Volunteer opportunities at the Orléans Plasma Donor Center

A message from the Canadian Blood Services.

In anticipation of the opening of the Orleans Plasma Donor Centre, we are recruiting bilingual volunteers for in-centre activities and raising awareness about plasma.

To learn more:
David Thériault
Business development

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Outdoor rinks 2021 / Patinoires extérieures 2021

Ice Rink VolunteerThe Cardinal Creek Community Association (CCCA) is looking for high school and college/ university student volunteers and paid rink attendants for this winter outdoor ice rink season at Cardinal Creek Park on Trim Road.  Volunteer hours will go towards high school credits. Responsibilities include preparing the base ice, clearing snow from rinks, monitoring the heated shed and rinks and flooding the rink.  Please join our community efforts this season.  Send your CV to: president@cardinalcreek.org

L’association communautaire Cardinal Creek est à la recherche d’étudiants de niveau secondaire, collégial ou universitaire pour des postes de bénévoles et des postes rémunérés pour opérer la patinoire extérieure du Parc Communautaire Cardinal Creek sur le chemin Trim. Les heures de bénévolat seront reconnues. Les responsabilités incluent la préparation de la base, le nettoyage de la patinoire après les chutes de neige, l’entretien et l’arrosage de la surface, et assurer un présence à la cabine chauffée. Joignez-vous à nous cette saison. Envoyez votre CV à president@cardinalcreek.org.

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2021 Garage Sale Saturday Aug 28 – Vente de Garage Samedi 28 Août

The Cardinal Creek Garage Sale 2021 is on Saturday August 28, rain or shine, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Click for a map of Cardinal Creek.

La vente de garage de Cardinal Creek 2021 est le samedi 28 août de 8h à 13h, beau temps, mauvais temps.

Le territoire desservi est indiqué sur cette carte.

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Stage 2 LRT – Notice of Closures

CCCA Residents, the City of Ottawa announces road closures in August due to Stage 2 LRT. We don’t post them all here, but this one appears to be major:

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project motorists travelling Trim Road, and OR 174, should anticipate mobility impacts as crews work to realign Trim Road.

Our apologies for the delay in this public notice, we experienced late changes in the detour and start date.

Full closure of Trim Road between Jeanne D’Arc Boulevard and Old Montreal Road.

Monday August 2, 2021 as early as 9:00 pm to August 13, 2021 at 5:30 am.

Full closure of OR 174 WB Cameron Street to Tenth Line.

Thursday August 5, 2021 as early as 7:00 pm to August 9, 2021 at 5:30 am.

WHAT / WHERE:       
Full Closure OR 174 EB Trim Road to Cameron Street.

Thursday August 5, 2021 as early as 7:00 pm to August 9, 2021 at 5:30 am.

For more, see https://mailchi.mp/32a472faaa85/notice-of-closures?e=57fcfaf3b7


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Infrastructure investment in Cardinal Creek Park and Coyote Trail Park

We have received this important message from our Councillor’s office this morning. It brings clarification to the announcement made at the CCCA AGM. Here is the email:

Hello everyone,

At the Cardinal Creek Community Association Annual General Meeting of June 10th, 2021, I announced that Orléans was successful in its application for a share of federal infrastructure funding. I’d like to correct the announcement and tell you that the pathway directly behind Caprihani will not be paved. This was a mistake and I own it completely. The project description in the application was misleading and not accurate in describing the pathway that needs rehabilitation and improvement.

The pathway that will be rehabilitated is east of the waterway, between Cardinal Creek Park and Coyote Trail park. The photo below accurately showcases the location. It is a pathway I use often when I walk with Elliot and Norman, and I am familiar with its condition. It can use some love as it is in much worse shape than the rest of the network in the park. It’s location along the waterway presents unique challenges for construction, but that does not mean we will neglect its state and let it deteriorate further.

It is standard practice for staff from infrastructure, or parks or social services to submit applications on behalf of the City of Ottawa for Provincial and Federal funding programs, even if they include very short construction timelines, and even shorter application windows. In this case, the nearest street needed to be included for reference and did not consider the pathway that IS behind Caprihani. The process is not perfect and I have connected with them in the last few days to review and share learnings. As more information related to this project becomes available, I will be sharing with the community and community association.

