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!

Monday, January 24, 2011

details added to Feb 7 meeting agenda

President's update will include
  • Winter West Festival, 
  • outdoor rinks, and 
  • Dogs in Parks. 
See full agenda here.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Public comment period on planned Hwy 417 lane and ramp closures

The Government of Ontario will be closing lanes at Eagleson Interchange and ramps at Eagleson and Castlefrank as part of Hwy 417 expansion. They would like to hear any comments residents may have before January 28, 2011. Visit the project website at www.highway417expansion.com for details.

Update 2011-02-09: The KHCA has expressed appreciation for the consultation period, and with concerns regarding the schedule of the northbound to westbound ramp closure (14 weeks starting September 2011), which could be affected by arrival of winter weather, and with the possible overflow onto Katimavik Road. We will post further updates when available.

Update 2011-06-03: Response from MOT has been received and posted here.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Winter West Activities: Feb 6

The Katimavik-Hazeldean Community Association is sponsoring a Community Skating Party on Sunday, February 6, from 2 pm to 4 pm at Young’s Pond Park Outdoor Rink, 175 McCurdy Drive Kanata as part of the Kanata Chamber of Commerce Winter West celebration.
Community family skating and family fun. Refreshments: Hot Chocolate, Coffee, Bottled Water and treats available at no cost.

L'association communautaire Katimavik-Hazeldean vous invite à une fête de patinage extérieur à la surface glacée Young's Pond, dans le cadre des activités de "Winter West" de la chambre de commerce de Kanata. Deux heures de plaisir familial, avec un peu de hockey et un petit goûter (incluant chocolat chaud, café, eau embouteillée et collations, tous sans frais) seront offerts. Soyez des nôtres entre 14 et 16 heures, dimanche le 6 février.

Winter West Activities: Feb 5

Kanata-Hazeldean Lions Club presents Winterfest Carnival beginning with Pancake Breakfast from 8:00 am to 11:30 am (cost $3.00 child/$4.00 adult); Free Horse and Sleigh rides, 10:00 to Noon; Ray’s Reptiles from 1:00 to 2:00; Children’s Crafts (ages 4-6) from 2:00 to 3:00. All events at the Lion Dick Brûlé Community Centre, 170 Castlefrank Road.

Kanata-Hazeldean Lions Club presents Winterfest Dance - The Bayou Bash.
In support of the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre. Dancing, silent auctions, Louisiana buffet, cash bar. Tickets $20. Call 613-591-3609 or email toddsloan@me.com

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

February 7: regular meeting, special time

Please note the early start time for the next regular meeting, which will be held on Monday February 7, 2011. The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm, to accommodate Public Board School Trustee Cathy Curry who has an OCDSB meeting later that evening.

The agenda should be finalized in the next few days.

Update 2011-01-22: Preliminary Agenda has been posted.  See also the OCDSB Discussion Paper on Interim Accommodation Measures.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Garbage Collection changes: Service Level Review

City of Ottawa website http://www.ottawa.ca/residents/recycling_garbage/waste_slr/index_en.html includes an online questionnaire, review of service levels and options and notice of two sessions in Kanata at The Kanata Recreation Centre, Upper Hall. The first session has already passed.
The next session will be Thursday, January 20 4:00 to 8:30 pm

Residents can also provide feedback by completing the online questionnaire or by sending comments (by mail or email), no later than 4 pm Friday, February 4, 2011.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Statement from KHCA President regarding the resignation of a Committee Member

Statement from KHCA President:
It is with regret that I have accepted Mr. Read's resignation as co-vice-president of the KHCA, over the dogs in parks issue which generated so much controversy.  We thank him for his brief time as a member of the executive and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Minutes of January 2011 meeting

The minutes from the last meeting have just been posted on the website. See http://www.khca.on.ca/meeting.html.
Feel free to mention (by email or comment below) any important inaccuracies or points that we might have missed.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Thank you letter from KCHA President to attendees of January 3rd regular meeting

The following letter was emailed earlier today to all attendees who provided their email address:
Good Afternoon,

On behalf of the Katimavik-Hazeldean Community Association (KHCA), I would like to thank you for attending the meeting of January 3, 2011 at the Katimavik Community Centre.  The association greatly appreciates everyone who took the time to come out to express their views and to support those expressing views. We hope you will always feel welcome at future KHCA meetings.

First of all, thank you for drawing attention to late night partying that occurs in Sewell Park, Hazeldean Woods and elsewhere within our community. I have no doubt that City of Ottawa officials and the Ottawa Police will respond to all calls you make to help deter these activities from happening in the future.  Please take it upon yourselves to inform the KHCA of these types of situations so we may help focus on solutions within our community.

Equally important, we deeply appreciate everyone's views and opinions regarding the City of Ottawa - Dogs in Parks Policy.  The KHCA understands that the dog owners are satisfied with current city policy with respect to "Dogs in Parks" in the community and wish to leave this as is. None the less, we trust that as dog owners you will network and discuss amongst yourselves about whether you wish to work with KHCA and City of Ottawa officials towards establishing a fenced dog run (or two, if appropriate) within Katimavik-Hazeldean community.

Lastly, be assured that your community association, the KHCA, will observe the City’s requirements of City’s Dogs in Parks policy for notifying both park users and park neighbours of any and all proposed changes in the use or designation of a City of Ottawa park as its own.

We will be communicating developments on all issues of interest to the Katimavik-Hazeldean community through weekly newspapers (EMC Kanata and Kanata Kourier-Standard) and with postings on our KHCA website (www.khca.on.ca).  We trust that our new community interactive on-line presence the KHCA blog (http://khca.blogspot.com) will become the source for the latest news and opinions on matters that affect both you in particular and your community in general.

Thank you again and May you have a Happy New Year


Rod MacLean
President,  The Katimavik-Hazeldean Community Association

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January 3rd meeting

wow - great participation last night, a lot of good discussion.  Thanks especially to Councillor Hubley for being able to attend the meeting, and staying to the end.   We'll notify when the minutes are ready (and where to find them).  cheers

Monday, January 3, 2011

KHCA blog now live!

We're pleased to add this blog (web log) to our website, as yet another way to keep in touch with our community.  Using a free blog service (in this case, Blogger) will allow us to communicate more effectively at no extra cost, plus it keeps a searchable history of all prior announcements.
So, feel free to speak your mind!  All comments (which will be moderated to avoid spam and other inappropriate messages) will be considered at the next meeting and responded to here as soon as practical.  Cheers!

Sunday, January 2, 2011