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!

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
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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