Column: November 24, 2016

Transportation service available from WOCRC

The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre (WOCRC) has changed the cost of their trips over 31kms to match Para Transpo! The costing for rural clients with a postal code starting with K0A will be $10.00 for 0-30km, and $18 for 31+km.

WOCRC provides transportation service for seniors and adults with physical disabilities who can transfer safely and independently into a vehicle. Clients living in the rural area requiring the use of a wheelchair, travelling to a rural destination, can call to schedule a drive. For more information visit

Santa Claus is coming to Ward 5

Santa will be in West Carleton as he attends two Christmas parades:

  • The Constance & Buckham’s Bay Community Association is hosting their annual parade on Saturday, December 3. Floats will gather on Baillie Avenue for a 1pm start and ends at the Community Centre around 3pm where there will be hots dogs, Santa, and hot chocolate at the Community Centre. Be sure to bring your non-perishable food item for the West Carleton Food Access Centre. For route details and more visit
  • On Saturday, December 10 the Huntley Community Association hosts their 8th Annual Christmas Parade in the Village of Carp. Carp Road will close at 11:45am and the parade will begin at noon. The parade will enter onto Carp Road at the Diefenbunker and will finish up there as well.

Snow clearing maintenance standards

With winter weather just around the corner, now is a good time to provide information on the City’s snow clearing maintenance standards.

When a snowstorm begins, City crews clear snow on high priority roads, main arterials and collectors as follows:

  • As accumulation begins, crews will clear Hwy 174, Transitway, most arterials and most major collector roads. These roads should be clear within 2-4 hours of the end of accumulation
  • After 5 cm of accumulation, crews begin clearing most minor collector roads and they should be clear within 6 hours of the end of accumulation
  • After 7 cm of accumulation, crews will begin clearing most residential roads and they should be clear within 10 hours of the end of accumulation
  • City crews will plow residential roads to a snow-packed surface. When necessary, materials will be applied to keep roads safe