Category Archives: Schools

Public school board trustee “meet the candidates” event on Sept 22

The Stonecrest Elmentary School Council is hosting a “meet the candidates” event on Monday night, featuring the four candidates for Zone 1, the area that includes Stittsville.

The four candidates in Zone 1 include:

 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Date: Monday, September 22, 2014

Location: Library of Stonecrest Elementary School (3791 Stonecrest Rd, Kanata)

“A free information session for parents/guardians. No registration required.”

More info:


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


Six back-to-school traffic safety tips from the Ottawa police

Ottawa Police are reminding motorists and pedestrians to be aware of the extra children and youth on city streets over the next few days.

Kids will be returning to school and will be busing, walking and riding their bikes to their destinations.  Police offer these safety tips:

  1. Reduce speeds in school zones and be ready to stop at any time. Children do not always notice oncoming traffic.
  2. Obey school bus signals.
  3. Walk on available sidewalks.
  4. Always cross at intersections, looking and listening for traffic and walk across only when road is clear and safe to do so.
  5. Follow adult crossing guards, student crossing patrols and school bus operator’s signals.
  6. Always wear a helmet when riding a bike and walk your bike across a roadway.

For more safety tips, click here.