June 20, 2011
Recreational Play and Road Safety
I wish to convey some information to our community regarding the placement and use of basketball nets and similar equipment on the roads. Although I encourage outdoor activity and our youth to participate in all forms of recreation, leaving equipment on the road can be hazardous to drivers. I contacted our By-Law Department to inquire about nets being left on the road and was told this type of activity is actually prohibited in accordance with section 93(1) of the City's Traffic and Parking By-law. The fine for this violation is $130.
That being said, there is an Enforcement Policy that has been passed by Council, which allows children to play hockey, basketball and other sports on city streets, as long as they are not obstructing the flow of traffic and that the nets are removed from the street when not in use.
By-Law’s enforcement procedure with respect to these complaints is to try and mediate a resolution between complainants and defendant, issuing fines is always done as a last resort only.
Summer Hours for Huntmar and Bank Street Police Stations
The Ottawa Police Service would like to announce a change of service hours over the summer months for front desk services at both the Huntmar (211 Huntmar Dr., Kanata) and Bank (4561 Bank St., Leitrim) stations.
Outside of these hours, the same services are available at the next closest stations – 245 Greenbank Road, Nepean (Mon-Fri, 7 AM – 9 PM; Weekends, 8 AM to 4 PM), 3343 St. Joseph Blvd., Orleans (Mon-Fri, 7 AM – 9 PM; Weekends, 8 AM – 4 PM) and 474 Elgin Street, Ottawa (Open 24/7).
Make the Right Call!
Ottawa Drowning Prevention Coalition to launch public awareness campaign
At least one child will drown every two weeks in Canada between June and September. Each day, there will be a near-drowning incident. Whether it’s in a backyard or public pool, a lake or river, our children are particularly at risk. These tragedies often happen during a brief lapse of adult supervision and are avoidable.
You are invited to join the Ottawa Drowning Prevention Coalition as they launch this year’s Public Awareness Campaign to prevent these tragic events from occurring.
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2011
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Canada Day Senior’s Breakfast
Just a reminder about the upcoming Canada Day Senior’s Breakfast, it will take place from 8am until 10:30am at the Fire Hall on Stittsville Main Street. Space is limited so please call 613-580-2476 to reserve your spot.
City improves its Blue Box recycling program
It is now much easier for residents to use their Blue Boxes. Any confusion about what plastic is acceptable was simplified recently as the City of Ottawa announced that ALL food and household plastic containers are now permitted in Blue Boxes. The additional food and household containers now accepted include all plastics with recycling numbers 1 through 7, such as plastic take-out containers, bakery and produce plastic containers (clam shells), single serve yogurt containers, clear plastic egg cartons, plastic pails, plastic planting trays and plastic flower pots.
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.
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 9-5pm, and Saturday
9-1pm. Please do not hesitate to pay us a visit. I welcome
your call or email to arrange an appointment.
Further information about any of these articles can be found on my website or you can contact my office to obtain details.