Marianne Wilkinson

Councillor, Kanata North


April 14 Winter Weather Advisory update from Director of Roads

Winter Weather Advisory Saturday April 14, 2018

Environment Canada: Special Weather Statement in Effect.

Weather conditions

  • A mix of rain, snow, ice pellets and freezing rain this weekend into Monday. Today, showers this morning with periods of rain this afternoon and tonight. Accumulations 5-10mm. Rain changing to snow after midnight accumulations 2cm overnight into Saturday morning. High plus 8C, low of minus 3C. Winds NW 20 km/h.
  • Saturday April 14, wintry mix of snow and ice pellets for Saturday morning changing to light snow mixed with ice pellets through the day and overnight, changing to freezing rain by Sunday morning accumulations 5-10cm of snow and ice pellet. High minus 2C and a low of minus 3C overnight. Winds NE 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h.
  • Sunday April 15, freezing rain remains all day possibly mixed with snow accumulations of freezing rain 10-20mm.  High 0C and a low minus 1C. Winds NE 30 km/h gusting to 40 km/h.
  • There remains uncertainty with regards to precipitation amounts and which areas will be most affected. However, there is a potential for this to be a high impact storm, particularly Sunday night into Monday

City preparations

Residents are advised to exercise patience and caution as roads and sidewalks and may become slippery, please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts.  Staff are monitoring weather forecasts and will be patrolling roads throughout the event.

  • We have staff on day and night shifts through the weekend and will deploy as accumulations starts on the priority roads, sidewalks and winter cycling networks.  
  • Residents will find snow covered, wet and slushy conditions on the roads. There will be standing water in areas. Residential streets will be covered with snow and slush.
  • The Monday morning commute will be affected as the freezing rain and rain continues into mid day before warmer temperatures move in as the storm leaves the area.   
  • We will deploy salting/sanding and plowing resources over the remainder of the transportation network as necessary as the weather or road conditions change.


Open House – Huntley Quarry Blasting Operations

Karson Aggregates will be hosting a Public Open House to discuss noise and vibration issues related to Huntley Quarry blasting operations. The Public Open House will be taking place on April 19th, 2018 at 7:00 pm at their offices at 3232 Carp Road.

All interested parties are welcome and encouraged to attend.

For additional information regarding the Huntley Quarry operations, please contact:

Kerry Currie
Property Manager
kcurrie@Karson.ca

Bill Teron Tribute Service

BILL TERON TRIBUTE
MONDAY APRIL 30, 7 PM
BROOKSTREET HOTEL, 525 LEGGET DR.

Our family settled in Kanata because we were so taken by Bill Teron’s concept of a garden city, where nature and urban development could be in harmony, that we could go nowhere else. That’s why I became involved in the community and remain so to this day. I’m pleased to be working with the Beaverbrook Community Association and members of Bill’s family to recognize and celebrate the contributions made by Bill Teron as the founder of Kanata. As well as his contributions to the community, Bill did many other things serving Canada and worldwide. Together we have organized a celebration of Bill’s life and accomplishments, with mementos, photographs, music, brief tributes and reminiscences to honour a great Canadian. The event is open to the public but we ask you to RSVP at kanatanorth@ottawa.ca or by calling my office so we’ll know how many are coming. (If you forgot to do so please join us anyway).  I have been asked to speak about Bill’s role in creating Kanata and would appreciate hearing from you about your memories as well.

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Bike to Transit Survey until April 30th

Survey open until Monday, April 30, 2018, 5:00pm

The City is starting a Bike to Transit project in the neighbourhoods around Innovation Park & Ride Station, Trim Park & Ride Station and Greenboro Park & Ride Station.


The goal of the project is to introduce residents to short, comfortable and convenient cycling routes that connect from nearby neighbourhoods to their Park and Ride Station.
Each of these three Park & Ride Stations is feature sheltered bike parking.


Your feedback will help the City design education and outreach activities like cycling workshops, travel planning booths and a neighbourhood cycling map that are the best fit for your community.

Click here for more information and to complete the survey.


