Councillor’s View - Blasting in Stittsville South

October 21, 2016

Dear residents,


As we all know, Stittsville is a growing community.  Unfortunately some residents know all too well the growing pains residents experience during development.  One of the biggest issues during construction is blasting required for new home construction.


Recently, concerns were raised by residents in the south end of Stittsville regarding the blasting that has resumed in preparation of the Stittsville South subdivision. When the blasting began, the contractor did not feel it was necessary to provide residents notice of the work this time around as was done in the spring. I felt this was unacceptable and had my office contact the developer to have another notice provided which was delivered to houses within 75 meters of the site which was completed earlier this week.


Throughout the community there are many areas that have experienced blasting for housing construction.  However, during this past week, residents near the Stittsville South development expressed an increased concern due to the intensity and large vibrations felt within the community.  Another concern raised by residents was that pre-blasting signals were not done as required before a blast.


Given the concern for public safety and following some of the information I was receiving from the public, I ensured City staff in Development Review Services Branch was made aware. Staff was put in contact with the contractors and they noted that all audio signals are mandatory and that they are being used effectively.  These concerns were also brought to the attention of the Ministry of Labour to ensure the developer and the sub-contractors are providing a safe blasting site.


As it relates to process, the City regulates blasting through the Construction Specifications which speak to the pre-blast survey requirements (all structures within 75m) and the requirement for a third party blasting consultant to monitor the blasts to make sure the peak vibrations are in compliance.  The City also reviewed the vibration results for the recent blasts and they are compliant with City Specifications for such work.  I do have concerns with the 75meter requirement as I do not feel this covers a great enough area and will be reviewing this requirement further.


I have also heard from some residents who have experienced damage to their homes as a result of the blasting.  I am very concerned to hear of this damage and strongly encourage residents to please ensure this is reported.  I have been advised that all concerns should be directed to the Development Inspection Group at the City and they will direct the concern to the Blasting Consultant to investigate. Alternatively, residents may contact the contractor directly undertaking the blasting, Normac Drillers by phoning their contact, Tim Gervais, at 613-880-6537.


I think it is important that these concerns are sent to the City and I would encourage anyone who is concerned with damage to their property to send an email including photos a description of the damage to Kevin Lamer, Program Manager, Development Inspection at with CC to me at


Residents also have the option to submit a legal claim into the City if they are not pleased with the response from City staff or the Blasting Monitoring Company, you can find more information regarding this process here.


For more information regarding blasting you may also visit the City’s website here.


I understand that this is work is concerning for residents in the area and I will continue to update you as I receive further information.  I have also requested a schedule for the blasting within the area and will share this when it is provided to my office.  Please find additional information further down in this e-newsletter regarding the status for this development and also on tree clearing approved for another portion of land to the east of Upcountry and Westwind Subdivisions. And of course, do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.




Stittsville South – Contractor’s Blasting Updates

October 21, 2016


Cavanagh Construction has advised they have commenced work again on Area 6 (known as Stittsville South Subdivision) with work including earthworks, blasting, movement of materials on site.  There are two components for the works related to the sites as indicated within the attached sketch.  The first area is the subdivision itself and the second is the Shea Road Pump Station.  With saying this, they have rock removal, by means of blasting and hoe-ramming rock in both contracts.  A pre-blast survey has been completed both contracts for the construction.


  1. Blasting is being completed for Shea Road Pump Station on behalf of Regional Group, 2347789 Ontario Limited, Tartan Development and Davidson Lands.
  2. Blasting is being completed on Stittsville South Subdivision on behalf of Regional Group and 12347789 Ontario Limited
  3. Blasting is on-going on Stittsville South Subdivision for approximately 3 weeks
  4. Blasting will commence on Shea Road Pumping Station lands from November 14th until Christmas Break
  5. All vibrations are monitored with seismographs that are located at the nearest residence closest to the blast area.
  6. Notifications have been sent out to all residences within 150m range of the blast area location
  7. All monitoring readings have been well below the allowable limits as per City of Ottawa specification and OPSS120
  8. The main reason for complaints are well known in our experience is annoyance and the discomfort of feeling vibration in the residences home

Stittsville South Development Update

October 21, 2016


Earlier this year, home purchasers in the Stittsville South development were advised of delays in home construction in this development. The City’s Development Review Branch has advised that based on the most recent discussions, the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change is about to provide the approval Certificate for the Stittsville South development servicing. Once delivered, servicing works will begin including servicing and construction works associated with the Area 6 new Sanitary Pump Station.


