Column: September 17, 2015

Road resurfacing in Ward 5

My office recently received an update from City staff regarding some road resurfacing work. Work has started on resurfacing Old Almonte Road, Beavertail Road and Richardson Side Road. The work involves pulverizing the existing surface, grading, compacting and then applying asphalt. The roads will not be closed and will have one lane open for traffic during the construction. There may be some delays.

Huntley Community Association looking for volunteers

The Huntley Community Association needs volunteers for their burger booth at the 152nd Carp Fair (Sept.24-27). It's a great opportunity to come out and meet some folks in your community while working in a fast-paced environment. No experience required. This a great opportunity for high school kids to earn some of their volunteer hours! If interested, send an email to

Fundraiser for the West Carleton War Memorial

During this year’s Carp Fair Ottawa Fire Station 66, with support from the West Carleton firefighters, are raising money for the West Carleton War Memorial Project. The money raised will go toward helping complete this beautiful tribute to our fallen and our veterans.

On September 26 at the Carp Fairgrounds two firefighters will climb a 70 foot ladder and remain at the top for 24 hours. Their goal is to raise $10,000. When you’re visiting the Fair this year, make sure to stop by to cheer on the firefighters and make a donation. Donations can also be made online at

More information on the West Carleton War Memorial Project visit

Western Ottawa Community Resources Centre – Open House!

The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre (WOCRC) is hosting an Open House and free BBQ on September 21, from 5-7pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. There will be a BBQ, service fair, child and youth activities, networking, door prizes and more. This is a great opportunity for residents to find out more about WOCRC and learn about all of the services they provide to our community.

It’s almost here – The Carp Fair!

The 152nd Carp Fair kicks off on September 24 and run until September 27. This annual tradition features great music and shows, a huge midway, lots of food and much more! Full event details can be found at