Green Bin Program Enhancements

This week the Environment and Climate Protection Committee and City Council approved changes to the Green Bin Program. Starting mid 2019, this program will include dog waste as well as the ability to put your organic wastes in plastic bags. Although I prefer keeping plastic bags out of the Green Bin and encourage residents to minimize their use, I supported the program as a means to encourage those not presently using their green bin to participate. Keeping organics out of landfills is one way to reduce carbon emissions and help to fight climate change. I applaud those who compost much of their own organic materials and encourage them to continue to do so as that is an excellent way to deal with organics and provides them with the best material to enrich their garden soils. For more information about the Green Bin program (including how to participate without problems) please call the city at 3-1-1 or review information on the City website.


Winter Weather Advisory for Tuesday April 3rd

The City’s Director of Roads has provided the following update:

Environment Canada: Special Weather Statement in Effect.

Weather conditions

  •  Cloudy today with periods of snow or rain late this afternoon as most of Ontario is under a Colorado low pressure system. Forecasted accumulations overnight of 5cm+ but much of it will melt on contact. High plus 4C and low 0C. Winds E 20 km/h today.
  • Wednesday April 4, 2018 mixed precipitation with rain, snow and a risk of freezing rain as the low pressure system moves out of the area by mid-day. High plus 5C, falling to 0C in the afternoon and a low of minus 12C overnight. Winds E 20 km/h, gusting to 40-60 km/h.

City preparations

Residents are advised to exercise patience and caution as roads and sidewalks and may become slippery, please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts.  Staff are monitoring weather forecasts and will be patrolling roads throughout the event.

  • Staff will deploy plowing and salting resources as accumulations begin on the priority roads, sidewalks and winter cycling networks. We have 24 hour coverage for plowing and salting of the transportation network. 
  • Roads will be wet and slushy for the Wednesday morning commute with some possible standing water. Local residential roads maybe be snow/slush covered.
  • We will deploy salting/sanding and plowing resources over the remainder of the transportation network as necessary as the weather or road conditions change.


Routes 63 & 64: simplified routing at Innovation Station starting March 25, 2018

I met with OC Transpo a few weeks ago to again discuss specific ways to improving service and reliability around the 63 and 64. One of the items has been actioned – the routing of buses through Innovation Station. I will post on the other items later this week. As of March 25, 2018 – Routes 63 and 64 will no longer do a full loop around Innovation Station. Buses in each direction will serve reversed stops at Innovation. If you currently catch your bus at stop A, you will take it at stop B, and vice-versa. Route 64 will no longer serve stops #1536 and #6578 at the southern corners Innovation and Terry Fox. Route 63 will serve these stops but in a reversed direction. Signage on site will clearly show these changes. Click here for more detailed information on these changes.

 


Bill Teron, The Father of Kanata, will be missed

Bill Teron – Yesterday we lost a man who did so much for our communities in Kanata. Bill was not only a visionary who put together 3,000 acres of land to create a City in harmony with nature, planned it for 60,000 with homes, schools, churches, parks, recreation facilities, jobs, a Town Centre and more. Then he started to make it a reality in designing and building Beaverbrook Community. He constructed a model for his new City, which was in the sales office when Bob and I came to see this new place in 1968. The community was less than 3 years old at that time but I could see how it would be in the future and we both fell in love with the concept and could live nowhere else. It changed my life. Within days of moving in I was asked to join the Community Association that ran all the recreation programs and a year later was elected to the Township Council – at the same time that Campeau took over the lands and development. The concept was so firmly in the mind of all of us that we took Bill’s dream and worked to continue it, resulting in the communities we see today.

Bill was an inspiration to me as well as a mentor and friend. He was always willing to make suggestions and help the community when an issue arose and we valued his support. He did many other things for Canada and other parts of the world, but I know his heart was in Kanata where he built his home near the community that he built. Kanata, the City he planned from scratch, is a living memorial to him. I will miss him.

In memory of Bill Teron, there is a book of condolences at the Beaverbrook Library (2500 Campeau Dr) that you can sign. 

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Winter Weather Advisory March 13

Update from the City’s Director of Roads:

Environment Canada: No Alerts in Effect.

Weather conditions

 Periods of snow through the day, overnight and into tomorrow from the nor’ easter affecting Atlantic Canada. Accumulations today 5cm but much of it will melt. Tonight periods of snow with around 5cm which will accumulate on roads. High plus 1C and low minus 2C. Winds NE 20 km/h today gusting to 40km/h tonight.

