Posts Tagged ‘COVID19’

Quarantine Reading List

March 23rd, 2020 Comments off

If you haven’t yet fulfilled your New Year’s Resolution to become a more informed citizen, take advantage of your forced solitude to catch up on the city’s most riveting reading. Here are four suggestions:

  1. Explore Ottawa’s new Official Plan process, in particular the current debate about expansion of the City’s urban boundary. Visit: The New Official Plan
  2. Provide your input in the revision of the City’s Ward Boundaries through a survey closing Friday, April 3. Visit: Ward Boundary Review 2020
  3. Learn about the updating of the Transportation Master Plan. Visit: Transportation Master Plan Update
  4. Read the people’s official plan for Ottawa’s climate emergency: Visit: Ottawa Climate Solutions

Community Policing in Riverside Park

March 23rd, 2020 Comments off

The Ottawa Police Service made a special presentation at the March meeting of the RPCA to discuss local safety issues and the city’s new community policing program. Sergeant Kevin Linnett and Constables Marcus Cibischino, Bradley Burleau, and Jacqueline Getz discussed proactive and reactive policing through the city’s new Neighbourhood Resource Teams and Crime Stoppers.

Despite relatively low crime rates in our immediate neighbourhood, residents were encouraged to remain vigilant about reporting criminal activity.

Community Police Centres have been temporarily closed during the COVID-19 outbreak, but are expected to resume neighbourhood services when the public health risk has subsided.

Remind Others of the Importance of Social Distancing

March 23rd, 2020 Comments off

As Ottawa’s coronavirus count continues to climb, it is growing ever more important that local residents respect the calls from public health authorities at every level for residents to self-isolate. The science is clear that social distancing is one of the most effective ways to reduce the spread of illness during an outbreak.

Here are some powerful illustrations to help you convince your friends and relatives not to ignore precautions:

Send your suggestions for how we can come together as a community to

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Help Clean Up Our Streets on Your Daily Walks

March 23rd, 2020 Comments off

Fight “cabin fever” by scheduling daily walks around your neighbourhood. While you are at it, bring a garbage bag and help tidy up our streets. This low cost, low interaction activity will keep you active, fill you with fresh air, and give your community a spring clean.


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Support Local Entertainment for Kids

March 23rd, 2020 Comments off

Ottawa’ most popular children’s music program has it’s roots right here in Riverside Park. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Monkey Rock Music is offering tons of online content – perfect for families with little monkeys stuck inside. This subscription-based service will support a local business while delighting cooped-up children across the city.

Sign up today for daily live streaming shows and enrollment in small video-streamed classes.

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Join in the Neighbourhood Window Walks

March 23rd, 2020 Comments off

Residents across the city are participating in Neighbourhood Window Walks by posting themed art in the front windows of their home so that families can go out on daily scavenger hunts to find the art on their street.

Here is your window decorating schedule for the next two weeks:

  • March 23: Animals
  • March 26: Encouraging words
  • March 29: Flowers
  • April 1: Jokes
  • April 4: Easter eggs
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COVID Tip: Check in on Your Neighbours!

March 23rd, 2020 Comments off

Many of our city’s most vulnerable residents will be the hardest hit by social distancing. Those who are housebound may lose access to vital resources, but many others can suffer undue hardship under social isolation, and related job loss. Check in on your elderly neighbours, single parents, and others in your community to see how they are coping and to offer assistance. Some residents are coordinating grocery runs, sharing supplies, and keeping social … all from a safe and sanitary distance.

Donations to local food banks and community resources are more important than ever.

Click here to see what the City is saying about vulnerable residents.

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