Column: December 1, 2016

Seeking public input on Ward 5 commemorative naming proposal

In recognition of the community service of Ward 5 residents Judy and David Makin, the City of Ottawa has been asked to name a trail within Sheila McKee Park, located on Sixth Line Road in Dunrobin, David and Judy Makin Trail.
Judy Makin is a long-time community volunteer with an interest in preserving natural green space for neighbourhood recreation and ecological benefit. Judy and her husband David were active in the community from the first days of the March Rural Community Association. Judy remains a tireless volunteer to many organizations and events. Judy was one of the founding members of the Friends of the Carp Hills, which is dedicated to preserving the Carp Hills. She also organizes a local weekly walking group in Carp that meets for outdoor exercise and companionship.

To review the proposal go to Comments must be received by December 22.

West Carleton Angel Tree

The West Carleton Food Access Centre (WCFAC) has organized an Angel Tree Program in West Carleton-March, whereby Angel Trees have been placed at the following locations:

  • RBC in Kinburn
  • In Constance Bay at St. Gabriel's Church and the Lighthouse Restaurant
  • Antrim Anglican Church
  • In Carp at St. John’s Anglican Church, Hair Expressions, The Swan, LCBO, Bank of Nova Scotia, Carp Family Health Centre, St. James Church, St. Paul Church, Christ Church and Venta Preparatory School,
  • In Dunrobin at Dunrobin Meat and Grocery, West Carleton Secondary School
  • St. Michael'sChurch in Fitzroy Harbour
  • St. Michael’s Church in Corkery

Take an angel from a tree and purchase a gift appropriate for the age noted on the angel. Place the unwrapped gift back under the tree. The gifts will be included in the Christmas food baskets being delivered on December22.

Home Energy Audits

Stonecrest Elementary School Council (SESC) and EnviroCentre's Sustain West Carleton initiative are collaborating to help households better understand the ways they can reduce their heating and cooling costs through a home energy audit. Book an audit before December 15 and pay only $200 (instead of $350).  For every audit booked 5% of the cost will be donated to Stonecrest to support their outdoor classroom project. Email for more information.