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Junction Creek Cleanup 2012

Posted on May 15, 2012 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (41)

It's time to roll up your sleeves and help clean Junction Creek.  This year we're focusing on the section between Martindale and Kelly Lake Road and we could really use your help. 

 

The Junction Creek Stewardship Committee will be providing  equipment, waders, gloves and garbage bags for the event, as well as organize with the City for pickup of the garbage cleaned. It's first-come-first-served for the waders so get there early. 

 

We are set to meet at 9 a.m. on June 9th.  The location will be posted here and on our Facebook page soon.  Hope to see you there!!!!!!!

Clean Up Blitz

Posted on May 6, 2011 at 9:19 AM Comments comments (0)

Show your community pride and participate in a 2 hour Clean Up Blitz from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 7. Participants are asked to spend 2 hours picking up roadside litter.

 

Participants must pre-register by May 2. You can register your group at any Citizen Service Centre or by downloading the registration package and faxing the registration form back to 705-671-1148 or emailing it to [email protected].

 

Safety vests, gloves and garbage bags will be supplied. Please note that safety vests must be returned after the event.

Notes from the Chair

Posted on April 13, 2011 at 10:08 AM Comments comments (0)

Here we are again planning for our Annual General Meeting. Time does fly! We hope you will take time to join us on May 9, 2011 at the Delki Dozzi club house at 7:00 p.m.

 

There are many ways you can be more involved with your CAN. You could take a position on the Executive, or chair a committee or work as a committee member, or volunteer for special events. The choice is yours. We have something for everyone.

 

If you have an interest in gardening or want to work on improving the optics on Lorne St, or perhaps you have a pet peeve you want to address; well do I have a deal for you.

 

Your CAN is your vehicle to address the issues in your Ward. We have active committees formed to consider various issues like Affordable housing for seniors; we would welcome help on our Garden project, which Colleen Zilio has reported on in this newsletter. We are establishing partnerships with the City of Greater Sudbury, Rainbow Routes, the CPR and the businesses on Lorne St. to improve the Lorne St. Corridor. A new initiative this year will involve planning around Regent St. North. We continue to work on Traffic Calming initiatives like the Speed Boards on Copper St. and Arnold St. These boards do more than simply warn about your speed. They also collect data, like traffic volume and speed. We are pleased to report that the data shows traffic is slowing down.

 

These initiatives are accomplished by a group of dedicated volunteers with support from City Staff. The City has been very helpful to us and our Councillor, Joe Cimino, has been an integral part of the CAN from day one. Without Joe, we would be spinning our wheels.

 

So, come on out to our AGM, or attend one of our Monthly Meetings on the first Monday of the month. What we don’t want you to do is to sit around complaining about all those things that need to be done. We are here to do them, with you.

 

We are always looking for and welcoming citizens who want to make a difference. If any of these initiatives are of interest to you, please give us a call at 674-8497 or visit our website at www.ward1can.com.

 

20 Minute Makeover

Posted on April 5, 2011 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Businesses and residents are encouraged to participate in the 20 Minute Makeover. The event is being held on Friday, April 22nd.

The goal is to collect loose litter on your property and adjacent public property (i.e. sidewalk or roadside fronting your business or residence). Collected litter should be placed in your own commercial garbage bin or your own residential garbage bags.

Businesses that register and provide the before, during and after photographs of their clean-up efforts will have an opportunity to win a one year recycling collection service from William Day Construction or Waste Management.

Residents that register and provide the before, during and after photographs of their clean-up efforts will have an opportunity to win:

  • A backyard composter; or
  • A "Big Blue" residential recycling curbside container; or
  • A one year supply of certified compostable bags for the Green Cart Organics residential curbside program.

Participants must register at any Citizen Service Centre or download the registration forms online at www.greatersudbury.ca.

Registration must be completed and submitted by Tuesday, April 19th. All participants will be asked to review safety guidelines and sign a waiver.

For further information, please call City Services at 3-1-1.

Ward 1 Community Garden

Posted on August 14, 2010 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The Ward One Garden has been really growing. Thanks to everyone who ‘pitched’ in to help water and tend the garden over the last few weeks. I stopped by this afternoon and there are zucchini, yellow beans, broccoli and cucumbers ready to pick. Just to remind everyone, the community beds are located in the circle closest to the parking lot. There is one private bed in the lower circle - the brown high bed. The concrete planters are also for the community use. Please pick what you need and enjoy!

 

We are planning a composting workshop and garden clean-up day on Saturday Sept. 25. Watch for details.

 

We would like our input as we begin to organize activities and plan for next year. Our next garden meeting will be held on Monday August 30 at 5:00 pm at the garden. Everyone is welcome.

 

Happy gardening ... Colleen

Community Garden

Posted on July 13, 2010 at 2:43 PM Comments comments (0)

You may have noticed the community garden at Delki Dozzi- we hope you have had a chance to sneak a peak!

 

If you or anyone you know is interested in volunteering or donating, please contact us.

 

Spring

Posted on April 27, 2010 at 8:02 AM Comments comments (1)

It’s hard to believe that Spring is just around the corner. With Spring comes new initiatives from your CAN and phase two development of other projects.