City staff was advised that if the works follow the schedule, it would be anticipated that builders may be in a position to start applying for building permits in the first quarter of 2017.


It is to be anticipated that preparation works relating to underground servicing will involve additional blasting however once the works associated with the underground servicing has been completed, so should the blasting operations.


For additional background information on this development please visit here.

5970 Fernbank Road Tree Removal

October 21, 2016

A permit has been approved to remove trees associated with a residential subdivision at 5970 Fernbank Road which will consist of approximately 730 units, a park, and open space. The proposed development is located on the south side of Fernbank Road with frontage on Shea Road to the east, and is within the Stittsville South Urban Expansion Area (Area 6).


Although opportunities were sought, the density of the planned units along with the grading demands for the site, it is not possible to retain any existing trees. The trees along the western property line adjacent to the existing houses on Shining Star Circle and Friendly Crescent could not be retained because of an engineering requirement for a linear swale to channel storm water. Tartan Homes will be planting approximately 800 trees on the site and they have met all requirements associated with the Endangered Species Act (ESA).


For more information on this development please visit my website here.

195 Huntmar Proposed Development

October 21, 2016


The City has received Development Applications for the property at 195 Huntmar Drive which is located west of Huntmar Drive and south of Highway 417. The site falls within land covered by the Kanata West Concept Plan. The subject property is currently a vacant parcel of land approximately 54 hectares in size with approximately 153 metres of frontage on Huntmar Drive.


The City of Ottawa has received three associated applications including an Official Plan Amendment, a Zoning By-law Amendment and a Plan of Subdivision application to accommodate the development of a mixed-use subdivision comprised of employment, commercial, low to high density residential uses and a district park.


Plan of Subdivision Proposal Details

The subdivision application would create blocks to be developed with residential uses including detached, townhouse, stacked townhouse and low-rise apartment building, a commercial block, three blocks for automobile dealerships and a district park block. Approximately 1120 residential units are proposed which consist of 174 detached dwellings, 285 townhouse dwellings, approximately 520 stacked townhouse dwellings, and approximately 140 units in low-rise apartment buildings. The detached dwellings are located at the center of the site, the townhouse and stacked townhouse blocks are located throughout the site and the low-rise apartment blocks are located abutting the commercial block along Huntmar Drive.


The commercial block along Huntmar Drive would be 2.5 hectares in size and would accommodate a range of small scale retail, restaurants and service commercial uses. The three automobile dealership blocks would be approximately 2 hectares in size and are located west of the future North-South arterial roadway. The district park block would be 11 hectares in size and located in the northwest portion of the site. The subject site includes the future North-South Arterial Road which bisects the plan of subdivision and connects to two collector roads, including the Stittsville Main Street extension.


Zoning By-law Amendment Proposal Details

The subject site is currently zoned Development Reserve Zone (DR) per the City’s Zoning By-law 2008-250. The purpose of this zone is to recognize lands intended for future urban development in areas designated General Urban Area in the Official Plan, and a range of permitted uses is limited to those that will not preclude future development.


Application Summary

Location Map

Plan of Subdivision

Transportation Study

For more information you can review the reports by searching the City’s development applications website at .


Please provide comments by November 14, 2016 to City Planner, Louise Sweet-Lindsay at or 613-580-2424 ext. 27586.  Please note a public meeting will also be held in the future where the public can also provide input.

City Seeking Public Input on Commemorative Naming Proposals

October 21, 2016

The City of Ottawa Commemorative Naming Committee is conducting online public consultations on eight naming proposals. I am happy to inform residents that of these, four are presently being considered for Stittsville.


