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Infolettre du BHCA – Novembre 2017

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Novembre 2017

AGA

La BHCA tiendra son AGA au Centre des aînés de Gloucester le 6 décembre à 19 h 30. Si vous souhaitez vous joindre à notre équipe dirigeante, répondez à ce courriel et dites-nous de quelle façon vous souhaiteriez nous aider ou quel rôle vous semblerait le plus adapté.

Supervision des patinoires!

Le BHCA est de nouveau à la recherche de bénévoles pour nous aider à superviser nos 3 patinoires cet hiver. 
Chaque hiver, la BHCA lance un appel à l’aide pour les patinoires extérieures. 
Nous avons besoin de superviseurs! Vous déverrouillez la cabane, pelletez la patinoire s’il y a un nuage de neige, comptez les patineurs et composez le 9-1-1 en cas d’urgence. Tout cela est assez simple. Vous devez avoir plus de 15 ans, votre propre adresse de courriel et votre téléphone cellulaire personnel. Pendant les quarts de travail, vous pouvez patiner ou jouer au hockey si vous le souhaitez. 
Nous pouvons soit approuver des heures de bénévolat au secondaire, soit payer une allocation de 10 $/heure pour la supervision. Nous pouvons également vous rédiger une lettre de recommandation après la fin de la saison. 
Veuillez nous envoyer vos informations via

www.BHCA.ca/rinks

Des nouvelles du train léger

 

La construction se poursuit pour l’Étape 1 du projet de train léger. Jusqu’à maintenant, 18 331 m de fils et 278 poteaux du système de suspension caténaire ont été installés le long de la voie de guidage.
 
De plus, 15 des 34 véhicules de train léger ont été assemblés complètement.
À Beacon Hill–Cyrville, nous avons la grande chance d’avoir deux stations sur notre territoire, soit la station Cyrville et la station Blair, qui est l’actuel terminus du train léger.
 

 
Station Cyrville
 
  • L’installation des panneaux muraux, des luminaires et des coupe-vent est en cours, de même que la peinture des structures d’acier.
  • Le plancher des étages du hall et des quais et la finition des escaliers sont terminés.
  • L’installation des systèmes mécanique et électrique est presque terminée, y compris celle des alarmes-incendie et des gicleurs
  • L’aménagement paysager autour de la station commencera bientôt.


 

Station Cyrville
 

  • L’installation des panneaux muraux, des luminaires et des coupe-vent est en cours, de même que la peinture des structures d’acier.
  • Le plancher des étages du hall et des quais et la finition des escaliers sont terminés.
  • L’installation des systèmes mécanique et électrique est presque terminée, y compris celle des alarmes-incendie et des gicleurs.
  • L’aménagement paysager autour de la station commencera bientôt.

Peut-être que si nous commençons à demander maintenant…

Cet article a été rédigé à propos des États-Unis, mais il s’applique presque complètement au Canada.


Here’s How The Government Should Be Encouraging Motorcycle Use (Voici comment le gouvernement devrait encourager l’utilisation de la moto)

Les États-Unis dépensent des milliards sur les autoroutes, les voies ferroviaires et les routes pour faciliter les déplacements des Américains. Malgré toutes ces dépenses, notre infrastructure est loin d’être à la hauteur des attentes. Mais il existe une autre solution peu coûteuse qui pourrait faciliter la circulation, le stationnement et l’usure des infrastructures : la moto. Notre pays n’a pas encore prôné l’adoption massive des motos, mais les bons incitatifs pourraient changer cela.
 
Il est prouvé que les motos et les scooters réduisent la congestion. À l’heure actuelle, moins de 1 % du navettage est effectué en moto aux États-Unis. Si ce chiffre passait à 10 %, la recherche indique que la congestion chuterait de 40 %. Si 25 pour cent du navettage se faisait en moto, apparemment la congestion pourrait disparaître complètement. Disparaître! Imaginez combien nous serions alors tous plus en sécurité, plus productifs et moins misérables.

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Nov 13

BHCA Newsletter November 2017

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November 2017

Don’t Be a Grinch! Join Us for Movie Night!


