Reminder – Community Pot-Luck Picnic and BBQ this Saturday, 5-7pm, Combermere Park

Dear Resident,

The Pot-Luck Picnic and BBQ is this Saturday in Combermere Park.

Bring a favorite dish and come to visit with neighbours and/or to play in the park.

It’s also an opportunity to renew your membership in the Association.

Your membership participation is important, as it demonstrates interest and helps to ensure an effective community association.

So please show your support and renew your participation.

Are you busy on Saturday?  No time to spend at the park?  Then drop by only to renew your membership, and say a quick “hello”.

We look forward to seeing you!

P.S. If you prefer, you can renew your membership through the website.  Just send us an email indicating you want to do that, and include your email address.  We’ll contact you to arrange a convenient way/time to pick-up your membership fee.

Neighbourhood Alert ! Neighbourhood Watch !

This Alert is to notify you of a rash of break-ins on Rothwell Drive during the past week.

Preliminary reports from residents indicate they have happened at night. In two cases, residents were out at the time; we are uncertain about details of the others.

In one incident, the interest appeared to be financial records, computers, and small but valuable items.  In another incident, jewelry, liquor (but not wine) and passports were stolen.

Residents are reminded to be watchful of cars and people on your street, at any time of the day.  If you see any strangers lingering or parked, it is useful to note what you see (e.g. license number of vehicle, description of person).  If you see or hear anything unusual around you, make a note about it, or call 911.

Residents:  We are renewing Neighbourhood Watch on our streets.  If you want to participate, please get in touch with the Association President – or (613) 744-5376.

New Hazardous Waste dates announced…

Hazardous Waste Depots

Depot hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, May 31, 2014
3355 Fallowfield Road (OC Transpo Park & Ride)

Electronic Waste Recycling

Saturday, May 31, 2014
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
OC Transpo Park & Ride  Continue Reading »New Hazardous Waste dates announced…

Dates to Remember…

RHPOA Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2014

DATE:                        Tuesday 27 May 2014

TIME:                         7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

LOCATION:              Gloucester North Branch of Ottawa Public Library


Evelyn Danilko – Community Community Liaison, Rail, for the Confederation Line Implementation Office.

Peter Giles – Transit-Oriented Development Studies, Blair Station


RHPOA Potluck Picnic and BBQ – 2014

DATE:                        Saturday 21 June 2014

TIME:                         5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

LOCATION:              Combermere Park


Your new RHPOA Spring Newsletter may be found here.


Update on the City’s First 2014 Haz Waste Depot

Residents can safely dispose of many kinds of household hazardous waste, including fluorescent bulbs, batteries, paint and oil, by returning them to participating local retailers during their regular business hours. For a list of retailers who accept returns of household hazardous waste, please visit

The City will also be hosting the first one-day Household Hazardous Waste Depot of 2014

Sunday, May 4, 2014
Rideau Carleton Raceway
4837 Albion Road
Depot hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Residential electronic waste is also accepted at this site.  Residents can drop off a maximum of 100 litres of household hazardous waste at no charge.  No commercial waste will be accepted.

Update – HydroOne Project at NRC

Hydro One is proposing work on its Transformer Station on the NRC campus.  A Class Environmental Assessment screening process in the City of Ottawa has been initiated to replace equipment that has reached its end of life.  A notice will be sent to residents who live within a 500 m radius of the station.  If you have interest in this project and do not receive notice from Hydro One, please contact a member of the RHPOA Board or your community association via “Contact Us”.

Travel in Ottawa During “Construction Season”

The City of Ottawa is providing tools, tips and resources to help keep you informed and keep you moving. Included on this website are updates on areas impacted by construction, roadwork and street closures, traffic cams, an Ottawa cycling map, an app to inform you of real-time, location specific travel information, and OCTranspo mobile travel planning.

Go to

 Bike to Work Month

The City of Ottawa, in partnership with Envirocentre, present May as Bike to Work Month – a month-long campaign with various initiatives, activities, and education on cycling training and safety.  You and your workplace colleagues are challenged to discover cycling as a cost-efficient, effective and healthy way to commute to work.

Visit to make an online pledge and track your commuting distance and be eligible for one of the prize draws – including a new bike.

Ottawa’s Mobile App Gallery

Ottawa’s Mobile App Gallery is a collection of applications developed and built by the City of Ottawa and private third parties using datasets published by the City of Ottawa. The apps in this showcase are worth browsing, and can be found at

Also on that page is linkage to Open Data – data that is made freely available to the public in machine readable format without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control.  The Open Data catalogue has grown from its original two dozen data sets to over 60 data sets.  Data sets range from live bus arrival data to bicycle counts, water quality testing results, election results, and 311 call volumes.