  • Wednesday March 14, 2018 periods of snow with a possible 5cm accumulation. High plus 2C, low minus 2C winds NW 20 km/h.

City preparations

 Residents are advised to exercise patience and caution as roads and sidewalks and may become slippery, please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts.  Staff are monitoring weather forecasts and will be patrolling roads throughout the event.

  • Staff have deployed plowing and salting resources at the onset of this event on the priority roads, sidewalks and winter cycling networks. Night shift will in at 7pm to continue plowing and salting the transportation network. 
  • Roads will be slushy and wet with some possible standing water. Local residential roads will be snow covered.
  • We will deploy salting/sanding and plowing resources over the remainder of the transportation network as necessary as the weather or road conditions change.


Kanata North Community Recognition Awards 2018

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 April 2, 2018.

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

 


Winter Weather Advisory Feb 23, 2018

An update from the Director of Roads

Environment Canada: Freezing Rain Warning in Effect.

Weather conditions

  • A wintry mix of precipitation today. Light snow mixed with ice pellets or rain starts at approx. 11am, changing to freezing rain around 2 pm and changing to rain late afternoon as temperatures rise through the day. Snow or ice pellet accumulations 1 to 2cm, ice accretion 1mm. High plus 5C, low plus 4C but these temps won’t be achieved until late this evening. Winds SW 20 km/h becoming light overnight.
  • Saturday February 24, 2018 mix of sun and cloud. High plus 4C, low minus 5C.
  • Sunday February 25, 2018 periods of snow or rain. High plus 6C, low minus 4C.

City preparations

Residents are advised to exercise patience and caution as roads and sidewalks and may become slippery, please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts.  Staff are monitoring weather forecasts and will be patrolling roads throughout the event.

  • Staff will deploy plowing and salting resources at the onset of this event on the priority roads, sidewalks and winter cycling networks.  
  • Residents can expect the afternoon commute to be wet, possibly slushy and slippery.
  • We will deploy salting/sanding and plowing resources over the remainder of the transportation network as necessary as the weather or road conditions change.


Call for volunteers

A message from the Transportation Action Committee Kanata North (TACK)

TACK is a group of residents who promote and improve active transportation options in Kanata North.  Two years ago TACK developed and published the first edition of a cycling map that details all of the cycling routes in Kanata North and rates them by difficulty level.  This map, which was distributed free of charge through local schools, the Richcraft Recreation Complex and the Beaverbrook library, proved to be very popular throughout the community.  TACK is now preparing a second edition of this popular cycling map and it’s almost ready for printing.  In order to offset the cost of printing, advertising space will be included around the perimeter of the map.  

TACK is currently looking for a volunteers to join their team in canvassing local businesses who might want to have an advertisement included on the map.  If you have a few hours to help out in bringing the second edition of the map to print-run ready status (or if you are associated with a local business or organization who would like to place an advertisement on the map) please send an email to  tackanata@gmail.com.  A member of the TACK committee will then contact you.  Thank you for your help and support.

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Community Consultation – Allenby Park Redesign

When: Tuesday, Feb 27, 7pm
Where: Richcraft Recreation Complex Kanata, 4101 Innovation Drive

Join me to learn more about plans to re-do Allenby Park and review the concept design options. Work will be done this summer. The City Planner will be present to answer your questions and receive feedback. Please come out to have your say.  

The concept design plans that will be presented at the meeting are posted below. 

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Update on surface operations from the Director of Roads, Feb 14

Below is an update on surface operations by the City’s Director of Roads:
 
Environment Canada: No Alerts in Effect.
 
Weather conditions
 
• Periods of drizzle with a risk of freezing drizzle early in the morning beginning around 5am as temps transition to above freezing along with fog patches. The forecast is calling for trace amounts of ice accretion. Flurries mixed with drizzle through the remainder of the morning and afternoon as temps rise through the day. Chance of showers and flurries late evening and overnight. High plus 5C, low 1minus, winds SW 20 km/h gusting to 40 km/h in the morning than light in the afternoon.
• Friday February 16, cloudy with flurries and clearing overnight. High minus 2C, low minus 14C. Winds NW 20 km/h.
 