In association with Councillor Tim Tierney, your BHCA is putting on a Movie Night!

When: Friday, December 15th at 7:30pm
Where: Colonel By SS Cafetorium (2381 Ogilvie road)
Which Movie: The Grinch (2000)

Join us, and all your neighbours, while we watch a great holiday comedy.
 

AGM

Your BHCA will be holding it’s AGM December 6th at the Gloucester Seniors Activity Centre at 7:30pm. If you have any interest in joining our executive, please reply to this email and let us know how you’d like to help, or in which role you think you’re best suited.

Rink Supervision!

The BHCA is once again looking for volunteers to help us supervise our 3 rinks this winter. If you

Every winter your BHCA puts out a call for help with the outdoor rinks.

We need supervisors! You unlock the shack, shovel the rink if there’s a dusting of snow, count the skaters and dial 9-1-1 if there’s an emergency. Pretty simple stuff. You need to be 15+ years old, have your own email address and your own cell phone. During the shifts, you can skate or play hockey if you want.

We can either sign-off on high school volunteer hours or pay a $10/hour stipend for supervising. We can also write a letter of recommendation for you after the season is over.

Please throw your information at us via:

www.BHCA.ca/rinks

LRT Update

Construction continues for Stage 1 of the LRT project. To date 18,331 metres of overhead catenary wire and 278 catenary system poles have been installed along the guideway.
 
In addition, 15 light rail vehicles have been completely assembled. In all 34 will be built.
We’re lucky enough to have two stops in Beacon Hill –Cyrville. One is the Cyrville Station and the other is Blair Station, which acts as the current terminus for LRT.
 

 
Cyrville Station

  • Wall panels, light fixtures, and windscreen panel installations are ongoing, along with painting of structural steel.
  • Concourse and platform level flooring, and final stairway finishings, have all been completed.
  • Station mechanical and electrical systems are nearing completion, including fire alarms and sprinklers.
  • Looking ahead, landscaping around the station work will soon get underway.


 
Blair Station

  • Wall panels, light fixtures, and windscreen panel installations are ongoing, along with painting of structural steel.
  • Station mechanical and electrical systems are nearing completion, including fire alarms and sprinklers.
  • Textile wayfinding installations are ongoing throughout the station.
  • Station elevators and escalators being readied for service.
  • The new bus loop and the bus operator building is nearing completion.
  • Landscaping is taking place north of the station, where the bicycle parking will be located.
  • Looking ahead, crews will install fare gate brackets, and mobilize for public art, and architectural ceiling installations.”

Des nouvelles du train léger

 

La construction se poursuit pour l’Étape 1 du projet de train léger. Jusqu’à maintenant, 18 331 m de fils et 278 poteaux du système de suspension caténaire ont été installés le long de la voie de guidage.
 
De plus, 15 des 34 véhicules de train léger ont été assemblés complètement.
À Beacon Hill–Cyrville, nous avons la grande chance d’avoir deux stations sur notre territoire, soit la station Cyrville et la station Blair, qui est l’actuel terminus du train léger.
 

 
Station Cyrville
 
  • L’installation des panneaux muraux, des luminaires et des coupe-vent est en cours, de même que la peinture des structures d’acier.
  • Le plancher des étages du hall et des quais et la finition des escaliers sont terminés.
  • L’installation des systèmes mécanique et électrique est presque terminée, y compris celle des alarmes-incendie et des gicleurs
  • L’aménagement paysager autour de la station commencera bientôt.


 

Station Cyrville
 

  • L’installation des panneaux muraux, des luminaires et des coupe-vent est en cours, de même que la peinture des structures d’acier.
  • Le plancher des étages du hall et des quais et la finition des escaliers sont terminés.
  • L’installation des systèmes mécanique et électrique est presque terminée, y compris celle des alarmes-incendie et des gicleurs.
  • L’aménagement paysager autour de la station commencera bientôt.

Maybe if we start asking now…

This article was written about the USA, but it almsot entirely applies to Canada as well.


