Over the last month I have received some inquiries from residents in the north end of Stittsville around Jackson Trails reporting that they are expecting loud noise and ground shaking similar to what is experienced with blasting. I have checked with the area developers (Minto, Mattamy, Tartan, Tamarack) and none of them have been undertaking blasting in this area.
City staff have further investigated the matter and have noted this may be experienced by work at a nearby quarry. My office has followed up with Karson regarding their site on Carp Road as this would be closest operating quarry to the area. They do not believe any of their work would be experienced by residents in Stittsville, however, moving forward they will advise my office before they do blasting. I am asking that residents please contact my office if you experience blasting type occurrences with the date and time of the occurrence. I am hoping that working together we can determine the source of the activity residents are experiencing.
Quarry blasting operations are governed by the Ministry of Environment (MOE) and if residents would like to lodge a complaint they can call the local office at 613-521-3450 and request to speak with the Duty Officer. After Hours call 1-800-268-6060 and residents should leave their contact information and their address in order to confirm the closest quarry and they will investigate. As noted above, please let me know if you do experience this activity as I will be working with Karson to determine if it could be coming from their site.