Column: August 22, 2019

Operation Re-Leaf

Tree Canada developed Operation ReLeaf – Ottawa-Gatineau Tornadoes program following the September 2018 tornadoes. This program provides up to $300 to reimburse landowners for tree planting on private property to replace forest cover. They have opened a second application period which closes August 31 for trees that to be planted this fall. Link to apply: www.treecanada.ca/operationreleaf/ottawa-gatineau.

Culvert replacements

Culvert replacement work in Ward 5 is ongoing until December 2019. Culverts at each site listed below should take about 1 to 3 weeks to complete. Residents in the nearby areas will receive notice of the pending work:

• Thomas A. Dolan Parkway about .8 km east of Dunrobin Road
• Thomas A. Dolan Parkway about .01 km west of Sixth Line Road
• Carp Road about 1.4 km north of Thomas A. Dolan Parkway
• Ferry Road about .06 km north of Galetta Side Road
• Ferry Road (lining) about 0.30 km north of Galetta Side Road
• Ferry Road about .12 km north of Aylwin Road
• Ferry Rd about 1.2 km north of Badhams Side Road
• Thomas A. Dolan Parkway about 1.17 km east of Carp Road
• Kinburn Side Road just west of Diamondview Road
• Kinburn Side Road just west east of Diamondview Road
• Carp Road about 1.10 km south of Thomas A. Dolan Parkway
• Constance Creek Drive just north of Thomas A. Dolan Parkway
• John Shaw Road about 1.65 km north of Kinburn Side Road
• John Shaw Road about 1.9 km north of Kinburn Side Road
• Howie Road just south of March Road
• Rochon Way just east of Dunrobin Road
• Diamondview Road about .46 km north of Baird Side Road

Back to school

With school starting soon, drivers need to slow down, as there will be many kids trying to get to and from school safely. Vehicle owners can be fined from $400 to $2,000 and 6 demerit points if their car illegally passes a stopped school bus. If you witness an offence, call the Ottawa Police to report it: 613-236-1222 ext. 7300. Wishing all students a successful year!

A new school year also brings increased traffic and ridership on OC Transpo. Plan your commute with this in mind. Visit www.ottawa.ca for the latest traffic updates. Visit www.octranspo.com to plan your trip. Be aware that many of the park and ride lots fill up quickly. Spaces are on a first come, first serve basis. Illegally parked cars will be ticketed.

Column: Nov. 13, 2014

Culvert Replacements

The City of Ottawa is working on two culvert replacements in Ward 5. The first replacement is on Deerwood Drive north of Panmure Road. Deerwood Drive will be closed at Panmure Road but all lanes of Panmure Road will remain open. Completion date is anticipated for late December 2014. Emergency vehicle access will be maintained to Deerwood Drive via Morningdove Drive.

The second culvert replacement is on John Shaw Road northwest of Kinburn Side Road. During the construction, John Shaw between Lillie Side Road and Galetta Side Road will be closed. A signed detour has been posted using Lillie Side Road to Homesteaders Road for emergency vehicle and local access. The expected completion date is mid-December 2014.

Need Help Clearing your Driveway this Winter?

The City’s Snow Go Program assists seniors and people with disabilities with snow clearning. The program is divided into two parts:

  • Snow Go Program provides a matching service for seniors and people with disabilities looking to hire an individual or contractor to clear snow from private driveways and walkways. Residents who participate in this program are responsible for paying the individual or contractor removing the snow.
  • Snow Go Assist Program provides financial assistance to eligible low-income seniors or persons with disabilities looking to hire an individual or contractor to clear snow from private driveways and walkways. Approved participants may be reimbursed for 50% of the cost of snow clearing per event, up to a seasonal maximum of $250. Rural applicants who have excessively high cost of snow removal, as defined by staff, are eligible up to 50% of the cost of snow clearing for their private driveways and walkways per event, up to a maximum of $450 per term.

For more information about both programs visit ottawa.ca/snowgo or call 3-1-1.

Get Involved with Your City

Residents of Ottawa are invited to put their expertise and knowledge to work by becoming a volunteer member on one of the City’s committees or boards. Interested residents are to fill out an application form or submit a résumé and cover letter indicating the committee or board on which they would like to serve. The deadline to submit applications is Thursday, November 27 at 4:30pm. More details and a listing of all the committees/boards are found on www.ottawa.ca. You may also contact Carole Legault at 613-580-2424, ext. 28934, or at committees@ottawa.ca.