City preparations
 
Residents are advised to exercise patience and caution as roads and sidewalks may become slippery and please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts. Staff are monitoring weather forecasts and will be patrolling roads throughout the event.
 
• Plowing and salting equipment will be been deployed from the onset of the freezing drizzle on the priority roads, sidewalks and winter cycling networks.
• Residents can expect the morning commute to be affected as a result of the freezing drizzle arriving over Ottawa just as the Thursday morning drive to work begins.
• We will deploy salting/sanding and plowing resources over the remainder of the transportation network as necessary as the weather or road conditions change.
 
Environment Canada: No Alerts in Effect.
 
Weather conditions
 
• Periods of drizzle with a risk of freezing drizzle early in the morning beginning around 5am as temps transition to above freezing along with fog patches. The forecast is calling for trace amounts of ice accretion. Flurries mixed with drizzle through the remainder of the morning and afternoon as temps rise through the day. Chance of showers and flurries late evening and overnight. High plus 5C, low 1minus, winds SW 20 km/h gusting to 40 km/h in the morning than light in the afternoon.
• Friday February 16, cloudy with flurries and clearing overnight. High minus 2C, low minus 14C. Winds NW 20 km/h.
 
City preparations
 
Residents are advised to exercise patience and caution as roads and sidewalks may become slippery and please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts. Staff are monitoring weather forecasts and will be patrolling roads throughout the event.
 
• Plowing and salting equipment will be been deployed from the onset of the freezing drizzle on the priority roads, sidewalks and winter cycling networks.
• Residents can expect the morning commute to be affected as a result of the freezing drizzle arriving over Ottawa just as the Thursday morning drive to work begins.
• We will deploy salting/sanding and plowing resources over the remainder of the transportation network as necessary as the weather or road conditions change.


Winter Weather Advisory Feb 7 2018

An update from the Director of Roads:

Environment Canada: Special Weather Statement in Effect.

Weather conditions
· Snow forecasted to start between 8 & 9am this morning. Snow heavy at times through to the late afternoon tapering to flurries around 5pm and lasting through to midnight accumulations 8cm. Another 1-2cm accumulation is expected through to midnight. High minus 9C, low 18minus, wind chill minus 27, winds E 20 km/h.
· Thursday February 8, 2018 mix of sun and cloud. High minus 7C, low minus 17C.WSW 15 km/h.

City preparations
Residents are advised to exercise patience and caution as roads and sidewalks may become slippery.  Staff are monitoring weather forecasts and will be patrolling roads throughout the event.
·  We will deploy salting and plowing combo units on the priority roads, sidewalks and winter cycling networks as accumulations starts.
· This event will affect the Wednesday afternoon commute with snow covered roads and sidewalks.
· We will advise on a residential plow run as staff work on the best scenario. Resources will be working on echelon (tandem plowing) on priority beats
· We will deploy salting/sanding and plowing resources over the remainder of the transportation network as necessary as the weather or road conditions change


NEW: Winter Weather Advisory, Jan 31 2018

Environment Canada: No Alerts in Effect.

Weather conditions

Flurries forecasted to start around 11am today. Snow heavy at times starting early afternoon, this continues through the afternoon commute, accumulations 5-7cm. Snow will continue into the early evening where it will transition to flurries by 8-9pm and stop overnight another 2cm is expected. High minus 7C, temperatures rising to minus 2C by the morning, winds SE 20 km/h becoming light this evening.

  • Thursday February 1, 2018 chance of flurries. High plus 2C, low minus 13C. Winds SW 20 km/h.

City preparations

Residents are advised to exercise patience and caution as roads and sidewalks may become slippery.  Staff are monitoring weather forecasts and will be patrolling roads throughout the event.

  • We will deploy salting and plowing combo units on the priority roads, sidewalks and winter cycling networks as accumulations starts.
  • This event will affect the Wednesday afternoon commute with snow covered roads and sidewalks.
  • We will deploy salting/sanding and 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.


Public Meeting – Blasting in Kanata Lakes

Learn more about blasting happening in Kanata Lakes, where it is taking place in the ward, regulations, pre-blast inspections, and how you can protect yourself and your property.

