Column: June 2, 2016

Public meeting with the Hydro One Ombudsman

On Friday, June 10 join me as I host the newly appointed Hydro One Ombudsman Fiona Crean at a public meeting for West Carleton-March residents. She will be our special guest for the evening and will be answering questions from residents and addressing their concerns. The meeting is taking place at the Kinburn Community Centre (3045 Kinburn Side Rd) from 5:00-7:30pm.

Spring Giveaway Weekend

The City’s spring Giveaway Weekend, on June 11 and 12, is the perfect time to find a new home for gently-used unwanted items, or to hunt for new treasures. Residents participate by placing items they no longer want at the curb. Items could include clothes, furniture, sports equipment, books, CDs and much more. Stickers or signs should be placed on the items with the word "FREE".  Please consider safety when deciding which items to set out to the curb – used children's items such as baby walkers, cribs, car seats, strollers, playpens, bath seats, mattresses, blinds, toys and other child-related items should not be placed at the curb. Once you’ve put your giveaway items curbside, it’s then your turn to scour the neighbourhood to discover your own treasures.

Great summertime programming happening at Pinhey’s Point

Pinhey’s Point Historic Site in Dunrobin has planned some fun programming for this spring and summer. Upcoming events of note are:

  • Campfire Storytelling, Legends & Lore: On Friday, June 3 from 7pm to 9pm, spend the watching the sun set and roasting marshmallows over an open fire. A local story teller will regale the legends and lore of the surrounding area, including tales of the First Nations, early explorers, voyageurs, and settlers. Cost: $6.15/individual, $10.20/pair, $16.35/family.
  • Travelling Tent Show: Before radio and cinema, tent shows provided an opportunity for communities to come together to be entertained. On Saturday, June 11 at 7pm the Ottawa Storytellers will present live theatrical and musical performances. Cost: $15.30/person.
  • Father's Day: Spend time with dad on June 19 (10am to 4pm) while learning from traditional craftspeople demonstrating blacksmithing, woodworking and more. Pack a lunch or enjoy the on-site food services. Cost: $6.15/individual, $10.20/pair, $16.35/family

For a full listing of programs running to the end of August visit