9RUNRUN ATTENDANCE BOOST
The final fundraising tally for last week’s 9RunRun won’t be available until November but the attendance numbers are encouraging. Organizer Brenda Tirrell says that combined, the three races had about 1700 registrants, up by about 400 from last year’s race. Continue reading
9RUNRUN ATTENDANCE BOOST
After a few months of delay because of missing permits, construction is proceeding south of the Westwind community in what’s known as Stittsville South.
That construction involves a lot of loud, foundation-shaking blasting, and Councillor Shad Qadri provided an update – and admonishment – about the plans in his newsletter on Friday. Continue readingSHARE THIS
(via Councillor Shad Qadri)
As announced at her homecoming party on August 25th, the Goulbourn Recreation Complex (GRC) Gymnasium will be undergoing a commemorative naming for Olympic gold-medalist and Stittsville-born Erica Wiebe. Continue readingSHARE THIS
Thank you to our readers who keep sending in their great pics of fall foliage. The colours this year are incredible.
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Your recent article reports on a new $105,000 gazebo for Village Square Park. Part of the funding for the gazebo ($30,000) is coming from Waste Management through a Community Initiatives Fund (CIF). At the same time Waste Management is negotiations with the City to develop a new Host Municipality Agreement for the new landfill at their Carp Road facility. Continue readingSHARE THIS
(PHOTO: The City is proposing changing the name of Bell Memorial Park on Stittsville Main Street “W.J. Bell Rotary Peace Park”. This photo is from the opening ceremonies for the park in October 2015.)
(via City of Ottawa)
The City of Ottawa Commemorative Naming Committee is conducting online public consultations on several naming proposals, including several parks in Stittsville and two nearby rinks in Kanata South, The deadline for submitting comments online is December 18, 2016.
Joe Lewis Park – (Ward 6 – Stittsville)
In recognition of his historical significance to the community of Stittsville, the City of Ottawa has been asked to name a future park at Potter’s Key Subdivision, 6111 and 6141 Hazeldean Road, “Joe Lewis Park”.
Joe Lewis moved to Stittsville in 1906. He worked on various jobs in the area until the opportunity arose to rent a property and open his own grocery, flour and feed business on Main Street.
In 1911, Joe Lewis purchased another Main Street store where he sold a wide variety of goods from footwear and hats to shingles and coal. Joe’s customers came from all over Stittsville and Goulbourn Township. Joe’s other accomplishments in the community include installing the first hand-pumped gasoline service to Stittsville, and creating the first “taxi” service in the area by offering horse and buggy transportation for train passengers.
W.J. Bell Rotary Peace Park – (Ward 6 – Stittsville)
In recognition of the extensive community service of W.J. Bell, the City of Ottawa has been asked to re-name Bell Memorial Park at 1751 Stittsville Main Street “W.J. Bell Rotary Peace Park”.
W.J. Bell donated the park land with the aim that it be enjoyed for generations to come. While not a Rotarian himself, Bell’s next of kin, Grace Bell, is a charter member of the Rotary Club of Ottawa-Stittsville. Bell’s family and the Stittsville Rotary Club brought forward the name change in order to reflect the objectives of encouraging and fostering peace.
The proposed name “W.J. Bell Rotary Peace Park” reflects the aims of the Peace Park housed within the park, while continuing to commemorate W. J. Bell himself.
Albert Argue Black – (Ward 6 – Stittsville)
In recognition of his historical significance to the community of Stittsville, the City of Ottawa has been asked to name a future park at 735 Rosehill Avenue, “Albert Argue Black Park”.
Albert Argue Black’s family has long ties to the community. The original Black family home on Huntmar Drive was settled in the early 1800s.
The first meeting of the Village of Stittsville was held in January 1961. Albert became a Councillor for the new village and continued in the position for several years until Reeve Silas C. Bradley retired. Albert was elected Reeve and held the position until Stittsville was amalgamated into Goulbourn Township in 1974.
Albert also served his community by holding positions on the boards of Carleton Place Hospital and Carleton Cathcart Apartments. Albert coached baseball and hockey in the community and was on the committee to build the first community centre in the village.
Ray McCaffrey Park – (Ward 6 – Stittsville)
In recognition of Ray McCaffrey’s demonstrated excellence, courage and exceptional community service, the City of Ottawa has been asked to name a future park at 170 Hickstead Way, within the new residential development at 1921 Stittsville Main Street, “Ray McCaffrey Park”.
A long-time resident of Stittsville, Ray McCaffrey was heavily involved in the growth and development of the town. Ray served the community as the Fire Chief from 1959 to 1967.Ray also volunteered extensively in the community and helped build the Johnny Laroux Arena (formerly known as Stittsville Arena).
Chris Neil Rink – (Ward 23 – Kanata South)
In recognition of Chris Neil’s extensive community service, the City of Ottawa has been asked to name a ice rink within Meadowbreeze Park located at 98 Meadowbreeze Drive “Chris Neil Rink”.
Chris Neil has been a strong community supporter since he joined the Ottawa Senators hockey team in 2001.
Chris and his wife Caitlin are co-chairs of Roger’s House, a hospice for pediatric palliative care. Through the Sens Foundation, Chris Neil also supports many other charities.
Chris Phillips Rink – (Ward 23 – Kanata South)
In recognition of Chris Phillips’ extensive community service, the City of Ottawa has been asked to name an ice rink within Kristina Kiss Park at 100 Akerson Road “Chris Phillips Rink”.
