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UPDATE: No attempt to cover up Hazeldean bridge report, say councillors

When we published an engineering report last month on why the Hazeldean bridge failed, it was the first time Councillor Shad Qadri or Councillor Allan Hubley had ever seen the document.

Hubley, councillor for Kanata South, did not know the report on the Hazeldean bridge existed until it was made public last month on StittsvilleCentral.ca. Continue reading


UPDATE: Fall-out and follow-ups from our Hazeldean bridge report

On Monday, we published a copy of a report on structural problems with the Hazeldean Road bridge, obtained via a Freedom of Information request.

The story spawned quite a bit of attention and feedback, including a follow-up article from David Reevely published on the front page of Tuesday’s Ottawa Citizen.

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Here’s why the Hazeldean bridge sank in 2011

PHOTO: North side of the Hazeldean Bridge over the Carp River, March 2016.

OTTAWA SUN, JULY 30, 2011: “A $4-million bridge over the Carp River will take an extra month to complete after a structural problem caused it to sink this week. A Sun tipster said the project foreman ordered workers off the Hazeldean Rd. structure this week after it sank four inches when supports were taken away. Stittsville Coun. Shad Qadri said city engineers confirmed to him Saturday something called a “deck deflection” took place. The deck of a bridge is the roadway portion, including the shoulders. A deflection is the displacement of a structural beam or system under load. Qadri said there was structural testing of the bridge this week, but said he heard the deflection was “a matter of centimetres, not inches.” (Link)

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Kanata councillor’s town hall includes presentations about upcoming developments near Stittsville

Kanata North councillor Marianne Wilkinson is holding a town hall meeting next week that includes a presentation about the plans for several new projects just north of the Queesnway near Stittsville:

  • Phase II of Tanger Outlets
  • The Bridge Church expansion
  • Cabela’s Sports and other new retail

Here’s a notice from Wilkinson’s monthly newsetter.

Monday February 23, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kanata Senior’s Centre – Owen Prince Room
2500 Campeau Drive

The February Town Hall meeting will follow a different format with the first part being presentations on new developments for the Tanger Mall and Cabela’s and the Bridge Church. The second part will consist of a brief outline of the City Budget for 2015 and the impact on Kanata North followed by a discussion on the budget (to be approved on March 11) and on what should be included in term of Council priorities (which will be debated in May). The agenda will follow these lines:

  • Upcoming community activities
  • Community Policing Report
  • Tanger Mall Phase II – Hotel and six restaurants, presentation by Miguel Tremblay and Paul Black of Fotenn
  • Presentation on Cabela’s Sports Store and other retail stores coming near Tanger Mall
  • The Bridges Church Expansion
  • Presentation on City Budget for 2015 (including Kanata North
  • Projects such as Klondike construction, a new bus route,
  • Knudson traffic calming and more)
  • Information on term of Council priorities, including a multi-use path for Campeau
  • Table discussions on the budget and Council priorities

All issues, suggestions and concerns regarding Kanata North are welcome and will be noted and referred where appropriate. Come and join in on the conversation about your community and support me in dealing with issues, concerns and the future needs in Kanata North.