Official Plan input is due March 1
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Feb 28, 2013  |  Vote 0    0

Official Plan input is due March 1

Ottawa East News

Remember to submit your views on the issues being reviewed in the Ottawa Official Plan. Go to and fill in the survey, and also email ( any ideas you have to improve the plan that sets out how development will occur in future.


Radon Gas Information Session: Monday, March 4th, 7-9 pm, Mlacak Centre

At this session, you will hear from Health Canada and Tarion about how to test for radon gas and what to do about it. A City Building Inspector will be there to answer any questions. Also, some companies that work with residents to do the testing and implement any measures will be present.


International Women’s Day Breakfast: Tuesday, March 5th, 7 am, Mlacak Centre

Women from Kanata North and guests can network, hear motivational speaker Ann Max, meet local women painters and authors and celebrate the progress that women have made. Please RSVP to or call 613 580-2474 as space is limited.


Interim Report on the Drainage Study for the Beaver Pond and Shirley’s Brook areas, plus Final Report on the Blanding Turtle Study: Monday March 18th, 6:30 Open House, 7 pm meeting, Mlacak Centre

This is an opportunity for residents to comment on the consultants’ findings and hear about next steps. The reports will be available about a week in advance for those interested in reviewing them before the meeting.



To Sarah Dehler for receiving the City Builder Award from the Mayor at City Council. It was my pleasure to nominate Sarah for the work she has done in the community, for greening Canada Day in Kanata and on other environmental issues.

To the Kanata Chinese Seniors Support Centre for receiving one of the four Better Neighbourhoods Program grants. They will receive $30,000 for their Asian Night Market and Community Gardens project.  Kanata North has the largest number of residents of Chinese origin in the city. This project will be a great way to connect our Chinese neighbours with the greater community. I was happy to support this application and will be working with them to implement their ideas.

To the Kanata Chamber of Commerce for the 2013 People’s Choice Business Awards and for a wonderful evening. During the evening, awards were presented to businesses and organizations selected by the community. I was honoured to present, together with Councillor Allan Hubley, the award for the Kanata Non-Profit Organization of the Year to the Kanata Food Cupboard. I’ve had a long association with the Food Cupboard, so it was a particular joy to present to them.

To the joint winners of the Kanata Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year, Daniel Alfredsson and Kathleen Ellis. Alfie is well known for his community support for many endeavours including mental health. Kathleen is a long time resident of Kanata who has been involved in volunteering for many community activities and has made a huge difference in the lives of many.



The Beaverbrook Library is now closed for major construction. A depot has been opened in the Beaverbrook Mall at 2 Beaverbrook Road. It is open for the same hours as the library and you can return items, pick up any items ordered, read newspapers and select from a limited number of items for both adults and children. The Beaverbrook library is now being emptied and construction will begin in March. A greatly enlarged and updated library will reopen in August, 2014.



Friday, March 1st at 4 pm is the deadline to apply to Young at Art. Details are at or ask at the Kanata Civic Art Gallery in the Mlacak Centre.

Go to to find information on the City’s March Break Camps

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