KS – June 15, 2017


Week in Review

Thank you to all the residents who came out to my 2nd Safety Day event this past week. It was great to get to visit with so many of you at this fun family event.  I would also like to thank all the groups who participated at last Saturday’s event, sharing many valuable safety tips and resources with attendees!


Wild Parsnip and Ticks

With the warmer weather arriving, many residents are spending more time outdoor enjoying out beautiful pathways and parks.   Wild Parsnip is an invasive plant that is increasingly common within the City of Ottawa in areas of uncultivated land, roadside ditches, nature trails, as well as on and surrounding rural and residential properties.  Wild Parsnip sap contains chemicals that may cause skin and eye irritation and make the skin prone to burning and blistering when exposed to the sun.

The City’s Parks Department has sprayed at locations around the ward where Wild Parsnip has been known to grow.  Signs will be posted in areas that have been sprayed and as always please watch for Wild Parsnip when outdoors this summer.

Populations of blacklegged ticks are growing and expanding into new areas. This means that the risk of contracting Lyme disease is on the rise across Canada. Though ticks can be found almost anywhere outdoors, they are often found in tall grasses, bushes wooded and forested areas.  Information on Tick prevention and removal can be found on my website www.councillorallanhubley.ca.


Yoga in the Park is back!

I am happy to once again be partnering with Beyond Yoga Studio to host three free outdoor

Yoga in the Park sessions this June/July.  Dates this year are:

  • Saturday June 17th: 9-10am, Meadowbreeze Park
  • Saturday June 24th: 9-10am, Huntsman Park
  • Saturday July 1st: 9:30-10:30am, Canada Day in Kanata, KRC – 100 Charlie Rogers Place


2017 Project

As a 2017 project I am pleased to invite you to join me in documenting the people, places and activities that make Kanata South a great place to live, work and play.

Please send me your ideas of who you think should be highlighted in our book and why.

More details regarding this project can be found on my website under the Community tab.


Upcoming Events

June 17th: Womapalooza will be held at W.O.Mitchell Elementary School, 80 Steeple Chase Dr.  This event is from 10am-2pm and will be held rain or shine.  Details can be found by contacting womfest@womschoolcouncil.com

June 21st: My annual Senior’s Social event…11am-1pm at the Kanata Recreation Complex- Hall A.  Live Music by Robin Averill and light lunch provided.

June 24th: Bridlewood Community Block Party event, Eva James Memorial Community Centre, 65 Stonehaven Drive.  Details can be found at www.Bridlewood.ca


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. . You can also visit my website for more information: www.councillorallanhubley.ca or follow me on Twitter: @AllanHubley_23

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