Just Food and the Digester Controversy
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Comments forwarded from Rainer Bloess by Bill Bratt
Follow up Notes from Blackburn Hamlet Community Meeting About the Just Food Farm Project held 7 February 2013 by Just Food.
Comments from S. Green 14 March 2013
Comments from Ron Coyles 15 March 2013
Comments from Eloi Duguay 18 March 2013
Comments from Robert Okeefe 21 March 2013
Comments from Henry Biessel 7 March 2013
Concerned Citizens Committee Update – April 7
Letter presented to NCC Board of Directors Apr 24th
Halton Recycling plant in Newmarket
Presentation by Working Group on the Digester to the BCA
Green's Creek Community Gathering
Follow up from meeting held 8 May 2013.
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Lafarge Blasting Update
Information from Lafarge with regards to blasting
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Inter Provincial Bridge Update
Information from Roche-GENIVAR with regards to the Round 3 Interprovincial Bridge Routes.
click on the following link to take you to their mesage with links to the reports. Information
Lafarge Meeting Update
At a recent meeting of the Blackburn Community Association, it was stated that the BCA would work with Lafarge to develop strategies for addressing ongoing concerns expressed by residents about blasting at the Bearbrook quarry.
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City of Ottawa Ash Tree Mix Map 2013
The map is the ashtree percentages in Blackburn Hamlet
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City of Ottawa Construction Map 2013
The map is the proposed construction projects in Blackburn Hamlet
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Lafarge Blasting Presentation
Lafarge made a presentation at the March BCA meeting and we have a copy that is available for download
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The ongoing and new projects are listed in the EORC newsletter. The importance of self care and caregiver support, NEW Grocery Bus service in Ottawa’s South End and Non profit organizations and Service Fees are some of the topics covered.
Green demolition in the Greenbelt
This project will contribute to further enhancing the natural vocation of Greenbelt lands
Phase 2B Round 2 Public Consultation Report now available
Hydrotechnical, Aeronautical and Economic Development Potential Reports now available
These and other reports can be accessed at ncrcrossings.ca under Resources.
The Round 2 Consultation Report documents the Round 2 activities and input received from the public. Its appendices present the detailed and/or verbatim comments received that will provide input to the technical teams working on the evaluation of the alignments and corridors.
The Round 2 Consultation Report is available for review on the Study website.
Ottawa-Orléans - Town Hall Meeting
Proposed Interprovincial Bridge Options
with M.P.P. Phil McNeely:
October 11, 2012 information
Location: The gymnasium of the Fallingbrook Community Elementary School
679 Deancourt Cres, Orléans, ON
Since April, Phil has been studying the NCC reports, and consulting the community concerning the proposed inter-provincial bridge options. He now wishes to present his findings to the public on Thursday October 11, 2012, 7 pm in the gymnasium of the Fallingbrook Community Elementary School, 679 Deancourt Cres, Orléans, ON.
February 2012 information
The project website for the detailed design of the Highway 417 Expansion, Operational Improvements and Infrastructure Rehabilitation project.
Personal Attacks and Robberies
Friday, December 30, 2011
This has become one of our priorities during the holiday season. There has been a rise in personal robberies across Ottawa where victims have been getting their cell phones (smart phones) and Ipods taken.
Some have resulted in violence where a weapon was used to intimidate the victim. Lots of these robberies have occurred on the O.C. Transpo buses.
We are requesting assistance in the communities if any information is heard or know to whom the suspects are????
Thank you very much in advance.... And I wish you all an excellent 2012.
East Cyrville CPC officer
Ottawa Police Service
613-236-1222 X 5054
Update on Recent Break and Enters and Advice
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 11:00 am
(Ottawa)- From June 2010 to the present, there have been 40 residential break & enters that have occurred in the Blackburn area that investigators linked to the same suspects.
On Friday December 9th, the East B&E Team, of the Ottawa Police Service, arrested and charged Stephen PAQUETTE and Christina CARSON in relation to these break-ins.
"This case has rattled the sense of security of residents in the Blackburn area. These arrests came as a result of public assistance and the tenacity of the investigative team", said Staff Sergeant Kal Ghadban of the Break & Team.
A photo was circulated to the media of a male suspect on December 7th, 2011. Subsequently, acting on tips received through Crime Stoppers, the two accused were arrested without incident in the Ottawa area. At this time, very little property has been recovered, but the investigation continues into the possibility of recovering more property. The investigation led to 133 charges being laid.
Charged: Stephen M. PAQUETTE 45 yrs of age Of Ottawa
Sent to bail court and held in custody
* 40 Counts of Break/Enter/Theft
* 6 Counts of Use of Stolen Credit Card
* 1 Count of Possession of a Stolen Credit Card
* 1 Count of Possession of Schedule 1 Substance
Christina CARSON 21 yrs of age, of Ottawa
Charged and released on a promise to appear. Next Court date is January 18th, 2012
* 29 Counts of Break/Enter/Theft
* 29 Counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime.
