Annual General Meeting – Monday, Sept. 29

meeting-webFisher Heights Community Place, 31 Sutton Place

Refreshments and registration at 6:45 pm

Meeting begins at 7:15 pm

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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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Lipstan, Meadowlands gets unusual speed signs

lipstan speed paintFrequent speed complaints to the city by residents of Lipstan Avenue have led to action. In July, city crews painted two speed-limit signs (“MAX 40 KM/H”) onto the pavement of Lipstan itself. One faces east and the other, further along, faces west. The work came not long after similar “pavement signs” were painted along Meadowlands.

During a ward meeting last winter, Ward 9 Councillor Keith Egli said the city’s traffic experts are experimenting with the unusual signage in spots around the city after other jurisdictions reported that the signs help reduce speeding. But he said they not are effective everywhere.

The signs were funded by Egli through his office budget, and he invites residents to bring other speeding concerns to his attention by reporting problems to 311.

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‘Meteor’ climbing structure still coming, City says


‘The Meteor’

It’ll be a few months later than expected, but the city is still hoping to have a new climbing structure installed in Eleanor Park by the end of October.

“The Meteor” is a four-metre high climbing dome that will be built behind the slides and swings already in the small park. It had been scheduled for a June opening, but complications surrounding an accessibility path to the new structure have slowed the process.

Recently, a resident noticed pegs and spray-paint markings on the ground showing the proposed location of the new asphalt path and the site of the structure.


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Up for Discussion at FHACA’s Annual General Meeting – Monday, Sept. 29

FHACA’s Annual General Meeting is taking place on Monday, Sept. 29, at Fisher Heights Community Place, 31 Sutton Place. Refreshments and registration start at 6:45 pm.
Meeting begins at 7:15 pm.

If you’re planning to buy a membership, please remember to bring $5 for an individual or $10 for a family, either cash or a cheque made out to FHACA .

A formal agenda will be passed out at the meeting, but among the items up for discussion will be:

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