Marianne Wilkinson

Councillor, Kanata North


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.

Map


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.


Winter Weather Advisory Jan 11, 2018

Update from the City’s Director of Roads:

Environment Canada: A Special Weather Statement and Flash Freeze Warning in Effect

Weather conditions

  • Periods of rain continue through this morning accumulations 5-7mm. Rain changing to wintry mix between 1-3pm followed by snow through the evening and overnight, accumulations 5-10cm.  High plus 10C, temperatures dip to plus 2C by 12 noon and minus -7C by 5pm. Winds NW 30 km/h gusting to 50 km/h by noon.
  • Saturday January 13, 2018 snow predicted to end by mid morning, accumulations 2cm. High minus 15C, low minus 26C and wind chill minus 28C. Winds NW 30 km/h gusting to 50 km/h with possible local blowing snow.

 

City preparations 

Residents are advised to exercise patience and caution as roads and sidewalks may become icy and slippery, please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts. Staff are monitoring weather forecasts and will be patrolling roads throughout the event. The afternoon commute is certain to be impacted as a result of the rain/snow mix and the quick drop in temperatures, roads and sidewalks may ice up quickly.

  • We will deploy combo units to plow, salt/sand/grit on priority roads, deploy units on sidewalks, bus stops and winter cycling networks as the temperatures dip below the freezing mark later today.
  • Roads and sidewalks are bare and wet this morning. Ice build up on the edge of the streets and curb lines will be slippery. Expect localized ponding in low lying areas.
  • City staff continue to proactively open catch basin’s for drainage purposes. We also have staff monitoring for potholes and will activate pothole crews as necessary.
  • 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.


Winter Weather Advisory Jan 11, 2018

Update on operations from the City’s Director of Roads:  

Environment Canada: Freezing Rain Warning in Effect and A Special Weather Statement in Effect

Weather conditions
• Periods of light patchy drizzle this morning with foggy conditions and showers through the day. Accumulations of drizzle 1-3mm. High +7C, temperatures steady tonight +7C into Friday morning, winds SW 20 km/h gusting to 30 km/h.
• Friday January 12, 2018 showers changing to snow mid afternoon, risk of freezing rain in the afternoon as temperatures fall to minus 4C with snow developing in the afternoon. High + 6C and a low minus 12C.

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

• We have deployed combo units to plow, salt/sand/grit on roads, deployed units on sidewalks, bus stops and winter cycling networks as ice accretions builds on snow covered areas.
• Priority roads and priority sidewalks will be bare and wet with possible slippery sections in sheltered areas, some ponding areas in low lying areas and intersections. We will be actively applying sand/grit on residential streets, sidewalks and scarifying gravel roads.
• City staff proactively opening catch basin’s and opening trouble spots for ponding areas with the above freezing temperatures and rain accumulation. 
• 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 10, 2018

From the City of Ottawa Director of Roads, Luc Gagne:

Environment Canada: Freezing Rain Warning in Effect

Weather conditions

  • Periods of light freezing rain or drizzle mixed with snow beginning early this evening (6pm) and then changing to straight drizzle near midnight through early Thursday morning. Accumulations of freezing rain/drizzle 1-4mm.  High minus 2C, temperatures rising to +7C by morning, winds SE 20 km/h gusting to 30 km/h.
  • Thursday January 11, 2017 scattered showers, drizzle and foggy conditions throughout the day and into early Friday morning, accumulations 5mm. High + 8C and a low + 6C.

City preparations

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

  • We will deploy combo units to plow, salt/sand/grit on roads, sidewalks, bus stops and winter cycling networks as ice accretions or snow accumulations starts.
  • This event may affect the Wednesday afternoon commute with ice or snow build up on roads and sidewalks.
  • City staff proactively opening catch basin’s and trouble spots for ponding areas with the anticipated rise in temperatures.
  • We will deploy salting/sanding and plowing resources over the remainder of the transportation network as necessary as the weather or road conditions change.


Road Services Update for January 9th and 10th, 2018

Update from Roads West Manager Chad Findlay:  

Please be advised Road Services is planning the following operations over the next 24hrs.

