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

·         Growing Forward 2 - Helping You Reach Your Goals

·         Environmental Farm Plan Workshops

·         Trees Ontario Landowner Workshop

·         Rural Development Applications


Update on the Designation of Mineral Aggregate Resources

Planning and Growth Management Department is updating the mineral aggregate resource mapping within the City. The draft report  titled Proposed Official Plan Bedrock Mineral Aggregate Resource Designations  documents the various steps and decisions in the analysis that have led to the recommended mapping of additional bedrock areas in the Official Plan Review of 2013. The report and other information is available on ottawa.ca/ruralreview.


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

Managing rural village growth, country lot severances, water and sewer services, building on country estate lots, transportation and mineral resources…all are important issues for Ottawa’s rural residents.

If you are interested in what rural residents thought about these issues, read the results of our recent questionnaire on ottawa.ca/ruralreview.


Farmers' Markets in Ottawa

Farmers' markets are open across Ottawa. Be sure to visit for the vegetables, fruit, meat, arts and crafts and other products that local producers have to offer.

·         ByWard Market http://www.byward-market.com/

·         Carp Farmers' Market http://www.carpfarmersmarket.com/

·         Cumberland Farmers' Market http://www.cumberlandfarmersmarket.ca/

·         Kanata Farmers’ Market http://kanatafarmersmarket.ca/

·         Main Farmers' Market http://www.mainfarmersmarket.org/

·         Manotick Farmers’ Market http://www.manotickfarmersmarket.com/

·         Metcalfe Farmers' Market http://www.metcalfefm.com/

·         North Gower Farmers' Market http://www.ngfarmersmarket.com/

·         Ottawa Farmers' Market (Brewer Park, Westboro, Orleans) www.ottawafarmersmarket.ca/

·         Ottawa Organic Farmers’ Market http://www.oofmarket.ca/

·         Parkdale Market http://wellingtonwest.ca/?page_id=13

·         Preston Farmers’ Market https://www.facebook.com/PrestonFarmersMarket

·         Savour Ottawa Parkdale Field House http://fieldhouseparkdale.com/

·         Sparks Street Farmers’ Market http://www.sparksstreetmall.com/farmers_market.html


Come and Meet your City of Ottawa Programs and Services

It’s Seniors Day at the Carp Farmer’s Market!

The City of Ottawa invites older adults and their family to the Carp Farmer’s Market on August 24 for Seniors’ Day.  The purpose of the event is to showcase the variety of municipal programs and services available for older adults.   There will be display booths with information about: recreation and leisure, libraries, healthy aging, support services, OC Transpo and Para Transpo, paramedics, fire prevention, police services, emergency management, and many more.   City staff will be on hand to talk with older adults and distribute information resources. 

Date: Saturday, August 24, 2013

Time: 8am to 1pm

Location: Carp Farmer’s Market, Carp Fairgrounds (3790 Carp Road)

Promoting municipal programs and services is one of the objectives of the City of Ottawa Older Adult Plan.  This plan was adopted by Ottawa City Council in 2012 to address the specific and evolving needs of Ottawa’s older residents.   For more information about the event or the Older Adult Plan, please email seniors@ottawa.ca or phone 613-580-2424 Ext 22350.

To subscribe to receive email updates on the Older Adult Plan, highlights of City programs and services for older adults, and information about events of interest to older adults and opportunities to engage with the City visitottawa.ca/senior.


ATV pilot project for Osgoode Ward

Ottawa City Council approved a by-law on June 26, 2013 permitting the use of All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) on City of Ottawa roads and road allowances in Osgoode Ward on a trial basis.

Until November 30, 2015, the by-law permits all-terrain vehicles on a trail network of roads and road allowances in Osgoode Ward. There are certain restrictions in place. For more information visit ottawa.ca/rural.


A Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario

Last month, the Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat released a new edition of “A Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario.” The guide helps seniors find what they need, when and where they need it. It is smaller and easier to handle and features up-to-date information on provincial and federal services available to seniors.

The guide is now available in 16 languages - nine more than before - in recognition of Ontario's diverse communities. (Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Gujarati, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu and Vietnamese)

Ontario’s seniors’ guide provides practical information on issues that affect our quality of life as we age, including:

·         Health, wellness and active living

·         Safety, security, finances and transportation

·         Housing, long-term care homes and caregiving

The seniors’ guide is available online at ontario.ca/seniorsguide and may be ordered free of charge through Service Ontario Publications (ontario.ca/publications) or by calling 1-888-910-1999 (TTY: 1-800-387-5559).

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

Come join Ottawa farmers and chefs in a celebration of local food and culinary talent. Savour Ottawa is hosting its third annual Harvest Table at Brewer Park on Sunday, August 18, 2013. Guests will enjoy a multi-course gourmet luncheon highlighting the harvest and be able to sample from local wineries and craft breweries. For more information and a full list of participants please visit: http://www.savourottawa.ca/events.php.

Tickets are on sale now! To purchase tickets online go to: http://harvesttable2013.eventbrite.com/.

Volunteers Needed! We are looking for volunteers to help with set-up, take down, and anything else required on the day of the event. This is a great opportunity to meet the city’s chefs and farmers and be included in one of Ottawa’s biggest foodie events of the year! All those interested should email savourevents@justfood.ca.


