The start of the new contracts for garbage collection was not easy for many residents. Despite a lot of media attention and delivery of new waste calendars knowledge of the change for individual homes was unclear. The biggest surprise for many was having a black box pickup two weeks in a row. That was done to get our area onto the new schedule which is black box, green bin and yard waste one week and blue box, waste, green bin and yard waste the next week. Because there is a new contract the time of pickup has changed in many places and some missed their pickup as they were used to an afternoon pickup and it may now be in the morning. This service begins at 7 am so you may need to place things out the night before or early in the morning.
If you are uncertain of what to put out at your home please check ottawa.ca and search your address. You can also sign up for a weekly reminder. The website also has lots of ideas to keep your green bin clean and reduce odours. Special pickup for diapers and similar items can only be made by registering on ottawa.ca. If you have any problems with that service please contact my office and we’ll be happy to help resolve it with you.
Change is always difficult but I know that Kanata residents are resilient and will soon have this under control.
KANATA NORTH BUSINESS PARK BIA’s AGM NOV 20th
4 pm registration, 4:30 pm meeting, the Marshes, 320 Terry Fox
Following the vote which approved establishing this BIA the City of Ottawa approved the bylaws that formally established it. To get this Business Improvement Area (BIA) underway, the Steering Committee has been drafting bylaws and administrative documents including a first budget, and contacting potential Board Members. The first Annual General Meeting will hear suggestions for the first year operations, approve the bylaws and other documents, and elect the first Board of Directors. The Board was approved at 12 members – the Ward Councillor and 11 members from businesses located within the BIA area. In addition to recommendations from the nominating committee, interested members can be nominated from the floor. If more than 11 are nominated then an election will take place. Visit www.kanatanorthbia.ca for more information.
On November 11th come to the Kanata Cenotaph on Colchester Square (across from Teron off Campeau) and take part in the Remembrance Day ceremony organized by the Kanata Legion. This is an opportunity for all of us to remember the men and women who have served our country and the many who gave their lives. It is not only a moving ceremony but it also reminds us of the rights we have in this wonderful country and the need for all of us to protect them for future generations.
FLU CLINIC - Protect yourself and your family by getting a flu shot (I’ve had mine). The next one in Kanata is on Saturday, Nov.17th from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm at All Saints on Kanata Ave.
FOOD AND WINE SHOW in support of the Kanata Food Cupboard in on Nov. 15th at the Holiday Inn. Details at www.kanatachamber.com
SANTA’S COMING! On Sat.Nov.17th bring your food and donations to the parade in Glen Cairn, ending at the Hazeldean Mall and meet Santa and enjoy the floats, bands and community groups as we welcome the Christmas Season.