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 28, 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

Katimavik-Hazeldean Holiday Lights slideshow

Here are the best pictures of the best displays we saw while judging the holiday lights last weekend. I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as we did taking and sharing them.

As a reminder, pictures of winning homes will be featured here on the KHCA website and the KHCA Facebook page, and prizes distributed at KHCA's January 9 regular meeting.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

In this season of festivities, we would like to wish all our members and their families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Drive safe, be merry.

Merry Christmas; Joyeuses fêtes; Happy Hanukah; Happy Kwanza; Season's Greetings; Happy Holidays!!!!!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Holiday lights judging update

Judging committee drove around the neighborhood last night (6 to 10pm), looking for (and taking pictures of) the best lights of Katimavik-Hazeldean.  Lots of excellent displays to choose from.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Rinks Volunteers Needed

                           The SKATING SEASON is around the corner!
We are getting ready to support the community ice rinks at Katimavik School and at Young's Pond. 
                                           We need your help! 
We are looking for teams of 5 people  per week during the winter months  to help clear snow
                  and flood both ice rinks.  Water is now available at Young's Pond .  
                                    We cannot do it without you!  
We are hoping to have enough volunteers sign up so that you will only have to make a
                                       one week commitment.   
If you plan on using the ice rinks this year, you can sign up at Katimavik School 
                                            OR Young's Pond  
                                      Thank you for your support!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

WOCRC autumn newsletter / bulletin automne du CRCOO

from WOCRC:
The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre’s 2011 Autumn E-Newsletter Let’s Connect is now ready for your reading pleasure.  

Le E-bulletin de l’automne 2011 – Entres-Nous, du Centre de ressources communautaires d’Ottawa ouest, est prêt pour la lecture.

WM / Sens tix fundraiser for WOCRC

From WOCRC :
Win 2 tickets for the December 14th game in Waste Management's section 120 suite.
With every MINIMUM donation OF $25 to the WOCRC your name will be entered for a
chance to WIN ONE OF 8 PAIRS OF TICKETS !!!! Attached (PDF) is the flyer with all the details.
Donations eligible for the draw will be accepted until December 12th at 4pm.
Good Luck to all that enter!

Une chance de gagner des sièges de loge pour le match du 14 décembre des Sénateurs contre Boston
Waste Management a aimablement fait don de ses sièges de loge des Sénateurs afin que nous puissions organiser un tirage pour amasser des fonds pour le CRCOO. Ci-joint un dépliant (PDF) comprenant tous les détails. Tout le personnel peuvent participer au tirage au sort. S'il vous plaît transmettre ce courriel à vos contacts. Bonne chance à tous les participants!

Shaping the district library / donner forme à la future bibliothèque du secteur

Please see the attached consultation notice for services at the new West District Library on Thursday, Dec 15
Veuillez prendre note de l'invitation ci-dessous concernant une consultation publique à l'égard de la future Bibliothèque du secteur Ouest le jeudi 15 décembre:

Expanded library service coming to Kanata
Planning for the new West District Library of the Ottawa Public Library (OPL), at the site of the existing Beaverbrook branch, is currently underway.
It will be an improved neighbourhood library for North Kanata residents, and provide District Library service to residents of West Carleton, Goulbourn and Kanata. 
OPL is inviting members of the public to have their say as to what they would like their Library to offer, for them to share their dreams and ideas.

Pre-design public consultation for the West District Library
Thursday, December 15, 2011
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Mlacak Community Centre
Participants will attend a presentation then take part in their choice of roundtable workshops. Themes will include services for children, teens and seniors, functional elements, sustainability, Kanata’s personality and the ideal library.
Advance registration is appreciated in order to prepare for the event but is not required. Registration:  RSVP@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca or 613-580-2424 x14382
For more information, e-mail WestDistrict@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca.

Expansion des services de bibliothèque à Kanata
La planification de la Bibliothèque du secteur Ouest de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa (BPO), au site de la succursale Beaverbrook, est en cours.
Les résidents de Kanata-Nord verront l’amélioration de leur succursale communautaire, et les résidents de West Carleton, Goulbourn et Kanata bénéficieront des services d’une Bibliothèque de secteur.

La BPO invite les membres du public à faire connaitre ce qu’ils désirent de leur Bibliothèque en partageant leurs idées.

Consultation publique préconception pour la Bibliothèque du secteur Ouest
Le jeudi 15 décembre
Centre communautaire Mlacak
19 h à 21 h
Les participants assisteront à une présentation suivie d’ateliers table ronde de leur choix.
Les thèmes incluront: les services pour enfants, ados et ainés, les éléments fonctionnels, la durabilité, la personnalité de Kanata et la Bibliothèque idéale.
L’inscription est recommandée pour permettre une meilleure préparation à l’événement, mais elle n’est pas requise. Inscription : RSVP@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca ou 613-580-2424 x14382.
Pour de plus amples renseignements, envoyez un courriel à SecteurOuest@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Regular Meeting: December 2011 Draft Agenda

Monday, December 5, 2011 at 7:30 pm
  1. President's update: Christmas-Holiday Season Home Lights Contest;  Transit Changes; Outdoor Ice Rinks
  2. Treasurer's 2010-2011 Financial Report
  3. Discussion items
    1. Capital Hoedown (see discussion items)
    2. How can KHCA Assist isolated seniors
    3. Proposed Lobbying By-law (see report)
  4. Other Business
  5. Adjourn

Thursday, November 24, 2011

2011 KCHA Executive

We are very pleased to announce the KCHA Executive for 2011-2012, as elected by members present at the 2011 Annual General Meeting:
Nous somme très heureux de vous annoncer le conseil d'administration pour 2011-2012, tel qu'élu par les membres présents lors de l'assemblée annuelle 2011:

President: Rod MacLean président
Past President: Dennis Hearn ancien président
Vice President & Webmaster: Marc Labreche vice-président et webmaster
Secretary: Josh Boyes secrétaire
Treasurer: Cheryl McDonald trésorière

Christmas-Holiday Season Home Lights Contest

The Katimavik-Hazeldean Community Association invites all residents of Katimavik-Hazeldean to take part in the Christmas-Holiday Season Home Lights contest.

The annual Katimavik-Hazeldean Christmas-Holiday lights decorating contest is open for nominations. You may nominate a house in your neighborhood that lightens the night with the an email to president@khca.on.ca.    Tell us the street address of the nominated home, why you like the decorations and your name and address.  You may nominate your own home.

The deadline for nominations is  11:59 pm Friday, December 16, 2011.

Judges will be looking at homes on Sunday, December 18 so be sure leave your lights on that night.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three homeowners and a special "Best Block 2011" designation recorded in favour of Katimavik-Hazeldean block with the best decorated homes.

Pictures of winning homes will be posted on the KHCA website and the KHCA Facebook page, and prizes distributed at KHCA's  January 9 regular meeting.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

2011 AGM documents

The KCHA Annual General Meeting was held on Nov 7, 2011.
The following documents were circulated:

Election results will be posted once confirmed.

