Reminder – MPCA Annual General Meeting

13 10 2018

McKellar Park Community Association Annual General Meeting is being held this Sunday, October 14th. @ 7:15PM.
Meeting is at the Mckellar Park Field House, 539 Wavell.
Come and find out what is happening in your community.

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McKellar Park Community Association AGM October 14, 2018

28 09 2018

Newsletter on letterhead sept 2018 Draft 4 copy

Newsletter on letterhead sept 2018 Draft 4





Outage page for Kitchissippi created by Jeff Leiper

23 09 2018

To update go to Jeff’s Twitter page.

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The Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department, City of Ottawa advises us about the following activities

13 09 2018

RAIN Home Visits

This is an interactive tour of rainwater management at a home in the Pinecrest/ Westboro Watershed area. We will look at how downspouts, rain barrels, gardens and other solutions help protect your home, community and waterways by managing rainwater where it falls.

This home tour will be led by a certified RAIN Guide from Green Communities Canada.

Space is limited, so please register early! This is a free event but pre-registration is required.

Thursday, September 20, 6-7:30 pm

Saturday, September 22, 9:30-11 am

For registration and more info see: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/rain-home-visit-visite-a-domicile-rain-tickets-50012786591

 

Ready for Rain Workshops

EnviroCentre and f.d.fountain Landscape Architecture and Design are co-presenting Ready for Rain – an informal, fun and engaging look at managing rainwater around your home.

This 1-hour workshop will include:

  • Why home-based rainwater management matters
  • Where, why and how to install a basic rain garden
  • Rain barrel use and maintenance
  • The dos and don’ts of downspouts
  • Other tips to SLOW IT DOWN, SOAK IT UP, KEEP IT CLEAN

There will be several interactive displays and plenty of time for questions at this workshop. Participants will receive a downspout extender and takeaway resources at the workshop. Tickets are $5.00 each.

This workshop will take place at Dovercourt Recreation Centre, and pre-registration is required.

Thursday, October 18, 6:30-7:30 pm

Saturday, October 20, 9:30-10:30 am

For registration and more info see: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ready-for-rain-workshops-ateliers-pare-pour-la-pluie-tickets-50087857129

 

Julia Robinson

Project Manager, Environmental Programs

Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development

  1. 613. 580.2424 x21609




Ash Tree Replacement Pilot Program

5 09 2018

The city of Ottawa has partnered with the South Nation Conservation Authority to offer a pilot program for removal and replacement of Ash trees on private property that are infected by the Emerald Ash Borer. Program details and applications for first-come, first-served cost-share funding are available on the South Nation Conservancy site.

Note that this program is not for trees on the city’s roadway allowance, which are instead handled by the city directly; more information on the city’s overall response to the Emerald Ash Borer is available on its site.





30 08 2018

Fall Fair Poster





Countering Auto Thefts

18 08 2018

News reports in recent months include high-end vehicles stolen from areas in and near McKellar Park. A CTV News report from early August describes an Ottawa incident:

One of their missing high-end cars—a 2016 Lexus and a brand new 2018 Lexus—was a replacement for another Lexus that was stolen from their driveway in mid-June.

In each case, the cars were locked, and the wireless fobs that could be used to open them were tucked securely away in protectors inside their home.

Marnie Bennett, a neighbour who also had her Lexus stolen, told CTV Ottawa that police suspect a ring of international thieves that steals the cars and then ships them elsewhere around the world is responsible for the recent wave of thefts.

The thieves appear to be using a device called a “relay box,” that searches for, finds and then relays a signal from a wireless key fob inside the victim’s home. The signal is then transmitted to a second device held near the car, tricking the car into thinking that the fob is present. It unlocks, and the thieves are able to start the car and drive off with it.

The whole process can take less than one minute to carry out.

Asked by the Association for comment, Ottawa Police Constable Brad Peak suggests area residents take common-sense measures to secure their property:

As seen in the news cast there has been a spike in 2018 of high end cars being targeted despite the vehicles being locked with alarm, this is because they have a reader which gives them access to replicate the key fab. So this makes it very difficult to protect against. What I can say may seem obvious but if you have access to the garage than park vehicle there, if there is something (older car/trailer/boat etc) that can be placed behind the vehicle then do that, lot’s of lighting around the house. Anything old style that would just give cause to move on to the next one such as wheel lock etc might help. Try and be vigilant and report any suspicious activity in neighborhood and look out for each other. Call police if anything suspicious is seen.