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MEC Summer Century Ride includes a trip through Stittsville

(via MEC/Mountain Equipment Co-op)

This third annual ride returns on Sunday, August 28, 2016! For only $45 (CAD), you can choose between three different ride options, 50km, 100km or 160km AND have a feast afterwards presented by Alice’s Village Café and Covered Bridge Brewery. Starting and finishing in Carp (just west of Ottawa) enjoy these inexpensive, but fully featured rides through beautiful Ontario countryside in Lanark County. Event sign-up and details at http://events.mec.ca/event/105321/mec-ottawa-summer-century-ride-2016-summer-century Continue reading


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Precautionary Boil Water Advisory in effect for Carp communal well water users

(via Ottawa Public Health)

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has issued a precautionary Boil Water Advisory for the users of the Carp communal well water system. The advisory is being issued due to a loss of pressurization within Carp communal well water system. Investigation into the cause is underway. This advisory affects approximately 715 households and is in effect until further notice.

The advisory is in effect for all residents of village of Carp.

City staff are on location in Carp village delivering notices to affected residents.

Water users in the affected area are asked to bring their water to a rolling boil for at least one minute before using it for all consumption purposes, including drinking, making juice, ice and infant formula, as well as for use in food preparation.

After boiling, if water is not needed immediately, it should be placed in clean containers to cool in the refrigerator. Boiled water should be used when brushing teeth. Boiled water should also be used to rinse dishes after washing. Other non-consumption uses, such as showering, are safe.

If you are unable to boil water, you should consume only bottled water.  More info available here:What you should know during a boil water advisory.

This advisory will be rescinded once Ottawa Public Health is satisfied that water quality has been restored and tap water is safe to drink. 

Additional information is available at ottawa.ca, or by calling 3-1-1, or Ottawa Public Health at613-580-6744.  You can also connect with Ottawa Public Health on Facebook and Twitter(@ottawahealth).


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Carp residents still trying to “Buy the Village Green”

(EDITOR’S NOTE: A few weeks back we published an article about projects funded through a “Community Initiative Fund” for the Carp Road Landfill.  As part of an agreement with the City of Ottawa, Waste Management has contributed over $600,000 to projects in West Carleton, Stittsville, and Kanata. In 2007, $60,000 of that amount went to a project called Buy the Village Green in Carp.  We were curious about what the funds were used for, and sent reporter Victoria Klassen to look into it. Here’s what she found.) Continue reading


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PRESERVE, CONNECT, ENJOY: Meet the Friends of the Huntley Highlands

Preserve. Connect. Enjoy. These are the goals of the Friends of Huntley Highlands (FHH) for preserving the Carp Hills for the benefit of its natural history and those who love it.

The Carp Hills comprise nearly 4,000 hectares of environmentally significant forests, wetlands, and rock barren uplands in the rural northwest of the City of Ottawa. This largely undeveloped area supports a similar Canadian Shield ecosystem as those of Algonquin Park and Gatineau Park. Continue reading


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PHOTOS: The 152nd Annual Carp Fair

Thanks to Peter Tremblay from Ottawa Drone Services for sending along these shots of the 152nd annual Carp Fair.  It continues until Sunday.

We love getting photos from readers. Please send them along to feedback@stittsvillecentral.ca.

The 2015 Carp Fair. Photo by Peter Tremblay / Ottawa Drone Services
Photo by Peter Tremblay / Ottawa Drone Services
The 2015 Carp Fair. Photo by Peter Tremblay / Ottawa Drone Services
Photo by Peter Tremblay / Ottawa Drone Services

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PHOTOS: Family Day at Carp Airport

Thanks to Jiyun Shin for sending along these photos from Saturday’s  Family Day at the Carp Airport.  Shin is the Ottawa Bureau Chief for Korean Newsweek, and the young man featured in some of the photos is Steve Shin, a Grade 8 student at Goulbourn Middle School. (And yes, he landed safe and sound!)

We love getting photos from readers. Please send them along to feedback@stittsvillecentral.ca.

Family Day at the Carp Airport. Photo by Jiyun Shin.

Family Day at the Carp Airport. Photo by Jiyun Shin.

Family Day at the Carp Airport. Photo by Jiyun Shin.

Family Day at the Carp Airport. Photo by Jiyun Shin.

Family Day at the Carp Airport. Photo by Jiyun Shin.

Family Day at the Carp Airport. Photo by Jiyun Shin.

Family Day at the Carp Airport. Photo by Jiyun Shin.

Family Day at the Carp Airport. Photo by Jiyun Shin.

Family Day at the Carp Airport. Photo by Jiyun Shin.

Family Day at the Carp Airport. Photo by Jiyun Shin.

