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Richmond Bakery sign goes up for auction

(Richmond Bakery circa 2014. Photo via Google Streetview.)

The Richmond Bakery sign has been put up for auction. The owners of Danby’s Roadhouse, who took over the building earlier this year, posted this note to Facebook today:

We are auctioning off the Richmond Bakery sign online in conjunction with the reopening of the Richmond Bakery – Grand opening this Saturday and Sunday August 20 and 21st.  All bids in minimum $10 increments and bids must be on the picture attached to this post on Danbys Roadhouse FaceBook page. Bid starts at $100. All proceeds to the Richmond Food bank. Bidding starts effective August 16, 2016, closing August 21st at 4pm (last bid time stamped at 3:59pm wins). Good luck to all! Continue reading


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Precautionary Boil Water Advisory in effect for Kings Park communal well water users in Richmond

UPDATE: The boil water advisory has been lifted as of Sunday evening.

(press release from Ottawa Public Health)

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has issued a precautionary Boil Water Advisory for users of the communal well water system in the Kings Park community in Richmond. The advisory is being issued due to a depressurization in the communal well system in the area. This advisory is in effect until further notice.

City staff will be on location in Richmond delivering notices to affected residents.

Water users in the affected area are asked to bring their water to a rolling boil for at least one minute before using it for all consumption purposes, including drinking, making juice, ice and infant formula, as well as for use in food preparation.

After boiling, if water is not needed immediately, it should be placed in clean containers to cool in the refrigerator. Boiled water should be used when brushing teeth. Boiled water should also be used to rinse dishes after washing. Other non-consumption uses, such as showering, are safe.

If you are unable to boil water, you should consume only bottled water. More info available here:What you should know during a boil water advisory.

This advisory will be rescinded once Ottawa Public Health is satisfied that water quality has been restored and tap water is safe to drink.

Additional information is available at ottawa.ca, or by calling 3-1-1, or Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744.  You can also connect with Ottawa Public Health on Facebook and Twitter (@ottawahealth).


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PHOTOS: 2016 edition of the Upper Jock River Race

Dozens of paddlers raced down the Jock River on a cold but sunny Saturday, taking part in a tradition dating back to 1971. All photos by Barry Gray.

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Paddling down river at the Jock River Race. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral.

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. First paddlers down the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
First paddlers down the Jock River.

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Paddlers on the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Splashing through some rapids on the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)

Nearing the finish on the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Nearing the finish.
RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Splashing through rapids on the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Splashing through rapids on the Jock.
RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Paddlers passing the church in Richmond and nearing the finish. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Paddlers passing the church in Richmond and nearing the finish.

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Paddling down the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Paddling down the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Shooting through some rapids on the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Shooting through some rapids
RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Bundled up for the cold on the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Bundled up for the cold.

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Jock River paddler. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Nearing the finish line. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Nearing the finish line.
Pirates of the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Pirates of the Jock River.
RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. All kinds of pirates on the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
All kinds of pirates on the Jock River. There was a prize for best costume this year.

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Paddlers on the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Finish line at the Jock River Race. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Chili and hot chocolate at the finish line. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Chili and hot chocolate at the finish line.
RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Finish line. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
At the finish line.
Going to the dogs on the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
The race goes to the dogs.
RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Celebrations at the finish line at the Jock River race. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Celebrations at the finish line.

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Paddle boarders on the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Approaching the finish line at the Jock River Race. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
A crowded field approaching the finish line.

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Proposed pipeline project would include 20 megawatt pumping station

Hydro One and Hydro Ottawa are planning extensive infrastructure upgrades to support the power requirements of the proposed Energy East pipeline, including 20 megawatts for a pumping station near Richmond.

“Initial plans to service this customer will require extensive infrastructure upgrades due to the proposed remote location of their station and the size of the load they require,” said Dan Seguin, a spokesperson with Hydro Ottawa.

