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Lee, Qadri square off over Orgaworld in Rogers 22 tv debate

In a televised debate on Rogers 22, Shad Qadri said he followed the advice of professional engineers and legal experts before he voted in favour of the Orgaworld green bin contract.

The contract is a 20-year, $160-million agreement between the City of Ottawa and Orgaworld for green bin collection service. An auditor’s report released earlier this year said that city staff mis-led councillors during the contract review process.

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


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Top ten stories on StittsvilleCentral.ca this week

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.

  1. Shop til you drop: A full list of Tanger Outlet stores (so far)
  2. One-day Etsy marketplace at Sensplex this Saturday
  3. Behind-the-scenes tour of Tanger Outlets
  4. Kathleen Edwards is opening a coffee shop called Quitters on Stittsville Main
  5. Stittsville sisters’ swiming school celebrates success
  6. Can anybody identify these planes?
  7. Kathleen Edwards’ Quitters coffee shop is hiring
  8. Kanata artist and community activitist John Mlacak passes away at age 78
  9. Covered Bridge Brewing plans collaboration with ‘Wiches Cauldron food truck
  10. Attention job hunters: Tanger Outlets is hosting a job fair
  11. The race is on: New candidate in Stittsville Ward election
  12. Cycling from Stittsville to the Ashton Brew Pub
  13. Grand opening of Pho TJ on Stittsville Main Street
  14. Changes coming to 96A and other Stittsville bus routes
  15. City of Ottawa facilities offer free “Try It!” passes until September 28
  16. Round-Up: The Stittsville election on Twitter this week
  17. Fancy yourself an artist? Subway is hiring for new Tanger Outlet location
  18. Here’s the new logo for Quitters Coffee
  19. EXPLAINER: When will Stittsville get a public high school
  20. Stantec employees help with the harvest at Black Family Farm

 

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Voter notification letters mailed out to Ottawa electors currently on the Voters’ List

(Press release from the City of Ottawa)

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.

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Stittsville Ward candidates debate on Rogers 22 on Sept 28

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.

More info: RogersTV.com


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Round-Up: The Stittsville election on Twitter this week

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.


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Kanata artist and community activist John Mlacak passes away at age 78

John Mlacak, a long-time community activist and artist in the Kanata area, passed away on Friday at age 78.

He was a former reeve of March township, has a recreation centre named after him in Kanata and continued to be very active in the community as an artist, volunteer and activist.  The Ottawa Citizen printed an obituary on him today, and you can see some of his artwork on his web site at www.johnmlacak.com.

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.

Maple Plain, le jardin arrière. By John Mlacak. Published with permission.
Maple Plain, le jardin arrière. By John Mlacak. Published with permission.
Maple Plain, la cour de ferme. By John Mlacak. Published with permission.
Maple Plain, la cour de ferme. By John Mlacak. Published with permission.
Maple Plain, l'entrée de la cuisine. By John Mlacak. Published with permission.
Maple Plain, l’entrée de la cuisine. By John Mlacak. Published with permission.
Maple Plain, la maison de bûches. By John Mlacak. Published with permission.
Maple Plain, la maison de bûches. By John Mlacak. Published with permission.
Maple Plain, la terrasse du salon. By John Mlacak. Published with permission.
Maple Plain, la terrasse du salon. By John Mlacak. Published with permission.
La cour de ferme Doutriaux. By John Mlacak. Published with permission.
La cour de ferme Doutriaux. By John Mlacak. Published with permission.

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Top 10 stories on Stittsville.ca this week

These were the most-read stories on StittsvilleCentral.ca this week:

  1. EXPLAINER: When will Stittsville get a public high school?
  2. The race is on: New candidate in Stittsville Ward election
  3. Kathleen Edwards is opening a coffee shop called Quitters on Stittsville Main
  4. Kathleen Edwards’ Quitters coffee shop is hiring
  5. Grand opening of Pho TJ on Stittsville Main Street
  6. New construction, fewer government moves, hurt Stittsville housing market
  7. Endangered snapping turtle back home after stint in Peterborough trauma hospital
  8. Reader mail: Your comments about the Stittsville public high school
  9. Shop til you drop: A full list of Tanger Outlet stores (so far)
  10. Stantec employees help with the harvest at Black Family Farm

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City’s fall clean-up campaign kicks off

Residents of Fairwinds take part in Cleaning the Capital last spring
Residents of Fairwinds take part in Cleaning the Capital last spring

(Press release from the City of Ottawa)

Tim Hortons Cleaning the Capital program was officially launched at City Hall this week by the Mayor, the Chair of Transportation Committee, and by Christopher McCluskey of Tim Hortons.

Tim Hortons Cleaning the Capital is a city-wide event that brings together neighbours, communities and friends to help keep Ottawa clean and green. Last year alone, 80,000 volunteers collected almost 140,000 kilograms of litter from 1,400 locations. That’s enough to fill 150 garbage trucks.

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EXPLAINER: When will Stittsville get a public high school?

Jenny Guth’s son Levi is only in junior kindergarten this year, but she’s already thinking about where he’ll go to high school.

Guth (pictured above), along with several other parents in the area, are planning events and activities this fall to ramp up pressure on the Ontario Government to fund a new public high school for Stittsville. Continue reading


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Top ten stories on StittsvilleCentral.ca, September 6-12

These were the most-read stories on StittsvilleCentral.ca this week:

  1. The race is on: New candidate in Stittsville Ward election
  2. Grand opening of Pho TJ on Stittsville Main Street
  3. Kathleen Edwards is opening a coffee shop called Quitters on Stittsville Main
  4. When that blasted blasting near Johnwoods/Maple Grove will stop
  5. Kathleen Edwards’ Quitters coffee shop is hiring
  6. Queensway work expected to be completed this fall
  7. Here’s the new logo for Quitters Coffee
  8. Shop til you drop: A full list of Tanger Outlet stores (so far)
  9. T-shirt fundraising start-up vies for Canada Post award
  10. New construction, fewer government moves, hurt Stittsville housing market

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New construction, fewer government moves, hurt Stittsville housing market

The average resale price of residential homes and condos in Stittsville was down by about 3% overall in August on a year-over-year basis compared to 2013.

Source: Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) statistics for the month of August (year-to-date) 2014
Source: Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) statistics for Stittsville for the month of August (year-to-date) 2014

 (Note: Stittsville North = north of Hazeldean, Central = between Hazeldean and Abbott, South = south of Abbott)

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Environmental compliance application filed for Carp Road landfill

Waste Management has submitted an Environmental Compliance Approval application to the Ministry of Environment for the Carp Road landfill. It’s the latest step in the process to get approval to expand the facility, located just north of Stittsville and the Queensway.

Officially known as the “West Carleton Environmental Centre”, the landfill expansion will cover an area of 38 hectares, will have a maximum volume of 6.5-million cubic meters and take up to 400,000 tonnes of garbage each year.

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Hydro outage planned for Wildpine Court on September 12-13

From Hydro Ottawa:

On September 12, 2014, Hydro Ottawa will be upgrading transformers in your neighbourhood to improve the reliability of the electrical system.

In order to undertake this work safely, a planned power interruption will be required. The planned interruption is scheduled to take place Friday, September 12, 2014 from 11:45pm to Saturday, September 13, 6:00 am.

Affected streets: Wildpine Court

Project start date: September 12, 11:45pm

Project completion date: September 13, 6am


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