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Christmas tree lighting in Glen Cairn on Thursday, November 26

From our neighbours over in Glen Cairn, on the other side of Terry Fox Drive:

Bring the entire family on Thursday, November 26 at 6pm and help us light up the sky. Enjoy some snacks and hot chocolate. Courtesy of our good friends at Christmas Décor. The Glen Cairn Community Association are fortunate to have community minded business people like Thom Bourn who is once again  generously donating thousands of Christmas lights and manpower at the Glen Cairn Tennis Courts on Castlefrank Road. We are encouraging all visitors to visit the Caring is Sharing website.


Horticultural Society volunteers help clean up Stittsville sign

A group of volunteers took advantage of Saturday’s warm and sunny weather to clean up and landscape the area around the Stittsville sign the corner of Carp Road and Stittsville Main Street.

The activity was organized by the Stittsville-Goulbourn Horticultural Society. The group also organized a team to do some landscaping around the Stittsville Post Office on Main Street last week. You can find more photos on their Facebook page.

The SGHS runs a number of programs in our community including speaking events, photography competitions, flower shows, garden tours and more.

(A separate group of volunteers was out doing the same at the Glen Cairn signs at the corner of Hazeldean and Castlefrank.)

Volunteers helped clean up the area around the Stittsville sign. Photo via the Stittsville-Goulbourn Horticultural Society
Volunteers helped clean up the area around the Stittsville sign on Saturday. Photo via the Stittsville-Goulbourn Horticultural Society


Comments of the week: Election candidates, wetlands, cycling safety, more…

Every week we get lots of comments from our readers on our web site, via email, and social media.  Here’s a sample of what we heard this week.  Add your thoughts to the comments at the bottom of this article or email feedback@stittsvillecentral.ca.

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Three great outdoor swimming pools around Stittsville


Amberwood Village Pool (via amberwood.ca)
Amberwood Village Pool (via amberwood.ca)

AMBERWOOD VILLAGE POOL: A heated, saltwater pool, open from mid-May until mid-September.  You’ll either need a pool membership or attend as a guest of a member — so this might be a good time to make friends with someone in Amberwood. Pool memberships are $160 for adults, $65 for youth, or $350 for a family membership (up to 2 adults and 3 kids).    There’s a popular adult aquafit class every weekday morning at 9:00am, and family swim from 12-3pm and 5:30pm-8:00pm daily.

GLEN CAIRN POOL (50 Castlefrank): A City of Ottawa facility, open from mid-June til late August each year.  Besides a very large main pool, there’s also a smaller shallow pool for younger kids. This pool was renovated in the past few years and is one of our family’s favourite spots to cool off on a hot summer day. $1.90 per person when you go as a family.

KATIMAVIK POOL (64 Chimo): Like the Glen Cairn Pool, this is a City of Ottawa facility, located next to Katimavik Elementary School.  A little bit smaller than Glen Cairn, it also features two pools.  It’s surrounded by mature trees so there’s lots of shade.  $1.90 per person when you go as a family.


Vandals torch play structure in Glen Cairn

UPDATE – JUNE 26: Ottawa Police and Crimestoppers are offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information on the vandalism that leads to an arrest.  Police say this fire was set around 10:30pm, and received reports of another play structure with burn marks nearby at Glen Cairn Public School.  If you have information regarding the identity of the suspects responsible or witness any suspicious or criminal  activity in the parks call Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).


A small fire on a play structure in Rickey Place Park in Glen Cairn has left behind a big bill for the City and a big inconvenience for kids.

Late last night, neighbours noticed flames coming from the play structure.  Damage was limited to a hole burned through a plastic tunnel on the structure, but the whole tunnel has to be replaced. Continue reading


Hubley: Province, not city, responsible for wildlife calls

(ABOVE: Photo by April Boomer, via Facebook.)

Kanata councillor Allan Hubley commented on this week’s deer incident in Glen Cairn on the Glen Cairn Residents Facebook group today.  Some residents were concerned about the amount of time it took officials to help the deer, which ended up being put down.  Here’s the text of Hubley’s Facebook comment. Continue reading