NCC Public Board Meeting

9 09 2019

The NCC has jurisdiction on some key pieces of land in our community.  Stay up to date by attending or watching their next quarterly board meeting.

Public Board of Directors Meeting

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

Date and time
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
8:30 am to 9:35 am (subject to change without notice.)

NCC Headquarters
40 Elgin Street, Room 324, Ottawa (Building access from Elgin Street.)

The meeting room is universally accessible. (First-come, first-served. Space is limited.)

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.

Universally accessible. Please let us know if you have any special needs.


Séance publique du conseil d’administration

Soyez des nôtres à la séance publique du conseil d’administration de la CCN.

Date et heure
Mardi 17 septembre 2019
De 8 h 30 à 9 h 35 (sous réserve de modifications sans préavis.)

Siège social de la CCN
40, rue Elgin, pièce 324, Ottawa
(Accès à l’édifice par l’entrée de la rue Elgin)

La pièce est d’accès universel. (Premier arrivé, premier servi. Les places sont limitées.)

Le projet d’ordre du jour sera affiché sur notre site Web dès qu’il sera disponible.

Un service d’interprétation simultanée sera offert. Si vous ne pouvez pas assister à la séance, vous pouvez regarder la webémission en direct.

Accès universel. Veuillez nous informer de vos besoins particuliers.



From the NCC: Tree planting at Remic Rapids Park

9 09 2019

From the National Capital Commission:


Tree planting at Remic Rapids Park

The National Capital Commission (NCC) would like to take this opportunity to provide an update on upcoming activities at Remic Rapids Park. Your help and support in sharing this information with your community is greatly appreciated.

In the winter of 2018-2019 the NCC undertook maintenance work at Remic Rapids Park to remove Buckhorn, an invasive species, to prepare the park for future planting. As part of the NCC’s emerald ash borer management strategy, the NCC will now be planting trees and shrubs at the park. A total of 3329 trees and shrubs, of 31 different species, will be planted.

Work will begin on September 9 at 7 am, and will continue for approximately one month, between the hours of 7 am and 4 pm, with minimal noise impact on nearby residents. The pathway will remain open throughout the work, but users may experience temporary delays when equipment is entering or exiting the park .We will continue to monitor the health and growth of these trees over time, and will carry out further work, as required.

We are continually seeking to improve our communications and the quality of information shared with community members regarding our emerald ash borer management activities. Should there be any additional information that you or your community would find useful, we would appreciate your feedback.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the NCC’s client services at 613-239-5000 or

Plantation d’arbres au parc des Rapides-Remic

La Commission de la capitale nationale (CCN) souhaite faire le point sur les activités à venir au parc des Rapides-Remic. La CCN vous serait reconnaissante de l’aider en transmettant cette information aux résidants de votre quartier.

À l’hiver 2018-2019, la CCN a entrepris des travaux d’entretien au parc des Rapides-Remic, dans le but d’en éliminer le pied de corbeau, une plante envahissante, et de préparer le sol en vue de la plantation d’arbres. Dans le cadre de sa stratégie de gestion de l’agrile du frêne, la CCN s’apprête maintenant à planter dans ce parc des arbres et des arbustres. Elle en plantera 3 329 en tout, de 31 espèces différentes.

Les travaux commenceront le 9 septembre à 7 h, se poursuivront pendant environ un mois et se dérouleront de 7 h à 16 h. Le niveau de bruit pour les résidants des environs sera maintenu au minimum. Le sentier restera ouvert tout au long des travaux, mais les usagers pourraient devoir patienter un peu lorsque le matériel entre et sort du parc. L’état de santé et la  croissance des arbres et arbustes plantés feront l’objet d’une surveillance au fil du temps, et d’autres travaux seront entrepris au besoin.

La CCN cherche constamment à améliorer ses communications et la qualité de l’information qu,elle transmet aux résidants des quartiers à propos de ses activités de gestion de l’agrile du frêne. Si d’autres renseignements vous étaient utiles, à vous ou aux résidants de votre quartier, veuillez lui en faire part.

Si vous avez des questions à ce propos, n’hésitez pas à communiquer avec le service à clientèle de la CCN, au 613-239-5000 ou à


Sewer work at Byron and Roosevelt

3 09 2019

Emergency sewer work was conducted last week at Byron/Roosevelt and is ongoing. The Councillor’s office has confirmed that the builder of the new homes on the southwest corner there had connected to an old discontinued sanitary sewer rather than the new pipe that runs in that stretch. That is now being corrected while the City and builder discuss who bears responsibility for originally making the wrong connection. Stay tuned for the outcome.

Westboro Community Association at this year’s FUSE!

26 08 2019

A good time was had by all last weekend at Westboro FUSE Festival, held August 17 and 18!  As we did last year, Westboro Community Association hosted Ecology Ottawa at our kiosk in support of their efforts to promote and protect a healthy, city-wide urban canopy.  In spite of a rainy weekend, Ecology Ottawa signed up 124 people for their Tree Giveaway Program, handed out 277 saplings, and raised $265 in on-site donations.  Thanks to Westboro tree-lovers everywhere!  You rock!


Fire Safety in our Ward

23 08 2019

In collaboration with Ottawa Fire Services, Councillor Leiper’s office is hosting an After the Fire Program information session. During the session there will be information on fire safety, how to prevent a fire and what to do if you discover a fire. The session was suggested after some recent devastating fires in the Hintonburg area, but it is open to residents from across the ward. The Councillor’s has offered to facilitate another session in another part of the ward if there is interest.


Petition for Ottawa’s Trees: Deadline is September 9, 2019

13 08 2019

Representatives of Community Associations for Environmental Sustainability (CAFES), Ecology Ottawa and the Greenspace Alliance for Canada’s Capital have prepared a petition asking the city to update Ottawa’s Tree By-Laws.

The deadline to sign the petition is September 9, 2019.


The petition can be signed by clicking here.

Survey for the Westboro Village Gateway Mural

8 08 2019

From the Westboro BIA:


Westboro Village Gateway Mural UPDATE

Have your say, fill out the survey
Please participate in our survey for the future gateway mural. For over 20 years, the Churchill mural has been an artistic attraction and known gateway to Westboro Village. Due to damages from graffiti and weather over the decades the mural, and the wall it is on, will need to undergo full restoration. As a result, we are seeking the community’s input on a new mural to be installed in 2020.

Please take the survey and click here.

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