Announcements like this one rarely creates unanimity. I know that there are some that will delight at this news and others that will be upset. I also know that this episode has caused frustration and panic. For those unhappy with this new development, I offer my sincere apologies.

We have been and will continue to be at our best for our community when we collaborate. In the last few days, I received correspondence that included heated rhetoric and veiled language. This is unnecessary. It will not deter me from working hard for you, using every tool made available to me, pursuing any opportunities to invest in our community. Dollars from all levels of government play a critical role in making Orléans a community to live, work, play and accessible for all.

I take away learnings from this experience. For me, it continues to reinforce the value of public meetings and consultation. Some of our best ideas and opportunities have been the result of getting our community together to look over some plans and give you the opportunity to engage with me, my team and city staff. We, as residents, know our communities best and together we can move forward. I wholeheartedly commit to holding these meetings in person as soon as it is safe to do so. I am reminded of how much we support each other, as well as how much more effective and productive we are as a team when we work together instead of against each other.

As always, I am here for you. You can reach me at this email, or via phone at 613-580-2471.

– Matt

Councillor Matt Luloff
Ward 1 – Orléans

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OC Transpo Service Change Information

The CCCA received the following communication form OC Transpo:

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure the safety of all our customers and staff, OC Transpo is conducting a virtual outreach for the upcoming June 2021 Service Change, starting on June 20th.

Attached is a .PDF document highlighting information regarding OC Transpo’s June Service change and including how customers can get more detailed information for their specific travel needs through our website, Travel Planner and Customer Service.

Thank you very much in advance for your help in sharing information regarding the June Service Change with your groups, clients, residents and customers.

Wishing you a safe and wonderful summer season!

Service Changes PDF
Changements de service à partir du 20 juin 2021 FRA

OC Transpo Community Engagement / Engagement communautaire d’OC Transpo
OC Transpo Customer & Community Relations
Transportation Services Department | Direction générale des transports
City of Ottawa |Ville d’Ottawa
tel | tél (613) 842-3642
925 Belfast Rd., Ottawa, ON K1G 0Z4
Internal Mail Code 17-8000

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CCCA AGM June 10, 2021, 7pm – AGA 10 juin 2021, 19h

AGM - AGADear Residents,

You are cordially invited to the Cardinal Creek Community Association (CCCA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 7 to 8 p.m. on-line. Please write to webmaster@cardinalcreek.org to get the participant’s link (will be shared when available before the meeting).

The board will present the President’s report, and the Treasurer’s report.

We will also present the activities for 2021-2022, in accordance to regulations concerning COVID-19:

  • Community Clean up
  • Children’s Community Garden
  • CCCA Residential Tree Giveaway
  • GeoHeritage Day

We are also happy to announce that the nomination period has closed with the following Board of Director positions are filled by acclamation:

  • President: Sandra Stefanik
  • Vice-President: Martin d’Anjou
  • Treasurer: Naim Ghawi
  • Secretary: Sandra Khawam

Residents are always welcome to contact the Board to lead the following type of activities:

  • Ice Rinks
  • Environment
  • Youth
  • Outreach
  • Webmaster
  • Neighborhood watch
  • Volunteer coordinator
  • Other activities proposed by residents in consultation with the Board

CCCA Board of Directors

AGM - AGAChers résident(e)s

Vous êtes cordiallement invités à l’Assemblée Générale Annuelle (AGA) de l’Association Communautaire Cardinal Creek, qui aura lieu le jeudi 10 juin 2021 de 19h à 20h en-ligne. Ecrivez à webmaster@cardinalcreek.org pour obtenir un lien de participation (sera partagé lorsque disponible avant l’assemblée).

Le conseil présentera le Rapport de la Présidente, ainsi que le Rapport du Trésorier.

