Column: July 27, 2017

Free well water testing

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) makes it convenient for residents living on residential well systems to have their well water tested for free. OPH has established permanent sites across Ottawa where well owners can drop off their water samples and pick up new bottles for future testing. As part of this program, Ward 5 residents can drop off their water samples every Tuesday at one of these locations:

  • Carp Library, 3911 Carp Road, 10am to 8:30pm
  • Darvesh Grocery, 3084 Kinburn Side Road, 7am to 8pm
  • Dunrobin Meat and Grocery, 2808 Dunrobin Road, 7am to 8pm
  • Kinburn Client Service Centre, 5670 Carp Road, 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Lighthouse Restaurant, 655 Bayview Drive, 7am to 9:30pm

Learn to Sail at Kanata Sailing Club

At the Kanata Sailing Club (1610 Sixth Line Road), sharing their love of sailing with others is a cornerstone of the club and a key to its success. So it offers a wide selection of courses and clinics for kids, teenagers, adults and families. No matter what your level of ability or experience, Kanata Sailing Club is committed to seeing your learning experience being rewarding and fun.  

The club offers:

  • Adult and youth 16+ Learn-to-Sail Programs
  • Junior (Ages 6-15) Learn to Sail Programs
  • Family Learn-to-Sail Programs
  • Private lessons (available for non members)

For information about course dates and fees visit or email them at

Speeding on our roads

I am receiving numerous calls regarding speeding on our roads. As a reminder, residents need to contact the police directly at 613-236-1222 ext.7300. All complaints received by the police are entered into their system and tracked. This allows them to monitor and identify problem areas, so that enforcement may be assessed.

2017 Order of Ottawa & Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching

The Order of Ottawa recognizes the professional achievements and outstanding service of exceptional Ottawa residents. Any resident of Ottawa who has made a significant contribution in a professional capacity that has been of benefit to our community may be nominated. The Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching recognizes the contribution of an amateur coach who best exemplifies the qualities of leadership and commitment. If you know of a worthy Ward 5 resident, please consider nominating them!

For more information, including nomination forms and eligibility requirements, visit Deadline for submission is Friday, September 8.