June 27, 2011
Canada Day schedule changes
The City of Ottawa would like to remind residents of the following schedule changes for Canada Day (Friday, July 1).
Client services/Garbage and recycling:
My ward office will be closed Friday, July 1st and Saturday July 2nd, but will resume regular hours on Monday July 4th.
Please check with
or the facility of your choice for details on the above listed services.
Happy Canada Day
Along with my staff, I would like to wish you and your family a great holiday while you celebrate Canada’s 144th Birthday. As you make new memories with your family and friends enjoy and participate in all the events taking place in and around the community.
Let’s wave our flag with pride.
Congratulations to all the graduating elementary, alternative and high school classes of 2011.
There are no longer limitations or barriers; the dreams you have held for so long can now become a reality. You have acquired the knowledge, the skills and the talent to maximize your goals and reach your potential.
I wish you all great success as you enter an exciting new
time in your life.
Firefighter Awards Night
This Saturday past, I had the pleasure of attending the Fire
Services Personnel Awards and Recognition Night at the Irish Hills Golf Club.
Congratulations to all the winners who are doing the City of Ottawa a great
service and deserve recognition. Few realize the dedication and commitment
required to be part of the fire services personnel in our rural communities so
it was wonderful to see them honoured. I wish to also congratulate Chief Terry
Gervais on receiving the Sector 8 Award for his dedicated service and large
contribution in helping to build the Goulbourn and Ottawa volunteer fire
services. Terry was with the Goulbourn service from 1998 until early this year
when he accepted a position with the Greater Napanee Fire and Emergency Services
Department as chief. I thank you Terry for your hard work and wish you luck in
your new position. I would also like to thank Chief John deHooge and Councillors
Marianne Wilkinson & Allan Hubley for attending the event which involved
personnel from fire stations 41, 46, 81, 82, 83 and 84. Congratulations again to
everyone and keep up the great work.
In the continuing series of City Chats I would like to inform
you of the next scheduled event. This will take place at M. Trustee Curry Park,
Hartsmere Drive on Saturday July 9th from 10am until 12pm. Please feel free to
come by and chat about community issues over a cup of complimentary coffee and
snacks. Joining me at the chat will be Christine Hartig from City By-Law
Services. I look forward to seeing you there.
City of Ottawa Introduces Mobile Streaming of City
Council and Standing
In an effort to increase residents’ access to City Council and Standing Committee Meetings, the City of Ottawa will now be providing live streaming of meetings to mobile devices. To ensure its effectiveness and ease of use, Information Technology Services conducted testing on the current versions of Blackberry, Android Phone, and the Apple iPad.
This enhancement is part of the City’s ongoing initiatives to
improve accessibility, transparency and overall citizen engagement. Residents
can access the live streaming on their mobile devices by visiting Ottawa.ca and
scrolling to the link at the bottom of the Committee/Council streaming webpage:
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 9-5pm, and Saturday 9-1pm. 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.