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

If you are an Ottawa organization operating rural fairs, rural farmers’ markets or rural business organizations such as Chamber of Commerce and Business Improvement Areas, you may be eligible for funding of up to $7,500 through the City of Ottawa’s Rural Association Partnership Program (RAPP).

The second-round of RAPP funding is now available with applications being accepted until Friday, August 16 at 4 pm.

The objectives of the RAPP are:

·         To provide project based funding that supports the main priorities for rural organizations.

·         To contribute to the City’s rural economic health by supporting projects that will assist Ottawa’s rural business organizations, fairs and farmers markets achieve sustainability and capitalize on the proximity to Ottawa’s large urban market.

·         To assist in promoting Ottawa’s rural identity to both residents and tourists.

·         To provide economic benefits to small and medium sized enterprises in Ottawa’s rural communities.

·         Assist rural communities to overcome the business development challenges associated with smaller local population base.

·         To increase the capacity for rural communities to provide a quality visitor experience.

More information, including guidelines and an application form, can be found on the Rural Association Partnership Program webpage at http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/social-services/rural-connections/rural-association-partnership-program..

Prospective RAPP applicants are encouraged to contact the Rural Affairs Office at ruralaffairs@ottawa.ca or 613-580-2424 ext. 28352 to discuss their proposal prior to submitting an application.


Growing Forward 2 - Helping You Reach Your Goals

Growing Forward 2 (GF2) is a comprehensive federal-provincial-territorial framework aimed at encouraging innovation, competitiveness and market development in Canada's agri-food and agri-products sector. In Ontario, farm, food and bioproducts businesses, collaboration and organizations can build their own plan and select opportunities to help grow their profits, expand their markets and manage risks.

With a focus on innovation, competitiveness, and market development, Growing Forward 2 programs are designed to help the industry capitalize on opportunities and contribute to the economy. Whether you are just starting out, or have been in business a long time, Growing Forward 2 will offer practical and flexible programs that can help you reach your goals.

Intake of applications began June 26, 2013. Learn more at www.ontario.ca/growingforward2.


Environmental Farm Plan Workshops

4th edition Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) workshops are now being offered across Ontario. Farmers are invited to participate to update their EFP and learn more about Growing Forward 2 opportunities that will soon be available. Prepare for Capacity Project application opportunities (opening June 26) and Implementation Project application opportunities (opening Sept 9) - new programs for farmers with a new process.

In Eastern Ontario the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association is offering this summer workshop in Chesterville on Aug 21 & 28 - 10am to 3pm.

For more information and to register for free workshops, visit www.ontariosoilcrop.org.


Trees Ontario Landowner Workshop

Trees Ontario, the Ontario Forestry Association (OFA) and its partners are hosting several free landowner workshops across the province between August and October.

During the workshop, attendees will learn about forest management and stewardship, tree planting subsidies and other financial incentives for establishing and managing your forests.

Presentations by forestry experts will include a variety of topics, such as:

·         50 Million Tree Program

·         Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program

·         Windbreaks for working farms

·         Tools for managing your woodlot

·         Emerald Ash Borer & other invasive species

·         Shoreline planting for improved water quality

Ottawa-area workshop:

September 5 from 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Heron Community Theatre, 1480 Heron Rd., Ottawa, ON

Hosting partner: Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, Lands & Forests Consultin

Refreshments will be provided. Registration is highly recommended as space is limited. Visithttp://www.treesontario.ca/news/index.php/landownerworkshops for more information.


Rural Development Applications

Please see below for recently updated development applications in rural Ottawa, subject to public consultation. More information at http://www.ottawa.ca/devapps

Ward 19 – Cumberland

2035 Mer Bleue Road
2107 Mer Bleue Road

D07-12-12-0215

Site Plan Control

Application on Hold

Jul 30, 2013

4565 Dunning Road

D02-02-13-0032

Zoning By-law Amendment

By-law Passed - In Appeal Period

Jul 25, 2013

1079 Old Montreal Road
1099 Old Montreal Road
1105 Old Montreal Road
1108 Old Montreal Road
1112 Old Montreal Road
1116 Old Montreal Road
1123 Old Montreal Road
1138 Old Montreal Road
1154 Old Montreal Road
1161 Old Montreal Road
1171 Old Montreal Road
1172 Old Montreal Road
1176 Old Montreal Road
1180 Old Montreal Road
1183 Old Montreal Road
1190 Regional Road 174 
1195 Old Montreal Road
1199 Old Montreal Road
1201 Old Montreal Road
1208 Old Montreal Road
1213 Old Montreal Road
1222 Old Montreal Road
1223 Old Montreal Road
1241 Old Montreal Road
1291 Old Montreal Road
1296 Old Montreal Road
1313 Grand-chêne, Cour Du Court
1316 Grand-chêne, Cour Du Court
1320 Grand-chêne, Cour Du Court
1325 Grand-chêne, Cour Du Court
1400 Old Montreal Road
1422 Old Montreal Road

D01-01-11-0018

Official Plan Amendment

Application Approved by Council

Jul 17, 2013

5607 Rockdale Road

D07-16-13-0001

Plan of Subdivision

Councillor Concurs

Jul 8, 2013

2104 Dunning Road

D02-02-13-0046

Zoning By-law Amendment

Comment Period has Ended/Issue Resolution

Jun 21, 2013

2375 Frank Kenny Road

D02-02-13-0041

Zoning By-law Amendment

Comment Period has Ended/Issue Resolution

May 29, 2013


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