MORE MUSIC AT QUITTERS
I was at Quitters on Saturday night for trivia and two notable things happened.
For one, my team won. That’s a first. Congrats to J, Lorrie and Greg, aka the smart people on my team.
Second, Quizmaster Rick announced that Quitters will be launching some new programming this fall, including a live music series featuring Kathleen Edwards and other musicians. Watch for details soon.
NOT A TRUCK ROUTE
They’re not pretty, but at least now there’s no excuse for truck drivers claiming they didn’t know that Huntmar isn’t a truck route.
New bilingual signs went up on either end of Huntmar this week reminding truck drivers that the road isn’t for trucks.
Credit to my Fairwinds neighbour Frank Boeres for continuing to press City Hall and Ottawa Police on this issue. Over the past few years officials have put up road signs, proactively contacted Hazeldean and Iber businesses by phone and mail, and handed out tickets to trucks that should be taking Terry Fox or Carp Road instead.
It’s a tough rule to enforce, but these temporary signs are one way to help raise awareness, which is a good thing for safety in the community.
MANGA TERRA OPENS; COUNCILLOR ASKS FOR POLICE POSITION
Magna Terra, the marijuana dispensary on Iber Road, quietly opened for business at the end of August after a summer of controversy. So far police have taken a hands-off approach to illegal dispensaries in Ottawa, including this one.
Today at the City’s Ottawa Police Services Board meeting, chair Eli El-Chantiry asked Police Chief Bordeleau to come back to committee with a report on how police will deal with illegal marijuana facilities.
Meanwhile, the federal government is expected to release a report from a taskforce on the legalization of marijuana in November.
FERNBANK PROPERTY AT THE COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT
On October 5 Ottawa’s Committee of Adjustment will hear an application to subdivide the property at 6145 Fernbank Road, near Cherry Drive.
The owners want to split the land in two for future residential development. They’ll need approval from the committee for a minor variance to the zoning by-law. You can read more here…