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!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

City of Ottawa website redesign consultations

Two consultations on making city website more audience-specific: one session for older adults on June 25th, one for general public on June 28th.
Subject: Invitation - City of Ottawa website redesign consultation / La Ville d'Ottawa transforme son site web et consultation
Dear resident,
(Français au bas de l’écran) The City of Ottawa is redesigning its website and we want to hear from you! With this redesign, we are fundamentally changing our website into a user-focused service and information channel. We are focused on helping users quickly and effectively find services on-line, on grouping web services, transactions and information into high priority segments (such as Older Adults, and Businesses for example), and improving the web user's experience by offering new functionality to offer more self-service. As an older adult or representative of older adult interests, we are undertaking a consultation process and are asking for your assistance in ensuring the input of your group is considered.
We are seeking individuals who possess a basic level of computer skills (i.e. internet surfing), and have access to a computer and the internet from home or from a frequently visited location such as a public library or the workplace.
The consultation will be taking place:
WHEN: Monday, June 25, 2012 from 2:00-4:00PM
WHERE: 100 Constellation Crescent, 9th Floor – Room 934 – map
WHO: Older Adult Group

Participants will be provided free parking or bus tickets, and child-care per-diem ($10 per hour) as required. Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP by responding to Nassim Kanani-Seisan by e-mailing Nassim.Kanani-Seisan@ottawa.ca or calling 613-580-2424 x32408 by Friday, June 22nd.

 If you are unable to attend this session, there will also be a session for the general public on Thursday, June 28th from 6:00-8:00. Please indicate if you’d rather attend this session on the RSVP and your language preference (English or French).

Thank you,
Donna Gray
Service Ottawa

Madame, Monsieur,

La Ville d’Ottawa est en train de remanier son site Web, et nous aimerions savoir ce que vous en pensez!

Cette refonte fondamentale transformera notre site Web en un guichet unique de services et d’information axé sur l’utilisateur. Nous voulons ainsi permettre aux internautes d’accéder rapidement et efficacement aux services en ligne, regrouper les services, les transactions et les renseignements disponibles sur le Web en catégories hautement prioritaires (comme les personnes âgées et les entreprises), et améliorer la convivialité du site en offrant à l’utilisateur de nouvelles fonctionnalités libre-service.

À titre des personnes âgées, nous entamons un processus de consultation et demandons votre aide pour faire entendre le point de vue des personnes âgées. Nous cherchons des personnes qui possèdent des connaissances informatiques de base (c.-à-d. navigation dans Internet), et ont accès à un ordinateur et à Internet à la maison ou dans un endroit facilement accessible comme une bibliothèque publique ou au travail.

Détails de la consultation :
QUAND : lundi, le 25 juin de 14h à 16h
OÙ: 100, croissant Constellation 9ième étage, Chambre 935 – carte
QUI: Personnes âgées

Le stationnement ou les billets d’autobus seront fournis gratuitement et, le cas échéant, une indemnité quotidienne (10 $ par heure) est prévue pour la garde d’enfants. Des rafraîchissements seront servis.

Veuillez faire part de votre réponse à Nassim Kanani-Seisan par courriel (Nassim.Kanani-Seisan@ottawa.ca) ou par téléphone (613-580-2424, poste 32408) au plus tard le vendredi 22 juin.

Si vous ne pouvez pas assister à cette séance, sachez qu’une séance est prévue pour le public en général le jeudi 28 juin de 18 h à 20 h. Veuillez indiquer si vous souhaitez assister à cette dernière et dans quelle langue de présentation (français ou anglais).

Donna Gray, Directrice
Service Ottawa

Minutes of Regular Meeting of June 4, 2012

Please see attached for the minutes of Regular Meeting of June 4, 2012.

Key discussion points:

  • Sidewalk on south side of Kakulu Road from Pickford Drive to Drainie Drive
  • Need for a Fenced Dog Run

Friday, June 8, 2012

Volunteers needed for Canada Day in Kanata EcoTeam

To help in the waste reduction program, Canada Day in Kanata has established a volunteer EcoTeam.

Attached is updated information about this program.

Adults and especially teens who might be able to volunteer for a couple of hours, and who support/protect the environment, are all welcome.

The slide presentation posted previously is also still available.

