Column: May 22, 2018

Community Information Session: Kanata Highlands Urban Expansion Area

On Tuesday, May 29, the City of Ottawa and Richcraft are hosting an information session to present and discuss the preferred concept plan design for the development of the Kanata Highlands Urban Expansion Area. The session is being held at the Mlacak Community Centre, 2500 Campeau Drive. It will run from 6pm to 8pm, with a presentation at 7pm. The purpose this session is to present the Preferred Concept Plan for development of the lands at 820 Huntmar Drive. The Preferred Concept Plan proposes boundaries for future development and environmental protection, as well as the location of stormwater management facilities and municipal parkland. A question and answer period with City staff and Richcraft’s consultant team will follow the presentation. This study will inform an Official Plan Amendment to re-designate these lands to General Urban Area. For more information, visit or contact Robin van de Lande at 613-580-2424 ext. 43011,

Constance Bay Community Market back for another season

This year, the Constance Bay Community Market (located at 205 Bayview Drive) will host four markets offering the full market experience with vendors selling a variety of products and services, such fresh vegetables and fruit, honey, maple syrup, jams, jellies, pickles, baked goods, bath and body products, handcrafted gifts, clothing, and decor as well as ready to eat food. You can expect the same great social venue as last year – Barking Barista coffee will be available for purchase, local community groups will be on site sharing their initiatives, and hopefully entertainment as well. The markets will be held on June 16, July 21, August 18 and September 15, with special markets celebrating Thanksgiving being held on October 6 and Christmas on December 1. In addition, the market is planning a series of mini markets when the regular full market is not being held. These markets will make it possible for food producers to provide the community with local produce when it’s freshest, and will feature offerings such as fresh produce, honey, preserves and home baked goods made with local ingredients. For more information go to their website at

City of Ottawa Careers Showcase

The City of Ottawa is hosting a special career showcase on Friday, June 8, from 9am to 1pm, at Ottawa City Hall’s Jean Pigott Place: “Connections: Showcase.”

Over the next five years, the City of Ottawa will see 30 per cent of its workforce either retiring or being eligible to retire. As a result, the City wants to connect with the community to promote its respectful, inclusive and collaborative work environment, making it a workplace of choice. The event will feature information booths where visitors can come and meet representatives from all of the City’s departments to learn about the various career choices and areas of expertise. In addition, people can register for and attend several helpful employment workshops, such as:

  • How to create an online profile and apply for positions on
  • Learn effective resume writing and interview skills
  • Hear from employees from diverse backgrounds as well as local community members.

Since available spaces at the workshops are limited, people are encouraged to reserve their spot at

People planning to attend are reminded that hard copy resumes will not be accepted at the event. However, people who are planning to attend the online profile development workshop can bring a listing of their experience on a USB stick to assist them in creating their profile.