Stittsville Ward candidates debate on Rogers 22 on Sept 28

SET YOUR PVRs! David Lee and Shad Qadri, the two candidates in Stittsville Ward, will be debating on Rogers 22 on Sunday, September 28 at 7:00pm.  The one-hour debate will be moderated by Mark Sutcliffe.

The debate will be replayed again on:

  • Monday, Sept. 29 @ 9AM
  • Wednesday, Oct. 1 @ 10:30PM
  • Monday, Oct. 20 @ 9:30PM

As part of their extensive local election coverage, The Local Campaign, Rogers TV gives you clear-cut and comprehensive information on candidates for Mayor, Councillor and School Board Trustee. Plus, when the candidates meet to debate the issues, Rogers TV will have it covered. Watch candidate debates to see where each one stands on the issues that matter most to you and your community.

On election night, Monday, October 27, Rogers TV covers the vote with the most comprehensive coverage of the vote and final numbers on The Local Results.

More info: RogersTV.com


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Fancy yourself an artist? Subway is hiring for new Tanger Outlet location

The new Subway location is looking for people with customer experience to staff their new Tanger Outlet location.

A job fair will take place at Subway’s Kanata Centrum store on Monday, September 22 (5:30pm-8:30pm) and on Tuesday, September 23 (4:30pm-7:30pm).

Interviews will be held on the spot. “Please bring your resume with three references.  We are looking for serious applicants with customer service experience.”


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Round-Up: The Stittsville election on Twitter this week

What were Dave Lee and Shad Qadri tweeting about this week?  And what were Stittsville residents saying about the campaign? Here’s a sampling of tweets from the past week.  A few photos of lawn signs, and a little bit of discussion about election issues.


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Public school board trustee “meet the candidates” event on Sept 22

The Stonecrest Elmentary School Council is hosting a “meet the candidates” event on Monday night, featuring the four candidates for Zone 1, the area that includes Stittsville.

The four candidates in Zone 1 include:


Time:
 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Date: Monday, September 22, 2014

Location: Library of Stonecrest Elementary School (3791 Stonecrest Rd, Kanata)

“A free information session for parents/guardians. No registration required.”

More info: www.stonecrest-council.ca


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Kanata artist and community activist John Mlacak passes away at age 78

John Mlacak, a long-time community activist and artist in the Kanata area, passed away on Friday at age 78.

He was a former reeve of March township, has a recreation centre named after him in Kanata and continued to be very active in the community as an artist, volunteer and activist.  The Ottawa Citizen printed an obituary on him today, and you can see some of his artwork on his web site at www.johnmlacak.com.

I had the pleasure to talk with Mlacak last December when I was doing some research into the old house and barn at 173 Huntmar Drive in Stittsville.  He was commissioned to do a series of paintings of the house in 2010 and 2011 for the previous owners. He had hoped at one point to turn the property into an artists’ retreat.

Maple Plain, le jardin arrière. By John Mlacak. Published with permission.
Maple Plain, le jardin arrière. By John Mlacak. Published with permission.
Maple Plain, la cour de ferme. By John Mlacak. Published with permission.
Maple Plain, la cour de ferme. By John Mlacak. Published with permission.
Maple Plain, l'entrée de la cuisine. By John Mlacak. Published with permission.
Maple Plain, l’entrée de la cuisine. By John Mlacak. Published with permission.
Maple Plain, la maison de bûches. By John Mlacak. Published with permission.
Maple Plain, la maison de bûches. By John Mlacak. Published with permission.
Maple Plain, la terrasse du salon. By John Mlacak. Published with permission.
Maple Plain, la terrasse du salon. By John Mlacak. Published with permission.
La cour de ferme Doutriaux. By John Mlacak. Published with permission.
La cour de ferme Doutriaux. By John Mlacak. Published with permission.

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Top 10 stories on Stittsville.ca this week

These were the most-read stories on StittsvilleCentral.ca this week:

  1. EXPLAINER: When will Stittsville get a public high school?
  2. The race is on: New candidate in Stittsville Ward election
  3. Kathleen Edwards is opening a coffee shop called Quitters on Stittsville Main
  4. Kathleen Edwards’ Quitters coffee shop is hiring
  5. Grand opening of Pho TJ on Stittsville Main Street
  6. New construction, fewer government moves, hurt Stittsville housing market
  7. Endangered snapping turtle back home after stint in Peterborough trauma hospital
  8. Reader mail: Your comments about the Stittsville public high school
  9. Shop til you drop: A full list of Tanger Outlet stores (so far)
  10. Stantec employees help with the harvest at Black Family Farm

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Cycling from Stittsville to the Ashton Brew Pub

My neighbour Bill and I recently cycled to the Ashton Brew Pub.  Ashton is just west of Stittsville and the pub is located inside the town’s old mill.

It’s easy to get to from Stittsville, just head west down the Trans Canada Trail.  Before the trail passes under Highway 7, you turn off onto West End Way, then left on Ashton Station Road.  The mill is on the corner roughly where Flewellyn Road intersects. Continue reading


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Endangered snapping turtle back home after stint in Peterborough trauma hospital

Laula the turtle recently returned home to Poole Creek, the final chapter of a two-month rehabilitation for the endangered snapping turtle.