Vennez apprendre les détails des activités pour 2021-2022, dans le respect des règlements entourant la COVID-19:

  • Nettoyage de quartier
  • Activités du Jardin communautaire des enfants
  • Distribution d’arbres résidentiels de l’ACCC
  • Journée Géohéritage (Patrimoine Géologique)

Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer que la periode de nomination est close et que les postes suivants au Conseil de Direction sont comblés par acclamation:

  • Présidente: Sandra Stefanik
  • Vice-président: Martin d’Anjou
  • Trésorier: Naim Ghawi
  • Secrétaire: Sandra Khawam

Les résidents sont toujours les bienvenus à contacter le Conseil pour tout type d’activité, telles que:

  • Patinoires
  • Environment
  • Jeunesse
  • Sensibilisation
  • Webmestre
  • Surveillance de quartier
  • Coordination des bénévoles
  • Autres activities proposées par les residents en consultation avec le Conseil

Le Conseil de direction de l’ACCC

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Notice of Weekend Lane at Jeanne d’Arc/Ramp Closures and Construction Work

Notice of Weekend Lane/Ramp Closures and Construction Work
April 30, 2021

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, motorists as well as residents, whose homes are near the OR174, should anticipate weekend mobility impacts as crews working to complete drainage and utilities work. Over the course of the weekend, work will require the closing of eastbound lanes at Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard and the OR174 to facilitate work for the future Jeanne d’Arc LRT Station construction. In addition, lane closures in both direction between the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway and Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard will take place.

What/ Where

OR174 Eastbound:

•    All lanes closed at the Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard and OR174 Interchange. Motorists will need to exit from the off-ramp to make their way over Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard to access the on-ramp to continue eastbound. Traffic will be directed by around-the-clock Duty Police.
•    Closure of the southbound Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard on-ramp to OR174 eastbound.

OR174 Westbound:

  • Reduced to one lane between Jeanne D’Arc Boulevard and Sir George-Etienne Cartier Parkway.
  • Residents near the Interchange can expect the following construction activities over the weekend to take place during day and night:
  • Drilling and installation of drainage and utilities will occur day and night which may result in audible noise and some vibration from equipment.


From April 30, 2021 at 9 pm to May 3, 2021 at 5:30 am.


The contractor is continuing work along the OR174 during the weekend to complete drainage and utility work. This work is required prior to the beginning of construction on the future Jeanne d’Arc LRT Station.

OR174 Eastbound



OR174 Westbound

Anticipated Impacts

Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment is expected.

For motorists travelling eastbound on OR174, an alternative route from St-Joseph Boulevard between Montreal Road and Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard will facilitate traffic flow for those wanting to access the Interchange area.

Motorists should adhere to detours, traffic control signage, posted speed limits, and use extra caution as traffic patterns change. Motorists should use caution and allow for added travel time when moving through active construction corridors.

For residents whose property borders the OR174 and the Jeanne d’Arc Interchange, equipment in the area may cause additional noise and occasional vibration as the work progresses. These activities are necessary to build the new Jeanne d’Arc LRT station and must be completed over the course of the weekend in order to provide a safe and operational traffic pattern on the OR174 when all ramps and lanes re-open on Monday morning. The City of Ottawa thanks residents for their patience as we work to complete these construction

Residents and motorists can expect additional OR174 Weekend Mobility:
Major Impacts during the upcoming weeks:

May 8-9, 2021:
westbound between Tenth Line Road and Orléans Boulevard; and eastbound at Champlain Street (Place d’Orléans)
May 15-16, 2021:
eastbound between Orléans Boulevard and Tenth Line Road; and
westbound between Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard and Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway

Notice of activities planned during these weekends will be provided in advance.

The safety of the public and the workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

Any changes to the duration or impact of this work will be only be communicated via the Stage 2 project newsletter.

For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:
Dianna Ashworth
Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program
City of Ottawa

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Check on Seniors during ongoing Pandemic / Informez-vous des aînés durant la pandémie en cours

