All posts by Shannon Lough

Residents pack hall for lively meeting about Minto development

(Above: About 100 people atttended the public meeting to share their perspective on the new Minto development. Photo by Shannon Lough.)

There weren’t enough seats in the room for concerned residents or time for all their questions at Wednesday night’s public meeting on Minto’s proposed subdivision, Potter’s Key.

Over 100 residents filled the hall at Goulbourn Recreation Complex. Six City of Ottawa staff members and five representatives from Minto Homes fielded comments and concerns over the two-hour meeting. Continue reading


Rothbourne Road wetland trial begins on a curious note

A tampered wetland near Stittsville is the subject of an ongoing court case between a property owner, a contractor and the local conservation authority.

The issue dates back to February 2012, when the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) received a tip that something was environmentally amiss with the property along Rothbourne Road near Highway 7. Continue reading


Lawyer donates expertise to help Syrian refugees

Becoming a mother changed the way a Stittsville lawyer saw the world around her, and after witnessing the media coverage of a drowned Syrian boy she decided to do her part.

“That was really extremely upsetting to me,” said Jenny Guth (pictured above), who has a five-year-old son. “For me and for probably many other people, the little boy who was found on the beach was the game changer.” Continue reading


Group puts plan in place to sponsor Syrian refugees

(Photo by Shannon Lough.)

The momentum sweeping across the country to help Syrian refugees has drawn the Kanata Stittsville Refugee Sponsorship Group to consider how it can sponsor the resettlement of one or more refugees from Syria.

On Wednesday night, the non-profit organization held a meeting to address the Syrian refugee issue along with updates on the sponsorship process to resettle three families from Afghanistan. Continue reading