We encourage feedback on any and all issues of concern to residents. Please join us at our monthly meetings to discuss issues or send an email to President@khca.on.ca. We look forward to hearing your views!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Kanata Area Elementary Schools Interim Accommodation Measures

Public Meeting. Monday, January 17, 2011 at A, Y. Jackson Secondary School at 7:00 pm in the Cafeteria. To review interim accommodation measures.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Dogs in Parks

At a December 21 meeting with Councillor Allan Hubley and Christine Hartig of By-Law Services, KHCA was advised that the City Public Works Department has been instructed to make and install, before the 2011 Winter snow melts, the necessary signage to fit the 2007 Dogs in Parks Policy designations for Katimavik parks.
Chiefly, this means signage to show nine parks - Beaufort, Dorey, Escarpment/Chimo, Larsen, Rowe, Sewell, Stonegate, Young's Pond and Watts - as permitting Dogs to be Off Leash.
KHCA will assist in publicizing the 2007 change in park designations.
Two of KHCA's concerns remain. Should parks with both limited usable space and play structures be Dogs Off Leash parks? Can a large park containing a natural barrier be workably split into two separate areas, one Dogs-On-Leash and the other area Dogs-Off-Leash?

Sunday, December 26, 2010

OCDSB Accomodation Review Committee Reminder

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board under the new Provincial Accommodation Review policy has organized a Committee to conduct a comprehensive review of Kanata South elementary schools to include such matters as program offerings, transportation, school boundaries, grade structure, school bell times, need for new schools and patterns leading to high schools.
The elaboration of the provincial policy report is posted as Accommodation Review under Schools on the OCDSB web page at http://www.ocdsb.ca/sch/as/Pages/default.aspx
There will be a public meeting of the Kanata South Elementary Schools Accommodation Review Committee on Wednesday, January 5, 2001 at Earl of March Secondary School, 4 The Parkway, Kanata beginning at 6 pm.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Dogs in Parks - letter sent to city officials

Copy of the letter emailed to Christine Hartig Head of By-law Services and Ward 23 Councillor Allan Hubley on December 10. Dogs in Parks Policy update will be provided at KHCA monthly meetings and the response from Christine Hartig will posted when received as well.

UPDATE: See here for result of this request.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

City of Ottawa Give-Away Weekends

Editor's note: This item was imported from the KHCA's previous webpage.  It has been post-dated accordingly, but the assigned date is approximate.

Give Away Weekends have been successful. Stay tuned for the dates as information becomes available.

One person's trash is another person's treasure. So don't put your unwanted bounty pieces in the garbage. Set them out at the curb on Give Away Weekend. For you treasure hunters, tour your neighbourhood, community and city to find those hidden gems.

Treasures could include:

  • Books, CDs and DVDs.
  • Old furniture and small appliances.
  • Construction materials - including drywall and hardware such as nails, bolts and screws.
  • Kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans.
  • Unwanted gifts.

Rules for setting out the treasures:

  • Place items at the curb.
  • Place stickers or signs on items with the word "FREE".
  • Ensure any items that you want to keep are away from your set out treasures or tucked away safely in your garage.
  • At the end of the day, bring any uncollected gems back to your home.

Treasure hunting etiquette:

  • Respect other people's property, don't walk on people's lawns and gardens.
  • Take only the treasures marked free at the curb.
  • Don't discard previously picked-up treasures on another person's lawn. We wish you best of luck in finding those treasures. It's another way to RETHINK GARBAGE, protecting our most precious treasure - our environment.
For more information on giveaway days: visit the city's Give Away Weekend page.

Katimavik Flooding Investigation Study

Editor's note: This item was imported from the KHCA's previous webpage.  It has been post-dated accordingly, but the assigned date is approximate.

The City of Ottawa has identified the need for flood control alternatives in the Katimavik community in the former City of Kanata, more specifically in the Naismith, Peary and Vanstone areas.
We therefore invite you to attend a Public Presentation to learn about the solutions to the flooding problems. The presentation will be at the Katimavik-Hazeldean community association meeting:
When: Monday, September 13, 2010
Time: 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Katimavik school
64 Chimo Drive, Kanata, ON
The presentation will be from 7:30 – 8:15p.m.  Additionally, the public and stakeholders will be able to ask questions and provide comments to the project team following the presentation.

For further information on this project, please contact:
Eric Tousignant, P.Eng.
Infrastructure Services & Community Sustainability
City of Ottawa
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 25129
Fax: 613-560-6068
E-mail: Eric.Tousignant@Ottawa.ca