I was pleased to be joined by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, MP Gordon O’Connor and MPP Jack MacLaren for the Glen Cairn Community Association’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony last week. This was a very special evening for the residents of Kanata South, and I hope this is the beginning of an annual tradition. I would like to thank the GCCA for organizing this great event and Thom Bourne from Christmas Décor for the beautiful decorations.
The holiday celebrations continued with the Annual Kanata Santa Clause Parade last weekend. Thank you to the Hazeldean Mall for sponsoring this event and a special thanks to all those who donated non-perishable food, toys and cash to the Kanata Food Cupboard.
ADDITIONAL SPACES AT PARK-AND-RIDE THIS WINTER
I heard from a number of residents last winter who were concerned about the loss of spaces at the Eagleson park-and-ride due to snow clearing. I have been working hard with OC Transpo to find a solution before the first snow fall. I am happy to announce that we have come to an agreement that would allow for 31 additional spaces over last year at the park-and-ride.
Last week, areas in the community experienced one or more power outages. I continue to work closely with Hydro in order to improve service in our community. While significant capital investments have been made since being elected, I am assured by senior officials with Hydro that with the opening of the new Terry Fox Transformer Station in 2013, we will experience a significant reduction in disruptions. As your councillor, it is my intention to hold Hydro Ottawa accountable for these commitments. Details of the causes can be found on my website under the Information section.
WINTER OVERNIGHT PARKING REGULATIONS
This is a reminder to residents that the winter overnight parking regulations are in effect beginning Nov. 15. These regulations ensure that the city’s snow-clearing crews are able to keep Ottawa’s roads safe and clear for pedestrians, cyclists, public transit, and motorists. Between Nov. 15 and April 1, when a snowfall of seven centimetres or more is forecast by Environment Canada, parking is not permitted on all Ottawa streets between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. This includes any forecast for a range of snow more than seven centimetres, such as a snowfall forecast of five to 10 cm. Vehicles parked on the street when a restriction is in effect will be ticketed, even if it does not snow. Residents can call 311 to find out if an overnight winter parking ban is in effect.
Nov. 27: Come out to watch the Kanata Stallions game on Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the KRC to benefit Youth Services Bureau. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by contacting my office.
Jan. 26: Elizabeth Manley and a number of her talented friends are performing a spectacular skating show at Scotiabank Place on Jan. 26th. A portion of the proceeds will go to D.I.F.D and the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa. For tickets, please visit www.elizabethmanleyandfriends.com.
WORKING FOR KANATA SOUTH
It is my privilege to serve as your councillor and to be a strong voice on the issues that affect you and your family at city hall. Please feel free to contact my office with any concerns or comments, by phone: 613-580-2752, or by email: Allan.Hubley@ottawa.ca. You can also visit my website for more information: www.councillorallanhubley.ca or follow me on Twitter: @AllanHubley_23