These applications for Commemorative Naming have been submitted to the City and have been approved to undertake the consultation phase of the commemorative naming process.  Some of these suggestions came forward during the street re-naming review in Stittsville and I have been working with the City to select locations for these commemorative naming.


The deadline for submitting comments online is December 18, 2016 and I would like to encourage all residents to share their thoughts on these proposals as these are all future parks which will hopefully entertain local families for many years to come. The proposals for our ward are as follows:


Joe Lewis Park

In recognition of his historical significance to the community of Stittsville, the City of Ottawa has been asked to name a future park at Potter’s Key Subdivision, 6111 and 6141 Hazeldean Road, “Joe Lewis Park”.


Joe Lewis moved to Stittsville in 1906. He worked on various jobs in the area until the opportunity arose to rent a property and open his own grocery, flour and feed business on Main Street.

In 1911, Joe Lewis purchased another Main Street store where he sold a wide variety of goods from footwear and hats to shingles and coal. Joe’s customers came from all over Stittsville and Goulbourn Township. Joe’s other accomplishments in the community include installing the first hand-pumped gasoline service to Stittsville, and creating the first “taxi” service in the area by offering horse and buggy transportation for train passengers.


W.J. Bell Rotary Peace Park

In recognition of the extensive community service of W.J. Bell, the City of Ottawa has been asked to re-name Bell Memorial Park at 1751 Stittsville Main Street “W.J. Bell Rotary Peace Park”.


W.J. Bell donated the park land with the aim that it be enjoyed for generations to come. While not a Rotarian himself, Bell’s next of kin, Grace Bell, is a charter member of the Rotary Club of Ottawa-Stittsville. Bell’s family and the Stittsville Rotary Club brought forward the name change in order to reflect the objectives of encouraging and fostering peace.


The proposed name “W.J. Bell Rotary Peace Park” reflects the aims of the Peace Park housed within the park, while continuing to commemorate W. J. Bell himself.


Albert Argue Black Park

In recognition of his historical significance to the community of Stittsville, the City of Ottawa has been asked to name a future park at 735 Rosehill Avenue, “Albert Argue Black Park”.

Albert Argue Black’s family has long ties to the community. The original Black family home on Huntmar Drive was settled in the early 1800s.


The first meeting of the Village of Stittsville was held in January 1961. Albert became a Councillor for the new village and continued in the position for several years until Reeve Silas C. Bradley retired. Albert was elected Reeve and held the position until Stittsville was amalgamated into Goulbourn Township in 1974.


Albert also served his community by holding positions on the boards of Carleton Place Hospital and Carleton Cathcart Apartments. Albert coached baseball and hockey in the community and was on the committee to build the first community centre in the village.


Ray McCaffrey Park

In recognition of Ray McCaffrey’s demonstrated excellence, courage and exceptional community service, the City of Ottawa has been asked to name a future park at 170 Hickstead Way, within the new residential development at 1921 Stittsville Main Street, “Ray McCaffrey Park”.


A long-time resident of Stittsville, Ray McCaffrey was heavily involved in the growth and development of the town. Ray served the community as the Fire Chief from 1959 to 1967.Ray also volunteered extensively in the community and helped build the Johnny Laroux Arena (formerly known as Stittsville Arena).


To view these proposals online and to provide input, please visit

Erica Wiebe Gymnasium Commemoration Ceremony

October 21, 2016


As announced at her homecoming party on August 25th, the Goulbourn Recreation Complex (GRC) Gymnasium will be undergoing a commemorative naming for Olympic gold-medalist and Stittsville-born Erica Wiebe.


Erica came out on top in the Women’s Freestyle 75-kilogram wrestling category, earning Canada’s fourth, and final gold medal in the Rio Summer Olympics this year.


