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, April 29, 2016

CENSUS 2016 MAY 10

YOUR CENSUS.                                     
YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD.                 


When you complete your 2016 Census, you’re providing information to help

plan for hospitals, schools, transit, parks and more for your community.

Complete your census online today at:  Census

or send in a hard copy being sent to you  by

next Tuesday, May 3rd   

May 10, 2016 is Census Day





DiscoverRec -- May 2016


May is activity month. Get active your way, every day!

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Be our guest from May 1 to 31!

From May 1 to May 31, 2016 you're invited to three days of participation in our aquafitness, cycling and group fitness classes or workouts in our weight and cardio rooms FREE of charge.

Simply visit one of our participating facilities to set up your three free membership passes, which can be used anytime in the month of May.

Discover a world of activities in your neighbourhood! 

Put a little spring in your step! Register now for spring courses and summer camps.

What you need to know for registration.

Looking for courses available at a specific facility? 

Win a Week of Summer Camp! 

25 lucky campers will win back their week at camp! Register before June 1 to be automatically entered into a draw to win back your registered week of camp with a value of up to $250! Remember the more camps you register for, the more chances to win. For details, visit ottawa.ca/summercamps.

Swim your way fit!

Did you know that swimming burns more calories than running and produces little to no stress on your body? Get your body beach ready with lane swims or brush up on your technique with adult or private swimming lessons. Get ready for summer at the pool!

Cycling Education Programs

Become more comfortable and confident on the road, learning assertive cycling skills, traffic analysis, general bicycle maintenance, route planning and more. Programs are offered from April through to October across the city.

Skateboarding Parks

Discover the 14 permanent and seasonal skateboard parks across the city. All parks are unsupervised.  Helmets and protective gear are recommended. If you are interested in learning, we offer instructional programs and summer camps for beginner to intermediate riders.

Pathway Patrol

Are you a cyclist? Walker? Runner? Rollerblader? Do you enjoy using any of the pathways around your neighbourhood? Join the Pathway Patrol Volunteers! 

A watercolourist's craft

From May 2 to June 6 visit the Nepean Visual Arts Centre Watercolour Studios exhibition which comprises of works from landscape to still life, demonstrating the evocative power of an often-underestimated art form.  While you're there, take a peek at what the other studios have to offer.

Important Outdoor Activity Start Dates 

·        The City of Ottawa has miles of pathways for you to explore; Pathway Patrol volunteers began providing assistance on April 1.
·        Public tennis courts will open May 1.
·        Ball diamonds will open May 1.
·        Sports fields will open May 15.
·        Washrooms for the beaches will open May 21. For volleyball net rentals, $16 per hour or $51 per day and stand up paddleboard rentals, $20 per hour, inquire on site at any beach's Lifeguard office. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Blasting Summer 2016 on Katimavik Road

I would like to thank you for your email regarding the planned blasting in Katimavik, and I wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with further information about this project. 

The Kanata West Pumping Station and associated forcemains were identified in the Kanata West Master Servicing Study as requirements to service growth in the Kanata West area south of Highway 417, and to intercept drainage in existing development areas in the Stittsville area north of Hazeldean Road, currently serviced by the Hazeldean Pump Station. 

The Project Manager has explained that the forcemain route on Katimavik includes rock that requires excavation to facilitate the project’s necessary infrastructure.

The contractor will conduct work in accordance with approved blasting plans and within the City of Ottawa standards regulating this type of work. However, as this is a major infrastructure project that will protect our community for years to come, the blasting to accommodate the forcemain is necessary.  

The blasting will occur on Katimavik between Castlefrank and Terry Fox. It will begin the week of May 23 for approximately 18 weeks and should be complete by the end of September

Please be advised that blasting will not occur on Sundays or any statutory holidays. As such, residents within the first area to experience blasting will receive notice 15 days prior to the week of May 23 to advise that activity will begin near their homes. This method of advising resident will continue over the course of the project and dates will vary depending on location.

Throughout the blasting, the Project Manager has explained that 15 days notice will be given to the properties within 150 meters of the area scheduled for blasting. If any changes are made to the schedule, further information will be distributed to ensure that residents are kept informed of the construction activity, as well to advise when blasting has been completed near their homes.

In regards to your inquiry about the damage to foundation of residents’ homes, I would like to advise that the contractor is required by the City to carry liability insurance before any work may proceed.  

Residents may be asked by Explotech for permission to survey a homeowner’s property before the work commences, as contractors typically conduct pre-construction inspections to document existing conditions for insurance purposes. Although it is the resident’s choice whether or not to allow the inspection, it may be helpful after the fact should any damages to the foundation be incurred. 

Please note that 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 Doran directly. To report and if a resident requires assistance on this matter, our office would be happy to assist.

Should you wish more information,  please let KHCA know 

by email at: president or by phone 613-599-1634