ARC Public Meetings # 4 (last)

On behalf of one of our residents:  Provide feedback on Accommodation Review Committees (ARC) for Kanata North and Kanata South (both involve Katimavik-Hazeldean!)

Kanata North (Nov 16, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM @ Earl Of March SS) Kanata South (Nov 16, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM @ A Y Jackson SS)

Preliminary recommendations will be presented at this meeting.

Kanata ARC South and ARC North have posted their preliminary recommendations that will be presented at the Nov 16th meetings. Final recommendation will be made after considering feedback from Nov 16th meetings.

http://www.ocdsb.ca/sch/as/Kanata%20South%20Docs/ARC%20Kanata%20South%20Meeting%204%20Presentation.pdf (PDF)


ARC South has decided to recommend a Modified version of Option 2 from Oct 16th public meeting. Details will be or should be available at the public meeting. Change from Oct 16th option 2 is in some Katimavik-Hazeldean English students attending Glen Cairn ES instead of Castlefrank-Katimavik ES Combo. EOM & AYJ SS boundary change is not recommended but feedback from Nov 16th meetings could change that.

What To Do:
Please attend the ARC public meeting/ meetings on Nov 16th and provide your feedback (till Nov 30).

Sunday, November 6, 2011

2011 Santa Claus Parade

The Hazeldean Mall/Kanata Lions Club Santa Claus Parade
Saturday, Nov 12 at 10am
Bring food for the Kanata Food Cupboard!
For more details go to www.Hazeldeanmall.com

Friday, November 4, 2011

Peary Way: new earth berm design

Message bilingue - texte français suivra
Advance notice of a letter being sent to residents of Peary Way:
Notice of Public Information Session:
Peary Way West End Flood Mitigation Action Plan

The City of Ottawa invites you to attend a public information session to discuss the proposed design plan
for the new earth berm located behind the homes on Peary Way.

At the information session you will have the opportunity to:
• Review plans displaying the existing conditions
• Receive general information on the scope of proposed works.
• Bring forth any issues pertaining to the project that have not yet been identified.

You’re Invited:
Thursday, November 10, 2011
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Kanata Recreation Complex, Hall A (Upstairs)
100 Walter Baker Place, Kanata

City staff and design consultant will be available to discuss the project and answer your questions.

Please submit your comments by Thursday, 17 November 2011.

Avis de séance d’information publique portant sur le
Plan de mesures d’atténuation des inondations dans l’ouest de la ville sur la voie Peary

La Ville d’Ottawa vous invite à participer à une séance d’information publique afin de discuter du plan de
conception proposé pour le nouveau talus situé derrière les maisons de la voie Peary.
À cette séance, vous pourrez :
• consulter les plans montrant les conditions actuelles;
• obtenir des renseignements généraux sur la portée des travaux proposés;
• mettre de l’avant toute question liée au projet qui n’a pas encore été soulevée.

Nous vous invitons :
le jeudi 10 novembre 2011
de 19 h à 20 h 30
Complexe récréatif de Kanata, salle A (à l’étage)
100, place Walter-Baker, Kanata

Le personnel de la Ville et le conseiller en matière de conception seront sur place afin de discuter du
projet et de répondre à vos questions.
Veuillez soumettre vos commentaires d’ici le jeudi 17 novembre 2011.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

2011 Annual General Meeting on Nov 7 -- Assemblée générale 7 nov

bilingual message -- texte français suivra
The annual general meeting of the Katimavik-Hazeldean Community Association on Monday, November 7 in the Community Room at Katimavik Elementary School, 64 Chimo Drive, beginning at 7:30 pm.

The business meeting consisting of the year report and election of officers.  Nominations for positions may be made from the floor and all nominees must be members of the Katimavik-Hazeldean Community Association at the time of nomination.

Then there will be a presentation with Q & A on the services provided by the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre.  This will provide an opportunity to request additional WOCRC services which residents may want to have. 

All residents of Katimavik-Hazeldean are welcome to attend.
 L'assemblée générale de l'association communautaire Katimavik-Hazeldean aura lieu le lundi, 7 novembre, à 19h30, dans la salle communautaire de Katimavik Elementary School au 64 promenade Chimo.

À l'agenda: le rapport annuel et l'élection des officiers pour 2011-2012.  Tout membre présent de l'association peut être nominé par les participants.
Il y aura aussi une présentation et discussion comportant sur les services offerts par le
Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre. Il sera alors possible de proposer des services additionnels dont pourraient bénéficier les résidents. 

Tous les résidents de Katimavik-Hazeldean sont les bienvenus.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Safer Roads Ottawa Program / Programme d’amélioration de la sécurité des routes à Ottawa

La version française suit.
With regards to the consultation related to the development of the new Safer Roads Ottawa program, please be advised that the report entitled "Safer Roads Ottawa" will be considered by the appropriate Standing Committees and then Council beginning November 2nd.  The full report is now available online at: http://www.ottawa.ca/calendar/ottawa/citycouncil/trc/2011/11-02/2-ACS2011-COS-PWS-0021-Road%20Safety%20Report-EN.htm

If you have any questions regarding the report, or wish to address the Standing Committee(s) in person to present your comments, please register in advance by contacting the appropriate Committee Coordinator listed below:

Transportation Committee
Meeting Date: Wednesday 2 November 2011
Meeting Location: Champlain Room
Meeting Time: 09:30
Contact: Melody Duffenais 613-580- 2424 ext. 20113, Melody.Duffenais@ottawa.ca


Community and Protective Services Committee

Meeting Date: Thursday 17 November 2011
Meeting Location: Champlain Room  /
Meeting Time: 09:30
Contact: Marc Desjardins 613 580 2424 ext 28821, Marc.Desjardins@ottawa.ca

Ottawa Board of Health

Meeting Date: Monday 21 November 2011
Meeting Location: Champlain Room
Meeting Time: 18:00
Contact: John Steinbachs 613-580-2424 x. 15083, John.Steinbachs@ottawa.ca

Ottawa Police Services Board

Meeting Date: Monday 28 November 2011
Meeting Location: Champlain Room
Meeting Time: 17:00
Contact: Wendy Fedec 613-560-1270, wendy.fedec@ottawa.ca


Meeting Date: Wednesday 14 December 2011
Meeting Location: Andrew S. Haydon Hall
Meeting Time: 10:00
Contact: Dawn Whelan 613-580- 2424 ext. 21837, Dawn.Whelan@ottawa.ca


Ay sujet de la consultation qui portait sur l'élaboration du programme visant à Programme d'amélioration de la sécurité des routes à Ottawa, nous tenons à vous informer que le rapport intitulé Safer Roads Ottawa (Programme d'amélioration de la sécurité des routes à Ottawa) sera examiné par le comité permanent pertinent et le Conseil à compter du 2 novembre.  Le rapport est maintenant accessible en ligne dans sa version intégrale à l'adresse http://www.ottawa.ca/calendar/ottawa/citycouncil/trc/2011/11-02/2-ACS2011-COS-PWS-0021-Road%20Safety%20Report-EN.htm

