Column: February 23, 2017

Snow Angel Program

Do you know a Snow Angel who deserves recognition? A Snow Angel is a neighbour or friend that has volunteered to help you, or someone you know who is elderly or has a disability, to improve their accessibility during the winter by clearing snow or ice from their driveway, steps or walkway. Snow Angels will be recognized by Mayor Watson. To nominate someone, provide the name and address of the candidate, as well as relevant details by one of the following methods:

  • Email:
  • Mail: Attention – Snow Angel Program, City of Ottawa, 100 Constellation Cres., 5th floor, K2G 6J8
  • Fax: 613-580-9605 Attention – Snow Angel Program

Controlled Tile Drainage Workshop

The Ottawa Rural Clean Water Program is hosting a workshop that explores controlled tile drainage as a means to increase agronomic and economic performance on the farm while improving the local environment. It’s taking place on Tuesday, February 28, 12:30pm-4pm at the Kars Recreation Association Hall, 1604 Old Wellington Street. RSVP to Katherine Watson, Water Resource Specialist, 877-984-2948 x291,

Ice Hut Registration

I’d like to remind anglers that they must register new or previously unregistered ice fishing huts on area lakes. Registration is free and helps discourage anglers from abandoning their huts, which can end up in waterways and washed up on shorelines when the ice thaws. To register your ice hut, visit

Ottawa2017 is celebrating youth faces, spaces & accomplishments

#OttYouth2017 is a social media campaign that aims to showcase youth friendly faces, spaces, and accomplishments that have contributed significantly to the success of Ottawa. The campaign is run under the Ottawa Youth Engagement Committee (OYEC). OYEC is a youth run organization that aims to encourage youth engagement and to amplify youth voice and representation at the City. Youth can submit a photo and short story (maximum 200 words). 150+ stories will be chosen and displayed throughout the year. The top stories will receive a prize at the end of the campaign. For further details on the application process, visit Submission deadline is March 15, 2017.

Fitzroy Winter Carnival

Get out and enjoy winter fun at Fitzroy Harbour Winter Carnival, which runs from February 23 to 25 at the Fitzroy Community Centre. A detailed itinerary of events is posted on