Column: July 30, 2015

Earlier Hours at the Kinburn Client Services Centre

To ensure residents have every opportunity to take advantage of the convenience of paying for fire permits, dog licenses, parking tickets etc., the Kinburn Client Services Centre will be open 7:30am to 3:30pm on the first Wednesday of each month for the next 6 months (August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2 and January 6, 2016). This is on a trial basis and will be revisited after January 2016 to determine practicality.

Colonel By Day Schedule changes

There will be some schedule changes to city services for the Colonel By Day holiday. Of note, there will be no curbside green bin, recycling or garbage collection on Monday, August 3. Pick up will be on Tuesday, August 4. In addition, the collection of green bin, recycling and garbage will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week. For full details on all of the schedule changes happening, visit ottawa.ca.

Carp Farmer’s Market 15th Annual Garlic Festival

Stock up on those garlic recipes, the Garlic Festival is coming! Come to the Carp Farmer’s Market Saturday August 8 (from 8am to 3pm) or Sunday August 9 (from 10am to 3pm). There will be many vendors and products to choose from.

Pan Am Games Medalists

I would like to congratulate our very own Cameron Smedleyand Samantha Cornett who won medals at the Pan Am Games! Cameron won silver in the Canoe (C1) men’s final and Samantha Cornett was a triple-medallist in women’s Squash. Well done!

Speeding in Ward 5

I am receiving numerous calls to the office regarding excessive speeding on our roads.  As in previous columns, let me reiterate to please contact the police if you witness speeding at 613-236-1222 ext.7300.

Police will only be aware of a problem area by the number of calls received. All complaints received by the police are entered into their records management system and are tracked. This allows them to monitor and identify problem areas, so that enforcement and other responses may be documented and assessed.