Si vous avez des questions à formuler au sujet du rapport ou si vous souhaitez le commenter en personne devant le ou les comités permanents qui l'étudieront, veuillez vous inscrire à l'avance en communiquant avec la coordonnatrice ou le coordonnateur du comité concerné, aux coordonnées suivantes :

Comité des transports
Date de la réunion: le mercredi 2 novembre 2011
Lieu de la réunion : salle Champlain
Heure de la réunion : 9 h 30
Personne-ressource : Melody Duffenais, 613-580-2424, poste 20113, Melody.Duffenais@ottawa.ca


Comité des services communautaires et de protection

Date de la réunion : le jeudi 17 novembre 2011
Lieu de la réunion : salle Champlain
Heure de la réunion : 9 h 30
Personne-ressource : Marc Desjardins, 613-580-2424, poste 28821, Marc.Desjardins@ottawa.ca

Conseil de santé d'Ottawa

Date de la réunion : le lundi 21 novembre 2011
Lieu de la réunion : salle Champlain
Heure de la réunion : 18 h
Personne ressource : John Steinbachs, 613-580-2424, poste 15083, John.Steinbachs@ottawa.ca

Commission de services policiers d'Ottawa

Date de la réunion : le lundi 28 novembre 2011
Lieu de la réunion : salle Champlain
Heure de la réunion : 17 h
Personne-ressource : Wendy Fedec, 613-560-1270, wendy.fedec@ottawa.ca

Conseil municipal

Date de la réunion : le mercredi 14 décembre 2011
Lieu de la réunion : salle Andrew-S.-Haydon
Heure de la réunion : 10 h
Personne-ressource : Dawn Whelan, 613-580-2424, poste 21837, Dawn.Whelan@ottawa.ca

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Free E-Waste Drop Off Day

Divert your toxic electronics and help keep the neighborhood clean and safe!
Capital Junk is holding their ‘Fall Free E-Waste Drop Off Day’ on Saturday October 29, 2011 at the Bridlewood Home Hardware, 90 Michael Cowpland Drive from 9:00am to 11:00am.  Drop off any old computers, laptops, cellphones, stereos and accessories (limit of three items per household or business). Visit or contact Capital Junk for further details.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Kanata's First Science Cafe Electric Vehicles

Originally posted in Kanata Environmental Network:

Kanata's First Science Cafe:  Electric Vehicles
7 pm Monday, October 17th at Zak's Diner in Signature Centre.
Guest speaker: Allan Poulsen.
Also coming: a TESLA Roadster, a Nissan LEAF and more.


Monday, October 17, 2011

ARC possibly recommending K-H lose access to Earl Of March HS ??

Katimavik Hazeldean possibly Loosing Earl Of March HS ??
ARC Public Meetings
 Kanata South (Oct 18, 6:30 PM @ A.Y. Jackson SS)
 Kanata North (Oct 20, 6:30 PM @ Earl Of March SS)

What's at stake for Katimavik Hazeldean Community is our access to Earl of March SS.
Just one day before the first public meeting, ARC North  and   South  have just posted the options.

There are options that will exclude Katimavik-Hazeldean from access to Earl of March Secondary School.     Other scenarios may result in Katimavik Hazeldean loosing access to EOM SS, eventually, if not immediately.

What To Do:
Please attend the ARC public meeting/ meetings and record your disapproval of boundary change for Earl of March SS per Hwy 417. It is just a numbers game that how many from North Kanata areas that are not in EOM SS boundary want IN vs Katimavik Hazeldean that could be taken OUT of EOM SS. We must convince BOTH ARC South and ARC North not to change EOM SS boundary to Hwy 417.

Advice:     Say Yes or No firmly.    
Any comment like "Option XYZ is OK only if hell freezes over" could be counted as a "conditional" Yes.

Submitted by a resident and edited for posting

KHCA Regrets the Death of James Hubley

The Katimavik-Hazeldean Community Association expresses its regret in the death of Councillor Alan Hubley's son James.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.

A donation in Memory of James A. G. Hubley is being made  to the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa on behalf of the Association.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Results of OCDSB Accommodation Review Committees

The OCDSB is presenting ARC Options for Public Input for Kanata South.

The Open House will be Tuesday 18 October, 2011, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at A.Y. Jackson Secondary School Cafetorium, 150 Abbeyhill Drive.

There will be a brief presentation at the beginning of the meeting followed by an opportunity for the public to visit stations where detailed information on the options can be obtained.

Schools involved:
  • Bridlewood
  • Castlefrank
  • Glen Cairn
  • John Young
  • Katimavik
  • Roch Carrier
  • W.O. Mitchell
  • A.Y. Jackson
To assist in the formation of their recommendations to Trustees, the Kanata South Elementary ARC are seeking public feedback and has posted a summary of preliminary options to assist in the formation of their recommendation to Trustees.

Another Open House is scheduled for the Kanata North Elementary ARC on Thursday 20 October, 2011 at Earl of March Secondary School.again inviting public feed back on the summary of preliminary options    which may impact residents of Katimavik-Hazeldean

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011

    Clarification regarding changes to the OCDSB Policy On Special Education

    Letter from Lorraine Smith-Champagne, Administrative Assistant to Superintendent Dawn Paxton of Learning Support Services, OCDSB, in response to a concerned parent regarding consultations on its policy on special education:
    The OCDSB does have an excellent gifted program and we have no plans to eliminate gifted or any other programs. The policy under review is about meeting the needs for 12,000 students who are identified as having exceptional needs.


    Local candidates address community issues in response to FCA election survey

    From the  Federation of Citizens' Associations of Ottawa-Carleton:

    Local candidates address community issues in response to FCA election survey

    Ottawa, Oct 4 – In preparation for Thursday's provincial election, Community Associations throughout Greater Ottawa worked collaboratively with the Federation of Citizens’ Associations (FCA) to create a candidate survey on local, community based issues. The survey questions, which were sent to 32 candidates running for the four major parties in eight Ottawa area ridings, were chosen because of their relevance to the work community volunteers perform at the neighbourhood level.

    "We received good responses to our survey from many candidates across the City, but unfortunately, many others did not bother to answer any questions on these important municipal issues," said Graeme Roderick, President of the Federation of Citizens' Associations.

    Ottawa Centre was the sole riding from which all four candidates provided responses. In all, seven Liberal, five Green, one NDP and one Progressive Conservative candidate responded—a total of 14 candidates completed the survey.

    "If responding to the survey is an indication of the level of  interest candidates have in the issues raised, then it's clear that many of them are not taking community issues seriously in this campaign," Roderick said.
    "We would like to thank all the candidates who participated in our survey to inform voters about municipal issues, but we are disappointed more candidates did not take the time to respond to our survey. These are issues all parties claim to be concerned with. They should respond.”

