Wild Parsnip Coverage Map, Photos, Information

Attached you will find a map of the city noting wild parsnip infestation, ranging from spotty to heavy in patches throughout the Cumberland Village area. This is a dangerous plant that can cause long term issues. Some information from http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/water-and-environment/plants-and-animals/w... is below. Please visit the city website for more information on the City strategy for dealing with it, reporting it, and for additional health and safety information regarding it.

Draft Community Design Principles - Community Planning

Update on community planning

CCA is working on guidelines for long-term development in Cumberland. This project is an extension of the Community Vision exercise (2008-2011) and the Updated Secondary Plan for Cumberland Village (2011).

Through the planning exercises, Cumberland residents told us they are proud of where they live, value nature and the outdoors and the small-town pace of life. At the same time, new commercial and residential growth would help make our village more sustainable.

Ottawa 2017 seeks 2017 volunteers for sesquicentennial celebrations / Ottawa 2017 à la recherche de 2017 bénévoles pour les célébrations du 150e anniversaire du Canada

For immediate release April 19, 2016

Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, invite Ottawa residents to become volunteers for Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations in the nation’s capital.

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

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. This makes it more convenient for residents living on residential well systems to have their well water tested for free. The Eastern Ontario Health Unit website offers a list of drop-off sites, as well as times when water samples are accepted. You may also pick up water sample bottles for future testing.

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. 

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