Column: March 26, 2015

Rural well-water testing drop-off schedule

Ottawa Public Health has established permanent sites across the City where well owners can drop off their water samples and pick up new bottles for future testing. As part of this improved program, Ward 5 residents can drop off their water samples every Tuesday at one of the locations noted below. For further questions, visit

  • Carp Library, 3911 Carp Rd., 10am-8pm
  • Darvesh Grocery, 3084 Kinburn Side Rd., 7am-8pm
  • Dunrobin Meat & Grocery, 2808 Dunrobin Rd., 7am-8pm
  • Kinburn Client Service Centre, 5670 Carp Rd., 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Lighthouse Restaurant, 655 Bayview Dr., 7am-9:30pm

Spring Cleaning the Capital campaign

Early bird registration for the 22nd Annual Spring Cleaning the Capital campaign is now open! Participants can register their cleanup projects by calling 3-1-1 or by using the easy online registration form available at This is a great opportunity for families, friends and neighbours to work together on community cleanup. It’s also an excellent way for high school students to earn their community volunteer hours. If you are planning a cleaning project and would like my help, give my office a call - I'm always happy to lend a helping hand!

Easter break means schedule changes

Please note that there will be schedule changes regarding City of Ottawa services during the Easter holiday on April 3 (Good Friday) and April 6 (Easter Monday). Of note, there will be no curbside green bin, recycling or garbage collection on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Good Friday’s pick up will take place on Saturday, April 4 and Easter Monday’s pick up will take place on Tuesday, April 7. In addition, the collection of green bin, recycling materials and garbage will be delayed by one day for the week of April 6. A full listing of changes can be found on

Happy Easter

For a listing of some great Easter events and activities for the whole family this Easter season, make sure to check out the “Ward Events” noted on Wishing everyone a wonderful Easter!