Following the July 2009 flooding event in Stittsville, flood control measures were evaluated and a mitigation plan was recommended. The current phase of the plan consists of undertaking flood control measures in the Westwood, Cypress Gardens, Basswood, West Wind, Woodside and Harris lands neighbourhoods,. This area extends from Hartsmere Drive to the south, Abbott Street to the north and the development limits to the east and west. Continue reading →
Andrew Waines has been active in the music industry since 2013. He played rhythm guitar with the Jordan McIntosh Band for two years, including performances at Ottawa Bluesfest, Boots & Hearts Country Music Festival and Cavendish PEI Beach Festival just to name a few of the big venues. Andrew has also played lead guitar for Mandia Nantsios at various events including Ottawa’s Greekfest. Continue reading →
Every week we get lots of great comments from our readers on our web site, via email, and social media. Here’s a sample of what we heard this week. Add your thoughts to the comments at the bottom of this article or email email@example.com. Continue reading →
PHOTO: North side of the Hazeldean Bridge over the Carp River, March 2016.
OTTAWA SUN, JULY 30, 2011:“A $4-million bridge over the Carp River will take an extra month to complete after a structural problem caused it to sink this week. A Sun tipster said the project foreman ordered workers off the Hazeldean Rd. structure this week after it sank four inches when supports were taken away. Stittsville Coun. Shad Qadri said city engineers confirmed to him Saturday something called a “deck deflection” took place. The deck of a bridge is the roadway portion, including the shoulders. A deflection is the displacement of a structural beam or system under load. Qadri said there was structural testing of the bridge this week, but said he heard the deflection was “a matter of centimetres, not inches.” (Link)
POTTER’S KEY ZONING APPROVED This week City Council approved a zoning change for 6111 and 6141 Hazeldean Road, site of Minto’s future Potter’s Key development. Attached to that zoning change was a condition that “only single detached units are to back onto existing single detached units in the Echowoods and Jackson Trails subdivisions”. Continue reading →
Stittsville photograper Kristin Davis in her darkroom where she prints black and white photos. Photo by Barry Gray.
A Stittsville wedding and portrait photographer is taking a lesser-walked path for her photography.
For Kristin Davis it’s all down to the basics: black and white film and prints which she develops in her darkroom. She says the clients who like that black and white style really love the finished work. Continue reading →
Hydro Ottawa will be undertaking electrical service improvements in Stittsville starting next month. The project involves replacing aging hydro poles on Goulbourn Street (between Cypress Gardens and Elm Crescent) and Norway Spruce Street (between Elm Crescent and Bell Street). This project will improve the reliability of the electrical distribution system in the Stittsville area. Continue reading →
UP COMING EVENTS
On Sunday, March 27th an Easter Brunch will be held at the Legion Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a cost of $12.00 per person and children under 10 will be only $6.00. Everyone in the community is invited to join this special event. Continue reading →
The Ottawa Police Service is on scene in the 800 block of Beavertail Road at Richardson Side Road (west of Carp Road) investigating a single motor vehicle accident with injuries that occurred at 634pm today.
A male in his 40’s was transported to the Ottawa Hospital and is serious condition.
Please be advised that the Collision Section is at scene investigating and traffic is slow in the area.
Mayor Jim Watson and Stittsville Ward Councillor Shad Qadri presented a Mayor’s City Builder Award to Tysen Lefebvre at today’s City Council meeting. The 15-year-old youth was recognized for his tireless and enthusiastic work to raise funds for Make-a-Wish Eastern Ontario to make big wishes come true for children with life-threatening illnesses. Continue reading →
This week, Bill Martin and Sue Lambe are busily preparing for an Easter Egg Hunt planned for Stittsville’s Pioneer Plains Park (Jackson Trails)*. All proceeds from this event will be donated to support Chrysalis House, a local women’s shelter. Continue reading →
Councillor Shad Qadri will ask his colleagues at City Council to support a motion calling for Canada Post to recognize addresses in his ward as being in Stittsville, instead of Kanata.
Currently, a large segment of homes and businesses that are technically part of the City of Ottawa’s Stittsville Ward are still considered to be Kanata addresses by Canada Post, leading to what Qadri calls “mass confusion” for residents. Continue reading →