City-wide open air fire ban in effect / Interdiction de faire des feux en plein air dans l'ensemble de la ville

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For immediate release:
April 15, 2016

City-wide open air fire ban in effect

Ottawa – Ottawa Fire Services is placing a city-wide fire ban into effect immediately to prevent the rapid spread of fire due to grass and brush fires. This ban will remain in place until conditions improve and the green grass starts to show through dead tall grass.

Rural Well Water Testing

Rural well water testing drop-off schedule

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has established permanent sites across Ottawa where well owners can drop off their water samples and pick up new bottles for future testing to make it more convenient for residents living on residential well systems to have their well water tested for free. As part of the improved program, residents can drop off their water samples every Tuesday at one of these locations (see chart below).

2016 Cumberland Cares-Dominican Republic

By Lyle Fair

In the spring of 2015, Robert and Hilary Merritt created an organization called Cumberland Cares that would raise money to help a number of charity projects in the Dominican Republic.  The intent was to create a group willing to travel to the island nation to build a home and provide funds to other needy causes.  Furthermore, they wanted the funding for the home and other projects to come from the community of eastern Ottawa as a way to connect residences with a common goal. 

Free Exercise Program for Adults 65+

Better Strength, Better Balance! is a fall prevention exercise and education program for people aged 65+.

This is a beginner level program for those wishing to improve their strength and balance. Strong muscles, strong bones and better balance will make you more mobile and less likely to fall.  Better Strength, Better Balance! classes are unsuitable for people who are very active.

The program is offered in the winter, spring and fall

Thank you MARDI GRAS Silent Auction Donors

On behalf of all the people who enjoyed bidding on the merchandise, services and unique treasures, at the MARDI GRAS Dinner, Dance and Silent Auction on Saturday night, the Cumberland Community Association would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to all the donors to this event. Please take a moment to read through the list and thank these vendors in person with your business. Until next year...

ISABELLA NICOLE special performance at Mardi Gras Dinner, Dance & Silent Auction

We are thrilled to have Isabella Nicole sing for us again at our Mardi Gras Dinner, Dance and SIlent Auction on February 20th. Many of you may remember her when she first sang in Cumberland three years ago at the 2013 Winterfest Dinner. Since then she has sung at the Pub Night at the Maple Hall in 2014 and the Heritage Home Tour in St. Andrew's Church in December 2014 and she made a surprise appearance at our Christmas carolling around the village tree in December 2015. 

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