He said it was too early to say how much those upgrades would cost, or who would pay for them. Continue reading


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Vintage Richmond Bakery sign uncovered during renovations

“Coolest find ever! Painted on the block under the old sign,” wrote Deb Mallett on a Richmond community Facebook group where this photo was posted.

It was uncovered when the “old” back-lit Richmond Bakery sign was removed during renovations. Mallett is converting the old bakery building into a pub-style restaurant to be known as Danby’s Road House.

Do any of our readers know how old the uncovered sign may be?

Richmond Bakery
Richmond Bakery / Photo from Google Streetview

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Rideau-Goulbourn community leaders prep for breakfast meeting with the mayor

From the Richmond Village Association web site:

Mayor Jim Watson has invited our RVA President, Tino Bevacqua, as well as other community leaders in the Rideau-Goulbourn Ward to join him and Councillor Scott Moffatt for breakfast on Nov. 30th.  The purpose of the meeting is to open communication between the Mayor and community leaders.  Our President plans to raise two broad topics with the Mayor, the coming 2018 celebrations and Richmond’s need for Community space.  Are there other topics that should be considered in the context of this breakfast meeting?”

You can share your topic ideas here.


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Saturday craft and flea market at Ritchie Feed and Seed in November

(Press release)

The sun poured through the greenhouse as vendors set up their wares at the first of four Saturday craft and flea market events last weekend at Ritchie Feed and Seed in Richmond.

The first Saturday opened with a variety of goods and goodies for the buyer at 5901 Ottawa Street. Ritchie invited vendors with wares ranging from garage sales type items to elegant crafts. Tables that otherwise would be full of plants for the gardener were heaped with selections of items to appeal to the treasure hunter and the gift buyer. Continue reading


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Richmond Bakery sign to be auctioned off

(Richmond Bakery circa 2014. Photo via Google Streetview.)

UPDATE, OCTOBER 8: The Goulbourn Museum’s Curator Manager Kathryn Jamieson sent along this note:

“Goulbourn Museum wants to preserve the history of the Richmond Bakery. If community members have any small items such as old price lists, bread bags, or other memorabilia with the bakery name on them, they would love to hear from you. We would also like to collect anecdotes and photographs from the 75 years the Richmond Bakery was in business. Local residents can email me directly at: kathryn@goulbournmuseum.ca.”

As for the Richmond Bakery sign, Jamieson says it’s wonderful that it will be auctioned to raise money for the Richmond Food Bank: “We hope that whoever purchases the sign in the auction can give it a good home. Although we’d love to preserve it, Goulbourn Museum is simply too small and we wouldn’t have the storage space.”

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The familiar Richmond Bakery sign will be auctioned off later this year when the building reopens as Danby’s Road House.

When the Richmond Bakery shut its doors in August 2014, there was interest in the bakery sign from both the community and collectors, including the Goulbourn Museum. Continue reading


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Boil Water Advisory for King’s Park residents in Richmond

(via the City of Ottawa)

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has issued a precautionary Boil Water Advisory for users of the King’s Park communal well water system in the village of Richmond. The advisory is being issued due to an equipment malfunction which has resulted in a loss of water pressure in the area.  This advisory affects approximately 215 water users and is in effect until further notice.

City staff are on location delivering notices to affected residents.

Water users in the affected area are asked to bring their water to a rolling boil for at least one minute before using it for all consumption purposes, including drinking, making juice, ice and infant formula, as well as for use in food preparation.

After boiling, the water should be left to cool before being used, or it should be placed in clean containers to cool in the refrigerator. Boiled water should be used when brushing teeth. Boiled water should also be used to rinse dishes after washing. Other non-consumption uses, such as showering, are safe.

If you are unable to boil water, you should consume only bottled water.  More info available here: What you should know during a boil water advisory.

This advisory will be rescinded once Ottawa Public Health is satisfied that water quality has been restored and tap water is safe to drink.  Bringing the water to a rolling boil for at least one minute will kill the microorganisms.

