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Greener Homes Grant – Are You Eligible?

June 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

Last week, the Canadian government launched the Canada Greener Homes Grant program, which offers up to $5,000 of reimbursement for energy-saving home upgrades.  Homeowners can claim up to $5,000 to implement eligible retrofits done after December 1, 2020, and up to $600 for the cost of the pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluations, which usually range between …

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Birds in Our Backyard

May 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you’re a birder, you might be interested in hearing Michael Runtz’ presentation, through Carleton University.  Runtz is one of Canada’s most highly respected naturalists, nature photographers, and natural history authors. An avid birdwatcher since the age of five, Runtz has worked as an interpretive naturalist in Algonquin Provincial and Point Pelee National parks, conducted biological …

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Be Ready for an Emergency

May 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

From our friends in Tanglewood-Hillsdale Community Association, who survived the tornado in 2018, some recommendations for your Emergency Preparedness:

Naturalize the Neighbourhood

May 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

Ecology Ottawa is offering the opportunity for you to naturalize your garden by purchasing native plants to support urban biodiversity, just in time for planting. Check it out… Blog — Ecology Ottawa’s Pollinator Plant Fundraiser

City Councilors’ Accountability

April 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Ontario government has launched a public survey to determine our thoughts regarding the accountability of our Municipal Councillors. You can let the province know how you feel, by filling out this questionnaire: https://www.ontario.ca/page/consultation-strengthening-accountability-municipal-council-members Feel free to share this link with anyone you think might wish to have a say.

Insurance for water supply and sewer/septic lines

March 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Two mass mailings were recently distributed to many homeowners throughout the City, advertising a program to insure water supply and sewer/septic lines from the owners’ property to connection with City lines. The letters state that the City of Ottawa has partnered with SLWC to offer insurance to protect against water line degradation/failure.  This is misleading, …

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