Le caucus francophone s’est réunis de façon virtuelle aujourd’hui pour une mise-à-jour sur l’offre des services en français Loisirs et culture Ottawa et une présentation du travail de communication exemplaire de Santé publique Ottawa durant la pandémie de #COVID19.
C’est un grand privilège d’être inclus dans ce groupe et de représenter les intérêts de notre communauté francophone et francophile.
Un gros merci à Bob Monette qui a été le premier à réunir le caucus lorsqu’il était le Conseiller d’Orléans. La tradition se poursuit Bob!
Today is International Mentoring Day and I thank all the leaders in our community who share knowledge, foster collaboration and help raise those around them. It creates long lasting relationships in our community.
Si vous avez déjà été un mentor ou eu un mentor – au travail, à l’école ou dans votre vie – vous savez que le mentorat peut changer des vies. Le mentorat amplifie les relations, l’apprentissage et les opportunités.
When I was a student at Carleton University (Official), Hon. John McKay gave me a chance to join his team and discover public service. I am committed to offering that same chance to students in our community. Students from École secondaire catholique Béatrice-Desloges and Carleton University have contributed to our work in serving Orléans as members of our team since 2018. I’ve also spoken to students from St. Matthew High School, Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School (Ottawa) and cadets from 3018 Royal Canadian Army Cadets – Orleans and 632 Phoenix Squadron, Orleans Royal Canadian Air Cadets to share my experience. And last week, Katrina, a student from Algonquin College joined the team to complete the coop requirements of her program.
Mentoring can be transformative for a young person and I thank all the mentors who contribute to empowering our community.
Update from our Director of roads and parking | ￼Mise à jour de notre directrice des routes et du stationnement
It is a much clearer morning out there today. We saw between 18 and 25 cm of snow in the past 36 hours, with the snow being heaviest in the east end. We could see an additional 2 cm of light snow today.
As planned, we lifted the winter weather parking ban at 7 am this morning. Thank you to all residents for your continued support of our winter operations and for doing your part to keep our roadways clear of vehicles.
Roads and Parking staff have been out around the clock clearing and treating roads, sidewalks and the winter cycling network. Snow clearing in our residential areas took place yesterday and through the overnight hours.
In the east end, where snow was heaviest, our teams had to switch to sidewalk blowers to clear the snow. This process is slower and residents are asked to be patient while the work continues.
Our team will continue their work today with a goal of getting our roads, sidewalks, winter cycling network and residential areas cleaned and tidied up ahead of this evening’s dropping temperatures. Residents can expect to see trucks out tidying up problem areas, residential roadways and clearing intersections, bus stops and pedestrian crossings. Salt will be applied to roads and sidewalks as we attempt to strip off any snow and ice build-up before it freezes.
We are not anticipating any issues with tomorrow morning’s commute.
As residents prepare for the week, we ask that if you are placing waste and recycle bins out this week, you do not place them on snowbanks, sidewalks or roadways. Instead, please place bins in your driveway slightly out of the path of our equipment and sidewalk machines. This will ensure a safe pick-up when the time comes.
Thank you again for your support.
C’est un matin bien plus clair aujourd’hui. Nous avons vu entre 18 cm et 25 cm de neige au cours des 36 dernières heures, la neige étant la plus lourde dans le secteur Est de la Ville. Nous pouvions voir jusqu’à 2 cm…
Update from our Director of roads and Parking | Mise à jour de notre directrice des routes et du stationnement
We’re waking up to a beautiful winter day. Overnight we saw between 7 – 10 cm of snow in the City. We anticipate another 5 – 10 cm of heavy snow will fall today before tapering off to light flurries this afternoon.
Roads and Parking Services staff were on main roads, arterials and sidewalks late last night and through the overnight clearing snow and salting. A first pass of our mains was completed but the rapidly falling snow means roads and sidewalks remain snow covered and slushy.
At 7 am our morning shift took over and will continue to focus on keeping those main roads, sidewalks and the winter cycling network open and clear. The snow is falling rapidly this morning, and multiple passes will be required to keep our main network of roads and sidewalks open and clear. Keeping our mains clear is the priority today and will take most of the day.
Later today and into the early evening, residents may start to see our vehicles moving into their local communities for a residential plow run. Wherever possible, residents are asked to keep their cars off the road to allow our teams and vehicles to do their work. A winter weather parking ban is in effect this evening, Saturday January 16 from 7 pm to tomorrow, Sunday January 17 at 7 am. With the accumulation of snow we are seeing, it is important that our equipment can open up the roads as wide as possible to allow cars, vehicles and walkers to travel safely.
Tomorrow, Sunday, our staff will be in again doing clean-up around push-buttons, pedestrian crossings and bus stops. Any additional problem areas will be addressed. We are expecting cold temperatures to move in early this week so getting the roads cleaned ahead of that freeze is a priority.
Our vehicles are on the roads and sidewalks to make them safe for you. Please, look for the flashing blue lights and give them space to do their work – stay three car lengths behind a working vehicle.
Nous nous réveillons avec une belle journée d’hiver. Nous avons reçu entre 7…
In recognition of the relentless and selfless pursuit of establishing the Ski Heritage East trail, which supports physical and mental well being all winter long with high quality, groomed winter trails for everyone to enjoy, it’s an honour to present this 2020 Orléans Community Builder Award to Alexa Brewer.
