This week at the Spirit of the Capital Youth Awards, Stittsville’s Tysen Lefebvre received the Max Keeping Award for Personal Strength and Courage. It’s awarded annually to an individual who has demonstrated a tremendous passion for life by overcoming personal obstacles. Tysen’s goal is to raise one million dollars for Make-A-Wish. He’s over $600,000 so far.
Also this week: Bradley’s Insurance presented him with a cheque for $10,000 towards his fundraising, and Pointe of Grace Dance Studio presented a donation of $15,000 collected through their Dance for Wishes fundraiser.
— Sacred Heart H.S. (@SacredHeartHS) June 6, 2017
— Make-A-Wish EO (@MakeAWishEO) June 8, 2017
— Goldie Ghamari 🇨🇦 (@gghamari) June 8, 2017
BLASTING BEGINS FOR NEXT PHASE OF POOLE CREEK SUBDIVISION
Residents near the new Poole Creek subdivision have been experiencing shaking and rumbling from blasting all this week. There’s at least one more week left, as crews blast away rock to install infrastructure prior to construction. More info (including a map of the area) can be found here…
There’s also a zoning bylaw amendment being proposed for the same subdivision. Because of changes to flood plain mapping along the creek, the developer wants to re-zone a small part of the land from open space to residential, creating the opportunity for more six more housing units. More info here.
COYOTE INFO SESSION ON MONDAY
The City of Ottawa is hosting an info session on coyotes on Monday, June 12. City of Ottawa biologist and planner Dr. Nick Stow will give a presentation at the Stittsville Public Library starting at 6:30pm. He’ll talk about the coyotes’ role in a healthy ecosystem, and how residents can co-exist with them.
COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT
There are two Stittsville properties on the agenda at the next Committee of Adjustment meeting on June 21.
The owners at 26 Turtleback Way (formerly Meadowland Drive) want approval to subdivide their property into two parcels, creating a new lot for future development.
Wellings Community Holdings Inc. and Extendicare Canada
Inc., want to subdivide their property at 5731 Hazeldean into two separate parcels of land in order to create two new lots for development: “The Owners want to construct a mixed use development consisting of four buildings; two two-storey buildings consisting of commercial uses; a four-storey residential care facility and a five-storey retirement home. The retained lands will be conveyed to the City as a condition of Site Plan Control.”
ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT FOR 5786 FERNBANK
From the City of Ottawa: “The City of Ottawa has received a Zoning By-law Amendment to rezone lands within Phase 4 of the Fernbank Crossing subdivision…The subject lands are bounded by Fernbank Road to the south, Cope Drive to the north and Robert Grant Avenue to the west. The lands within this phase are approximately12 hectares in area and are currently zoned Development Reserve (DR) which is applied to lands intended for urban development… Phase 4 consists of 107 lots, 4 blocks for townhouses, a school site, site for paramedic post and site for a park and ride.” More info here.
WHAT’S UP WITH THE FARMER’S MARKET?
I couldn’t help but notice that the Ottawa Farmers’ Market weekly email newsletter is missing any information about the start date for the Stittsville farmer’s market at Village Square Park. The group runs markets across the city, and was slated to start up a weekly Friday market in June.
There’s info about the Lansdowne Market, the Westboro Market, the Orleans Market, and a new Riverside South market, but nothing about Stittsville.