Ottawa Fire responds to industrial fire on Willowlea Road

(Photo via Ed Brown.)

Ottawa Fire responded to a two-alarm fire in at 106 Willowlea Road, just north of Westbrook on Monday afternoon. The building is in an industrial park and is home to Mevex Corporation. Firefighters arrived to find a fire in a boarded up large garage complex. The fire appeared to be under control by about 3:15pm.

Ottawa Fire says damage is estimated at $400,000 and one firefighter was transported to hospital for a minor foot injury. Cause has not been determined but an investigator was on the scene as of late Monday afternoon. Continue reading


MEET THE CANDIDATES: Who’s running in the new federal riding of Carleton

When Stittsville residents vote in the federal election on October 19, we’ll be part of the newly-created riding called Carleton, instead of our old riding of Carleton-Mississippi Mills.

It’s all part of a re-organization of federal ridings in Canada that will see the number of elected MPs increase by from 308 to 338.  Ontario will have 121 of those seats, up by 15 from the last election. Continue reading


LETTER: Municipalities value development over environment

Re: Residents question health of Poole Creek Wetland

Thanks to Stittsville Central for the in-depth article on what happens when municipalities place more value on bad development than environmental sustainability.  And, for showing that local residents can make a difference in standing up for the community’s best interests.
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