    All candidate responses to the FCA’s survey can be viewed on the FCA’s web-site at www.fca-fac.ca.

    The Federation of Citizens’ Associations (FCA) is a city wide association and forum for community associations and citizens’ groups in Ottawa. The FCA  is comprised of urban, suburban and rural community associations from across the amalgamated City. Members share information about issues facing their communities and take joint action on city-wide issues.

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011

    FCA All-candidates meeting questions

    From the Federation of Citizens’ Associations:
    The Federation of Citizens’ Associations (FCA) of Ottawa-Carleton would like to thank all Community Associations who responded to our request for feedback to help create a candidate survey and a list of questions for all-candidate meetings, for the Provincial election this Fall.

    While we await responses to our Candidate Survey, the final list of FCA Questions for all-candidate meetings has been completed (see attached). Please share these questions with anyone in your community who will be attending an all-candidates meeting.

    For Community Associations in the riding of Ottawa Centre, there is an all-candidates meeting taking place in your riding this Thursday evening, September 29, 2011 at St. Paul's University Auditorium. Start time is 7 pm.

    For more information about the event and to submit questions online in advance, please visit: http://ottawa.openfile.ca/blog/topics/ontario-election/2011/provincial-election-debate-thats-all-about-you

    Next regular meeting: Monday Oct 3rd

    The next Katimavik-Hazeldean Community Association meeting will be on October 3 at 7:30 pm in the Community Room of Katimavik Elementary School, 64 Chimo Drive.

    In addition to regular items, there are three matters on our agenda.

    First, we will have a review of the progress being made in bringing the West District Branch of the Ottawa Public Library with its improved services into reality.

    Second, we will receive a comments on September, 2011 transit passenger volumes in Katimavik-Hazeldean. Are there adjustments that still need to be made to bus routes and service timings?

    Third, we will assess the prospects for the Kanata North Elementary Accommodation Review Committee proposal that Highway 417 become the boundary separating access to Earl of March Secondary School and A Y Jackson Secondary School.

    All residents are welcome to attend KHCA general meetings.

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011

    Heads-up: Proposed changes to antenna systems

    We have been advised that the Planning and Growth Management Department has initiated an Official Plan Amendment for the purpose of deleting redundant provisions regarding Wireless Communication Facilities from the Official Plan (Section 3.1 – Generally Permitted Uses), and to replace them with a reference to the proposed Municipal Concurrence and Public Consultation Process for Antenna Systems.

    As you may be aware, the Planning and Growth Management Department has undertaken consultation concerning the drafting of a Municipal Concurrence and Public Consultation Process for Antenna Systems, recognising Industry Canada’s authority over the installation of these systems, and the City’s opportunity to provide comments.

    This Official Plan Amendment will follow Council’s adoption of the Municipal Concurrence and Public Consultation Process for Antenna Systems, and is currently scheduled for Planning Committee on November 22, 2011; Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee on December 1, 2011; and City Council on December 14, 2011. (NB: If Council fails to adopt the Municipal Concurrence and Public Consultation Process for Antenna Systems, this Official Plan Amendment will be withdrawn.)

    For more information regarding the Municipal Concurrence and Public Consultation Process for Antenna Systems, please contact Rob MacLachlan at x. 28315 or refer to the website:


    Note: what I think this means, in plain language, is that the city is considering deleting restrictions on antenna systems from planning documents, and subordinating us to whatever Industry Canada's decides. Don't take my word for it, check out the link to be sure!

    Cleaning the Capital Cleanup recognition -- Reconnaissance pour le Grand ménage de la capitale

    The KHCA's efforts in cleaning the capital have been recognized.

    The KCHA would like to thank the team of "Twenty Younger and Older Katimavik-Hazeldean Residents" who really earned this certificate.
    They, including the younger ones, each took up to an hour each and did a great job cleaning up Hewitt Park North on Saturday morning September 24.

    We also look forward to even greater participation in our next campaign! Check out ottawa.ca/clean for future campaign dates.

    Les efforts de l'ACKH envers le Grand ménage de la capitale ont été reconnus.
    Nous tenons à remercier l'équipe, une vigntaine de résidents jeunes et jeunes d'esprit qui ont offert leur temps pour restaurer la propreté du park Hewitt North samedi dernier.

    Nous nous réjouissons à l'avance d'une encore plus grande participation à notre prochaine campagne! Vérifiez les dates des prochaines campagnes sur le site ottawa.ca/menage.

    Provincial party leaders respond to Federation's questions

    The Federation of Urban Neighbourhoods of Ontario (F.U.N.) submitted six questions to the leaders of the four major political parties competing in the current Ontario Provincial Election. These questions were selected by the F.U.N. Executive as topics of high interest to residents’ organizations across the province.

    The questions pertained to the OMB, Provincial Election Financing Reform, Traffic Congestion, Planning Reform, Ontario Legislative Viewshed, and Anti-SLAPP.
    Responses were received from the Liberal party, the NDP and the Green party. The PC party did not respond.

    The questions and the responses can be viewed by clicking the link below:


    Kizell Pond as sensitive wetland

    In the spirit of providing opportunities for residents to express their views to elected and appointed officials:
    Kizell Pond, which is part of the SouthMarch Highlands, was recently designated a Provincially Significant Wetland by the Ministry of Environment, which limits the amount of stormwater that can flow into it. City council may vote in favour of allowing the drainage anyway.
    Persons interested in expressing their views should know there is a petition aimed at protecting the wetlands area.

    Breaking down the walls of silence -- Briser les murs du silence

    In recognition of Woman Abuse Awareness month, WOCRC is hosting their annual Breaking Down the Walls of Silence art exhibit on November 15-17, 2011

    WOCRC is looking for contributions of artwork; please contact Maureen or Vivienne at 613-591-3686. Deadline for art submissions is October 30th.
    “Heighten your awareness and reflect on the experience of violence, and support the process of healing through art for women and children touched by violence.”

    View the event invitation.


    Exposition d'art en l'honneur du mois de la prévention de la violence à l'égard des femmes.
    Le grand public est invité à visionner cette exposition d'art ayant lieu du 15 au 17 novembre 2011, au Centre de ressources communautaires d'Ottawa ouest.

    Quiconque est intéressé à contribuer une oeuvre à cette exposition est demandé de joindre Maureen ou Vivienne au 613-591-3686.

    L'affiche peut être visionnée ici.

    Wednesday, September 21, 2011

    Consultation on OCDSB Policy on Special Education Programs and Services

    The OCDSB is revising its policy on special education. See below for details:
    The Ottawa-Carleton Board of Education has scheduled two focus group discussions to be held on October 19, 2011 to seek public input: one from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and the other from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The sessions will be held in the cafeteria of the Confederation Education Centre, 1645 Woodroffe Avenue, in Nepean.

    The purpose of this consultation is twofold: to~request input regarding possible changes to Policy P.096.SES Special Education Programs and Services and to request input on other issues affecting the delivery of special education programs and services.

