Column: August 6, 2015

Penny’s Fudge Factory Fundraiser

On Sunday, August 9, from 1pm to 4pm, I will be an employee at Penny’s Fudge Factory (6814 Harbour Street in Fitzroy) and will be helping the new owners, Vic and Carol Bode.  As part of my employment, I will be serving up fudge. Any proceeds from fudge sales while I’m there will be donated to the West Carleton Food Access Centre. Please stop by and support local business and our community!

Penny’s Fudge Factory reopened for business in May 2015. Their hours are 10am to 8pm. Vic and Carol also own Scoops Ice Cream in Pakenham and they’re now selling their ice cream treats at Fudge Factory.

Register for fall and winter recreation programs

The Recreation eGuide for Fall 2015 and Winter 2016 programs is now online at

  • Registration for swimming and aquafitness classes begins online and by phone (613-580-2588) on Monday, August 10 at 9pm and in person at City recreation facilities on Tuesday, August 11 during regular business hours
  • Registration for all other classes begins online and by phone (613-580-2588) on Wednesday, August 12 at 9pm and in person at City recreation facilities on Thursday, August 13 during regular business hours.

To register online or by phone residents will need a client barcode and family PIN numbers. Residents who do not have access should visit City recreation centres or libraries with public Internet access. They can also visit any Client Service Centre.

"Slow Down for Us" signage

If speeding is a concern in your community, you and your neighbours may want to consider installing a “Slow Down for Us” sign on your lawn to warn passing motorists to follow the speed limits and watch out for children. If you would like one for your lawn, please stop by my ward office – we have a small supply on hand.

On a related noted, my office receives frequent calls and emails from residents concerned with speeding motorists. I want to reiterate that, residents need to call the Ottawa Police directly at 613-236-1222 ext.7300. This allows police to better monitor problem areas and decide on adequate responses and enforcement.