Fisher Heights: Candidates for councillor debate Thursday October 6

Don Black has organised an all candidates debate in which the councillors will present their ideas and visions for Fisher Heights & Area in Ward 9 as well as respond to questions from the public.

What: All-Candidates Meeting for Ward 9 Councillor
Where: Fisher Heights & Area Community Centre, 31 Sutton Place
When: Thursday, 6 October, 7-9 pm

Confirmed (in order of registration):

Sean Devine info@seandevine.ca https://www.seandevine.ca/
James Dean vote@jamesdean.ca https://www.votejamesdean.ca/
Myles Egli goingthextramyles@gmail.com https://mylesegli4ward9.ca/
Peter Westaway ward9westaway@gmail.com https://ctog.ca/
Michael Wood michaelwoodottawa@gmail.com https://www.michaelwoodottawa.com/

Not confirmed:

Peter Weber kpweber@rogers.com
Joseph Ben Ami info@josephbenami.ca https://josephbenami.ca/

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New speed camera on Fisher Ave

We received the information below from traffic staff on the new automated speed camera on Fisher.

Testing is occurring on the Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) camera on Fisher Avenue, between Deer Park Road and Kintyre Private, and tickets will begin to be issued within the next few days. that is an area just south of Deer park.

‘Coming Soon’ signage that has been on site since last fall has been replaced with ‘Municipal Speed Camera in use’ signage. As you know, in October 2021 (Transportation) committee identified this location for an ASE camera. Note it can take a couple weeks for a motorist to receive a ticket in the mail.

Please visit Automated Speed Enforcement for more information.

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Welcome to the new board of FHACA

This week, the members of FHACA chose a new board for the Fisher Heights & Area Community Association.

Isabelle stepped down as it was hard for her to combine work, family and attending the board meetings but Isabelle will stay involved in the background. Maria stepped down earlier this year. We thanked both Isabelle and Maria for their work in the community.

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Ward 9 Candidate city councillor debate on Rogers TV now on line. Watch what they have to say.

Recently the candidates for city councillor in Ward 9 debated in the studios at Rogers TV. Get a coffee as it is 56 minutes.

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September 15: Beyond Feeders: Gardening to attract and support birds

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Community Meeting for 56 Capilano proposed mid rise infill project

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A community meeting is scheduled on 56 Capilano’s future development (where the curling rink is). This site “retains a “Community Leisure Facility” Zone (L1) Zoning“, but the developer wants to develop it for residential use (mid rise). Our concern is that yet another scarce piece of land destined for ‘leasure’ will be gone forever.

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Plant sale Nepean Horticultural Society – September 10

This is the time to remove some grass and get those Hostas and Sedum in.

On Saturday, September 10 from 9 am to noon, you can visit the plant sale at City View United Church on 6 Epworth Ave. Cash only.

It looks like there is enough space 🙂

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Fisher Heights and Area Community Association AGM 2022

The Fisher Heights and Area Community Association takes places on Tuesday, September 20 at 7:30 pm, at our community building on 31 Sutton Place.

It wil be an in person meeting again, but we will ask you to wear a mask to prevent spreading and protect our seniors. Covid is not gone.

More information will follow in the next few weeks as we are preparing the documentation.

In order to vote, you will need to be a member in good standing and you need to have paid your dues. Members who paid since July 1 are automatically members until August 31, 2023, which is the date our book year ends.

Looking for several board members

We will be looking for several board members. Being a board member requires a commitment of attending approximately ten 90 minute board meetings a year as well as half an hour per week (at the most) to catch up on email and some participation in in our events obviously. Participating in a Community Association board is usually a great way to learn how community groups work. If you are interested to talk to us in advance, connect with us at info.fhaca@gmail.com.

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August 10: Company of Fools plays ‘The Tempest’

Join us in 1920’s New Orleans, where magic and music come alive in the bayou. Our re-imagining of The Tempest features curious crocodiles, tricksy spirits, handmade instruments, and a jazz inspired musical score.

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Lone Star Plaza meeting with Riley Brockington in park

Susan Paul informs us that there will be another meeting with Riley Brockington, this time in Lexington park…at Fisher/Malibu. Bring a chair.  Monday July 25 at 7pm, yes that is July 25.

He will respond to stuff brought up in first meeting, according to Susan, the lead contact person for the push back against the development as it is proposed. 

Online petition

If you have not signed the on line petition against the zoning proposals for Lone Star Plaza on Baseline and Fisher, here is your chance: https://www.change.org/p/ottawa-communities-against-rezoning-proposal-at-780-baseline-road

Not monitoring social media

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT FHACA IS NOT MONITORING SOCIAL MEDIA, WE ONLY USE IT TO GET THE WORD OUT. IF YOU LIKE TO HELP US OUT (WE ARE ALL BUSY AFTER ALL INCLUDING YOUR FHACA BOARD) PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING THE BOARD IN SEPTEMBER. We are looking for more people to follow developments, for people to run a park committee, for people to run a Halloween event (ideas welcome) and board members at large.

Kids Movie night

Our Kids movie night returns this year. Please follow our newsletter (fhaca.ca) for updates.

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