Staff Sergeant Kal Ghadban
Street Crime unit / Break and Enter Team
Telephone: 613-236-1222 ext. 5811
Ottawa Police Service / Service de police d'Ottawa
Crime Prevention at home. As well as tips to be proactive. Seeing that Christmas is just around the corner, this is perfect timing to also slide in tips to the Christmas shoppers.
Seeing that it's been an incredible time of year where it has been up and down with nice weather, people enjoy the fresh scent inside their house leaving open and unlocked windows. Unfortunately, this also brings the keen eyes of the burglars. In BlackburnHamlet, break & enters have risen in the past months. From OPS pamphlets "Ottawa is regarded by many as one of the safest cities in the world, but that's no reason to let your guard down."
Tips to securing your home:
* Leave doors and windows locked whenever possible, or always if possible.
* Use curtains on basement and garage windows to prevent others from shopping for goods.
* Store credit cards, identification and other valuables in a safe place, and use a safety deposit box for seldom used valuables (e.g., jewellery).
* Avoid leaving house and car keys available to a thief or intruder.
* Do not leave purses or valuables in view of persons at your door.
* Insist on seeing identification from sales and service people.
* Consider purchasing a home security system
* Keep tools, ladders and garbage pails locked away.
* Keep bicycles, barbecues and lawn equipment securely stored during winter season.
* Have adequate exterior lighting.
* Trim trees and shrubs that could easily hide intruders.
* Don't leave notes on your door.
* Don't leave spare keys hidden outside - they can be found.
* Don't use a nameplate outside of your house with your full name. A criminal can use this information to look up your number in the phone book and call to see if you are home
Tips for the snow birds, or winter vacationers
* Inform trusted neighbors or relatives of your vacation plans and where you can be reached. Leave a key with them so they can check your house.
* Have a neighbor park a car in your driveway, and pick up your mail, newspapers and flyers.
* Ask a neighbor to put one of their garbage bags in front of your house on collection day.
* Don't order merchandise for delivery while you are away, and cancel regular deliveries.
* Don't talk about your vacation plans with strangers or service people.
* Use your work address on your luggage tags so potential criminals won't know where your empty house is.
* Secure or remove valuables and firearms from your home.
* Leave your house with a lived-in look. Use automatic timers to turn on lights and radios.
* Have your lawn cut or snow removed while you are away.
* If you come home and see a door ajar or a window broken, call the police immediately. NEVER enter the dwelling. If it looks suspicious - don't hesitate - call police.
Tips for Christmas Shoppers.
* Don't leave personal identification, vehicle registration or insurance certificates, or credit cards in your vehicle.
* Remove valuables and shopping bags from view. This includes loose change and electronic devices such as Ipods, cell phones and GPS navigation systems.
* Never leave your vehicle running and unattended.
* Close windows and lock the doors.
* Never leave your car or house keys in your vehicle.
* Park in well lit areas with pedestrian traffic.
Make the Right Call
Emergency or Crime in progress
Call centre: to report theft, property
Damage, missing person or stolen vehicle.
Community Police Centers in your area.
For BlackBurnHamlet : 613-236-1222 ext 5047
NCC Forest Management Activities in the Greenbelt - Chapel Hill North
Work is scheduled to begin the week of November 21, 2011 through to December 16, 2011
from 7 am to 5 pm,
Monday to Friday.
A Warning for Blackburn Residents
Over the last few months, Ottawa Police have been working on several break and enter crimes in Blackburn Hamlet. This is to make residents aware and to call in any suspicious persons observed in the area.
A few incidents have been committed at night, usually on the weekends. Some of the homes which have been targeted back onto pathways or park areas. Residents are not home, and thieves target small items which are easy to carry away. No suspect description is known at this time.
Several homes have been targeted during the daytime. The suspects are one male and one female, both described as having shoulder length brown hair and a slim build. The female has been seen knocking on doors in the areas of the break ins.
I am asking residents who observe suspicious persons or who answer the door to canvassers with no ID, to call police immediately.
In addition, residents are requested to ensure all doors, including the garage, remain locked at all times. Ensure the basement and all other windows are secured. Alarm systems, window bars and deadbolt locks which lock into a reinforced door frame are recommended.
Please pass the word to neighbours.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Ottawa Police Service.
Det R. Reeve
Ottawa Police Service
Break and Enter Investigations - East
613-236-1222 ext 3436
An organization calling itself "Canadian Council for Safety and Families" is canvassing
the Blackburn area selling CPR courses door to door. Any claims made that the Blackburn Community Association
is sponsoring or otherwise endorsing this organization are false.
This same group circulated through Blackburn in 2008, calling itself "Educational Partners Association".
For more information, please refer to last week's EMC newspaper (July 22nd, page 9) and visit the Better Business
Bureau website where the group is listed under its older name.
Police are investigating six cases of theft in the Orléans area this week that all have a similar pattern.
Ottawa police said Thursday that in all the cases, a female is targeted after parking her vehicle at a shopping centre or school. When the victim returns to her vehicle she finds that one of the tires is flat.
more information from the Ottawa Citizen