As the City Councillor of Stittsville, I am thrilled to bestow this honour onto Erica and her family on behalf of the community and would like to invite all residents to share this moment on November 1st from 7:00-8:00 PM. The event will be held at the GRC, 1500 Shea Rd, right beside Sacred Heart High School where Erica spent the formative years of her life developing her love of wrestling. The gym is a second home to many impressionable future Olympians.

9RunRun Recap

October 21, 2016

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Last week I was pleased to attend the annual 9RunRun Race Weekend at Village Square Park in Stittsville.


This year, funds raised will support great charities such as Do it for Daron (DIFD), Hope Raising at the Queensway Carleton Hospital, Camp F.A.C.E.S., Centurion K9, and Student-Athlete Mental Health Initiative.


I would like to take a moment to thank all participants, organizers, and especially the volunteers who worked hard to ensure that the event was a success. Special thanks go to Brenda Tirell for taking the time to organize and oversee this event each year supporting local charities.


Thanks as well go to the community for your patience working through any inconveniences that may have been experienced due to road closures.


For more information on 9RunRun and how to get involved next year, please visit their website here.

Stittsville Pumpkin Parade

October 21, 2016


Four years ago resident Trevor Eggleton had an idea that has grown to become a tradition that Stittsville looks forward to after Halloween, The Pumpkin Parade! On November 1st at the Village Square Park starting at 5 p.m. you are welcome to drop off your carved pumpkins. Both non-perishable food items and monetary donations are being accepted for the Stittsville Food Bank.

This event is organized by Stittsville resident Trevor Eggleton with the support of local sponsors, my office, and the City of Ottawa.

Volunteers are needed for this community event; please contact me if you are able to volunteer.

Electronics Fundraiser

October 21, 2016


The Goulbourn Girls Bantam 1 Hockey Team is holding an electronics fundraiser this Saturday October 22nd from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.


Find the electronics dumpster in the parking lot of Browns Independent Grocers – South corner at 1251 Main Street Stittsville to dispose of your old monitors and televisions, desktop computers, portable computers, computer peripherals, desktop and floor standing printing and copy machines, telephones and answering machines, cellular devices, home theatre equalizers, amplifiers, speakers, audio/video devices, and DVD/VCD projectors.


I encourage residents to support these girls as they work to recycle your old equipment and raise money for their team.

Waste diversion activities planned for Waste Reduction Week

October 21, 2016


At the beginning of Environment Committee on October 18, Councillor David Chernushenko, Chair of the Committee, on behalf of Mayor Jim Watson, declared the week of October 17 to 23 as Waste Reduction Week in the City of Ottawa.


Waste Reduction Week is the perfect opportunity for residents to challenge themselves to divert waste from entering the landfill.


Fall Give away weekend

In celebration of this campaign, a Fall Give Away Weekend will take place Citywide on October 22 and 23. Set your gently used items out at the curb for Fall Give Away Weekend. Tour your neighbourhood and city to find hidden treasures.


Rules for setting out items:

  • Place items at the curb
  • Place stickers or signs on items with the word “FREE”
  • Ensure any items you want to keep are away from your give-away treasures or tucked away safely in your garage
  • At the end of the day, bring any uncollected items back to your home or donate them to a local charity


Final Household Hazardous Waste Depot for 2016


And if you have any hazardous waste to dispose of that cannot be shared, don’t forget to participate in this year’s final hazardous waste depot on Sunday, October 23. The depot will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the OC Transpo Park & Ride on 3355 Fallowfield Road.


Residents can properly dispose of items such as paints, stains, pool chemicals, fluorescent tubes, computers, TVs and cameras for free during the depot. No commercial waste will be accepted. For a complete listing of acceptable household hazardous waste, visit


Residents can also safely dispose of electronic waste and many kinds of household hazardous waste by returning them to participating local retailers during their regular business hours. For a list of participating retailers, visit


Waste Reduction Week is an annual event that will challenge Ottawa residents to think about what they throw away and to learn about the many services the City offers to protect our environment by increasing waste diversion.

