Marianne Wilkinson

Councillor, Kanata North


EVENTS

Upcoming City and Community Meetings, Events and Public Information Sessions:


IN THE NEWS

City and Community news and and events, my newspaper column, Public Service Announcements and much more:


Address Changes

As some of you are aware when the city amalgamated in the year 2001 there were a number of streets that had the same or similar name and some in Kanata had duplicate house numbers.   This can be very confusing for residents as well as emergency personnel when they receive calls.  To try and alleviate this issue the city has been changing the street names of streets when there are two or more the same in the city.  In Kanata North the streets involved are Beaverbrook Lane and Beaverbrook Road; Varley Drive and Varley Lane; Leacock Drive, Leacock Way and Leacock Lane and Casson Way.  Residents involved are being contacted to get their suggestions for names or be advised if the changes are more minor.  New names must not be duplicates of existing street names. Changes that have already been made include replacing the Richardson Side road from March to Carling to Teron (as an extension to existing Teron Road) and ending Teron at Campeau (formerly the part of Campeau from Teron to March was also called Teron).


2017 Kanata North Temporary Traffic Calming Treatment Locations

APPROVED LOCATIONS

Beaverbrook Road – Speed Pavement Marking
Brady Avenue (between Old Second Line Road and Ipswich Terrace) – Flex Stake
Fletcher Circle (between Torbec Avenue and Keyrock Drive) – Slow Pavement Marking
Goulbourn Forced Road (near St. Gabriel School) -School/Ecole Pavement Marking
Halton Terrace (near Jack Donohue Public School) – School/Ecole
Halton Terrace (near Kanata Public Elementary School) – School/Ecole
Insmill Crescent – SLOW Pavement Marking
Ipswich Terrace – Speed Pavement Marking
Kanata Avenue Drive (near All Saints High School) – School/Ecole Pavement Marking
Keyrock Drive (near St. Gabriel School) – School/Ecole Pavement Marking
Klondike Road (between March Road and Marconi Avenue) – School/Ecole Pavement Marking
Leacock Drive (near Stephen Leacock Public School) – School/Ecole Pavement Marking
Marconi Avenue (near Kinghorn Crescent North) – Speed Pavement Marking
Maxwell Bridge Road (near Windance Crescent West) – Speed Pavement Marking
Penfield Drive (at both entrances points) – Speed Pavement Marking
Penfield Drive (near Roland Michener Public School) – School/Ecole Pavement Marking
Sherk Crescent – Speed Pavement Marking
Shirley’s Brook Drive (at both entrance points) – Speed Pavement Marking
The Parkway (near Earl of March Secondary School) – School/Ecole Pavement Marking
Varley Drive (near Georges Vanier Catholic School) – School/Ecole Pavement Marking
Varley Drive (near W. Erskine Johnston Public School) – School/Ecole Pavement Marking
Walden Drive (near Saint-Rémi Catholic Elementary School) – School/Ecole Pavement Marking
Walden Drive – add one flex stake South of Leverton
 

PENDING LOCATIONS

Goldridge Drive (between Blackdome Crescent and Stikine Drive)
Goldridge Drive (between Kanata Avenue and Insmill Crescent East)
Huntsville Drive (near Wallaceburg Court)
Insmill Crescent
McKinley Drive
Penrith Street
Terry Fox Drive (near Kanata Highlands Public School)
Varley Drive


Wildlife Speaker Series, Coexistence Through Understanding and Respect

Thursday, April 6 at 6pm, 101 Centrepointe Drive

Kanata North is a satellite community that includes extensive amounts of green space and wetlands. In the latest in the Wildlife Speaker Series, Michael Runtz with Carleton University will be speaking about coexisting with wildlife through understanding and respect. The night starts at 6pm with a Wildlife Expo, followed by the presentation at 7pm.

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Kanata-Carleton Cultural Festival – Get involved

Cultural Festival for Newsletter Final

Come out to celebrate Canada’s 150th at a full-day, free festival, packed with a line-up of performances, displays and activities by the area’s local talent, all with Canadian themed music and art!  Bring your family and friends to experience diverse cultural youth groups from the western area of Ottawa, as they showcase their talents at the Earl of March Secondary School Auditorium and on Sandwell Green Park which will be alive with entertainment, displays, artwork and activities throughout the day time, and live performances on the outdoor stage. 

