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!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Hydro Ottaswa Newletter

Hydro Ottawa conducts community 

consultations for upcoming 

planned work

Electricity bill relief for low-income households

Stay comfortable with the heating and cooling incentive

Make life easier with simple energy-saving solutions

When you integrate energy efficiency into your home, you’re not only saving energy on your hydro bill, but also your physical energy, as most products are designed to make life easier. Save your energy for what matters with these simple steps.

Start using long-lasting LEDs

If you are using incandescent or halogen light bulbs, you may find yourself changing them every one-to-two years. If you think of how many light bulbs you have in your home, this can really add up! Instead, give long-lasting LEDs a try. Most LED light bulbs last at least 22 years – that’s the equivalent of 22 incandescent bulbs! They are also the most energy-efficient bulb on the market. So, you can rest easy that you are saving energy and you can put the ladder away for quite a while.

Start using motions sensors

One common frustration, especially in homes with young children, is that lights often get left on when no one is in the room. Stop running around turning lights off. Instead, try motion sensors. They are great in kids’ play areas, bathrooms, kitchen, laundry room and hallways.

Start using advanced power bars

Did you know that electronics turned off, but left plugged in, continue to draw electricity? In fact, if you were to unplug electronics and appliances when not in use, you could save up to 10% on electricity use. But who has the time to run around unplugging appliances and electronics? Instead, try using power bars with integrated timers or auto-shutoff.

Start using weatherstripping

Did you know if you take all the drafts and leaks around a typical home, it can add up to a hole the size of a basketball? Stop fiddling with the thermostat or dressing in layers. Instead, try draft-proofing windows and doors to keep the cold air out. This is an easy and low-cost way to keep a consistent and comfortable temperature in your home.

For coupons on energy-saving products, visit hydroottawa.com/coupons.

If you would like a Hydro Ottawa representative to speak on the topic of energy conservation at your next meeting, please contact Lindsay Armstrong.

No change to province-wide electricity rates

Friday, November 25, 2016

Seniors December 2016 Activities

 Seniors December 2016  Activities 
At Kanata Seniors Centre

Thursday, December 1st : Book 
Club “Three Day Road”

Monday, December 5th  : Evening 
of Learning “Etymology of Names”

Thursday, December 8th : Windows 10 Seminar

Thursday, December 15th  :Christmas Celebration

     Please Note:  
     the Kanata Seniors' Centre 

From Thursday, December 22nd 
 to Monday, January 2nd 

and will reopen on Tuesday, 
January 3rd at 8:30 am.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Planning & Development November E-Newsletter


Announcing Registration for 

the Planning Primer Elective: 

Committee of Adjustment  

November 19 and 21, 2016 (Offered in English)
City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
Festival Control Room, First Floor  
9 a.m. to noon

November 28, 2016 (Offered in French)
City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
Richmond Room, Second Floor  
9 a.m. to noon

You can register for the course online until November 18, 2016. Seating is limited to 40 residents per session.

The Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development department offers the Planning Primer Program to help residents become more aware of, and more involved in, the land-use planning process.  The program is a series of half-day courses.  Please see our schedule for other Primer courses.

Please send your questions to primer@ottawa.ca

Land Evaluation and Area 

Review (LEAR) Update

Public Meeting (at Planning Committee)
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

9:30 a.m. Champlain Room
Heritage Building, 2nd floor
Ottawa City Hall

The Ottawa-Carleton LEAR System, originally developed
 in 1997, is now updated to incorporate current soil and 
land use information. A number of the new LEAR factors 
have also been updated. The Ottawa Land Evaluation 
and Area Review for Agriculture (LEAR) report has 
two volumes:

LEAR Volume 1 contains a description of the LEAR 
system and how properties are scored.

LEAR Volume 2 contains LEAR data for each scored 

Land owners may use the LEAR map to easily search for their property and see the new LEAR scoring or you can download a printable Map (PDF)

For more information, contact bruce.finlay@ottawa.ca

R4 (Residential Fourth Density) Zoning Review

Ottawa continues to see urban intensification and a continued interest in urban living. Ottawa's intensification policies have largely been successful in directing and realizing changes within areas targeted for intensification such as within mixed use centres and along mainstreets.