 

Your CAN has TWO Main Priorities:

A. Affordable Housing

Affordable housing for seniors and families is a priority for ward residents. The CAN proposes to act to plan and support the development of housing projects in our communities. It will work with government, non-profit organizations, for profit developers and institutions to facilitate the development of a range of projects in Ward One. If this is of interest to you, please volunteer to be part of this committee.

 

B. Lorne St. Improvement (phase 2)

A Community Workshop was held in November of 2009. Residents expressed the desire and interest to proceed with the following projects:

1. Plan and support the development of pedestrian and bicycles routes in Ward 1.

2. Develop and implement a plan to improve CP property from Martindale to Douglas Streets.

3. Raise awareness and increase public involvement in Junction Creek and Green spaces development.

4. Develop a Community Garden *

5. Initiate and support a number of Lorne St. Beautification projects

6. (Sign up for the Spring Clean-up on May 8)

7. Create a Heritage Business District (Regent/Hazel Sts.)

8. Initiate Lorne St. Brownfields improvement Projects

 

*These gardens will be developed at the Delki Dozzi park. We are looking for committee members and gardeners to work on this garden. If you have a green thumb, this is the thing for you!

Updates

Posted on March 8, 2010 at 9:23 PM Comments comments (0)

Volunteers needed for the Ontario Health Study! 5,024 Ontarians have joined so far. WILL YOU?

The Ontario Health Study is a 20-year research project being undertaken by Cancer Care Ontario that began in the Spring of 2009. It is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for the purpose of identifying common factors of chronic diseases among Ontarians - including cancer, stroke, diabetes, glaucoma and osteoporosis, with a goal of learning more about the causes of chronic diseases and how to prevent them. There are currently 3 pilot project assessment centre locations in Ontario - in Mississauga, Owen Sound and Sudbury. The group is recruiting residents to look at their health status, family medical histories, work, community and living environment. This not-for-profit Study is one of several across the country that are following 300,000 Canadians for the next 20 years. Please help get the word out and encourage as many people as possible to participate in the Study. Who can participate? You can participate if you are a resident of Ontario between the ages of 35 and 69. You can also participate even if you don’t consider yourself to be in good health. Additional information can be found at www.ontariohealthstudy.ca by going to the ‘Your Visit’ tab and clicking on ‘Information Materials’. Call 1-866-606-0686 to book your appointment.

 

Skating in the Community

The City of Greater Sudbury would like to remind residents that the Ramsey Lake Skating Path and Queen's Athletic Skating Oval are open.

The Ramsey Lake Skate Patrol will be on duty Mondays to Fridays from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6:00 p.m.

Queen's Athletic Skating Oval is open Monday to Friday: 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: Noon until 10:00 p.m. The paths will remain open until mid-March, weather permitting.

Your Neighbourhood Rinks are also available for skating. For more information, please call the City of Greater Sudbury at 3-1-1.

 

 

2010 Ontario Summer Games Volunteer Registration

Registration is now available online; the 2010 Ontario Summer Games Committee needs your support for the August 10-13, 2010 event! Fill out the registration form and someone from Volunteer Sudbury or the Volunteer Chair for the 2010 Ontario Summer Games will contact you shortly.

http://www.2010ontariosummergames.ca/summergames/registration/index.html  

 

Vale Inco

Posted on January 17, 2010 at 9:19 PM Comments comments (0)

During December the Ward 1 CAN executive were invited to attend a review hosted by Vale Inco of the steps that have been taken, since the alert issued in June, to help improve the actions to be taken by emergency personnel and community members in affected areas in the unlikely event of a future Hazardous Material Release Alert. Further information for Gatchell, west end and Copper Cliff residents will be forthcoming. If you have any specific questions please contact your Ward 1 CAN executive who can pass these onto Vale Inco for response.

Notes from the Chair (Fall 2009)

Posted on October 6, 2009 at 12:16 PM Comments comments (0)

Boy, are we starting to see results of our efforts on Lorne St. and throughout the Ward!

 

The most obvious successes are the three planting projects which have contributed flower beds, trees and grass to enhance the visual appeal of Lorne St. from Martindale Road to beyond the Maslack Mall. These gardens have come as a result of dialogue with our business partners: Dalron Ltd. and Weston Bakeries Ltd., and cash and labour donations from the City of Greater Sudbury. Thank you to all who have made this so beautiful. Well done, Folks!

 

 

Traffic Calming continues to be a hot topic. The most recent chapter in the dialogue is the Southview traffic calming construct. We hope this experiment will lead to further work on Copper St. and throughout the Ward.

 

The affordable housing committee spent substantial time speaking with potential partners in applying for a grant under a joint Federal/ Provincial program. We chose to support the Dalron Ltd. application for 64 affordable apartments, designed for seniors and low income individuals and families. This application has been recommended by the City of Greater Sudbury and sent on to the Provincial Government. We are optimistic of the success of this application.

 

Our newest project is a Community Garden project. We are just getting underway, so don?t hesitate to get involved on the ground floor.

 

If you would like to be involved in any of these projects and plans, let us know. Check out our new website at www.ward1can.com. Someone will be happy to get back to you. The executive meets the first Monday of each month at 7:30 in the Delki Dozzi club house. These are open meetings and you are welcome to attend. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you to improve our Ward.

 


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