Save the Date – May 27th, all day, indoor and outdoor venues. Check out their website www.kanatacarletonculturalfestival.ca

VOLUNTEER – Help make history by volunteering for this unique celebration of Canada’s 150th , the first of its kind the western Ottawa region. See details online.

PERFORM –Local performing groups are invited to join in the entertainment line-up on the outdoor stage at Sandwell Green Park, along with family activities taking place from 10 am to 6 pm. Submit an application online asap.

INFO-BOOTHS – Reserve an info-booth at Sandwell Green Park to showcase your organization to over 3000 attendees throughout the day. (No selling permitted.) Reserve your space online.

Find details on how to get involved go to www.kanatacarletonculturalfestival.ca


OC Transpo Equipass now available

Eligible residents can now apply for OC Transpo’s EquiPass, which provides a lower-priced transit option for individuals or families who live on low incomes. The pass is priced at $57 per month, which will save a single adult up to $681 each year. The EquiPass is only available to eligible customers upon completing an application form. Applications can be downloaded from octranspo.com or picked up in person at all OC Transpo Customer Service Centres, City of Ottawa Client Service Centres, Ottawa Public Libraries, Social Support Centres, and from many community partner locations.


PUBLIC CONSULTATION: BAYSHORE TO MOODIE BRT TO LRT CONVERSION ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

March 22, 2017 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Presentation at 7:00 p.m.
Maki House Community Centre, 19 Leeming Drive

The purpose of this meeting is to: 

  • Present recommendations to convert the West Transitway Extension from a BRT system to LRT, review plans for grade separation at Holly Acres, enhance connectivity to light rail and explore the feasibility of having a Light Maintenance Storage Facility (LMSF) beyond Bayshore Station
  • Provide background information on the expanded bus facilities at Bayshore in the event that Bayshore is the terminus of the Confederation Line in the interim
  • Engage with the public in the Bayshore to Moodie corridor to get feedback on the plans

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Opioid Drug Situation

This issue is something we all need to be concerned about as it is taking the lives of our youth. The community meeting that was held on February 27 confirmed we need information and action. We know parents want to help their kids and need support. The drugs being sold illegally can contain a lethal amount of fentanyl as the amounts vary from pill to pill – so even one pill can be life threatening. Ottawa Public Health has a lot of good information on how to talk with your kids on this issue and other departments, such as the Paramedics along with community groups and churches are working on awareness campaign to inform youth and their parents on the dangers of this drug. Parent Groups are also being set up, led by Sean O’Leary and additional funding sought from the province to increase treatment options.
We want to remind you to talk to the youth you know and if you see any suspicious drug related activity report it to the police.  It is all of our responsibility.
Overdose for newsletter


Winter weather advisory March 15th and Roads Services preparations

From Director of Roads Services:

Environment Canada Special Weather Statement is still in effect

Weather conditions 

  • Snow continues to fall over the City and will remain steady through the early afternoon, where flurries continue into the evening.   
  • 15 – 20 cm of snow accumulation is reported in various areas of the City. We expect another 5 cm before the storm departs the area this evening.
  • Heavy winds continue to affect road conditions throughout the City causing blowing snow and visibility issues.

Forecasted conditions

  • Snow will persist through mid day today and with flurries into the early evening. The afternoon commute will be snow covered and slippery.
  • Temperature today: High -6C today, low tonight -14C with a wind chill of -22C.
  • Winds from the northwest at 30 km/h gusting to 50 km/h causing blowing snow, local drifting, visibility concerns which will persist through Thursday.

City preparations

Residents are advised to exercise patience and caution through the remainder of this snow event.  Staff are monitoring weather forecasts and will be patrolling roads throughout the event.

  • A residential street plow run commenced this morning, staff are monitoring and will deploy other resources into residential streets as they become available.
  • We continue to plow and salt the priority road and sidewalk network and have night shift staff scheduled for 7pm to continue plowing and salting the road and sidewalk network.
  • We have deployed all plowing resources over the remainder of the transportation network, dead ends, cul de sacs, bus stops, and activated signals.
  • The afternoon commute will be affected as we can expect snow covered conditions this afternoon with the lingering snow/flurries and windy conditions.
  • Clean up of snow windrows left behind by road plowing, private contractors on all sidewalks, intersections and site lines will continue through Thursday and Friday as part of the regular cleanup process from a large event.

