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!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Seniors Meet and Greet at KRC

Kanata South Councillor Allan Hubley is hosting a Seniors Meet and Greet at the Kanata Recreation Complex 100 Walter Baker Place, from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM on October 12th.  More info at http://councillorallanhubley.ca/?page_id=25.

Review of the Provincial Policy Statement on land use planning /Examen quinquennal de la Déclaration de principes provinciale

A discussion document containing the draft revised statement of the Province’s policies concerning land use planning (including, for example, intensification), is available online at www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page9990.aspx. The discussion document includes highlights of the proposed new policy directions, questions for consideration, and information on how to provide comments. Feedback on the questions contained in the consultation discussion document are requested by November 23, 2012.


Un document de discussion contenant le projet de la Déclaration de principes provinciale (DPP) révisée est disponible en ligne à l’adresse suivante : www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page9993.aspx. Ce document inclut les faits saillants des nouvelles directives proposées, des questions à votre intention et des renseignements sur la façon de nous faire part de vos commentaires. Vous pouvez leur transmettre vos commentaires sur les questions figurant dans le document de consultation d’ici le 23 novembre 2012.

Age Friendly Ottawa Newsletter / Bulletin ville-amie des aînés

Click here to view the Summer 2012 Age Friendly Ottawa Newsletter from the Council on Aging of Ottawa, a partnership that promotes active and healthy aging. Making cities more age-friendly is one of the most effective policy approaches for responding to demographic aging.
Cliquez ici pour accéder au bulletin Ottawa ville-amie des aînés de l'été 2012 du Conseil sur le vieillissement d'Ottawa. Ceci fait partie d'une initiative visant à aider les villes à se préparer à affronter deux nouvelles tendances en matière de démographie mondiale.  Le processus de  « vieillir en restant actif » aide à optimiser les possibilités non seulement de participation, mais aussi de bonne santé et de sécurité afin d’accroître la qualité de vie pendant la vieillesse.

Regular meeting: October 1, 2012

All residents of Katimavik-Hazeldean are invited to attend the October 1st meeting of the Katimavik-Hazeldean Community Association beginning at 7:30 pm, at the Community Room in Katimavik Elementary School, 64 Chimo Drive.

The agenda for the meeting (available here) includes a discussion of the proposed update to the KHCA Constitution and By-laws. The vote of members on the proposed update will take place at the November 5th general meeting of the Katimavik-Hazeldean Community Association.

All residents of Katimavik-Hazeldean are invited to attend both meetings.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Agenda for the October 1, 2012 regular meeting

On the agenda for this month:

1. Approval of the Minutes of September 10th Meeting

2. President’s Update:
- September 29 rain date Fall 2012 Cleaning of eight Katimavik-Hazeldean Parks

- KHCA efforts to combat the invasive Buckthorn plant that has been identified in Young’s Pond Park

- Update on fenced dog run enquiry

3. Financial Status: moneys spent for combating Buckthorn in YPP

4. Review of proposed revision of KHCA constitution & By-laws (a draft has been circulated to residents on our distribution list)

5. Other Business - New Issues

You are invited to download the full agenda here

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Hazeldean Watermain Upgrade (fall 2012-fall 2013)

Upgrade of Hazeldean Road Watermain between Castlefrank and Kincardine

                    Introduction:Please note that construction of the new 914mm diameter watermain on Hazeldean Road between Kincardine Drive and Castlefrank Road is scheduled to commence mid-October, 2012.  All the construction work will occur on the north side (westbound lanes) of Hazeldean Road. The south side of the road will be temporarily converted into single lane, 2-way traffic. 

