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Campaign aims to replace instruments destroyed in Kanata Montessori fire

A fire last week in a portable at the Kanata Montessori School destroyed many of the school’s musical instruments.

David and Marie Haynes, who have kids who attend the school, are organizing a donation drive to collect instruments to replace what was lost.  The instruments that are needed the most are smaller instruments that are used for the younger grades.

Instruments they are hoping to collect include:

  • Electric or Acoustic guitars – preferably child sized, but either is good.
  • Amplifiers
  • trumpets
  • trombones
  • clarinets
  • any other wind instruments
  • hand drums

The school does not need violins or recorders!

Click here for more info on how to make a donation…


Portable fire at Montessori School in Kanata

(Ottawa Fire Services reported a fire early Monday morning at the Kanata Montessori School in Kanata South. It’s on Michael Cowpland Drive near the Trans Canada Trail, just east of Terry Fox.)

UPDATE: Police have opened an arson investigation. 

Ottawa Fire Services received a 911 call reporting trees on fire near Terrence Matthews Drive on April 24, 2017 at 00:17 hours.Upon arrival fire fighters confirmed fire in a  portable building with exposures at 355 Michael Cowpland Drive, Kanata Montessori School. A working fire was declared at 00:23 hours and fire fighters immediately began suppression operations.

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Fire on Fowler Street in Richmond displaces family of five

UPDATE: Neighbours have set up a fundraising page to help the family displaced by the fire: “The Purdy family from Richmond ON suffered a devastating loss yesterday when a fire completely destroyed their home. My son attends school with one of their children and I have reached out to the family to see where assistance is most needed. They are extremely appreciative and a little overwhelmed at the outpouring of community spirit. They are currently figuring out the logistics of where they will live, etc so although donations of clothing and furniture are thoughtful, at this point in time the family has nowhere to store anything. This page has been set up so that those who wish to help can provide some financial relief to the family during a very difficult time. There may be other ways to donate/help in the future, this is just a starter so that they can purchase the basic necessities for their family for the time being.”


(via Ottawa Fire Services)

Ottawa Fire Services (OFS) received a call from a resident at 3:02 p.m. indicating that there was thick black smoke coming from their home at 27 Fowler Street in Richmond.  The caller confirmed that there were no persons inside the residence.  Continue reading


Another collision at Eagleson and Fallowfield

Emergency crews responded to another bad collision at Eagleson and Fallowfield, just two weeks after a fatal incident at the same intersection

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Ottawa Fire responds to possible bus fire on West Ridge

Ottawa Fire responded this afternoon to a report of a possible bus fire at Westridge Drive and Barracks Way, south of Fernbank. Traffic is being affected.

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Fire hydrant testing in Stittsville June 14-17

Minion fire hydrant, as seen on Stonepath Crescent in Crossing Bridge

(via City of Ottawa)

Did you know that the City has over 22,000 fire hydrants? To ensure they are in working order, all City hydrants are tested annually. The following streets will be tested between June 14 and June 17.  Most are in the Fairwinds, Johnwoods, Arcadia and Richardson Ridge communities. Continue reading


Dryer fire on Flewellyn Road

(via Ottawa Fire Services)

Ottawa Fire Services received a 911 call around 11:00pm Saturday night reporting smoke visible in a home at 5891 Flewellyn Road near Shea. Residents reported it could be due to a dryer fire.

Upon arrival, crews reported a fire in behind the dryer and in the walls and declared a working fire. No injuries were reported. Crews were still on scene at midnight, working to bring the fire under control.