We will continue to provide operational updates as weather conditions change and the event progresses.


Kanata North Community Recognition Awards 2017

Nominate a deserving individual/couple or organization for a Community Recognition Award.  Nominees must either reside in and/or have done volunteer or charitable efforts to benefit Kanata North.

Click here to download a copy of the form or complete the form below the instructions.
Please also download and print the colour poster and post a copy at your office, church etc.

The nomination categories include the following:

Citizen of the Year – An individual who has exemplified community spirit and throughout the years has demonstrated what it means to be a true community builder. This individual has continually gone out of their way to be actively involved and participate within our community. This individual resides and/or completed their volunteer work in Kanata North.

Senior Citizen of the Year – An individual or couple age 65 or older who has made a significant and long-standing contribution to our community. This individual or couple has been continually committed to giving back to the community over the years. They have demonstrated selflessness and the utmost interest in bettering the community. This individual resides and/or completed their volunteer work in Kanata North.

Youth of the Year – An individual age 19 or younger who has contributed to the community through leadership, volunteer services, peer support, emergency situation response, or is someone who has overcome a personal challenge. This individual has taken on the role of being an example for other youth in the community, and will continue to grow to become a leader of tomorrow. This individual resides and/or attends school or an extra-curricular activity in Kanata North.

Organization of the Year – A non-profit organization, community group, service, club, or business that has demonstrated social responsibility, and continues to enhance the well-being of the community through volunteer or charitable efforts. Nominees in this category may be of any organizational size, are located in and/or benefit Kanata North.

How to Submit a Completed Nomination Form

  • Completing the online form below,
  • Drop off at the Kanata North Ward Office, Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau Drive,
  • Mail to Councillor Wilkinson, City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 1J1,
  • Fax to 613,580-2514, or
  • Email to KanataNorth@Ottawa.ca.

Submissions must be received on or before May 11th, 2017.

Thank you for your nomination. We appreciate you recognizing those who have made a significant contribution to Kanata North.


Winter weather advisory March 14th and Roads Services preparations

From Director of Roads Services:

Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement

Weather conditions

  • Light snow this morning, snow will intensify over the noon hour today and remain steady through to the morning commute on Wednesday.   
  • 15 – 20 cm of snow accumulation is expected with this event once it departs the area late Wednesday.
  • This snow event will bring heavy winds causing blowing snow and visibility issues.

Forecasted conditions

  • A snow event that will persist through today, overnight and into Wednesday morning before changing to flurries Wednesday afternoon.
  • Temperature today: High -8C today, low tonight -11C with a wind chill of -21C.
  • Winds from the northeast at 30 km/h gusting to 50 km/h causing blowing snow and visibility concerns.

City preparations

Residents are advised to exercise patience and caution through this snow event.  Staff are monitoring weather forecasts and will be patrolling roads throughout the event.

  • We are prepared to plow and salt the priority road and sidewalk network at the onset of the snow event and have night shift staff scheduled for 7pm to continue plowing and salting the road and sidewalk network.
  • We will deploy plowing resources over the remainder of the transportation network as necessary as the weather or road conditions change. Plowing of residential streets will be determined based on timing of accumulations rates.
  • The afternoon commute will be affected as we can expect snow covered conditions this afternoon. We also expect the Wednesday morning commute to be snow covered and slippery with the intensity of this snow storm.

We will continue to provide operational updates as weather conditions change and the event progresses.


Meetings at City Hall Mar 6 – Mar 10

All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted. For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts or visit ottawa.ca/agendas, or call 3-1-1.

 Finance and Economic Development Committee Tuesday, March 7, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • 2016 Statement of Remuneration, Benefits & Expenses Paid to Members of Council and Council Appointees
  • Disposition of 2016 Tax and Rate Supported Operating Surplus / Deficit
  • Disposal of 1463 Prince of Wales Drive to The Boys and Girls Club
  • Update – Revitalization of the Byward and Parkdale Markets Project and Amendments to Parkdale Market Program By-law 2008-448 and Byward Market Program By-law 2008-449

Ottawa Public Library Board Meeting – Tuesday, March 7, 5 p.m., Champlain Room

City Council Meeting – Wednesday, March 8, 10 a.m., Andrew S. Haydon Hall


Winter Weather Advisory Monday March 6

From Director of Roads Services:

Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning

Weather conditions 

  • Freezing rain starting at approx. 5 pm today, possibly mixed with ice pellets.   
  • 0 mm of ice accretion is expected from late afternoon Monday through the morning commute on Tuesday
  • Forecasted conditions:
    • A freezing rain event that will persist through tonight and overnight into tomorrow before changing to rain
    • Temperature today: High -2C today with temperatures rising to 3C by morning
    • Winds becoming east at 20 km/h
  • Periods of freezing rain changing to rain in the morning on Tuesday March 7 with a High of 9C

City preparations

 Residents are advised to exercise patience and caution through this freezing rain event.  Staff are monitoring weather forecasts and will be patrolling roads throughout the event.

  • We are prepared to plow/scrape and salt the priority road and sidewalk network at the onset of the freezing rain event and have night shift staff scheduled for 7pm to continue plowing and salting the road and sidewalk network.
  • We will deploy plowing/scraping resources over the remainder of the transportation network as necessary as the weather or road conditions change.
  • The afternoon commute maybe affected as we can expect slippery conditions late this afternoon. We also expect the Tuesday morning commute to be wet, slushy and slippery.

We will continue to provide operational updates as weather conditions change and the event progresses.


Public Meeting about counterfeit drugs with Public Health, Ottawa Police, School Boards and more

Local City Councillors are holding a public meeting on Monday Feb 27th at 6:30 pm at the Kanata Recreation Centre on the serious drug issue that has taken the lives of several Kanata teens. Public Health, Police, School Boards and more will be there to outline what is available, how to get the help you need, gaps in services available etc. Come out to learn, to question and to help move forward with solutions. Contact me at Marianne.wilkinson@ottawa.ca for more information.


Meetings at City Hall Feb 27 – Mar 3

All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted. For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts or visit ottawa.ca/agendas, or call 3-1-1.

Ottawa Police Services Board – Monday, February 27, 4 p.m., Champlain Room

  • Chief’s Verbal Report
  • Review of Board Policies & Response to Outstanding Motion M-16-01: Board Committee Review
  • Information Management and Information Technology Roadmap and Implementation: Contract Approval
  • Canadian Association of Police Governance: 2017 Membership Renewal
  • 2016 – 2018 Business Plan:  Semi-Annual Report
  • Workforce Management Report: Fourth Quarter 2016
  • Positive Workplace: 2016 Annual Report
  • Ottawa Police Service Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Status Report
  • Outstanding Board Inquiries & Motions: February 2017
  • Letters of Commendation

Planning Committee – Tuesday, February 28, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Planning Services 2016 Year-End Report and 2017-2018 Work Program
  • Delegation of Authority – Plan of Subdivision Arterial and Major Collector Road Modifications
  • Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-Law Amendment – Part of 300 Goulbourn Forced Road
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 175 Main Street (North Village)
  • Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendments – 333, 343, 347 Preston Street and 17 Aberdeen Street

Transportation Committee – Wednesday, March 1, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Ministry of Transportation Presentation – Proposed Eastbound On-Ramp Closure at Highway 417 and Carling Avenue Westbound
  • Ottawa Pedestrian Plan Mid-Term Review
  • Ottawa Cycling Plan Mid-Term Review
  • New Right of Way Patio Program and Evaluation of Streetside Spots Pilot Program
  • All Way Stop Control at the Intersection of Strasbourg Street and Chinian Street and All Way Stop Control at the intersection of Gerry Lalonde Drive and Chinian Street


CPO Speaker Series

The Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2016 focused for the first time ever on family violence.  The report,Public Health in Canada 2016:  A Focus on Family Violence in Canada”  outlines the important health consequences of all aspects of violence in the family including partner assault, child abuse and elder abuse.  Come and learn more about this important data and be introduced to a new way of thinking, with a health lens, on this important safety issue.   To round out the dialogue, the keynote speaker will be followed by some examples of local programming that are reaching out to prevent violence.

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Theresa Tam, Interim Chief Public Health Officer, presenting:Public Health in Canada 2016:  A Focus on Family Violence in Canada.”

Local respondent panel:

  • Erin Leigh, Executive Director, Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women;
  • Denise Hébert, Manager of Healthy Babies and Healthy Children program, Ottawa Public Health (OPH)
  • Conny Menger, Regional Consultant Eastern Ontario, Elder Abuse Ontario

Chair:

Dr. Isra Levy, Medical Officer of Health, OPH

Welcoming Remarks:

Councillor Shad Qadri, Chair of the Board of both OPH and CPO

When:
Friday, March 10, 2017 from 9:30 to 12:00 noon
Coffee at 9:30 a.m., program begins at 10:00 a.m.

