Thank you!


group 2018

My Dear Friends and Family of Stittsville,

I am happy to live in a democratic society where every vote counts! Stittsville voters have spoken clearly in this election. As many of you can appreciate, it will take me time to transition from Councillor to resident. My transition begins first and foremost with some important thankyous.

I am so grateful for the kind and caring individuals of Stittsville. Thank you to Stittsville – Our Extended Family.
My staff and volunteers are amazing individuals with many talents. I am forever in debt to all of you for your support, faith and inspiration over the years. From the bottom of my heart, Thank you!

Thank you Stittsville for the honour of representing you in the great city of Ottawa. I am proud of how far we have come in Stittsville since 2006. These are exciting times for our community.
My sincere congratulations to Glen Gower for his election as our next Councilor. I have done my best to lay a body of work and projects for our community that will now be completed in your term. I will be cheering you on as you continue moving our community forward.


Theresa, Shahid, Ferzana and I are humbled and overwhelmed by the many calls, texts, messages, emails, flowers and cards. Please know that I will continue to be here in Stittsville for you and doing everything in my power to keep our community great.
I look forward to new adventures in the future and wish you all good health and much happiness!

Goulbourn Museum’s Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market


Get a head start on your shopping at this holiday celebration and Christmas market that features activities for the whole family. Write letters to Santa and pose for a photo with the jolly old soul, watch a bona fide blacksmith at work, enjoy hot chocolate and apple cider, roast marshmallows by the fire, and buy one-of-a-kind handmade gifts from local artisans. Admission is free.

Where: Goulbourn Museum, 2064 Huntley Rd., Stittsville

When: Sunday, November 18th from 10 a.m. to 3 pm.

Please visit the Facebook event page for more details: https://bit.ly/2PH7ZR7



8th Annual Shopapolooza Brings Holiday Shopping Fun to Stittsville

For the eighth year in a row, a unique group of artisans and local vendors will be taking part in “Shopapolooza – Not Your Granny’s Craft Sale, Craft Sale.”

Held in support of Stittsville’s Pointe of Grace Competitive Dance Team, Shopapolooza will take place on Saturday, November 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the atrium at Sacred Heart High School at the corner of Shea and Abbott.

This year’s event features a number of local businesses including A Touch of Glass, Charlotte’s Bath Bombs, Uptown Socks, Painted Farmhouse, Honeywood Handmade, Legg-acy, Haico’s Hotsauce and many others. Close to 60 vendors will offer a variety of jewelry, Christmas crafts, soap and bath products, handcrafted items, home décor and much more. You will be able to find a gift for everyone on your list!

The Pointe of Grace Competitive Dance Team will also be hosting a bake sale with lots of home baked goods, a raffle and a silent auction for four seasonal snowplowing contracts generously donated by Capital Services.

Come out on Saturday, November 17 and get a head start on your holiday shopping!

Visit Shopapolooza’s Facebook event page.

Richmond: the Movie

If you have ever wanted to know about the amazing history of our neighbouring village, this is your chance.  Stittsville’s own John Curry has produced a documentary about the history of Richmond.  Please join us at South Carleton High School next Wednesday for screening of this “rich” tale.


Openings on Board and Advisory Committee!


Would you like to bring your experience and knowledge to decision making at City of Ottawa?  Here is one more way.

The City of Ottawa is currently recruiting members of Boards and Advisory Committees.  We need a diversity of people on these bodies who bring the experiences and understanding of communities who may be underserved. Sitting on one of these bodies can be learning experience in leadership or to run for City Council one day. Consider what expertise you could bring!

Click here for more information

Traffic Disruptions This Weekend

Upcoming events and projects will have the following impacts on Ottawa traffic this weekend:

  • Elgin Street: Hydro Ottawa work continues along Elgin Street between Gladstone Avenue and Somerset Street. On-street parking on both sides of Elgin Street is prohibited within these blocks. This phase of Hydro Ottawa’s work to bury overhead hydro lines should be completed late this fall. Visit ca/elginstreet to stay up to date on project-related traffic impacts.
  • Highway 174: From Wednesday, November 7 to Friday, November 23, between 6 pm and 6 am, Highway 174 will be reduced to one lane for construction between Peter Harkness Lane and Old Montreal Road. Flagpersons will be on site to direct traffic.


  • Remembrance Day parades: On Sunday, November 11 between 7 am and 2 pm, the following areas of the city will be impacted by parades:
    • Stittsville
    • Metcalfe
    • Carp
    • Navan
    • Constance Bay
    • Richmond
    • Orléans
    • Kanata
    • Nepean
    • Manotick
    • Westboro
    • Vanier




In accordance with The Road Activity By-law 2003-445, permission is hereby granted for you to close the following roadway:

On: Manchester Street    From: Long Meadow Way         To: Forest Heights Ave.