World circuit announced for Red Bull Crashed Ice

October 21, 2016


If you’ve been keeping track of all the thrilling events planned for Ottawa 2017, you’ll know that Red Bull Crashed Ice is just one of the many exciting moments to catch next year in the nation’s capital.


The international stops of the fast-paced skate sport have now officially been released and the thrilling conclusion will take place in Ottawa on March 3 and 4, 2017 as the only Canadian stop on the schedule.


The line-up goes as follows:


January 13-14 – Marseille, France
January 20-21 – Jyväskylä-Laajis, Finland
February 3-4 – Saint Paul, United States
March 3-4 – Ottawa, Canada


Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations will offer Canadians and visitors from around the world an exceptional and memorable year of high-caliber experiences while bringing a record number of visitors to Ottawa in 2017 to mark this important milestone for our country.


To learn more about this and other exciting events coming to Ottawa’s 2017 celebrations, please visit

CPO Community Forum meeting

October 21, 2016

As Chair of Crime Prevention Ottawa (CPO) I am pleased to share with you that CPO has just released two important evaluation reports. The reports; Ottawa Gang Strategy—Seeking Solutions to Street-Level Violence: Our First Three Years and  The Evaluation of Crime Prevention Ottawa’s 2014 Community Investments were presented to the Community and Protective Services Committee on Thursday October 20th .


The first report demonstrates that the strategy’s 12 initiatives have contributed to tangible progress on neighbourhood cohesion, prevention, intervention, and suppression and enforcement.


The second report found that CPO-funded projects created greater awareness and education, enhanced strategic partnerships, and provided opportunities for skills development for community groups and stakeholders in Ottawa.


The reports will be presented at the Crime Prevention Ottawa (CPO) Community Forum taking place Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 from 5:30-7:30 PM at Ottawa City Hall in the Honeywell Room on the 2nd floor.


I would like to invite all residents wishing to remain informed on current and ongoing CPO initiatives to stop by.


For more information on Crime Prevention Ottawa including the full-length technical evaluation of the Ottawa Gang Strategy, please visit their website here.

Flu Clinics 2016-2017

October 21, 2016


It is that time of year again: Flu season.


As Chair of the Ottawa Board of Health I invite you to review the various flu clinics, where you may receive your flu vaccine, that are being held throughout the city. Your best shot at beating the flu is by getting your flu vaccine. The earlier you are vaccinated, the better your chances are to prevent flu symptoms from occurring.


The flu is not just a cold; it is a serious viral infection that can have severe complications. Anyone can get the flu virus and it could result in missing school, work, parties, holidays, or you could even end up in the hospital.


For more information about the flu and frequently asked question you can visit here.

Board of Health Meeting Recap

October 21, 2016


On Monday, October 17th, the Ottawa Board of Health met and discussed the following items:  


  • Reducing Preventable Infectious Diseases Strategic Direction
  • Ottawa Public Health Submission to Federal Task Force – Toward the Legalization, Regulation and Restriction of Access to Marijuana
  • 2016 Operating Budget Q2 – Board of Health for the City of Ottawa Health Unit Status Report
  • Delegation of Authority – Contracts Awarded for the Period of January 1 to June 30, 2016
  • Ottawa Board of Health Public Health Funding and Accountability Agreement 2016 Mid-Year Update


For a complete summary of the meeting, you can visit here.  The next BOH meeting will be held on December 5th. The purpose of this meeting is in regards to budget deliberations.

Ontario Municipal Board Review

October 21, 2016


I would like to invite all residents to participate in a Public Town Hall Meeting to learn about the Ontario Municipal Board’s (OMB) current role in the land use planning process. The board hopes to hear a broad array of public perspectives and to review and comment on changes the government is considering. You are encouraged to RSVP online, by email to or call 416-585-6014 or 1-855-776-8011.


I would like to thank the Attorney General’s office, Yasir Naqvi, for helping in the process of initiating this review.


The meeting will be held November 9th at St Anthony’s Banquet Hall, 523 St. Anthony St. and RSVPs are encouraged before November 4th. Registration and an open house will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The town halls will begin at 6:00 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m.


