(ABOVE: Map showing upcoming Hydro Ottawa projects in Stittsville.)
At a public meeting last Thursday, officials from Hydro Ottawa provided an overview of new infrastructure designed to improve reliability in Stittsville.
The main project for this year is along Abbott Street, where crews will add a new line from Stittsville Main Street to Granite Ridge Drive. Most of the line will be on overhead poles except for an underground section adjacent to Village Square Park. Continue reading
Councillor Shad Qadri provided this update about construction on Abbott Street in his weekly email newsletter:
Construction has been underway to extent Abbott Street East at Iber Road eastward to connect with Robert Grant Avenue. The contractor for the road works in this area has advised that assuming weather conditions continue with reasonable temperatures and no snow, they currently anticipate paving works for Abbott, Robert Grant, and Fernbank to be complete by November 20th, 2015 however the new signals on Fernbank will not be activated until December 7th, 2015. Once the paving and road painting is completed it is anticipate the intersection will be open shortly after that time.
This new road connection will provide access to the new French Catholic High School, École secondaire catholique Paul Desmarais which is anticipated to be opened in February 2016. This school will provide instruction to a large catchment of students in the Stittsville and Kanata communities.
Kathleen Edwards: coffee shop owner, dog walker, and bear sighter.
Here’s her warning on Friday morning about a bear along the Trans Canada Trail.
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.”