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Week in Review

Thank you to all the residents who came out last weekend to our Municipal Panel.  There were great questions and discussions during the event on a wide range of issues.  I would like to thank my colleagues, Stephen Blais and Jody Mitic for being a part of the panel and also a big thank you to CFRA’s Rob Snow for attending as moderator.  Thanks as well to the other Councillor’s who attended and took the time to meet with residents.

Many residents have been letting us know about their efforts as part in the Cleaning the Capital campaign.  Thank you to all who have registered and have helped keep Kanata South clean.  If you have not yet registered, there is still time!  Details can be found on the City’s website www.ottawa.ca.  We have won the award for cleanest community a record five times since being elected because of your efforts!  You may see my team cleaning along one of our streets so feel free to join us.

Last week we learned the Senators were successful in their efforts to find a new home.  That is bittersweet news for the many of you that have supported the team for years by buying tickets.  Many of you have offered great suggestions for what can go on the current site and for months now I have publicly supported ideas like a Wonderland or West Edmonton Mall like theme park, a bio dome or maybe even the Aquarium or museum that was part of the second bid – even Councillor Wilkinson’s idea of a zip line are all are great ideas.  However, we need to recognize that this is private property so the owner, whomever that will be, gets to decide what they would like to do with the site so for now we can only make suggestions.  There will be public discussions as part of the planning process for everyone to join in and there are rules in place to prevent changes that would not be popular, however, the timing is likely a few years away.  For local businesses and people employed in our area it is important to know that as your elected officials, Councillor Qadri and myself are members of the Planning Committee and we will be working together to ensure whatever changes do occur, that they will support growth of local businesses and more jobs for our community.  Kanata is the number 2 employment area in the City and growing so no Councillor or Mayor will want to harm that potential economic growth by not making this location a priority.

 

Upcoming Events

May 7th: Allstate for a free Shred-It event in support of the Ottawa Regional Cancer   Foundation. Shred-It trucks will be at 462 Hazeldean Rd. from 9am-1pm.       .

  • Glen Cairn United Church Annual Spring Rummage Sale, 140 Abbeyhill Dr.         9am-1pm
  • O.Mitchell Craft Fair and Silent Auction, 80 Steeplechase Dr.,  10am-2pm
  • Roch Carrier E-Waste Recycle Depot, 401 Stonehaven Dr., 9am-3pm

 

Working for Kanata South:

It is my privilege to serve as your Councillor. Please feel free to contact my office with any concerns or comments, by phone: 613-580-2752, or by email: Allan.Hubley@ottawa.ca