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Part of Katimavik Road closed until July 17

(press release from the City of Ottawa)

Starting Monday July 4, Katimavik Road will be closed from Terry Fox Drive to Davis Avenue until July 17 to accommodate installation of sanitary sewer forcemains.

To keep the duration of the road closure as short as possible, work will proceed during peak and off-peak hours, and if necessary hours of work will be extended to ensure the work is completed within the allotted two weeks. 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.

More to come…


LOST & FOUND: Has anyone seen Arthur the cement dog?

Heather Davis lives in Katimavik and asked us if we could help find Arthur.  It’s a cement lawn ornament that she’s had for years.

“Someone took him for a ‘walk’ a couple of weeks ago in the dark, and hasn’t brought him back. If you have any info on his whereabouts, could you please return him,” she asks.

If you know about Arthur’s whereabouts you can contact us at feedback@stittsvillecentral.ca

We’ve heard about a number of small lawn ornaments and decorative that have gone missing from Kanata and Stittsville over the past few months.  Let us know if you’ve had anything “go for a walk” recently.

Arthur the cement dog lived in Katimavik next to his friend the potted plant.
Arthur the cement dog lived in Katimavik next to his friend the potted plant.


Fires nearby in Katimavik, Richardson Side Road

Ottawa Fire responded to two calls near Stittsville this afternoon:

  • A fire at a two-storey home at 8 Forbes Avenue in Katimavik was called in just after 2:00pm.    The homeowner got out safely along with a pet dog and birds. Damage is estimated at $225,000 to the structure and $25,000 to the contents.
  • Also this afternoon, a fire at 2173 Richardson Side Road, just east of Carp Road.  Ottawa Fire Services responded to multiple 911 calls reporting a fire in a three-sided, 2,000 square foot recycling shed.  Upon arrival fire fighters confirmed the fire in rubble in the large shed. The main body of the fire was under control by 2:30pm. 



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.


Male exposing himself in daytime in Katimavik area

(Press release from the Ottawa police.)

The Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit is investigating several reports of suspicious activity in the Katimavik and Chimo Drive area of Kanata. The incidents occurred on September 4, October 3, October 9 and October 14, 2014, in the daytime hours.

In all four cases, it is believed the same male suspect exposed himself to young female victims.  The victims ran off and the incidents were later reported to police.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, in his 30s, 5’8” (173 cm) balding with dark hair and a beard.

Anyone with information can contact the Ottawa Police Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS), toll free at 1-800-222-8477 or downloading the Ottawa Police iOS app.