October WVCA board meeting postponed!

Our October WVCA board meeting, originally scheduled for Tuesday October 10th at 7:30 p.m. has been POSTPONED by exactly one week to Tuesday October 17th at 7:30 p.m.  

The change has been made due to the scheduling of the Ottawa Public Library Board meeting which is taking place at the same time on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Several of our members have expressed interest in attending this important meeting instead, to voice their opinion on the proposed renovation of Rosemount library, in lieu of investing in a badly needed new facility for the west end area. More information on the OPL meeting and READ Rosemount can be found at http://www.readrosemount.ca/. We encourage all local residents attend this meeting to ensure the best possible decision is made by the Board.

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EcoFest 2017

From the team at EcoFest Ottawa:

Local environmental organization Ecology Ottawa is throwing the biggest environmental party yet! Make sure to get your ticket!
Also find attached a copy of the event poster. If there’s a physical location we can put up the poster, let us know; our volunteer will come by and put them up. Otherwise, feel free to send them out to your network.

Lastly, this event will not be complete without your participation. Would you consider purchasing your ticket, and encourage your team/staff to attend? Tickets are only $35, and we offer a discount if you buy 10 or more tickets. Please find the link to buy your ticket here: eo_ecofest.eventbrite.ca.

Thank you so much for your support of EcoFest and Ecology Ottawa. We look forward to having you at this largest gathering of the environmental community in Ottawa.

Please note that the WVCA often posts local events that may be of interest to our members, and does not necessarily endorse the content of the events

#BudgetSpeak 2017

From the Office of Councillor Leiper:

We wanted to make you aware that this year, we are again hosting a #BudgetSpeak session alongside Councillors Chernushenko, Fleury, McKenney and Nussbaum.
Following a similar format to last years’ event, this session will consist of short plenary presentations with opportunities to provide input on four themes:
  • Winter walkability and accessibility
  • Arts, culture and music
  • Social services and housing
  • Reducing our carbon footprint
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The session will be held on Tuesday, October 17 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm here at Jean Pigott Hall (110 Laurier Ave W).
There is an Event Brite page for folks to register their attendance:

Regulations for Snow Plow Driveway Markers

From the City of Ottawa:

On June 27, 2017, we let you know that the City was looking to formalize the rules for snow plow driveway markers, and you were invited to provide feedback on the current guidelines under the existing pilot program.

We have reviewed the feedback received during the public consultations and developed recommendations that will go to the Community and Protective Services Committee (CPSC) for approval on August 31, 2017.

A copy of the report will be publicly available on ottawa.ca late in the day on August 24, 2017.   You will be able to access it on the Council and Committee Meetings page by clicking on the August 31 CPSC meeting agenda under “Documents” and then on the report link in the agenda.

If you require assistance, please contact Amanda Greene at amanda.greene@ottawa.ca .

Committee of Adjustment: 74 Caroline Avenue

From the City of Ottawa:

For the July 19 Committee of Adjustment Public Hearing: At 74 Caroline Avenue, the owner is seeking to demolish an existing one-storey addition to build a two-storey addition with variances required for corner side-yard setback as well as projection of the eaves.  Variances are required to permit a reduced corner side yard setback of 0.92 metres (by-law requires 3m) and to permit an eaves to project 2.08m into the corner side yard (by-law permits 1m).

All documents can be viewed at: http://app05.ottawa.ca/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=7187&doctype=AGENDA

wvca.ca was hacked – we're back online

In the past week you may have noticed that wvca.ca was down.  We were hacked and the site went down, our apologies for that.  Things are spinning up again.  A few posts may have been lost, I sincerely regret that.

Rest assured that no personal information was lost or released, as no such information he hosted on our site.  If you have any questions, please let us know: webmaster@wvca.ca