COMMUNITY NOTES: From Councilor Gower’s Office – Stittsville Central
Councilor Glen Gower wants residents to be up to date and aware of the following upcoming and ongoing news that is relevant to our community.. He wants to hear your ideas for improving walking and cycling in Stittsville; provides vaccine update; ensure that people with mental health problems due to COVID-19 have the appropriate resources to seek help; informs us of upcoming utility works; confirm the dates of feedback from his Chat advisor; announces the next information sessions on new development applications; publicize the UPTick project and a town hall to find out more; mental health webinars hosted by the Rotary Club of Ottawa-Stittsville; the Rain Barrel fundraiser organized by the St. Thomas Anglican Church; and the Stittsville Volunteer Awards.
Helps identify missing links for cyclists and pedestrians
The City is currently updating the Transport master plan, which will include a Active transportation plan for pedestrian and cycle facilities. This new plan will establish the priorities and timelines for improving infrastructure over the next ten years.
Do you have any ideas to improve walking and cycling in Stittsville? Do you know of any “missing links” that need to be connected? Tell me about it by emailing [email protected], then join us on May 11 for a question period on Zoom. More information…
To date, more than 255,000 Ottawa residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This represents 29% of the population over 16 years old.
I was fortunate enough to get an appointment last week at a local pharmacy as part of the “40+” eligibility group. Please get your vaccine as soon as you are eligible to keep our community safe and healthy.
Visit the OPH Covid-19 Vaccination page to find out who can currently receive the Covid-19 vaccine and check out COVID-19 in Ottawa for the latest updates.
Take care of your mental health
It is normal for situations like COVID-19 to affect your mental health. Everyone will experience these events in their own way. It is quite natural to feel stress and worry during these times, so it is important to practice positive coping strategies.
Visit ottawapublichealth.ca for a list of mental health resources available to you. If you are in a crisis, please contact the Mental Health Crisis Line (24/7) at 613-722-6914. If you (or your child) are having thoughts of suicide or harming yourself, please call 9-1-1.
Bell utility works in Fringewood and Amberway
After a delay due to winter conditions, Bell contractors will resume fiber installation work in the Fringewood and Amberway neighborhoods. Work is expected to resume this week and last for about six weeks. And yes, Bell is obligated to restore lawns, walkways and landscaping to their original condition. Please email me if you have any questions or concerns.
Mark your calendar for May 4th for my next discussion with the advisors on Zoom. I will answer your questions live from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Zoom and Facebook. Details to follow.
Upcoming development briefings
UPTick Project Public Meeting – May 6
The UPTick project will soon be launching its second year of field activities in four Ottawa neighborhoods. Researchers at the University of Ottawa will continue their tick and Lyme disease project in the Kanata North and South, Stittsville and Carp regions this season. The project aims to assess the impacts of urban change on tick populations and the transmission of tick-borne diseases. Researchers will hold a virtual town hall to share information about this project and the results of the first year. More information…
The Rotary Club hosts webinars on mental health
The Rotary Club of Stittsville is offering two free webinars during Mental Health Week in May. The first webinar on May 3 is titled “Are the kids okay?” Three panelists will discuss youth mental health and addiction issues, followed by questions and answers. Register here… The second webinar on May 6 with Ryan Forsyth will focus on men’s mental health issues. Register here…
St. Thomas Church Rain Barrel Fundraiser
Save water, save money, and grow great gardens. This sale benefits St Thomas’ Anglican Church in Stittsville and includes optional home delivery. The pick-up event will take place at 1619 Stittsville Main St on Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with door-to-door deliveries in Stittsville starting after the event and continuing daily until they are completed. More information…
Call for Nominations – Stittsville Volunteer Awards
Do you know of an individual, business or community group that goes out of their way to make a difference in Stittsville? We want to hear about it! The Stittsville Volunteer Awards are an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the dedication of volunteers in our community. Nominations are now open in six different categories. Applications must be received by email at the end of the day on April 30, 2021 and the awards ceremony will take place online on June 3, 2021. Read more …
Get in touch!
My team and I work every day to answer your questions and connect residents with the resources they need. If we can help you in any way, please email me at [email protected] or leave a voicemail message at 613-580-2476. You can also follow – Twitter, Facebook – or visit the website for more information.
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