contributed to tangible progress.

As we renew the Strategy, we want to meet the shifting realities of our streets and communities in Ottawa. To do so, we need your input. This public consultation will allow us to hear from a variety of people across Ottawa to find solutions to street violence. Join us for facilitated discussions that will help us collectively address the problem.

 

Date: June 28, 2017

 

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

 

Location: Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, 1265 Walkley Rd., Ottawa

 

To register, email us at cpo@ottawa.ca or call 613-580-2424, extension 25393.

If you are unable join us but would still like to contribute, you can help out by taking 10 minutes to complete this survey. The online survey will close on June 30.

City warns of door-to-door sales scam on drinking water quality testing

Ottawa – The City of Ottawa is warning residents to be aware of door-to-door salespeople posing as water-quality technicians, making false claims about the quality of City drinking water.

 

These individuals have been known to approach residents to sell water filtration or treatment systems and provide incorrect information pertaining to water quality.

 

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment has rated Ottawa’s drinking water as being among the safest in the world.  In addition, the City has an extensive drinking water quality analysis program.

 

Residents are reminded that:

  • City employees do not contact residents to sell products or services
  • Except for emergency situations, home access is scheduled in advance
  • City employees carry identification at all times – you have the right to ask for ID
  • City employees always travel in City of Ottawa logo-identified marked vehicles
  • Should you have concerns or wish to report suspicious visits or calls, please contact 3-1-1

#HaveYourSay: Marketing of unhealthy foods to children and you

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has launched a public consultation asking residents, businesses and sports groups to ‘have their say’ on marketing of unhealthy food and beverage to children and youth in our community.

The results of the consultation will help OPH better understand what Ottawa residents think about marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to children and youth in Ottawa and will be used to guide future public health work in this area.

A bilingual survey is now available online until August 14, 2017. In addition to the survey, residents and stakeholders are invited to participate in a Facebook Live chat on Wednesday June 21, 2017. The live chat will run from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with a special noon hour presentation with guest speaker Mr. Manuel Arango, Director of Health Policy at the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

OPH invites all Ottawa business and industry organizations, and sports and child-focused groups to contact OPH should they wish to participate in a focus group on marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to children and youth. Interested parties can do so by emailing M2CY@ottawa.ca.

Other opportunities to provide feedback on this public consultation include calling the OPH Information Line at 613-580-6744 (TTY: 613-580-9656), written submission via email to M2CY@ottawa.ca, regular mail, and via our social media networks Facebook and Twitter.

For additional information, please visit OttawaPublicHealth.ca or call Ottawa Public Health Information at 613-580-6744 (TTY: 613-580-9656). Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Prince of Wales Drive CNM – Project Update

Prince of Wales Drive CNM – Project Update June 7, 2017

Work Expected in the Next Two Weeks

Roadway Reconstruction – Strandherd Drive to Fallowfield Road

Roadway reconstruction is scheduled to begin along Prince of Wales, from 480m

north of Strandherd Drive to Fallowfield Road, beginning the evening of Sunday,

June 11th.

This work will require night time construction and nightly closures of northbound

 

Prince of Wales Drive, from Strandherd Drive to Fallowfield Road.

The night work is required to minimize impacts to commuting traffic during the

day, as well as to meet our construction schedule for completion later this year.

The nightly closures of northbound traffic, between 7pm and 5am, will last up to

six (6) weeks, weather-depending. Work at nights are generally scheduled from

Sunday night to Friday morning of each week, however, please note that the

Contractor intends to work the night of Friday, June 16th. Apart from Friday, June

16th, there will be no northbound traffic closures on Friday or Saturday nights.

The Contractor is required to maintain a minimum of one lane of southbound

traffic along Prince of Wales Drive at all times.

The Contractor is required to maintain a minimum of one lane of traffic in each

direction along Prince of Wales Drive between 5am and 7pm every day.

Fairpark Drive Closure

Fairpark Drive at Prince of Wales Drive (west side of intersection) is scheduled to

be closed nightly during the Prince of Wales Drive northbound traffic closures,

between 7pm and 5am, beginning Sunday, June 11th and ending 5am on Friday

June 16th.

Prince of Wales Drive and Waterbridge Intersection

Roadway reconstruction on the east side of the Prince of Wales Drive (POW)

and Waterbridge Intersection began June 5th. The east side of the intersection

will remain closed until Sunday, June 11th.

Roadway reconstruction on the west side of the POW-Waterbridge intersection

will begin the evening of Sunday, June 11th. This work will require a road closure

of Waterbridge Drive at POW for a duration of one week, weather-permitting.

Local residents are recommended to use Crestway Drive for access during this

closure.

Prince of Wales Drive and Crestway/Heathwood Intersection

Roadway reconstruction on the east side of the Prince of Wales Drive (POW)

and Heathwood Gate Intersection is scheduled to begin Sunday, June 18th. This

work will require a road closure of Heathwood Gate at POW for a duration of one

week, weather-permitting. Local residents are recommended to use Waterbridge

Drive for access during this closure.

Roadway reconstruction on the west side of the Prince of Wales Drive (POW)

and Crestway Drive Intersection is scheduled to begin Sunday, June 25th. This

work will require a road closure of Crestway Drive at POW for a duration of one

week, weather-permitting. Local residents are recommended to use Waterbridge

Drive for access during this closure.

Prince of Wales Drive, between Amberwood Crescent and Deakin Street

Utility companies are currently completing the relocation of the overhead

utility line from the west side of Prince of Wales Drive to the east side.

Work is scheduled to continue until early- July 2017

Looking Ahead:

Hunt Club Road at Riverside Drive (East side of intersection)

Construction is scheduled to begin the week of Sunday, June 19th. The work is

currently scheduled to end Sunday, June 25th.

This work will require nighttime construction.

 

Prince of Wales Drive and Merivale Road Intersection

Work along Merivale Road at Prince of Wales Drive is scheduled to begin early-

July 2017.

The construction will require a closure of Merivale Road at Prince of Wales Drive

for two weekends.

Prince of Wales Drive, between Amberwood Crescent and Deakin Street

Construction along Prince of Wales Drive, between Amberwood and Deakin, is

scheduled to begin the week of Sunday, June 18th.

Lane reductions will be implemented for the construction.

Councillor Egli’s Annual Ward 9 Fun Day!

Fun Day 2017

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