Seen recently on Stittsville Main Street. Photo by Barry Gray.
(He’s probably heading to that new indoor golf studio.)
— kellykavanagh (@scrapy2doo) January 22, 2015
On Saturday, we wrote about residents living near a disputed development property on Fernbank Drive who are concerned about tree removal that was slated to begin this week. Here’s the latest about what’s happening. Continue reading
EDITOR’S NOTE: At today’s Planning Committee meeting, chair Jan Harder addressed the committee members and talked about her vision and goals for planning during this council term. Stittsville is one of the fastest-growing wards in the city, so we thought it would be useful to share Harder’s comments here.
Some of remarks that will be of interest to Stittsville residents:
The full text is below.
After years of the Ottawa Carleton School board neglecting and muzzling on-going issues at Munster Public School, parents finally had enough of their concerns not being heard and issues not being resolved, that they pulled their children from the school. Now after a drastic decline in school population, and a community that wants answers and a solution, the board wants to close the community school and bus the children 40+ minutes to neighbouring near capacity schools. Continue reading
I am writing to you with concern for the article you published with regards to the sudden closing of the Mini Muffins Pre-school. I only became aware of the public notice on December 23, 2014. It’s unfortunate that not all family members were made aware of the closure and with the passing of both my father and mother, this is the first time I have been able to address this publication; specifically this particular quote published by my sister, Susan Martello. Continue reading
The sidewalk on the Eagleson Queensway overpass in Kanata is closed for the rest of winter because it’s too narrow for sidewalks to plow the snow.
That’s right, the same bridge that just re-opened after months of repairs, the same bridge that is right next to the Eagleson OC Transpo Transitway stop, is now closed to pedestrians until the snow melts. Continue reading
Please join other concerned community members for a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, February 19th, 2015 to discuss steps our community can take to help influence the Ontario government to approval the building of a public high school in Stittsville through the next round of Provincial funding expected in the Spring of 2015.
(From the City of Ottawa.)
The 2013 Wildlife Strategy identified the need to update and revise the City’s current wildlife construction protocol, previously approved by the former Region of Ottawa-Carleton, prior to amalgamation.
During summer, 2014, City staff consulted with key stakeholders to obtain their feedback on what changes are needed to the protocol. These stakeholders include:
School board staff have recommended closing Munster Elementary School due to declining enrolment, but residents are ready to fight to save their community school.
The school currently has the lowest enrolment of any public school in Ottawa: only 54 students in a school that has capacity for 219. Continue reading
(Press release from the Rotary Club.)
The Rotary Club of Ottawa-Stittsville is seeking donations to help build Ottawa’s first Peace Park with a labyrinth. In recognition of your donation of $200, you will be recognized by an inscription on a brick which will be part of the pathway to the labyrinth. Leave a lasting mark for generations to come with an engraved brick in Stittsville’s beautiful Bell Memorial Park.
Each brick will have 2 lines with each line fitting 12 characters (including spaces). Inscription could be a thoughtful way to celebrate a loved one, children/grandchildren, group/organization.
For donation info, contact:
Theresa Qadri 613-620-6245
Leo Maiorino 613-371-6975
Eligible for tax receipts.
Check out our website : www.stittsvillerotary.com
(Press release from the Ottawa Police.)
The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is investigating the robbery of a retail premise targeting cellular phones and is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the male suspect. Continue reading
ABOVE: Tyke award winners: Front Row (L to R): Most Valuable Player – Avery Osborne (Stittsville); Coaches Choice – Kameron Klyn (Nepean) and Owen Lavigne (Nepean); Most Improved Player – Dylan Krout (Nepean). Back Row (L to R): Best D-Line – Hunter Watson (Stittsville), Most Versatile – Zachary Baylin (Nepean); Outstanding Defensive Player – Ryan Morissette (Richmond); Outstanding Offensive Player – Alex Miles (Stittsville). Missing from Picture: Rookie of the Year – Keyshawn Reid (Nepean); Best O-Line – Kaesar Dualeh (Nepean).
(Press release from the Bell Warriors.)
The Bell Warriors Football Club reached out to local companies and supporters and the response was fantastic.
Two Club banquets were held on Saturday, January 15. One for the two youngest teams (Tyke ages 8-10 and Mosquito ages 11-12) and one for the Warriors two oldest teams (Pee Wee ages 13-14 and Bantam ages 15-16). Continue reading
“I met with Police Chief Charles Bordeleau this afternoon to discuss the recent incidents involving guns and gangs in Ottawa. I am deeply concerned about the shootings that have taken place in recent weeks.
I have full confidence in Chief Bordeleau, and the men and women of the Ottawa Police Service, in the steps they are taking to make our city safer. I trust the judgement of Chief Bordeleau to allocate police resources to effectively address this issue.
EDITOR’S NOTE: We asked Aleisha Kerr, the Youth Director and Mentor at Youth Connexion & R.E.A.C.H., to tell us more about the organization’s programs in Stittsville. The group is currently working on a project to re-vamp their lounge. Kerr says there’s still a lot of work to do, but thanks to motivated students and donations from the community, it’s coming along.
Youth Connexion is a youth initiative through the Goulbourn and West Carleton Recreation Staff with City of Ottawa. It’s a FOR Youth BY Youth Program in Stittsville with weekly drop-ins and monthly events for all youth in grades 5+. Continue reading
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board staff have recommended closing Munster Elementary School starting in the 2015-2016 school year.
Families currently attending the school would have the choice of attending either A. Lorne Cassidy School in Stittsville or Richmond Public School. Continue reading
The Rams thank all levels and tiers of the SMHA RAMS Hockey Family, OVSS, Stittsville RAMS Junior Hockey, parents, families, volunteers and community for supporting “#9”.
The Crossing Bridge Residents’ Association (CBRA) has elected a new Executive Committee. Members are Emily Farr (Treasurer), Cheryl Noll (Vice-President), Elad Lahv (President), Melanie Bailey (co-Secretary) and Deb Grant (co-Secretary).
The Association has been in existence for over 20 years and the new Executive Committee is excited to carry on the tradition of supporting this dynamic community. The Association will be recruiting new street representatives in the year ahead to help with various community initiatives – the first one being the CBRA Winter Carnival to be held at the Crossing Bridge rink on Saturday, February 14th (Hockey Day in Canada).
Chris Griffin took this photo of tonight’s sunset over the outdoor skating rink at Bandmaster Park in Fairwinds. The rink officially opened for the season yesterday. People of all ages were outside skating on it today. Here’s a map of outdoor rinks in Stittsville.
Thanks to B.R. Ravishankar for sending along these frigid photos taken earlier in the week. (The statues are on his neighbour’s property.)