Annual General Meeting – Monday, Sept. 29, 7 pm

Fisher Heights Community Place, 31 Sutton Place.

Keith Egli

Keith Egli

Cristian Lambiri

Cristian Lambiri

Agenda features:

  • Ward 9 city council candidates Keith Egli and Cristian Lambiri
  • City Plans for Intensification of our Neighbourhood
  • Rink deficit – options for next winter
  • Elections to Board of Directors
  • Bylaw changes (see separate post below)
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New Bylaws to be Adopted at AGM

Because of changes to the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, FHACA is required to update its incorporation and make some amendments to its Bylaws.  The Board has approved a new consolidated bylaw for the Association, which will be voted on at the Annual General Meeting on September 29.

The proposed new Bylaw #1 (2014) is Continue reading

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Help save Gilbey Park from the ravages of dog-strangling vine

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Dog-strangling vine. Photo by Ken Towle.

Residents are encouraged to gather in Gilbey Park near Beaver Ridge at 9am on Saturday, Sept. 27, to help cut back the dog-strangling vine growing rapidly in the area.

On the morning of Saturday, Sept. 20, a number of the residents began a concerted effort to clear out the plant, which is among the most unwanted plant species in Ontario. If left unchecked, it could kill young trees and native vegetation in the park.

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Although the residents worked hard on Sept. 20, there is still much to do. It is important that we try to cut back and destroy as much as we possibly can this fall as there are literally thousands of seed pods ready to spread their bounty over the area. It will be an ongoing struggle to contain this pest but if nothing is done we will eventually be sorry as it will totally overrun the forested area of our unique park.

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It’s the incumbent vs. the inventor in the race for Ward 9

Just before the deadline, an engineer named Cristian Lambiri declared his candidacy for Ward 9 Knoxdale-Merivale in the upcoming municipal election. A self-described “fiscal conservative,” Lambiri will face off against the politically moderate incumbent, lawyer and mediator Keith Egli, who is seeking his second term.

Both candidates have been invited to attend and speak briefly during FHACA’s Annual General Meeting on Monday, Sept. 29, at 7 pm at Fisher Heights Community Place at 31 Sutton Place.

Lambiri’s Linked In profile says he is a U of O graduate now working as a Systems Engineering Manager at RIM, and that he holds six patents. His campaign web site features a biography and a platform addressing such issues as taxes, development, and transportation.

Egli, who is chair of city council’s transportation committee, is prevented by city policy from using his councillor’s website,, for campaigning (in fact, he’s prohibited from publishing anything new on that site between Aug. 28 and the election on Oct. 27 ). He has, however, created a dedicated campaign website at

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Major road construction on Higwood, Deer Park next year

All of Higwood Drive and a short but critical section of Deer Park Road will be construction zones from April to December next year as the city replaces sanitary and storm sewers, and possibly the water mains, along the Fisher Heights streets.

The work, which the city refers to as “integrated road rehabilitation,” is scheduled to start in April 2015 and wrap up in December 2015. It will take place on:

  • All of Higwood Drive, between Wallford Way and Deer Park Road
  • Deer Park Road between Higwood Drive and Meadowlands Drive East.

This affected section of Deer Park is very short, but for that neighbourhood it is a critical route to and from Meadowlands Drive, and in fact is the only legal access from Meadowlands into the entire Fisher Heights and area community during weekday rush hours.

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Illegal tree-cutter refuses to clean up mess; City steps in

In the spring of 2013, a healthy stand of trees stood at the southern end of the commercial property at the corner of Merivale and Burris.

In the spring of 2013, a healthy stand of trees stood at the southern end of the commercial property at the corner of Merivale and Burris.

The owner of the as-yet undeveloped lot at the corner of Merivale and Burris Lane is facing another bill from the city.

Earlier this year, Alinea Investments was fined $500 (the minimum amount) for illegally cutting the trees on the property. A large pile of wood chips left over from that tree-cutting sat on the property for months, despite a number of complaints from people living nearby. Recently, the City of Ottawa took matters into its own hands and sent a crew to clean up the eyesore. Ward 9 Councillor Keith Egli reports that the developer will be billed for that work. Continue reading

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Euchre anyone?

april 07 191-webIf you are interested in taking part in this new group, which will meet at Fisher Heights Community Place starting in early October, please contact Mrs Leona Balderson at 613-727-0748 or email The time and day will be determined by those who are interested. Cost of play will be $2 per session. Players must also be FHACA members.

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Hey students: Earn volunteer credits by helping your community

Hours volunteered helping the Fisher Heights & Area Community Association count towards the volunteer credit hours of many local schools. To spend your volunteer hours with us, fill out this short form. You can also email or leave a message at 613-226-9627. Please provide your name, address, telephone number and email address. We’ll contact you to see if you can help with the many activities we have throughout the year.

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