Column: Nov. 27, 2014

4th Annual Ward 5 Christmas Food Hamper Drive

My Ward 5 office, along with Ottawa Public Health, is once again collecting food for the West Carleton Food Access Centre from November 28 to December 19. Please drop off any non-perishable food items at my ward office, 5670 Carp Road, Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. Some suggested items for the hamper are: peanut butter, oatmeal cookies, whole grain granola bars, unsweetened jam, unsweetened apple sauce, 100% fruit juice boxes (pure or from concentrate) and dried fruit such as raisins or apples. Please check expiry dates on any goods you are bringing – expired items cannot be accepted. Thank you in advance for your ongoing generosity!

West Carleton Food Access Centre

The West Carleton Food Access Center helps families at Christmas time and they are currently looking for monetary and food donations to assist with filling Christmas baskets. All donations will go to families in West Carleton-March. For more information, to sponsor a basket, or if you would like to register to receive a basket, please call the Access Center at 613-839-5685.

MVCA public open house

The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) is hosting a public open house on Thursday, December 4, from 4-8pm at Roly Armitage Hall, 5670 Carp Road. The MVCA has just completed the draft updated flood risk mapping for the Ottawa River from the outlet of the Mississippi River at Morris Island to Shirley's Bay. The project has identified flood prone areas along the river. In 2014, MVCA completed the second phase of a five year undertaking of updating flood risk mapping studies on water courses within the City of Ottawa. Conservation Authorities use the mapping in the administration of hazardous lands. The public are encouraged to attend and/or provide comments on the draft mapping completed for this area. The draft maps are available for viewing at Contact Matt Craig, MVCA Manager of Planning and Regulations for more information, 613-253-0006 ext. 226.

CLCLC Recruitment

The Carp Landfill Community Liaison Committee (CLCLC) is recruiting new members to serve as community representatives. Detailed information on the recruitment process is posted on the homepage of under the “Latest News” section. Visit as well.