Public Service Notice

‘It’s like the Queensway out there some days:’ Speeding boats irk residents, wakes damage shoreline

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A few of the area’s waterfront residents met with the Ottawa Citizen to voice concerns with the wake issue and how it negatively affects the properties and enjoyment of the waterway.  You can read the article here:

 

Public Service Announcement

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Wakes causing damage to shorelines and private property

CGYHA and Councillor Moffatt are asking boaters to please recognize the high waters right now and to please keep your boat speeds low so they don’t cause large wakes. The shorelines are already flooded from this week’s rain and large wakes are causing substantial damage to shorelines as well as private property, structures and docks.

Please be cognizant of the issues this can cause residents living on the shoreline. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in this matter.

Thank you.

VP POSITION ON THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

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The CGYHA executive committee is losing a valuable member of its executive team. Robert Weiss, the Vice-President is leaving the community, so will no longer be able to serve.

We would like to reach out to residents for a volunteer who might be interested in filling the VP position. The duties required are outlined in the Constitution which can be found here on the website.

Thank you to Robert Weiss for his years of service and dedication to the community!

If you are interested in filling the position or would like more information, please contact us by email at cgyha@outlook.com.

 

Sincerely,
CGYHA executive committee

Dealing with Damaged Shorelines

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Dealing with Damaged Shorelines

RIDEAU VALLEY WATERSHED, Thursday, June 15, 2017 — Recent high waters have caused erosion damage and damage to shoreline structures, particularly east of Cumberland along the Ottawa River and in the upper reaches (Tay Valley Watershed) of the Rideau Valley Watershed.

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) recognizes that some of the remedies for damage may need more than just a minor “tweak”.

This is a reminder to all landowners to check with your local Conservation Authority to see if approval is required prior to doing any “clean-up” work along your shoreline (e.g., shoreline stabilization or repair to shore works, erosion control, dock construction, etc.). There are also restrictions to when you can undertake in-water work and possibly other approval agencies that require consulting depending on where you are in the watershed (e.g., Parks Canada and Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests).

The best thing to do is contact your local Conservation Authority to see if there are any restrictions or approval requirements. In the Rideau Watershed, call the RVCA’s Resource Specialists at 613-692-3571 or 1-800-267-3504 ext. 1128 and 1132. You can also visit the RVCA website at http://www.rvca.ca and look for the “After the Flood” link. Be sure to read the document entitled Guidelines for Shore Works in the Rideau Valley Watershed to help you with your project. In cases of severe erosion, funding may be available through Rural Clean Water Grants. RVCA Resource Specialists can guide you towards next steps required to make application to receive funding. Information on these grants is also available on the RVCA website.

The riparian zone (the area along the shores of our creeks, rivers and lakes) is an important area for wildlife and water quality. Trees and shrubs along the riparian zone provide a vegetative buffer that provides shelter and food for wildlife while intercepting upland nutrients. Trees and shrubs also provide valuable erosion protection. They are extremely resilient. Don’t be too quick to remove shoreline plants. Instead, give damaged plants the opportunity to respond with natural regrowth. Corrective pruning may suffice. If you are interested in naturalizing your shoreline, contact the RVCA for details on their Shoreline Naturalization Program or visit the website.

Waterfront property owners will want to remove any fallen branches and debris from their shoreline to ensure the unaltered and uninterrupted flow of water. Be sure not to dispose of garbage, debris or sandbags in the river. Check with your local municipality for local disposal options.

 

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For more information:
Diane Downey
RVCA Director of Communications
613-692-3571 or 1-800-267-3504 ext. 1126
diane.downey@rvca.ca

Rain Brings Water Levels Up On Rideau

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Rideau Valley Conservation Authority issued a statement on expected water levels through the weekend. To learn more visit their website.

City of Ottawa’s Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Rate Study – Update

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The City of Ottawa hosted 8 public consultation sessions across Ottawa between March 21 and April 7 as part of the development of a new rate structure to fund its water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure.

The feedback received through the consultation process has been collected into a report by One World Inc., who was contracted by the City to facilitate and take notes at each of the consultation sessions.

A copy of the report can be found here: Consultation Report

For more information visit: ottawa.ca/en/residents/water-and-environment/water-and-sewer-bills/water-wastewater-and-stormwater-rate-structure

 

Fair Hydro for Ottawa Petition

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45,000 Ottawa residents are currently Hydro One Customers. These residents pay upwards of 30% more for the same hydro service as their direct neighbours with Hydro Ottawa. Read more from Councillor George Darouze.

How can you help?

  1. Sign the petition! Available at locations across the city (locations listed below)
  2. Print the petition and get as many signatures as possible (there is no minimum age, but all signee’s must be Ottawa residents and provide printed name, address and signature)
  3. Write a letter to Provincial officials such as Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli and Premiere Kathleen Wynne. You can send a copy to me and I will add it to my collection:
George Darouze Petition

8243 Victoria St, Metcalfe, Ontario, K0A 2P0

Note: The Legislative Assembly of Ontario only accepts ORIGINAL signatures, therefore there is no electronic version. Signatures must be made in person!

The Petition

PETITION TO:  Legislative Assembly of Ontario

WHEREAS 45,000 Ottawa residents are customers of Hydro One, under the Government of Ontario, and pay 30% more in hydro rates than their direct neighbours under Hydro Ottawa.

We, the undersigned, residents of Ottawa, call upon the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to provide harmonized billing rates to Ottawa’s 45,000 Hydro One customers as Hydro Ottawa rates

Petition Locations:

Manotick:
Manotick OfficePro – 5541 Manotick Main St.

North Gower:
Mulligan’s Grocery – 2321 Andrew St
Councillor Moffatt’s Office  –  2155 Roger Stevens Drive (please call first: 580-2424 x 31310)Osgoode:
Ward Office   –   8243 Victoria St, Metcalfe, ON
Wicked Garage    –   1344 Barfield Road
Pizza Shop    –  5673 Osgoode Main Street
Greely Restaurant     –    5375 Bank Street
Cooper Physio Clinic Greely –  7602 2, Village Centre Pl
Cooper Physio Clinic Osgoode  –  3198 Logan Farm Dr
Raymond’s Convenience Store  –  5566 Osgoode Main St
MacEwen Gas Station  –   5546 Albion Rd
Metcalfe Variety – 8196 Victoria St
Mike’s Restaurant  –  7168 Bank St
Drummond’s Gas  –  5501 Bank St
Independent Grocer  –  Osgoode
Bakkers – 1004 Mitch Owens & Manotick Station
Vernon Variety Store – 8717 Bank St
O-Ya Centre – 5479 Osgoode Main
Clarmo Auto Repair – 7893 Victoria St
Allan Johnston Repair – 2665 8th Line Rd
Osgoode Legion – 3284 Sunstrum St
Wallace Service Centre – 5217 Bank StCumberland:
Brenda’s Country Clips  –  1592 Wilhaven Dr, CumberlandDunrobin:
Dunrobin Meat –   2808 Dunrobin Rd

Kinburn:
Councillor El-Chantiry’s Office – 5670 Carp Road

Ottawa Centre:
City Hall    – 110 Laurier Ave West, 2nd Floor, Councillor Darouze’s Office