    Information is posted on the district’s website regarding our process. The website information is shown below for your information.~
    The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) is in the process of revising its existing Special Education policy. The committee coordinating the policy review is committed to developing a policy which promotes and protects educational practices which support the unique learning needs of students with exceptionalities. The review will also help to align the policy with provincial directives.

    The public is invited to provide input on the draft revised policy~word.jpg. Specifically, the OCDSB is seeking input regarding areas in which it is believed that policy needs to be changed, or new policy statements need to be developed.~ Subsequent to the development of a draft policy, the public will be invited to comment on that draft prior to its presentation to Board for approval.
    Please consider the following questions when submitting your input:
    • What do you like about the policy?
    • What do you not like about the policy?
    • What is missing in the policy?
    • If you have identified a problem, can you suggest any solutions?
    If you wish to provide input please send your comments to the following email address: PolicyOnSpecialEducation@ocdsb.ca until October 21, 2011.
    Relevant input received will be published on the website.~ If you do not wish to be identified on the web-site please indicate that in your email.
    To find out more~visit the OCDSB Policy Reviews webpage and read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
    If you plan to attend one of the focus groups, please RSVP to lorraine.smith-champagne@ocdsb.ca or call 613-596-8254.

    Saturday, September 17, 2011

    Thank you Katimavik Residents -- Merci aux résidents

    Open letter from KHCA President to all residents and park users:

    Thank you Katimavik Residents

    My check for debris in Parks showed that for the most part our parks are practically debris free. Thank you one and all for keeping our neighborhood beautiful.
    Lettre du président de l'ACKH à tous les résidents:

    Merci aux résidents de Katimavik

    Une vérification pour détritus dans nos parcs confirme qu'ils sont pour la plupart très propres. Merci à tous pour continuer à maintenir la beauté de notre cartier.

    Progress on dog feces in parks -- Compte-rendu sur la salubrité des parcs

    Open letter from President KHCA to Dog Owners and Dog Walkers:
    Katimavik-Hazeldean Community has made progress.

    Whatever the difficulty may have been with dog feces in the past, I did not find dog deposits in any of the Katimavik-Hazeldean Dogs Off Leash Parks.

    I encountered dog feces only once last Thursday when I checked our Parks. What I found was under a clump of bushes at the Pickford Drive edge of the most Southern section of Hewitt Park.

    Lettre de la part du président de l'ACKH à tous les maîtres de chiens:
    La communauté Katimavik-Hazeldean a fait du progrès.

    Les problèmes d'excrément de chiens semble être derrière nous, car je n'ai pu trouvé de traces d'excrément dans les parcs sans laisse de Katimavik-Hazeldean.

    Toutefois, j'en ai vu une fois jeudi dernier lors d'une tournée dans tous nos parks, sous un buisson à l'extrémité sud du parc Hewitt, longeant promenade Pickford.

    Move it Outside - Age Friendly Park Checklist -- Est-ce que nos parcs favorisent l'activité physique chez les aînés?

    The Seniors Health Promotion Coalition (SHPC) is delighted to send you the Move It Outside Age Friendly Park Checklist and Profile of Park Usage by Older Adults 2011. We look forward to your involvement in the Move It Outside project during Active Aging Week - September 25 to October 1, 2011 to complete the quick and easy Age Freindly Park Checklist and offer a Fall Frolic Activity. Ideas for Fall Frolic Activities are included in the Assess Your Park document.

    For more information, please request the associated documentation and checklists from president@khca.on.ca.


    La Coalition pour la promotion de la santé chez les aînés invite à évaluer la convivialité des parcs sur le chapitre de l’activité physique chez les aînés en fonction :
    • des éléments déjà présents;
    • des points à améliorer;
    • des mesures à prendre pour améliorer les parcs de façon à ce que les générations d’aînés à venir puissent en profiter.
    Les renseignements et les formulaires connexes sont disponibles par courriel auprès de president@khca.on.ca.

    Pilot project: Sitting Volleyball -- Volleyball assis

    Sitting volleyball is an alternative form of volleyball designed for athletes with a disability, but is a game that can be played by everyone, sitting down, on a smaller court and with a lower net.

    This unique sports program offers participants a chance to try one of the world’s fastest growing sports for athletes with a disability. Come out, get active, and participate. Sessions include a warm-up, skill development and games.

    For more information, see the attached poster and register at ottawa.ca/recreation using program code #676631


    Le volley-ball assis est une variante du volley-ball conçue pour les personnes handicapées. Toutefois, tous peuvent y jouer, assis directement sur un terrain plus petit et le filet plus bas que dans le cas du volley-ball ordinaire.

    Ce programme unique en son genre permet aux participants d’essayer l’un des sports pour personnes handicapées dont la popularité connaît la plus forte croissance au monde. Soyez actifs et participez. Les séances comprennent un échauffement, l’apprentissage de techniques et des parties.

    Pour plus d'information, voir l'affiche ci-jointe et inscrivez-vous à ottawa.ca/recreation avec le code 676631.

    Tuesday, September 13, 2011

    Fall 2011 Clean Up destination: Hewitt Park North

    On Saturday, September 24, the Katimavik-Hazeldean Community Association will be leading the Fall Clean Up of the forest area on the East Side of Hewitt Park North between Pickford Drive/De Carlo Gardens and Hewitt Way.
    WE WILL GATHER at the CHILDREN’S PLAY STRUCTURE in HEWITT PARK for 10 am on SEPTEMBER 24. (The rain date is October 1 at 10 am)

    See the attached notice/invitation for more details.

    Be Square and Join Us THERE

    Sunday, September 11, 2011

    Proposed Naming Robert Barr Football Field in Walter Baker Park

    We have received the following request for our comments on the proposal to commemoratively name the football field at Walter Baker Park in honour of Robert Barr so the field will known as   The Robert Barr Football Field.   
    No other change is being proposed to Walter Baker Park sports fields at this time.
    The City website shows essentially the following report on Robert Barr

    Robert Barr has been a community leader in Kanata for almost 30 years.        He has been a coach, administrator and organizer with Kanata Knights Football Club working with over 1,000 players in over 300 games.      He has fostered the “Spirit of Voluntarism” as mentor to parents and fellow coaches.     While he has been successful as a football coach winning multiple championships, Robert Barr has just as importantly been successful in passing on the values of honesty, respect and fairplay.

    For more details you may visit  City website

    Please do copy me at president@khca.on.ca when emailing comments to the City at namingottawa@ottawa.ca as indicated below. 
    We have until 4:30 pm on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 to submit views to:  
    Tyler Cox
    Policy & Projects Coordinator, City Clerk & Solicitor Department
    Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
    Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1

    Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 15636
    Fax: 613-580-2416

    Thursday, September 8, 2011

    Next regular meeting: Sept 12, 2011

    The next regular meeting of the KHCA will be held on Monday September 12, 2011.
    • The evening will feature a presentation on the services available to visually impaired members of our community and on the opportunities to assist visually impaired residents we may know or encounter. 
    • There will, of course, be an opportunity discuss the experience you are having with the bus changes now in effect
    • As part of the City’s 2011 Fall Cleaning the Capital Campaign, we will arrange for an hour for general Clean-up of select Katimavik Parks among those who can participate.
    This meeting will begin at 7:30 pm in the Community Room at the Katimavik Elementary School, 64 Chimo Drive, Kanata. All residents of Katimavik-Hazeldean are Welcome.