Two Stittsville buildings are on this year’s Doors Open list

(via City of Ottawa)

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, Doors Open Ottawa continues to be the second-largest Doors Open architectural event in North America.  Since its inception in 2002, over 850,000 visitors have discovered some of the city’s most prestigious buildings including Earnscliffe: Official Residence of the British High Commissioner, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Embassy of the United States, and the Connaught Building….just to name a few. Continue reading


NOTEBOOK: Fairwinds Fort McMurray fundraiser, Stittsville high school, more

On Thursday, May 26 at noon, Food Basics, Dollar Tree and The Grounds Café will be hosting a free BBQ.  Food Basics will provide the burgers and hot dogs, Dollar Tree will provide condiments, plates, cutlery and cups and The Grounds will serve coffee. Continue reading


Explosion and fire destroy four street sweepers on Faulkner Trail

(via Ottawa Fire)

At around 4:00am on Friday, Ottawa Fire received multiple 911 calls of an explosion in a parking lot and flames visible at the intersection of Faulkner Trail and Eagleson Rd.

On arrival there were multiple vehicles fully involved with exposure buildings close by. A working fire was declare immediately in order to have extra apparatus to protect the exposures. The fire was under control as of 4:30am.

At this time the vehicles fully involved are four street sweepers.

Ottawa Police Services, Ottawa Paramedic Service, Enbridge and Hydro are responding. No firefighter injuries or civilian injuries at this time.

The cause at this time is unknown and estimated damages are not known.



LIFE’S A DITCH: Ottawa Fire called to the rescue

Ottawa Fire Services helped out with three cars in ditches this morning, at least couple of them just south of Stittsville.  Here’s a news release that they sent out earlier today.
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Fire department responds to gas leak at Canadian Tire Centre

A natural gas leak at Canadian Tire Centre on Sunday morning delayed the start of a Disney On Ice show.

Ottawa Fire say they responded to a call at 8:17am about an odour at the arena, and treated it as a hazardous materials cal: “Upon arrival, fire fighters were unable to locate the source or determine the substance and called for a HazMat response. Crews remain on scene trying to determine the cause. No injuries have been reported.” Continue reading


Stittsville’s Station 81 gets a new firetruck

You could say that the firefighters at Stittsville’s Station 81 are pumped after the delivery of an updated firetruck.

The 2013 KME Kovatch Rescue Pump (pictured above at the station) officially went into service on Friday, replacing a 2002 pumper currently in service.  It was previously in use at Station 46 on Iber Road.

“KME’s are state of the art and have the highest level of technology and safety features including airbags throughout the cab, disc brakes which increase stopping power and reduce brake fade, stability and low centre of gravity tilt tested, LED lighting, pro 2000 foam injection system and customized equipment mounting throughout just to name a few,” says Todd Horricks, Sector Chief with Ottawa Fire Services.

“This truck is designed and built with firefighter safety and increased efficiency in mind. Our 2013 KME is a welcome addition to our fleet here at station 81 and I have every confidence that it will serve the community in the highest of standards for many years to come,” he says.


  • 2013 KME Kovatch, Rescue Pump.
  • Cummins ISX 12, 400 hp Engine.
  • Hale Qmax 1500gpm Pump.
  • 600 Gallon Poly Tank/20 Gallon Foam Cell.




Proposal to name future Stittsville South park after Howard Maguire

(via City of Ottawa)

Howard Maguire
Howard Maguire

In recognition of Howard A. Maguire’s demonstrated excellence, courage and exceptional service, the City of Ottawa has been asked to name a future park at 560 Parade Drive, within the new residential development at 1921 Stittsville Main Street, “Howard A. Maguire Park”. Continue reading


Snowmobilers warned to use extra caution due to warm weather

(Photo: Snowmobile on Jonathan Pack Street in Stittsville.)

Ottawa Police Service, Ottawa Fire Service and Ottawa Paramedic Service are warning residents to use caution when using snowmobiles this weekend.

Warmer than usual weather this season means that ice has not had the chance to fully solidify. Continue reading


Ottawa Fire responds to blaze at 304 Stratas Crt. in Katimavik

Ottawa Fire is responding to a fire at a multi-unit residential walk-up  at 304 Stratas Court in Katimavik, near Eagleson Road.

Firefighters received a call shortly after 8:00am about a bedroom fire.  Multiple crews are fighting the 2-alarm fire and performing a search and rescue operation.

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