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SJAM Winter Trail Buffs for Sale

posted Sep 7, 2017, 2:06 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Sep 7, 2017, 2:10 AM ]

You will definitely impress your friends and broadcast your support for the community and the Sir John A MacDonald (SJAM) SJAM Winter Trail by wearing this custom BUFF neckband with copyrighted SJAM Winter Trail design.

WBCA is currently taking orders for a bulk purchase of the SJAM Winter Trail BUFF and we will be receiving shipment by November 15, 2017 - just in time for stocking stuffers and cool fall hiking.   

For more information on the SJAM Winter Trail and for links to donate directly to that fantastic initiative visit http://www.wintertrail.ca/ 

WBCA and the SJAM Winter Trail are powered by volunteers - 100% of SJAM Winter Trail BUFF profits go directly to the Westboro Beach Community Association and the SJAM Winter Trail project.

To buy a BUFF for $27 each, head on over to WBCA-Shopify

Westboro Beach Closing Bonfire

posted Sep 7, 2017, 1:44 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Sep 7, 2017, 1:46 AM ]

Saturday September 9, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.


This fun-filled evening will include:

  • Lumière Maze, 
  • bonfire, 
  • marshmallow roasting, 
  • hot chocolate, 
  • lanterns, 
  • glow sticks will be available for sale

Please bring something to sit on and your mug. This event is free but donations are welcome. 


For more information: infowestborobeach@gmail.com


UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA CHOIR

posted Aug 11, 2017, 3:51 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Aug 11, 2017, 3:51 AM ]

The University of Ottawa Choir, a bilingual community-based choir of some 70 singers, affiliated with the uOttawa School of Music, is recruiting new members for its 2017-2018 season. If you love choral music in the classical vein, contact us at info@uottawachoir.ca for more information. You can also visit our website at www.uottawachoir.ca
Auditions will be held on September 10. To register for one, please send an email to auditions@uottawachoir.ca  
Special invitation to tenors and basses!

Chalk River Radioactive Megadump proposal

posted Aug 11, 2017, 3:37 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Aug 11, 2017, 3:45 AM ]

The City of Ottawa and Ottawa Public health have just submitted comments to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission in support of the radioactive megadump at Chalk River. 

The City of Ottawa, through Environment Committee Chair David Chernushenko has been provided with abundant evidence that the proposed Chalk river dump is ill-conceived, does not meet international standards and would contaminate the Ottawa River with long lived radionuclides for millennia. No country anywhere else in the world would consider piling one million cubic metres of long-lived radioactive wastes in a giant mound beside a river that provides drinking water for millions of its citizens. 

Staff at the City of Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health are doing a poor job protecting Ottawans. Rather than emphasizing the need to ensure that Ottawa residents are protected from unacceptable radiation exposures, they call for "improvements... to better notify residents and activate emergency response plans as needed." In essence, provided that officials are informed when spills occur, the City of Ottawa is on record as supporting a radioactive waste facility of a type and in a location that can create unacceptable radiological consequences for Ottawa residents.
 
All of the previous comments on the registry of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency are negative, including those of very well informed retired scientists who used to be in charge of safety, licensing and radioactive waste management at Atomic Energy of Canada Limited. (See the recent Globe and Mail article “Scientists Decry Plan for Ontario Nuclear Waste Site” )

For example, a former director of Safety Engineering and Licensing at AECL states in his submission : “The proposed project does not meet Canadian and international guidance and would require members of the public to be subject to unacceptable radiological risks into the far future”. In addition he notes that 500 years after closure of the dump, “the facility will fail and the radionuclide inventory will be released into the environment….the predicted doses exceed the public dose limit specified in Canadian Regulations for more than 100,000 years.”

Ottawa needs to quickly get its staff up to speed, take note of the groundswell of opposition to this dangerous plan by multinational consortium Canadian National Energy Alliance, and do something useful to stop it. Montreal and other municipalities are leading the way. Ottawa needs to join in!

Call for action to FB friends – call or email the Mayor of Ottawa and Ottawa’s Medical Officer of Health to ask them to retract their ridiculous comments and do a better job representing and protecting citizens.

Mayor Jim Watson: Jim.Watson@ottawa.ca 580-2496

Medical Officer of Health Dr. Isra Levy: healthsante@ottawa.ca 613-580-6744 X 23681 
Read City of Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health comments here:

 
Fact Sheets:
 

Westboro Beach Green Gateway Official Opening

posted Aug 11, 2017, 3:08 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Aug 11, 2017, 3:22 AM ]

Happening at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 20

You are invited to the official opening of the Westboro Beach Green Gateway. You may have noticed over the past few years that the corner of Churchill and Workman has slowly taken shape as a lovely oasis and entrance to our community.  Let’s have a little celebration with music, lemonade and cookies.  Everyone is welcome as cut the ribbon on our new bench. 



