OC Transpo has announced several service changes that take effect January 4. New timetables go into effect the same day. But other than different routing for some 96A trips, there is no change to the frequency of routes for Stittsville residents.
In October, Shad Qadri said that he was working with OC Transpo staff to increase service as of January. But it now looks like the earliest residents will see additional bus service will be in April. Continue reading →
(Above: Workers install the new Canadian Tire Centre sign in August 2013.)
The lead planner of the master plan for Kanata West says that if the Sens ever move to Lebreton Flats, it could present a big opportunity for the area.
Ted Fobert is a partner with Fotenn Consultants and was the lead planner and program manager for the Kanata West Concept Plan. That plan was created in the late 1990’s to guide the development of west end of Kanata, centred around the NHL arena (now Canadian Tire Centre). Continue reading →
City Council today approved the new team of individuals who will lead and serve on Ottawa’s committees and boards, and who will serve as Deputy Mayors for the 2014-2018 Term of Council. Continue reading →
(ABOVE: Energy East pipeline route, looking south from Jinkinson Road. Via Google Maps.)
City councillor Shad Qadri says that Stittsville should receive some form of compensation if TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline project is approved.
“There should be some local benefits for the community, whether there’s an accident or whether something happens to the environment when they’re installing the pipeline itself,” says Qadri. Continue reading →
It’s back to the drawing board, but not quite to square one, for the Stittsville Main Street Community Design Plan (CDP).
In his weekly email newsletter to residents on November 7, councillor Shad Qadri said that city staff will look at the policy proposal in the “early part of 2015”, instead of this month as originally planned. Continue reading →
Thursday night’s Stittsville ward debate was full of interruptions, accusations and arguing. And that was just from the audience.
About 150 people filled the community hall at Johnny Leroux Arena to watch the first live public debate between Dave Lee and Shad Qadri, the two men running to represent Stittsville on city council. The debate was organized by the Stittsville Village Association (SVA). Continue reading →
Here’s Part 2 of our Q&A with Dave Lee and Shad Qadri, the two candidates running in Ward 6 for Ottawa City Council. StittsvilleCentral.ca sent out a questionnaire to both of the candidates, and their answers are included below. (Read Part 1 here.)
We sent a questionnaire to all of the candidates for city council and school board in Stittsville. We’ve already published answers from the English Public Board and Catholic Board candidates, and today we have Part 1 of the answers from Dave Lee and Shad Qadri, the two candidates running in Ward 6 for Ottawa City Council. (Read Part 2 here.) Continue reading →
The contract and the auditor’s report have been a central theme in Dave Lee’s campaign. Lee, who’s challenging Qadri in this election, said that the contract and lack of due diligence by city staff is “a microcosm of how they’re doing business at City Hall.” Continue reading →
With one week left until the closing of nominations for the municipal elections, incumbent councillor Shad Qadri is still the only candidate nominated for Stittsville Ward.
Qadri has been the ward’s councillor since 2006, and earned over 91% of the vote in the last election in 2010.
The deadline to file a nomination for candidacy is 2 p.m. on Friday, September 12. Voting day is October 27, 2014.
As of Thursday night, Stittsville was one of three Ottawa wards with only a single candidate registered so far.
Individuals wishing to run for the offices of Mayor, City Councillor, and school board Trustee can obtain nomination papers online at ottawa.ca/vote, at the City’s elections office at 1221 Cyrville Road, Unit B, the Ottawa City Hall government service centre, or any City of Ottawa client service centre. A nomination paper must be filed in person, or by an agent acting on the individual’s behalf at any of these locations.
The filing fee is $200 for the office of Mayor and $100 for the offices of Councillor and school board Trustee. The fee is payable by cash, certified cheque, money order, and debit or credit card.
To see information on the eligibility requirements to run for office and which candidates have filed their nominations, visit ottawa.ca/vote, contact the elections office at 613-580-2660, or call 3-1-1.