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Commission's Plan for the Canada's Capital
23rd, 2016, Planning Committee welcomed Steve Willis from the National Capital Commission
(NCC) to present to the committee members and guest Councillors on
the NCC's vision for the next iteration of the Plan for Canada's
Capital. It was a very well received presentation and it is my hope
that all Councillors will submit their big ideas to the City, as
requested by Mr. Willis, so that they can be formally submitted to
the NCC for consideration for inclusion in the plan. The NCC will
then issue a draft plan in April/May that will invite more community
feedback. Stay tuned for more updates from the NCC. I have already
invited Mr. Willis to present the draft to Planning Committee when he
·outline the vision for the use of federal lands,
buildings, parks, transportation facilities and symbolic spaces in
·ensure that the Capital continues to be nationally
significant and supportive of federal institutions and
·identify the strategic principles and key projects in
the Capital that will reflect our growth as a nation, build a lasting
legacy for future generations, and serve as a platform for Canada's
influence in the world.
will lay out a long-term vision for the future of the Capital, as
well as three main themes that will guide its development.
Ben Franklin Place
101 Centrepointe Drive
6 to 7 p.m. Citizen science displays
7 to 8 p.m. Presentations
Citizen science has become an increasingly popular and important
method of scientific investigation. Propelled by new
technologies, especially social media, it allows researchers to
collect and analyze scientific data at scales and in volumes that
were never before feasible or affordable. From the analysis of
ocean sounds to the tracking of butterfly migration, from global
change to backyard bio-blitzes, citizen science is drawing ordinary
people into some of the most important and transformative research of
the 21 Century.
Dr. Jeremy Kerr from the University of Ottawa is a co-founder
of Bumblebeewatch.org and a pioneer in citizen science. He will
discuss his experiences and how the public can become involved in
ongoing research programs. Dr. Kerr is an engaging speaker,
whose work and research has been featured in the journals Science and
Nature, CBC's Quirks and Quarks, The National, and the Rick Mercer
Andy Kenney is a Senior Lecturer Emeritus from the University of
Toronto. He will present a new community-based approach to
urban forest stewardship: the Neighbourwoods Program. The basis
of the program is a comprehensive inventory approach that can be
carried out by volunteers to inform the development of a
neighbourhood stewardship strategy.
The event will include displays by
organizations active in citizen science in Ottawa. Participants will
learn how they can get involved in a wide range of exciting projects.
Making a presentation at
Planning Committee or Agricultural and Rural Affairs Commitee
Any individual or group is welcome to make a presentation at Planning
Committee or at Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee.
Presentations are made in the same order of the items or applications
as they appear on the meeting agenda for that particular session.
However, the Committees do have the flexibility to change the order
of the items.
If you would like to make a presentation or a statement to the
Committee, fill out a form that is available on a table at the
entrance of the meeting room. These forms are collected by the
Committee Coordinator, just prior to the start of the meeting, and
delivered to the Chair of the Committee. When the item you have asked
to speak about comes up on the agenda, the Committee Chair will call
your name and ask you to come forward and make your presentation or
comments. If you arrive after the start of a meeting, you can still
fill in a "request to speak" form and have it taken to the
Presentations are limited to five minutes. This is about one typewritten
page of material. Sometimes larger groups of people attend a
meeting because of concern about a particular application.
Designating one or a few people to represent the group and to make a
presentation is often the most efficient way of informing the
Committee of your group's position on a particular application. If
more than one presents, they should each cover different points and
not repeat each other.
Bruce Timmermans Cycling
Do you know an individual or cycling
organization that has made an outstanding contribution in the
encouragement of cycling in 2015?
Bruce Timmermans was a long-time cycling educator and advocate , an
active member of the Ottawa Bicycle Club and a founding member of
Citizens for Safe Cycling. Bruce worked tirelessly to promote cycling
and safety for cyclists. His legacy lives on through the awards
program created by the City of Ottawa to recognize individuals and
organizations committed to cycling in our community.
Get involved at an upcoming event
Beechwood Complete Street Open House March 9, 2016 4 to 8 p.m. Chartwell New Edinburgh Square Retirement
420 MacKay Street