JACKSON TRAILS The Jackson Trails Community Association is looking for volunteers to help set up and run a community skating rink. The City of Ottawa has given the go-ahead for an ice puddle rink in Pioneer Plains Park. The City provides a hose and the water, but maintenance is up to residents. If you’d like to help out, you can contact the group via Facebook or at email@example.com.
Meanwhile next door in Bryanston Gate, the community association has launched a petition asking the City to re-open their their community warming hut. According to the petition: “The City of Ottawa has decided that the Bryanston Gate community warming hut needs to be locked unless supervised. Every other ODR in Kanata/ Stittsville is unsupervised. Our ODR used to be open from 9am-10pm unsupervised and we would like that back.” Bryanston Gate residents and rink users can sign the petition here…
(UPDATE JAN 5: Councillor Shad Qadri says that a supervisor has been found for the outdoor changeroom, and it will be open from Monday-Friday 3-8pm and weekends from 2-7pm starting Saturday, January 6.)
Jennifer Smith (left) and Jenny Guth along with other parents in the community have started a new petition calling for a public high school for Stittsville.
A provincial politician has promised parents that she’ll present a petition to Queen’s Park this week for a new public high school.
Barrhaven MPP Lisa MacLeod met with parents on Friday, and told them that she would raise the issue at Question Period at Queen’s Park. She says she wants a petition with at least two pages of signatures that she can bring with her to demonstrate support from the community. Continue reading →