Minutes of Regular Meeting of April 2, 2012


Rod MacLean, Josh Boyes, Marc Labreche, Councilor Hubley and staff, and seven
community members

Young's Pond Park Improvements:
  • Councilor Hubley outlined the preliminary concept of improving Young's Pond.  He indicated that he is in the community input phase.
  • Items which he is suggesting could be part of an improved park include: dredging and deepening of the pond, introducing fish to the pond, installing a well to maintain the pond levels (operated by solar panels), installing a boardwalk next to the pond, paving the path between McCurdy and Young Roads and installing a nature themed knowledge board near the woods.
  • Community members were generally pleased and supportive of the plans and concepts.
  • Community members expressed concerns about possible vandalization of improvements and that the job might end up "being left half done". Councillor Hubley replied that most of the improvements could be made independently and that experience has proven that park improvements increase usage, thereby reducing undesirable behaviour.

COSTCO By-law amendment:
  • The President raised the issue of the zoning amendment request by COSTCO.
  • Councilor Hubley outlined that the presence of a COSTCO gas bar had the potential to drive down local gas prices as other stations seek to be competitive.
  • Further, that light pollution should not be a concern.
  • There would be another entrance/exit to the COSTCO property. (note: isn't there already road access from the north side?)
  • COSTCO would install and underground drainage container that would collect the runoff to replace the current above ground pond that is currently there.
  • Community members were not opposed to the plans by COSTCO.

Ottawa Casino:
  • Councilor Hubley indicated that he believes the downtown is currently the #1 location for a new casino in Ottawa given that it would be closer to the majority of hotels and in the tourist areas.
  • Councilor Hubley indicated that the Scotiabank Place location was a strong #2 location as it is currently zone to permit a casino.

Capital Hoedown:
  • The final plans for the Capital Hoedown are expected soon.

Garbage Pickup:
  • Starting in November, pick will be every other week.  Discussion as to whether we would see a corresponding reduction in garbage collection fees.

Minutes of Last Meeting:
  • Approved as presented
  • Follow-up discussion on the invasive species from last meeting, reported sightings of buckthorn, and dog strangling vine in the vacant lot near the Kanata Town Centre and in Old Quarry Trail.
Meeting adjourned - 8:45 p.m.

Minutes of Regular Meeting of May 7, 2012

Present: Rod MacLean, Marc Labreche, Kul Kapoor and resident

OCDSB: Priorities will require effort to bring about the preferred result that all the
children of the family attend the same school.

Draft Concept for Refurbishing Young’s Pond Park.
● The City foresters who had toured the Park woodlot on May 3 recommended that
nature be allowed to adapt to urban development. They also recommended that the
Community would want to counter the Buckthorn invasive plants that are found in the
● Was the anti-mosquito spraying (to combat the spread of the West Nile Virus) cause
Young’s Pond Park wild life to die out?
● Why is the Park to be refurbished?
Right now people go to the lookout and leave
●Will fish be netted out? Would the community protect wild animals and fish in their
● What is to be asphalted?
The draft concept is confusing on the asphalting.
Existing asphalt sidewalk is not being maintained.
● A wooden platform rather than a boardwalk is more suitable at the north end of the
● There should be more lighting on the existing sidewalk

Traffic Count: KHCA to be advised when May 3rd Castlefrank and Tamblyn/McCurdy
traffic count report is received.

Pedestrian Overpass: A heavy burden would be imposed on users by a pedestrian
overpass from Eagleson Park and Ride to a new Transitway Station located North of
March Road and Compeau intersection.

Belleview Vanstone Flood Mitigation: As phases of flood mitigation have been
designed public Open Houses are to be held.

Financial Status: The year’s income will accommodate foreseen expenses.

Meeting adjourned – 8:30 p.m.
The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre’s Board of Directors, staff and volunteers extend an invitation to the western Ottawa community to attend their Open House and help celebrate the successes of the 2011-2012 Fiscal Year. Celebrations will include highlights of our community programs and services.

Au nom du conseil d’administration du Centre de ressources communautaires d’Ottawa ouest, des employés et des bénévoles, nous invitons les gens de la région d’Ottawa ouest à venir célébrer les réussites réalisées au cours de l’exercice financier 2011-2012. Nous présenterons les faits saillants de nos programmes et services communautaires.

