Column: July 6, 2017

Garbage & recycling collection calendars

Hard copies of the new garbage/recycling collection calendars are available for pick up at my ward office, 5670 Carp Rd. The new calendar covers June 2017 to May 2018. The City of Ottawa’s website has a useful online tool available where residents can:

•    view, download and print the collection calendar
•    sign up for email, phone or twitter reminders
•    upload to your personal calendar (Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook, iCal)
•    request a calendar be mailed to your home.

For more information visit

Open air fires – Don’t forget your permit

Prior to setting an open air fire, residents are required to get a burn permit and should contact Ottawa Fire Services at 613-580-2880 to confirm that a fire ban is not in effect. The West Carleton Client Service Centre, at 5670 Carp Road, issues Open Air Fire Permits on Wednesdays from 8:30am-4:30pm. Permits and can also be obtained at the Carp Fire Station, 475 Donald B. Munro Drive, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8:30am-4pm, 613-580-2424, ext. 32260. For more information about open air fire permits and regulations, please refer to the Burn Permit webpage at

Green Acres Reforestation Program

The Green Acres Reforestation Program is looking for empty, idle fields to transform into thriving, green woodlands. If you have a minimum of one acre of suitable land and are interested in planting at least 500 trees, call 613-692-3571 or 1-800-267-3504 ext. 1175. The Green Acres Program can help with:

•    customized planting plans
•    free onsite technical advice
•    site preparation
•    ordering, handling and planting of trees
•    everything needed to make your tree planting project a success
•    signification subsidies available on all projects

Rural Root Theatre Fundraiser

Murder at Cafe Noir is a murder mystery dinner theatre staged by the Rural Root Theatre Company at the Carp Agricultural Hall, 3790 Carp Rd. It will run Friday, July 7, Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9. Doors open at 6:30pm on Friday and Saturday. Show starts at 7:15pm. On Sunday, doors will open at 1pm with the show starting at 1:30pm. Tickets are $40 each and include a three-course meal. All proceeds go towards the flood relief effort in West Carleton. Tickets can be purchased by calling 613-618-9789 or via