KS – September 7, 2017


Week in Review

I hope that you all enjoyed a restful weekend as we get back to school and work after Summer holidays! Please slow down and be extra cautious by watching out for children in the weeks ahead as our youth head back to school. If you witness unsafe driving or excessive speeds in your community, please call the police non emergency line at 613-236-1222 x 7300. As school begins, please consider the following safety tips:

  • Reduce speeds in school zones and be ready to stop at any time. Children do not always notice oncoming traffic;
  • Obey school bus signals;
  • Watch for pedestrian crossovers, know how they work and obey them when in use;
  • Walk on available sidewalks;
  • Always cross at intersections, looking and listening for traffic and walk across only when road is clear and safe to do so;
  • Follow adult crossing guards, student crossing patrols and school bus operator’s signals;
  • Always wear a helmet when riding a bike and walk your bike across a roadway.
  • Drivers are responsible for stopping in both directions, if on a road without a median, when they see a school bus stopped with its lights flashing. Fines for not obeying this law range from $400 to $2,000 and six demerit points.


OC Transpo Fall Service

On Sunday, September 3rd, OC Transpo introduced new route numbers for several routes and fall service changes include adjusted schedules to reflect the higher demand for service as customers return to work and school. In Kanata South, the following routes have schedule changes:

Route 61C

The trips that are scheduled at Mackenzie King Bridge at 4:08pm and 4:22pm will be converted to use double decker buses instead of articulated buses to provide additional seating capacity.

Route 256

The first afternoon trip on Route 256 will be shifted four minutes earlier to start at 3:05pm, and the second trip will be shifted ten minutes earlier to start at 3:20pm. The times of subsequent trips were adjusted to provide a consistent 15-minute frequency from the start of the afternoon service through to about 4:30pm. There are the same number of trips throughout the afternoon peak service in September as there were in January, and all afternoon trips on Route 256 from the first trip through to 5:40pm will operate with high capacity buses. The new route timetable can be viewed at octranspo.com.


Upcoming Events

September 16th: Sledge Hockey of Eastern Ontario (SHEO) has partnered with myself, Councillors Wilkinson, Qadri and El-Chantiry to offer up a free “Try It” event for Sledge hockey. This event will be held from 9:15am-11:15am at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex. Learn more about Sledge Hockey at www.SHEO.ca .

October 5th: 2018 Public Budget Consultation meeting, Kanata Recreation Complex – Hall A, 6:30pm. Come out and share your thoughts on the 2018 Budget with your Councillor and City Finance staff.


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.

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