Monday, June 25th, 2012/Le lundi 25 juin 2012
5:30 to 7:00 p.m./de 17 h 30 à 19 h
Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre
Centre de ressources communautaires d’Ottawa ouest
2 MacNeil Court / 2, cour MacNeil
Kanata, Ontario

Refreshments will be served/Des rafraîchissements seront servis
Please RSVP June 15th, 2012 to/RSVP d’ici le 15 juin
plamondon@wocrc.ca or/ou 613-591-3686 x483

Ottawa West Relay For Life

Next Friday (June 15th) will be the Ottawa West Relay For Life. It is held at Walter Baker Park. They are looking for cancer survivors to walk in the “Survivor’s Victory Lap” at 7pm, but anyone from the general public is welcome to come and view the event. We encourage those in the local community to come and see what a Relay is all about!

The opening ceremonies (including survivor lap) are at 7pm, and the Luminary ceremony (lighting of all the bags that line the track, each with the name of a survivor of cancer, or one that lost their battle) is around 10pm.

You can find out more at www.relayforlife.ca/ottawawest

West District LIbrary Design info session

The design of the Ottawa Public Library’s future West District Library, at the site of the existing Beaverbrook branch, will be presented by Moriyama & Teshima Architects at a public information session.

Wednesday, June 20 2012
Mlacak Community Centre, Halls A & B
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Advance registration is appreciated but not required. Registration: RSVP@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca or 613-580-2424 x14382.

For more information, e-mail WestDistrict@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca.

Vous êtes invités à une session d’information sur la Bibliothèque du secteur Ouest

Le design de la future Bibliothèque du secteur Ouest de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa, au site de la succursale Beaverbrook, sera presenté par Moriyama & Teshima Architects lors d’une session d’information publique.

Le mercredi 20 juin
Centre communautaire Mlacak, Salles A & B
19 h à 21 h

L’inscription est recommandée mais pas requise. Inscription : RSVP@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca ou 613-580-2424 x14382.

Pour de plus amples renseignements, envoyez un courriel à SecteurOuest@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca.

Barrow Crescent Inuvik Crescent Overland Flow Route

Barrow Crescent will likely experience some disruption this summer as part of the Vanstone Storm Outlet and overland flow route project (to control the route excess stormwater takes when stormsewers can't keep up). This excess water will be routed above ground down Kakulu and Barrow Crescent, across the soccer field at Roger St-Denis and the Shell station backing onto Inuvik Crescent, and finally into the creek in Katimavik Woods.

Please find below the information that I’ve received from staff, through Councillor Hubley's office:

In extreme storm flow events the water will flow overland down Barrow Crescent to the parking lot of Rogers St. Denis French School, spill over the curb at the north end of the parking lot, across the soccer field to an existing open ditch at the north side of the soccer fields, then through to the Shell Canada site and across the west end of the car wash/asphalt and through an existing open channel to the existing Cattail Creek/Katimavik Woods.

City staff included copies of the design plans with the response, which we could forward upon request (though perhaps better if requested directly from the city to ensure latest version).

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Next regular meeting: Monday June 4, 2012

Below is the agenda for the June 4, 2012 meeting of the Katimavik Hazeldean Community Association. This is the last meeting before the summer break.
 All residents of Katimavik Hazeldean are welcome to attend.

Rod MacLean

The Katimavik-Hazeldean Community Association 
June 4, 2012 -- General Meeting 
 Draft Agenda 

Click here for a printable copy of the draft agenda.

1. Approval of the Minutes of April 2 and May 7 Meetings 

2. President’s Update: Proposal for sidewalk on the South side of Kakulu Road from Pickford Drive to Drainie Drive; 

3. Fenced Dog Runs: Do you want a fenced Dog Run in the Far West of Ottawa? Owners indicate that small dogs should not be off leash with large dogs and that larger dogs need a confining fence to use up their energy. 

4. Financial Status 

5. Other Business 


Next Monthly Meeting: Monday, September 10, 2012 

Annex: Public Meetings to be held on Capital Hoedown weekend, on the Young’s Pond Park refurbishing and on phases of the Flood Mitigation Program in the Belleview Vanstone area also affecting Barrow Crescent. Transit Presto Card System. Changes to KHCA Constitution and By-laws. COSTCO gas bar Zoning change. Buckthorn in Young’s Pond Park. Responses by June 15 to staff on Digital Signage report at: http://ottawa.ca/en/city_hall/planningprojectsreports/public_consult/digital_billboards/proposals/index.htm