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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!
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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
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.
Are you a cyclist?
Walker? Runner? Rollerblader? Do you enjoy using any of the pathways around
your neighbourhood? Join the Pathway Patrol
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
City of Ottawa has miles of pathways for you to explore; Pathway Patrol
volunteers began providing assistance on April 1.
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
The Project Manager has explained that the forcemain route on
Katimavik includes rock that requires excavation to facilitate the project’s
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
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.
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