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Consumer Roundtable Discussion on the Future of Food Labelling in Canada

posted Nov 14, 2016, 4:24 PM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Nov 14, 2016, 4:25 PM ]

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada want to hear your perspective on the future of food labelling in Canada. We are holding a roundtable discussion and want to hear from everyday consumers like you, on topics such as:
  • what labelling information is important to you 
  • where do you get information to make purchasing decisions 
  • how to increase awareness about labelling claims and what they mean
Date: November 25, 2016

Location: Ottawa, Ontario (Location near Central Experimental Farm)

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

There is no cost to register and parking is free. Participants are expected to cover their own travel costs to attend. Prior knowledge of food labelling is not required. You must be 18 years or older to participate.


Space is limited, so register early. The deadline to register is November 18, 2016

Register now

This round table discussion is part of the CFIA’s and Health Canada’s work to modernize food labelling in Canada. More details about these initiatives and ways to participate can be found on our websites.

If you need more information, contact us by email at
labellingmodernization-modernisationetiquetage@inspection.gc.ca

Public Meeting of the Board of Directors

posted Nov 14, 2016, 4:18 PM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Nov 14, 2016, 4:19 PM ]


Join us for the public meeting of the NCC Board of Directors.

Date and time:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
9 am to 11:20 am

Location:
NCC Headquarters
40 Elgin Street, Room 324, Ottawa

The meeting room is universally accessible.

The proposed agenda will be posted on our website as soon as it becomes available.
Simultaneous interpretation will be available.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, you can watch the live webcast.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact NCC Client Services at 613‑239‑5000 or info@ncc‑ccn.ca.

Plan your Parks

posted Nov 14, 2016, 4:12 PM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Nov 14, 2016, 4:13 PM ]


Urban Forest Management Plan

posted Nov 14, 2016, 4:00 PM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Nov 14, 2016, 4:05 PM ]

URBAN TREES: PUTTING DOWN ROOTS FOR THE FUTURE
WE NEED YOUR INPUT!

Please join us to discuss the draft Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP). Your input is important and will help inform the final plan.

Please register for one of the three sessions offered:

Monday, November 21
1 to 4 p.m.
Council Chambers, Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Avenue West

Monday, November 21
6 to 9 p.m.
Council Chambers, Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Avenue West

Tuesday, November 22
6 to 9 p.m.
Council Chambers, Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Avenue West

Input will also be collected through an online survey. Once you have read the draft UFMP, please complete the Phase 2 Consultation Survey by November 30, 2016.

The City’s Urban Forest Management Plan is intended to provide strategic and technical guidance to achieve urban forest sustainability in Ottawa over the next 20 years. Following our well attended and very informative Input and Visioning Workshop one year ago, a draft UFMP has been developed and we are looking for your input. We hope that you will attend.

Questions
Martha Copestake
613-580-2424, extension 17922
martha.copestake@ottawa.ca
ottawa.ca/urbanforest

*Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please contact Martha Copestake no later than Monday, November 14, 2016.

Westboro Beach Community Association - Annual General Meeting

posted Nov 6, 2016, 7:05 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Nov 6, 2016, 7:06 AM ]

You are invited to the annual general meeting of the Westboro Beach Community Association (WBCA) on Monday December 5 at the Field house located on 29 Van Lang Private at 7pm


The guest speaker will be local historian Dave Allston who will speak on the 145th anniversary of the great fire that torched Skeads Mills at Westboro Beach. Learn the history before Westboro residents gather at the beach this summer to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.  


There will also be a short business meeting reporting on WBCA activities in the past year and election of officers.

 



A sketch of Skead’s Mill by Andrew King ‏@twitandrewking 

This Halloween Night marked the 145th Anniversary of the great fire that torched Skead's Mills at Westboro Beach.

Get involved in protecting our local waterways

posted Nov 6, 2016, 6:58 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Nov 6, 2016, 6:58 AM ]


City Budget

posted Nov 6, 2016, 6:54 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Nov 6, 2016, 6:55 AM ]

Honourable Mayor Watson and Councillor Leiper
 
Items to consider for the 2017 budget. I have suggested the first 3 items for a fourth year.
  1. Develop Riverside Terrace Park in the Westboro Beach Community off Clearview. I have difficulty understanding how priorities are established in the cities planning department, council or by the community association.
    1. This park has never been developed for our neighbourhood yet other neighbourhoods like McKeller get expansions, upgrades and redevelopment. The time for this park is well past due. 
    2. It is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city. 
    3. It is one of the highest density neighbourhoods in the city.
    4. The neighbourhood has no skating rink, ball diamond, tennis court or park (it has two tot parks). Can we not have a park that has, as a minimum, been cleared and that has some paths and benches for people to sit on? The cost would be low and a start.
  2. There are no curbs and gutter nor presentable parking on the North side of Scott St. from Island Park to Churchill. Parking should be developed in a presentable and controlled manner. 
    1. Vehicles are parking every which way on the green space tearing up the grass and blocking cycling lanes. This does not align with Liveable City planning objectives.
    2. Parking on McRae St was removed when the Collections Development was built and the infrastructure reconstructed. 
    3. The added traffic and users of the Collection Building and Farm Boy on McRae seek more and more parking as do transit users. 
    4. Scott Street is designated a Main Street. It deserves Main Street attention.
    5. The Westboro Transit Station should have presentable access.
  3. Provide street lights (safety issue), waste receptacles and benches along the Scott St transitway pathway. There is not one waste receptacle or bench from Dominion Station to Bronson. Transitway use should be encouraged but walking along the pathway at night without adequate lighting is really uncomfortable and discourages use.
  4. Discontinue  patching concrete sidewalks with ashpalt. It is uneven for walking and not presentable. It does not align with Liveable City planning objectives.
 
Scott Street does not get the attention it deserves. It is a border to several community associations to its North and South. None of them seem to give it any attention and shun responsibility as it is on their outer boundaries.
 
Thank you for your consideration,
Ron Brown

Van Lang Playgroup

posted Nov 6, 2016, 6:51 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Nov 6, 2016, 6:51 AM ]


Carlington Seniors Choir

posted Nov 6, 2016, 6:46 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Nov 6, 2016, 6:47 AM ]


After the Bell - now also on Thursdays!

posted Nov 6, 2016, 6:44 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Nov 6, 2016, 6:46 AM ]


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