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, November 29, 2012

City Recreation and Culture News

For the latest news on recreation and culture programs, services, memberships and events,  please click: Discover Rec   to view these items -
Give the gift of recreation and culture - Start your holiday shopping here!
Stocking Stuffer Swim Tickets on sale until December 24
Indoor cycling warms you up
Get fit for the holidays!
Jump, jive and wail at the City's Big Band Dances
Cross country ski your way to a healthy winter
Curling at the Nepean Sportsplex
Come in from the cold and get inspired this winter
Celebrating the creativity and talent of Ottawa's young visual artists
Are you or someone you know a youth musician?
Dear Santa
December at City of Ottawa Museums
Pass it on!

Otttawa Light Rail Design Showcases December, 2012

The City of Ottawa would like to invite you to attend an Ottawa Light Rail Transit (OLRT) Design Showcase in your local community.

The showcases will feature designs from the proponent who will be recommended to Council for approval to construct and maintain Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit Project.

The first showcase will begin on December 5th and they will continue until December 19th. Please see the attachment for showcase location details.

Please direct any questions you may have to lightrail@ottawa.ca.

See you there!

The Light Rail Design Showcase will come to  Kanata at the

John G. Mlack Centre on December 10,  5 pm to 9 pm   

                   and also to 

Bayshore Shopping Centre on December 14,  3 pm to 9 pm

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Councillor Hubley's NEWSLETTER 4th Quarter-2012

Monday, November 26, 2012
Welcome to my first quarterly newsletter! Thank you for your interest and please make any suggestions on issues you would like to read about in future editions.
My focus at city hall has been on getting the much needed infrastructure improvements for our Ward and you are beginning to view the results of these efforts. Highlights include:
$35 million to implement the solutions proposed as a result of the West End Flood Investigation of which I was actively involved from start to finish;
Improve the management of storm water and sanitary sewage systems throughout the west end including each area of our community;
Major upgrades to the hydro delivery systems for our area to ensure before new homes are added to the system we have a stable supply for existing residents. In 2013 most of the upgrades and significant capital investment by Hydro Ottawa should be delivering the hydro service you deserve;
Resurfacing and improvements to Fernbank Road from Terry Fox to Eagleson before the new Kanata South Walmart opened;
Added lights and improvements to the intersection of Cope and Terry Fox to ensure safer traffic movement;
Funding for upgrades to the water main service in multiple areas within the Ward to ensure a stable clean supply of drinking water for more residents;
Roadway improvements to Eagleson Road and Stonehaven Drive including the new roundabout that are expected to improve your commute in the future; and
Numerous other infrastructure improvements throughout our Ward.
I have also worked with my council colleagues to improve parks and recreation in our community in the following examples:
Freeze recreational fees for three budgets;
Opening the Richcraft Recreation Complex in 2013 to provide a large swimming pool and new playing fields to our community;
Secured over $500,000.00 in funding for the Kristine Kiss Park in Trails West making it a showcase of a family friendly multi use park;
Planning for Romina Park in Bridlewood Trails will be started in 2013;
Initial planning has been started for improvements to Stonegate Park in Katimavik;
Attracted private sponsorship to initiate enhancements to Young’s Pond park to restore its natural beauty; and
Working with the community in Bridlewood to determine a location for tennis courts and other future improvements
Examples of ongoing efforts on your behalf include:
Regular contact with the Transit Commission to identify improvements in the OC Transpo service; and with the Ottawa Paramedic, Police, Bylaw and Fire services to ensure you live in a safe and secure community; and
I work very hard to ensure that as your representative we now benefit from a positive relationship with the Mayor, my council colleagues and other levels of government.
I also have an excellent working relationship with both our MPP Jack MacLaren and MP Gordon O’Connor and other local elected officials that has allowed me to gain strong support for proposals involving other levels of government such as getting an Environmental Assessment started on finding traffic solutions for the long term in the Richmond and Hope Side Road area.
None of the above accomplishments could be done without their support.
Events coming up include:
November 27: Come out to watch the Kanata Stallions game on November 27th at 7:30pm at the KRC to benefit Youth Services Bureau. Tickets are 10$ and can be purchased by contacting my office.
December 10: I invite you to join me, in partnership with the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre for a screening of the movie Bully, followed by a discussion of bullying prevention and intervention with a dynamic panel of experts. For more information or to pre-register, please visit the Events page of my website.
January 26: Elizabeth Manley and a number of her talented friends are performing a spectacular skating show at Scotiabank Place on January 26th, 2013. A portion of the proceeds will go to D.I.F.D and the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa. For tickets, please visit Elizabeth Manley and friends. .
Please allow me to take this opportunity to also wish you and your family a safe holiday season and a very merry Christmas. Thank you for the privilege of serving as your councillor.
Allan Hubley

