A public meeting was held on Oct 30, 2017 with an update from Hydro One on their plans for short (2018) and long term (to 2024) plans for Beaverbrook "Vegetation Management" in the Hydro corridor that borders the West side of Beaverbrook (bordering the Kanata Lakes Golf Course).  Hydro One will start consultations for work in Jan/Feb 2018 with affected home owners in coming weeks.

The KBCA directors and those community members - who have homes within the corridor - who participated in the discussions with Hydro One are pleased with the results, with Hydro One agreeing to all of the major proposals put forth by the KBCA/community member team with input from many of the families from the 124 affected homes.

A review of what has happened:

  • Starting in June, the KBCA has worked with Marianne Wilkinson, Terry Mathews & Community Members to research Hydro One and their clearing/trimming practices and to determine how to ensure that Hydro One follows a trimming strategy consistent with practices in 2012.
  • A core group including KBCA, Community Members, Marianne Wilkinson and Terry Mathews met with Senior Hydro One executives in Kanata on Aug 21st, where Hydro agreed to continue the 2012 trimming practices and to work with the Beaverbrook Community to find a better solution for the community.
  • Subsequent meetings have resulted in a proposal from Hydro One, which was well received by Beaverbrook residents in the Oct 30th public meeting.
Note: this proposal only applies to the West Beaverbrook Hydro One corridor. Hydro One has committed to providing a timeline for work on the North East Hydro One corridor (Lismer, Penfield) by the end of 2018 Q1 (March 1, 2018) and committed to a corridor specific meeting in that timeframe.
 

KBCA view on the Hydro One Proposal:

Document links on the proposal and supplemental material:

Additional Vegetation Resources:

Kanata Kourier Articles:

Related links and files:

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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)
  • Penfield: 163 + 201 thru 217 (odd numbers)

Kanata Lakes

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

 

Note: updated as of Oct 12 2017

Updates (Oct 12/2017)

  • Public meeting is 7:30 PM, Oct 30, 2017, Mlacak Centre Hall C/D

  • KBCA/Community team met with Hydro One on Sept 22 for briefing on current and planned trimming practice on-site in the West Hydro Corridor and to discuss changes sought by the Beaverbrook Community on publicizing trimming schedules, policy, Q&A, plus changes to policy, including allowing Property Owners to maintain to reasonable heights on an annual basis vs. Hydro One with more drastic pruning every 6 years.

  • KBCA/Community team to meet with Hydro One on Oct 16 to review Hydro One response to Beaverbrook feedback/changes requested 

UPDATE (Aug 2017):

  • Hydro One has agreed to an emergency trimming of 9 trees in the first week of Sept 2017 and full maintenance trimming - in keeping with the practices in 2012 sometime in the Winter for 2018. There is no emergency work on the North East corridor, but this corridor will be included in the maintenance work in 2018. See the letter to Property Owners from Hydro One (link below).

Letter from Hydro One on work in 2017/2018

NOTE: This page will be updated in more depth by Sept 3

Maps and illustrations of the affected areas of Beaverbrook

Hydro One  vs. Hydro Ottawa

Kanata Kourier: Residents question Hydro One easement plans in Kanata

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

Hydro One had already marked some trees in the Hydro corridor bordering Beaverbrook and Kanata Lakes earlier in the spring.

Starting in June, the KBCA has worked with Marianne Wilkinson, Terry Mathews plus KBCA and Community Members to research Hydro One and their clearing/trimming practices and to determine how to ensure that Hydro One follows a trimming strategy consistent with practices in 2012.

A core group including KBCA, Community Members, Marianne Wilkinson and Terry Mathews met with Senior Hydro One executives in Kanata on Aug 21st, where Hydro agreed to continue the 2012 trimming practices and to work with the Beaverbrook Community to find a better solution for the community.

For more information, see the updates at the top of this article

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)
  • Penfield: 163 + 201 thru 217 (odd numbers)

Kanata Lakes

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

Heritage Ottawa's famous walking tours comes to Beaverbrook

Bill Teron created Beaverbrook in the mid-60's as a complete "Garden City", where Nature is the dominant theme, with 40% green space and "Mid Century Modern" home and public building Architecture.

On July 9 @ 2 PM, there will be a tour starting from the Community Centre at the Beaverbrook Mall <map> there will be a 10 minute introduction presentation at the Community Centre followed by a 90 minute walking tour

This event does have a cost Heritage Ottawa Walking Tours - $5 for Heritage Ottawa members and $10 for non-members

Materials for the event include:

The Beaverbrook Outdoor Pool schedule has been updated for the Full schedule as of July 2, 2017. Note that there are two weekday evening swims added compared to what  is posted online.

For the complete schedule for pools in and around Kanata see here: Summer Pool Schedule Kanata 2017

 

 

 

The Beaverbrook sign at Steacie/Teron/March road has been refurbished and installed. There is still some on-site work to do, and landscaping will happen later this year.

Many thanks to the volunteers, with 1st Kanata Scouters and Scouts providing most of our volunteers.

The main contributors were:
- Doug Kendall
- Andrew Miller

Mike Thomas was a key volunteer and our volunteer coordinator

Special thanks to:
- Brad Patton, Robert Chiew, Peter Smith, Jason Rancourt, Eileen Thomas, Alex Rancourt, Theron Rancourt, Derek Smith, David Thomson

This would not have been possible with out the sponsorship of Rona Stittsville and Marc Trudel and his team at Trudel Home Hardware on March Road.