safety

Keep It to 40!!!!

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Keep it to 40 colour
FREE “Keep it To 40 kmh” Lawn Signs are available at Manotick Office Pro during regular business hours.

Our community has a problem with speeding, even though our posted speed limit is 40 km/h.
The CGYHA receives many complaints about speeding within our community, particularly on Upton Road and Fairway Drive.

What Can You Do To Help?

Report  Speeding to the Ottawa Police Service
The Ottawa Police Service encourages people to contact them with information about speeders.  The OPS does investigate all reports of speeding and does follow up on each report.

There are two ways to report speeders to the OPS:

For more info, refer to our previous post “Speeding within the Carleton Golf and Yacht Community”

Wild Parsnip. Protect yourself, your family and pets.

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12771851-23053263-thumbnailWild Parsnip, a noxious and invasive plant that can have very serious side effects if it comes in contact with your skin, has been found along Upton Road and Aston Road.

Councillor Moffatt has good information on his website about the plant, how to identify it, what can happen if you come in contact with it, options control it (and what NOT to do) and how to prepare it for disposal.

www.rideaugoulbourn.ca/wildparsnip/

 

Speeding within the Carleton Golf and Yacht Community

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Our community has a problem with speeding, even though our posted speed limit is 40 km/h.
In the interests of safety, the Carleton Golf and Yacht Club Homeowners’ Association encourages residents to “Keep It To 40 km/h” and to ask that their visitors do the same.Did you know that:
  • 5  per cent of pedestrians die when struck by a vehicle at 32 km/h?
  • Fatalities increase to 85 per cent at only 64 km/h?

The CGYHA receives many complaints about speeding within our community, particularly on Upton Road and Fairway Drive.

We need your help!

What Can You Do To Help?

  • Keep your speed within our community to the posted 40km/h;
  • Encourage your neighbours, visitors and service providers to keep it to 40km/h;
  • Report speeders to the Ottawa Police Service.
Report Speeding to the Ottawa Police Service
The Ottawa Police Service encourages people to contact them with information about speeders.  The OPS does investigate all reports of speeding and does follow up on each report.  The information is tracked to analyze patterns within neighbourhoods and with individual licence plates.  If information is not reported, the OPS will not be able to do anything about speeding or speeders.

There are two ways to report speeders to the OPS:

The more information that you can provide to the OPS, the easier it makes their job. Think:
  • make/model/colour of car
  • any identifying features (company logo, personalized licence plate)
  • licence plate # (or partial)
  • any details about the driver (gender, colour of hair)
  • date and approximate time and location, direction vehicle was travelling, noting outside what specific address, if possible.                                                        
 Manotick “Keep it To 40 km/h” Initiative
The Manotick Village Community Association has launched a campaign to keep the speed limit to 40 km/h in the village.The impetus behind this initiative, even though the posted speed limit in the Village is currently 50 km/h, is to improve safety.
Take the pledge to “Keep It to 40 km/h” at: www.manotickvca.org/k40.html
The MVCA has lawn signs in case you want to publicly support the initiative.

Christmas Tree Safety and Disposal

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Courtesy of Rural Affairs Office – Ottawa

It’s time to trim that Christmas tree, and if you’re using a real tree, buy a fresh tree and keep the base of the trunk in water at all times. If purchasing a real tree, consider buying one through a local member of the Christmas Tree Farmers of Ontario (www.christmastrees.on.ca).

Water fresh trees daily. Keep your tree away from any ignition source such as the fireplace, heaters or candles. Check all sets of lights before decorating. Before you put those lights on the tree or around the front window check the cords closely. Discard any sets that are frayed or damaged.

Christmas trees will be picked up as part of the regular garbage and recycling collection schedule in January. Trees must be free of decorations and not wrapped in plastic bags.

Do you or a neighbour need help clearing snow during the winter?

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The City of Ottawa offers two programs that can help:

The Snow Go Program provides a matching service for seniors and people with disabilities looking to hire an individual or contractor to clear snow from private driveways and walkways.  Residents who participate in this program are responsible for paying the individual or contractor removing the snow.

The Snow Go Assist Program provides financial assistance to eligible low-income seniors (60+) or persons with disabilities looking to hire an individual or contractor to clear snow from private driveways and walkways.  Approved participants may be reimbursed for 50 % of the cost of snow clearing per event, up to a seasonal maximum of $250.  Rural applicants who have excessively high cost of snow removal, as defined by staff, are eligible up to 50% of the cost of snow clearing for their private driveways and walkways per event, up to a maximum of $450 per term.

For more information about the Snow Go and the Snow Go Assist programs, please visit ottawa.ca/snowgo or call 3-1-1.

Do you know a Snow Angel who deserves recognition?

A Snow Angel is a neighbour or friend that has volunteered to help you, or someone you know who is elderly or has a disability, to improve their accessibility during the winter by clearing snow or ice from their driveway, steps or walkway.
If you know of a resident of Ottawa who is a Snow Angel, the City of Ottawa wants to thank them!
Snow Angels will be recognized with a certificate signed by the Mayor and a custom keychain with a snowflake symbol and Ottawa logo.

Nominations:
To nominate a resident for recognition as a Snow Angel, please give the City the name and address of the candidate, as well as relevant details (who they are helping and how) by one of the following methods:

  • Email:  communitypride@ottawa.ca
  • Mail:  Attention: Paul McCann, City of Ottawa, 100 Constellation Crescent, 5th floor, K2G 6J8
  • Fax:  613-580-9605 Attention: Paul McCann

Neighbourhood Watch

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PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY

  • A resident of Bunker Road reported that, two nights ago, someone entered and stole items from his garage, The garage was closed, however, unlocked. No sightings were reported.
  • Belongings have also been reported stolen from unlocked vehicles.

To protect your personal property, please remember to lock your vehicles and doors.
Report any suspicious activity and/or persons on your property to Ottawa Police by telephone at (613)236-1222 ext.7300 or on-line at ottawapolice.ca/en/contact-us/Online-Reporting.asp

PROTECT YOURSELF & YOUR PETS

  • As the days get shorter, darkness falls earlier and neighbours who walk in the evening become less visible to drivers.

To protect yourself, your pets and drivers on the road, please wear something that is brightly coloured. Consider wearing a reflective garment and/or light for you and your pet.
Drivers: please observe the posted speed limit in our community 

Test Your Household Water by Lisa Geraghty

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As residents of a rural community, household water comes from private wells. The safety of that water is the responsibility of individual homeowners. To protect the members of your household, ensure that  “well water is tested for bacteria three times a year and after major plumbing work.”*City of Ottawa

The City of Ottawa offers free well water testing with rural drop-off locations close to our community. For more information on maintaining healthy well water and the rural drop-off schedule, use the following link:

Water ottawa.ca/en/residents/water-and-environment/wells