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Riverside Park Residents Won’t Get Plowed!

October 18th, 2019 Comments off

Are you shocked by the sudden lack of snow plow competition in our area? You aren’t alone.

This fall, Riverside Park residents learned the main competition for snow removal in our area had been bought out.

Several companies appear to have divided up local neighbourhoods to drive every client in each area to a single company. At the same time, rates for many customers snowballed by anywhere from 30% to 74%!

The CBC explosed the
scandal in an investigative
report on October 7.
Click here to listen.

Concerned residents can click here to file a confidential online complaint with the federal Competition Bureau.

Now a handful of companies have come forward, following the CBC report, to offer their services to Riverside Park residents. The RPCA cannot endorse these companies, but we remain committed to providing options to residents. If you know of another company to be added to this list, please send us an email.

Here are some new snow removal options for our neighbourhood (in the order they have come forward):

Peloso Lawn Maintenance and Snow Removal
     613-260-9566 | Pelosolandscaping@bellnet.ca | Pelosolandscaping.ca

Mr. Plow
     613-988-7569 | www.misterplow.ca

Kluke’s Roofing
     613-913-0841 | klukesroofing@bell.net | www.klukesroofing.com

NeighborSnow
    613-791-0997 | info@neighborsnow.ca | www.neighborsnow.ca

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Get out the vote for Ottawa South: Election 2019

October 18th, 2019 Comments off

Hey Ottawa South! Monday’s election will define the direction of our neighbourhood … and our country. Make sure you get your souls to the polls and exercise your franchise!
Here’s how to vote: https://buff.ly/2VV9zmD
Here are our candidates: https://buff.ly/2puhACS

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Library Services for Older Adults

October 18th, 2019 Comments off

Drop in to the Hunt-Club Riverside Park Community Centre on Tuesday, October 22, to learn about Ottawa Public Library services for older adults. Learn about homebound services, computer tutorials, eBooks and audiobooks, geneology, accessible collections and much more!

Tuesday, October 22, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Drop in (no registration required)
Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre: 3320 Paul Anka Dr, Ottawa

For information, visit:

http://rileybrockington.ca/event/library-services-for-older-adults/

 

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Major 417 Closure This Weekend

October 18th, 2019 Comments off
A section of Highway 417 will be closed in both directions from 6 pm on Saturday, October 19 until 11 am on Sunday, October 20, resulting in significant traffic impacts.
 
Lane reductions will start at 5 pm on Saturday, followed by the full closure at 6 pm. This closure is required to install the truss that will form the main span of the new Harmer Avenue Pedestrian Bridge.
 
Eastbound on-ramps to the highway will be closed at Carling, Parkdale and Maitland avenues. Westbound on-ramps to the highway will be closed at Bronson Avenue, Rochester Street, Parkdale Avenue, Lyon Street and O’Connor Street.
 
For details and detours, visit:
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DEER TICK WARNING!

October 17th, 2019 Comments off

DEER TICK WARNING! A Pauline Vanier Park resident found a deer tick on her cat on October 17. Ticks can carry Lyme disease, so please be careful!

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Help give Bank Street a face lift!

October 17th, 2019 Comments off

Share your vision for the Bank Street redesign at an open house tonight:
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Elwood Hall, Jim Durrell Arena, 1265 Walkley Rd.

For details:
http://rileybrockington.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Bank-Street-Redesing-Meetin-Oct-17.jpg

 

 

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Annual General Meeting of the RPCRA – October 2, 2019

September 29th, 2019 Comments off

The 2019 RPCRA Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 2.  Join us to learn what’s new in your neighbourhood and help set the agenda for the year ahead.

When: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Riverside Churches, 3191 Riverside Drive, Room 6.

ELECTIONS:
A by-election will also be held for a Director representing the Revelstoke Area. Nominations are now open and should be submitted to: president@riversidepark.ca

NOTICE OF MOTION:
Notice of motion has been duly served to amend the Bylaws of the RPCRA:

WHEREAS the Board of Directors of the Riverside Park Community and Recreation Association passed a resolution recommending that the membership adopt a shorter and simpler name for the association; and

WHEREAS the recreational activities of the association are both entrenched in the mission statement and can reasonably be assumed under the activities of a community association; and

WHEREAS a name change can be implemented with minimal cost to the association; therefore

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the name of the Riverside Park Community and Recreation Association (RPCRA) be changed to the Riverside Park Community Association (RPCA); and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT that all official documents of the corporation, including articles of incorporation, letters patent, mission and bylaws be amended accordingly.

