Friday May 31 to Sunday June 2.
Rockdale Road (417, exit 88) between the Esso gas station and the Fire Station (Frank Kenny Road).
Rent space, bring as many tables as you want, pay on-site. $20 per vendor. Money will be shared between the school and the Vars Optimist Club. Volunteers needed to help direct traffic, people, etc. To book your space, to volunteer or for all questions, contact – Rochelle 613-835-3535
Ottawa – The City of Ottawa’s new backyard pool safety rules are now in effect.
The new rules are contained in a By-law passed by Council earlier this year (Pool Enclosure By-law No. 2013-39).
Under the By-law, all pool owners must now ensure pool enclosure gates are self-closing, self-latching and locked at all times, except when the pool area is in use.
Existing pool enclosures installed with a permit remain compliant, but must be locked when the pool area is not in use. All new and replacement pool enclosures must comply with the new By-law.
The By-law has also updated fencing requirements for pools (including wading pools), hot tubs and fish ponds.
Requirements vary, so pool owners and prospective pool owners are encouraged to review the changes at ottawa.ca.
Throughout the spring and summer, the City and its partners will be informing the public about water safety and reminding residents to always keep children within arms’ reach around and in the water. The City of Ottawa will be inspecting pool enclosures in some neighbourhoods this summer to advise residents about the requirements of the new By-law.
For more information on water safety, visit ottawa.ca
As you may be aware, I suffered a major heart attack this past January 7th, followed by a severe bout of pneumonia, a tracheotomy and nerve damage in my leg. This was a turbulent and difficult time for both my family and I and unfortunately one that can only be chalked up to bad family genes.
After a lengthy road to recovery, I have been permanently released from the hospital. Although I am still rehabbing the nerve damage in my leg, I am glad to be back working for you and your family at City Hall.
We’ve made great progress these past two years on ensuring Orléans and Cumberland receives its fair share of investments. Roads are being widened and repaved, new parks are opening and we can celebrate the first new pool constructed since amalgamation right here in our community.
While we’ve achieved much together, there is still more to do. I’ll continue to fight for our fair share of investments while delivering tax rates and OC Transpo fares that are reasonable.
I’m looking forward to catching-up with you at the various events in our community over the spring/summer months.
As always, if I, or my office, can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.com or give us a call at 613-580-2489.
Please accept my profound and sincere gratitude for your kind words, support and understanding these past few months.
Stephen Blais Councillor Cumberland Ward
The Vars Optimist Club is looking for vendors to participate in a sale during our community Canada Day activities. The cost is $25 for the day and you must provide your own tables, chairs and awning. For information, please contact Lynne at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dump This Dump 2 is a community group that is looking into the effects of the Taggart Miller proposed waste management site. For additional information, please visit http://dumpthisdump2.ca/.