Church Harvest Dinner

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It’s time again for the Stittsville United Church Harvest Dinner Feast!
On Saturday, October 21st from 4:00-7:00 PM, residents are invited to stop by the church on 6255 Fernbank Road for a delicious assortment of turkey, ham, veggies, salads, desserts and more!

Tickets will be available on site and are $20 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12 and children under 6 eat free!

 

I highly encourage all residents to stop by this excellent event for good food and great company!

 

For more information, please visit http://www.suchurch.com/

9th Annual OWAA Exhibition & Sale

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The 9th Annual Ottawa West Arts Association (OWAA) Art Sale is happening on October 28th at the OWAA gallery located in the Goulbourn Recreation Complex (1500 Shea Road)

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., residents can view the new exhibits by local artists, learn more about OWAA, and of course buy some artwork!

Jane Baxter and Salena Richard will be on-site demonstrating demos of their art techniques throughout the day including alcohol ink painting and portrait art.

The Ottawa West Arts Association (OWAA) is also presenting a new exhibition called “Canada – The Seasons” starting on October 21 until December 1. Visit the OWAA gallery to view wonderful new artworks from local artists, and fill out People’s Choice Ballots for your favorite pieces.

Visit owaa.ca for more information.

Lions Fundraiser

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The Stittsville District Lions Club is conducting its Annual Fundraising Campaign and residents are invited to help raise funds in support of the less fortunate.

 

The club supports various groups such as the Stittsville Food Bank, Salvation Army, Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice, local Hospitals, and Children’s camps for; Blind, Diabetic, and Cancer patients on dialysis as well as local sports teams. The Lions also support individuals such as post-secondary students with scholarships, people in need of basic utilities and those in need of glasses, special foot wear, expensive drugs and much more.

 

This year, the Stittsville Lions are supporting a young Stittsville man that has been diagnosed with a rare, serious and painful eye disease. $25,000 is needed to help him get the necessary medical help in the United Kingdom. 100% of funds raised will go directly towards the treatment, travel and accommodations abroad for this cause.

 

For a minimum donation of $125.00, received before November 15, 2017, the Lions will recognize your support with a personalized sign displayed at the Village Square Park at Abbott and Stittsville Main Street.

 

Any size donation is most appreciated. Cheques should be made payable to the Stittsville District Lions Club and mailed to:

Unit 4, 1339 Stittsville Main Street

Stittsville, ON   K2S 1C6

An Income Tax Receipt will be provided upon request.

 

Thank you for your support.

Catch the Ace Lottery comes to the Lions Club

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Speaking of the Lions Club, tickets are now on sale for the “Catch the Ace” progressive lottery!

This is a unique lottery in support of the Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice.

Tickets are $5 each for residents 18 and older and draws will take place every Wednesday until the Ace of Spades is drawn!

Tickets are available Wednesday nights at the Stittsville Lions Hall at 6:30, from Lions Club Members, and at Kodiak Snow Blowing on 1017 Carp Rd.

The first draw takes place Oct 25th at the Lions hall at 7:00 PM so be sure to get your tickets in support of this great cause!

La course des Patriotes 2017 at Paul-Desmarais October 28th

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Get your running shoes on and tighten your laces!

The second edition of La course des Patriotes is on its way.

On Saturday October 28, 2017, stop by Paul-Desmarais Catholic Secondary School for this major event featuring a 2km family, 5km and 10km run.

Paul-Desmarais Catholic Secondary School is committed to promoting health and physical activity among our youth and the community in western Ottawa.

Donations will be accepted by participants for the Stittsville Food Bank. This course takes place on Abbott, Shea, Robert Grant and Fernbank and will be blocked and controlled by police.

I highly encourage all hot-footed residents to consider joining in this great endeavor.
For more information and to get involved, please visit http://paul-desmarais.ecolecatholique.ca/fr/La-Course-Des-Patriotes–Un-Evenement-Annuel_75

Flu Clinics

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It is that time of year again; the leaves change colour, the breeze is cooler and the sound of sniffles and coughing are in the air – Flu season.

Ottawa Public Health and various other health care partners want to help you stay healthy and avoid getting the flu by protecting yourself and others with the Flu Vaccine.  Residents can get their flu vaccine at their health care providers office, family doctor, participating pharmacies, and community clinics. It is recommended residents contact participating pharmacies to ensure hours of service.

 

As Chair of the Board of Health, I encourage all residents to plan ahead to ensure that they protect themselves and those who may be close to them by getting yourself vaccinated. For more information on upcoming community clinics and influenza you can visit here.

Bylaw Report Q3

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I would like to take a moment to supply residents with a breakdown of the quarterly by-law regulatory service request report.

Every three months, by-law services releases a ward-by-ward summary of general request types. These requests range from a multitude of services offered by calling or emailing 3-1-1 (311@ottawa.ca).
By-law & Regulatory Services experienced an overall increase of 19% in total call volume compared to Q3 of 2016.

