I am pleased to announce that a report was brought to the transportation committee this week to initiate the Kanata South environmental assessment. I have been working hard with all levels of government including the National Capital Commission to make this study a reality. This EA will look at possible corridors to move traffic east, to and from the community. This is the first step to implementing a solution to the Old Richmond Road/West Hunt Club congestion.
It is important to note that I have requested a deadline of Dec. 2013 for a solution to be announced. I want to particularly thank the NCC for understanding the importance of cooperating in getting this study done to benefit the residents of Bridlewood in particular and Kanata as a whole.
2011 AUDIT REPORT
As vice chair of the audit committee, I am pleased to work with the auditor general to determine the work plan for his team and to work with senior management to implement the recommendations flowing from his reports. I was very pleased with his report, which was released last week at committee.
OUT AND ABOUT
Last week I was pleased to attend the reception in recognition and appreciation for the Legions throughout the city. I would like to thank the Kanata Legion for the contribution to the community.
This week I attended the United Way festive reception. This was a great opportunity to welcome in the season and express thanks for the many relationships that work together to support this exceptional organization.
I also joined the Mall Walkers Club for their breakfast fundraiser. Their charity organization this year was YOUCAN. The founder, Dave Farthing, started this organization for youth and has been working hard to stop bullying. I would like to thank Dave for his efforts in the fight against bullying.
I had the pleasure of participating as a server at the CFRA/Westin Celebrity Server Annual Christmas Cheer Breakfast. The funds raised went to the Christmas Cheer Foundation in support of the Ottawa Food Bank, The Caring & Sharing Exchange (Christmas Exchange) and other agencies at this time of year.
Dec. 10: I invite you to join me, in partnership with the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre for a screening of the movie Bully, followed by a discussion of bullying prevention and intervention with a dynamic panel of experts. For more information or to pre-register, please visit the Events page of my website.
Dec. 15: Please stop by our local Beer Store on Eagleson road to donate to the 25th annual Running on Empties fundraising event. I will be on hand in the afternoon to help the Christmas Exchange Program while they collect empties and financial donations of to help families and individuals in need.
WORKING FOR KANATA SOUTH
It is my privilege to serve as your councillor and to be a strong voice on the issues that affect you and your family at city hall. Please feel free to contact my office with any concerns or comments, by phone: 613-580-2752, or by email: Allan.Hubley@ottawa.ca. You can also visit my website for more information: www.councillorallanhubley.ca or follow me on Twitter: @AllanHubley_23