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, February 28, 2011

new links added

Recently updated the Contact Us / Links page to include:
  • City's Summer Student Employment Program
  • City's Waste Explorer (which bin to use for type of trash)
  • City's winter parking and restrictions
  • Mayor’s City Builder Award
  • Environment Canada's Franktown Radar and forecast
 Any suggestions, we'll be happy to add/revise.

Mayor's City Builder Award

The Mayor’s City Builder Award is a civic honour created to recognize an individual, group or organization that has, through their outstanding volunteerism or exemplary action, demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to making our city a better place today and for the future. This may include life-long service, outstanding acts of kindness, inspiring charitable work, community building or any other exemplary achievements.

The award will be presented at the beginning of each Ottawa City Council meeting.

See http://www.ottawa.ca/city_hall/mayor_council/mayor/mayor_city_builder_award_en.html for information on the nomination and selection process.

International Women’s Day with Councillor Hubley

March 8th 6:30-9:00 pm

Kanata Recreation Centre
100 Walter Baker Place

Everyone’s welcome this is a family friendly event.
Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
  • Keynote Speech by Federal Minister of Labour Lisa Raitt
  • Master of Ceremonies Sandy Sharkey from 93.9 Bob FM
For more information contact Councillor Allan Hubley’s Office at 613-580-2752

Friday, February 25, 2011

Invitation to monthly meeting March 7, 2011

The meeting will begin with President’s and Treasurer’s updates including the proposed Ministry of Transport work on Highway 417 between Eagleson and Terry Fox.

The main focus of the meeting will be presentations followed by questions and answers on concerns about Crime Prevention and Reporting so that we may all be aware of and participate in making Katimavik-Hazeldean a safer community we can all enjoy.

The meeting will be held in the Community Room of Katimavik Elementary School, 64 Chimo Drive and begins at 7:30 pm.

All residents of Katimavik-Hazeldean are welcome to attend.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Katimavik-Hazeldean Express/Local Bus service to be Reduced

The OC Transpo 2011 Business Plan, section 2.5.2, outlines eliminating Express Route #64 in September, 2011. The plan is to add the former #64 onto the end of Express Route #63 after it has run through the current Express Route #63.

Express Route #62 is also included in the 2011 Business Plan list of routes to be consolidated to reduce duplication.

Further, the 2011 Business Plan, section 2.5.4, shows that local bus Route #161 is to be reduced to a peak hour service and as well certain sections of the current peak hour Route #169 are to be removed because of low ridership.

The elimination of Express Route #64 and consolidating Express Route #62 is part of a plan to save $17.7 million each full year beginning in 2012 by reducing to 95% the proportion of urban households within 5 minutes of peak hour service.

Reducing Route #161 to peak hour service only and removing sections of #169 are part of the plan to save $1.8 million each full year beginning in 2012 by reducing to 95% the proportion of urban households within 10 minutes of off-peak service.

The grand total of savings beginning in 2012 is to be $22 million indicated in Table 4 of the 2011 Business Plan (pdf).

This savings is to come along with the purchase of essentially single purpose Double-Decker buses.

2011 Transit Commission budget appears to pit Transit users against one another

The City of Ottawa will be hosting Budget Consultations on Wednesday, February 23 at Holy Trinity High School, 180 Katimavik Road from 7 pm to 9 pm.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Proposed Route Changes OC Transpo - #63, 64

See Section 2.5.1 for 2011 Route Changes, including map of proposed merge of routes 63 and 64.
http://city.ottawa.on.ca/calendar/ottawa/citycouncil/tc/2011/02-16/03%20-%20Document%202.htm

Presented to Transit Commission on Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Ecology Ottawa's 2011 Clean Energy Campaign Launch

Ecology Ottawa invites all Engaged Citizens, Community Organizations, City Councillors, Energy Businesses, Supporting Agencies to celebrate all the wheels that are driving clean energy in Ottawa.

When: Feb 24, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Where: Jean Pigott Place Room, City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. West, Ottawa
Agenda:
“Clean Energy Future”
“How We Got Here”
“Role of City Council”
“Efforts to Date”
Food, Drink, and Fun!

Please RSVP by Thurs, Feb 17
Kevin.donaghy@ecologyottawa.ca 613-860-5353
...and let us know too, so we can get sense of environmental concern among Katimavik-Hazeldean residents.

WOCRC quarterly newsletter

On behalf of the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre (WOCRC), the winter edition of the Centre’s quarterly "Let’s Connect / Entre-Nous" Newsletter is now available on their website under the ‘What’s New’ section. Should you have any comments and/or concerns, please do not hesitate in contacting the Centre.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

2011 Budget Consultations

The City will host five bilingual multi-ward budget consultations, including one right here in Katimavik (Holy Trinity Catholic High School, 180 Katimavik Road) on Feb 23 from 7 to 9pm.

Please inform us if there are any important budget issues we can assist you with.

See http://city.ottawa.on.ca/city_hall/budget/budget_2011/ for full details, including draft documents, consultation process and timetable, and presentations.
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La ville tiendra cinq séances de consultation multiquartier bilingues sur le budget, dont une ici-même à l'école catholique Holy Trinity au 180 chemin Katimavik, le mercredi 23 février de 19 h à 21 h.

Veuillez nous faire part de vos priorités ou inquiétudes, que l'association communautaire pourrait appuyer.