Chris Phillips has been a strong community supporter since he joined the Ottawa Senators hockey team in 1997.
Chris and his wife support more than 20 charities and not-for-profit organizations including the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Candlelighters childhood cancer support program and Hockey Fights Cancer.
To view these proposals online and to provide input, visit ottawa.ca.SHARE THIS
Bring your jack o’lanterns to the 4th Annual Stittsville Pumpkin Parade on November 1 at Village Square Park!
Drop off your pumpkin starting at 5pm. The most creative pumpkins could win prizes in one of three categories. Pumpkins will be composted at the end of the night. Donations to the food bank accepted.
(via The Grounds Cafe)
Join us at The Grounds Cafe on November 3 for a full night of music and fun. Local musician & entertainer (and mortgage broker) Leo Maiorino will be our music guest.
Leo is well known in the Ottawa area and has been performing local area establishments for many years. He is a lot of fun and musically he has a great voice and style; you’ll be singing along with every song.
(via Ottawa Police)
The Ottawa Police Service Break & Enter Unit is investigating a break & enter to a residential property and is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in that investigation.
During the night of September 3-4, 2016, unknown suspect(s) forcibly entered a residence situated along the 0-100 block of Smoketree Crescent in Stittsville. Amongst items taken were credit cards that were used at various west end locations a short time later. Continue readingSHARE THIS
(PHOTO: Some of the prizes at the BGCA Pumpkin Social.)
On Saturday, October 15, residents from the Bryanston Gate neighbourhood gathered at the local park to enjoy a beautiful autumn day and their newly-formed community association’s first social event: a Pumpkin Social!SHARE THIS
(via Ottawa Police)
In late May of 2016 and early June of 2016, the National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre (NCECC) forwarded the Ottawa Police Service Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) two reports they had received from the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) CyberTipLine.
These reports indicated that IP addresses in the Ottawa area were uploading images and video of child sexual abuse via the Internet using a private web based chat room known as “ChatStep”. An additional report was received in early October 2016 from Interpol Manchester advising of another IP address based in the Ottawa area engaging in chats about abusing children using Skype.
Subsequent warrants were obtained by the ICE Unit and served on the Internet Service Provider, all revealing the same location.
A search warrant was executed today in the Stittsville area of the City of Ottawa. Computers, a cellular device and external digital media were seized and are being forensically analysed.
A 63-year-old man has been charged with three counts of Possession of Child Pornography, two counts of Distribution of Child Pornography, and two counts of Make Available Child Pornography.
He is scheduled to appear in court for a bail hearing on Saturday, October 15, 2016.
The Ottawa Police Service is a member of the Provincial Strategy to protect children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet. This Project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.SHARE THIS
“There is an exciting project coming to Village Square Park that I am pleased to share with everyone. A new gazebo will soon call the park its home.”
Councillor Shad Qadri’s newsletter, September 30
Councillor Shad Qadri recently revealed details about a gazebo being built at Village Square Park, at the corner of Stittsville Main and Abbott. The plan is to build a 16’x16′ raised stage at the east end of the park with electrical hook-ups, for use as a community performance space. The structure is already under construction and could be completed as early as November 1.
I didn’t remember seeing this as one of the projects included in this year’s city budget, so I asked him how much the gazebo would cost, and how it was being funded. Here’s a summary of what he shared. Continue readingSHARE THIS
The newly-formed Bryanston Gate Community Association is hosting a Pumpkin Social event on Saturday afternoon, October 15 from 1pm-3pm. Continue readingSHARE THIS
There are over a thousand homeless youth in Canada’s capital every day of the year, even when our winter weather drops below 30 degrees celsius.
This is why Youth Services Bureau started “SleepOUT For Youth” every year, people gather outside City Hall, pitch tents and prepare for a long, cold night. After the opening ceremonies, the night takes off with a hot meal, music, activities and socializing. Continue readingSHARE THIS
Harold Moore saw our post this morning with suggestions for nature trails near Stittsville. He went out and explored the Crazy Horse Trail north of Stittsville, and sent along these great photos. Check out Friends of the Carp Hills on Facebook for more info about the trail. (Click on any photo for larger size.)SHARE THIS
École secondaire catholique Paul-Desmarais, Stittsville’s new French Catholic high school, is planning the inaugural edition of La course des Patriotes on October 29.
It’s partly an effort to promote youth fitness and healthy lifestyles for their students, and partly give back to the community via a food donation drive. The event will include 2km, 5km, and 10km races. It’s mandatory for students, but also open to the entire community. Continue readingSHARE THIS
Thanks to Barry Gray for sending along more great photos from around our community. The photo above of the geese in the field was taken Thursday morning near Fernbank Road. The cornfield below is just south of Stittsville.
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(Press release via Ecology Ottawa)
A spill from the proposed Energy East pipeline could have catastrophic impacts on the Rideau, Mississippi and Ottawa rivers, and put the region’s drinking water at risk. These are the findings of a new report by the independent Montreal-based technical firm Savaria Experts-Conseils Inc. Continue readingSHARE THIS
(Photo: Runners at the 2013 9 Run Run event.)
With less than two weeks until race day, spots are nearly sold out for 9RUNRUN. Now entering its seventh year, 9RUNRUN has raised thousands of dollars for causes such as Do It For Daron and project S.T.E.P.
The event was started as a way to show support for the region’s Emergency Services’ personnel, while encouraging health and fitness in the community. It includes a half-marathon, 10K as well as a “2Kish” race loved by families and kids. Continue readingSHARE THIS