COMMUNITY NOTES: from the desk of Councillor Gower

It’s not too late, Councillor Gower wants to hear your ideas on walking and cycling missing links – are there pathways and routes that don’t connect? The Councillor provides a weekly update on the vaccine situation in Ottawa; informs residents that the upcoming Wild Parsnip management program is starting up again this year on May 25; a portion of Huntmar will be closed from May 28 – 31 for utility work; mark your calendars for the 2021 edition of the Stittsville Volunteer Awards to be held on June 3 via Zoom and Facebook live; and on June 16 in partnership with EnviroCentre, Councillor Gower is holding a workshop on urban cycling as part of Let’s Bike month.

Vaccine Update
To date, more than 400,000 doses of vaccines have been administered in Ottawa and more than 50% per cent of Ottawa residents 18 years and older have received at least one dose.

Visit the OPH Covid-19 Vaccination page to learn who can currently get the Covid-19 vaccine and check out COVID-19 in Ottawa for the latest updates.

The Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order remains in effect, requiring everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes.

Help Identify Missing Links for Walking & Cycling
Have ideas on how to improve walking and cycling in Stittsville? Know of any “missing links” that need connecting? Now’s your chance to provide feedback! Send an email to glen.gower@ottawa.ca. Thanks to the many residents who have shared their feedback so far!  Watch the video from last Tuesday’s meeting about the Active Transportation Plan…


Huntmar Closure May 28-31
Huntmar Drive will be closed between Palladium and Maple Grove for utility work, from May 28 at 6:00pm to May 31 at 6:00am. Detour signage will be in place.

2021 Stittsville Volunteer Awards
Save the date! This year’s award ceremony is on Thursday, June 3 at 7:00pm, streamed on Zoom and Facebook. Everyone is welcome. Details to come.

Wild Parsnip. Photo via the City of Ottawa.

Wild Parsnip Management Starts May 25
The 2021 Wild Parsnip Program will start on May 25, 2021, weather permitting. Similar to years past, the goal is to reduce the growth of wild parsnip in highly-infested areas while ensuring that environmentally-sensitive areas and public safety are not adversely impacted. Read more…

Let’s Bike! A Virtual Workshop on Urban Cycling – June 16
As part of Let’s Bike Month, we’ve partnered with EnviroCentre to offer a free community workshop giving tips on urban cycling. The virtual event will be held on Wednesday June 16 at 6 pm, via Zoom. More info…


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