New play structure for Gilbey Park

The City of Ottawa is looking for your feedback on two concepts for the new play equipment in Gilbey Park.

The existing junior play structure and equipment have surpassed their intended service life. The playground needs upgrading to comply with the City’s accessibility requirements and to respond to the play needs of the neighboring residents.

Visit the City of Ottawa’s Engage page here to make a choice.

New 1 storey medical imaging centre proposed on Merivale Rd

A new medical imaging centre is suggested for this location for Merivale Medical Imaging, currently further north on Merivale Road to eventually occupy.

Image source: TIA Strategy report

A new medical imaging centre is suggested for this location for Merivale Medical Imaging, a company that is currently located further north on Merivale Road. The applicant is 1545 Merivale Inc., based on 1370 Clyde Ave, where the current Merivale Medicale Imaging is located.

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On line Open House for Lone Star plaza

Since the last open house, designs for the Lone Star Plaza towers have significantly changed. Councillor Devine is organising another open house to bring everyone up to speed on January 12th. (**We do not monitor social media**)

Since the last open house, designs for the Lone Star Plaza towers have significantly changed. Councillor Devine is organising another virtual open house to bring everyone up to speed on January 12th.

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Neighbourhood Coyote Sightings

The wolf is closely related to the coyote and even mixes, resulting in the coywolf

Several years ago we attended a very interesting presentation at City Hall about coyotes. They have gradually travelled north from Mexico and the southern US and are now a common sight in Ottawa too. We learned they have their own territory and that if a coyote dies, another will soon take over the territory. The fight to keep coyotes under control apparently is a losing battle. So we have to be prepared that coyotes are here to stay.

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Movie night on November 19: Mary Poppins

FHACa shows Mary Poppins on November 19

It will be a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious night!

Saturday, November 19

Image: Disney

After a two-year hiatus, Fisher Heights & Area Community Association is excited to bring back the 4 th ever Family Movie Night! We will be screening the Disney classic, Mary Poppins. The movie runs for 139 minutes, and some say it is, ‘practically perfect in every way’.

The young, and the young at heart are all welcome. Feel free to bring blankets, sleeping bags or other items for your children to sit on in front of chairs. And what is a movie night without snacks? Popcorn and candy (Welch’s Fruit Gummies) will be provided, along with refreshments (juice and water), and for the adults, decaf coffee and hot chocolate. And as is now tradition, there will be a draw at the end of the show for a gift card.

Entrance is free for everyone

Sign up right now so we can count the number of people and check on allergies etc: Here is a link to an RSVP page

Saturday, November 19th, starting at 6 pm (doors open at 5:30pm),

Fisher Heights Community Place, 31 Sutton Place

We hope you can join us!

Sign up for Councillor Sean Devine’s Ward 9 Newsletter

Our incoming Ward 9 Councillor Sean Devine has invited residents across the ward to subscribe to the new Ward 9 Newsletter. Many of you are likely subscribers to Councillor Keith Egli’s weekly newsletter.

Due to privacy concerns, the subscriber info can’t be transferred over from Keith’s office to Sean’s office, so Sean has provided a sign-up link if you’d like to subscribe to his upcoming Ward 9 newsletter https://forms.gle/su8UWCTkYf9rCJ7f7

President’s message at 2022 AGM

For those who weren’t able to attend the recent AGM, here is the president’s message as referred to in our latest November 2022 newsletter. It was also included in the AGM package sent to all members.

This year has been another interesting year. COVID has pretty much been top of everyone’s mind once again and it severely limited operations of our community building as well as our activities. Yet, we were able to start up our clean up the park event, our highly successful community garage sale and our bike day in the park. Several of our indoor activities started up indoors too, depending on the comfort level of the participants. The newsletter is being delivered again to all households in Fisher Heights.

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Epic Buckthorn Battle: Help us Fight Invasive Buckthorn In Gilbey Park, Saturday October 15

On Saturday October 15, we are going to battle the Buckthorn in Gilbey Park

Time: 9:00 – Noon

The Common Buckthorn bush/tree is an invasive species that doesn’t belong in Canada. You can recognise it from the prickly spikes it has on its shoots and the black little berries it produces. To avoid it taking over Gilbey Park, we are organising a morning to remove the Buckthorn. The Common Buckthorn is listed as a noxious weed under Ontario’s Weed Control Act.

We will meet in the upper park near the benches (just off the curved paved path from Beaver Ridge). Bring your garden tools loppers, small saws, clippers, rakes, gloves, tarps, etc.

This is a great way to give kids some extra exposure to the natural areas in our neighbourhood and to encourage them taking ownership of our direct surroundings.

We especially encourage residents in the Gilbey Park area to come out and help, even it is only for an hour.

Adults & children are welcome (the children can help gather twigs). This community effort is organized and sponsored by Fisher Heights & Area Community Association. Many hands make light work.

More on this invasive species here: https://www.ontario.ca/page/common-buckthorn (you may have it in your own back yard too!)