KANATA LAKES GOLF COURSE DEFENSE FUND


While opposing Clublink’s redevelopment of the Kanata Lakes Golf Course will be largely done by volunteers from the community, to be effective and credible, we need to be prepared to (as the developer is doing) invest in legal and planning professionals (as required), lobbyist skills, direct mailings, brochures, etc. etc.

Raising significant funds provides us with these tools to push back.

As of April 17, 2019, the City has sent a letter to ClubLink that the City will defend the agreement should ClubLink make a development application for the Golf Course.

However, this is far from over. And we need funding for two primary purposes:

  • Ensure the City will fund the legal expenses. While the City has announced support, it will need to approve a budget for legal fees this year and in all future years. This requires ensuring that all City Councillors continue their support for defending the 40% agreement, as ultimately the entire City Council votes on the annual budget
  • Potential legal representation for the Community in court (if and when ClubLink/Ottawa end up in court) and to assist the City in the defense

For instructions on how to donate: https://ourkanatagreenspace.ca/donate-now/

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

https://airthings.com/us/radon-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.

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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.