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Old Posted May 22, 2020, 11:45 AM
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NCC opening most parking lots throughout region

Shaamini Yogaretnam, Ottawa Citizen
Publishing date: 8 hours ago • 1 minute read




The National Capital Commission will be opening most parking lots across the region Friday morning at 9 a.m., allowing greater public access to trails and off-leash dog parks.

Earlier this week, the NCC allowed local access to resume to its urban parks and pathways, the Greenbelt, Gatineau Park and to the parkways that were closed to vehicle traffic to allow for people to walk or cycle. This second phase sees broader public use of those spaces, namely through the opening of parking lots, which remained shuttered even as the parks were reopened.

The NCC continues to advise that, “Users must practise physical distancing (stay two metres apart), and follow NCC-specific rules to ensure that everyone can enjoy our assets safely.”

Dogs are only permitted to be off-leash in areas designated as such, otherwise they must be leashed.
Queen Elizabeth Driveway between Laurie and Fifth avenues will be closed to motor vehicle traffic and open for pedestrians and cyclists until June 28. The westbound lanes of the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, between Booth Street and Carling Avenue, and Sir George-Etienne Cartier Parkway, between Aviation Parkway and St. Joseph Boulevard, will be available for the same on weekends until May 31. The Gatineau Park Parkways will be available for pedestrian and cyclist use until June 28.

In the Greenbelt, which includes Bruce Pit dog park, parking lots are open but recreational amenities such as outhouses, benches and picnic areas remain closed.

Some parking lots in NCC operated areas will remain closed. Please check the NCC’s website for specific openings and continued closures.

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local...-a9317e4f58df/
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NCC opening most parking lots throughout region

Shaamini Yogaretnam, Ottawa Citizen
Publishing date: 8 hours ago • 1 minute read




The National Capital Commission will be opening most parking lots across the region Friday morning at 9 a.m., allowing greater public access to trails and off-leash dog parks.

Earlier this week, the NCC allowed local access to resume to its urban parks and pathways, the Greenbelt, Gatineau Park and to the parkways that were closed to vehicle traffic to allow for people to walk or cycle. This second phase sees broader public use of those spaces, namely through the opening of parking lots, which remained shuttered even as the parks were reopened.

The NCC continues to advise that, “Users must practise physical distancing (stay two metres apart), and follow NCC-specific rules to ensure that everyone can enjoy our assets safely.”

Dogs are only permitted to be off-leash in areas designated as such, otherwise they must be leashed.
Queen Elizabeth Driveway between Laurie and Fifth avenues will be closed to motor vehicle traffic and open for pedestrians and cyclists until June 28. The westbound lanes of the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, between Booth Street and Carling Avenue, and Sir George-Etienne Cartier Parkway, between Aviation Parkway and St. Joseph Boulevard, will be available for the same on weekends until May 31. The Gatineau Park Parkways will be available for pedestrian and cyclist use until June 28.

In the Greenbelt, which includes Bruce Pit dog park, parking lots are open but recreational amenities such as outhouses, benches and picnic areas remain closed.

Some parking lots in NCC operated areas will remain closed. Please check the NCC’s website for specific openings and continued closures.

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local...-a9317e4f58df/
And we still relieve ourselves in the bushes. What is it with these parks and recreation people and the park washrooms? In Hogs Back and Vincent Massey it is all no-touch water and dryers etc. Place is teeming with people including loads of kids all day. Washrooms locked up solid. I guess we stoop and scoop ourselves...
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I saw 3 people peeing into the tulips a few days ago when I walked through Commissioners park.
Ottawa really knows how to hold a festival.
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Old Posted May 23, 2020, 3:30 AM
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I saw 3 people peeing into the tulips a few days ago when I walked through Commissioners park.
Ottawa really knows how to hold a festival.
The sad thing is I routinely see people, some very elderly, some with small kids, try the washrooms and realize they are locked. So the bushes it is and we all know it is not always just a number one.
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Climate Projections for the National Capital Region Report

Presentation starts at 1:11:20 mark.

https://ncc-website-2.s3.amazonaws.c...20200625112235

Sustainable Development Strategy: 2019-2020 Report.

Presentation starts at 1:27:00 mark.

https://ncc-website-2.s3.amazonaws.c...20200625113030

Highlights:
  • Acquisition of 178 climate indices for the NCR;
  • 138 hectares of Greenbelt farmlands converted to food production for a total of 461 hectares;
  • The NCC reduced its GHG emissions by 57% since 2005 by improving energy efficiency of their buildings and switching to a 100% zero-emission or hybrid fleet (eligible vehicles, whatever than means), but really it's 15%(?);
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Dead and dying trees to be felled on Confederation Boulevard and in urban parks, NCC says
Maintenance crews will start removing the trees Monday morning, working during off-peak hours over a period of a few weeks.

Megan Gillis, Ottawa Citizen
Publishing date: Aug 22, 2020 • Last Updated 4 hours ago • 1 minute read




National Capital Commission crews will start chopping down 30 dead and dying trees along Confederation Boulevard and in some of its urban parks on Monday.

The NCC said the trees on Wellington Street, Elgin Street, Mackenzie Avenue and Sussex Drive in Ottawa and Laurier Street in Gatineau posed “a safety hazard for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.”

The elms have succumbed to Dutch elm disease despite years of treatments aimed at saving them or at least extending their lives. Some maple, oak, linden, hackberry, apple and cedar trees have also succumbed to “environmental and urban stresses” such as pollution, road salt and damage by parking vehicles and other accidents.

Maintenance crews will start removing the trees Monday morning, working during off-peak hours over three weeks, but some lane closures may be needed.

The trees, most between 15 and 40 years old, will be replaced with hardier species when the time for planting is right, the NCC said.

Dutch elm disease, a fungus that spreads through the tree’s roots and causes it to slowly decay, has been ravaging North American elms since the 1930s. It has decimated the population of elms in the capital region since the 1970s.

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local...-240158140b02/
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