 

FIELD TRIP: Carp Airport Family Day this Saturday

This Saturday, August 29 from 9:00am-2:00pm is Family Day at the Carp Airport, featuring bi-plane rides (for a fee), free food samples from Carp restaurants, warbird and vintage aircraft static displays as well as newer aircraft on display, a charity BBQ raising money for Roger’s House, and lots of other family activities. Continue reading


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MEC Century Ride adds ‘epic’ 160k cycle route from Carp

(via Mountain Equipment Co-Op)

Rolling through Ontario’s premier riding country, Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is hosting an epic imperial century ride – that’s a distance of 160 kilometers via bike! On August 23 up to 500 cyclists can choose from three brand new routes starting in Carp, just north of Stittsville

MEC has once again teamed up with Alice’s Village Café, a favourite hotspot for Ottawa’s avid cyclist community, Beau’s All Natural brewery, and Vrtucar car sharing to give cyclists the fuel and on-road support they will need to complete their ride along with a tasty post-ride reward.

Last year’s MEC Century Ride drew in 200 riders, taking them through beautiful Lanark County, as far as Almonte, and back again. This year’s ride will offer up all the same breathtaking scenery with a bigger challenge for riders daring to take on the 160 kilometer imperial century ride.

Two slightly less daunting challenges have also been mapped out for riders; the classic 100 kilometer metric century and a 56 kilometer loop. For a $35 fee, each rider can choose the challenge that most appeals to them. No matter the route cyclists choose, each ride ends with a delicious meal provided by Alice’s Village Café, and a frosty beer from Beau’s All Natural. Oh, yeah!

We are excited to announce that the MEC Century Ride will be contributing to The National Capital Region Cycling Bursary, a bursary supporting our region’s top, young cyclists, enabling them to attend national and international events. MEC will match donations made by participants and spectators, up to $500.

Come see why Carp is the hottest pit stop destination for Ottawa’s avid cyclists! Event info: http://events.mec.ca/event/44386/mec-ottawa-century-ride-2015

Race HQ at Carp Agricultural Society Fairgrounds.
Sunday, August 23, 2015 – 7:45 AM to 4:00 PM
$35 Registration

All information on the national MEC race series can be viewed at events.mec.ca.

 


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Farmers’ Markets in nearby Kanata and Carp open this weekend

The weekly farmers’ markets in Kanata and Carp both open for the season this Saturday, May 9.

The Carp Farmers’ Market is located at the Carp Fairgrounds, about 10km from the Carp Road exit on the Queensway.  Or take a more relaxed route north on Huntmar to Old Carp Road.  It’s open Saturdays from 8am-1pm, with market season from May 9 until October 2015. Continue reading


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New fitness club could be coming to Carp Road

The City of Ottawa has received a site plan control application for 6303 Hazeldean Road (at Carp Road): “The application is proposing to revise two buildings previously approved, which have not yet been constructed, in order to accommodate an athletic facility in one building and a restaurant, retail store or bank in the other.”

Architectural drawings for the athletic facility include signage for a Goodlife Fitness. The building would be located on the north end of the site near where Kungfu Bistro is today. The other building is describe as being “similar in size to the Tim Horton’s.” The site is owned by Crombie Property Holdings Limited.

The City of Ottawa is accepting comments from the public about the plan. Click here for more info…


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Alice’s Village Cafe and Gourlay Ruins win architectural conservation awards

(From the City of Ottawa.)

The Ottawa Architectural Conservation Awards recognize excellence in the preservation of the City’s architectural heritage. Submissions were received in the following categories: Restoration (returning a heritage resource to its original form, material and integrity); Adaptive Re-Use (modification of a heritage resource to contemporary functional standards while retaining its heritage character); Additions (new additions to historic buildings); Infill (new construction within an historic context) and Other (conservation of engineering works, gardens, landscape features). A jury of three heritage professionals reviewed the submissions and awarded both Awards of Excellence and Awards of Merit in all five categories. The full list of winners is here… Continue reading


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Westbound Queensway lanes to re-open by Friday

Most of the lane reductions on the westbound Queensway between Moodie and Eagleson will be removed by October 10, and the Carp Road overpass will re-open by the end of the month.

Those two updates and more were provided in an update today from  Andrew MacHardy, from McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers.   Here’s his full email, sent to media and city officials. Continue reading


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Plan of subdivision submitted for commercial/industrial development on Carp Road

The City of Ottawa has received a plan of subdivision for 3119 Carp Road, just north of Stittsville.

“The plan of subdivision features the creation of 12 lots for commercial/industrial uses. This subdivision will be accessed by two private common element roads. The lots will be serviced by individual well and septic systems, as well as individual stormwater management plans.”

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