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Report of KHCA AGM sent to Kourier-Standard

The Katimavik Hazeldean Community Association annual general  meeting on Nov.  5 considered a wide range of matters.
The association updated its constitution to bring it into synch with the new Provincial law on not-for-profit organizations.     Among the changes are defining the privacy protection for email addresses, authorizing general meetings to define the duties of additional directors as they deem appropriate and increasing the annual family membership fee to $10 beginning in November, 2013.     
Following up on meeting discussion, KHCA also will assess  the practicalities of electronic voting by members unable to attend meetings
Along with re-electing Rod MacLean as President and Marc Labreche as Vice-President, the meeting acknowledged Treasurer Cheryl McDonald’s retirement  and elected Kul Kapoor to serve as Treasurer and Susanne Talbot to be Summer Community Picnic coordinator
The discussion of transit concerns highlighted the need to streamline OC Transpo service to Katimavik Hazeldean residents and to Kanata’s Transitway Stations.
In response to Ninava Homes kind presentation of its draft proposal for upgrading 23 Bachman Terrace, residents weighted the benefits and difficulties surrounding the proposed zoning change for 23 Bachman Terrace.       Attention focused on anticipated building height, number of units, and traffic volumes as well as whether the proposal’s contributed to enhancing the neighbourhood.
The KHCA invites residents to join the association.       
Our current community association membership fee of $5.00 per family per year supports its effort to keep Katimavik Hazeldean a great place to live.  
Our activities include:  outdoor rink maintenance; Christmas Holiday Season Home Lights (Lighten the Night) contest with prizes donated by Home Depot and HazeldeanMall;  Winter family fun day;  Spring and Fall park cleanups and graffiti removal;  and maintaining the beauty of our neighbourhood by combating invasive plants.   
The association very much wants to hear from Katimavik Hazeldean residents on what else we should be doing.       
KHCA will fit you and your talents in where you want to be involved so it works for us both. 
For more information visit our website: www.khca.on.ca  or email: president@khca.on.ca  

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Lane reductions at Hazeldean/Terry Fox intersection

Expect traffic delays at Terry Fox Drive and Hazeldean Road, due to water main replacement work  from November 8 through mid-December.  See the attached release from the city for details.

High School learn and help

Holy Trinity High School students got to spend about an hour and a half of class time appreciating the wooded area of Young’s Pond Park, and teamed up with KCHA to help to dig up invasive plants threatening Young’s Pond Park, planting native Canadian trees in their place.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Invitation to Nov 5 KHCA AGM,

The 2012 Annual General Meeting of the Katimavik Hazeldean Community Association on November 5 at the Community Room of Katimavik Elementary School will get underway at 7:30 pm.
The agenda includes a wide range of items running from the updating of the Constitution and By-laws and concern about OC Transpo service on to addressing the proposed replacement of 23 Bachman Terrace and the opportunity to participate in the association by voting on the officers or by offering to join the directors yourself.    
The Association will of course will update on finances and activities for the past year.   Set out plans for the coming winter season including the Christmas Holiday Season Lights contest which Home Depot Canada and Hazeldean Mall are providing prizes.
The update of the constitution and the bylaws into By-law No.1 was circulated on September 22 for consideration and voting at this November 5 AGM.   
Concerns about OC Transpo service focuses on parking at Eagleson Park & Ride difficulties and areas left without express bus service by route optimization taken together these matters provide the opportunity improve OC Transpo service throughout the day including KHCA
The will be an opportunity for residents to express their views on the idea of replacing of 23 Bachman Terrace with a 24 unit four storey (ground floor garage) apartment building.     Attached are copies of the letter  to neighbours from the builder and a overhead view indicating the proposed footprint.
You are invited to become KHCA members.     Community Association membership fees are currently $5.00 per year per family.      New members will enable KHCA to improve and expand its activities.    
The association is currently looking volunteers to serve as secretary and  as the director of communications/webmaster still we are willing to fit all volunteers into the group.    
If you would like to see other activities beyond the basic December to March period - Christmas Holiday Season Lights, outdoor rinks and winter family day events and Park cleanups for the Spring and Fall – we’d like your ideas and your help.