Column: August 13, 2015

Upcoming Ward 5 road projects

The following roadwork will be starting in the month of August:

  • Surface treatment on Baskins Beach Rd. from Vances Side Road to the dead end
  • Surface treatment on Loggers Way from Galetta Side Road to Mississippi Road

There will be minimal impact on traffic.

Youth Opportunities Fund

The Youth Opportunities Fund 2015-2016 program provides grants and capacity-building supports to youth-led groups and organizations improving the well-being of young people facing multiple barriers. To find out more visit

Archeology Month

Explore archeology at Pinhey’s Point Historic Site – 270 Pinhey’s Point Road, Dunrobin on Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23 from 10am to noon and from 1pm to 3pm. Spend time exploring the history, natural heritage and eco-systems of Pinhey’s Point. Children can take part in hands-on activities to uncover new archeological secrets! Admission is free.

Order of Ottawa

The Order of Ottawa celebrates outstanding citizens. This prestigious civic award recognizes exceptional citizen contributions in the many areas of city life including arts and culture, business, philanthropy, health care, education, public service, labour, communications and media, science, sports, entertainment or other fields of endeavour that benefit the citizens of Ottawa.

If you know of an Ottawa resident whose extraordinary work and commitment has helped make our city a better place to live, please take a moment to nominate them. The deadline for nominations is September 11, 2015. For more information go to

Thank you to everyone

A big thank you to everyone who visited me behind the counter at Penny’s Fudge in Fitzroy Harbour on Sunday to help raise funds for the West Carleton Food Access Centre! Special thanks to Vic and Carol Bode for opening up their shop for such a great cause. Once again this community has shown great support for its residents.