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Sunday, June 11, 2017

ALERT: HEAT WARNING for Monday, June 12

Ottawa North - Kanata - Orléans

Issued at 15:29 Sunday 11 June 2017

First heat event of the season continues Monday. Temperatures on Monday are expected to be in the low thirties with humidex values near forty. 

Overnight lows are also expected to be near 21 degrees, providing little relief from the heat during this time frame.  

Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.  

Temperatures are expected fall below heat warning criteria by Tuesday as a trough moves into Southern Ontario. 


Ottawa North - Kanata - Orléans

Issued at 15:09 Saturday 10 June 2017

Hot and humid conditions are expected Sunday and Monday. 

Temperatures are expected to be near 31 degrees Sunday and Monday with overnight lows near 20 degrees making this the first heat event of this year. 

The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors. Temperatures are expected to fall below heat warning criteria by the middle of this week

Temperatures are expected to fall below heat warning criteria by the middle of this week. 

Friday, June 9, 2017

Councillo Hubley Safety Day June 10 - from 10 am to Noon

                                              Councillor Hubley 
                    Second Annual Safety Day
                 at Kanata's Walter Baker Park 
              June 10, 2017 from 10 am to Noon 

             Ottawa Paramedic Services 
                                              Neighbourhood Watch                                    
                       Crime Stoppers
                                                      Ottawa Fire Services

             Ottawa Police Services
                                             and more        


Celebrate Canada Family Festival

                                                     Saturday, June 10, 2017

                          170 CASTLEFRANK ROAD, KANATA

                                FUN FOR  ALL AGES

                              First, a Parade 
 1:30 pm  Pedestrian and bicycle parade along Castlefrank Road from Jack Charron Arena on McKitrick Drive to the Lion Dick Brulé Community Centre, 170 Castlefrank Road

(Decorate your bicycle, tricycle, wagon or even pet.   Even wear a  costume celebrating Canada or our heritage.   Judging fro 2:15 to 2:30  Register at: parade.registration@khlions.com OR just show  up.)
          Then Great Stage Show
2:30 - 3:00  Welcome/awarding prizes
3:00 - 3:30   Magic show
3:30 - 3:45   Salsa dancing
3:45 - 4:00   Square dancing
4:00 - 4:15   Scottish dancing
4:15 - 4:30   Chinese women's dancing
4:45 - 5:00   Old-time Fiddlers
5:00 - 5:15   BREAK
5:15 - 5:30   Tai Chi demonstration
5:30 - 5:45   Chinese musical performance
5:45 - 6:00   Anatolian artistry
6:00 - 6:30   BREAK
6:30 - 7:10   Vocal oldies/sing-a=long
7:10 - 8:00   Youth band and vocals
8:15 - 9:30   Move Indoors-Canadian trivia open (adults: bar open)

                  Other Activities All Afternoon 
BBQ-hamburgers/hot dogs/chips/soft drinks for sale
3-on-3 Basketball and Ball Hockey
Old-fashioned picnic games: Sack races, 3-legged race, tug-of-war
Bouncy obstacle course
Petting Zoo
Ottawa Public Library bus and story time
Face Painting
Group Painting project 
Traditional Chinese painting insttuction
Musical Instrument "petting zoo" (try out musical instruments)
Science & Technology Mobile Museum
Hands-on projects with Professional Engineers of Ontario

Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket.  
Parking at Jack Charron Arena, Saint Martin de Porres School beside the Arena or at A.Y. Jackson High School.
ON SITE PARKING reserved for handicapped, performers, 
exhibitors, and workers.

For more information, please visit:   khlions.com

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Mayor's June Newsletter

David MacNaughton to be guest speaker
at Mayor's Breakfast Series

Each month I host the Mayor's Breakfast Series which is produced by the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce & the Ottawa Business Journal. Please join me:

Thursday, June 15, 2017
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., Ottawa City Hall

With Guest Speaker:
Ambassador David MacNaughton, Canada’s Ambassador to the United States of America.
Registration required. Click here to purchase tickets.