Where:
City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West

Andrew Haydon Hall (Council Chambers)

R.S.V.P. to Crime Prevention Ottawa at cpo@ottawa.ca or 613-580-2424 ext. 25393.


Dangers from street drugs

A Kanata family has lost a lovely young women, 14 year old Chloe Kotval, from a drug overdose.  Dr. Levy, Ottawa’s Medical Officer, has told me that illicicit fentanyl in counterfeit pills are made to look like prescription drugs, but they are deadly and they can be obtained on Kanata streets.   Please talks to your teenagers and make them aware of overdose issues.  Information can be found at www.StopOverdoseOttawa.ca  and do attend sessions that will be held to provide more information.


Light Rail Coming Closer

Last week the City presented the implementation report on phase 2 of the LRT project which extends LRT to Moodie Drive.  This is good news for Kanata as it moves LRT a little closer to our community.  With the Environmental Assessment now getting underway to determine the route to Canadian Tire Place we are moving to obtaining the information to get phase 3, LRT to at least Terry Fox Station moved forward.  Construction to Moodie will be complete in 2023 and that’s when we need to be ready to start the next phase and finally get Kanata connected into the LRT system.

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Update from September 8, 2016:
The City has received confirmation that 57 projects related to transit and active transportation have been considered eligible by the Federal and Provincial governments for funding. The federal contribution, based on 50% partnership with the City, is $155.9M. Three of the projects are in the Kanata North area. These are

1) Kanata LRT Extension- Environmental Assessment. This is the previously announced study to determine the route for light rail transit from Bayshore to Canadian Tire Place.

2) Two Cycle Links, one at Carling at March Rd and 3) the other at Herzberg at March. These will improve commuter access to the Kanata North Business Park and Eagleson Park and Ride. Further information will be provided as details are made known.


Feb 16 Winter Weather Advisory Update by Roads Services

Winter Weather Advisory Update

Thursday February 16, 2017

Weather conditions

  • Light snow ending late this afternoon with 2 cm of accumulations expected today. Winds today at 20 km/h gusting to 40 km/h causing local blowing snow and some visibility issues.

Roads are snow covered to bare in many locations, sidewalks are snow covered and slippery, please exercise caution as we have all available resources plowing/snow blowing sidewalks and bus stops.

  • Temperatures presently at – 8 C with a high of – 3 C today. Low overnight – 13 C.

City Operations

Residents are advised to exercise patience and caution as they move through the City transportation network. Some delays are to be expected for the Thursday morning commute with snow covered roads and blowing conditions. Staff are monitoring weather forecasts and are patrolling roads and will deploy and make changes to plowing resources over the transportation network as necessary as the weather or road conditions change. 

City contracts have been exercised for snow removal throughout the City. City staffed snow removal crews are being deployed from the various maintenance yards across the City on snow removal.

Staff are presently deployed and continue to plow and salt the priority road and sidewalk network. Night shift staff will be in for 7 pm to continue the plowing and salting of the road and sidewalk network along with snow removal crews through the overnight. 

We will continue to provide operational updates as weather conditions change or road condition changes.


Message from the WOCRC – councilling support is available

“I am reaching out on behalf of the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre, in light of the recent tragedy that has occurred in our community. We would like to ensure that our local schools and community agencies are aware that we are here and ready to support youth and families who may be in need of counselling services, resources, or referrals. Our team is equipped with professional counsellors and child and youth counsellors who have years of experience and work from a trauma informed approach.

If you are referring youth or families to our services, we ask (if possible) that clients share with us that they are reaching out in light of the recent tragedy so that we can streamline the urgency of the appointments and do our best to see them as soon as possible.

If you are looking for more information about our counselling services here is the direct website link: https://www.wocrc.ca/programs/counselling-services. For further information or to schedule an appointment please call 613-591-3686 and ask to speak to a counsellor.

In addition to scheduled appointments we do offer crisis walk-in appointments. Currently our walk-in appointments are scheduled as follows:

Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday-Friday*: 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
*No walk-in hours on Wednesdays

Additionally, if there is any other way we can support you, please feel free to be in touch and we can look at how we can adapt our services to better meet the needs of our community.”


