The Province's instructions in relation to COVID-19 have brought about some significant changes at the municipal level.
Une séance spéciale du conseil municipal se déroulera le vendredi 5 juin à 11 h 30, en téléconférence. La séance spéciale portera sur le dépôt d'un avis de présentation et d'un projet de règlement qui seront débattus dans le cadre du conseil de mardi prochain le 9 juin.
Upon the recommendation of Councillor Myriam Nadeau further to her meetings with local residents, Gatineau Executive Committee members are proposing further adjustments to the changes announced on May 22 for the use of rue Jacques-Cartier. The measures are designed to optimize all uses and safety for everyone on rue Jacques-Cartier.
Ville de Gatineau Municipal Court hearings resumed today, as authorized by the Court of Quebec. All necessary measures were set in place by staff working on resuming activities under COVID-19.
Ville de Gatineau will be gradually reopening its play structures starting tomorrow, and its outdoor pools as soon as it gets the green light from the Government of Quebec. All necessary measures will be put in place by the teams working on restarting these activities in accordance with the government directives issued today.
Gatineau has to cancel all of its culture and recreation programs for this summer. This decision comes further to the provincial government's instructions related to the pandemic.
In order to offer residents another option, Gatineau is currently developing public activities adapted to the circumstances. This special program will be unveiled shortly.
The Direction de santé publique de l'Outaouais has given Ville de Gatineau the go-ahead to temporarily open its splash pads because of the heat wave.
You can now get a permit online to water a new lawn or a newly seeded lawn. Anyone wishing to get such a permit, which costs $15, must fill out a form at gatineau.ca/arrosage. An electronic permit will then be issued by e-mail. The permit authorizes manual watering at any time, and mechanical watering for up to two hours a day. The permit is valid for 14 days from the date of issuance.
Even with everything that is going on, Gatineau will offer a day camp service for the benefit of both kids and parents. Special measures will be taken to protect the health of the children and staff in accordance with the instructions issued by the provincial government. In order to follow the physical distancing and hygiene criteria set by Santé publique, fewer children will be accepted. Solutions will be in place to enable the children to safely enjoy themselves and to offer parents an alternative.
Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Gatineau will be adjusting traffic on rue Jacques-Cartier between boulevard Gréber and rue Saint-Louis. The purpose of the changes is to support physical distancing, active mobility and health. The date those changes will come into effect will be announced shortly, and they will be in effect until September 30.
Gatineau residents can now engage in several outdoor activities with the reopening of certain municipal sites. The resumption of public activities without physical contact is in accordance with instructions from Quebec's Direction de la santé publique.
The on-request collection of bulky items to be reused or recovered resumes today. As you recall, the service was interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the interest of safety, organizations hired by Gatineau will no longer be able to enter private homes. Anyone interested in availing themselves of this service will have to place their bulky items outside, near the building and protected from the weather. Gatineau also invites the public to carefully clean items before putting them out in order to limit the risk of contamination.
Residents can access this service by calling 311.
Bulky items and construction residues
Gatineau would like to remind the public that physical distancing measures are still in place in parks. This means that structures, playgrounds and sports fields are still off limits. These measures are in line with the instructions issued by Quebec's public health authority, the Direction de la santé publique. Gatineau would again like to express its appreciation to Gatineau residents who have been cooperating and following the physical distancing measures.
The ecocentre at 860 boulevard de la Carrière will reopen at 6 p.m. today (Wednesday, May 13). Health measures will be in place, and physical distancing will be required at all times.
Wednesdays to Fridays: from 6:00 to 8:45 p.m.
Saturdays: from 1:00 to 4:45 p.m.
Sundays: from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
The waste transfer centre located at that same address will also be open during those hours.
These public meetings are exceptionally not accessible to the public due to the measures required by COVID-19. However, even though they cannot attend physically, residents can still view the meetings live or watch the recorded version on the Web site webcast page.
Ville de Gatineau is announcing three new measures to support organizations and businesses during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Gatineau is reducing by 75% the monthly rent of some of its external tenants to alleviate the financial pressure they will be facing over the short term. In addition, it is deferring the deadline for business licence payments and extending building permits.
Ville de Gatineau is awarding a $123,105 subsidy for the preparation of an action plan promoting regional purchasing. This support comes on top of all the measures set in place by Gatineau for businesses in connection with COVID-19.