Under the following conditions:


  • Wednesday, 14 November 2018 Friday, 7 December 2018.

Public Notification:

  • Notify affected residents/businesses, in writing, a minimum of 72 hours prior to the closure.   The notification must be bilingual and include a description of any temporary changes to local access and/or parking.


  • Install “Road Closed – Local Traffic Only – No Exit” (TC-7(bar) + TC-7tA + TC-7tB + TC-39) signage on Manchester, immediately east of Forest Heights, facing eastbound traffic.
  • Install “Road Closed – Local Traffic Only – No Exit” (TC-7(bar) + TC-7tA + TC-7tB + TC-39) signage on Manchester, immediately west of Long Meadow, facing westbound traffic.
  • Provide “Road Closed – Do Not Enter” (Rb-92) on both ends of the work zone facing oncoming traffic.
  • Maintain pedestrian access and provide pedestrian detours if necessary.
  • Maintain access to adjacent dwellings and businesses at all times.  This includes emergency vehicle access.


  • Contact the City’s Right of Way Permits Unit (Heather Bond:  613-580-2424 ext. 16051) if the date of closure changes from that stated on the application. This includes early opening of the roadway.
  • At any time during the work, the City Traffic Management Inspector, at his/her discretion, may require the contractor to supply and install additional traffic control devices (signs, barrels etc) and/or retain point duty police to control traffic.  The contractor is responsible for all costs.

Remembrance Day Activities and Schedule Changes


The City of Ottawa would like to remind residents that schedule changes will be in place for the day after Remembrance Day, Monday, November 12. Visit the City’s website to view the complete list of impacts to the services listed below.

  • Client services centres
  • Garbage, green bin and recycling collection
  • Parking
  • Transit services
  • Recreation services
  • Ottawa Public Health
  • Cultural services
  • Archives services
  • Municipal child care services
  • Library services
  • By-law

Remembrance Day

This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.  On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, WW1 (The Great War) ended.  Since then, we have marked November 11th as a time to remember the fallen and reflect upon our freedoms.

You are invited to join this Sunday’s Remembrance Day services here in Stittsville.  A parade will begin at the Legion at 1:30 PM, ending at the cenotaph outside the Johnny Leroux Arena.  The wreath laying ceremony will begin at 2 PM; all are welcome.


Make a difference in your community by becoming a citizen member on one of the following committees, conservation authorities, boards, sub-committee or commission. The City could greatly benefit from your expertise and knowledge.

Several positions are available and one of the following may be of interest to you:

  • Ottawa Board of Health (5 members)
  • Ottawa Police Services Board (1 member)
  • Ottawa Public Library Board (5 members)
  • Committee of Adjustment (15 members)
  • Transit Commission (*4 members)
  • Built Heritage Sub-Committee (*3 members)
  • Property Standards and License Appeals Committee (5 members)
  • Shaw Centre – Board of Directors (*2 members)
  • Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (*5 members)
  • South Nation Conservation (*2 members)
  • Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (*3 members)
  • Mohr’s Landing / Quyon Port Authority (1 member)
  • Accessibility Advisory Committee (*9 to 15 members)
  • Arts, Culture, Heritage and Recreation Advisory Committee (*9 to 11 members)
  • Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee (*9 to 11 members)
  • French Language Services Advisory Committee (*7 to 11 members)
  • Planning Advisory Committee (*12 members)

* Subject to the Term of Council Governance review and/or Nominating Committee process.

Who is eligible? You must be a resident of the City of Ottawa and must be 18 years of age or older in order to be eligible for appointment. Membership will, as much as possible, reflect Ottawa’s diversity and demographics in such areas as gender, official language, geographic representation, race and disability. Participants may be eligible for re-imbursement of some out-of-pocket expenses.

Note: Employees of the City of Ottawa are not eligible for positions as citizen members on committees, conservation authorities, boards, sub-committee or commission.

For more information: Visit ottawa.ca/committees or contact Carole Legault at 613-580-2424, ext. 28934, (TTY: 613-580-2401) or by email at committees@ottawa.ca .

An Open House/Information Session will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Ben Franklin Place, Main Lobby 101 Centrepointe Drive Nepean, ON K2G 5K7

All applicants are encouraged to review the recruitment information and apply using the online form available at ottawa.ca/committees. Alternate application formats are available upon request. All applications must be submitted by Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 4:30 pm.