 

Here’s How The Government Should Be Encouraging Motorcycle Use

The United States is spending billions on highways, railways, and roads to, ostensibly make it easier for Americans to get around. Even with all that spending, our infrastructure is nowhere near where it needs to be. But there’s another cheap solution that could ease traffic, parking, and wear on infrastructure: motorcycles. This country has yet to embrace mass-adoption of motorcycles, but the right incentives might change that.

Motorcycles and scooters have been proven to reduce congestion. As it stands today, less than 1 percent of commuting traffic in the U.S. is done on motorcycles. If that were raised to 10 percent, research says congestion would drop by 40 percent. If 25 percent of commuting traffic were motorbikes, apparently congestion could be gone entirely. Gone! Imagine how much safer, more productive and less miserable we’d all be then. 

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Sep 29

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The Committee of Adjustment for the City of Ottawa is circulating this email to notify you of its upcoming Public Hearing.  For details of the applications scheduled for this Hearing, please visit the City’s e-Agenda website at  http://app05.ottawa.ca/sirepub/agendaminutes/index_en.aspx

 

IF YOU WISH TO BE NOTIFIED of the Decision of the Committee of Adjustment, you must make a written request to the Secretary-Treasurer of the Committee of Adjustment at the address shown below. 

 

Don't hesitate to contact the Committee administration if you experience any issues with accessing the e-Agenda site or if you have any questions regarding the applications.

 

As we continue to improve our business processes, your feedback is always appreciated.

 

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Sep 15

BHCA Newsletter September 2017

What parent DIDN’T sing ‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year’ this month?!

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September 2017

Update from Councillor Tim Tierney


It is my pleasure to announce the Shefford road MUP ( Multi Use Pathway) for pedestrians and cyclists construction is underway this week. In the 2014 election I made the commitment and are moving ahead. 

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For more information visit here: http://www.timtierneyottawa.ca/updates/shefford-road-multi-use-pathway/ 

Skating Season is Coming FAST!

And the BHCA needs your help building the Fairfield rink on Appleford drive. If you, your neighbour, or any combination of people would like to build the outdoor rink for your community (and make a bit of money – $2800 – for your efforts), reply to this email and let us know that you’re “in”.

Sometimes parents from their kids’ hockey teams get together, split up the responsibilities, and sue the stipend to throw their team a party or to enter tournaments. Just something to think about, hockey parents.

Without volunteers like you, our outdoor rinks wouldn’t be built, and hundreds of local children, adults and children’s hockey teams wouldn’t be able to take part in some great winter exercise and fun.

 

LePhare Playground Spaghetti Dinner

Thanks to the ENTIRE community for coming out and helping us get LePhare $13,000 closer to rebuilding the Kindergarten play structure. We were packed, and everyone had a great time.

Please allow us to formally thank a few people who deserve, merit, and warrant more than what we can say here, but alas, this is the only forum we have:

The LePhare Parent’s Council – Who planned and organized the evening, donated money, and most importantly a lot of their time (Sara, Bonny, Katie – Woot woot!).
Tim Tierney – Everyone’s favourite councillor was integral in getting this set up, and showing us all why he is, in fact, everyone’s favourite councillor.
Julie Morris – LePhare’s principal is a key component in why LePhare is a family, and not just a school, who helped get the word out.
Moe Taraboulsi and East Side Mario’s – The entire meal, spaghetti, bread, salad, was donated by Moe at our local East Side Mario’s. I can’t stress this enough: Please support their business the way they support our community.
Mayor Jim Watson – our mayor didn’t have time for more than a quick drop in but realized, once he arrived, how passionate and committed our community is and ended staying most of the evening to help.

There are many others who: donated items to the silent auction; helped setting up; planned a lemonade stand fundraiser; etc. and we thank them all so much.

Continuing the conversation….. Let’s Talk Alcohol

Ottawa Public Health would like to continue the conversation about alcohol with small community groups throughout the City.

Did you know in Ottawa per year alcohol costs at least $24.5 million dollars on direct health care costs and over 6000 emergency visits are alcohol related and could have been prevented?  

