Ottawa West-Nepean Provincial Candidates’ Forum

Local Community Associations have organized a Candidates’ Forum for Monday May 28 from 7:00 to 9:00 at Centrepointe.  See the attached poster for more information.

BACA Ottawa West-Nepean Provincial Candidates’ Forum 2018 final


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Police Action on May 23 called a “proactive response”

Last Wednesday afternoon and evening, numerous police and their vehicles appeared near the north end of Hilliard Ave.  Councillor Keith Egli happened to be at our community building for a meeting at the time.  He sought details from police, and shared the reply with us.

The incident involved the Direct Action Response Team (DART) and the Guns & Gangs Unit.  According to police, “this is part of the on-going proactive gang initiative response that is happening throughout the city. In this particular case, it is concluding an ongoing investigation. The community should not be concerned, alternatively, they should be pleased that the OPS is engaging in proactive initiatives to curb the violent incidents that are happening in our city.”

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City of Ottawa Public Info Session May 23 – Road, Sewer and Watermain Replacement Project

The City of Ottawa is hosting a Public Information Session on Wednesday May 23 from 5:30 to 8:30pm at the Fisher Heights Community Center to discuss a Road, Sewer and Watermain Replacement construction project planned in the neighbourhood.

At the drop-in Info Session, the City will present the functional roadway design for the entire project.  The exhibits will illustrate the proposed roadway geometry and widths, and sidewalk and cycle track locations.  Representatives from the City and the design consultant will be available to discuss the project.

The streets included as part of the project are:

  • Fisher from Meadowlands to Deer Park
  • Deer Park from Fisher to Millbrook
  • Millbrook from Deer Park to Hilliard
  • Hilliard from 250m east of Millbrook to Farlane
  • Farlane from HIlliard to Wallford
  • Wallford from Farlane to Higwood

The works proposed include the rehabilitation and/or replacement of:

  • Trunk storm sewers including a new trunk storm sewer along Fisher
  • Sanitary sewers and some sections of watermain
  • Lateral services to the property line
  • Roads and Sidewalks including:
    • New sidewalk on the north side of Deer Park
    • East-West bike lanes with removal of on-streete parking on Deer Park
    • New sidewalk on one side of Millbrook, Hilliard, Farlane, and Wallford
    • Segregated cycle tracks on Fisher
  • A fully protected intersection at Fisher/Meadowlands
  • Utility reconstruction as required.

The current schedule sees design continuing to Winter 2019, with construction expected to start in the Spring of 2019.

Comments and input can be given at the Info Session, or received by the City until Wednesday June 6, 2018.

For further information or to submit comments, please contact the City Project Manager:

Kevin Gibbs, P.Eng. | 613-580-2424 x16633 |

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May 2018 Newsletter

Please see the link below for the May edition of our Community Newsletter.  Lots of information including details of upcoming events, updates on the park improvements and the planned road sewer and watermain construction, and plenty of other useful info.

FHACA Newsletter May2018

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Parks Cleanup 2018 Thanks

A big thank you to all who participated in 2018 Parks Cleanup this past Saturday May 5, 2018.  Community residents gathered at 6 separate parks to pick up garbage, rake leaves, and sweep sand, helping to keep our neighbourhood parks beautiful, safe and inviting for children.

The event was organized by Board Member Sarah Ritskes, supported greatly by the staff from the RBC at 1330 Baseline Road, who graciously volunteered to serve as park captains at 5 locations, and lent many hands all around.  The RBC team is pictured below.


Volunteers enjoyed a pizza lunch at the community centre, provided at a discount by Pizza Pizza.

Overall, the day was a great success.  Our parks are cleaner, and hopefully no one got sun burned on such a beautiful day.  Thanks to everyone who helped!

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2018 Parks Cleanup Saturday May 5

We’re looking for people from all over the community to lend a hand for our yearly spring park cleanup this Saturday May 5.  Join together with your neighbours at one of the local parks at 9:30am and pitch in by picking up garbage, raking leaves, and generally tidying up to make Fisher Heights a better place to live.

Park Captains have been assigned to each of the parks listed below, waiting to organize volunteers and provide some items like yard waste bags.  Feel free to bring a rake, wheelbarrow, or anything else you think might come in handy.

A pizza lunch will be provided for volunteers at Fisher Heights Park at 11:30 after the park clean up.

We look forward to seeing you Saturday May 5 at 9:30 at the park nearest you:

  • Fisher Heights Park – 31 Sutton
  • Eleanor Park
  • Parthia Park
  • Upper Gilbey Park – Beaver Ridge
  • Steve MacLean Park
  • Trillium Park
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2018 Long Park Tennis Club Info


The Long Park Tennis Club is operated by a small group of neighborhood volunteers. It is located at 1170 Deer Park Road (corner of Deer Park Road and Meadowlands). Four courts are available to members between April and the end of October,  seven days a week, dawn til dusk. For more information, read below or contact Cheryl Clarke (

Long Park Tennis Club will hold three Saturday registrations in the next few weeks on the following dates:

Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to noon
Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to noon
Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to noon

Anyone interested in joining can try out the courts for free during these registration times so pass this email along to any friends that may be interested. Weather permitting, nets will be up and courts waiting for players to make use of them. Members are issued a gate key upon registration and have access to the courts to the end of October, dawn to dusk. The refundable fee for keys is $15 or bring last year’s key and exchange it at no charge.  We are planning to resurface the courts at the end of May so members will be treated to a pristine court surface for most of the season.

Membership fees are as follows:
-Family (parents and children under 18): $80
-Single: $58
-Student (enrolled at university or college): $50
-Junior (under the age of 18): $32


The club will offer a set of five one-hour lessons on Wednesdays starting May 16 at 6:30.

    Cost for the package is $55.

    Instructor Nick Patterson and his team are fully certified instructors that work with several Ottawa clubs. Nick has been teaching tennis to     adults and children for 35 years. Three years ago, he started Tennis for Life Ottawa and teaches full-time at the Rideau Sports Centre.

Nick also offers private and semi-private lessons at the following rates:

Private: $55/hour

Semi-private: $45/hour

If you’re interested, please sign up at the clubhouse registrations above or contact Cheryl (


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