Radon is second only to smoking as a cause of lung cancer.

If you live in Kanata North, your home is at high risk of having dangerous levels of Radon Gas. You may also want to think about Radon testing when looking to move to a new home - anywhere.

Nov is the perfect time to test as your windows are most likely closed and your heating system is in use.

Radio is an odorless, colourless gas, so it can only be detected via special tests or Radon specific electronic detectors

Trudel Home Hardware on March Rd is knowledgeable on Radon and stocks short term and long term test kits and an electronic detector.

  • Short term test - $16.99 for the kit and $40, which you mail in with the test kit to be analyzed
  •  Long term test - $35.99 for the kit and $40 for analysis
  •  Electronic detector - $209.00 - continuous reading

The short term test will detect medium to high readings, which lets you take action sooner

The longer term test will detect lower readings (which can still be dangerous) and is more consistent than the short test

The electronic detector, which provides immediate results (e.g. overnight) and also acts as an alarm if the Radon levels rise. This is one way of testing a potential new home and is recommended if you end up needing Radon mitigation equipment to be installed in your home.
If your home has a Radon problem, the solution is referred to as "Radon Mitigation", which involves drilling a 5" hole in your basement floor and attaching a venting system to extract the gas and vent it outside. Cost is about $3,000

The following provides a good overview of tests and detection


Community Event

The Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association (KBCA) is hosting an information session about co-existing with wildlife in our neighbourhood by Kate MacNeil, Executive Director of the Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre.  It will take place on Monday, October 15 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the Beaverbrook Community Centre and is open to all.

Connecting to Nature – Backyards and Beyond

We are very fortunate that in the Nation’s Capital, not only do we have an abundance of nature to explore at our fingertips, but we also have a significant range of species that live in and around our city.

The Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre will talk about some of the amazing species that we share our spaces with. This will include what actions we can take to help mitigate human/wildlife conflicts in our backyards and neighbourhoods.

When we learn to coexist with other species, it allows us to connect and enjoy the natural world.  There is growing evidence of the benefits nature has to offer people of all ages.  It is far reaching, encompassing mind, body and spirit.

For 30 years the Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre has been educating people about wildlife and helping to foster an appreciation of the natural world.

If you have questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In addition to the Kanata North All Candidates meeting on Oct 1 - YouTube link below -  there have been several Q&A sessions and one televised debate where the Candidates have provided their views on a wide range of topics:

Topics include:

  • City Taxes
  • Photo Radar (in school zone)
  • Local Cannabis sales & regulation
  • LRT Speeding
  • Size of City Council
  • Police Budget
  • Supervised Injection Sites
  • City Governance & Diversity
  • Women’s Bureau
  • Ward Councilor’s budget
  • Opioid Crisis


Ottawa Ward 4 - Kanata North All Candidates Debate - Oct 1 7 PM (doors open 6:30 PM)

If you wish to ask a question, please submit via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or in writing at the door. There will be no questions from the floor.

The Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association (KBCA) is partnering with the Arcadia Community Association(ACA_, Briarbrook Morgans Grant Community Associatito (BMGCA), the Kanata Lakes Commmunity Association (KLCA) to present an All Candidates Meeting for Kanata North/Ward 4 on Oct 1, 2018 @ 7 PM at the Kanata Recreation Complex (KRC), Hall A. Doors open @ 6:30 PM

The address is:

Kanata Recreation Complex
100 Charlie Rogers Place
Ottawa, ON K2V 1A2 

There are 4 confirmed Candidates for the debate:

• Matt Muirhead

• Jenna Sudds

• David Gourlay

• Lorne Neufeldt

The format of the meeting will be a Moderated question and answer session with questions submitted by members of the public to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or submitted in writing at the event (one question per person). Candidates will be given a d 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 with time for the audience to talk directly to the candidates until 10 PM.

We are still looking for volunteers to assist in running the meeting - please respond via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 The KBCA project to refurbish our remaining 59 Corner Street Signs has completed, with all signs installed and the poles repainted

Many thanks to Andy Hammoud @ Majestic Metal Works who built the replacement signs and to Marc Robert @ Koffman Signs for the installation.The signs cost $760 each to refurbish, which the KBCA has sponsored through our reserved funds.

Help Fund your local Street Sign!

 For us to do future renovation projects needs community support and funding!

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Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association
106 - 1002 Beaverbrook Rd.
Ottawa, ON, K2K 1L1

Staff from City of Ottawa Heritage Services are studying Beaverbrook as part of the City’s Heritage Inventory Project. Staff will be walking each street and taking photos of buildings and landscape from August 7 to 10, 2018. 

The Heritage Inventory Project is a city-wide study of Ottawa’s built heritage. Goals of the project are to update the City’s Heritage Register and to provide a map-based inventory of local heritage structures.

Questions? 613-580-2463 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

More details are available at ottawa.ca/heritageinventory