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NOTEBOOK: LRT open houses, pedestrian safety upgrades, more

Watch for a open house events in June and November for updates on plans to extend light rail transit west past Moodie Drive towards Kanata and Stittsville.  Kanata North Councillor Marianne Wilkinson shared the news in a newsletter update: “An evaluation of alternative corridors and selection of a preferred corridor and station locations will be discussed… on the technically preferred plan, which will go to Transportation Committee and Council for approval in March 2018.  Construction of this section cannot occur until after the LRT reaches Moodie in 2023 and a funding source is obtained.” Continue reading


STITTSVEGAS PODCAST: Marijuana dispensary, refugees, local band at Bluesfest

Devyn Barrie put together another strong Stittsvegas podcast this week. Guests include:

You can listen to the full podcast here…





UPDATE: Another refugee arrival in the community

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Last month, Rev. Grant Dillenbeck mentioned that the Kanata Stittsville Refugee Sponsorship Group (KSRSG) was expecting the arrival of a refugee from Syria last week. Here’s an update Dillenbeck sent late last week.)

We are thrilled that indeed he has arrived!   Dani Marina, a single male from Syria, had been living in Jordan.  He has family members here in Ottawa who will be supporting him and we submitted his application in early March.  He fled Syria due in large part to the violence and persecution he faced there as a Christian.  At the present time we do not require the donation of household or clothing items for Dani.  As he gets more settled we will let you know of any specific requests they may have.  Continue reading


Refugee sponsorship group reunites family from Afghanistan

It had taken almost four years, but the day finally arrived. A family was reunited and all were now safe in Canada.

Shakeba Hakam, her husband Mirwis and their four children, along with Shakeba’s sister, Maleha Nejrabi, her husband Ahmad and their four children, arrived in Ottawa on Friday June 17 after a long, and at times delayed, flight from Tajikistan, where they had spent years as refugees from Afghanistan. Continue reading