Two developers are applying to develop 150 and 180 Kanata Avenue. These are important projects for Kanata North as their backyard is the Bill Teron Park (formerly Kanata Central Park)

These are located on the west verge of Kanata Avenue, which will remove some of the trees (which will be replaced) and be located below the escarpment which is part of the Bill Teron Park. The locations of these developments have been planned for some time, appearing in the original plan for a new Kanata Town Centre prior to the City of Ottawa amalgamation.

There will be back to back Zoom presentations on Monday, Mar 7 at 7 PM (180 Kanata Ave) [Zoom link] and 8:30 PM (150 Kanata Ave) [Zoom link]

For more understanding of the vision/plan for Bill Teron Park and how these buildings fit in see:

KANATACentralBillTeronParkProposal_2013

There is finally enough snow and cold to allow the outdoor rinks behind Stephen Leacock school to open for skating.

 
 

The status of the rinks is available at any time using the "Stephen Leacock" link in the "Beaverbrook Skating Rink Status" on the left of any KBCA web page:

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Update (18Feb2022):

- added Comments - part 3 - cleaned up building repositioning/redesign proposal 

Original Post:

A new development application has been made for a 10 storey apt. building on Varley by the new owners of the Varley Apts (previously Taggart, now Homestead Land Holdings – a very large apt management co.) to update the zoning change by Taggart in 2014 (for a 7 storey addition) for additional re-zoning to a 10 storey building as illustrated, below:

 

The KBCA has requested a public meeting, but in the absence of Kanata North Councillor that has been delegated back to the KBCA, so we are working with the City of Ottawa Planner (Lisa Stern) and Developer's Planner (FoTenn), for a public, online meeting (Zoom or Microsoft Teams) the 3rd or 4th week in November. An update on the date/time will be posted in the next week or so.

The KBCA has been consulting with our professional Planner, Dennis Jacobs, and his feedback is that within the existing (vs the new/2021) Official Plan (which has been revised in the last 5 years) this proposal is permitted and will most likely be approved given approval for similar applications throughout Ottawa in recent years.

However, that does not prevent the community from asking for changes, including reshaping or moving the location of the building.

The published deadline for comments is Nov 26, but the City Planner will accept comments through December.

For more details, the entire documentation package can be downloaded from Weeping Willow 2021.zip or individually from the City of Ottawa Dev Apps site D01-02-21-0121. Note the best document to start with is the Planning Rationale.

The KBCA, working with other local Community and Business Associations, has been investigating the consequences of Jenna Sudds no longer being our Councillor since the Federal election call in August and the options open to the community.

There are critical issues in progress or requiring Councillor representation in the next six months (40% agreement, Kanata Golf Course, new Official Plan, new Kanata Tech Park plan). Therefore, leaving the position vacant is not in the community interest.

The ideal solution would be to immediately appoint someone knowledgeable on Kanata North issues with experience at City Hall while starting a by-election for an elected replacement in parallel, which will take 3+ months. Based on past by-elections, the projected voting date (as of 27 Sep 2021) is 31 Jan 2022. In addition, the next full Ottawa Municipal election cycle starts on 1 May 2022, limiting the impact window for a by-elected Councillor.

However, an appoint plus by-election option is not supported by the City of Ottawa policy. The options to replace Jenna Sudds are the appointment of an interim Councillor for the remainder of the term or a by-election. The City Clerk (Rick O’Conner) is responsible for replacing a city Councillor. He has announced on 23 Sep 2021 that he will be making a recommendation to City Council at the 13 Oct 2021 meeting. CTV News reported on 9-Oct-2021 that the City Clerk will be recommending a by-election with a 24-Jan-2022 election date. 

Based on these trade-offs and a limited time window to influence the City of Ottawa’s decision, the KBCA (along with other local Community and Business Associations) has signed a letter of support for appointing Marianne Wilkinsons as the interim Councillor, based on her understanding of the issues and experience at City Hall. In addition, former Councillor Wilkinson has agreed, with the limitation, that she will not run for election in fall 2022.

The letter sent by the local Associations to the City is (letter)

The following outlines background on the by-election option based on past Ottawa elections and by-elections - What can be expected for a Kanata North by-election

Feel free to disagree.

Anyone can provide input to the City’s decision. 

If you wish to have your opinion heard by all Councillors (prior to their vote), you can write an email directly.

The following is an email list that will reach the Mayor and all Councillors:

Click this "mailto:" link or cut-and-paste the following email addresses to send your comments:

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The recording for the  All Candidates debate from Tues, Sept 7 at 7 PM is now available: 

Kanata Carleton Fed Election All Candidates Debate - Tues, Sept 7, 2021

 

The Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association (KBCA) is partnering with the Briarbrook Morgan's Grant Community Association (BMGCA) and the Kanata Lakes Community Association (KLCA) to present an All Candidates Meeting for the Federal Kanata-Carlton riding.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this will be an online meeting using YouTube Livestream. Details will be announced closer to the event.

If you have a question for the Candidates, please submit it via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). There will be no questions from the audience during the meeting.

All Candidates have confirmed:

• Jennifer McAndrew - Conservatives

• Dr. Jennifer Purdey – Green Party

• Jenna Sudds - Liberals

• Melissa Coenraad – New Democratic Party (NDP)

• Scott Miller – People’s Party of Canada (PPC)

 The meeting format will be a moderated question and answer session. Candidates will be given a 3 minute open and closing statement, separated by 6 to 8 questions, which each Candidate is provided 2 minutes to answer. The target end time is 8:45 PM

The meeting format will be a moderated question and answer session. Candidates will be given a 3 minute open and closing statement, separated by 6 to 8 questions, which each Candidate is provided 2 minutes to answer. The target end time is 8:45 PM

Gypsy Moths in Kanata North - Summer 2021

What you need to know and what you can (and should do about it) - in the summer of 2021. This page has been retained for reference.

 

Lymantria dispar dispar, known locally as "Gypsy Moths" have surged in 2021 (they surge every 6 to 7 years), causing substantial damage to trees in several areas in Ottawa.

In the caterpillar stage, they can quickly eat or remove leaves and needles from a wide variety of trees (although Oak is their favourite), which can damage or kill the tree.

In 2021, Kanata North has not been a hot spot, but many of you will have seen the caterpillars on trees in your neighbourhood and (especially now in mid-July) male moths fluttering around trees and bushes.

There is only one mating per season. July is when the moths hatch and the laying of eggs happens for next year.

 

How to deal with them:

  • Prevent the caterpillars from climbing the tree by wrapping the trunk in burlap
  • Prevent the hatched moths from breeding with simple traps for the males

The following are links for more information

 - Gypsy Moths (Wikipedia)

 - Ottawa (link)

 - Ontario (link)

The following are two ways of making your own male moth traps:

  • Pan Trap instructions (link)
  • Bottle Trap instructions (link)

 For both traps you will need a "lure", to include in the trap. The KBCA has access to a limited number of lures.

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