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Jaimie Klachan receives Celebration of People Award

EDITOR’S NOTE: Brown’s Independent wasn’t the only Stittsville recipient at the Celebration of People awards.  They’re joined by Jaimie Klachan among this year’s winners.

Jaimie Klachan
Jaimie Klachan

Jaimie Klachan moved to Ottawa in 2009 to attend university.  In 2013 she got involved in the Ottawa Power Wheelchair Hockey League (OPWHL) and is currently their Board Secretary and Fundraising Director. As Fundraising Director, Jaimie is not just securing funds she is also bringing the community closer together by advocating for inclusion and educating people about para-sports. At university she was an assistant for the only para swimmer on the Carleton University swim team, and implemented a specialized swimming sponsorship program. In addition, Jaimie was employed for six years as a personal attendant at Carleton University and has continued this work off-campus for the last three years. Continue reading


Carleton hosts lecture on “Wetlands: The Kidneys of our Planet”

(PHOTO: Lookout over the marsh at the head of Poole Creek, along the Trans Canada Trail just west of Stittsville. Photo by Glen Gower.)

(Editor’s note: This isn’t specific to Stittsville, but the topic is certainly relevant to our area.  We’ve written a ton about wetlands over the last two years and this looks like a great lecture on this important subject.)

Carleton University will host Prof. William Mitsch and his presentation Wetlands: The Kidneys of our Planet as the keynote for the 2016 Herzberg Lecture. Continue reading


GROWTH SPURT: Can “village feel” be maintained in Stittsville?

(Above: Aerial photo of Fairwinds. Photo by @TwitchxB)

Stittsville has changed a lot in the past few decades. From a small farming village of about 500 in the 1950s to the booming suburb of 31,000 it is today, there has been a lot of growth.

Throughout the years it has maintained a “village feel”, but we wondered if that can continue for much longer. Continue reading


Residents grill candidates on wide range of issues at debate

Close to 200 people packed a hot Stittsville United Church sanctuary on Monday night, and peppered Carleton candidates with a wide range of questions from terrorism to income splitting.

The debate was organized by the Stittsville Village Association and included Deborah Coyne (Green), Kc Larocque (NDP), Pierre Poilievre (Conservative) and Chris Rodgers (Liberal). Continue reading


Stittsville Village Association hosts election debate on September 28

The Stittsville Village Association is hosting a candidate debate on Monday, September 28 at Stittsville United Church.

All four candidates have been invited to attend the debate, which will run from 7:00pm -9:15pm. It’s being moderated by Louise Beggs, a former Goulbourn Township councillor.

The Manotick Village Association is also hosting a debate on Saturday, September 26 from 7:00pm-9:00pm at the Manotick Arena Hall.

Stittsville and Manotick are  part of the new riding of Carleton.


Richmond Village Association to hold candidate Q&A on September 2

The Richmond Village Association is holding an all-candidates Q&A on Wednesday, September 2. The event takes place at the Dining Hall next to the Arena in Richmond at 6107 Perth Street from 7:00pm-9:30pm.

Here in our neighbourhood, the Stittsville Village Association is also planning a candidate event before election day on October 19.

Stittsville and Richmond are part of the new riding of Carleton.


MEET THE CANDIDATES: Who’s running in the new federal riding of Carleton

When Stittsville residents vote in the federal election on October 19, we’ll be part of the newly-created riding called Carleton, instead of our old riding of Carleton-Mississippi Mills.

It’s all part of a re-organization of federal ridings in Canada that will see the number of elected MPs increase by from 308 to 338.  Ontario will have 121 of those seats, up by 15 from the last election. Continue reading


Chris Rodgers chosen to represent Liberals in new Carleton riding

(Photo and press release from the Carleton Federal Liberal Association.)

Members of the Carleton Federal Liberal Association elected Chris Rodgers as their candidate for the next federal election, expected this October. Hundreds of local Liberals attended the nomination meeting on Saturday at South Carleton High School in Richmond.

Chris Rodgers will stand for election in the newly formed riding of Carleton that encompasses Stittsville, North Gower, Kars, Manotick, Vernon, Metcalfe, Findlay Creek, and Riverside South.

With a diverse background, Chris brings a new and enlightened view to his role in politics. His story blends strong rural roots with international exposure and expertise. Chris earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Laurentian University in 2003, a master’s degree from McGill University in 2005 and more recently, a bachelor of education from the University of Ottawa.  His work experience ranges from five years in the funeral business to nearly a decade in the public service as a policy and research analyst.  He is bilingual and well-versed in a wide range of policy areas.  He lives in Kars with his wife Jenny and their new son.

Over the years, Chris has been involved with a number of community organizations, is active in his church and is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Manotick.  He keeps active by playing hockey, softball, and golf.  Chris is also a performing singer and musician.

You can meet Chris at our Politics in the Pub gathering this Thursday at 7pm upstairs at the Mill Tavern, 5544 Manotick Main Street.