Any Riverside Park resident can vote at the meeting, but first you must join or renew your membership:
www.riversidepark.ca/wp/association-information/membership

MEETING DOCUMENTS

Stay tuned to download documents for the meeting:

DRAFT AGENDA (Subject to Change)

  1. Call to Order, Welcome, Introduction of Directors
  2. Adoption of the Agenda
  3. Adoption of Minutes from the 2018 Annual General Meeting
  4. Business Arising from the Minutes
  5. 2018-2019 Report from the Board
  6. 2018-2019 Financial Report
  7. Notice of Motion: Association Name Change
  8. Board Elections: Revelstoke Director
  9. River Ward Councillor’s Report: Riley Brockington
  10. Riverside Park Early Learning Centre Update: Donna Bueckert
  11. New Business
    1. Snow Removal Services in Riverside Park
  12. Other Business
  13. Next Annual General Meeting: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 – 7 p.m., Riverside Churches, 3191 Riverside Drive
  14. Adjournment

 

Schedule of Board of Directors’ Meetings for 2019–2020

  • Wednesday, November 6, 2019 – 7 p.m. (Riverside Churches)
  • Wednesday, December 4, 2019 – 7 p.m. (Riverside Churches)
  • Wednesday, January 8, 2020 – 7 p.m. (Riverside Churches)
  • Wednesday, February 5, 2020 – 7 p.m. (Riverside Churches)
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2020 – 7 p.m. (Riverside Churches)
  • Wednesday, April 1, 2020 – 7 p.m. (Riverside Churches)
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2020 – 7 p.m. (Riverside Churches)
  • Saturday, June 6, 2020 – 11 a.m. (Community Centre) *Summer Meeting*
  • Wednesday, September 2, 2020 – 7 p.m. (Riverside Churches)
  • Wednesday, November 4, 2020 – 7 p.m. (Riverside Churches)

First published: September 3, 2019

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Represent the Revelstoke Neighbourhood

September 23rd, 2019 Comments off

Are you interested in representing Ottawa’s Revelstoke neighbourhood?

A by-election will be held for a Director representing the Revelstoke Area, for a term of 2 years, effective beginning immediately after the Oct. 2 Annual General Meeting. Priority will be given to candidates who live in the Revelstoke area, but if none come forward, a candidate from elsewhere in the neighbourhood can be elected.

All positions with the RPCRA are volunteer positions, but we have a great team and the commitments are nominal. Please read more about this position in the RPCRA Bylaws, Articles 5 and 10.

Nominations are now open and should be submitted to: president@riversidepark.ca

The election will take place at the RPCRA Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, October 2 at 7:00 p.m.

 

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NOTICE OF MOTION TO CHANGE THE BYLAWS

September 21st, 2019 Comments off
At their Annual General Meeting on October. 2, the membership of the RPCRA will consider the following motion to change the bylaws:
WHEREAS the Board of Directors of the Riverside Park Community and Recreation Association passed a resolution recommending that the membership adopt a shorter and simpler name for the association; and
WHEREAS the recreational activities of the association are both entrenched in the mission statement and can reasonably be assumed under the activities of a community association; and
WHEREAS a name change can be implemented with minimal cost to the association; therefore
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the name of the Riverside Park Community and Recreation Association (RPCRA) be changed to the Riverside Park Community Association (RPCA); and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT that all official documents of the corporation, including articles of incorporation, letters patent, mission and bylaws be amended accordingly.
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Protection of Linton Park, Ottawa

September 9th, 2019 Comments off

The Riverside Park community became quite concerned when we learned that earlier this year several individuals sought to obtain some of key park and green space along the Airport Parkway for commercial development. Linton Park is located south of West Walkley Road, west of the Airport Parkway and north of the CN rail line in the Riverside Park neighbourhood. It comprises a large and long-established playing field and a sizable area of adjacent undeveloped green space.

Linton Park and its surrounding green space is widely used for a variety of sports, notably Ultimate Frisbee league games, baseball, soccer, and other sports winter and summer and a large number of dog walkers and environmental enthusiasts. It is home to a host of wildlife flora and fauna (e.g. wild turkeys, foxes, rabbits, and the occasional deer and coyote, to mention only a few) including various diminishing species of birds and bees, as well the kind of flowers needed by migrating Monarch butterflies.

On September 4, 2019, the RPCRA Board of Directors unanimously adopted a motion to call for the protection of Linton Park and adjacent green spaces, land owned by the NCC:

Taking into account recent interest in the acquisition from the National Capital Commission of lands around Linton Park for commercial development; and

Further taking into account the significant environmental value and recreational use of Linton Park and its adjacent land to Riverside Park and its many other users;

The RPCRA calls upon the National Capital Commission to refrain from disposition of Linton Park and adjacent land so that it does not become available for commercial or other development which would adversely affect its environmental value and recreational use.

Adopted unanimously September 4, 2019

The RPCRA sent letters to the National Capital Commission and our local Member of Parliament, calling for their support for this important green space.

Click here to read our letter to NCC CEO Tobi Nussbaum.

Click here to read our letter to MP David McGuinty.

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