Clean up of all priority and residential roads (sanding/gritting), gravel road scarifying, all sidewalks resources deployed many with blowers, clean up bus stops, intersections, dead ends, cul de sacs and push buttons at signals. Snow removal will gear up with staff at site lines, school zones, pedestrian islands, turning lanes and casting where snow storage available.  Crews are preparing materials and equipment to deploy in case of flooding or freezing rain in the upcoming forecasts.  

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December 12th Winter Weather Advisory and City Preparations

From the Director of Roads:

Tuesday December 12, 2017

Environment Canada: Special Weather Statement in Effect.

Weather conditions

Snow forecasted to start near midnight tonight, amount 2-5 cm accumulation overnight. High minus 8C, low minus 8C and winds NW 10 km/h.

  • Tuesday Dec 12 snow through the day with accumulations of 15 cm ending around midnight with lingering flurries into Wednesday. High minus 6C, low minus 10C and winds ENE 15 km/h gusting to 30 km/h causing local blowing snow.

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.

  • The Tuesday morning commute will be affected as a result of the overnight snow accumulation.
  • Staff will be salting and plowing the priority roads, sidewalks, and winter cycling networks. 
  • 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.


Winter Weather Advisory Nov 18 & 19

Winter Weather Advisory – update from the City’s Manager of Roads:
 
Environment Canada has issued a winter storm watch is in effect
 
Weather conditions
 
• Tonight low -8C, winds ESE at 10-15km/h gusting to 20.
• Saturday Nov 18 a mix of light snow and freezing drizzle is expected to begin early 8-10 am and remain through to the afternoon with a risk of freezing rain or rain (5-10mm) through the evening transitioning to snow overnight into Sunday morning tapering to flurries in the afternoon/evening (snow accumulations 10-15cm)
• Saturday a high of 0C/low-1C sustained ESE winds 15-20 km/h gusting to 30. Sunday a high of 0C/low -11C sustained NW winds 20 km/h gusting to 40
 
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 are prepared to salt & plow the priority 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.
• A residential plow deployment and or an overnight parking ban will be determined as accumulations will trigger these initiatives


Light Rail Open House

The last public Kanata Light Rail Transit Planning and Environmental Assessment Open House is taking place on December 7, from 5:30pm – 8:00pm at the Kanata Recreation Complex. This is your opportunity to view the proposed route to bring Light Rail to Kanata and provide your feedback. You can find documents from the previous public Open House here.


Briarbrook Morgan’s Grant Community Association

When: Wed, Nov 15 7pm – 8:30pm
Where: Richcraft Recreation Complex Kanata, 4101 Innovation Drive

From the BMGCA Facebook Page:  (Join their group page for more information)

The BMGCA is looking for new volunteer leaders to join the executive of the community association. This facebook group demonstrates that there are a lot of residents who care about this neighbourhood and the people who live here.

If you would like to play a bigger role in making good things happen in our community, consider stepping up!

Stay tuned for information on a “no-commitment” informational meeting to find out more about being involved and to share your ideas on how you would bring continued positive change for our community.

 

 

 


Remembrance Day

Join me this Saturday to remember those who have fought for our freedom in this great country of ours. The ceremony begins at 10:45 am at the Cenotaph located on Colchester Square just off Campeau Drive. Let’s show the members of the military how much we appreciate the work they have done and are still doing. This is a great opportunity for children to learn about the sacrifice so many have made for our country. On behalf of myself and my staff, to all Veterans and active Military personnel, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

 


2017 Christmas Card Contest

It’s that time of year again—it’s time for Councillor Wilkinson’s Christmas Card Contest!

I’m looking for young artists to create some holiday entries to include on my Christmas Mailer.

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Rules and regulations:

  • Entries must be drawn on this entry sheet
  • Once completed, entries can be dropped off to my office in the Mlacak Centre (2500 Campeau Drive), or mailed to this address:
    • Councillor Marianne Wilkinson
      110 Laurier Ave West
      Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
      K1P 1J1
  • Age categories are 4-6 years, 7-9 years, 10-12 years (please mark it off on the entry sheet).
  • The deadline is November 29, 2017
  • If you have questions or want more information, you can email me at marianne.wilkinson@ottawa.ca or call my office at 613-580-2474.