Beaverbrook/Kanata Lakes Hydro Corridor - potential clear cut in 2018

Note: updated as of 7 PM 22 July 2017

Sometime in the Winter of 2018 (likely February), Hydro One plans to REMOVE ALL trees and shrubs in the Hydro Corridor easements through Beaverbrook and Kanata Lakes for the power lines that border the Kanata Lakes golf club. 

Maps and illustrations of the affected areas of Beaverbrook

Hydro One, in response to a public meeting on the Morgan's Grant Hydro corridor held in June 2017, has refused to change plans to REMOVE ALL vegetation and encroachments in the easement through the Morgan’s Grant Community starting on July 24th.  

While this supposedly SHOULD not include gardens, lawns, etc. for Morgans Grant they are also removing all vegetation and replanting wild grasses. 

They have already marked some trees in the Hydro corridor bordering Beaverbrook and Kanata Lakes, but this cannot be taken as an indication they will not remove all trees and shrubs

Marianne is working with Hydro Ottawa, City staff and a community task force headed by the KBCA to work with Hydro One to come up with a plan to reduce the impact (or negotiate an alternative) to Hydro One's approach to strip all vegetation from the easements. 

Hydro has been pursuing this clear-cut approach across Ontario since mid-2014. We're finding that reports on the experience of other communities has been limited or no impact on Hydro's eventual actions. To succeed in Beaverbrook is going to take a time, effort and money.

The KBCA HIGHLY recommends that any affected residents get involved.

There will be planning meetings for those who are looking to participate in building a community response in August and a full public meeting, currently planned for Oct 19, 2017

If you are interested in getting involved, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Here are the addresses of homes (by street) that will be affected

Beaverbrook

  • Borduas: 17 - 25 (odd numbers)
  • Carmichael Court - 1st block homes north of pathway 
  • Carr Cres: 18 - 32 (even numbers)
  • Lismer Cres(6 to 32 - even numbers)
  • Reaney Court (units facing Hydro corridor)
  • Pentland Cres 32 to 50 (even numbers)
  • Tiffany Cres (16 to 42 - even numbers)

Kanata Lakes

  • Coady Way - buildings East of the Hydro corridor
  • Walden Dr: 212 - 236 (even numbers)
  • Kimmins Ct: 2, 3