COMMUNITY NOTES: from the desk of Councillor Gower

This week Councillor Gower shares some exciting news for Stittsville. The new Stittsville High School is under construction and the official sod-turning took place on November 18, 2021. The COVID vaccines have arrived for children aged 5 to 11 and Ottawa Public Health will make appointments available soon. Don’t forget to tune in to Councillor Chat on November 22 to learn more about some of the new developments proposed for Stittsville. Crave Tacos has teamed up with the Ottawa Youth Services Bureau to bring a night of entertainment for their fundraiser ‘Stay Up Ottawa’.

(L-R: Councillor Glen Gower; Jenny Guth, Stittsville parent; Shawn Lehman, OCDSB Superintendent of Instruction; OCDSB Trustee Lynn Scott; and, MPP for Carleton, Goldie Ghamari.)

Construction underway on the new public high school
It was great to officially mark the start of construction on Stittsville’s new public high school last week! Located at the corner of Robert Grant and Cope, the school will be within walking distance of 11,000 homes in the Fernbank community and will welcome students from across Stittsville. The first day of school is planned for September 2023. Thank you to parents, and school leaders, and elected officials who have advocated over many years for this.

In addition to the high school, several elementary school projects are moving forward in the Fernbank area along Cope Drive: a public elementary school, an English Catholic elementary school, and a french elementary school. Learn more about these projects on my web site…

Ottawa Public Health ready for COVID-19 vaccinations for five to 11-year-olds
Ottawa Public Health has released details on its plan to offer COVID-19 vaccines to children ages five to 11. The plan ensures first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine will be available to 77,000 eligible children ages five to 11 living in Ottawa, within four weeks of the vaccine authorization and delivery. By vaccinating our younger residents, we strengthen the entire community’s immunity from COVID-19 and its highly transmissible variants. Read more…

Councillor Chat on Monday: A focus on local development
Join me on Monday night from 7pm-8pm for my next Councillor Chat. This time around, we’ll be focusing on all the latest on development files in Stittsville. Participate via the Zoom or stream the chat live on our Facebook page.  We’ll also archive the chat on YouTube.

Upcoming Development info meetings

  • 1037 Carp Road – An info meeting is scheduled for November 30.
  • 37 Wildpine – An info meeting is scheduled for December 6.
  • 360 Bobolink – An info meeting will be held on December 15.
  • 1927 Maple Grove – new proposal for townhomes received – meeting date to be confirmed

Details at

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: Trunk Sanitary Sewer Extension – Shea Road and Fernbank Road
A sanitary sewer will be constructed along future Cope Drive from Goldhawk Drive to Fernbank Road, and along Fernbank Road west of Cope Drive. Temporary road diversion will also be constructed and implemented at Shea Road approximately 150 metres south of CARDELREC Recreation Complex and at Fernbank Road between Liard Street and Shea Road. Read more…

Carp @ Hazeldean lane reductions
Contractors are starting work a watermain connection along Carp Road at Hazeldean. The work requires a lane reduction on the east side of Carp Road. At all times at least one lane of traffic will be provided in the northbound direction. Pedestrians and cyclists will be accommodated throughout the construction, and local accesses will be maintained.

November 26: Taco fundraiser for YSB’s Stay Up Ottawa
Crave Tacos is sponsoring and hosting a live event on November 26 from 7pm-8pm, the night of Youth Services Bureau’s Stay Up fundraiser. Local teen musicians Jamie, Tegan and Noah will perform, and we’ll hear from a young person who received support from YSB and is actively giving back to other youth as a peer supporter. Stay Up is YSB’s largest fundraiser, where community members and leaders spend the night outside to raise critical funds to prevent and end youth homelessness right here in our community. More info…

November 26: Power outage on Steggall
On November 26, remediation work will be completed following a transformer replacement that will impact residents located on Steggall Crescent.Residents may notice increased construction presence throughout the day, including construction vehicles. Traffic control and lane reductions will be implemented throughout the day to ensure that roads and sidewalks remain safe and accessible to residents and staff. Tree trimming will be required.

A planned power outage is required as a result of this work, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Customers impacted by the power outage will be notified by phone, text, and/or email. Customers will also receive a written notice delivered to their door where applicable. Further, notifications will be provided if the power outage is to extend beyond the original duration time. In case of adverse weather, the outage may be rescheduled. 12 customers will be impacted.

Get in touch!
My team and I are working every day to answer your questions and connect residents with the resources they need. If we can help in any way, please email me at or leave a voicemail at 613-580-2476. NEW: Message us on WhatsApp at 613-277-0193. – Councillor Glen Gower


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