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OSCA Environmental Committee of Old Ottawa South (ECOS)

Rather than continue with the Environmental Committee of Old Ottawa South (ECOS), which focused on environmental issues of various kinds in our community, the OSCA Board has decided to incorporate environment and sustainability considerations into its general operating principles, activities, events and programs.

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An Amazing Community: Ottawa Citizen Letter

On Saturday, September 29, 2012, the Ottawa Citizen published the following by the owner of 128 Hopewell Avenue, one of the two houses destroyed by fire on July 15th, 2012.

It is a difficult thing to put a positive spin on a tragedy.

Yet that's what the community of Old Ottawa South has done in the case of the devastating house fires in July on Hopewell Avenue. My daughter and I are enormously grateful for the support of the Old Ottawa South Community Association, Stella Luna Cafe, Carleton University, The Canadian Press, the Ottawa Farmers Market, the Clothes Secret, and all of our neighbours and friends.

We are amazed by their generosity and the skill of Ottawa firefighters who stopped the spread of the blaze. We are lucky people and we can't wait to rebuild our home.

Beth Gorham, Ottawa

Click here to see photos of the firefighters "Hopewell's Heroes" in our Photo Gallery.

Click here to see photos of the Hopewell Fire Fundraising Street Party.

Old Ottawa South Survey Results

We have begun a process of developing a vision, mission, goals, and priorities to guide our future—our Strategic Framework. The benefit of a Strategic Framework is that it will guide us towards our desired future. It will help us to review what we are currently doing to be sure that we are doing all we can in those areas that are identified as key goals and/or priorities.

“If you don’t know where you are going, any path will do”

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Residents Grateful for Ottawa Farmers' Market Hopewell Fire Fundraising Efforts

OSCA, the residents of Hopewell Avenue, and the community of Old Ottawa South wish to give a hearty thanks to the Ottawa Farmers' Market (and Market Manager Linda Cook) for their much appreciated effort in fundraising for the victims of the July 15th  house fire at 126 and 128 Hopewell Ave. Thanks also to all the generous citizens of Ottawa who donated to match the Market's funding on a Navandale Farms wagon ride with Sparky and Winston and their owner Wyatt McWilliams. The recipients of the funds are in great need of this funding and are very grateful.

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Old Ottawa South Business Directory Launches Online

Local businesses, store-front and home-based, are an important component in this Old Ottawa South neighbourhood. Our intent in creating this directory, a voluntary initiative begun more than a year ago, has been to strengthen community relationships with these businesses and with the Old Ottawa South business community generally.

We hope the directory will become increasingly inclusive and interactive. Comments, new listings and corrections are always invited. Please help keep it up to date!

Consult the OOS Business Directory here: http://www.oldottawasouth.ca/index.php/businesses.

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Bigtime Funds Raised at Girls' Camp BBQ for Hopewell Fire

Photo by: Dinos DafniotisThe OSCA Girls Fit 'N' Fun Camp hosted a BBQ in Windsor Park on Thursday, July 19 for the victims of the 126/128 Hopewell fire that destroyed two houses and left 3 students and a mother and her 11 year old daughter homeless.  While they had originally planned a different fundraiser for the BBQ, they immediately realized how important raising money for the fire victims was, and got quickly into gear to make it happen. And did they make it happen! The girls sold hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks to a surprisingly large crowd and raised a very impressive $2,500. Way to go, girls!

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How the Weekly Between-the-Bridges Newsletter Reflects the OSCA Website

Readers have asked where an article they saw in the News Between the Bridges newsletter can be found later on the Old Ottawa South website. Here's a brief description of how the newsletter relates to the website, which can help you find articles later.

The newsletter is essentially a "snapshot" of recent articles from the website at the time the newsletter is created, excluding older items and events that have already occurred. It is simply organized and presented in a different way, and doesn't always include the whole content of an article but rather a link to the full text of the article. Plus a list of upcoming events in the next two weeks.

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Soil Remediation at Lansdowne: More Info.

The City of Ottawa held a second public meeting on soil remediation at Lansdowne Park and on the risk management measures associated with the contaminated soils. The associated draft Certificate of Property Use is posted on the Government of Ontario's Environmental Registry at www.ebr.gov.on.ca (search for "Lansdowne Park"), and the Risk Management Plan will be available at ottawa.ca/lansdownepartnership. Information courtesy of Glebe Community Association: visit their website here and celebrate the amicable partnership of local community associations.