Communication is key. Please don’t ever hesitate to get in touch with Jenna should you have any concerns, ideas, or feedback affecting our Kanata North community.
Here are Frequently Asked Questions our team has received. If you can’t find an answer to your question or need more details, please email Jenna.Sudds@ottawa.ca.
I am concerned about blasting on the KNL lands. What can I do?
The city itself does not have a blasting by-law, and there is no permit required from the city for the blasting to take place. This is regulated at Provincial level. However, blasting can only occur at times consistent with the noise by-law. If there is blasting outside of this time-frame, please contact Ottawa by-law by calling 3-1-1.
Developers that undertake blasting in the city are subject to city specifications. The specifications mainly speak to notification requirements, pre-blast survey requirements, and maximum vibration requirements. The Development Supervisor for this project is Jordan Pennell and can be reached at (613) 580-2424 ext 29030 or by email at Jordan.Pennell@ottawa.ca.
Should there be a report of damage in your home, the city contacts the blasting consultant who will schedule an inspection of your house and confirm vibration monitoring information to make sure blasting is within the specified limits.
If you have safety concerns, please reach out to the Ontario Ministry of Labour (1-877-202-0008).
Where can I get an update on the Mosquito Program?
The Kanata North Nuisance Mosquito Control Program is conducted by GDG Environnement. The team monitors and enters wetlands in and around Kanata North to find mosquito larva and to subsequently treat them with natural protein bacteria in order to prevent the larva from hatching into live mosquitoes. Reports from previous years are available here:
- 2016 Field Data Collection from Kanata North
- 2017 Field Data Collection from Kanata North (2016-2017 comparisons)
- 2018 Field Data Collection from Kanata North (2016-2017-2018 comparisons)
More details and latest updates are available on the Blog.
When should I be contacting Ottawa by-law?
Please call Ottawa by-law at 3-1-1 to report a possible violation related to these subject matters:
- Business licensing
- Discharge of firearms
- Fence height
- Pool enclosures
- Portable and temporary signs
- Smoking – Public Place
- Smoking – Workplace
Have questions? Feedback or concerns? Let Jenna know: