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 ottawa.ca.
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 rhpoa.ca “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 http://ottawa.ca/en/travel-and-mobility-information
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 biketoworkottawa.com 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 http://ottawa.ca/en/mobile-apps-and-open-data.
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.