Ottawa Welcomes the World
FREE family-friendly celebrations at Lansdowne Park
Ottawa Welcomes the World is a celebration of Canada's diversity and multicultural identity. 
Experience over 75 different countries and cultures through food tasting, musical celebrations, artistic performances and more! 
This series of world-class cultural events takes place in Aberdeen Pavilion and Horticulture Building in 2017, and will promote and strengthen ties between nations on the occasion of Canada’s 150 anniversary
Visit www.Ottawa2017.ca or click on the flags below to discover the countries that are participating in these FREE, family-friendly events. 
Thursday, June 1
Friday, June 9
Sunday, June 11
Delegation of the E.U.
Friday, June 16
Friday, June 23
Sunday, June 25
Wednesday, June 28
Mayor in the City
Saturday June 3 | 10 a.m.

Join me for coffee in my boardroom during Doors Open Ottawa!

Mayor's Office, City Hall
110 Laurier Ave. West. Ottawa
Saturday, June 10 | 12 p.m.

Discover Ottawa's literary talent at Prose in the Park, a free, family-friendly event!

Parkdale Park
366 Parkdale Ave., Ottawa

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

May 16th Session LRT into Kanata

This is the preparatory part of the Environmental Assessment for the section of Light Rail Transit (LRT) construction from Moodie Station through to a proposed station at the Canadian Tire Centre.   This step in the process will consider the corridor, the stations and the relevant criteria for a functional design of the LRT facility.  The central theme will be to accommodate the formal 120 day TPAP with a functional design that will produce a completed formal Environmental Assessment.    

This new functional design is to be one in which the stations are structured to encourage as best as possible the connection for pedestrians, cyclists and other transit vehicles over vehicles to LRT Stations in Kanata-Stittsville.   The existing and new Park & Ride facilities will function as they should, but the stress will be to accommodate the other modes of access more fully in the functional design than had been done in past stages.    Accommodate people who walk, bicycle or take transit better as was done for LRT Stage #2 before construction began.
Unhappily while technical constraints and grade separation are a given the Transportation Master Plan from 2013 is one on which the Stage #3 LRT proposal will be built despite the welcome involvement of the Federal and Provincial Governments in sharing the cost and leading the assessment of the bids.

The criteria for screen the potential corridors are: ridership, potential for building Intensification, natural factors, social elements, complexity of construction and the projected cost.     The corridors which survived the basic analysis are those along Highway 417.     That is to say the possible choice of a corridor along Compeau Drive, a corridor North of Highway 417, a corridor South of Highway 417  had the fewest disadvantages, but the corridor along the 1996 bus transitway proposal survived with a plus result on all six criteria at least in this initial stage of consideration.

The one element of consideration is that the process properly serves the area North of  Highway 417 in the Tanger Mall area with is expected to become a very large employment location in the immediate 10 to 15 years.     However since the choice of serving the High Tech area in Kanata North with LRT facilities is not being considered because the study group does not think that LRT trains would serve the High Tech area of Kanata North any more frequently that every 12 minutes and that is judged to be unacceptable.     They propose to use the fully designed and environmentally assessed and approved bus transitway proposed for the median of March Road.    They note that after a few months we will have LRT service used to the full and still hold to the in frequent use of LRT service to the North Kanata High Tech area.    The working population in the High Tech area is 21,000 plus.  

About 10,500 of total come from across the City.   If the LRT trains deliver 600 passengers to Eagleson Station it would take 17 and ½ trains to deliver the current employees to Eagleson and a constant stream of 100 people crowded on to busses to deliver them North.   That does not leave room for Kanata residents much of the remaining 10,500 to travel by bus.    

I cannot help but wonder whether LRT trains would need to provide service every three minutes from Centretown to Kanata to realistically serve the cross town commuters and that this could be possible because there will only be one way to get to Kanata by LRT.     Whereas there will likely be the O Train service and the Baseline Station service to take people to Barrhaven for those heading to Barrhaven as commuters.

Furthermore, there will be approximately 8,000 military and DND employees being brought to Moodie Drive Station many as commuters.   I just do not see dropping off 10,500 people at Eagleson Station and a ten minute bus ride or up to 8,000 at Moodie Station and a three minute bus ride.   The military will need to be accommodated by 2028 when the Kanata service will be in full flight.    A quick bus ride may work in good weather, but in bad weather I doubt its acceptability.   In any event a ten minute bus ride raises the spectre of many persistent complaints.

There will be a Public Open House on the Light Rail Transit for Kanata on Monday, June 5 at the Kanata Recreation Complex in Kanata’s Walter Baker Park.    The session begins at 5:30 pm with the presentation at 6:30 pm
Rod MacLean