The City of Ottawa has recently moved to bi-weekly waste pickup. This new system includes new contractors and new routes, and therefore some residents have experienced issues in collection. Once reported, the issues can be resolved by either late pick-ups after 6 p.m., or next day pickup in some cases.
If this happens, I encourage you to go online and use the Service Ottawa tool at www.serviceottawa.ca. Under the Garbage and Recycling tab you can make a report directly to the appropriate staff depending on the issue. You can also call 311 or contact our office directly and we would be happy to help. If you didn’t receive a copy of your new collection calendar, you can go online to Service Ottawa to view, download and print your collection calendar. You can also sign up for collection reminders or request that a calendar be sent to you by mail (I personally appreciate this option).
Snow Go Program
Seniors and persons with disabilities can now register for the City of Ottawa’s snow removal assistance programs. The Snow Go Program helps seniors and persons with disabilities find reliable contractors and/or individuals to clear snow from their private driveways and/or walkways. For more information about the Snow Go Program, please visit the Community section of my website.
Around the Ward
Nov. 11 is an important day where we recognize our veterans for the sacrifice they made for our country and our freedom. It was an honour to participate in the Remembrance Day ceremony with the Kanata branch of the Royal Canadian Legion last weekend. I was pleased to be able to help distribute poppies this year at The Hazeldean Mall, Costco and the Superstore. I would like to thank all the men and women who have served or are serving in the Canadian Forces and their families.
It brought out the kid in me to be at the Toys ‘R’ Us grand opening ceremony last weekend. I also had a tour of the 45,000 square-foot store with my son Joshua and his friend Riley as they shadowed me for the day as part of the annual Take Our Kids to Work Day.
This week I was pleased to meet so many people from around Kanata South who joined the Glen Cairn Community Association's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the corner of Castlefrank and McKitrick. I hope this is the start of an annual tradition in our community.
Nov. 17: Please join me this weekend at the Annual Kanata Santa Clause Parade. The parade starts at 10 a.m. at Terry Fox and Castlefrank - bring the whole family. Donations of non-perishable food, toys and cash for the Kanata Food Cupboard will be appreciated. Parade will finish at Hazeldean Mall around 11:30 a.m.
Nov. 27: Come out to watch the Kanata Stallions game at 7:30 p.m. at the KRC to benefit Youth Services Bureau. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by contacting my office.
Jan. 26: Elizabeth Manley and a number of her talented friends are performing a spectacular skating show at Scotiabank Place. A portion of the proceeds will go to D.I.F.D and the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa. For tickets, please visit www.elizabethmanleyandfriends.com.
Working for Kanata South
It is my privilege to serve as your councillor and to be a strong voice on the issues that affect you and your family at City Hall. Please feel free to contact my office with any concerns or comments, by phone: 613-580-2752, or by email: Allan.Hubley@ottawa.ca. You can also visit my website for more information: www.councillorallanhubley.ca or follow me on Twitter: @AllanHubley_23