    Tuesday, September 6, 2011

    Senior Summit - October 3, 2011

     The City of Ottawa will be holding a series of steps leading to improved City of Ottawa programs servicing for Older Adults.
     The kick off will be a  SENIOR SUMMIT  at 8:00 am City Hall  on October 3, 2011 with Opening Speeches by Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Mark Taylor followed by questions and answer; presentations on seniors demographics, trends and current City programs; small group discussions, keynote speakers .        

    The Senior Summit will be followed by public consultations in October and November organized in cooperation with the Age Friendly Ottawa Initiative

    The objective is to develop an Older Adult Plan as an action plan to be implemented in 2012 as the template for realizing the necessary adjustments which the City may have to make.

    Attention is being focused on the following six broad areas: Transportation; Housing; Social and Recreation Services; Community Support and Health Services; Civic Participation and Volunteering; Public Safety and Security.

    Clink  Register Online  in order to register for the Senior Summit     Please note registration for the Seniors Summit is limited.

    There are two background studies.     You may click Portrait of Older Adults to consult the demographic data on seniors  and also click the Inventory of Programs and Services for Older Adults   to review the current status of City programs


    Thursday, September 1, 2011


    On Saturday, September 10, 2011 Hazeldean Family Chiropractic Clinic will be hosting a free  KIDS DAY KANATA from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Kanata Leisure Centre.
    It will be an afternoon dedicated to health, safety, and environmental issues that affect children and our whole community.
    Because of the rising concern about some childhood health issues Hazeldean Family Chiropractic along with other health professionals in our community will offer free health screenings.     
    The Ottawa Police Service will provide free child ID cards and conduct free fingerprinting for all children who attend.  
    As well Hazeldean Family Chiropractic will distribute information on child health and safety, on environmental issues, on crime prevention and on disease prevention and health promotion generally.   Also the Clinic will provide balloons, giveaways and prize draws as well as snacks
     As part of this event, Dr. McLaughlin and Dr. Paradis have chosen to sponsor KidSport Ottawa so as to spotlight their involvement in organized sport for children and youth.
    Please note that access to the Kanata Leisure Centre pool is NOT PART of Kids Day Kanata health celebration.

    CNIB presenting at September Meeting

    Are you aware of the services which the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) may provide to those experiencing visual difficulties, or would you like to find ways we can help neighbors and friends who are partially sighted or blind? The next regular meeting (Sep 12 at 7:30pm) will feature a special presentation from the CNIB. All residents are welcome to attend!

    Give the gift of friendship!

    The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to provide regular social interaction and companionship to people who are blind or partially sighted in Kanata and East Region Ontario.

    As a Vision Mate, you provide sighted assistance with reading, errands (grocery and other shopping), leisure activities such as theatre, concerts, baseball games, recreational activities such as the gym, walking, swimming or gardening.

    To learn more about this exciting volunteer opportunity, contact Perpetua Quigley at 613-563-4021 x5002 or perpetua.quigley@cnib.ca.  Visit www.cnib.ca today!

    Atlantic Voices Choral Composition Contest 2011

    Atlantic Voices: The Newfoundland and Labrador Choir of Ottawa is a mixed-voice (SATB) community choir that sings music from and about Atlantic Canada.  This is their second Choral Composition Contest, and the choir is looking for quality choral music with an East Coast flavour.  They are offering two prizes, a 1st prize of $500 and a 2nd prize of $200, for original choral works by Canadian composers.  The winning works will be programmed on Atlantic Voices' spring 2012 concert.  This competition is open to all residents of Canada, of all backgrounds and all ages.  Note: the winning entrant need not have a particular connection to the Atlantic region.

    Deadline for submissions is October 31, 2011. Please see this document for contest specifications, or visit their website for more information.

    25th anniversary of the WOCRC!
    25e anniversaire du CRCOO!

    The WOCRC Open House - Celebrating 25 Years of Bringing Care and Community Together in western Ottawa. 
    On September 19th 2011, from 4:30 to 6:30pm, the WOCRC will be launching its 25th Anniversary with an Open House at 2 MacNeil Court (corner Hazeldean-Castlefrank). The event will coincide with the WOCRC's 2010-11 Annual General Meeting taking place at 7pm. The Open House will include a trade show highlighting the programs and services offered to communities within western Ottawa. Refreshments will be served.

    All partners, stakeholders, volunteers and members of the community are invited to join the celebrations on the new 4th floor. The open house is an ideal team to come out and learn about how it all started, the milestones along the way, and the important contributions that have made a difference in the lives of people of all ages in western Ottawa.

    Those who require help with transportation may contact Deirdre Machum at 613-591-3686 x315.
    For further details on the Open House, please be sure to visit their website.
    Portes ouvertes du CRCOO pour célébrer les 25 ans de jumelage des soins et de la collectivité dans l'ouest d'Ottawa! 
    Le 19 septembre 2011, le CRCOO fera le lancement de son 25e anniversaire avec une session portes ouvertes de 16h30 à 18h30 au 2, cour MacNeil (coin Hazeldean-Castlefrank). L'événement sera suivi par l'assemblée générale annuelle du CRCOO à 19h, et comprendra un salon d'exposition mettant en vedette les programmes et services offerts à la collectivité dans l'ouest d'Ottawa. Des rafraîchissements seront servis. 

    Partenaires, bénévoles et membres de la communauté sont invités à célébrer au tout nouveau 4e étage. La session portes ouvertes du 19 septembre est un moment idéal pour venir et apprendre comment tout a commencé, de voir les jalons le long du chemin, et les contributions importantes qui ont fait une différences dans la vie des gens de tous âges dans l'ouest d'Ottawa. 

    Ceux qui ont besoin d'aide au déplacement sont invités à le signaller à Deirdre Machum au 613-591-3686 poste 315. 
    Pour plus de détails sur cet événement, veuillez consulter leur page d'accueil.

    National Capital FreeNet seeks an Executive Director

    On behalf of the NCF Search Committee:
    (The NCF is a non-commercial and not-for-profit internet service provider for residents of the national capital region.)
    National Capital FreeNet's board of directors is searching for an Executive Director to manage and lead NCF's team of staff and volunteers.

    The search committee plans to conduct interviews in September. We would appreciate receiving expressions of interest as soon as possible, no later than September 10.

    The contributions of traditionally-generous members and volunteers are as great as ever, and a critical element is to have an Executive Director to coordinate efforts, pursue opportunities, and simply to make things happen. Doubling our membership is a key goal, because more members would improve NCF's economies of scale and allow it to accomplish more for members.