Additional information is available at ottawa.ca, or by calling 3-1-1, or Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744.  You can also connect with Ottawa Public Health on Facebook and Twitter (@ottawahealth).


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David Wilcox, Jason Blaine headline 171st Richmond Fair

The Richmond Fair is coming up this weekend, September 17-20 at the Richmond Fairgrounds. Music headliners include David Wilcox on Friday night and Jason Blaine on Saturday night.

The event also includes a midway, agricultural exhibits and demonstrations, and lots more for the entire family.

You can find more info at richmondfair.ca


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Stalled Hyde Park development in Richmond sold to new developer

Stittsville isn’t the only community with a large unfinished residential project.  The Hyde Park project was supposed to be a 92-unit retirement residence. It went into receivership in the spring of 2014, although there was some done on the building after that.

Here’s an update from the Richmond Village Association:

The assets of the company known as “Hyde Park Residences Inc.” have been sold with the approval of the Ontario Superior Court.   The buyer, Silver Maple Developments, has taken over management of existing residences and is proceeding with plans to complete the construction of unfinished buildings on the site located just off Nixon Farm Road in Richmond.

Mr. Alan McCafferty, local resident and CEO of the company which now owns the property, stated they are in the early stages of securing and cleaning up the construction site.  This is an important part of the process of discovering what needs to be done before commencing construction.  Mr. McCafferty has taken steps to meet with existing residents of the Hyde Park community to answer questions and open lines of communication on plans going forward.   In the not too distant future there will be a formal “rebranding and launch” of the project.  At present, the goal is to continue cleaning and securing the site with hopes of having the apartment buildings at the back of the property ready for occupancy early in 2016.  Construction of the large concrete structure currently known as Immanuel House will not recommence before the spring of 2016.  More details will be forthcoming as plans are formulated.

Rebirth of this important facility is welcome news for Richmond!


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Richmond Village Association to hold candidate Q&A on September 2

The Richmond Village Association is holding an all-candidates Q&A on Wednesday, September 2. The event takes place at the Dining Hall next to the Arena in Richmond at 6107 Perth Street from 7:00pm-9:30pm.

Here in our neighbourhood, the Stittsville Village Association is also planning a candidate event before election day on October 19.

Stittsville and Richmond are part of the new riding of Carleton.


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WATCH: HANDS UP! Short film about the 1938 Richmond Bank Robbery

From Youtube:

“This short movie was based on actual events surrounding the infamous 1938 bank robbery at the Bank of Nova Scotia in Richmond Ontario. The script was written by students at Sacred Heart High School in Stittsville, Ontario, based on research and published accounts of the actual robbery by journalist John Curry. In addition, more than 25 grade 11 students, under the leadership of Marina Westbrook, served as both cast and crew. Local businesses and the Goulbourn Museum stepped forward to provide historical signage, props and locations. This production was shot in Richmond and Stittsville over the course of 3 days by videographer / director Sandy Durocher. This included the exterior of the building in Richmond where the actual bank robbery occurred 77 years before.” (More about the film.)


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UPDATE: Bear may be looking for honey in Richmond

Here’s a note posted to the Richmond Facebook Group.

“There has been an adult male bear in the woods, back of the houses at Ottawa and Fowler Streets. It may be interested in the bee hives there but there is now an electric fence around the hives which should deter it once it’s snout has been zapped. It has also pulled down a bird feeder. It was seen about 3 days ago and has been seen today as well (Tuesday). Bear sightings do happen around Richmond every year so it likely will leave soon.”

A bear (maybe the same one) was spotted near South Carleton High School and Richmond Public School earlier this week.

Richmond bear sighting, via Facebook


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Bear sighting near South Carleton High School

 

South Carleton High School was briefly under a “Shelter in Place” status this morning after a bear was spotted near the school.

“A community member contacted us and Richmond Public to indicate a bear had been sighted near the Jock River earlier this morning,” principal Colin Anderson told StittsvilleCentral.ca. Continue reading


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