In the context of the current health crisis, the Executive Committee is recommending that the Municipal Council maintain the subsidies under the different municipal programs for organizations and events in 2020. This recommendation is based on the wish to preserve connections with organizations that play a key role in ensuring the quality of life of Gatineau residents. The goal is also to help reduce the financial impact of the pandemic on these community partners. This is all conditional upon approval by the Municipal Council at its May 12, 2020 meeting.
In order to comply with the measures aimed at limiting the propagation of COVID-19, Gatineau must ban garage sales until further instructions from the public health authorities: garage sales are considered outdoor gatherings by the Direction de la santé publique. The prohibition against gatherings and physical distancing measures imposed by the Province is still in effect.
In preparation for the gradual return to school starting on May 11, the Service de police de la Ville de Gatineau (SPVG) is reminding everyone of the safety measures to be followed in school zones.
Even though the libraries are closed due to the current public health issues, the online resources and services remain available. The digital offer has been enhanced, and downloads have significantly risen over the past few weeks.
The next Municipal Council meeting will be by teleconference on Tuesday, May 12 at 7 p.m. Anyone with questions for this meeting should submit them before noon on May 11 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gatineau is today launching the gardening season by opening its community and collective gardens. To ensure the safety of gardeners, Gatineau is urging compliance with the preventive measures set out by gardening associations, the Province and public health authorities. To limit the propagation of COVID-19, instructions are posted at the community garden entrances and on gatineau.ca.
Ville de Gatineau is paying particular attention to seniors during this time of imposed isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to alleviate the isolation caused by COVID-19, Gatineau is making courtesy calls to vulnerable seniors. The main purpose of these calls is to:
- reassure and support vulnerable seniors;
- minimize the distress caused by isolation;
- ensure the (food and medical) safety of seniors; and
- guide people in need towards the appropriate resources.
Given the extraordinary situation we are going through, Gatineau and the unions are calling on the sense of community and solidarity of municipal employees to lend a hand to some of the organizations at the forefront of the battle against the pandemic. Given the strain on human resources in the health care system and community organizations, Gatineau is drawing up a list of employees who would like to give a helping hand. This will lighten the load of the CISSSO and the organizations.
Since April 1, our crews in charge of raising awareness about following the physical distancing measures have visited 264 parks. Municipal staff have intervened more than 1,900 times to remind people about the rule and the restrictions on access to certain parts of the parks. Gatineau thanks everyone for showing solidarity and for following the social distancing measures.
Given that going to the library is no longer an option under the measures imposed by public health authorities, the library is going to you! Gatineau residents who do not have an Accès Gatineau card can now sign up for a library membership card online. To get a temporary library card, fill out the form at gatineau.ca/abonnementbibliotheque.
Ville de Gatineau is postponing registrations for its summer 2020 day camps. Registrations will be held on May 27, 28 and 29 instead of April 27 to May 3. Staff are adapting to the changing situation, and are on track in terms of planning the day camps. Gatineau will comply with instructions from the Province in regard to holding the camps.
Gatineau would like to clarify certain points about the pay received by Service de police de la Ville de Gatineau (SPVG) officers in preventive isolation during this confinement period. Every police officer who has to self-isolate for preventive reasons is paid. There are no cases of police officers in preventive isolation who have not been paid.
The Government of Quebec has put together an emergency assistance program for small and medium-sized businesses affected by COVID-19. Gatineau will have access to a $3,130,845 envelope under this program directly targeting Gatineau businesses. The monies under the Aide d'urgence aux petites et moyennes entreprises will be managed by ID Gatineau.
The next Municipal Council meeting will be by teleconference on Tuesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. Anyone with questions for this meeting should submit them before 5 p.m. on April 21 to email@example.com.
The Province recently announced the extension of the closure of several public places until May 4, 2020. As a result of this extension, Gatineau will have to temporarily lay off white-collar employees working variable hours and casual blue-collar employees.
In order to ensure that the greatest possible number of people can take advantage of its libary's digital services, Gatineau is extending the validity of its Accès Gatineau and Accès Gatineau + cards.
The Service de police de la Ville de Gatineau (SPVG) is reaching out to the public and launching an awareness campaign in support of vulnerable people.
The construction residues special collection planned on April 9 and 10 in the West sector is currently behind schedule. Please leave your construction residues at the curb so they are picked up.
La Ville de Gatineau respecte les directives gouvernementales visant à réduire la propagation de la COVID-19. La Ville annule ou reporte les activités et les spectacles prévus à la salle Jean-Despréz, au cabaret La Basoche et au Théâtre de l'Île jusqu'au 4 mai 2020.
