Kanata South council notes
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Mar 18, 2010  |  Vote 0    0

Kanata South council notes

Ottawa East News

The Transportation Master Plan calls for two extensions to the transitway in Kanata. One would go north to serve the Kanata North Business Park. The other would go west from Terry Fox to serve Kanata West and Fernbank.

These extensions are in addition to the planned extensions of the transitway to fill in the gaps between the Southwest Transitway and Moodie Drive and between Eagleson and Terry Fox. An environmental assessment has already been completed for the section between Eagleson and Terry Fox along the Queensway and is underway for the section between Moodie and Holly Acres.

To give people a chance to have input in the early stages of the project an open house is being held on Thursday, March 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Earl of March Secondary School.

If you are not able to attend, but want information please contact Frank McKinney at frank.mckinney@ottawa.ca or 613-580-2424, ext. 28540.

 

211 ALLOWS PEOPLE TO FIND THE SERVICES THEY NEED WITH ONE CALL

The new 211 line is intended to make it easier for people to access community, social, or health service information services. People calling 211 will be connected to people who can provide information and advice on which services or programs will be helpful . You call up and are put in touch with the service you need. It operates from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on weekdays and from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekends.

211 is operating by the Community Information Centre of Ottawa. Services people can access range from financial assistance to home supports for seniors to counselling for youth. More information can also be found at the Community Information Centre website at www.cominfo-ottawa.org.

 

STUDY ON HOW TO IMPROVE OTTAWA DRINKING WATER

While Ottawa drinking water is among the safest in the world, ways to reduce potential sources of pollution entering the Ottawa River upstream to make it safer are being looked at. To give people more information, two open houses will be held.

Issues being addressed at the open houses include:

Where Ottawa’s water is taken from within the river;

What areas of the City convey stormwater and natural drainage  into the Ottawa River upstream of the water purification plant intakes;

What types of land uses could pose a contamination threat to Ottawa’s source of drinking water; and

What types of land use policies could be enforced to minimize these threats

 

On Monday, March 22 there will be an open house at the Tom Brown Arena at Bayview and Scott. There will be an open house on Wednesday, March 31 at the Ron Kolbus Centre at 102 Greenview Road. The open houses will both be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a presentation at 6:30 p.m.

 

WORKING FULL-TIME FOR KANATA SOUTH

I appreciate the chance to hear from you about issues affecting our community. You can reach me at 580-2752 (office), 580-2762 (fax), www.feltmateforkanata.com or peggy.feltmate@ottawa.ca.

 

 

 

 

 

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