Updates on local matters.
Alta Vista Market is running Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm at St
Thomas the Apostle, 2345 Alta Vista Drive
To note - Rain Ready Ottawa, from the City of Ottawa’s Climate
Change Resiliency Unit will be on hand to help you learn about how
we can prepare better for extreme weather events.
The market will run every Saturday until October 7.
Innovations for Seniors, Windsor Park, Wednesday August 23
starting at 6:30 pm
Senior Watch Old Ottawa South (SWOOS) is inviting residents from Old
Ottawa South and surrounding neighbourhoods to hear plans for the
Senior’s Health Innovations Hub (SHIH) for central Ottawa. Experts
will be on hand to answer questions related to aging in our
Phoenix Big Band is pushing back the date of its 2nd annual
charity event for the Heron Food Bank to Saturday September 23 2-5
pm, 411 Billings Avenue
Please put this enjoyable and worthwhile event taking place right in
Faircrest Heights in your calendar.
Ward 18 Temporary Traffic Calming Meeting for Alta Vista and
Faircrest Heights, October 5 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm (virtual)
For more details go to
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Proposed Development at Ottawa General Hospital Riverside Drive
A notice of approval for the site plan to create a seniors care
community consisting of a Long Term Care Home (256 beds) and a 15
storey registered retirement home (270 beds) and shared amenity
space has been approved. It is not known yet when construction will
NEIGHBOURHOOD WELLNESS & SAFETY
A gentle reminder to lock and keep any valuables out of sight in
your cars and to safely store your bikes.
Repairs to sidewalk at Smyth Road and Alta Vista Drive
As part of the City of Ottawa’s annual infrastructure maintenance
cycle repairs will be made to certain earmarked sidewalks as
preventative maintenance aimed at extending the City’s sidewalk
network lifecycle. This work is expected to occur in the late August
to October timeframe. The road will remain open to traffic with lane
closures expected. Traffic control personnel will direct traffic
through the site.
COUNCILLOR MARTY CARR
Councillor Carr can be reached at
Sarah.email@example.com is her point of contact on community
The Councillor’s weekly e-newsletter and Facebook Page are good
sources of information. If you would like to be added to the
newsletter mailing list, send an email to either Marty or Sarah.
Wishing all a lovely end of summer.
President – Faircrest Heights Community Association
(Ottawa) – March is Fraud Prevention Month and the Ottawa Police
Service (OPS) wants to equip residents with information on how to avoid some
“We have been seeing a significant increase in grandparent
schemes in the Ottawa area, where the person identifies themselves as a family
member in crisis and asks for immediate financial help, typically in the form of
cash for bail or lawyer fees,” said Fraud Unit Staff Sergeant Cameron Graham.
“It’s important to educate yourself on some of these more common scams to avoid
According to our partners at the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC),
it received reports of $530 million in victim losses last year. This was nearly
a 40 percent increase from 2021, where 75 percent of those reports were tied to
cybercrime. The CAFC estimates that only between 5 and 10 percent of victims
report fraud-related incidents.
Over the next month, the OPS will share some common scams and
how to counter them on our social media channels (@OttawaPolice
on Instagram, and
OttawaPoliceService on Facebook). Watch your social media feeds for
“It’s important that adult children look after parents who are
not comfortable with how computers work,” said S/Sgt. Graham. “A lot of these
scams target the elderly online.”
Common frauds include: Investment scams, spear phishing, and
phishing scams. You can read more about types of frauds and how to avoid them by
visiting the CAFC website.
Cst Brad Burleau #1835
Ottawa Police Service
Community Safety Services
613-236-1222 ext 8591
The Right Call:
Life-threatening emergency or crime in progress:
613-236-1222 ext. 7300