Rural Affairs - August 2013

·         Update on the Designation of Mineral Aggregate Resources

·         Building a Liveable Ottawa 2031 – Focus on Rural Issues: Questionnaire Results

·         Farmers’ Markets in Ottawa

·         Come and Meet your City of Ottawa Programs and Services

·         ATV pilot project for Osgoode Ward

·         A Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario

·         Save the date: Savour Ottawa’s Harvest Table is Sunday, August 18

·         Rural Association Partnership Program – Apply now for round-two funding

Dramatized Feature Film being Shot in Cumberland

Cumberland Village Heritage Museum is the stage, as 19th century New England, for the movie ‘Tell the World’.  This Australian production about the origins of the Seventh Day Adventists was shooting on location at Upper Canada Village in recent weeks, and this week in the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum.  “We discovered a pioneer village in Canada that is practically perfect to tell our story in,” says Mr. Portbury.

Cumberland Group Homes

Group homes are set up to accommodate people who for one reason or another cannot look after themselves adequately, usually because of some form of disability.  In these homes professional staff supervise their activities and maintain a comfortable, but secure, environment.

Book Sale at the Farmers Market (donations accepted)

Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 8:30am to 1:00pm

The Cumberland Community Association is holding a BIG BOOK SALE at the Farmer's Market on Saturday to support the Kidney Foundation. 

Donations can be made on Saturday morning from 8:30-9:00 a.m.

Drop off your used books and pick up some leisure reading material for those long sunny summer days, then stop by to have a coffee and breakfast at the Market Café. There are great vendors with an incredible array of products waiting to enjoy a chat. Come and meet your neighbours and find out who lives in your community.

Did you know that this is the official CUMBERLAND VILLAGE VISION STATEMENT

In the decades to come, Cumberland Village will become a resilient, complete, and distinctly historic rural Village. Key community destinations and neighbourhoods will be strongly connected by scenic paths and a small but vibrant mixed-use core will be supported by surrounding residents. The unique combination of Cumberland’s historic charm, surrounding agricultural landscape and renowned farmers market will make Cumberland Village a day trip destination for the broader region.

Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) - June

The Gatineau Police Service and Ottawa Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) will focus on impaired driving and construction zone safety during the month of June. 

Impaired Driving 
Between 2007 and 2011, there were 1,818 impaired driving-related collisions in Ottawa with 34 fatalities, 764 injuries with 97 of those being considered serious. Eighty percent of the impaired drivers were male and 30 percent were between the ages of 16 and 24. 

Construction Zones 

Applications: OPENING Barnett Street Extension; CLOSURE–Peter Harkness Lane - GAS BAR on 174

Here is a proposal that has been submitted to the City of Ottawa that will affect our community. There will be a public meeting, we will keep you informed. Please take a moment to read through the proposal/implications. Here is an email the Cumberland Community Association sent to the planner at the city.

Hi Laurel
I'm with the Cumberland Community Association and have just received information on this proposed road change in our village. (Our president, Clive Horne, is out for the country for a couple of weeks so I thought I would pass on some thoughts.)