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 8:10 am
Check on Seniors during ongoing Pandemic
(Ottawa)—The Ottawa Police Service Elder Abuse Unit is concerned that seniors continue to be at risk of ongoing isolation during the pandemic. Although physical distancing is key to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we encourage people to maintain open communication (e.g. phone or video calls, and emails, etc.) with older family members, friends and neighbours.
We are all in this together. To support each other, start with a wellness check of an aging family member and/or friend. That conversation can make a difference and break the isolation.
If you know of a vulnerable senior who is struggling with mental health, or needing to obtain groceries, health care, or social services, you can contact 2-1-1 to connect with a number of social services in Ontario or any of these local community resources. The Ottawa Distress Centre at 613-238-3311 or 1-866-996-0991, is also available 24/7 for mental health support and resources.
Elder abuse is defined as any act or gesture that harms or threatens to harm an older person (65 or older). Abuse is any single or repeated act, threat, lack of appropriate action compromising the safety or wellbeing of an older person. It includes physical, sexual, financial and psychological abuse as well as neglect.
The Ottawa Police Service has an Elder Abuse Information Line – 613-236-1222, ext. 2400 – a non-emergency information line that is managed by the Victim Crisis Unit crisis counselors who provide information, crisis counseling and resources to vulnerable persons and victims of elder abuse. For emergencies where the safety of a senior is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1.
We recognize that the risk for elder abuse can increase during these uncertain times. If you have concerns relating to an older person in a retirement home or a long-term care home, speak with the Director of Care. If the concerns are not resolved, you can make a complaint to the governing bodies for the Home (i.e. Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority and Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care).
We understand that victims of elder abuse may not want police involvement. Although we encourage all incidents to be reported, there are various community resources available online in cases where victims or families choose not to contact police.
Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at crimestoppers.ca.
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le mardi 27 avril 2021, 08 h 10
Informez-vous des aînés durant la pandémie en cours
Ottawa — L’Unité de la violence faite aux aînés du Service de police d’Ottawa s’inquiète que les aînés courent toujours le risque de souffrir d’un isolement continu au cours de la pandémie. Même si l’isolement physique est fondamental pour freiner la propagation de la COVID-19, nous encourageons les gens à garder bien ouvertes les lignes de communication (par ex. appels vidéo ou téléphoniques, courriels, etc.) auprès des parents, amis et voisins d’un certain âge.
Nous sommes tous dans le même bateau. Pour se soutenir les uns les autres, commencez par prendre des nouvelles d’un parent ou ami âgé. Cette conversation peut jouer un rôle décisif pour briser leur solitude.
Si vous connaissez un ou une aînée aux prises avec des problèmes de santé mentale, ou qui aurait besoin de provisions, de soins de santé ou de services sociaux, vous pouvez composer le 2-1-1 pour vous mettre en liaison avec une gamme de services sociaux en Ontario, ou avec n’importe laquelle de ces ressources communautaires locales. Le Centre de Détresse d’Ottawa, que l’on peut joindre en composant le 613-238-3311 ou le 1-866-996-0991, propose tous les jours, 24 heures sur 24, des services et ressources de soutien en santé mentale.
La maltraitance à l’égard des aînés, c’est tout acte ou tout geste qui porte atteinte ou menace de porter atteinte à une personne âgée (de 65 ans ou plus). La maltraitance est tout acte unique ou répété, menace, ou absence de mesures appropriées nuisant à la sûreté ou au bien-être d’une personne âgée. Elle comprend la violence physique, psychologique et sexuelle, l’exploitation financière, ainsi que la négligence.
Le Service de police d’Ottawa propose une ligne-info sur la maltraitance des aînés – le 613-236-1222, poste 2400 – une ligne de renseignement sur les questions non-urgentes qui est gérée par des conseillers de l’Unité d’aide aux victimes, qui fournissent de l’information, des consultations d’urgence et autres ressources à l’intention des personnes vulnérables et victimes de maltraitance. En cas d’urgence où la sûreté d’un aîné court un risque imminent, composez le 9-1-1.
Nous reconnaissons que le risque de maltraitance des aînés peut s’accroître par ces temps incertains. Si vous avez des inquiétudes relatives à une personne âgée dans une résidence pour aînés ou un centre d’hébergement et de soins de longue durée, adressez-vous au directeur des soins. Si les problèmes ne sont pas réglés, vous pouvez porter plainte auprès des instances dirigeantes de la résidence ou du centre (c.-à-d. l’Office de réglementation des maisons de retraite et le ministère de la Santé et des Soins de longue durée).
Nous comprenons que les victimes de maltraitance des aînés peuvent souhaiter d’éviter d’impliquer la police. Même si nous encourageons les gens à signaler tout incident, diverses ressources communautaires vous sont proposées en ligne au cas où victimes ou familles décident de ne pas faire appel à la police.
Vous pouvez fournir anonymement des renseignements par la voie d’Échec au crime en composant sans frais le 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) ou au crimestoppers.ca.
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Protect your bicycle! Register with 529 Garage/Protégez votre bicyclette! Inscrivez-vous à 529 Garage


Executive Services
Services de direction
474, rue Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Tel./tél. 613-236-1222

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 10:00am

Protect your bicycle! Register with 529 Garage

(Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) is warning residents to take extra precautions to secure their bikes from thefts and register with 529 Garage.

