Message from Laine Johnson – Qualicum Noise and Ashley Street Closure

Hi Neighbours,

I’ve heard from several Qualicum residents about late night construction noise impacting people’s sleep.

After much investigation, staff have determined that the source of the noise is the LRT Stage 2 project work site at Bayshore. Because that’s not in College Ward (it’s in Bay) my office wasn’t included in communications about the work, and I was not consulted about the noise by-law exemption permit that allows this work to continue. However, I have engaged with staff about the issues and I am also speaking with Bay Ward Councillor Theresa Kavanagh about the problem.

You can find out more about this overnight work, which is supposed to end on December 23, at https://ottawa.ca/en/planning-development-and-construction/major-projects/stage-2-light-rail-transit-project/o-train-west-extension/construction-activities-west-extension#section-167969c8-258f-4900-82e7-22c1ab4bf3f0

I also encourage residents to register for the project’s updates at City of Ottawa (list-manage.com).

Regarding another matter, several residents have asked me about the ongoing closure of Ashley St. I have raised this with the LRT Stage 2 team as well. I feel that the City has not fully informed residents of the reasons for this closure and I have requested they send out up-to-date communications to all residents. I have attached the flyer they prepared.

Thank you for your work in the community. I am available to speak with you about these or other matters anytime.

Warm regards,
Laine

Councillor Laine Johnson | Conseillère Laine Johnson
College Ward | quartier Collège
City of Ottawa | Ville d’Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West | 110, avenue Laurier Ouest
T: 613-580-2478 F: 613-580-2520

Outdoor rink: Call for adult volunteers and youth workers

The outdoor rink (ODR) season is approaching fast! We need at least 5 adult volunteers as well as up to 10 youth workers to maintain the rink. Youth workers are paid at the end of the year for the hours they put in.

A maintenance crew consists of two youth workers and one adult volunteer. Maintenance is done Sunday to Friday, 9-10 pm, during the ODR season, weather permitting. The season typically lasts 8 – 10 weeks.  Maintenance involves scraping the ice surface to remove all snow, followed by flooding. Youth workers are responsible for scraping, while the adult volunteer runs the snow blowers and flood with the hose.

Training is provided for those who are new to rink maintenance.

Adult volunteers are also needed to open the skate shack and supervise while it is open.
No adult supervision = closed skate shack.

Interested?

Contact Steven McAvoy at steven.mcavoy@qualicum.org