On Family Day, bring the family and enjoy free skating at the Mlacak Arena from 1 to 3 pm, along with hot chocolate and more. Remember that all children must wear a helmet when skating on the ice.
This event is sponsored by Councillor Marianne Wilkinson and MPP Jack MacLaren with support from our local community associations. Learn about the progress in construction of our new Recreation Complex, meet some of your elected representatives and hear about the transformation of Beaverbrook Library into the West District Library (with necessary closure during construction).
RADON GAS INFORMATION MEETING
Monday March 4, 7 – 9 pm, Mlacak Halls B & C
Long-term exposure to high levels of radon in the home may increase the risk of developing lung cancer, particularly for smokers. Since radon gas can be anywhere, I am hosting a meeting that will provide information to all homeowners.
Radon gas is naturally produced by the breakdown of uranium in soils and rocks. You can’t see, smell or taste radon. When radon gas escapes from the ground outdoors it gets diluted and does not pose a health risk. However, in some confined spaces, like homes, radon can accumulate to relatively high levels and become a health hazard. Since it is heavier than air it usually has a higher concentration in basements.
Radon gas is common and found throughout Canada. Higher concentrations than the average level set by Health Canada have been found in the Ottawa area. Some homes in Kanata have levels above the Health Canada level, so I am holding a meeting to let people know how to test for radon gas, what to do if the level is above the Health Canada level and, for newer home owners, what the builder and your new home warranty (administered by Tarion) will do to help if your level is high. Health Canada and Tarion will both be present to make presentations and a number of companies that do testing will also be present.
KANPLAN 2: A SESSION TO COMMENT ON OTTAWA’S OFFICIAL PLAN
Monday February 25, 7-9 pm, Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau
Kanata residents have long been involved in helping to set the guidelines for developing our Satellite City, the urban area outside the Greenbelt to the west. It started with KanPlan, when more than 200 residents worked for a year on 12 task forces to develop the principles that have guided what you see in our area today.
Now, together with the Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa-Carleton, I will be sponsoring a session to discuss the City’s proposals on Liveable Ottawa, the Official Plan for all of Ottawa. This process will lay the groundwork for new policies, which will be used to assess future growth requirements that will affect our communities. At this session you can hear about what the City proposes and put forward your suggestions. Associated with the Land Use Plan are Infrastructure, Transportation, Cycling and Pedestrian Plans. This session will present plans and their impact, and provide an opportunity to discuss how our communities will be affected and what we can do to ensure our communities meet our needs while retaining their identities.
If you are unable to attend go to www.ottawa.ca and fill in the survey by March 1, so that your views are included in the input to the Planning Committee and Council.
Monday, February 18, 1-3 pm: Family Day - free skating in the Mlacak Arena
Monday, Feb. 25: Ward Council at 6:30 pm, followed by community led Official Plan session from 7 - 9 pm, Mlacak Centre, Halls C & D
Monday, March 4, 7 pm: Radon Gas Meeting, Mlacak Centre, Halls C & D
Tuesday, March 5, 7 am: International Women’s Day breakfast – call 613 580-2474 for details.