However, established communities continue to face challenges in ensuring that change and intensification is compatible with the existing fabric and character. The R4 Zoning Review follows several recent zoning studies aimed at ensuring more compatible infill and intensification in established low-rise neighborhoods in the urban area.

Read our discussion paper. Please send us your comments and questions by Friday, December 16, 2016.


Canada Day 2017 - Temporary Campgrounds at City Facilities 

A zoning by-law amendment proposal is being considered by the Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department at the City of Ottawa. The zoning amendment proposal affects certain lands throughout the City of Ottawa.

The proposed amendment will permit campgrounds at the following City-owned facilities, for a temporary period of six (6) days from June 29 to July 4 2017, in order to accommodate visitors to the city on and around Canada Day weekend 2017:

Urban Area Sites (to be considered by Planning Committee):
·        Bob Macquarie Recreation Complex (1490 Youville Drive)
·        Ray Friel Recreation Complex (1585 Tenth Line Road)
·        Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre (300 Des Pères-Blancs Avenue)
·        St. Laurent Recreation Complex (525 Coté Street)
·        Nepean Sportsplex (1701 Woodroffe Avenue)
·        Earl Armstrong Arena & Trillium Park (2020 Ogilvie Road)
·        Kanata Leisure Centre (70 Aird Place)
·        Jim Durrell Recreation Centre (1265 Walkley Road)
·        Tom Brown Arena (141 Bayview Road)
Rural Area Sites (to be considered by Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee)
·        Cumberland Village Heritage Museum (2830 and 2940 Old Montreal Road)
For more information contact tim.moerman@ottawa.ca

Density Index – Phase One Zoning Strategy Now Available

Changes have been made to the proposed Density Index zoning amendment to simplify how density rates are calculated and to introduce the new requirements in two Phases. Phase one is now available for review and comment.

The purpose of the Density Index project is to create minimum required densities for all lands, within the designated intensification areas of the Official Plan. These include:

•Central Area
•Arterial Mainstreets
Town Centres
•Mixed-Use Centres

Need more information? contact elizabeth.desmarais@ottawa.ca

Baseline and Woodroffe Stormwater Management Pond

You are invited to an online Information Session to review and comment on the existing conditions and pond alternatives. Visit ottawa.ca/baselinewoodroffepond and fill out the questionnaire by November 21, 2016.

The study team will review all comments and respond to any concerns or questions before the Class EA report is completed.

For more information, or if you wish to have your name added to the mailing list, please contact darlene.conway@ottawa.ca

Register Now for a Webinar on Sustainable Neighbourhood Development

Register now for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities free webinar sessions on November 24 and December 1 and learn how to get started with creating sustainable, livable neighbourhoods.

Participate in discussions with leading sustainability experts and municipal representatives who have successfully developed sustainable communities.

Session 1: English
Date: Thursday, November 24, 2016
Time: 2 – 3:30 p.m. EST

This session offers practical solutions to six common challenges of sustainable neighbourhood development from an expert in sustainable neighbourhood development and three innovative Ontario municipalities that successfully implemented sustainable neighbourhood plans.

Peter Whitelaw, Principal, Modus Planning, Design & Engagement Inc.
Adriana Gomez, Senior Project Manager, Sustainable Neighbourhoods, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Amy Burke, Senior Planner, Municipality of Clarington, ON
Graham Seaman, Director of Sustainability, City of Markham, ON

Session 2: French
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Time: 2 – 3:30 p.m. EST

The session will present best practices for developing sustainable neighbourhoods, as well as details on a Quebec municipality that has put these practices into action.

David Paradis, Director, Research, Training and Coaching at Vivre en Ville
Michel Larue, Director, Sustainable Planning Department at City of Terrebonne, QC

Get Involved at an Upcoming Event

November 21, 2016  
Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP): Phase 2 consultation
City Hall - Council Chambers, Jean Pigott & Festival Control Boardroom
1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m.

November 22, 2016  
Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP): Phase 2 consultation
City Hall - Council Chambers, Jean Pigott, Colonel by, Richmond & Honeywell Boardrooms
6 to 9 p.m.

More info:

December 6, 2016
Bank Street Renewal - Between Riverside Drive North and Ledbury Avenue
6 to 8:30 p.m.
Presentation at 7 p.m.
Jim Durrell Recreation Centre - Ellwood Hall
1265 Walkley Road
OC Transpo routes 1,8, 41, 87 and 146

More info:


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