From the Ottawa Business Journal:
A local construction firm is resurrecting plans to open a new quarry off Highway 7, west of Stittsville, to excavate aggregate materials used in road construction and building site preparations. Continue reading
9RUNRUN ATTENDANCE BOOST
The final fundraising tally for last week’s 9RunRun won’t be available until November but the attendance numbers are encouraging. Organizer Brenda Tirrell says that combined, the three races had about 1700 registrants, up by about 400 from last year’s race. Continue reading
(via Ottawa Paramedics)
UPDATE (Sept 1): The Ottawa Citizen reports that Aaron Orlik, the driver of the motorcycle, has died.
Paramedics responded to a call for single vehicle collision that occurred on Jinkinson Rd near Hazeldean. The Ottawa Paramedic Service Communications Centre received the call at 1:50pm on Wednesday.
Paramedics treated a male driver of the motorcycle, believed to be in his 40s for traumatic injuries after his motorcycle left the road, ending up in a field. The man was without vital signs at arrival of paramedics and is in critical condition in hospital.
The City of Ottawa has received applications from Crain’s Construction of Maberly, Ontario to rezone 180 acres of land at 7731 Fernbank Road (just west of Jinkinson) for a quarry. Continue reading
(Above: Location of the proposed Taggart quarry near Fernbank and Jinkinson. The Trans Canada Trail is along the north of the site. Via Bing Maps.)
UPDATE: ARAC approved the zoning application on Thursday. It will now go to City Council for approval.
The City’s Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee (ARAC) will vote on Thursday on a zoning change that would allow Taggart Construction to operate a new quarry on Fernbank Road. Continue reading
EDITOR’S NOTE: The network of streams and wetlands surrounding Stittsville have been changing over the past few years. Landowners say they’ve seen a dramatic rise in the amount of water on their land during a period that has coincided with Stittsville’s expansion.
In Part 1 of this series, we highlighted water issues along Flewellyn Road. Homeowners there believe that quarries are one of several factors contributing to the water changes.
In Part 2, we look at concerns of the landowners who live right next to the quarries. One of those landowners is Len Payne, who’s raised the ire of government and conservation officials for some of the changes he’s made to his property to try to drain his land. We’ll examine those issues in a later story in this series. Today’s story starts with a tour of his property between Jinkinson Road and the Trans Canada Trail. Continue reading