COMMUNITY NOTES: from the desk of Councillor Gower

(Stittsville Councillor Glen Gower provides his weekly update on March 5, 2021 from the Amberwood Golf Course.)

Stay current on municipal affairs and City information affecting Stittsville with Councillor Gower’s weekly information columns. This week, the Councillor is providing an update on the vaccine situation; new development applications for Stittsville; the tree removal at Shea Village; and, parks and recreation programs available for Spring.

Vaccine Update
After a very difficult year, there’s plenty of reason to be hopeful as we look ahead to the rest of 2021.

All residents in Ottawa’s Long Term Care homes have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. First doses have now been completed in all 82 designated retirement homes in Ottawa. Vaccines are being administered to health care workers, and we’ve started vaccinating highest-risk adults in our community. Vaccinations for all older adults will start soon.

Up to seven community clinics are being readied for when vaccine supply is increased. Clinics will operate from 8am-10pm, seven days a week, including at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital and the Eva James Memorial Centre in Bridlewood. These community clinics and two hospital clinics have the capacity to provide approximately 380,000 vaccines per month, and we’ll be able to deliver even more with mobile vaccination teams, pop-up clinics, pharmacies and family doctors.

Of course, all of this depends on the vaccine supply available from the federal and provincial governments. There’s good news on this front with the approval of new vaccines and more supply becoming available.

I’ll keep sharing information with residents as soon as it becomes available on my web site and in my email newsletter. Be sure to visit for the latest info or head to

6111 Hazeldean
The City has received an application for site plan control and lifting of a hold symbol to construct four free-standing commercial buildings (a Halo car wash, a Mr. Lube, a drive-through Starbucks and a commercial/retail building) at 6111 Hazeldean Road, just west of the Giant Tiger plaza. Read more…

723 Putney
The City of Ottawa has received a Site Plan Control application for 723 Putney Crescent in the Westwood subdivision for 112 back-to-back townhomes. Read more…

Tree removal for future Shea Village
The City has issued a tree removal permit for 5957 and 5969 Fernbank Road for the future development of Shea Village. It’s always a loss for our community when trees are cleared for development. Please be aware that a City forester will be monitoring the site to ensure that all conditions of the permit are being followed. Read more…

City’s spring recreation and culture eGuides now online
The Spring 2021 recreation and culture eGuides are now online offering COVID-modified aquatics, inclusive recreation programming and virtual courses for every interest and age. Aquatics registration is Monday, March 22 at 9 pm and registration for inclusive recreation and virtual programming is on Tuesday, March 23 at 9 pm. More info…

Keep in touch with Councillor Gower by following him on Twitter, Facebook or visit his website. You can also send comments, questions or concerns in an email to or give his office a call at 613-580-2476.


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