Column: November 5, 2015

West Carleton Environmental Centre – Site Plan Control Application
 
The City of Ottawa has received a Site Plan Control Application from Waste Management of Canada for the West Carleton Environmental Centre (WCEC) to permit an expansion to the existing waste disposal facility, which includes constructing a new landfill footprint and relocation of the primary site entrance with an associated widening of Carp Road. The plan also includes an expansion of the existing waste processing and transfer facility, as well as reconfiguration of the existing buildings and infrastructure.
 
Normally such applications wouldn’t need to go to Committee for approval, but as I felt this is a unique and very important issue for Ward 5, I requested it be reviewed by the Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee at their November 5 meeting. Since the ARAC Committee is happening the same day as publication of this edition of my column, I won’t have any updates on the outcome until next week’s edition. In the meantime, please go to my website eliel-chantiry.ca to review the Site Plan Application in full. Rest assured though, there several important conditions that Waste Management need to meet before any shovels go into the ground.
 
Remembrance Day in Constance Bay
 
To honour veterans, all are welcome to attend the Constance Bay Legion’s Remembrance Day parade and ceremony on Saturday, November 7. The parade will form up at McConnell Lane and Constance Bay Road and will march off at 1:30pm. The ceremony will begin at 2pm at the cenotaph at the Legion, 377 Allbirch Road. Following the ceremony there will be a social hour at the branch.
 
I would also like to remind residents of City of Ottawa of some schedule changes for Remembrance Day, Wednesday, November 11. The City’s Client Service Centres will be closed on November 11. Green bin, garbage and recycling collection will continue in Ward 5 as usual – there will be no changes to service. For a full listing of all schedule changes, go to ottawa.ca.
 
The flags at all City of Ottawa facilities will be lowered to half-mast from sunrise to sunset to honour the memory of all Canadians who have served our country. As well, most retail businesses are required to close until 12:30pm on November 11.