ARAC will meet on Thursday, June 7 at 10 a.m.
at Ben Franklin Place (101 Centrepointe Drive).   
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Photo Caption:  The first barn quilt was installed on the dining hall in Richmond! This barn quilt is to celebrate the loyalist settlers of Richmond... red and grey for the uniforms, yellow and green for the fields of corn and blue for the Mighty Jock River. Thanks to Peter and Alison Tranter for the picture!

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In This E-Newsletter:

ARAC Agenda
Burn Permits Now Online
Ottawa Rural Clean Water Program
The Big Give
North Gower Farmers' Market
Upcoming Events in Stonebridge
Richmond 200

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Good morning,

While the immediate focus is on Dickinson Day weekend, I would like to look ahead to next week’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee meeting. The Thursday, June 7 agenda includes the following items:
  • Floodplain Mapping Updates
  • Surplus Farm Severance Zoning: 1670 Lockhead Road
  • Temporary Zoning Amendment: 4041 Moodie Drive
  • Surplus Farm Severance Zoning: 6420 First Line Road
After a few months of busy meetings with the Cranberry Creek, Hard Rock Casino Ottawa, Site Alteration By-Law and the Carlsbad Springs waste recovery facility, this is a fairly light agenda in comparison.
The report on the floodplain mapping recommends approving updates to the zoning by-law to reflect new floodplain mapping conducted by the Conservation Authorities. Lands affected are within the watersheds of Constance Creek, the Ottawa River near Constance Bay, Huntley Creek, Feedmill Creek and the Rideau River between the Ottawa River and Burritt’s Rapids. The temporary zoning amendment for 4041 Moodie Drive will allow Ottawa Fire Services to continue using the City-owned site as a training facility.

As usual, we meet at Ben Franklin Place in the Nepean Council Chambers and our meetings begin at 10:00 am. To view the full agenda and supporting documents, visit:


Burn Permits Now Online! 

Now that the nice weather is here, make sure you obtain a burning permit before you start to burn. Beginning this year, Open Air Fire Permits can be obtained online. Simply go to
If you already have a myservice account, log in. If you do not have an account, follow the easy steps to create one. Online payment options include: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Interac Online, MasterCard Debit and Visa Debit.
For the more traditionally minded, fire permits may still be acquired at any City of Ottawa Client Service Centre.

Ottawa Rural Clean Water Program

The Ottawa Rural Clean Water Program (ORCWP) provides funding to landowners and non-profit organizations for projects that protect surface water and groundwater quality. Grants of up to $15,000 are available for 18 kinds of projects related to nutrient management, soil protection, water management, land stewardship, and education and innovation. 

Farmers from rural and urban Ottawa along with landowners within rural Ottawa are eligible to apply. Approved applicants must complete a third or fourth Edition Environmental Farm Plan (farm projects), or Healthy Home Guidebook (non-farm projects). Canadian Organic Certification is also accepted for some farm projects. Non-profit organizations can apply for education and innovation projects.

Applications will be accepted through the Land Owner Resource Centre, which works in partnership with the Mississippi Valley, Rideau Valley, and South Nation Conservation Authorities and the City of Ottawa. 

Contact the Land Owner Resource Centre at 613-692-3571 or toll free at 1-800-267-3504 ext. 1136. Visit to see a full list of eligible projects and to download an application form.

Community Events

The Big Give is Tomorrow!

North Gower Farmers' Market

The North Gower Farmers' Market is now open! You can visit the Market at 2397 Roger Stevens Drive from 8:30 am to 1 pm on Saturdays until October 6. For more details, visit:

Upcoming Events in Stonebridge 

Stonebridge Annual Community Garage Sale - June 2nd, 2018 9 am - 12 pm  
Residents throughout the Stonebridge Community will be displaying and selling all the treasures and bargains you were looking for! Registration is not required to participate; however the Stonebridge Community Association offers its members a special registration service that will post the list of items or category of items being sold at specific addresses on a live Google map. For more information please check the SCA website:
Stonebridge Community Association Golf Tournament - June 16th
Come join us! Let’s have some fun and get some fresh air on the golf course! All levels of players welcome! Bid on silent auction items (proceeds to be shared with the Barrhaven Food Cupboard), enjoy a great dinner, meet your neighbours, support your community association and the Barrhaven Food Cupboard. All in one day!!!
Registration is now open on their website:

Richmond 200

The big weekend is quickly approaching and the organizers need volunteers for visitor traffic and parking control. The dates are Friday June 15Saturday June 16 and Sunday June 17. Shifts will vary from 3 to 3.5 hours. It is recommended each volunteer bring water, an umbrella, a reflective vest and a foldable chair. A volunteer orientation meeting is scheduled for Monday June 4th 6:30pm at the Fair Dining Hall and each volunteer should plan to attend if you can.
Please register by emailing: or calling Tino directly at 613-838-3466. Thank you for your consideration and committing your time to the community.

More Community Events

To see more events happening in Rideau-Goulbourn, check out our website:

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