June 15 Newsletter 2020

June 15, 2020 newsletter from Rawlson King, City Councillor for Rideau-Rockcliffe.

Manor Park Town Hall

Please join me, Manor Park Community Association, MP Mona Fortier, and MPP Lucille Collard for a virtual Town Hall this Monday, June 15 at 7:30 pm. We will focus our discussion on Manor Park, local issues, and the government response to COVID-19. Please sign up to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvc-CupzkvEtfDI_RbmbXo3QqNxwCDK8HE

Anti-Racism and Ethnocultural Relations Survey in development.

The City of Ottawa is seeking input from racialized residents to share stories on their lived experiences and their ideas on how to better address racism in our city.

The City also wants to hear your ideas on how the City can better address systematic racism and integrate anti-racism approaches in its strategies and policies. A survey will be launched soon to build a conversation around systemic racism and strengthen efforts to address it. In the coming weeks, a public engagement strategy will be designed and implemented to engage residents in the shaping of the City of Ottawa’s first Anti-Racism Strategy.

Visit this page for updates: https://engage.ottawa.ca/anti-racism-and-ethnocultural-relations-initiatives

COVID-19 UPDATES

City of Ottawa July reopening plan

To safeguard public health, the City will focus on:

  • Facility retrofits to facilitate physical distancing and safe workplace conditions for City employees
  • Staffing and service delivery changes to limit crowd sizes, and promote online services for residents
  • Providing City employees with appropriate personal protective and preventative measures
  • Health screening of employees and the public
  • Frequent and thorough cleaning all City facilities
  • Communicating updates to employees and residents as the situation evolves
  • Recommending residents to wear masks while on City property when physical distancing isn’t possible
  • Requiring masks on public transit

Recovery Phase 1: Restart (July)

Recreation and parks

Community and Social Services

Counter services

Public transit

Committee Meetings

Emergency and Protective Services

WEEKLY ONLINE CHECK-INS 
Considering the impact of physical distancing and isolation on the mental wellness of communities, and to foster our sense of community in COVID-19 times, CAWI and Community Development Framework (CDF) will be hosting weekly online check-ins: Every Wednesday at 1 pm on Zoom. Our next check-in is scheduled for Wednesday, June 17th at 1 pm. The check-ins are an opportunity for community members to connect and chat with people across Ottawa.

*NEW* You may now call into our Weekly Check-Ins for FREE using the toll-free number provided below! 

CAWI & CDF Weekly Check-ins on Zoom 

IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON WOMXN, GIRLS, AND GENDER-DIVERSE PEOPLE 
CAWI has initiated a short online survey to collect lived experiences from womxn and gender-diverse people from different communities across Ottawa, to better understand how they are dealing with challenges posed by COVID-19.  PLEASE NOTE - This survey is fully anonymous.https://forms.gle/Ab7Q5iU8vm1jXfc18
Please share this form widely in your communities. If you would like to fill this form through the telephone instead, please contact: (613) 294-3799 

Electric Scooter Pilot

Electric kick scooters are coming to the City’s roads, bike lanes, pathways and footbridges. Council approved piloting their use and rental in Ottawa until the end of October. The pilot will begin after contracts are in place with e-scooter sharing companies. Sharing companies will follow Ottawa Public Health guidelines to sanitize e-scooters and provide in-app education about hand washing, physical distancing and how to ride and park safely and courteously. If the pilot is a success, it can be extended for four more years.

Traffic Impacts

Highway 417 on and off ramps – The following on- and off-ramps connected to Highway 417 will close as part of the Nicholas Bridge replacement project:

  • Highway 417 eastbound to Nicholas Street, from Thursday, June 11 at 10 pm until Friday, June 12 at 5 am
  • Riverside Drive northbound to Highway 417 eastbound, from Thursday, June 11 at 10 pm until Friday, June 12 at 5 am and from Thursday June 18 at 10 pm to Friday, June 19 at 5 am
  • Vanier Parkway southbound to Highway 417 eastbound, from Thursday, June 11 at 10 pm until Friday, June 12 at 5 am from Wednesday June 17 at 10 pm to Thursday, June 18 at 5 am
  • Highway 417 eastbound to St Laurent Boulevard from Friday, June 12 at 10 pm until Saturday, June 13 at 5 am
  • St Laurent Boulevard southbound to Highway 417 eastbound from Friday, June 12 at 10 pm until Saturday, June 13 at 5 am
  • St Laurent Boulevard northbound to Highway 417 westbound, from Sunday, June 14 at 10 pm until Monday, June 15 at 1 am
  • Riverside Drive northbound to Highway 417 westbound from Monday, June 15 at 10 pm until Tuesday, June 16 at 1 am and from Tuesday, June 16 at 10 pm to Wednesday, June 17 at 5 am
  • St Laurent Boulevard southbound to Highway 417 westbound from Monday, June 15 at 10 pm until Tuesday, June 16 at 1 am
  • Vanier Parkway southbound to Highway 417 westbound from Tuesday, June 16 at 1 am to 5 am
  • Highway 417 westbound to Vanier Parkway from Tuesday, June 16 at 10 pm to Wednesday, June 17 at 5 am
  • Lees Avenue northbound to Highway 417 eastbound from Tuesday, June 16 at 10 pm to Wednesday, June 17 at 5 am
  • Nicolas Street southbound to Highway 417 eastbound from Tuesday, June 16 at 10 pm to Wednesday, June 17 at 5 am
  • Vanier Parkway southbound to Highway 417 westbound from Wednesday June 17 at 10 pm to Thursday, June 18 at 5 am
  • Highway 417 eastbound to Vanier Parkway from Wednesday June 17 at 10 pm to Thursday, June 18 at 5 am

 

 

 

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Address: 110 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa, ON, K1P 1J1