En guise de remerciement pour ces leader dans notre communauté qui font d’Orléans un endroit où il fait encore mieux vivre, travailler et se divertir. #communitymatters#cheznous#Orléans
⚠ La Ville d’Ottawa a précisé la façon dont les nouvelles mesures de maintien à domicile de la province de l’Ontario modifieront l’accès du public à certaines de ses installations et entraîneront la suspension temporaire des services au comptoir en personne.
Le Gouvernement de l’Ontario oblige tout le monde à rester à la maison, mais permet des exceptions pour des fins ou des activités permises, comme aller à l’épicerie ou à la pharmacie, obtenir des services de soins de santé, faire de l’exercice ou effectuer un travail qui ne peut pas être exécuté à distance.
Les précisions incluent: ✅ Installations fermées et installations ouvertes ✅ Les patinoires extérieures et les sites de glissade restent ouverts ✅ Les services en personne temporairement suspendus ✅ Les services modifiés ✅ Application des règlements sur le stationnement ✅ Obtenir des services ou effectuer des transactions en ligne ou par téléphone
Ottawa – The City of Ottawa has clarified how the Province of Ontario’s new stay-at-home measures will… Read More → City updates how Province’s stay-at-home measures will impact some in-person services and facilities | La Ville met à jour les répercussions des mesures de maintien à domi…
Tonight at 9 pm: Registration begins for our #OttCity virtual art and recreation programs!
A mix of short workshops and multi-week courses will be offered including: – Language classes (French and English) – STEM programs – Cooking classes – Visual arts: drawing, painting, digital arts – Fitness: Zumba, Yoga, Bootcamp – Dancing: Ballet, hip hop and others – Martial arts, tai chi
The Ontario Government is requiring everyone to remain at home with exceptions for permitted purposes or activities, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for work where the work cannot be done remotely.
The City of Ottawa has clarified how the Province of Ontario’s new stay-at-home measures will alter public access to some of its facilities and temporarily suspend in-person counter services.
⚠️What facilities are opened and closed: ◾️ The City will continue to operate and provide some services during the stay-at-home order, including virtual arts and recreation programming. ◾️ No public access to administrative buildings, including 100 Constellation and Ben Franklin Place. ◾️ Public access to City Hall will be restricted to the Service Ontario counter and the municipal daycare service. Municipal counters, such as ServiceOttawa, will be closed as of the end of the business day on Friday, January 15, 2021 and will be moving to online delivery. ◾️ All indoor recreation and cultural facilities remain closed to the public, excluding respite centres, #COVID19 assessment centres, municipal childcare centres (ages 0-4), inclusive recreation programs and Before-and-After School programs when elementary schools resume. ◾️ Ottawa Public Library / Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa facilities will remain closed – including the bookmobile – but will continue to provide contactless curbside services.
⚠️ Outdoor rinks and sledding hills remain open Outdoor rinks – community and refrigerated – and sledding hills will remain open with the current 25-person capacity restriction and masking requirements outlined in the order issued by Ottawa’s Medical Officer of Health. Outdoor refrigerated rinks will continue to operate with the online reservation system on ottawa.ca/skating.
People are reminded they must maintain two-metres from others and masks must be worn in public accessibility areas that are within 15 metres (50 feet) distance of the edge of the ice surface. While masks are not mandatory when skating, Ottawa Public Health recommends wearing one for added protection.
Under Provincial Regulations, no team sports are permitted and the City of Ottawa is directing that only skating take place on all rinks with no sticks, pucks, balls or other sports equipment permitted on the ice.
⚠️ Temporarily suspended in-person services include: ◾️ City Hall and Ben…
Here’s a list of some of my favourite reads and listens from 2020, all of which are available either digitally or in hard copy from the Ottawa Public Library / Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa!
Cette liste contient à la fois des titres anglais et français dans lesquels je me suis lancé l’année dernière. Je lis certainement beaucoup plus que cela, et je vole toujours du temps pour moi-même pour entrer dans un bon livre!
Incluant: Roxanne Bouchard, Area Resident, Twin Flames, Mark Lanegan, Thin Lizzy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Stephen King, Blinker The Star, and Donovan Woods
Library Board Chair Matt Luloff’s 2020 favourites / Coups de cœur 2020 du président du C.A. de la bibliothèque, Matt Luloff by OttawaReads – a staff-created list : We know Matt Luloff, Chair of Ottawa Public Library Board and Councillor, Orléans Ward, is an active OPL customer, so we asked him a…
Ce soir, Monia Mazigh, une auteure francophone d’Ottawa vous fera découvrir son dernier roman, Farida. Mme Mazigh est née en Tunisie et a immigré au Canada en 1991.
Ms. Mazigh is an activist who came into the media spotlight as she battled to free her husband who was captured in Syria. Her first book published in 2008, Les Larmes Emprisonnées recounts this harsh chapter of her life. She continues to be involved in several human rights organizations and advocating social justice.
Croisée des mots est un programme littéraire mensuel organisé par Ottawa Public Library / Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa en partenariat avec Association des auteures et auteurs de l’Ontario français et offre aux francophones et francophiles la possibilité de rencontrer leurs auteurs préférés et de discuter de leurs livres. #cheznous#ottcity#OttVille
Details were provided today by Premier Doug Ford, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones, Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, and Dr. Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown, Co-Chair of the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table. “The….
Children’s programming is back at the Ottawa Public Library / Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa!
Starting today, the Ottawa Public Library will be launching tons of virtual activities to capture your child’s interest. There are various activities for all ages including a mini D&D campaign for kids ages 8-12 who love to play Dungeons and Dragons.
Il y aura des ateliers de codage interactifs, des liens parents-bébés, des histoires, des chansons et des comptines pour les enfants de moins de six ans.