April 4, 2011
Looking for something to do on a Sunday?
Drop by the Goulbourn Recreation Complex (GRC) on Sunday for a light workout. Come and enjoy Kindergym to Youth Basketball to Family Badminton, in the gym. Listed below are the times and cost for each of the drop-in activities... Enjoy
Recommended waste collection changes mean savings
The City of Ottawa released the Solid Waste Service Level Review report last week containing recommended changes to residential, curb-side waste collection services that are expected to save taxpayers $9 million annually or a 10 per cent reduction from the current tax bill associated with waste collection.
The staff report provides service level recommendations for the next collection contract that would:
These recommendations result from an in-depth study into solid waste
collection best practices in other jurisdictions and a rigorous public
consultation process over the past two months.
In order to ensure residents have an opportunity to provide feedback, public engagement has been expanded in advance of the Environment Committee and Council consideration of the service level recommendations released today.
Open houses will be held April 5 and 6 between 4.30 p.m. and 8 p.m., at the following locations:
These open houses will offer a detailed comparison of the status quo compared
to the recommended level of service. Staff will be available to answer questions
and receive feedback from residents.
A special Environment Committee meeting will be held at City Hall on April 11at 9:30am for public delegations, debate and Committee recommendation on the staff report.
Full City Council will deliberate the committee recommendations on April 13.
Ottawa-Gatineau again tops list of Best Places to Live
For the second consecutive year, Ottawa-Gatineau has been rated the best city to live in Canada by MoneySense magazine’s Best Places to Live survey. Ottawa-Gatineau was ranked #1 last year and has repeated the feat for 2011.
The survey is based on data compiled from 179 Canadian cities and towns with populations over 10,000. Cities were rated based on climate, prosperity, access to health care, home affordability, crime rates and lifestyle with subcategories in each area. A city must score well in all categories to come out on top. Ottawa-Gatineau scored 71.8 points out of a possible 105 points.
“I am delighted that we have again been confirmed as the best city to live in Canada by an independent third party,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “As a beautiful G8 capital, were are not only a safe, clean and vibrant community with an excellent quality of life, we are rich in culture and heritage and surrounded by a beautiful natural setting offering many recreational opportunities.”
Ottawa’s citizens enjoy unparalleled health, comfort, and economic well-being. Benefitting from a unique combination of urban convenience and accessible nature, Ottawa combines small-city life with a cosmopolitan vibe, great public transit, some of the best universities, colleges and hospitals and a growing, prosperous economy.
“Our wonderful new Ottawa Convention Centre opening on April 12, our many national institutions and historic buildings, theatres, concerts, great shopping, lots of fabulous restaurants, affordable housing, stable employment, the longest skating rink in the world and an NHL team all make Ottawa a great place to live, work and raise a family,” said Mayor Watson.
The complete report is available at www.moneysense.ca.
Cleanup your Neighbourhood...
Show your community pride and join the many residents who take part each year in “Cleaning the Capital”! Clean up public property where you live, work or play and help keep Ottawa graffiti-free and litter-free. Register online!
Thank you to Tim Hortons and our other generous sponsors for their support.
Cleaning the Capital encourages and supports community involvement in the City’s spring and fall cleanup efforts. Entire communities – including schools, neighbourhood organizations and associations, businesses, families, friends and individuals take up the annual Cleaning the Capital challenge.
A record 91,305 participants made Cleaning the Capital 2010 the most
successful campaign to date! Let’s build on this success and make our 2011
campaign another record year!
2011 Spring Cleanup
Always listening and acting on your concerns
As your Councillor, I always welcome your keen input and ideas on how we can 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 located in the Goulbourn Recreation Complex, located at 1500 Shea Road. The hours of operation for the spring are Mondays 9-2pm, Wednesdays 3-8pm, Fridays 9-5pm, and Saturdays 9-1pm. Please do not hesitate to pay us a visit.