February 6, 2012
Canada’s Outstanding Principals
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Cindy Beauchamp of Stittsville as she is being honoured as one of Canada's outstanding principals.
(Source: EMC News)
Ms. Beauchamp taught at A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School in Stittsville before becoming principal at Huntley Centennial Public School in Carp. She is one of only 40 principals across Canada who will be receiving a 2012 Canada's Outstanding Principals Award.
The award, created by The
Learning Partnership, a national charitable organization
dedicated to championing Canada's public education system,
will be presented at a gala awards dinner and ceremony in
Toronto on Tuesday, Feb. 28th. Ms. Beauchamp was nominated
for the award by the staff, parents and community of Huntley
Centennial Public School who cited principal Beauchamp's
encouragement of parental and community involvement in
On that note...Stittsville Needs a Public High School!
The demand for a public high school in Stittsville has been an issue in the community since I can remember. The City is not involved in the funding of new schools as this falls under the mandate of the Ontario Ministry of Education. The Ministry is responsible for the allocation of these funds, based on the school boards requests. A site has been identified in the future development land located in the Fernbank Community Design Plan (lands between Stittsville and Kanata south, off of Fernbank).
I strongly advise you to contact the Minister of Education, Laurel Broten, your MPP Jack MacLaren and your school board Trustee Lynn Scott to express the need for a public high school in our community. Please encourage your neighbours to do the same. Below I have provided their contact information and also please copy me on any comments you send to them.
All-Star Skate a Big Success!
Friday January 27th, my office held a free public skate at
the Goulbourn Recreation Complex (GRC) in conjunction with
the All-Star activities occurring that weekend. We had fun
games, prizes and lots of hot chocolate. Thanks to all the
residents that came out to enjoy the fun. Also, a big thanks
to the staff at the GRC, the Ottawa Senators for their
support and donations, the volunteers and my staff for their
help and coordination with the event.
Happy Family Day
I would like to wish everyone a happy Family Day occurring on Monday February 20th. Family is very important so take the opportunity to spend the day with your family and enjoy what Ottawa has to offer. Please note that my Ward and City Hall offices will be closed on Family Day. The Ward office will also be closed on Saturday, February 18th.
For schedule changes and further information about City
facilities please consult the City’s website: ottawa.ca.
Rotary Club’s 7th Annual Trivia Night
The Rotary Club of Stittsville hosts a yearly “Trivia Night.” The trivia night allows almost 200 members of the community to come together for a night of fun while supporting causes within the community. Please join us for a great evening!
When: Friday February 24th, 2012
Stoop & Scoop
Dog waste is a public health hazard, takes the pleasure out of outdoor activities and pollutes the environment. Help improve public opinion of dogs and dog owners - make it a habit to pick up after your dog and to take the waste home to dispose of it on your own premises.
The City encourages flushing pet waste down the toilet, as it will be properly treated at the sewage plant. Dog owners can also place the waste in their regular garbage as long as it is properly wrapped in absorbent paper and placed in a sealed, leak proof bag.
Failure to pick up after your dog is a by-law offence. Failure to take it home and dispose of it on your own premises is also a by-law offence. Our animals can’t do it themselves so it’s up to us!
Carp Road Dump
Waste Management of Canada Corporation (WM) is undertaking an Environmental Assessment (EA) seeking approval for a new dump footprint at the existing Ottawa Waste Management Facility (Ottawa WMF). A series of open houses have been set up to provide the public with information and to answer questions.
As this is a very pertinent issue for our community, I encourage you to attend an open house. In addition to attending, you are invited to submit your comments via the project website (http://wcec.wm.com), email or fax to the addresses/numbers published below. WM will also receive your comments on their project information line at (613) 836-8610.
The City is reviewing Pool Enclosure By-law 2001-259 and is looking for feedback from the public on the proposed changes. The By-law has not been the subject of an in-depth review and update since 2001.
City invites the general public, community and business
groups to follow the link to the Discussion document and
review the more detailed information on the City’s web site
and the Ontario Coroner’s
Drowning Review and provide your comments (email@example.com) on the
proposals by February 20, 2012.
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 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 a Stittsville resident of Ward 6 and would like to be added to my electronic outreach list, 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.
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