Urbandale has submitted an application to zone the remaining lands that it owns in the Kanata Town Centre. These lands run from Campeau Drive to Highway 417 west of Knudson. I have spoken with Urbandale and met with city staff to discuss the request and to raise concerns about building height along Campeau, building design and the set back from Campeau Drive and other streets.
City staff require a full urban design plan to be included and I concur with that requirement. An update and discussion on the submission will take place at the ward council meeting on Oct. 22 in the program room of the Kanata Senior’s Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr. at 7 p.m.
2 THE PARKWAY MEETING DEFERRED
I have spoken with the manager of planning on the results of the last public meeting and the need to have any staff recommendation reflect the Official Plan, which does not support a nine-storey building.
As a result, a further review of the plans submitted is underway and the report will not be at the Planning Committee on Oct. 23 as was indicated at the public meeting. I have not yet been given the date to be rescheduled.
The HPV vaccine is now available at no cost to females between the ages of 14 and 19 through a one-time catch up program. Ottawa public health is holding HPV vaccination clinics, by appointment only, in Kanata at the West End Family Care Clinic, 80 Michael Cowpland Dr. on Oct. 16 and Nov. 20 from 5 to 8 p.m.
To make an appointment, register online at ottawa.ca/health or call OPH at 613-580-6744 from Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Cervical cancer is one of the leading causes of death due to cancer in women worldwide and HPV infection is a major risk factor. Studies have shown that the HPV vaccine is almost 100 per cent effective at protecting against the four strains of HPV of greatest concern.
Flu Clinics in Kanata this year will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic High School on Oct. 27, All Saints Catholic High School on Nov. 17 and A.Y. Jackson Secondary School on Dec. 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
SMALL BUSINESS WEEK
Oct. 15 to 19 is Small Business Week with seminars including daily lunch and learn speakers from 12 to 1 p.m. in the auditorium of the Central Library. Details are on the Ottawa Public Library website.
The Kanata Chamber of Commerce is holding a breakfast on Oct. 16 with Mayor Jim Watson as the keynote speaker, followed by a choice of informative sessions on topics of interest to business owners. Non-members are welcome. Register at kanatachamber.com.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL
Together with Councillor Sylvie Goneau from Gatineau I’m holding a conversation with girls on Oct. 13 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. about issues impacting girls. A few spaces for girls ages 12 to 18 remain so contact me if you want to attend at 613 580-2424 to register.
NEXT WARD COUNCIL MEETING is on Oct. 22 at the Mlacak Centre and will include zoning in the Town Centre, another deferral of 2 The Parkway, city budget and more.
RETIREMENT LIVING FAIR sponsored by the Kanata Seniors Council is Oct. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr.
TEEN AUTHOR FEST is from Oct. 12 to 30 including many events with authors taking place in libraries across the city. Details are on the Ottawa Public Library website.
MADD RACE DAY is on Oct. 14 with 10-kilometre five-kilometre runs and a five-kilometre walk, starting from the Earl of March Secondary School. Go to www.maddottawa.ca for information and registration.
CANADA DAY IN KANATA AGM is on Oct. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m., Lion Community Centre, 170 Castlefrank Rd. Come out to support continuing our Canada Day.