Column: April 18, 2019

Quyon Ferry open for the season

The Quyon Ferry is open for season. On the Ontario side, the ferry is located at 5692 Ferry Road. On the Quebec side, it’s located at 3 Ferry Road, Quyon. For more information on the ferry, including schedules and contact information, go to www.quyonferry.com.

Rural Economic Development Strategy

At the Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee (ARAC) on April 4, the Committee received the 2019 work plan for the City’s Planning, Infrastructure & Economic Development Department, outlining their key initiatives for the year ahead. As part of this Report, ARAC heard about a planned Rural Economic Development Strategy & Action Plan. The department is preparing to develop the strategy, which will help identify opportunities to support and stimulate rural economic growth and build Ottawa’s rural assets. This action plan will identify how and when the opportunities identified in the strategy will be delivered. This action plan was subsequently tabled at the City Council meeting on April 10 and was officially approved. As this strategy and action plan develops, there will be opportunities to provide input. As Chair of ARAC, I will be very involved with this initiative and will make sure to keep rural residents informed every step of the way.

Sidewalk Rehabilitation in Carp

The City of Ottawa has begun work on some sidewalk rehabilitation in Carp. A rehabilitation of approximately 530 metres of sidewalk on Donald B. Munro Drive South, from Langstaff Drive to Farmridge Avenue, is set to begin later this year. Design work is currently underway and the actual construction schedule will begin sometime this summer or fall. A Notice of Construction will be delivered to local residents prior to the commencement of any construction activities. For further information about this project, contact the City’s Project Manager: René Monast, 613-580-2424 ext. 23161, rene.monast@ottawa.ca.

Happy Easter

Make sure to take a look at the “Ward Events” section of my website at eliel-chantiry.ca. There are a number of Easter events happening throughout the ward.

My wife Maha and I want to wish everyone a wonderful Easter holiday. Enjoy your time with family, friends and neighbours.

Column: April 13, 2017

Mayor’s Rural Expo and Food Aid Day – Save the Date

This year, the Mayor’s Annual Rural Expo and Food Aid Day is taking place at City Hall on Friday, June 2. Come check out rural vendors and displays, and stay for a BBQ lunch with burgers cooked by the Works restaurant. There will be live entertainment, a celebrity milking contest and petting zoo on site.

If you are a rural artisan, farmer or represent a unique rural destination are interested in setting up a free vendor booth to sell or promote your services at the Rural Expo please contact the Rural Affairs Office at ruralaffairs@ottawa.ca or telephone Geraldine Wildman, 613-580-2424 ext. 27815.

This event raises funds in support of the Ottawa Food Bank while providing a forum to showcase all of the unique features of rural Ottawa within the downtown core.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Order of Ottawa and the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching

The Order of Ottawa recognizes the professional achievements and outstanding service of exceptional Ottawa residents. This prestigious civic award honours up to 15 of Ottawa’s most deserving individuals each year. The Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching recognizes the contribution of an amateur coach who best exemplifies the qualities of leadership and commitment that have been the hallmarks of Brian Kilrea’s career.

Nominations for both awards may be completed online at ottawa.ca/orderofottawa or by completing a nomination form available at your local community centre, public library or any Client Service Centre. The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 8.

Easter holiday schedule changes

There will be some changes to City services for Good Friday (April 14) and Easter Monday (April 17). Of note, there will be no curbside green bin, recycling and garbage collection on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Good Friday’s pick-up will take place on Saturday, April 15 and Easter Monday’s pick-up will take place on Tuesday, April 18. In addition, the collection of green bin, recycling materials and garbage will be delayed by one day for the week of April 17.  A detailed listing of all changes to services can be found on ottawa.ca.

Happy Easter

Check out the “Ward Events” section on eliel-chantiry.ca for a listing of some great Easter events taking place this weekend.

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter!

Column: March 26, 2015

Rural well-water testing drop-off schedule

Ottawa Public Health has established permanent sites across the City where well owners can drop off their water samples and pick up new bottles for future testing. As part of this improved program, Ward 5 residents can drop off their water samples every Tuesday at one of the locations noted below. For further questions, visit ottawa.ca/wellwatertesting.

  • Carp Library, 3911 Carp Rd., 10am-8pm
  • Darvesh Grocery, 3084 Kinburn Side Rd., 7am-8pm
  • Dunrobin Meat & Grocery, 2808 Dunrobin Rd., 7am-8pm
  • Kinburn Client Service Centre, 5670 Carp Rd., 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Lighthouse Restaurant, 655 Bayview Dr., 7am-9:30pm

Spring Cleaning the Capital campaign

Early bird registration for the 22nd Annual Spring Cleaning the Capital campaign is now open! Participants can register their cleanup projects by calling 3-1-1 or by using the easy online registration form available at ottawa.ca/clean. This is a great opportunity for families, friends and neighbours to work together on community cleanup. It’s also an excellent way for high school students to earn their community volunteer hours. If you are planning a cleaning project and would like my help, give my office a call - I'm always happy to lend a helping hand!

Easter break means schedule changes

Please note that there will be schedule changes regarding City of Ottawa services during the Easter holiday on April 3 (Good Friday) and April 6 (Easter Monday). Of note, there will be no curbside green bin, recycling or garbage collection on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Good Friday’s pick up will take place on Saturday, April 4 and Easter Monday’s pick up will take place on Tuesday, April 7. In addition, the collection of green bin, recycling materials and garbage will be delayed by one day for the week of April 6. A full listing of changes can be found on ottawa.ca.

Happy Easter

For a listing of some great Easter events and activities for the whole family this Easter season, make sure to check out the “Ward Events” noted on eliel-chantiry.ca. Wishing everyone a wonderful Easter!