Ward Council this month, Monday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Program Room at the Kanata Seniors Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr., is an opportunity to discuss the city’s position for the Ontario Municipal Board, which is on the planning committee agenda for Nov. 27. Other items to be discussed include updates on other planning matters (1131 Teron Rd., Kanata Central Business District, Urban Expansion Lands, the third LePine apartment building and drainage study for the KNL lands – including the Beaver Pond). The city budget is on the council agenda for Nov. 28 and the award of the light rail contract is on the agenda for Dec. 12. Winter issues and parking, timelines for the library construction, time capsules for the recreation centre, Red Nose service and upcoming community events will also be on the agenda.
Ward Council is your opportunity to find out about issues affecting your community, to provide your suggestions and to raise your concerns about any issue in the community. All are welcome to attend.
YOUTUBE OF KANATA NOV. 11 SERVICE
Jean Chartrand took photos at the Kanata Cenotaph on Nov. 11 and has put them into a moving video on Youtube. Go to http://tinyurl.com/ahb9b3g to view it, or search for Remembrance Day Kanata 2012.
WATCH FOR DEER AND MOOSE
The recent tragic death of a motorist after hitting a moose is a reason to be very careful when driving in our area, particularly around dusk. Prior to 2006, the annual number of collisions with deer or moose was about 1,000 on the city’s more than 6,000 kilometres of roads. In the past three years, following a safety information program, the numbers have been 557 in 2009, 533 in 2010 and 559 in 2011.
CONCERTS AND EVENTS IN KANATA
Enjoy some beautiful music during the Christmas season by attending local concerts. The Kanata Choral Society is performing on Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 20 Young Rd.
The Kanata Symphony plays at the Kanata Legion, 70 Hines Rd. on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.
The Jubilee Singers concerts are at Glen Cairn United Church at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 8 and at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 9.
The KBCA is holding a Travelling Village Dinner on Dec. 1 and a community Christmas gathering on Dec 5. For details go to www.kanatabeaverbrook.ca.
BETTER NEIGHBOURHOODS PROGRAM
Residents interested in being chosen for the Better Neighbourhoods program must submit their application by Nov. 27. Several city neighbourhoods have already indicated they are keen to participate and receive up to $30,000 in project support if selected. Community groups interested in learning more about the program can request a staff presentation by contacting the Neighbourhood Connection Office by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
ACCESSABILITY DAY is NOV. 29
The City of Ottawa will host AccessAbility Day 2012 at Andrew S. Haydon Hall (Council Chamber) on Nov. 29. The day will feature information on accessible design. Admission to the event is free but participants must register online or by calling the City of Ottawa at 311 or 613-580-2401. For more information or to register go to ottawa.ca
I have recently had a briefing on the construction of the addition to the Beaverbrook library. Construction is now scheduled to start at the beginning of March and be completed in the summer of 2014. During that time the library will be closed. Pickups of books ordered online will be at the Beaverbrook Mall while other services can be accessed at the Hazeldean or Stittsville branches. The rest of the Mlacak Centre will remain open but access may have to be through the arena at some times. Watch for the sign about the construction that is to be unveiled on Dec. 4.