The date, time and venue location is subject to change and periodic updates may occur. Please visit the Town Hall Meetings website closer to the date to ensure you receive the most current information.


Residents are also invited to submit their written comments and feedback on OMB reform by December 19, 2016.


If you have any further questions about the Review or the upcoming regional town hall sessions, I encourage residents to email or call 1-855-776-8011.


Further information about the OMB Review is available online at

Trick or Treat with the Mayor in support of the Ottawa Food Bank’s Baby Basics Program

October 21, 2016

Join Mayor Jim Watson on Saturday, October 29th at Ottawa City Hall from 4 to 7 p.m. for the Mayor’s 10th annual Halloween gathering in support of the Ottawa Food Bank’s Baby Basics Program.


Trick or Treat with the Mayor provides safe Halloween fun for everyone, and is a wonderful opportunity for local families to help others by donating essential food and supplies to the Ottawa Food Bank’s Baby Basics Program.


Festivities begin along Trick or Treat Terrace on Marion Dewar Plaza where everyone is invited to trick or treat with the Mayor, meet numerous costumed characters, decorate pumpkins, ride the Giant Tiger Express and visit Alley Cat Avenue. The excitement continues indoors with the Spider Web Café in Jean Pigott Place and children’s Halloween movies in Andrew S. Haydon Hall.


Admission to the Halloween party is a non-perishable donation to the Ottawa Food Bank’s Baby Basics Program.


The Baby Basics Program helps parents in need by providing items in high demand such as non-perishable baby food, formula, cereals, diapers and wipes. Chronic shortages of donations of these basic needs make stocking baby supplies one of the Food Bank’s most expensive, but most precious priorities.

Teal Pumpkin Project

October 21, 2016

I would like to take a moment to share a unique campaign with residents that has been circulating households this October.


The Teal Pumpkin Project hopes to make a more inclusive Halloween for children with food allergies that may sometimes feel left out when it comes to treats.


By leaving a teal coloured pumpkin on your doorstep this October 31st, you will be indicating to trick-or-treaters young and old that you will have non-food items for distribution. Teal pumpkins are available for purchase by local retailers or for a more cost efficient solution, some residents have suggested painting your own teal pumpkins as a family with paint from the dollar store!


This is a wonderful idea to make Halloween more inclusive and exciting for all children. To learn more about the project or to print a free informative poster to hang above your pumpkins for trick-or-treater’s knowledge, you can visit their website here.

7 ways to stay party-safe for Halloween

October 21, 2016


Halloween is quickly approaching and Ottawa Public Health has some great tips for you to plan your event to be safe and enjoyable.


Overdoses, whether from drugs, alcohol or a combination of both, are completely preventable and could put you in the hospital this October 31st.


It’s rarely known to the user or the dealer what’s in a party drug such as cocaine. If you don’t trust the origins of anything being ingested into your body, the safest choice is to just say no. Cocaine cut with Fentanyl, an opiate drug 100 X stronger than morphine, has been found in Ottawa and puts users at an extremely high risk of overdose death, especially if you don’t know you’re taking it.


  1. It’s never a good idea to mix. Using more than one drug at a time increases the risk of overdose. Don’t forget alcohol is a drug! If you are planning to drink, don’t add in other substances.
  2. Stay hydrated and take breaks. Especially if dancing. If you’re drinking alcohol, try to alternate your drinks with water.
  3. Don’t accept drinks from people you don’t know. Not even water! There is an increased risk of alcohol- and drug-facilitated sexual assaults at any large event.
  4. Stay with your group. Stick with people you trust and plan ahead by choosing a meeting spot if you get separated.
  5. Speak up! Don’t be afraid to say you feel unsafe or don’t feel well. You may need some down time; seek help from your friends or bar staff.
  6. Plan a safe ride home. Plan how you’ll get home BEFORE the party, especially if you don’t have a designated driver; plan your bus route or cab ride in advance. And remember…impaired walking or cycling is not a safe way to get home.
  7. Do you know how to spot an overdose? If you see these signs, get help for yourself or a friend:
  • Slow, shallow or difficulty breathing and/ or bluish lips
  • Changes in their level of consciousness including confusion
  • Inability to walk or loss of balance
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures


From my office to you, please remember to be safe within your own comfortable limits this Halloween and never do drugs and drive.


