Are you on the voters’ list? Here’s how to find out

The City of Ottawa is advising residents to check that their names are on the voters’ list in order to to avoid any delays at the voting place when you make your mark in this fall’s municipal election.

You can access the voters’ list online at ottawa.ca/vote, or by calling 3-1-1 or the Elections Office at 613-580-2660, or visiting any Client Service Centre. The list identifies people eligible to vote in the 2014 City of Ottawa municipal election by name, address, school support and residency status.

You can vote in the municipal elections if, on voting day, you are:

  • An Ottawa resident or an owner or tenant of land in the city boundaries
  • A spouse of such an owner or tenant
  • A Canadian citizen
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Not prohibited from voting by law.

If your name is not on the list or is incorrect, you can download and complete the form – entitled “Application to Add or Amend My Name to the Voters’ List” and mail it to the City of Ottawa’s Elections Office (1221 Cyrville Road, Unit B, Ottawa, K1J 7S8) or drop it off at any Client Service Centre by September 16.

After September 16, you can bring your completed form with you to your voting place on voting day. However, you are encouraged to submit changes by the deadline to avoid any delays when you vote.

Voter Notifications will be mailed to qualified voters on the Voters’ List, informing them of when and where to vote. You should bring the notification with you when you vote, along with ID that contains your name and Ottawa address. A complete list of acceptable ID can be found at ottawa.ca/voterID.

For more election information, visit ottawa.ca/vote, follow on Twitter (@ottawavote) or download the free mobile Ottawa Elections 2014 app in the Apple App Store, Blackberry App World, and Google Play.

Voting day is Monday, October 27, 2014, with advance voting starting on October 1.


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Site Plan Control submitted for 109 Iber Road

A Site Plan Control has been submitted to the City of Ottawa for 109 Iber Road, just south of the building that’s home to Dragon’s Lair Beads:

“The building is proposed to be a one-storey structure 2,016 square metres in size. 53 at-grade parking spaces and 1 loading space are proposed. A fire access route will encircle the building. The stormwater management pond will be situated between the front of the building and Iber Road along which 6 deciduous trees will be planted.”

You can read more background and documentation here…

The City is accepting comments on the plan. You can contact Patricia   Macmillan at 613-580-2424 x13799.

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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.


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City Council notes (August 27)

Ottawa City Council approved two Kanata zoning amendments and rejected a third at a council meeting on August 27:

  • 370 Huntmar Drive: Council approved an amendment to “permit a multi-building commercial shopping centre”.  The address is at the south-east corner of Campeau Drive and Huntmar Drive,  across the street from the Tanger Outlets. The proposed shopping centre would include approximately 10,500 square metres of retail and restaurant space in nine buildings, along with 525 parking spaces. The full report is here…
  • 5264 Fernbank Road
    Council approved a zoning amendment that would allow a car dealership including a gas station, service bays and car wash. The land is on the southeast corner of Fernbank and Eagleson. The land was previously zoned as “institutional”, which includes usages such as day cares, places of worship, retirement homes, schools and community centres.  The full report is here…
  • 19 and 23 Bachman Terrace
    Council rejected a proposed zoning change for this property near Hazeldean and Eagleson.  The zoning change would have permitted a higher-density townhouse development.  Council refused the development as being “too dense in light of the development in the surrounding community” and because it “does not ‘fit well’ within its physical context nor does it ‘work well’ with the existing and planned function of the surrounding community.” The full report is here…

 


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Garbage pick-up among City services affected by Labour Day

Garbage day. Photo by Glen Gower
Garbage day. Photo by Glen Gower

Several City of Ottawa services will be affected by the Labour Day Monday holiday on September 1.

  • There will be no curbside green binrecycling, or garbage collection on Labour Day. Labour Day’s pickup will take place on Tuesday, September 2. In addition, the collection of garbage, green bin and recycling materials will be delayed by one day for the week of September 1.

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31-unit townhouse development planned for 6371 Hazeldean

A Plan of Subdivision for 6371 Hazeldean Road has been submitted to the City of Ottawa:

“Proposal for Draft Plan approval for a 31-unit townhouse development on a private street. The private street will be cul-de-sac with access onto Kittiwake Drive. Visitor parking will be provided on the private street in accordance with the zoning for this property.”

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Shop til you drop: A full list of Tanger Ottawa outlet stores (so far)

Here’s a list of stores planned at the new Tanger Outlets just north of the Queensway at Huntmar.  There are over 75 stores scheduled to open on Friday, October 17 at 9:30am.

And yes, all 75 stores will open the same day.  So far over 60 of the new stores are listed on Tanger’s web site.  The mall’s management will be announcing additional stores over the coming weeks.

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