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!

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.