Responsible Dog Owners of Canada are doing a clean-up on Sept 14 along Abbott Road

The Responsible Dog Owners of Canada are holding a clean-up event along Abbot Road near Granite Ridge on Sunday, September 14 from 9am-11am.  The area has become an informal off-leash dog park on land that’s slated for development.

“Join us in our fall clean up days. We do this twice a year. Once in the spring and the second time in the fall. Most of us dog owners are very good in cleaning up after our dogs, unfortunately not as good cleaning up after ourselves. You wouldn’t believe the number of Tim Horton’s cups we collect on the clean up days. These events also help get our name out and what we do. It gives us an opportunity to answer people’s questions.”

“During the morning we hand out the bags and gloves to dog owners. They are the ones who do all the work picking up the garbage etc. Their reward is a much cleaner park and their dogs get dog cookies.”


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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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Stittsville Villagefest celebrates 20th anniversary on September 13

Stittsville Villagefest will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary on Saturday, September 13 in Abbott Street Park from noon to 4 pm.  There will be hayrides, petting zoo, musical entertainment, community organization displays, BBQ and some fun “noodle hockey” with special guests.

For more information visit the Stittsville Village Association or call Marion Gullock at 613-836-5254.


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City accepting applications for 2015 civic events funding

The City of Ottawa is inviting local not-for-profit organizations such as volunteer-based community or recreation associations, to apply for funding to provide one to two-day civic events that include free admission, foster civic pride and bring a community together.

These events must be linked to, and celebrate a civic/statutory holiday in Ontario (i.e. New Year’s Day, Family Day, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Ontario Civic Holiday, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day), be held in a specific geographic district in Ottawa, and encompass a broad range of activities and family entertainment.

Effective this year, the annual application deadline for funding will be the first Monday in November, which this year falls on November 3. The maximum allocation is $3,000 per applicant.

Application forms are available online at ottawa.ca or at a City of Ottawa Client Service Centre.


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Did anyone find a wedding ring in the Westwind area?

UPDATE: The ring has been found.  Karina Ragalie wrote earlier today on Facebook: “Ladies, thank you very much for your help and support. The wedding ring was found and returned.  I love this community. A lady on my street found it and returned it last night.”


 

A Stittsville resident lost his wedding band on the weekend in the Westwind/Hartsmere Drive area.  As you’ll read in the screen cap below, it has significant sentimental value for the man and his family. If you have any information about the ring, please email feedback@stittsvillecentral.ca and we’ll pass it on to the family.

Lost ring

(Thanks Amy Lee for the heads up)


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When that blasted blasting near Johnwoods/Maple Grove will stop

Residents near Johnwoods/Maple Grove will be happy to hear that the blasting work is scheduled to end within a couple of weeks.

The latest estimate from Mattamy Homes is that the majority of the work will be completed by September 17, according to Daniel Potechin, a construction manager with the developer.

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Photo of the week: Stittsville storm clouds

Storm clouds over Stittsville, by B. R. Ravishankar

Storm clouds over Stittsville, by B. R. Ravishankar

 

Stittsville resident B. R. Ravishankar snapped this dramatic photo of clouds over Stittsville on Friday, September 5.  The violent storm brought heavy winds and rain and caused several power outages in the area.

If you have a grew photo of Stittsville to share, please send it to feedback@stittsvillecentral.ca

Here’s the new logo for Quitters Coffee

Stittsville seems to be a bit obsessed with Quitters Coffee, the new cafe that Kathleen Edwards is opening on Main Street later this month.

We posted two articles about Quitters on our web site last week which became the top two most-read stories of the week.  We think that any excitement about new businesses on Stittsville Main is a good thing, so we’re happy to fuel the obsession in any way that we can.

Earlier today graphic designer Steve St. Pierre posted this on Twitter:

Quitters logo by Steve St. Piierre
Quitters Coffee logo by Steve St. Piierre

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Top 10 stories on StittsvilleCentral.ca this week

Quitters on Stittsville Main. Photo by Glen Gower.
Quitters, August 2014. Photo by Glen Gower.

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

  1. Kathleen Edwards is opening a coffee shop called Quitters on Stittsville Main
  2. Edwards’ Quitters coffee shop is hiring
  3. A list of Tanger Outlet stores opening this fall (so far)
  4. Grand opening of Pho TJ on Stittsville Main
  5. 55-year-old b-boy represents Stittsville at hip hop festival
  6. Changes coming to 96A and other Stittsville bus routes
  7. Future Stittsville includes 70,499 friendly neighbours
  8. Attention job hunters: Tanger Outlets is hosting a job fair
  9. Stittsville sisters’ swiming school celebrates success
  10. Mould, leaks, rust and more: GRC won’t open until May 2015

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Do you have a story idea or photo to share? You can send us a note at feedback@stittsvillecentral.ca


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Musical auditions at Kanata Theatre this weekend

From Kanata Theatre:

Auditions for: Fairy Tale Ending – A Big Bad Musical
Written by KIEREN MACMILLAN AND JEREMY HUTTON
Directed by Clare Flockton
Performance dates: December 27, 28, 29 and 30th, 2014

Audition dates: Saturday, September 6 (1-4pm), Sunday, September 7 (1-4 pm), and Monday September 8 (6-9 pm)
Callback: Wednesday, September 10th  (6-9 p.m.)

Auditions will be held in the Rehearsal Room of the Ron Maslin Playhouse.

