Proceed with caution with wild animals
Spring is here and that means the local wildlife is waking up to share the paths, parks and fields with us. As your Councillor, I want to urge you to use caution when you see beavers, muskrats, coyotes and other wildlife in our community.
I have received reports of a number of coyotes in Kanata South, if you see a coyote and feel that you are in immediate danger please contact the police. If you see the coyote from a distance I encourage you to contact Tammy Watson, a Resource Management Technician at the Ministry of Natural Resources who tracks coyote sightings in our area at 613-258-8382. When you call her she will ask for your name, address, phone number, the date and the situation with the coyote.
The Ministry of Natural Resources says there are several ways that residents can discourage coyotes from entering their property including: keeping areas near buildings free from clutter, cutting down grass and weeds and repairing any openings under buildings where coyotes may den.
With Spring, it also means fallen trees and busy beavers in our parks and streams moving them around. If you see debris and it is safe to clear please help our community by clearing it out, however if it is not safe to clear it, please contact 3-1-1 who will process the request. If you feel there is a risk of flooding please include that in your message to 3-1-1 so that an urgent priority can be attached.
Cleaning the Capital: Register online at ottawa.ca/clean or by calling 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). The campaign runs from April 15 to May 15; register on or before April 14 for your chance to win early-bird prizes.
Kanata South won the award for highest participation last year and I hope we can once again show our community spirit! Help us clean your street, a park, a school ground or a parking lot and then complete the short report to win.
April 15: I will be hosting a Spring Clean Up on Eagleson Road between the Trans Canada Trail and Stonehaven Drive across from Tim Hortons at 10 a.m. You are welcome to stop by and say hi, however don’t forget to register for your own Clean up and help keep Kanata South a beautiful place to call home.
Working for Kanata South
It is my privilege to serve as your councillor and to be a strong voice on the issues that affect you and your family at City Hall. Please feel free to contact my office with any concerns or comments, by phone: 613-580-2752, or by email:Allan.Hubley@ottawa.ca. You can also visit my website for more information: www.councillorallanhubley.ca or follow me on Twitter: @AllanHubley_23
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