(EDITOR’S NOTE: It was a year ago this week that I joined several community members at a Planning Committee meeting at Ottawa City Hall to oppose Richcraft’s proposal to move the Bradley-Craig barn to Munster. Unfortunately we were not successful, and now Richcraft has until January 2018 to complete the move. Since last January, I’ve heard from a lot of people with stories, memories and questions about the farm. Here’s an interesting story about the tiny house that’s on the west side of the barn. I’m sharing this letter anonymously at the request of the writer, out of respect for her family’s privacy. -GG.)
I love that you invited photographers to the Bradley–Craig property to take pictures of the barn and farmhouse. The pictures are beautiful. I hate the idea of the barn moving away, and of the little house likely being torn down (I can’t see them moving it). It is outrageous that developers get way with so much. Just so that they can build other bunch of cookie-cutter houses, no doubt.
(PHOTO: Bradley-Craig barn, March 2016. Photo by Barry Gray.)
Eldon Craig farmed at the Bradley-Craig farm on Hazeldean Road with his wife Norma for 58 years. He passed away at the Granite Ridge Care Community last week. Here’s an obituary that appeared in the Ottawa Citizen today.
(PHOTO: Kelly O’Reilly, Area manager, CST, Inc.; Corey Bovin, Assistant manager; Pierre Poilievre, MP Carleton; Ember Forbes, Manager; Shad Qadri, City Councillor and Bill McQuillan, Zone Manager, CST Inc.)
(press release via CST Brands)
CST Brands, Inc. is pleased to announce the official opening of a new Corner Store with an Ultramar service station located at 5943 Hazeldan Road. Residents and motorists passing through Stittsville now have a new Corner Store where they can stop for a wide selection of grocery items, a quick Grab ‘n Go lunch, products from the Transit Café line, a car wash and a tank full of gas.
The City of Ottawa has received a site plan control application to build an automotive dealership at 5835 Hazeldean Road.
The property is located on the north side of Hazeldean, across from Sweetnam Drive. It’s sandwiched between Poole Creek to the east, and Fringewood North to the west. The land is currently being used as a large parking/storage area for the Canadian Auto Mall dealership. Continue reading →
(PHOTO: The City is proposing changing the name of Bell Memorial Park on Stittsville Main Street “W.J. Bell Rotary Peace Park”. This photo is from the opening ceremonies for the park in October 2015.)
(via City of Ottawa)
The City of Ottawa Commemorative Naming Committee is conducting online public consultations on several naming proposals, including several parks in Stittsville and two nearby rinks in Kanata South, The deadline for submitting comments online is December 18, 2016. Continue reading →
Construction is underway for a gas station at the corner of Hazeldean and Hartin. I’ve seen a few questions from residents about the development: what exactly is going in there? were neighbours consulted? does Stittsville need another gas station? what about the old gas station across the street? Continue reading →
There’s a new site plan proposal for 5731 Hazeldean Road, on the north side of the street just west of Huntmar.
According to the proposal submitted by Stantec, on behalf of Wellings and Extendicare: “The purpose of this application is to permit a mixed-use development comprised of a long term care facility, an apartment building and retail and offices uses to be built on this site. Although the site could be developed in as many as three phases, this application seeks approval for the entire project at this time. ”
Here’s what’s planned:
a 5-storey, 185-unit independent living apartment complex
a 4-storey, 256-unit long-term care facility
a mixed-use retail/office building along Hazeldean road
The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is investigating a swarming that occurred overnight and has charged two young persons.
On April 3, 2016, at approximately 2140 hrs, police responded to a reported swarming in the area of Eagleson/Hazeldean Rds. The victim attended a pre-arranged meeting with an individual but at the agreed upon location, encountered two suspects. The victim was thrown to the ground and assaulted. Continue reading →
After selling her wares at farmers’ markets and via catering for several, Melanie Boudens has signed a lease on a permanent spot in Kanata for Grow Your Roots.
The vegan restaurant will be opening later this spring at 474 Hazeldean Road, at the corner of Hazeldean and Castlefrank. This interview originally appeared on Pamela Tourigny’s blog.
Pamela Tourigny: Describe the Grow Your Roots restaurant concept for readers. What is it??
Melanie Boudens: I’ve wanted my own restaurant since I was 12. I use to draw up blueprints and designs dreaming how it would look. I want the Café to feel very organic and raw. We’ll have a mixture of industrial, rustic and natural elements. I’ve been collecting a lot of antiques from family members, friends and shops over the years so I’m super excited to finally have a permanent home for a lot of those pieces. There’s something about a cozy little Café that I’ve always just adored, so I really want to bring that friendly, comfortable vibe into the space. It will be the perfect place to have a coffee with an old friend for hours chatting, have a great lunch, grab something quick to go or do some work on your laptop while eating some GYR treats! Continue reading →
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)