January 2022 Newsletter

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Happy New Year!

We wish that the news as we start 2022 was different than what we were experiencing at the start of 2021. With the Omicron variant spreading quickly, case counts in Ottawa are higher than they have ever been since the start of the pandemic in 2020. The good news is that the City of Ottawa has the highest rate of vaccination of any city in Ontario. This should help us.

Covid realities aside, the members of the Convent Glen-Orléans Wood Community Association wish all of you a Happy New Year. May 2022 bring you health, hope and compassion.

On January 3rd, the provincial government made an announcement listing new restrictions due to the rising case counts, including delaying a return to in-person learning for students: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1001394/ontario-temporarily-moving-to-modified-step-two-of-the-roadmap-to-reopen

For data on the local numbers, please consult Ottawa Public Health’s Covid-19 dashboard:  https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/reports-research-and-statistics/daily-covid19-dashboard.aspx

We’re all feeling tired as we head into the third calendar year touched by this pandemic. Try to be a little more kind to yourself and others. We’ll get through this. 

photo of people at the 2020 Winter Carnival

Save-the-date: CGOWCA Winter Carnival

*New Date: Saturday February 19

Plans are in the works for a 2022 Winter Carnival, to take place outdoors at the community rink behind Convent Glen Catholic Elementary School.  Watch for more details, the event will depend on pandemic conditions and restrictions.

a stack of vehicles: a bicycle on top of a scooter on top of a van on top of a bus

City of Ottawa Transportation Master Plan

The City of Ottawa has launched Phase 3 of its consultation on the Transportation Master Plan. During this phase of engagement, the public is invited to provide input on the close to 70 proposed transportation-related policies to be included in Part 1 of the TMP.  

These policies – developed in line with the Official Plan, and the new realities of our growing city – will guide our transportation decisions and networks to 2046 and help Ottawa fulfill its vision of becoming the most liveable mid-sized city in North America.  Residents are also invited to use the online engagement tools to provide feedback on the pedestrian and cycling projects that are proposed for implementation from 2023 onwards and a proposed network of paved shoulders to be added to rural roads at the time of resurfacing. 

The online questionnaires and a link to the mapping activities can be found on the project website along with the draft policy document, one-pagers, a discussion paper on transportation and climate change, and more. Residents are welcome to share questions or comments with the TMP team by emailing tmpupdate@ottawa.ca.

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Orléans Corridor Secondary Plan

The Open House for the Orléans Corridor Secondary Plan will occur on Tuesday, January 25th, 2022 from 7:00pm until 9:00pm.

This discussion will consist of a presentation explaining the Secondary Plan, followed by an in-depth breakout room discussion.

Each breakout room will go over a specific study area, and during the registration, participants will register for one of the specific breakout rooms:

  1. Jeanne d’Arc Station
  2. Convent Glen Station and Place d’Orléans Station
  3. Trim Station
  4. Saint Joseph Boulevard
  5. Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard

Register for the Open House: https://s-ca.chkmkt.com/?e=254130&h=334D7947871DDF8&l=en

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