Cast: 25 roles.  6 lead roles and 19 ensemble roles.  Within this, there are the possibility for both male and female leads.

  • Lead roles: Jill – 14+ female with strong vocal range
  • Goldilocks – 14+ female, valley girl sort of character
  • Troll – adult female physical comedy an asset
  • Wolf – adult male strong vocals needed
  • Cop – adult female or male
  • Jack – 14+ boy cheeky character

Ensemble roles:  All ages : 3 Piggies, 3 goats, 3 bears, 3 blind mice, 3 paramedics, 3 constables, a cameo appearance of Grandma.
Join Jill as a “line up” of characters (the Big Bad Wolf, Goldilocks and the Troll) are questioned about the sudden changes occurring in the fairy tales she reads with her grandma. With the help of the Cop, Jack and The Three (Little Pigs/Bears/Billy Goats/Blind Mice), Jill learns that though real life may not be a fairy tale, it can be just as amazing!

There will be choreography to accompany all musical numbers, so an ease in movement will be an asset.

The audition process will consist of:

  • a prepared musical theatre song to be sung a cappella (vocals only) *no pop songs please.
  • a dance component, where we will teach you movement to one of the dance numbers, and you will dance with a group.
  • cold readings from the play, or outside sources, in an effort to see how you are able to develop a character.

Any questions please contact the director Clare Flockton at clareflockton@me.com , or one the production managers: Shelley Jean Harrison atjellybean080@hotmail.com , or Sonia Francis at soniafrancis@gmail.com

If you are interested in working backstage, please come to the auditions and meet with one of the Production Managers (Shelley, or Sonia).  We would love to have you on the team.

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Qadri still uncontested with one week until nominations close

With one week left until the closing of nominations for the municipal elections, incumbent councillor Shad Qadri is still the only candidate nominated for Stittsville Ward.

Qadri has been the ward’s councillor since 2006, and earned over 91% of the vote in the last election in 2010.

The deadline to file a nomination for candidacy is 2 p.m. on Friday, September 12. Voting day is October 27, 2014.

As of Thursday night, Stittsville was one of three Ottawa wards with only a single candidate registered so far.

Individuals wishing to run for the offices of Mayor, City Councillor, and school board Trustee can obtain nomination papers online at ottawa.ca/vote, at the City’s elections office at 1221 Cyrville Road, Unit B, the Ottawa City Hall government service centre, or any City of Ottawa client service centre. A nomination paper must be filed in person, or by an agent acting on the individual’s behalf at any of these locations.

The filing fee is $200 for the office of Mayor and $100 for the offices of Councillor and school board Trustee. The fee is payable by cash, certified cheque, money order, and debit or credit card.

To see information on the eligibility requirements to run for office and which candidates have filed their nominations, visit ottawa.ca/vote, contact the elections office at 613-580-2660, or call 3-1-1.


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Planned power outage on September 4 and 5 in Fringewood area

From Hydro Ottawa:

On Thursday, September 4th, and Friday, September 5th, Hydro Ottawa will be installing new conductors on existing overhead lines in your neighbourhood to improve the reliability of the electrical system.

In order to undertake this work safely, two planned power interruptions will be required. The first interruption will take place on September 4th, between 8:30am and 3:30 pm. The second interruption will take place September 5th, between the same hours.

In case of inclement weather, the tentative date to reschedule this work will be September 5 and September 8, between the same hours.

Affected streets: Fringewood Drive, Cloverloft Circle, Cripple Creek, Lazy Nol Crescent and Orchard Drive

Project start date: September 4, 8:30am

Project completion date: September 5, 3:30pm

 


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Kathleen Edwards’ Quitters Coffee is hiring

This could be one of the most coveted jobs in Stittsville.

Quitters Coffee, a new cafe opening later this month on Stittsville Main Street, is hiring. It’s owned by one of Stittsville’s most famous residents, musician Kathleen Edwards.

Edwards posted this photo to her Twitter account yesterday:

Sign posted on the front of Quitters on Main Street.
Sign posted on the front of Quitters on Main Street. Photo via Twitter

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55-year-old b-boy represents Stittsville at hip hop festival

He doesn’t fit the usual hip hop stereotypes. He’s 55 years old, has a head of thinning grey hair, and he lives on a quiet cul-de-sac in Stittsville.

Steve “Buddha” Leafloor is a Canadian hip hop pioneer and a social worker who’s  worked with troubled teens in the arctic and in maximum security prisons. This weekend he’s taking part in the House of PainT festival in Ottawa, a three-day event celebrating art, music, dance and fashion.

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Public Meeting re: 173 Huntmar on September 9

The City of Ottawa is holding a Public Meeting on September 9 to discuss a proposed plan of subdivision for 173 Huntmar Drive.  The property is just north of Fairwinds, on Huntmar Road between Maple Grove and Palladium.

The meeting is at 7:00pm at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena (10 Warner-Colpitts Lane, off Stittsville Main).

The plan of subdivision includes a mixed-use development with 13 low rise apartment buildings, 12 townhouses blocks and two four storey commercial buildings with retail on the ground floor and office uses above.”  (More here…)

The property includes a 19th century stone farmhouse known as “Boyd House” that would be preserved as a commercial building, along with the land immediately surrounding it. One of the reports recommends saving the trees around the house, as well as the long line of trees along the north lane way.

Boyd House, Fall 2013
Boyd House, Fall 2013. Photo by Glen Gower

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