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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 communities.

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 https://martycarrottawa.ca/ward-18-temporary-traffic-calming-consultations/


Proposed Development at Ottawa General Hospital Riverside Drive Campus

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 commence.


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 Carr can be reached at marty.carr@ottawa.ca. Sara Falkowsky at Sarah.falkowsky@ottawa.ca is her point of contact on community issues.

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.

Judy Korecky,
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 common scams.

 “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 falling victim.”

 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 Twitter, @ottawapolice on Instagram, and OttawaPoliceService on Facebook). Watch your social media feeds for helpful information.

 “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

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Life-threatening emergency or crime in progress: 9-1-1
Telephone report: 613-236-1222  ext. 7300
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