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, February 24, 2017

Public Information Session Monday, February 27 6:30 pm

          Public Information Session about Overdoses
                on February 27 beginning at 6:30 pm                      in Hall A of the Kanata Recreation Complex, 
                                100 Charlie Rogers Place 
                            in Kanata's Walter Baker Park

Chair of the Police Services Board, Councillor  El-Chantiry; Chair of the Board of Health, Councillor Qadri; Councilor Wilkinson, Councillor Moffatt; and Councillor Hubley will host a public information session on the recent surge in overdoses amongst our young people.

Experts from Ottawa Public Health, Ottawa Police Services, Ottawa Paramedic Services, Youth Services Bureau, Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services, United Way, Proud to be Me, Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre, Terrace Youth Wellness Centre, and others will be in attendance.

We encourage all residents to attend as education is the first step toward prevention.   There is no denying that these drugs are present within our communities and every child has the potential to be exposed to them. It will an effort from each of us to protect our communities.

For more details email:  allan.hubley@ottawa.ca  OR  phone: 613-580-2752

Mayor's Newsletter Maech, 2017

Mayor's Newsletter / March 2017

Going farther, faster, with Stage 2 Light Rail Transit

On July 8, 2015, Ottawa City Council made completing the Confederation Line and getting the city ready for Stage 2 LRT our top transportation priority for the 2014-2018 Term of Council. At that same meeting, Council also unanimously approved the Stage 2 LRT Environmental Assessment and Functional Design Report.

Today, the city’s Finance and Economic Development Committee approved a report recommending the implementation of Stage 2 of Light Rail Transit, which includes important changes to the scope of the project, the procurement model and the specific activities the City will undertake to get ready to implement Stage 2. I am pleased to see that the recommendations in this report carefully and precisely respond to the directions and expectations set by Council in 2015.

The expanded scope of the Stage 2 LRT project includes final alignment adjustments, the construction of an additional Maintenance and Storage Facility in the Moodie Drive area, staggered openings to allow for faster expansions to LRT service, and the following extensions to the train lines:
  • Trillium Line extension to Bowesville and Riverside South in 2021;
  • An Airport Rail Link from South Keys Station on the Trillium Line in 2021;
  • Confederation Line East: beyond Place d’Orleans to Trim Road in 2022; and
  • Confederation Line West: beyond Bayshore to Moodie Drive by 2023, and southwest to Algonquin College.
The budget for the Stage 2 LRT project remains $3 billion, cost shared equally between all three levels of government. The new Moodie Extension is included within the original budget, while the $315 million of light rail infrastructure for the Trim and Airport Extensions are conditional on receiving 100 per cent federal and provincial funding.

Outside of the LRT projects, several other related works are being bundled with Stage 2.Highway 417 will be widened at the cost of $200 million completely funded by the federal and provincial governments, and Highway 174 will undergo its ultimate configuration between Blair Road and Jeanne d’Arc at the cost approximately $25 million, subject to funding.

Other City projects at the cost of $100 million have been already planned and budgeted for, but their work will be bundled with the light-rail work, in order to improve construction integration, reduce detours, save money and reduce impacts to the community.

The Stage 2 LRT report will go to City Council for consideration on March 8, 2017. We are just one step away from starting the implementation of this once in a generation expansion of transit, and building a true transportation network for our City’s future.

The Stage 2 LRT project is the largest infrastructure project in the City’s history. I therefore invite residents from across the City to participate in a public information session on the Stage 2 LRT proposal.
Residents can take part in this interactive online session or attend in person:

Date: Wednesday, March 1
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Interactive online session link: www.Facebook.com/CityofOttawa
In person location: Champlain Room, 2nd floor Heritage Building, City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. West

Support Ottawa's Bid to Host the
2021 Canada Summer Games

We need your help! Ottawa is bidding to host the Canada Summer Games in 2021!

The Canada Summer Games showcases the impressive athleticism and talent we have in our country, and there is no better place to stage this outstanding event than in Canada’s Capital.

The Canada Games Bid Evaluation Committee will be in Ottawa on Thursday, March 2, and we want to show them that the Ottawa community is behind the bid and that we are ready to host in 2021.

If you want to see Ottawa host over 4,600 young and up-and-coming athletes, PLEASE HELP US WIN THIS BID IN TWO SIMPLE WAYS: 
  1. We need 5,000 residents signed up in support of our bid. Please register your support for the Ottawa 2021 bid online here: http://ottawa2021.ca/#support 
  2. We want the Hashtag #Ottawa2021 to be trending on Twitter on March 2nd when the Evaluation Committee is here in Ottawa. Please sign up for our Thunderclap (one tweet will be issued from your account and the account of everyone else signed up for this Thunderclap, on March 2 at 9:30am): https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/53370-ottawa2021-canada-summer-games and use #Ottawa2021 in all your tweets throughout the day.

DiscoverrRec: Spring and Summer Registration starts soon!

DiscoverRec: The latest news on recreation and culture programs, services, memberships and events!

Swimming and Aqua Fitness Programs

Online and Touch Tone Telephone Registration (613-580-2588) – starting Monday, March 6 at 9 pm.

In-Person Registration on Tuesday, March 7 during regular business hours.

All other Recreation Programs and Summer Camps

 Online and Touch Tone Telephone Registration
(613-580-2588) – starting Wednesday, March 8 at 9 pm.

·In-Person Registration on Thursday, March 9 during regular business hours. 


March Break adventures::

March 13 to 17 is a great time to try something new, improve your sports skills and make new friends at the many day camps across the city. Days filled with physical activity, games, songs, crafts and special events, guarantee there will be no boredom in Ottawa.

You can also spend some quality time with your children. Find up to date schedules and information for Public Skating and Public Swimming, and get active with your kids!

Find FUN in 2017 

 Fun can be found online in the City of Ottawa's Recreation eGuide and Mon Cyberguide francophone des loisirs. 

Preschoolers can sing, climb, catch, and throw!   Children can learn new skills, make new friends and develop a talent. Art, badminton, cartooning, dance, fencing, gymnastics, hockey, improv, Jiu Jitsu, Karate, LEGO®, pottery, skating, tap, volleyball, writing, yoga and Zumba®!

Adults should play too! Learning a new skill and experiencing different activities stretches your brain and increases your confidence. Learn Spanish for your vacation, take ballroom dance with your partner or teach your dog some new tricks.

Summer Camps make memories! Experience themed fun in neighbourhood camps, explore new media in arts camps and develop new skills in sports programs. Register now to avoid disappointment. 

With gyms, aerobic studios, weight rooms, pools, and arenas, we cover your Fitness needs from beginner to advanced!

Find a full range of leadership programs for youth 13 and up. There are three age-based levels to help you become skilled and ready for employment and even meet the 40 hours for high school community service requirements.

The City of Ottawa senior centres – Heron, Churchill, Kanata and Nepean – offer a wide range of programs
intended specifically for older adults. These activities also provide you with the opportunity to spend time with lifelong friends or to make new ones.

Art is in the air   Receive a hands-on introduction to the encaustic process at Faux Encaustic Sampler. This one day workshop will teach you how to create luminous art using acrylic mediums!     Showings at our Community Galleries

Trinity Art Gallery:
March 16 to April 17 – Ginny Fobert: Spill of Light

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Although some patchy freezing rain is possible on Friday during the day, the more significant freezing rain is expected to develop Friday evening and last until midnight

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. 

Freezing rain warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.  

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.