August 1, 2011
A Safer Walk to School… A New Adult Crossing Guard
The City asks all motorists and parents in the community surrounding A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary and Guardian Angels Catholic Schools to be aware of and recognize the crossings and obey the Adult Crossing Guards.
An adult crossing guard will be placed at these locations and many other sites across the city to ensure children can cross streets safely as they travel to and from school. The guard provides a friendlier atmosphere that encourages and supports increased walking and cycling to school. This in turn helps increase physical activity and decreases traffic congestion in the community.
Often our younger children have not developed the proper skills and judgement
to negotiate traffic safely during peak traffic periods. Adult Crossing Guards
can assist in ensuring the safest crossing possible for children crossing
municipal streets whether at marked and signed crossings, traffic control
signals or at all-way stop controls.
Obeying Stop Signs
Recently, my office has received a number of calls concerning vehicles of all
types not obeying posted stop signs at various intersections throughout
Stittsville. This is a major safety concern for residents and pedestrians so I
would like to remind everyone to respect all road signs, including stop signs
and be responsible. This needs to be a community effort so I encourage all
residents and visitors to respect these signs. If you have questions about
traffic signs please feel free to contact my office at 613-580-2476 or by email
Councillor City Chat
I would like to remind the community about my City Chats which will be continuing as of August 13th. To give you the opportunity to come out and speak with me, I am continuing to hold several “Councillor City Chats” over the next couple of weeks throughout the Stittsville community. “Councillor City Chats” take place Saturdays between 10am and noon.
For the month of August I look forward to seeing you at Kittawake Park (Kittawake
Drive and Carp Road) on August 13th, Wild Wood Chop and Steak House (54
Springbrook Drive) on August 20th and at Coyote Park (Westridge and Fernbank) on
August 27th. Please share this information with your neighbours as all are
welcome. I look forward to seeing you.
Vehicle Safety- All Valuables Removed Program
Lately, my office has received several notices about vehicle break-ins in the Stittsville and surrounding area. The local police force is aware of these break-ins and will attempt to monitor and prevent further incidents as best they can. The Ottawa Police Service has also launched its “All Valuables Removed” campaign to begin issuing warning cards to drivers to help raise awareness and combat theft from vehicles – a city wide crime trend.
Thefts from vehicles are particularly high from June to October, and a good way to reduce these thefts is by lowering opportunities for criminals. With the “All Valuables Removed” initiative, residents are instructed to remove their valuables from their vehicle, or secure them out of sight, and place a warning card in their window, letting would-be-thieves know not to bother searching their car, and also reminding others to take the same precautions. In addition to removing valuables, the Ottawa Police would like to offer the following tips to drivers when leaving their vehicle:
For more tips, and to find out how you can obtain a warning card for your
vehicle, please visit
Shutterbugs of Stittsville, Richmond, Munster, Ashton, Dwyer Hill and all
surrounding rural areas within the limits of the former Goulbourn Township are
reminded that they have until September 30th to submit their entries in our
Local Historical Society’s 2nd Annual Heritage Photo Contest. The purpose of the
contest, sponsored by the Goulbourn Township Historical Society (GTHS), is to
give camera owners an outlet to show off their creative abilities with any kind
of camera, while helping the Society further its aim of fostering greater
knowledge and appreciation of Goulbourn’s colourful history and heritage.
A maximum of 10 separate entries per person will be accepted – two in each
Please be advised that locations where photos were shot and/or names of people in pictures must be noted and attached to the back of each entry; moreover, additional historical background added to this basic required information may earn entrants extra points with the judges. Winners will be announced later this fall and prizes will be awarded, along with the community recognition that goes with having all entries publicly displayed by the GTHS at a venue to be announced.
For Further Information:
Always listening and acting on your concerns
As your Councillor, I always welcome your keen input and ideas on how we can sustain and improve Stittsville. Please contact our office anytime by phone at 613-580-2476 or by e-mail at Shad.Qadri@ottawa.ca.
My ward office is situated in the Goulbourn Recreation Complex, located at 1500 Shea Road. Please note the summer hours of operation are Mondays 9-1pm, Wednesdays 3-7pm, Fridays 9-4pm, and Saturday 9am-12pm. Please do not hesitate to pay us a visit. I welcome your call or email to arrange an appointment.
If you are not part of my electronic outreach list and would like to be
added, please contact my office to ensure you receive pertinent information
concerning our community.