“It is extremely satisfying to see an animal return to the wild,” said Kerry Reimer, a Stittsville resident and volunteer with the Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. Continue reading


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New exhibit celebrates 50 years of Lions in Stittsville and Richmond

(Photo courtesy of the Goulbourn Museum)

The Goulbourn Museum launched a new exhibit this week commemorating the Richmond and Stittsville Lions’ 50th anniversary. Both clubs received their charters in 1964 beginning their years of service and involvement in the community. Continue reading


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City’s fall clean-up campaign kicks off

Residents of Fairwinds take part in Cleaning the Capital last spring
Residents of Fairwinds take part in Cleaning the Capital last spring

(Press release from the City of Ottawa)

Tim Hortons Cleaning the Capital program was officially launched at City Hall this week by the Mayor, the Chair of Transportation Committee, and by Christopher McCluskey of Tim Hortons.

Tim Hortons Cleaning the Capital is a city-wide event that brings together neighbours, communities and friends to help keep Ottawa clean and green. Last year alone, 80,000 volunteers collected almost 140,000 kilograms of litter from 1,400 locations. That’s enough to fill 150 garbage trucks.

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Glass Tiger, Brett Kissel headline Richmond Fair this weekend

The 170th edition of the Richmond Fair happens this weekend from September 18-21.

The event includes a full slate of musical entertainment including 80’s pop band Glass Tiger (above) on Friday night and country star Brett Kissel (below) on Saturday night.

The Richmond Fair is the largest spectator event held annually within the surrounding community. It promotes agricultural awareness within the City of Ottawa.

The fair offers a venue for those in the community to showcase their arts, crafts, livestock and produce. Although the fair’s mandate has been to promote agricultural awareness within the community, the other non-agricultural events such as the demolition derby, live music shows, aerial shows, rock climbing, reptile shows, BMX bike shows, etc. provide a vast array of entertaining events for the whole family.

For more info, visit RichmondFair.ca.

Brett Kissel
Brett Kissel

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CIBC hosts fun day fundraiser on September 20

(Pictured above: CIBC staff including Andrea Strayer, Jennifer Holmes and branch manager Sufwan Atiyat.)

CIBC at 5527 Hazeldean Road is hosting a Run for the Cure fun day on Saturday, September 20.

“We are overwhelmed by the amount of community support we have received and cannot wait to raise some money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation,” says Jennifer Holmes, who works at the bank.

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Gaia Java hosts Open Floor Readings starting September 16

This Tuesday, September 16 is the debut of the “Open Floor Readings” series at Gaia Java (1300 Stittsville Main Street).  Writers of all types – prose,  poetry, or lyrics – will each have 8-10 minutes to read their work.

Vivien Taylor came up with the idea.  She’s a retired librarian who moved to Stittsville last March to be closer to her grandchildren. She lied in Wellington in Prince Edward County (near Picton) and was involved in several poetry workshops and open floor events there.

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EXPLAINER: When will Stittsville get a public high school?

Jenny Guth’s son Levi is only in junior kindergarten this year, but she’s already thinking about where he’ll go to high school.

Guth (pictured above), along with several other parents in the area, are planning events and activities this fall to ramp up pressure on the Ontario Government to fund a new public high school for Stittsville. Continue reading


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Top ten stories on StittsvilleCentral.ca, September 6-12

These were the most-read stories on StittsvilleCentral.ca this week:

  1. The race is on: New candidate in Stittsville Ward election
  2. Grand opening of Pho TJ on Stittsville Main Street
  3. Kathleen Edwards is opening a coffee shop called Quitters on Stittsville Main
  4. When that blasted blasting near Johnwoods/Maple Grove will stop
  5. Kathleen Edwards’ Quitters coffee shop is hiring
  6. Queensway work expected to be completed this fall
  7. Here’s the new logo for Quitters Coffee
  8. Shop til you drop: A full list of Tanger Outlet stores (so far)
  9. T-shirt fundraising start-up vies for Canada Post award
  10. New construction, fewer government moves, hurt Stittsville housing market

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Kanata Theatre presents “The Dining Room” September 16-27

Kanata Theatre presents “The Dining Room”, a play by A.R. Gurney and directed by Barbara Kobolak. It runs September 16 – 20 & 23 – 27, 2014 at the Ron Maslin Playhouse.

About the play: “The dining room: a place where family assembles daily for breakfast and dinner and for any and all special occasions – a source of stability and permanence in a world of change. Through a mosaic of interrelated scenes – some funny, some touching, some rueful – Gurney creates a portrait of a vanishing species: the upper-middle-class WASP. Journeying through the decades, the actors change roles, personalities and ages as they portray a wide variety of characters, from little boys to stern grandfathers, and from giggling teenage girls to Irish housemaids.”

Tickets are $20 and available at the box office.  The Ron Maslin Playhouse is located at 1 Ron Maslin Way, off Terry Fox Road across from East Side Mario’s.


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