January 2, 2012
New Water Meter Installation
Please be advised that the Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI) upgrade is currently taking place within Stittsville. In 2006, City Council approved an Automated Meter Renewal program based upon Radio Frequency technology (refer to memo ACS2011-ICS-ESD-0006-IPD). Installation and implementation of the new water meter infrastructure began in June 2011 and is projected to continue until the end of 2012.
The installation of endpoints at the homes of residences in Stittsville will be conducted by Itron Canada on behalf of the City of Ottawa. If you have any questions or concerns, please refer to the City of Ottawa AMI information site at: http://ottawa.ca/env_water/water_sewer/billing/understanding/meters/ami_en.html.
If you have any further inquiries
please contact Sheldon Osmond Project Manager, Water Meter
Renewal at (613)-580-2424 x22388 ()
or Kayla Dover Program and Project Management Officer at
(613)580-2424 x21999 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
New Kanata North Recreation Complex to be central part of Community
Mayor Jim Watson, Kanata North Councillor Marianne Wilkinson, West Carleton-March Councillor Eli El-Chantiry, Kanata South Councillor Allan Hubley and Stittsville Councillor Shad Qadri celebrated the start of construction on the new Kanata North Recreation Complex last week. Once completed, the facility will fulfill a long-standing need and offer a range of community and recreation facilities.
The complex will be located at 4101 Innovation Drive and is expected to be open by fall 2013.
The $43-million project will include a 90,000-sq. ft. building with a 25-metre, eight-lane indoor pool, a leisure/therapeutic pool, two gymnasia, a fitness centre and several multi-purpose rooms. Outside, the complex will have children’s play areas, including water play, a basketball court, a skate park and two sports fields.\
The complex is designed to meet LEED GOLD certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). LEED certification is accredited to buildings that have interior and exterior designs that promote green building practices. The new facility will have a number of green features that promote energy efficiency and reduced water use. The complex will also have four permanent and distinct public art commissions by artists Jean-Yves Vigneau, Maskull Lasserre and the team of Anna Williams and Erin Robertson, selected through a public art competition earlier this year. A fourth artist will be selected in the spring of 2012 to integrate public art into the design of the outdoor skate park.
For more information about the Kanata
North Recreation Complex, please visit
The Rink of Dreams
Weather permitting, the outdoor rink season will operate between December 15th, 2011 and February 28th, 2012. Some sites may extend their season on a voluntary basis and without additional City funding. Dismantling of rink sites with temporary features (i.e. trailers, boards, lighting) will commence prior to the spring thaw to prevent damage to parkland and vandalism.
Information about the City’s outdoor
rink program can be found on www.Ottawa.ca at the following
http://ottawa.ca/rec_culture/park_facility/parks/outdoor_rinks/index_en.html. This site will host outdoor rink information on special
events, rink locations, rink types and hours of operation.
Residents can also call the Seasonal Recreation telephone
information line at 613-580-2590.
Launch of the 6th Edition of Rink Conditions Website
The Parks and Recreation and Culture Department is pleased to announce the launch of the 6th edition of our Ottawa Rink Conditions website. This initiative is a result of a successful partnership and service agreement with a community volunteer who developed and maintains the website. Residents visiting www.ottawarinkconditions.ca can obtain and post reports of conditions at their local outdoor rink. Last season the site received over 25,000 hits. The site is also a great forum for operators to share techniques, register statistics and site conditions.
Winter Carnivals/Equipment Loan and Hockey Day in Ottawa
Numerous community associations will host Winter Carnivals across the City this winter. The Seasonal Recreation office provides equipment and secures sponsorship with various companies in support of the Winter Carnival Program. Operators may contact the seasonal recreation front desk by phone at 613-580-2590 or email at email@example.com to learn more.
mark the fourth edition of “Hockey Day in Ottawa”, scheduled
for Saturday, February 11, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. The Department
in partnership with our community based operators is
planning a fun filled day where residents will be encouraged
to set-up hockey games and other winter activities citywide.
The goal is to raise visibility and awareness for the
program and its volunteers.
I would like to remind residents of the parking regulations for our City. Overnight on-street parking regulations came into effect on Nov. 15 and will be in place until April 1.
In the event of a snowfall, please ensure that you keep your vehicle off the street during all snowfalls over 7 cm. Please keep in mind that snow removal may take place even when snow is not in the forecast. In this case, a temporary no parking sign will be placed in the area and residents are asked to please keep their vehicles off the streets. Please note that parking is permitted on City streets between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. when less than 7 cm of snow is in the forecast.
The City is offering a convenient tool to ensure residents are aware of when overnight parking restrictions will be in effect. Also, subscribers will receive emails when parking restrictions continue for more than one night and will be notified when the restriction has been lifted. To subscribe to this free service and for more information please visit ottawa.ca/winterparking.
Also for updates on when overnight parking restrictions are
in effect please visit the City’s newsroom at
ottawa.ca/newsroom or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).
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 9-2pm, Wednesdays 3-8pm, Fridays 9-5pm, and Saturday 9am-1pm. 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.
Further information about any of these articles can be found on my website or you can contact my office to obtain details.
[ close window ]