The KBCA is renewing its mandate and gearing up to launch new community events and projects.

We are looking for a Secretary Director, plus are looking for a Communications & Marketing Director.

For more information on the Secretary role, see KBCA Secretary Role and Responsibilities

The Communications & Marketing Director is an open position which we're looking to the right candidate to define for us. Our goals are to reach out across all community members, groups, schools, churches and other community organizations to make Beaverbrook the best community in Ottawa.

If interested, email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

From Megan Cornell,

New local business alert! We are always saying we need more independent small businesses in our community, so let's support this one!

La Maison du Kouign-Amann has just opened at 101 Schneider Road, just off Carling across from Tim Horton's and I've already, well, "tested" it out and give it an enthusiastic thumbs up! Traditional French bakery, for those who are into that sort of thing!

https://www.facebook.com/frenchpastriesottawa/

Tuesday, March 28th, 7 - 8 pm Beaverbrook Library

Free Workshop on Green Renovations - register here


If your Beaverbrook home still has the original shower valves, did you know there is a life-time warranty on the replaceable cartridge (e.g. which you would replace if the valve is leaking)?

It turns out that Trudel Home Hardware on March Road has replacements which are free if you bring in the worn out cartridge.

Signature features in Beaverbrook are the globe street lights on most home's front lawns and the lit square street corner signs.

Many people don't know that:

 - The City of  Ottawa is responsible for maintaining them, including changing the light bulbs. Just call 311.

 - Both the globe and street corner signs electrical supply is coming from YOUR home

 - Both lights are turned on/off by a light sensor typically located at the rear of the home.

If you have a street corner sign, you should be receiving an annual cheque from the City for the electrical rates.

While you could ask the City to replace the bulbs, we would highly recommend that you replace the bulbs with LED lighting to minimize the cost on your electrical bill.

 

 We do know of several cases where renovations have removed the light sensor and either the globe light doesn't work or is on all the time. We are looking into a retrofit sensor to be mounted on the globe light post. Let us know if you are interested.

We're also looking into refurbishing the square corner signs. Let us know what you think.