Recently the residents of Bridlewood have experienced Hydro outages. I have heard from a number of residents and share their frustration that comes with having an unstable power source.
The ongoing issues with the hydro system stem from the former city of Kanata, which did not invest adequately in the infrastructure needed to serve a growing community. Since amalgamation, Kanata has benefited from significant investments by Hydro Ottawa. While not completely resolved, the issue is the focus of major capital spending by Hydro Ottawa. These investments include the new $25-million Terry Fox Transformer Station that is due to open in the next year. Since being elected as your representative, I have met regularly with Hydro officials and have been assured this station will provide a reliable service to the community that you deserve and is expected to resolve the stability issues.
Furthermore I am in talks now with senior management of Hydro to identify what can be done to bridge us to the opening of the Transformer Station. Details will be announced when there is a plan to mitigate the issues that I believe worthy of asking for your support.
REPORTING ENCOUNTERS WITH WILDLIFE
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AROUND THE WARD
I had the pleasure of greeting many residents and organizations this holiday season. I had a brief opportunity to visit with the Kanata Seniors Center for their annual Christmas celebration. Congratulations to winners of the playhouses generously donated by Glenview Homes for auction or draw with the proceeds going to the Kanata Food Cupboard and the Youth Services Bureau.
I met many residents who stopped by our local Beer Store on Eagleson Road to donate to the 25th annual Running on Empties fundraising event. Thank you to all of those who gave their empty bottles or financial donations to help families and individuals in need.
I especially enjoyed meeting residents and touring the community on a sleigh ride to view the beautiful Christmas lights in Kanata South. I would like to thank all the residents who every year place a lot of effort into decorating their homes for the whole community to enjoy. Kanata South is truly one of the most beautiful communities in our city this time of year.
Dec. 15-24: it’s not too late to benefit from the Kanata Seniors Council’s Christmas wrapping service at the Hazeldean Mall. The gift wrap service this year will run for 10 days from Saturday, Dec. 15, through Monday, Dec. 24. Each day the wrap will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. This is a major fund raiser for the Seniors Council and the profits go back to benefit seniors in our community.
Jan. 26: Elizabeth Manley and a number of her talented friends are performing a spectacular skating show at Scotiabank Place on Jan. 26. 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
I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy and safe holiday season to all residents. 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.