2017 Kanata-Carleton Cultural Festival

save-the-date2Arts and Cultural Groups in Kanata-Carleton welcome the community to join in the first cultural festival in the area and to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday! The Festival’s Steering Committee is well on its way to organizing what will be a wonderful festival for the Western part of Ottawa. This unique full-day, free festival will be packed with a lineup of performances, displays and activities provided by the area’s local talent, all with Canadian-themed music and art! The event will culminate in a spectacular evening concert including; the Kanata Choral Society, Kanata Symphony, Kanata Theatre, Goulbourn Male Chorus, West Ottawa Ladies Chorus, Kanata Concert Band, CFUW Guitar Groovers and the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers.

Contact me if you wish to perform at the event or to volunteer.  Students can get their community hours while enjoying this event!  

You can pick up a copy of the 2017 ARTS IN KANATA-CARLETON at libraries, Ward Offices and major community facilities west of the Greenbelt for details about this special 2017 event.  Click here to read the booklet online or to save a copy.

The website http://www.kanatacarletonculturalfestival.ca will launch soon with detailed information on the Festival.


Meetings at City Hall this week

All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted.

For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts or visit ottawa.ca/agendas, or call 3-1-1.

Ottawa Police Services Board – Policy & Governance Committee – Monday, February 13, 11:00 a.m. Honeywell Room

  • Review of Board Policies & Response to Outstanding Motion M-16-01:  Board Committee Review
  • Board Performance Review
  • Board Performance Evaluation Tool

Ottawa Police Services Board – Finance and Audit Committee – Monday, February 13 1 p.m. Honeywell Room

  • Information Management / Information Technology (IM/IT) Roadmap
  • 4th Quarter Financial Report Update

Ottawa Board of Health – Monday, February 13, 4:15- 4:30 p.m., Caucus Room – Education session for Board Members – Baby Friendly Initiatives

5 p.m., Champlain Room

  • Confirmation of Chair and Vice-Chair
  • Chair of the Board of Health Verbal Report
  • Medical Officer of Health Verbal Report
  • 2014 – 2018 Mid-Term Governance Review – Ottawa Board of Health
  • Advancing Healthy Public Policy – Towards a Culture of Alcohol Moderation
  • 2016 Operating Budget Year-End Results – Board of Health for the City of Ottawa Health Unit Status Report
  • Ottawa Board of Health Public Health Funding and Accountability Agreement 2016 Year-End Results
  • Attendance at the Association of Local Public Health Agencies’ (Alpha) 2017 Board of Health Winter Symposium
  • Information Previously Distributed: Federal Government Proposed Healthy Eating Strategy; Public Health Support to Basic Income Guarantee – Update; Ottawa Overdose Prevention and Response Task Force – Update; Audit of the Emergency Preparedness and Response for Health Services – Operational Review

Planning Committee – Tuesday, February 14, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Armstrong Street Study: Community Vision Document and Suffix –C Holding Symbol
  • Revision to Cardinal Creek Village Concept Plan
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 2001 Carling Avenue
  • Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-Law Amendment – Part of 255 Kanata Avenue
  • Comparative Analysis of Residential Development Ratios in the City of Ottawa, 2015 Update

Ottawa Public Library Board Meeting – Tuesday, February 14, 5 p.m., Champlain Room

Community and Protective Services Committee – Thursday, February 16, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Vehicle-For-Hire By-Law – Verbal Update
  • Status Update – Community and Protective Services Committee Inquiries and Motions – for the Period Ending February 9, 2017
  • Commemorative Naming Proposal – W.J. Bell Rotary Peace Park
  • Commemorative Naming Proposal – Silas Bradley Park
  • Accountability Agreements With the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)
  • Sale of Land – Part of 31 Beaver Ridge
  • Vehicle-For-Hire By-Law – Administration – Extension of Time for Taxi Plate


Winter weather advisory February 8th and Roads Services preparations

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Weather conditions

Flurries or rain showers this morning

  • Temperature dropping through the day (low of -21 c tonight)
  • Winds expected to remain strong through the day shifting from the south to the north

City preparations

Residents are advised to exercise patience and caution.  Crews have been working through the night to clear all arterial roadways and sidewalks.

The arterial roadway network is bare to slushy conditions.

