Stittsville is in Zone 12 of the French public school board (le Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario). Elementary students attend Maurice Lapointe in Bridlewood and high school students attend Omer-Deslauriers in Nepean near Merivale Road and Viewmount (the former J.S. Woodsworth high school). A new french public high school is scheduled to open in Bridlewood next fall.
The candidates in this district are Patricia Chehadé and Linda Savard. We’ve included their answers in the languages that they provided below.
Stittsville is in Zone 4 of the French Catholic school board (le Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est). The only school in the Stittsville area is Saint-Jean-Paul II (elementary school). High school students go to Collège catholique Franco-Ouest in Bells Corners, although a new high school in the Fernbank area is scheduled to open in September 2015.
The candidates in this district are Jacques Boyer and André Thibodeau, but only Thibodeau replied to our questionnaire. Continue reading →
Ottawa Fire Services wants to remind residents that it’s the law to have a working smoke alarm outside every sleeping area and on every storey of the home.
In one out of three fatal home fires, there is no working smoke alarm. That’s why, during Fire Prevention Week in Ottawa, which takes place October 5 to 11, Ottawa Fire Services encourages everyone to test their smoke alarms and to make plans to test them again every month. Continue reading →
Ottawa electors have another opportunity to make their mark in the upcoming municipal election with the two traditional advance voting days. The first traditional advance vote day is Thursday, October 9, when voting places in each ward are open between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Continue reading →
(Photo: Peter Hanschke in front of his home west of Stittsville Main Street. Photo by Glen Gower.)
Peter Hanschke has been a Stittsville resident for 31 years and a Rogers customer for over a decade. He says he’s never been impressed with their cell phone service.
“To get reception, you have to be at the front of the house, near the bay window, angled just properly, so that people can hear you clearly. I started a consulting business out of my home here, and trying to do calls on my cell for business is embarrassing, it just doesn’t work,” he says.
“It’s always been poor quality, but back when it first came out you could understand it, Stittsville was a pretty small community,” he says. Continue reading →
Here’s Part 2 of our Q&A with Dave Lee and Shad Qadri, the two candidates running in Ward 6 for Ottawa City Council. StittsvilleCentral.ca sent out a questionnaire to both of the candidates, and their answers are included below. (Read Part 1 here.)
We sent a questionnaire to all of the candidates for city council and school board in Stittsville. We’ve already published answers from the English Public Board and Catholic Board candidates, and today we have Part 1 of the answers from Dave Lee and Shad Qadri, the two candidates running in Ward 6 for Ottawa City Council. (Read Part 2 here.) Continue reading →
A representative from the Florida-based Levenger Foundation Inc. visited multiple Ottawa Public Library (OPL) branches recently to give them each a donation of $1,000. These gifts are a wonderful way to kick-off Canadian Library Month. Continue reading →
The contract and the auditor’s report have been a central theme in Dave Lee’s campaign. Lee, who’s challenging Qadri in this election, said that the contract and lack of due diligence by city staff is “a microcosm of how they’re doing business at City Hall.” Continue reading →
We’ve heard a lot of complaints from Rogers Wireless customers in Stittsville about poor cell phone reception in our community. We’ve put a call in to the media relations team at Rogers to ask them about the issue. Continue reading →
Our list of Tanger Outlet stores, originally published a few weeks back, all of a sudden went viral on Facebook this week and generated about 31,000 pageviews. It was far and way the most popular article on our site. That helped move a few other Tanger-related articles up the list as well.
So instead of presenting a Tanger-heavy top ten list, this week we offer a top 20 list of this week’s most popular articles on StittsvilleCentral.ca for the week of September 21-27.
The City’s Elections Office sent out approximately 630,000 voter notification letters today to all Ottawa electors currently on the Voters’ List.
The notification contains details on where and when electors can make their mark in the upcoming municipal election. It is also accompanied by a brochure that provides general voting information.
Eligible electors who have not received a notification are still entitled to vote and can find their voting location by using the online voting place search tool on ottawa.ca, or by calling the Elections Office at 613-580-2660 or 3-1-1. The online voting search tool will provide locations of the voting place for the traditional advance dates of October 9 and 18, as well as Voting Day on Monday, October 27.
Electors are also reminded that this year’s municipal election features a three-day Special Advance Voting period, taking place at the three following voting locations from October 1 to 3, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.:
Ottawa City Hall, Jean Pigott Place, 110 Laurier Avenue West
Ben Franklin Place, Room 1A, 101 Centrepointe Drive
Ottawa Public Library, Cumberland Branch, Lori Nash Room, 1599 Tenth Line Road.
Ballots for all wards will be available at these three locations.
When going to the voting place, electors are reminded to bring their notification and an acceptable form of identification that shows proof of name and a qualifying Ottawa address. A list of acceptable forms of identification can be found at ottawa.ca/voterID.
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.
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.
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.