COMMUNITY NOTES: from the desk of Councillor Gower

This week Councillor Glen Gower shares some community notes on the upcoming City of Ottawa Budget; the new schools coming to our community; overnight roadwork at Stittsville Main and Orville Streets; preventing car thefts; the public virtual meeting for the new Extendicare Long Term Care facility at Wellings Private; and Dr. Rouba Fattal recent award.

Budget 2021
Join us on Wednesday, Oct 28 at 7:00pm for a virtual Q&A session on next year’s budget.  Mayor Jim Watson and City Treasurer Wendy Stephanson will join. For more information visit:

New schools
Last week, MPP Goldie Ghamari and the Ontario Government announced over half a billion dollars for construction of new schools, including a Catholic elementary school in the Fernbank area of Stittsville. The $12.4-million project will include space for over 500 students, and two child care rooms with 39 licensed child care spaces.

This is great news for Stittsville! Local schools are crucial to the development of healthy communities and this project is very much needed in the growing Fernbank area. It’s one of several upcoming school projects in our community including:

  • Stittsville Public High School (approved March 2018, scheduled to open in 2022)
  • Stittsville/Fernbank Public Elementary School (approved July 2020)
  • Stittsville/Fernbank French Public Elementary School (approved July 2020)

Overnight work on Stittsville Main Street
The City has issued a noise permit for overnight work in front of 1531 Stittsville Main Street (near Orville) from November 3-6. Construction crews will be decommissioning four water mains as part of construction on the property. The overnight work will reduce the need for lane closures during the day on Stittsville Main. Neighbours will be receiving a notice in their mailbox about the upcoming construction work.

Police tips to prevent car theft
The Ottawa Police reminds the community that the risk of thefts, and repeat thefts, of high-end Lexus and Toyota vehicles in Ottawa is still very present, particularly with larger SUVs, RX350, 4 Runner and Highlander. Read more…

Information meeting for Extendicare proposal at 2510 Wellings Private
We’re hosting an information meeting for the proposed site plan at 2510 Wellings Private on Monday, November 23 from 4:00pm-5:00pm. All residents are welcome to attend and ask questions, or you can send questions in advance to  The meeting will be recorded and posted to YouTube. More info here…

Stittsville’s Rouba Fattal receives the Order of Ottawa
Congratulations to Stittsville resident Dr. Rouba Fattal, who has been chosen as one of this year’s Order of Ottawa recipients!  This prestigious civic award recognizes exceptional citizen contributions in the many areas of city life including arts and culture, business, philanthropy, health care, education, public service, labour, communications and media, science, sports, entertainment or other fields of endeavour that benefit the citizens of Ottawa.  Read more…



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