All available resources have been deployed to clear the roadway, sidewalk and bus stop network.

We will continue to provide operational updates as weather conditions change and the event progresses.


Winter weather advisory Feb7th and Roads Services preparations

Winter Weather Advisory

 Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning

 Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Weather conditions

 Flurries and snow this afternoon and overnight (up to 8cm)

  • High winds originating from the east (gusting to over 60km/hr)
  • Snow is predicted to change to a wintery mix of ice pellets/freezing rain and rain late Tuesday, continuing into Wednesday morning
  • The type of precipitation may vary depending on temperature
  • Temperatures are expected to rise above the freezing point overnight and plummet back down well below freezing through the day on Wednesday

City preparations

Residents are advised to exercise patience and caution.  Staff are monitoring weather forecasts and are patrolling roads and will continue to patrol roads throughout the event.

Staff are  plowing and salting the priority road and sidewalk network and will continue to plow and salt  overnight and throughout Wednesday, as required.  We will deploy plowing resources over the remainder of the transportation network as necessary as the weather or road conditions change.

We will continue to provide operational updates as weather conditions change and the event progresses.


Winter weather advisory February 6th and Roads Services preparations

Winter Weather Advisory

Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning, the special weather statement ended

Monday, February 6, 2017

Weather conditions

 Flurries and snow this afternoon and overnight (up to 5cm)

  • Snow is predicted to change to a wintery mix of ice pellets/freezing rain and rain mid to late Tuesday, continuing into Wednesday
  • The type of precipitation may vary depending on temperature

City preparations

 Residents are advised to exercise patience and caution.  Staff are monitoring weather forecasts and are patrolling roads and will continue to patrol roads throughout the event.

Staff are starting to plow and salt the priority road and sidewalk network and will continue to plow and salt  overnight and throughout Tuesday and Wednesday, as required.  We will deploy plowing resources over the remainder of the transportation network as necessary as the weather or road conditions change.

We will continue to provide operational updates as weather conditions change and the event progresses.

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Chad Findlay
Area Manager, Roads Services


Woodlot tree removal &rehab: Beaverpond, Kimmins Crt, Marconi

Update: The Marconi section of tree removal has been delayed until 2018 due to soft soil condition.

Removal timing: Winter, 2017
Removal areas: all dead/dying trees are to be removed from the areas highlighted in pink on the maps below.
Removal method: mechanized (feller buncher and skidder).
Park access: for public safety reasons, identified areas of the park will be closed to the public during the tree removal operations.

Site preparation timing (debris/brush clean-up, invasive species control, etc): Spring, 2017
Maintained areas of the park will be cleared of small woody debris once the snow has melted and conditions are dry enough for equipment access. Wood is good! Small to medium sized wood pieces within the woodlot are to remain on site to provide habitat for a wide range of wildlife and invertebrates, to retain growing sites for plants and fungi, to supply a slow release of nutrients to the soil, to absorb and retain moisture for the benefit of newly planted trees, to minimize soil compaction and to deter woodlot users away from newly planted sites.

Reforestation timing: Spring 2017 planting season
Reforestation areas: all removal areas highlighted in pink on that attached maps are to be replanted. Typical reforestation species: red maple, sugar maple, silver maple, serviceberry, hackberry, white pine, burr oak, red oak, American elder, white cedar, basswood, nannyberry, large tooth aspen, trembling aspen, dogwood and speckled alder.

Background
As ash trees continue to decline within the City of Ottawa due to the invasive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), it is important to address the safety issues and necessary tree removals within our parks and woodlots. Part of the City’s EAB strategy includes selective park and woodlot rehabilitation; identifying City parks and woodlots with a high percentage of ash to remove unsafe dead, dying or invasive trees, encourage non-ash trees and shrubs with the exception of buckthorn and plant a selection of native tree species. Many parks and woodlots hold significant plant and wildlife populations and make large contributions to
human health and the environment: it is important to manage these significant areas, not only for public safety but also to conserve the many benefits they provide. To learn more about the Ministerial Order restricting the movement of ash material, please visit:
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/plants/plant-protection/directives/forestry/d-03-08/areasregulated/eng/1347625322705/1347625453892

To learn more about the Emerald Ash Borer or the City’s EAB Strategy, please visit:
http://ottawa.ca/en/env_water/tlg/trees/preservation/eab/

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