The full report can be found here and Stittsville’s individual report can be found here.

 

As you can observe, parking was the most-requested by-law item within our ward (451) however it only comprised 1.6% of the total city’s parking requests (consistent with last year’s statistics at Q3). Alternatively, Stittsville’s greatest reflection in comparison to the city as a whole were requests regarding parks (4.4%) which saw 71 requests for the first ¾ of the year.

Learning from these trends helps the City of Ottawa to ensure that proper investments are made into resources for the future.

I encourage residents to take a moment and see what trends they can spot. Of course, as your City Councillor, I am always keen to hear your comments and ideas regarding how to improve our community. You can do so by emailing me at Shad.Qadri@ottawa.ca.

City seeking public input on commemorative naming proposals

The City of Ottawa Commemorative Naming Committee is conducting public consultations on four commemorative naming proposals and comments are being requested! Of the four proposals, one of which is in Stittsville.

In recognition of the Kavanagh family’s historical significance to the community of Stittsville, a proposal to name a future park at the southwest corner intersection of Hazeldean Road and Stittsville Main StreetKavanagh Green” has been submitted. For nearly a century, Kavanagh family members have made important contributions to the community of Stittsville and surrounding areas which include owning and operating the popular Stittsville Flea Market for 25 years and volunteering with the Food Bank, Holy Spirit Church and the Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice.

 

More information regarding current commemorative naming proposals can be found at http://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/your-city-government/policies-and-administrative-structure/administrative-policies-0#current-commemorative-naming-proposals

 

Comments can be emailed to namingottawa@ottawa.ca or directed to:

Emma Leroux
Office of the City Clerk and Solicitor
Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Ave. W.
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
Tel: 613-580-2424, extension 28705
Fax: 613-580-9609

I highly encourage all residents to consider sharing their comments on this proposal and let your voice be heard!

Hydro Ottawa Offers Financial Assistance Programs for Low-Income Customers

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With winter around the corner, I wanted to take a moment to share some of the financial assistance programs offered to low-income customers to keep residents cozy and warm amidst the lower temperatures.

These programs, available for review at hydroottawa.com, provide relief to constituents who are having difficulty paying their electricity bills.

One particular program is the Ontario Electricity Support Program, which provides ongoing and long-term financial support to low-income customers. Some customers may be eligible to receive a credit of up to $900 a year towards their electricity bill. Constituents need only fill out an application, available at OntarioElectricitySupport.ca.

I highly encourage residents to share this information with any friends or family members who may require additional assistance this coming winter. Nobody should be left out in the cold.

Meetings at Ottawa City Hall next week

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

 

Ottawa Police Services Board – Monday, October 23, 4 p.m., Champlain Room

  • Chief’s Verbal Report
  • National Capital Area Crime Stoppers: Semi-Annual Update
  • Board Committee Appointment
  • Appointment of Special Constables: RCMP
  • Appointment of Special Constables: OC Transpo
  • Public Consultation Policy: Annual Report
  • Performance Report: Third Quarter 2017
  • Complaints Report – Part V – Police Services Act: Third Quarter 2017
  • Legal Services Report: Third Quarter 2016
  • Board Monitoring Requirements Status Report: Third Quarter 2017
  • Outstanding Board Inquiries & Motions: October 2017
  • Letters of Commendation

 

Planning Committee – Tuesday, October 24, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Park Development Manual, 2nd Edition (city wide)
  • Building Better and Smarter Suburbs and Infrastructure Standards Review: Arterial Road Cross-Sections (city wide)
  • Memorandum of Understanding with CRT Developments Inc. Respecting the Acquisition of Shea Road Woods Through Parkland Dedication and Cash (ward 6 – Stittsville)
  • Application to Alter 61 Park Road, a Property Located in Rockcliffe Park Heritage Conservation District, Designated Under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – Part of 6211 Renaud Road (ward 2 – Innes)
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 1620 And 1636 Maple Grove Road (ward 6 – Stittsville)
    • Richcraft is seeking a zoning amendment to permit a residential subdivision on the vacant lands at 1620 and 1636 Maple Grove Road. The developer proposes 945 units that include a mix of single-detached, townhouses, back-to-back townhouses, stacked townhouses and low-rise apartments. A school, a commercial block and three parks are proposed. For back-to-back townhouses, staff recommend permitting a maximum 12 units instead of eight, to help achieve desired densities. This approach has been used successfully in other Stittsville and Kanata West subdivisions. A holding symbol on a portion of the land along the Carp River can only be lifted once conditions related to Carp River restoration works have been met. The lands will be rezoned but the holding provision will be carried forward until conditions are met.
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 991 Carling Avenue (ward 15 – Kitchissippi)
  • Greenbank Road Watermain Class Environmental Assessment Study (ward 3 – Barrhaven)
  • North Island Link Environmental Assessment Study (ward 21 – Rideau-Goulbourn)

 

City Council MeetingWednesday, October 25, 10:00 a.m., Andrew S. Haydon Hall