Some news updates – July 2021

It has been a while since we were in touch with you. Here are some updates from the Fisher Heights & Area Community Association.

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Merivale Lands

An artist impression of the Merivale Triangle to be developed

If you did not have the opportunity to listen in at the ZOOM meeting about the plans for the Merivale Lands that Claridge wants to develop, you can find the presentations back here. The plans are not approved yet, so nothing is carved in stone. Roughly 2000 units could be built over the next ten years.

Part 1: 26.Apr.2021 _ Public Information Session _ 1500 Merivale Road.pdf – Google Drive

Part 2: 9426_PRESENTATION_FINALE.pdf – Google Drive

Nepean Night market

There’s a NEW market in town; The Nepean Night Market will run every Sunday night from 5-9pm, in the Mr. Lube parking lot at Merivale and Baseline! Join in for some live music, good food, and a whole lot of fun while supporting local businesses! For more information, contact ottawacraftshows@gmail.com. The first one was already a big success with vendors selling out and food vendors doing brisk business apparently. A bit more on it here: https://showwiz.ca/show/nepean-night-market/all/

New Civic Hospital

The FHACA board has sent a letter to Councillor Egli addressing several concerns we have around the traffic safety and congestion that may occur when the hospital parking garage for 2500 cars will be built. (starting next year!) Although we are far enough away for immediate issues, we might likely find ourselves stuck in traffic or in unsafe situations on a bicycle with a likely increase of traffic on Prince of Wales. We also asked to look into the helicopter flights over our heads and what the impact in the future might be.

Yoga

Monday night yoga partners are now doing their yoga in the park at our community building. We are closely monitoring the city’s guidelines so that we can eventually move into our building again. Check in with info.FHACA@gmail.com if you would like to know more about our community yoga. There are also day time yoga classes, but they are on line (Zoom) until further notice.

Finances

Doug, our treasurer, has closed the books for the book year and we are in good financial shape, thanks to frugal financial management. Details to come at the next AGM, hopefully in the fall in person again.

New butcher on the block

Board member Jayne learned there will be a new butcher on Merivale Rd, where Swan’s Garage used to be (next to the Fish Market). We are happy to see yet another specialised retailer coming to Fisher Heights (although the vegans/vegetarians among us are probably less pleased 🙂

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