    We welcome and will appreciate your email comments and suggestions at opportunities@ncf.ca.

    Thanks for your help,

    Mike Kelly, Ken McCarthy, Chris Cope
    (NCF Board members on the Search Committee,
    assisted by Jim Elder and Shirley Yik)

    For more information, see http://www.ncf.ca/ncf/opportunities/

    Smoke free parks

    Thank you letter from the City's Public Health Officer to KHCA and other community associations regarding smoke-free parks and playing fields:

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    Thank you for promoting “Smoke-Free” signs / Merci de faire la promotion de panneaux « sans fumée »
    Dear Katimavik-Hazeldean Community Association,
    Thank you for helping to support the Play, Live, Be, Tobacco Free campaign by requesting voluntary “Smoke-Free” signs for your park and playing fields.
    On July 5, 2011, almost 90 neighbourhood parks had requested voluntarily smoke-free. Over the summer, this number has increased to 188 parks. The success of this initiative truly highlights what can be accomplished when community associations, Ottawa City Councillors, and City of Ottawa staff, work together for a common goal. This initiative improves the quality of life for Ottawa’s residents through expanding Smoke-Free spaces. Tobacco-free playgrounds and playing fields protect children from second-hand smoke and encourages positive role modelling for children and youth.

    Please note that if your requested sign has not yet been posted, the sign will be posted as soon as possible.  

    Ottawa Public Health aims to provide voluntary “Smoke-Free” signs for all parks in Ottawa; your contribution to the Play, Live, Be, Tobacco Free campaign is greatly appreciated.
    Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
    Dr. Levy

    Aux membres des associations communautaires et aux partenaires,
    Je vous remercie d’avoir soutenu la campagne Jouer, s’amuser et vivre sans tabac en demandant de recevoir des panneaux désignant vos parcs et terrains de jeu comme des espaces sans fumée.
    Le 5 juillet 2011, on comptait près de 90 parcs communautaires dans lesquels les utilisateurs sont invités à s’abstenir de fumer. Au cours de l’été, le nombre de ces parcs est passé à 188. Ce succès témoigne de ce qui peut être accompli lorsque des associations communautaires, des conseillers municipaux d’Ottawa et le personnel de la Ville d’Ottawa collaborent à l’atteinte d’un objectif commun. L’initiative contribue à améliorer la qualité de vie des résidents d’Ottawa en augmentant le nombre d’endroits sans fumée. Les terrains de jeu sans fumée font en sorte que les enfants puissent s’amuser sans être exposés à de la fumée secondaire et offrent des modèles de comportement positifs aux enfants et aux adolescents.

    Veuillez prendre note que, si les panneaux que vous avez demandés n’ont pas encore été posés, ils le seront dès que possible.
    Santé publique Ottawa cherche à faire poser volontairement des panneaux « sans fumée » dans tous les parcs de la ville. Votre contribution à la campagne Jouer, s’amuser et vivre sans tabac est grandement appréciée.
    N’hésitez pas à communiquer avec moi si vous avez des questions.
    Meilleures salutations,
    Dr Isra Levy

    I.G.Levy, MBBCh, MSc, FRCPC, FACPM
    Medical Officer of Health / Médecin chef en santé publique
    Ottawa Public Health / Santé publique Ottawa

    Phone/tel: 613-580-6744 x 23681
    Fax/téléc: 613-580-9641

    Tuesday, August 23, 2011

    Young's Pond project

    The KHCA would likes to thank Ross Wallace and his Waste Management staff who have contributed time and effort to the Young’s Pond Project and Waste Management Charities for the $20,000 donation.

    Councillor Hubley has assured us that the ice rink at Young’s Pond Park during Winter months will continue. Councillor Hubley would also like to have wildlife re-established in the Park so that we, young and old, may come the Park during the rest of the year to view and get a little understanding of some nature’s animals and birds.

    There will be a meeting on the various ways to encourage wildlife to return to the Park. The KHCA will advertise the meeting as soon as we know the location, date and time.

    posted from Bloggeroid

    Thursday, August 18, 2011

    Household Hazardous Waste depot this Sunday

    Get rid of your household hazardous waste at the Maple Grove Depot, 1655 Maple Grove Road, Sunday August 21st from 9am to 4pm.

    What is Household Hazardous Waste?
    If it’s corrosive, flammable or poisonous it’s hazardous waste. These types of products contaminate water and landfills and should never be poured down the drain or put out with your regular garbage.
    To help you dispose of these products safely, the City of Ottawa operates several one-day Household Hazardous Waste Depots for City of Ottawa residents only.
    Products to be dropped off at household hazardous waste depots include:
    • Aerosol containers
    • Propane cylinders
    • Disinfectants
    • Florescent bulbs/tubes
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Fertilizers and pesticides
    • Mercury switches/thermometers
    • Needles and syringes
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Paints and coatings
    • Oven and window cleaners
    • Pool chemicals
    You can also return certain paint products and batteries to Ottawa hardware retailers. Visit makethedrop.ca to find a location near you.

    For more on hazardous waste and special items, see the ottawa website at http://www.ottawa.ca/garbage_recycle/special/index_en.html

    Sunday, August 14, 2011

    Young's Pond upgrade plans

    EMC Kanata quoted Councillor Hubley as thanking Waste Management for being an excellent corporate citizen in regards to the generous donations (EMC News, posted Aug 11, 2011, cited 14 Aug 2011) and providing the following details (Jeff Maguire Aug 11, 2011, cited 14 Aug 2011):
    Some of the preliminary plans for the park include a boardwalk on the side of the pond so children and adults can look into the water, as well as making the pond more accessible for all.
    We are currently working on a draft concept plan for the pond, which may include the introduction of fish into the pond. I will keep residents informed via newsletters, my website and a public meeting once the draft plan is received.
    Other ideas for the park include new picnic tables, benches, a knowledge board and birdhouses.
    My goal is to showcase the pond's natural beauty for everyone to enjoy.

    Saturday, August 13, 2011

    Young’s Pond receives $20K for beautification

    @KourierStandard: Young's Pond Park to get an upgrade:
    Jessica Cunha - Aug 12, 2011 (cited 13 August 2011):
    Young’s Pond Park recently received $20,000 to go towards beautifying the area.
    The money was raised from a charity golf tournament, held by Waste Management, on Aug. 2.
    The project to revitalize the park includes adding a boardwalk, benches, picnic tables and a new park sign.
    Young’s Pond Park is located off McCurdy Drive, near Young Road in Kanata south. Many residents walk the paths in all seasons and the pond is turned into a skating rink in the winter.
    The man-made pond was built in the 1980s and the park boasts a play structure, benches, walking trails and a large sand box.
    “I am very pleased,” said Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley.
    The tournament, held at the Marshes Golf Club and the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata, raised $375,000, which was donated to 19 charities.
    More on donation by Waste Management of proceeds from annual charity golf tournament.

