Column: July 9, 2018

Public meeting – Communications in West Carleton-March

There is going to be a community meeting happening this evening to further discuss how news will be communicated in West Carleton-March. There will be some exciting news and everyone is encouraged to attend to learn how we can share local news, community events and local advertising. This meeting starts at 7pm tonight at the Kinburn Client Service Centre, at 5670 Carp Rd. Spread the word to your family and neighbours.

Drive-In Bingo in Carp

Drive-in Bingo is back again this summer at the Carp Fairgrounds on Wednesday evenings. Mark your calendars for July 11, July 25 and August 1. There will be a BBQ which will start at 6pm. Bingo begins at 7pm. Cost is $10 for a full sheet, or $5 for a single sheet.

14th Annual Carp Show n’ Shine

Carp Show n’ Shine is set for its 14th edition on Saturday, July 14 at the Carp Fairgrounds, 3790 Carp Rd. Registration is from 8am-11am and it is $10 per vehicle. The trophy presentations will take place after 1pm. There will be vehicles of all sorts: custom, classic, trucks, tractors, snowmobiles and more. For more information go to their Twitter account at @CarpShownShine.

4th Annual Abilities Centre Ottawa Golf Tournament

The 2018 edition of the Abilities Centre Ottawa golf tournament is set for September 14, 2018 at Irish Hills Golf & Country Club. Registration will start at 1pm with a shotgun start at 2pm. The tournament this year will be 9 holes only. Dinner will be served between 5:30 and 6pm with auction items and prizes. The cost is $75 for golf, cart and dinner. To attend dinner only the cost is $30 per plate. Register by August 10 to be entered for early bird prizes. For more information and to register go to http://abilitiescentreottawa.org.
 
The Abilities Centre Ottawa Board of Directors (which includes Ward 5’s own Todd Nicholson and Emily Glossop) are a dedicated group who want to bring to Ottawa a fully-integrated, inclusive, multi-purpose and accessible recreation facility designed to meet the needs of all individuals and families. The Abilities Centre Ottawa will meet an already pressing need in our region and will, in fact, prepare the city to address the needs of an increasing proportion of its population that will benefit from the recreational, training and rehabilitative services and programs that it is uniquely designed to deliver. Ottawa's Abilities Centre will be a community hub for healthy living where everyone is welcomed.

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.

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

Column: July 20, 2017

Property Standards By-Law review

Although a comprehensive review of the Property Standards By-law was completed in 2013, which resulted in a new and updated by-law, a few additional issues were raised as part of the By-law Review Strategy approved by Council in 2015. There is currently another review of this by-law which focuses on the following issues:

  • Lighting
  • safe passage (ice and snow maintenance)
  • fences
  • graffiti

More detailed information on the review, including a discussion document and an online survey that residents can complete, can be found on ottawa.ca. Residents have until July 24 to complete the survey. Final recommendations will be submitted to the Community and Protective Services Committee in August 2017.

Ottawa 2017 event - La Machine

Making its debut in North America as an Ottawa 2017 signature event, La Machine will captivate the public with its travelling urban theatre in the streets of downtown Ottawa. Wandering around in public spaces between July 27 to 30, giant spiders, dragons and more will roam through the heart of the capital. These creatures will live among us 24 hours a day over four days – if you are visiting downtown Ottawa, be on the look out! For more information visit ottawa2017.ca.

Abilities Centre 3rd Annual Golf Tournament

The Abilities Centre Ottawa Board of Directors is holding their 3rd Annual Golf Tournament on September 14 at the Canadian Golf and Country Club. Registration is now open at canadiangolfclub.com/collections/abilities-centre-ottawa.
 
The Abilities Centre Ottawa Board of Directors are a dedicated group who want to bring to Ottawa a fully-integrated, inclusive, multi-purpose and accessible recreation facility designed to meet the needs of all individuals and families. The Abilities Centre Ottawa will meet an already pressing need in our region and will, in fact, prepare the city to address the needs of an increasing proportion of its population that will benefit from the recreational, training and rehabilitative services and programs that it is uniquely designed to deliver.  Ottawa's Abilities Centre, now in the preliminary stages of development, will be a community hub for healthy living where everyone is welcomed. The proceeds of this annual tournament will support the operational costs in the development stage of this project. For more information on this project go to abilitiescentreottawa.org.