                    Schedule:The City’s appointed Contractor is Greenbelt Construction and the anticipated construction schedule is as follows:
  • Mid / late Oct, 2012 – The contractor will mobilize to site and commence preparatory work and set up temporary traffic control measures.
  • Early Nov, 2012 to mid Dec, 2012 – Watermain installation from Kincardine Drive to just east of Edgewater Street.
  • Spring 2013 to fall 2013 – Watermain installation from Edgewater Street to Castlefrank Drive.
Regular traffic flow on Hazeldean Road will be reinstated from approximately mid Dec 2012 to mid March 2013.  The contract is scheduled to be fully completed by Oct 2013.
                    Building Survey:
You may feel vibrations due to heavy equipment use and from rock excavation during construction.  This is quite common and not usually a problem.  In accordance with the requirements of the contract, residents within the designated project limits will soon be contacted by Greenbelt’s sub-contractor, Explotech, to arrange for a house and property inspection to be undertaken.  It is your choice whether or not you wish to have the inspection conducted on your property but we recommend that you do.  You may also want to complete a survey yourself, before the work starts, to record the condition of your building.  This survey should include photographs.
The Contractor is fully responsible for any damage to private property as a result of their construction activities.  If you think that damage occurred to your property as a result of construction, please contact Greenbelt directly.
                    Temporary Traffic Conditions:
Temporary traffic signal modifications will be set up, and some turning movements will be restricted or removed at the Terry Fox, Edgewater, Young and Castlefrank intersections.  In order to avoid cumulative traffic disruption, construction will generally be staged such that the work does not occur at the busiest intersections at the same time.
The lane reductions on Hazeldean Road and the temporary traffic signal modifications will likely result in some traffic delays, especially during peak periods.  The timetable for bus route #118 and #96 on Hazeldean Road will be adjusted to allow for some extra travel time.
Edgewater Street will be closed at Hazeldean for a short period while construction occurs within the intersection and during this time access to / from Edgewater will be from Terry Fox Drive.  A sign will be erected on Hazeldean at Edgewater to advise public that businesses are operating as usual and that access is provided to Edgewater from Terry Fox.
Vehicular access into the businesses on the north side of Hazeldean Road between Terry Fox Drive and Young Street will be restricted during construction.  However, although restricted, the Contractor will be required to maintain access to businesses at all times.  A temporary access lane might be necessary, or in situations where two access lanes are present into the mall, only one will be operational for short period during construction.
In areas where existing sidewalks and bus shelters will be impacted by the construction work, temporary provisions will be provided.  
                    Water Service:
A temporary loss of water service during non-business hours will be experienced for a short duration at some of the properties located onHazeldean Road.  The installation of temporary water services might also be required.  You will be notified in advance of any planned water service interruptions.
                    Special Assistance:
Should you or any member of your household require special assistance when walking through the construction site due to physical or visual impairment, please contact Greenbelt or the City’s on-site representative.
The City is committed to minimizing any disruption and inconvenience to the public during construction.  We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation. 
For further information or to provide comments, contact the City of Ottawa project manager at the address below.Jonathan Knoyle, P. Eng., Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa, Infrastructure Services Department,100 Constellation Crescent
613-580-2424 ext. 16436
Permalink to City of Ottawa's project page: http://ottawa.ca/e/CAP123007
Councillor Hubley's project page: http://councillorallanhubley.ca/?page_id=3066  

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Fall 2012 clean-up of the parks

UPDATED 2012.09.21 at 7:30pm - RAIN DATE IN EFFECT, SEE YOU ON THE 29TH!

KHCA would like to borrow your services for one hour to help clean up EIGHT neighborhood parks as part of the fall 2012 Cleaning the Capital campaign.

The Katimavik-Hazeldean Community Association is gathering at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 22 (rain date September 29) at the play area between Parsons Ridge Road and Humphrey Way in Stonegate Park.  From Stonegate Park we will be spread through Katimavik-Hazeldean to the other parks needing cleanup.

Gloves and green garbage bags as well as Refreshments and Hand sanitizers will be provided, and Community Service hours will be signed for.

Also you may become a member in the Community Association at this event.

For more information phone 613-599-1634 or email rod4m_lean1@ncf.ca.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Strength Training for Older Adults

As we age we lose much of the muscle mass and strength we had in our 20s. This loss makes everyday things harder to do. Strength training (also called resistance training or weight lifting) slows muscle loss helping to make every day things easier to do. Strength training simply means exercising against gravity. Even as we grow older the more we repeat an exercise against gravity the stronger our muscles become.
Moreover, these exercises help reduce the risk of falls, improve balance and posture and promote healthier bones.

The point is that it does not matter where you do strength training. The key is to start doing some.

Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744 provides information about “Get Moving: Active Sitting” DVD you can purchase or borrow from the local public library if you prefer to exercise at home.

For those who prefer to go to a gym, the Kanata Seniors Centre is an option and there are a number of private health clubs who can advise you on strength training routines.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Regular meeting: Sept 2012

We hope that you enjoyed our Summer of unusually hot weather and that you will be interested in community association matters as we get into the Fall.

All residents of Katimavik-Hazeldean are welcome to attend the September 10th meeting of the Katimavik Hazeldean Community Association beginning at 7:30 pm in the Community Room at Katimavik Elementary School, 64 Chimo Drive.

The dates for the KHCA Fall Park clean up will be set along with an update on progress over the Summer.

The major item for the meeting will be the reception and discussion of the draft constitution for the association to bring it into accord with the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 passed by the Province in 2010. The KHCA constitution will be presented for approval at the November 5th 2012 general meeting.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Statement from KHCA President regarding the resignation of a Committee Member

Statement from KHCA President:
The Katimavik-Hazeldean Community Association deeply regrets Josh Boyes' withdrawal from the position of Secretary due to increased work demands.
We will miss his contributions which, through his interventions at meetings and preparation of minutes, kept us pretty well balanced in dealing with the matters that came along.
We trust that he will have great success in his future endeavours.