About your Zone 3 Rep – Rick Nelson

I moved to Ottawa in 1971 and worked for Nortel for 30 years. After living in Bayshore, Munster Hamlet, and Barrhaven, I got tired of driving and moved to Crystal Beach in 1989. I have been involved with the community association off and on since the mid 2000s, mostly on infrastructure issues (remember “Ban the Bridge”?). I even managed to get “volunteered” to be president for a couple of years. I love this neighbourhood but think we have to continually be on our guard to keep it the way we like it. The city (and NCC) should be on our side to protect what we have but it seems they have to be constantly reminded of that. Where else could I live that is 30 minutes from a ski hill, a 10-minute walk from my sailing boat, and about the same time to immerse myself in Mother Nature!

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