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Green bin collection going biweekly

The City of Ottawa reminds residents that biweekly collection of the green bin will start beginning the week of November 28, 2011 and end in March 2012. Please refer to your collection calendar for your neighbourhood schedule.

Leaf and yard waste collection continues throughout the year with the organics collection program. Residents can put leaves and other yard waste in the green bin, in paper yard waste bags or in a garbage can that can be placed next to the green bin on collection day.

Residents are reminded that plastic bags of any kind, including compostable plastic bags, sanitary products, diapers and animal feces are not accepted in the green bin.
Information about acceptable items for the City's Green Bin program and about all of the City's waste management can be found at The City's website also features a searchable database, the Waste Explorer, where residents can enter the name of an item to find out how to properly recycle or dispose of it.

Information provided by Jan Harder.

Special Interest Groups Wanted

Do you want to start a special interest group? What do I mean by special interest group?

What I mean is, do you want to start a cooking club, or book club? Maybe you like to walk or run and would like to organize a group to join you?

Half Moon Bay Community Association would like to help you.

What we are offering HMBCA members is a venue to promote your group and communicate with you group online.

What you as the organizer get:

  • mention in the special interest group page
  • the ability to post information to the HMBCA members on the main page
  • a private members group forum just for your group to convey information or discussions.

If you have a group or would like to start one contact us through the contact page.
Special Interest Groups are open only to Half Moon Bay Community Association members only.

Cambrian Road & River Mist Road Paving

Dear Mattamy Homeowner,

We are happy to advise that the section of Cambrian Road, from Greenbank Road to the east of Seeley's Bay Street, and River Mist Road, south of Cambrian Road will be receiving its final lift of top asphalt next week.  In preparation to this occurring next week, there will be road crews adjusting the height of the manhole covers. These areas will be marked, but it is best to take caution when traveling on Cambrian until the paving has been completed.

This work is scheduled to begin the first week of November 2011 and will likely take 3 days to complete. Once the work is completed, Cambrian Road and River Mist Road will be dressed with a fresh new layer of asphalt. As with most other road work, the crews will be out early in the morning and will work diligently to minimize inconveniences, however, disruptions in traffic flow should be expected. In an effort to keep traffic flowing, the paving crews will complete one lane at a time. Cambrian Road and River Mist Road will remain open from Greenbank Road to Cedar View Road during this road work.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation as continue working to enhance the Half Moon Bay community.

Thank you,

Mattamy Homes

Stonebridge Ladies Night Out

Stonebridge community association has sent us an invitation to their Ladies Night Out event!

2nd Annual Stonebridge Ladies Night Out

November 16th, 2011
7:00 to 10:00
Stonebridge Golf and Country Club

Admission is only $1 – all proceeds donated to charity!
20 Fabulous door prizes, each valued at over $50!
Sample all sorts of wonderful products!
Hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available!
Come support the women that live, work and play in our community!

For details click HERE

Winter overnight parking regulations

Winter overnight parking regulations will be in effect starting Nov. 15

The City of Ottawa is reminding residents that winter overnight parking regulations are in effect beginning November 15. These regulations ensure that the City’s snow-clearing crews are able to keep Ottawa’s roads safe and clear for pedestrians, cyclists, public transit, and motorists. Your safety is a top priority for the City of Ottawa.

Between November 15 and April 1, when a snowfall of 7 cm or more is forecast by Environment Canada, parking is not permitted on all Ottawa streets between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. This includes any forecast for a range of snow more than 7 cm, such as a snowfall forecast of 5 to 10 cm. Vehicles parked on the street when a restriction is in effect will be ticketed, even if it does not snow. Vehicle owners who have a municipal on-street parking permit are exempt from winter overnight parking restrictions.

Be in the know about snow. Sign up to receive e-mail or Twitter notifications of overnight parking restrictions at After you sign up, you will receive an e-mail or Twitter alert every time a winter overnight parking restriction goes into effect or is lifted. The service is free and you can unsubscribe at anytime.

You can also find out if an overnight parking restriction is in effect by calling 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401) or by tuning in to local media.

Residents should also keep in mind that snow may be removed from city streets even when no snow is forecast. When day-time or night-time snow removal operations are planned, temporary “no parking” snow removal signs will be posted before snow removal begins. Vehicle owners are reminded not to park on streets where temporary “no parking” snow removal signs are placed. Vehicles parked during planned snow removal will be ticketed and towed to a nearby street. This restriction applies to all vehicles, including those with on-street parking permits.

For more information on winter overnight parking regulations, visit or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).

Information provided by Jan Harder.