Survey on Overall Safety & Security in Ottawa

A lot of media attention in Ottawa has recently been focussed on crime – including so-called hate crimes – and more general questions about safety and security.  We are asking you to complete a short 3-minute survey created by the Federation of Citizens Associations of Ottawa (FCA).  All survey answers are anonymous, but please write “Fisher Heights” in answer to question #7, and we will receive a summary analysis of the responses from within this community.

Click on this link to fill in the survey:  FCA Policing and Community Safety Survey . Please complete it by December 6.

 

 

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Local Resident to be Recognized for Many Years of Volunteer Work

Lyn McCaw has been an active volunteer with this Community Association for close to 20 years, both as a Board member and an organizer, providing the “spark” behind many of the Association’s programs and events. This Thursday she will be honoured by City Councillor Keith Egli at his annual Ward 9 Volunteer Awards Ceremony, where she will receive the 2016 “Heart of the Community” award.

Also receiving an award as 2016 Business Volunteer is Gerry McDaniel, owner of our local Your Independent Grocer on Grant Carman Drive.

Please come and celebrate the work of these local volunteers on:

Thursday, November 24th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Chambers at Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Dr.

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Family Movie Night: Zootopia – Nov. 5

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Join us on Saturday, November 5 at Fisher Heights Community Place (31 Sutton Pl) for a FREE screening of Disney’s Zootopia.

Bring your pillows and wear your PJs as you enjoy this popular family film. There will be free drinks and other snacks, as well as free popcorn generously provided by Councillor Keith Egli.

The movie starts promptly at 6pm so be sure to arrive a few minutes early to secure your spot on the matts.

Though registration is not mandatory, we would appreciate if you visit our Facebook page to RSVP, or leave a comment below so we have an idea of the attendance.

We hope to see you there!

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Lunch & Learn: Learning About Buddhism, Friday, November 4

Plan to come to Lunch and Learn on November 4th at 10:30 at Fisher Heights Community Place (31 Sutton Place).

Two local Buddhists, Trudy Gold and Trig Schoning will speak about their religion, its beliefs and practices. Cost is $15 payable at the door. Please call Ruth Loomer (613)727-8255 or Bev Cumming (613)224-5959 to register or for more information. This event is organized by Carleton Memorial United Church.

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Rapid Bus Transit Coming to Baseline

The City is seeking public comments on its plans for improved bus transit along the full length of Baseline Road. Work began on the project several years ago;  major new details were released earlier this month at a public Open House.  Construction is at least several years away, and depends on additional funding from provincial and federal sources.  However, NOW is the time for public comment on the plans.  The first phase will involve the eastern section of Baseline,  from Woodroffe to Heron and on to Billings Bridge.

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The plan calls for two bus-only lanes in the centre of the road, with less frequent stops. Passengers will board the bus at platform-stations built at each stop, with traffic lights to control access. The roadway will be widened to keep two lanes in each direction for cars, and add a protected bicycle lane and a sidewalk on the side.  The residential section of Baseline in our community, along the experimental farm, will feature a bicycle/pedestrian “multi-use pathway”  on the north side. In Fisher Heights, most of the expansion for the wider roadway will be on the north side, but the plan foresees that homes on Baseline Road would lose the city boulevard in front of their houses.

Here are two sources of more detailed information:

  1. A detailed drawing of the section between Clyde Avenue and Fisher Avenue can be found here.
  2. “Frequently Asked Questions” and the display boards from the “Open House #4 – October 5, 2016” are found here.

The city is asking for comments on a very tight time frame, by Oct. 21.  Email to Jabbar.Siddique@ottawa.ca  We suggest that late comments (copied to Councillor Keith Egli at ward9@ottawa.ca ) will still be accepted.

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Arts & Crafts Circle Event: Peter’s Pottery, Monday, October 17

Monday, 17 October 2016, from 9:45am-11:45am

Local resident Peter Macnaughton will describe his 10+ years of hand-building pottery experience. The Picture Gallery will include images of working methods and various types of hand-built objects. Tools, materials and completed works will be on display. For a hands-on feel of clay anipulation, participants will have an opportunity to build a pinch pot (no firing). This event is free. If you’d like to participate or for more information, please call Vi at 613-224- 8527.

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AGM Tomorrow!

Improving our Parks

Making our Streets Safer

Rapid Bus Corridor on Baseline

Q & A with our City Councillor

Join us at the community building – 31 Sutton – Monday evening (Oct. 3) for the association’s annual general meeting:

6:45 pm:   Registration and Refreshments

7:15 to 8:45 pm:   Business Meeting and Discussion

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