KS – November 16, 2017


Week in Review

It was a busy week in Kanata South last week!  It was great to see so many residents out at the Glen Cairn Tree Lighting ceremony on Tuesday.  Thank you to CFRA’s Bill Carroll for helping to light the tree this year and also the GCCA and all their volunteers for helping with this annual holiday favourite.


2018 Draft Budget

Last week the 2018 budget was tabled at city council.  Elsewhere in this week’s paper are more details on the budget and I welcome your comments on the proposals.  Personally I am excited to know that the money is there to finally start the work on Old Richmond Road to improve the commute for many of you once completed.  There are improvements to the bus system including new buses for the suburbs in advance of the start of LRT and the system wide changes that will follow.  More money into winter operations and pot hole repairs which are both areas I hear from residents that were in need of improvement.  Flood protection work in the Palomino area of Bridlewood and stormwater management improvements across the Ward are also included.  More than $44 million towards resurfacing and upgrading existing roads across the city with a plan underway to close the gap on the infrastructure renewal plan.  The federal and provincial governments no longer contribute towards roads and that makes it very difficult to do all the work that is needed.  Municipal taxpayers must now pay 100% of that bill from the property tax base which is a lot smaller than the income tax base of the other levels of government.

While there are some Councillors calling for much more spending and higher tax rates I do not support their call.  I believe we as a city must find every efficiency and know we are getting maximum value for your tax dollar before we can ask you to give up any more of your hard earned money.  This budget will maintain your core services that are important to you while we continue that process of getting government right.


Annual Tree Lighting Ceremonies

  • Bridlewood Tree Lighting Ceremony (Stonehaven Drive at the Eva James Community Centre) – 6:30pm on November 21st
  • Monahan Landing Tree Lighting Ceremony (Crownridge Park) – 6pm on November 28th

Details can be found on my website www.CouncillorAllanHubley.ca


Upcoming Events

November 19th: The Kanata Santa Claus Parade will take place at a new time and day this year.  Please note that this year’s parade will be held on Sunday November 19th starting at 1:30pm (same route as in previous years). Details can be found on the Hazeldean Mall website.

November 20th: Public Information Session for the proposed sidewalk along McCurdy Drive (from Castlefrank Road (north) to Maple Grove Road).  Meeting will be held at Holy Redeemer School – 75 McCurdy Drive from 6:30 to 8pm.

December 2nd: 26th Annual Christmas Cookie Walk, Craft Fair, Silent Auction and Tea Room to be held 9am-noon at the Glen Cairn United Church – 140 Abbeyhill Drive.  For more infoplease contact the church office at 613-836-4756 or office@gcuc.ca.

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