For tips from the Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines, please click here.


For any other information, please visit: or call the Ottawa Public Health Information Line at: 613-560-6744

Remain on Alert for Halloween “Tricks”

October 21, 2016


With “creepy” clown sightings taking place across the globe as of late, I would like to remind families to remain cognizant of their surroundings whenever walking outdoors. Although no incidences have occurred in the Ottawa area requiring police involvement as of yet, harassment and the perpetuation of fear are no laughing matter.


It is also important to note that individuals inciting these scares are doing so to invoke fear. Carry on your routine as expected and pay them no mind and the excitement should diminish soon enough.


With Halloween right around the corner, acts of reckless vandalism tend to rise as well. I would ask that residents keep a close eye on neighbourhood activity at night and ensure that parents speak with their children to be respectful of other peoples’ properties.

Protect your Deliveries!

October 21, 2016


I have heard from residents that a new bout of theft may be circulating the area.
Please remember to exercise caution whenever expecting deliveries to your doorstep and to limit the amount of time a package may remain unattended as criminals may see this as an opportunity to steal. Pay close attention to when a package is scheduled for delivery and if concerned, leave a note for delivery people not to leave a package unsigned for.

Meetings at Ottawa City Hall next week

October 21, 2016

All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted.


Ottawa Police Services Board – Monday, October 24, 4 p.m., Champlain Room

  • Chief’s Verbal Report
  • Report on Traffic Stop Race Data Collection Project
  • 2017 Budget Directions and Timetable
  • National Capital Area Crime Stoppers: Semi-Annual Update
  • Appointment of Special Constables – Ottawa Police Service
  • Appointment of Special Constables – Carleton University
  • Public Consultation Policy: Annual Report
  • Financial Status Report: Third Quarter 2016
  • Performance Report: Third Quarter 2016
  • Workforce Management Report: Third Quarter 2016
  • Complaints Report – Part V – Police Services Act – Third Quarter 2016
  • Legal Services Report: Third Quarter 2016
  • Board Monitoring Requirements Status Report: Third Quarter 2016
  • Response to Inquiry I-16-03: Ottawa Police Service Accommodation
  • Response to Inquiry I-16-06: Marijuana Dispensaries in Ottawa
  • Report on SIU Investigations
  • Outstanding Board Inquiries & Motions: October 2016
  • Letters of Commendation


Planning Committee – Tuesday, October 25, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Surplus Federal Real Property for Homelessness Initiative
  • Application to Demolish 234 O’Connor Street, a Property Designated Under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act and Located in the Centretown Heritage Conservation District
  • Application to Alter the Bethany Hope Centre, 1140 Wellington Street West, a Property Designated Under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act
  • Application for Demolition and New Construction at 580 Mariposa Avenue, a Property Designated Under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act and Located in the Rockcliffe Park Heritage Conservation District
  • Designation of 307 Richmond Road Under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act
  • Updates to Delegated Authority Under the Ontario Heritage Act
  • Updated Serviceability Report (Class Environmental Assessment Official Plan Amendment 76 Areas 8A, 9A and 9B) Leitrim Development Area
  • Interest Fees in Respect of Deferred Municipal Development Charges for 12 Mion Court
  • Initiation of Zoning Amendment – Proposed Farmers’ Market – Riverview (Earl Armstrong) Park and Ride


City Council Meeting – Wednesday, October 26, 10 a.m., Andrew S. Haydon Hall


Audit Committee – Thursday, October 27, 9:30 a.m. Champlain Room

  • Status Update – Audit Committee Inquiries and Motions – for the Period Ending October 14, 2016

Office of the Auditor General – Report on Audit Follow-Ups and Detailed Audit Follow-Up Reports



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