August 14, 2009
2009 Flood Relief Trust Fund established
Following the recent flooding events throughout Ottawa's west-end communities of Stittsville, Kanata and West-Carleton, a Flood Relief Trust Fund has been established.
The City is working to provide assistance, financial and otherwise, to impacted residents. However, this will take time and funding is needed now for those without insurance to assist with clean up. By making a donation you can bring some much needed help to fellow members of our community.
To contribute in Stittsville or Kanata, visit any Scotiabank branch and make a donation via cash or cheque to the 2009 Flood Relief Trust Fund. Throughout Ottawa, visit any Scotiabank branch and ask that the donation be forwarded to the Scotiabank branch located at 8111 Campeau Drive. You can also visit any of the City’s client service centres to make a donation. Donations over $10 will receive a tax receipt courtesy of the City.
For more background and other information on the flooding, please visit www.ottawa.ca.
Thank you in advance for helping a neighbour in need.
What can I do to protect my home from basement flooding?
The City’s website has a series of measures that have been found helpful in protecting homes from flooding.
Ensure the downspouts from your eavestroughs direct water at least 1.2 m away from the foundation of your home or into a rain barrel. Ensure your sump pump is connected to the storm sewer system or that it empties onto your lawn at least 1.2 metres from the foundation wall (not the laundry tub or footing drains).
Have a plumbing professional install protective plumbing devices, such as backwater valves, and inspect them regularly. It is the responsibility of the homeowner to have the internal plumbing fixtures inspected and maintained. Be sure to seal and tighten your cleanout caps and backwater valve caps.
Builders are required by City design guidelines to install backwater valves on the storm system. However, neither the design guidelines nor the plumbing code requires backflow prevention on the sanitary system.
For more information, visit
www.ottawa.ca or call 311 to
arrange a site visit.
Hazeldean Road widening: project update
With the Hazeldean Road widening on the horizon, I would like to provide residents with an update on the status of the project.
City Staff have informed my office that the tenders for Phase 1 and Phase 2 are out. Staff are still working with Property, Planning and Legal staff on issues relating to approval required for the project. Staff indicated that significant progress will be made in the coming weeks.
Hazeldean Road will be widening from two to four lanes, stretching from Terry Fox Drive to Carp Road. With the upgrade, Hazeldean Road will be classified as an ‘urban road,’ meaning it will include bicycle lanes as well as sidewalks.
The funding for this project comes via the government
economic stimulus funding program, which sees dollars flow from all three levels
of government for various infrastructure, recreation, housing and cultural
Calling all singers
Stretch out those vocal chords, because the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers and JJ’s are looking for new members.
Director Linda Crawford and accompanist Doll Creelman welcome all singers, adults and children ages 8 and over and no auditions are required.
The Goulbourn Jubilee Singers and JJ’s perform two concerts annually, as well as community sing-outs. Adults begin practice on September 6 at 7:30pm and children begin practice on September 16 at 6pm at the Stittsville United Church, 6255 Fernbank Road.
For further information, call 613-825-3357 or log onto
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 located in the Goulbourn Recreation Complex, located at 1500 Shea Road. The hours of operation are Mondays 9-2pm, Wednesdays 3-8pm, Fridays 9-4pm, and Saturday 9-1pm. Please do not hesitate to pay us a visit.
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.