Framing alcohol as a community issue and changing social norms will require time, support and contribution from all of us. And we want to hear from you. We are looking for formal or informal community groups who would like to participate in an interactive discussion to share their thoughts about alcohol in Ottawa. Key results from the  Status of Alcohol in Ottawa: Let’s Continue the Conversation will be shared including up to date epi data on emergency room visits, hospitalizations and deaths, with the stories, comments and opinions shared by thousands from our Ottawa community.  Contact us to book a discussion group or visit Alcohol – Ottawa Public Health  and  Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines for more information. 

Opioids and Other Drugs….. Risk for Overdose

Opioids are a family of drugs that have morphine-like effects such as slow heart rate,
sighing, shallow breathing, extreme drowsiness, or feeling like you might pass out.
There are prescription opioids and illegally produced opioids. Opioids include drugs like
heroin, morphine, fentanyl, methadone and codeine. Fentanyl is an opioid that is much
more toxic than most other opioids. There are also different Fentanyls being made
illegally and sold on the streets.

Teens often think that prescription drugs are less harmful than street drugs because
they are prescribed. However, illicit fentanyl is being pressed into pills that look like
prescription medications and sold on the street as things like ‘oxycodone’. Illicit fentanyl
is turning up in many different drugs, often where youth don’t expect to find it. It can be
found in party drugs such as cocaine, heroin, crack, speed and ecstasy /MDMA.
Fentanyl is around 50 to 100 times more toxic than morphine. This makes the risk of
accidental overdose much higher. There is no easy way to know if fentanyl is in your
drugs. You can’t see it, smell it or taste it. Any drug can be cut (mixed) with fentanyl.
Even a very small amount – as small as 2 grains of salt – can cause a fatal overdose.
What can you do?

  • You are your child’s best defense against drug use. Talk with your child about drugs.
  • Lock up all medications and check regularly: 14% of Ottawa high school students used prescription drugs that weren’t prescribed for them and two-thirds got the drug from a parent, sibling or someone else they live with. Watch for missing medication and return unused medications to your pharmacy.
  • An overdose is a medical emergency. Being able to quickly recognize the signs and symptoms and respond to an overdose and having a naloxone kit available can save a life while waiting for paramedics to arrive. Naloxone is a medication that can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. You can get a take home naloxone kit and be trained how to use the kit at no cost from many pharmacies.

Where can you go for more information?
Websites:

  • www.StopOverdoseOttawa.ca for general information about opioids, overdose, naloxone and fentanyl, as well as links to find pharmacies who carry naloxone,  where to drop off used or expired medications, and community resources
  • www.ParentingInOttawa.com: There is an opioid specific page with information of particular interest to parents, including  how to recognize an opioid overdose, how to talk to youth about drugs, and other tips for parents, as well as more general opioid overdose information and resources where parents can go for help
  • Secure Your Meds”:: Students in grades 7-12 report home as the place they are most likely to get opioids.

Webinars:

Opioids 101

How to talk to youth about drugs

Links
Secure your meds
http://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health- topics/secure-your- meds.aspx

 

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Origins of ‘eh’: How 2 little letters came to define Canadians

From CBC:
Stereotype or not, it’s a word Canadians are famous for — two simple letters baked into the tail end of so many of our sentences. But few realize “eh” actually predates the country’s creation by a century or more.

“Eh” has become such a natural part of our speech that many Canadians don’t even realize they’re using it in day-to-day conversation. 

So where did this little word come from and how did it become such a part of Canadian identity?

Derek Denis, a post-doctorate fellow at the University of Victoria’s linguistics department, has been studying the history of “eh” for more than five years. In his research, he has found references to the word going back well before Canadian Confederation 150 years ago….

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Aug 10

Free Hockey Equipment available

Hockey Eastern Ontario in association with Jumpstart, and the Canadian Tire wants to make hockey accessible for familites. HEO has limited new helemts and neckguards and have additional used equipment in a Storage Unit with a variety of equipment for all ages. Please contact Vanessa VAlente at vvalente@hockeyeasternontario.ca for more inforamtion

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