As I watched the operation of this small crew of five construction workers do their thing earlier this summer — replacing water and sewer lines on Willard Street — I was impressed by the degree of precision needed by all five of them. The whole business seemed like ‘earth-dentistry’ except for the need for sterile technique; even there, they have to be very careful not to sever existing gas lines… or push through any of the brand-new copper water service lines.
The Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department offers the Planning Primer Program to help residents become more aware of, and more involved in, the land-use planning process. The program is a series of half-day courses. The content of these Primer courses is the same as those offered in previous years.
Old Ottawa South and other inner urban areas are slated to provide housing for many of the 400,000 new residents expected in Ottawa over the 25-year term of the new Official Plan. What will that look like? Where will we do it? How will we get there?
OSCA’s Planning and Zoning Committee (‘P&Z’) prepared a slide presentation about the City’s New Official Plan (‘OP’) and presented it in a Zoom meeting on September 27, 2021. You can view here the OSCA P&Z Community Presentation 21 09 27.
What's a retrofit? Should you do one? How much money could you save? How much will it reduce CO2 emissions? Learn from experts, join in the Q&A period and start the journey to transform OOS to a near-zero community. Registration.
Learn the basics of saving seeds, plant genetics, collection techniques, storage, and viability. Master Gardener Rebecca Last will offer an introduction to seed saving for both beginner, intermediate, and expert seed-savers. Rebecca will discuss the differences between hybridized and open-pollenated plants and will revisit Gregor Mendel's 19th century experiments with peas to get a better understanding of dominant and recessive traits. Rebecca will also cover: timing and collection; seed sanitation; and long-tern viability of seeds.
The meeting will be conducted using the Firehall’s Zoom subscription. Registered members, registered family-members, and drop-ins will be informed of the Zoom meeting details, by email, on the morning of the presentation.
As usual, fees will be for the 2021—22 season and we encourage members to register for the new season with the Firehall’s registration process at: Garden Club Program and Registration.
Doors Open for Music concerts are now live! No preregistration required; please arrive no earlier than 11:40am and bring your vaccination passport. Or watch them live on YouTube. This week: Montreal pianist and composer Steve Amirault presents a set of original piano pieces that range from melancholic folk-influenced songs to hard swinging jazz works.
Doors Open for Music concerts are now live! No preregistration required; please arrive no earlier than 11:40am and bring your vaccination passport. Or watch them live on YouTube. This week: Ottawa quartet Pimienta Blanca perform Latin jazz that packs a punch with infectious rhythms and high-energy repertoire that gets audiences out of their seats.