Pour plus d'informations sur l'ébauche du budget, le processus budgétaire et calendrier des consultations publiques, voir http://city.ottawa.on.ca/city_hall/budget/budget_2011/index_fr.html.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Nomination time for Civic Appreciation Awards

Do you know someone in your community whose volunteer efforts have touched your life and should be recognized?

Each spring, as part of the celebration of National Volunteer Week, the City of Ottawa holds an awards ceremony by invitation to publicly thank the many volunteers at work in our community. The event will be held in May, but the deadline for nominations are usually the third Friday in March. The KHCA has nominated recipients in past years and is once again looking for deserving nominees.

Please suggest as many deserving volunteers (e.g., long term or special contribution to the community) as you like to the KHCA (we are working with City Staff to get the nominations through the city's process).

"Green" grants to community groups

Do you have charitable status with a project or initiative with clearly anticipated outcomes, likely to command attention in the community and persuade people and organizations to adopt or adapt techniques and practices proven by the project?

The Ottawa Sustainability Fund supports projects in the community that educate and inspire citizens and organizations to act to make the City of Ottawa more sustainable. The Fund awards grants each year from its flow-through account plus the income from its endowment account. It supported one project in 2009, three in 2010 and two in January 2011.


From News Release:
OTTAWA SUSTAINABILITY FUND AWARDS $10,000 IN "GREEN" GRANTS TO COMMUNITY GROUPS

OTTAWA, ON - February 1, 2011 - The Ottawa Sustainability Fund (OSF) is pleased to announce that it has awarded two grants of $5,000 each to non-profit, charitable organizations for the development of sustainability projects in the city of Ottawa.

The grant recipients were selected following an evaluation of submissions to the OSF's latest call for applications in December 2010, which sought proposals for projects which would address climate change and have measurable results.

1. Ottawa Stewardship Council - Alternative Domestic Air Conditioning Evaluation and Promotion Project

2. Anglican Parish of Huntley - Solar Photovoltaic Project.

For more information on the grant process and this year's recipients, please visit http://osfund.web.officelive.com/2011Grants.aspx

Information on making a donation or contribution to the Ottawa Sustainability Fund is also available on the Fund's website at www.osfund.ca.

Monday, February 7, 2011

2011 Transit budget, Fare increases, Business plan and Route optimizations

The Interim Transit Commission will be having a special meeting on Thursday, February 24 at 9:30 am in Andy Haydon Hall at City Hall to consider and hear public concerns about the 2011 Transit Budget, the proposed fare increases for July 1, 2011 and the 2011 Business Plan – Route  Optimization choices to be released and link posted here February 16.

Young's Pond Community Skating Party success!

KHCA is pleased to congratulate Pam Hornby, Young’s Pond Park rink coordinator and her friends who organized the totally successful Young’s Pond Community Skating Party Sunday afternoon, February 6.    
Not only was the weather perfect, but also everyone had a good time.   The young and not so young enjoyed fun of an afternoon for games, the races, the hockey and just plain skating.
You did a great job Pam.  I am sure that the 60+ participants all went home happy.   On their behalf, KHCA thanks you!

Friday, February 4, 2011

more details on OCDSB plans for overcrowding on agenda

Links to OCDSB staff recommendations added to the KHCA meeting agenda.
REMINDER: Early start! Be there at 6:30 pm to discuss OCDSB overcrowding with Trustee Cathy Curry.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Ottawa Sustainability Fund awards $10,000 in "green" grants to community groups

OTTAWA SUSTAINABILITY FUND
An advised fund of the Community Foundation of Ottawa

NEWS RELEASE

OTTAWA SUSTAINABILITY FUND AWARDS $10,000 IN "GREEN" GRANTS TO COMMUNITY GROUPS

OTTAWA, ON - February 1, 2011 - The Ottawa Sustainability Fund (OSF)is pleased to announce that it has awarded two grants of $5,000 each to non-profit, charitable organizations for the development of sustainabilityprojects in the city of Ottawa.

The grant recipients were selected following an evaluation of submissions to the OSF's latest call for applications in December 2010, which sought proposals for projects which would address climate change and have measurable results.

1. Ottawa Stewardship Council - Alternative Domestic Air Conditioning Evaluation and Promotion Project
2. Anglican Parish of Huntley - Solar Photovoltaic Project.

"The Ottawa Sustainability Fund would like to thank all the applicants for their submissions this year, each of which in their own way, demonstrated a strong, community commitment to improving sustainability in Ottawa," said Paul Koch, OSF Chair. "Some of the notable features of this year's recipients include the innovation of the alternative air conditioning proposal and the relative ease with which both projects can be replicatedand adopted by others in Ottawa to achieve considerable sustainability impacts."

Funding for OSF grants is a direct result of endowment or flow-through contributions to the Fund. "As contributions from individuals and corporations to the OSF increase, particularly flow-through donations, the OSF will be able to increase the size and number of grants to help achieve even greater positive impact on Ottawa's Sustainability," said Mr. Koch.
"The OSF provides an excellent opportunity for people and companies in Ottawa to provide a lasting, memorable legacy and sustainable impact on the city for generations to come."

For more information on the grant process and this year's recipients, please visit http://osfund.web.officelive.com/2011Grants.aspx.

About the Ottawa Sustainability Fund:
The Ottawa Sustainability Fund (the Fund) was created in 2006 as a philanthropic fund of the Community Foundation of Ottawa. It enables donors to support with confidence projects that foster a sustainable society in the City of Ottawa. Information on making a donationor contribution to the Ottawa Sustainability Fund is also available on the Fund's website at www.osfund.ca