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News and information posts that are either about Half Moon Bay or have an impact on residents of Half Moon Bay.

Ottawa Recreation eGuides are now available

If you're looking for recreation for the coming year then please take a look.  The online guide has recreation programs divided into sections to allow residents to view, print and share only the sections they need.

Looking for classes and activities in your neighbourhood?

East of the Rideau Canal/River
West of the Rideau Canal/River
Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex Brewer Complex
Canterbury Recreation Complex Eva James Memorial Community Centre
Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre Goulbourn Recreation Complex
Lowertown Pool John Mlacak Community Centre
Orléans Community Programs Kanata Community Programs
Overbrook Community Centre Kanata Leisure Centre and Wave Pool
Ray Friel Recreation Complex Kanata Senior Centre
Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre Nepean Community Programs
Rural South Nepean Sportsplex
Sawmill Creek Pool Community Centre and Pool Pinecrest Recreation Complex
Splash Wave Pool Rural South
St Laurent Complex Rural West
Walter Baker Sports Centre

School board trustee resigns, citing political divisions and game-playing.

OTTAWA — Outspoken public school trustee Pam FitzGerald is stepping down.

Citing “deep political division among trustees” and her own health problems, the trustee for the municipal College ward announced Thursday in a statement to Ottawa-Carleton District School Board trustees and board staff that she will formally resign later this month.

“There are games played at the school-board level that you would hope wouldn’t be played, particularly when there’s no material gain for the politician involved and when it’s children’s livelihoods at stake,” she said in an interview.

“I don’t see an easy way to go forward and, given my health problems, I don’t have the strength to do it as this point in time.”

FitzGerald, 58, announced in December that she had been diagnosed with colon cancer.

Babysitter Registry

We are in the process of starting a Babysitter Registry for parents who have younger children that require a sitter on occasion when they want to go out.  You can find the registry in the members area.

If you have a child over age 12 that would be interested in babysitting for our members you may submit their information to us for the Babysitter Registry.  Before you do so please be aware that this information will be published to our site on a password protected page.  In other words people will see it but we're attempting to limit who can see it and who can't.  Email addresses will also be extra protected by having them written in JavaScript so that spam robots won't pick them up easily.  Please provide the following when registering for the Babysitter Registry.

Name Phone Number Email Address Age Courses Taken Availability Age Preferences


In order for anyone to view this password protected page they must request the password by providing their membership number to us and we'll then provide the password.

The names and contact information listed in the Babysitter Registry are for informational purposes only and should not be considered a recommendation or endorsement of services of any kind, and should not be used in place of your own interview and reference check.


Barrhaven Canada Day Committee Receives $15K

Barrhaven – Pierre Poilievre, MP for Nepean-Carleton, announced that Canadian Heritage has granted $15,000 to the Barrhaven Canada Day Committee to help make the celebration a success. This money comes from the Celebrate Canada fund, which brings Canadians together, strengthens our communities and helps us to celebrate the country we live in.

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OC Transpo Summer Service (starts June 24)

New summer schedules will be in effect on Sunday, June 24 until Sep 1, to reflect the reduced demand for service in the summer.

Summer service change improvements include:

New Summer Service to Museums: A new service to the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum and the Agriculture Museum at Experimental Farm will be introduced during the summer months. The service will operate on weekends only between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. starting Sunday, June 24, until Saturday, September 1, as well as holiday Monday, July 2 and August 6. For more details, see routes 129 and 185 under 'Route Highlights'.

For summer route and timetable information please visit OC Transpo Summer Service page.