“The program has really been embraced by Ottawa’s cycling community,” said program coordinator Sergeant Art Wong. “And our partnerships with local bike shops have been a valuable asset in helping to get people signed up.”

Along with its partners, Bike Ottawa and Safer Roads Ottawa, the OPS is encouraging cyclists to register their bikes on 529 Garage. This program is easy to sign up to through the app or online. It can help police locate a stolen bike sooner. The app was launched in May 2019 in Ottawa and to date, 6,263 residents have registered and 106 bikes have been recovered and returned to their rightful owners.

Simple things like investing in a durable lock, or putting your bike away in a locked shed or garage, will go a long way to keeping it safe from thefts.

Residents living in high rise apartments and condominiums should store their bike in designated secured enclosures, and all riders should choose bikes racks that offer high visibility and foot traffic or surveillance.

For more information about 529 Garage and a full list of city bike shops offering the 529 Garage shield and registration help, please visit ottawapolice.ca/endbiketheft.

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, you can still register your bike and be enrolled in the program, but we ask that you collect your sticker at a later date if you want to get your shield from one of our police stations. While the sticker offers a secondary serial number to verify ownership of the bike and acts as a visual deterrent, it is not necessary to complete the registration.

As the weather starts getting warmer, more residents in Ottawa will take advantage and get out of the house and go for a bike ride. It’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors, but we are asking riders to still be mindful of physical distancing public health guidelines, along with any requirements to wear masks.

Protect your bike and yourself and enjoy your ride.

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POUR DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE : le mercredi 28 avril 2021, 10 h 00

Protégez votre bicyclette! Inscrivez-vous à 529 Garage

Ottawa — Le Service de police d’Ottawa (SPO) conseille aux résidents de prendre des précautions supplémentaires pour protéger leurs vélos des malfaiteurs, dont celle de les enregistrer grâce à l’appli 529 Garage.

« L’initiative a été chaudement accueillie par la collectivité cycliste d’Ottawa », a indiqué le coordonnateur du programme, le sergent Art Wong. « Et nos partenariats avec les boutiques de vélos de la région se sont révélés un précieux atout pour inciter les gens à s’inscrire. »

Le SPO et ses partenaires, Bike Ottawa et le Programme d’amélioration de la sécurité des routes à Ottawa, encouragent les cyclistes à enregistrer leurs vélos. Il est facile de s’inscrire au programme avec l’appli ou en ligne. Le tout peut aider la police à retrouver plus rapidement un vélo volé. L’appli fut lancée à Ottawa en mai 2019 et jusqu’ici, 6263 résidents s’y sont inscrits et 106 vélos ont été récupérés et remis à leurs légitimes propriétaires.

De simples mesures, notamment celles d’investir dans un cadenas durable, ou de ranger votre bicyclette dans une remise ou un garage verrouillé, contribueront considérablement à la préserver du vol.

Les résidents de tours d’habitation et d’appartements en copropriété devraient entreposer leurs vélos dans un local sécuritaire désigné à cette fin, et tout cycliste devrait opter pour un support offrant à la fois une bonne visibilité, un certain achalandage ou de la vidéosurveillance.

Pour de plus amples détails au sujet de 529 Garage, et pour consulter le répertoire complet des boutiques de vélos offrant l’écusson autocollant 529 Garage et de l’aide pour vous inscrire, veuillez consulter le ottawapolice.ca/finduvol.

Durant la présente pandémie de la COVID-19, vous pouvez quand même enregistrer votre vélo pour faire partie du programme, mais nous vous prions de venir réclamer votre écusson à une date ultérieure. Même si l’autocollant propose un numéro de série secondaire pour vérifier l’appartenance du vélo et sert de dissuasif visuel, il n’est pas essentiel pour terminer l’enregistrement.

Alors que la saison avance, les résidents d’Ottawa voudront profiter du beau temps en se baladant à vélo. C’est une belle manière de jouir du plein air, mais nous prions les cyclistes de tenir compte des directives de santé publique en matière d’éloignement physique, ainsi que du port du couvre-visage.

Protégez-vous, protégez votre vélo, et profitez bien de vos randonnées.

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