    Sunday, August 7, 2011

    Is litter a problem in your area?

    Litter isn't normally a problem in Katimavik-Hazeldean, but if you notice a problem in your area, let the City know. Call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401) or e-mail cleaning@ottawa.ca.

    City's Public Service Announcement to Put Litter Where It Belongs follows:
    Ottawa – The City of Ottawa is calling on all residents and visitors to help keep our city beautiful and clean by doing your part and putting your litter where it belongs – in a waste or recycling container.

    Look for the LitterBug logo throughout the city. This logo is a reminder to pitch in and reduce litter in our parks, neighbourhoods and scenic locations.

    The simple action of putting your litter where it belongs benefits everyone. Together we can help keep Ottawa clean, green and litter-free.

    For more information, visit ottawa.ca/litterbug. To report excessive litter, call 3-1-1 (TTY:613-580-2401).

    Wednesday, August 3, 2011

    Fire Hydrant Testing -- Vérification des bornes fontaines

    The City will be testing fire hydrants in parts of Katimavik-Hazeldean from August 8 - August 19.
    While fire hydrant testing is a routine maintenance procedure, it may result in temporary inconveniences. High flow rate discharge during testing disturbs sediments in the water distribution system. This often results in brown or rust-coloured water. Hydrant testing may also reduce regular water pressure. Reduced water pressure should only be intermittent as the hydrants are being tested. Your regular water pressure will return to normal once the flow testing is complete
    For more information, call the Water Information Line at 613-560-6089 (TTY: 613-580-2401)
    or visit http://ottawa.ca/residents/water/projects_programs/hydrant_testing/index_en.html

    La ville vérifiera le fonctionnement des bornes fontaines dans plusieurs rues de Katimavik-Hazeldean du 8 au 19 août.
    Bien que la vérification des bornes fontaines soit une procédure d'entretien de routine, il se peut qu'elle occasionne des inconvénients temporaires. Le fait de laisser sortir l'eau à un débit très élevé remue les sédiments dans le réseau de distribution d'eau, ce qui entraîne très souvent une couleur brunâtre ou rougeâtre de l'eau. La vérification peut aussi avoir comme effet de réduire la pression de l'eau dans les robinets, mais ce problème se produit seulement pendant les tests et la situation devrait rentrer dans l'ordre aussitôt que ceux ci seront terminés.
    Pour d'autres renseignements, appelez la Ligne d'information sur l'eau au 613-560-6089 (ATS: 613-580-2401) ou consulter http://ottawa.ca/residents/water/projects_programs/hydrant_testing/index_fr.html

    Thursday, July 21, 2011

    Check Your AFTER Sept 4 Transit Schedule Now

    You may now check in advance the transit changes at many bus stops for  when full OC Transpo service resumes beginning on September 4

    Detail service information, schedules, maps and travel planning are all available at check your route.

    When checking your future  travel schedule be sure to CHOOSE a travel date AFTER September 4th

    Printed timetables are to be available in August at the usual locations  and by phoning 613-741-4390.

    For more information phone 613-741-4390 or visit OC Transpo's webiste at  wwww.octranspo.com

    Energy Retrofit Program Renewed

    The federal government has renewed the  ecoENERGY Retrofit program   until March 31, 2012.     Homeowners could be eligible to receive grants of up to $5,000 to make their homes more energy efficient.

    Please note that in this new program all participants are required to register with the program before scheduling an energy audit and proceeding with renovations.  

    When homeowners undertake energy retrofits that result in significant energy efficiency as shown by energy audits they may qualify for the grants provided they supply written receipts for expenses eligible for the grants

    Those who may have participated in the past may participate in the new program by following  the new requirements..

    For further information click the  ecoEnnergy link in text above or phone 1-800-622-6232

    Friday, June 24, 2011

    Canada Day in Kanata!

    The KHCA is proud and pleased to support the Canada Day in Kanata Celebration, one of the largest community events in Ottawa. Crowds of over 30,000 gather at Walter Baker Park off Terry Fox Drive (right here in Katimavik-Hazeldean) to celebrate this significant community event.

    Event highlights planned for this year include:
    • Sloan
    • Plush Garden
    • Open Sky
    • Go Long (!)
    • Holy Trinity Rhythm and Blues Band
    • Dominic D'arcy performs at the Seniors Breakfast
    • CSMA Tug of War Challenge
    • Captial Missfits
    • The Hazeldean Mall - Crossing Bridge Square Family Fun Zone
    • Carleton University Chemistry Magic Show
    • Rock the Arts Puppet Show
    • Princess Story Time
    • Free Yoga Class - Mountain Goat Yoga
    • Midway Rides presented by The Bill Connelly Charity
    • Huge Firework Display
    Note: there is No Public Parking on Site (certain exceptions - see website) so walk, carpool, bus it, or take your bike (free supervised bicycle parking), and have a great time!

    Urban Forum lecture: For better pedestrian environments

    This lecture may be of interest to some residents:

    Walking Around the World:
    Innovation and inspiration for
    better pedestrian environments

    Wednesday June 29th, 2011
    Champlain Room, Ottawa City Hall | 7pm

    Dr Rodney Tolley, Conference Director, Walk21; Honorary Research Fellow, Staffordshire University (UK)

    Active living is a way of life that integrates physical activity into daily routines. Evidence shows that compact, mixed use, walkable and cycle-friendly environments can encourage active living that has associated health, economic, environmental and social benefits. In spite of this, car-oriented communities persist, – though there are powerful demographic and economic forces now at work to achieve active living.

    Rodney Tolley will argue that the creation of environments supportive of active living requires collaborative partnerships between all levels of government and other agencies. Using examples from around the world, he will draw attention to the remarkable resurgence in active travel in the past decade and demonstrate how cities are re-evaluating past development paradigms –in order to achieve liveability and sustainability in the future.

    Special Session Partner: Green Communities Canada

    Related Links:
    Green Communities Canada, and
    Canada Walks

    Saturday, June 18, 2011

    8th Annual Ottawa ECO-Fair! Saturday, September 17

    The 8th Ottawa Eco-Fair will be held in the Fieldhouse lof Carleton University, Bronson Avenue, Ottawa  on Saturday, September 17, 2011 from 10 am to 5 pm

    Free Admission and Parking

    Come and celebrate green living ideas, products and services.   

    Ottawa’s grassroots community will be on display at an informative and fun-filled day for all to enjoy!

    This one day environmental exhibition features displays from small and large businesses, government and non-profit organizations in the Ottawa community.   Besides exhibits, there will be cooking demonstrations, local wine and beer tastings as well as a Children's Eco-Carnival.

    Find out how you can help the planet, save money and improve your health by learning more about local food, nature, transportation, energy, lifestyle, home and garden, mom’s and babies, health and wellness and more!

    The Ottawa Eco-Fair will again offer a 100-mile Lunch featuring food from local producers and suppliers that had visitors raving at last year’s Eco-Fair!