La Ville de Gatineau entreprendra officiellement ses opérations de balayage des rues la semaine prochaine. Le rodage des équipements en prévision du balayage printanier a débuté cette semaine dans tous les secteurs de Gatineau. Le balayage est toujours grandement facilité par la collaboration de la population.
La Ville de Gatineau rappelle que même en contexte de pandémie, l'environnement ne prend pas de pause. Toutes les collectes régulières et spéciales sont maintenues, y compris les collectes d'encombrants-déchets et de résidus de construction. Il est d'ailleurs important de conserver nos bonnes habitudes et de poursuivre les efforts en plaçant chaque matière dans le bon bac.
This is an update by Ville de Gatineau on the COVID-19 situation, and a reminder of some of the important information about measures set in place to deal with the virus. Municipal workers are adapting day by day as the situation evolves. They remain on duty, ensuring that essential services are provided.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gatineau is extending the deadline for taking down temporary car shelters until May 15, 2020.
To curb the spread of COVID-19, since midday today, the police officers of the Gatineau Police Department (SPVG) are present at strategic locations in order to only limit access to its territory to essential trips.
The economic development tactical intervention committee is expanding its field of action to the entire Outaouais area. Several partners have joined the committee, including the MRC de l'Outaouais, the federal government and Quebec. This committee has been working flat out since the crisis began in order to better support businesses affected by COVID-19. Organizations are adjusting their actions to offer them the best possible support.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gatineau is deferring the next property tax payment to August 31, 2020.
In order to comply with the Government's instructions on measures to reduce the propagation of COVID-19, Gatineau has had to cancel its spring culture and recreation program.
Further to the latest instructions from the Government of Quebec and the Direction de la santé publique, the Executive Committee has decided to place restrictions on the use of municipal parks. Effective immediately, all play structures and sports fields are off limits. The same with skate parks and swings. People can still access other parts of the parks, but gatherings are prohibited: people must maintain a two-metre distance from one another.
Le Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de l'Outaouais (CISSS), en partenariat avec la Ville de Gatineau et les organismes communautaires en itinérance, annonce l'ouverture temporaire d'un 2e refuge pour les sans-abris au centre communautaire Père Arthur-Guertin.
Gatineau is following the recommendations of the Government of Quebec, and closing its administrative offices until April 13. Essential services will be maintained and provided in accordance with the provincial government's directives.
Ottawa and Gatineau Mayors Jim Watson and Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin today made a point of jointly calling on their residents to reduce their interprovincial travels to essential trips. The COVID-19 situation will not evolve the same way on both sides of the river, and everyone must be prepared to follow to the letter the recommendations of the public health authorities on limiting the virus' propagation.
Le Service de police de la Ville de Gatineau (SPVG) fait une mise à jour concernant l'application du décret gouvernemental d'état d'urgence sanitaire.
Le Service de police de la Ville de Gatineau (SPVG) désire aviser la population qu'il fermera, pour une durée indéterminée, tous ses comptoirs de service aux citoyens des postes de police des secteurs de Gatineau et de Hull, ainsi que des points de service des secteurs d'Aylmer et de Buckingham.
Gatineau is introducing additional measures further to recommendations from the public heath authorities.
Because of COVID-19, Gatineau municipal Court hearings are suspended until March 27, inclusive.
Ville de Gatineau is setting up an economic development tactical intervention committee. This committee will coordinate the activities of economic partners to support local businesses.
In an effort to help out with the collective effort to reduce the propagation of the COVID-19 virus, Ville de Gatineau is adopting a measure to encourage residents to stay at home. Gatineau is temporarily suspending the application of its street parking by-law.
Ville de Gatineau is hereby informing the public of the temporary measures being introduced for the Municipal Council and Executive Committee meetings due to COVID-19. Exceptionally and until further notice, the public will not be able to attend the public sessions of the municipal meetings.
This is an update on Gatineau's municipal services to the public and its facilities. As of today, municipal Court hearings are suspended for one week, but the offices will remain open, as will all other municipal offices.
Ville de Gatineau, CISSS de l'Outaouais and the STO are introducing a number of measures to help minimize the COVID-19-related risks to public health and safety.
List of suspended or cancelled activities, activities that are going ahead, facilities that are open and those that are closed.
Government instructions, prevention measures, testing centre and mental health resources.
List of recurring questions about the impact of COVID-19 on municipal life: garbage collection, tap water, the culture and recreation program, shows, Municipal Council meetings and more.
List of programs specific to the pandemic and adjustments to certain regular programs
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Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 285,000 inhabitants. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River, and extends east and west of the Gatineau River.