HUMANS OF KITCHISSIPPI: Vahil Reftar

posted Aug 11, 2017, 3:01 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Aug 11, 2017, 3:01 AM ]

The WBCA is pleased that one of our young residents, Vahil Reftar, has been profiled in the recent Kitchissippi Times Vahil has worked as a volunteer for the WBCA on community barbeques, bonfires and beach events.   We have known him since he was just a child and have never failed to be impressed by his tenacity, intelligence and, most of all, his kindness.  Vahil has overcome a lot of challenges in life and does so with a quiet smile. Catherine Casserly describes Vahil as an amazing example to other second generation Canadians who have had to step into adult roles far too soon and have been successful in doing so.


Bloomfield Ave. Reconstruction - CR010312

posted Jul 29, 2017, 4:50 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Jul 29, 2017, 4:53 AM ]

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE - July 2017
Monday July 24th, the City of Ottawa will begin construction work reconstructing Bloomfield Avenue. This work is being conducted to rehabilitate the asphalt surface and curbs.
 
WHERE:            Bloomfield Avenue
WHO:                The Contractor will be performing construction all along the street.
WHY:                 The City of Ottawa is proceeding with construction to revitalize the road.
WHAT:               Work will involve removing and replacing the upper layer of asphalt. Replacing the curbs.
WHEN:              The noise generating activities are expected to occur during the week of July 24th. Project is planned to be completed by mid August.
 
The City of Ottawa Noise By-law (2004-253) allows construction activity to occur weekdays between 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. On Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays work is permitted between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The hours of work for this project will typically be Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. However, some work may be required to occur during evenings & weekends. Work will occur during time frame permitted by the Noise By-Law.
 
AccessibilityAccessibility is an important priority for the City of Ottawa. Accessible features wil be maintained during the project.
TrafficTraffic disruptions will occur throughout the project. Traffic control will be in place to provide access when possible. 
ParkingAlternate parking on surrounding streets will be required as access to driveways will be impacted. 
Impact on the Right-of-Way and Adjacent Private PropertiesAccess to the right of way will be impacted by this project. Crews will work with residents to provide access as possible.
NoiseYou may notice noise during the demolition phases of the project. Whenever possible noise generating operations will be undertaken during normal weekday work hours, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
 
Contact Information - To obtain any additional information on this project, please contact the City’s Project Manager:
City’s Project Manager:
Peter Dodsworth
City of Ottawa
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 44190
Email: Peter.Dodsworth@ottawa.ca         
On-Site Inspector:
Luc Theoret
City of Ottawa
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Cell: 613-880-3689

Public NCC Board Meeting Recap

posted Jul 24, 2017, 7:07 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Jul 24, 2017, 7:07 AM ]

On Thursday June 29th, the NCC Board of Directors met to discuss recent and upcoming projects. Here are some of the highlights of the meeting.

Mark Seaman chaired his first public meeting of the NCC Board of Directors.



NCC will rebuild pathways affected by flood
The NCC will begin major work on its multi-use recreational pathways and shoreline assets.

Annual Environmental Report
The Board of Directors of the NCC approved the Annual Environment Report 2016-2017.



Sustainable Agriculture and Food Strategy
The NCC is developing a strategy to integrate food and agriculture in the planning of the Capital.

New Rideau Canal railings
The NCC Board approved the installation of a new 2.4 km railing system along the Rideau Canal.





The new Museum Park
The NCC Board approved the design of the new park at Canada Science and Technology Museum.

CEO Report on Activities
Here are some of the highlights presented by NCC CEO Mark Kristmanson in his Report on Activities

The Royal Thai Embassy, 180 Island Park Drive Proposal

posted Jul 24, 2017, 6:51 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Jul 24, 2017, 6:51 AM ]

http://app01.ottawa.ca/postingplans/appDetails.jsf?lang=en&appId=__0EJZ89

Deadline date for comments/ Date limite pour les commentaires: August 18 / 18 août 2017

After the Bell Summer Program

posted Jul 24, 2017, 6:41 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Jul 24, 2017, 6:41 AM ]

Children 6 to 12 years of age are welcome to join the After the Bell Summer program  to be  held from  4 to 6pm, Tuesday and Thursday  at the field house located at 29 Van Lang Private. The program, starts July 11th and runs until August 17. For more information, please contact Natasha at the Carlington Community Health Centre at 613-722-4000 ext. 322.

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