I will be joined by representatives from various organizations, including the City and the developer, and they will be present to answer your questions.

When: Monday, February 12th at 7:00pm
Where: John G. Mlacak Centre, Halls C&D (2500 Campeau Drive)


New Kanata Stittsville Paper

I have received confirmation that the first edition of the new Kanata- Stittsville Voice comes on February 22.  I am very pleased that Mike Wollock has taken on this challenge.
If you would like to contact the paper, they can be reached at editorial@ottawavoice.ca or sales@ottawavoice.ca. I hope the community support this paper so local news is again available to residents of this community.


Winter Weather Advisory Jan 23, 2018

An update from the City’s Director of Roads: Environment Canada: Freezing Rain Warning in Effect.

Weather conditions
 
• Freezing rain continues through the morning with a mix of drizzle, rain and snow later this afternoon, snow accumulations 2-4cm. We expect this wintry mix to stay with us all day before this weather event moves out of the region overnight. We received approx. 5cm of snow accumulation followed by 10mm of freezing rain between yesterday afternoon and this morning. The forecast is predicting another 3-6mm ice accretion. High 0C and low minus 12C. Winds ESE 15 km/h gusting to 20 km/h.
• Wednesday January 24, 2018 clearing . High minus 6C and low minus 17C. Winds NW 20 km/h gusting to 40 km/h.
City preparations
 
Residents are advised to exercise patience and caution as roads and sidewalks will become icy and slippery, please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts. Staff are monitoring weather forecasts and will be patrolling roads throughout the event.
 
• Residents can expect priority roads to be wet and slushy. Residential streets, sidewalks/bus stops will be icy and slippery.
• We are deploying plows on residential streets this morning to remove the build up of snow and ice. This strategy is to eliminate any pack on, remove rutting and take advantage of the warmer temps during daylight hours before the colder temperatures come through this evening and overnight.
• The afternoon commute maybe affected as snow/drizzle/rain will continue through the supper hour. We anticipate the change to all snow will occur around 6pm with 2-4cm accumulation.
• Combo units have been deployed on the priority roads and sidewalks since the start of accumulation on Monday afternoon and will continue through today and tonight. Plowing, salting, sanding of the transportation network will continue through Wednesday as we clean up from this latest weather event.
• We will have all available equipment plowing, scraping, applying salt/sand on roads, sidewalks and bus stops on 24/7 through this freezing rain and wintry mix.
• We will deploy salting/sanding and plowing resources over the remainder of the transportation network as necessary as the weather or road conditions change.


Winter weather advisory Jan 22

Update from the City’s Director of Roads:

Environment Canada: Freezing Rain Warning in Effect.

Weather conditions 

  • Flurries or light snow this morning 5cm accumulation before changing to a mix of ice pellets and freezing rain (8pm) this evening and changing to straight freezing rain around midnight and through the overnight, ice accretion/accumulations forecasted by morning 8mm.  High minus 3C and low minus 6C. Winds NE 20 km/h gusting to 40 km/h.
  • Tuesday January 23, 2018 freezing rain continues through 12 noon, ice accretion/accumulations 2mm changing to a mix of drizzle, showers and snow as temperatures warm up in the afternoon. High plus 4C and low minus 7C.

City preparations 

Residents are advised to exercise patience and caution as roads and sidewalks will become icy and slippery, please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts. Staff are monitoring weather forecasts and will be patrolling roads throughout the event.

  • This afternoons commute maybe affected as light snow/drizzle will continue to accumulate through the day. We anticipate the ice pellets and freezing rain will start around 8pm.
  • The morning commute on Tuesday January 23, 2018 will be affected as we are expecting approx. 8 mm ice accretion/accumulation by 6am. Roads, sidewalks and bus stops will be ice covered and slippery.
  • Combo units were deployed on the priority roads and sidewalks at the start of light accumulation Sunday evening.
  • We will have all available equipment plowing, scraping, applying salt/sand on roads, sidewalks and bus stops on 24/7 through this freezing rain event.     
  • We will deploy salting/sanding and plowing resources over the remainder of the transportation network as necessary as the weather or road conditions change.