Community Voice Column – March 2021

After a long winter, spring is finally in the air. March marks the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic. I thank you all for your diligence and for the sacrifices you’ve made over the last year to keep our community healthy and safe. As the vaccine supplies increase, the city has begun vaccinating additional population groups, including locally in Kanata at the Eva James Memorial Community Centre, which opened earlier this week.

Several development applications have been submitted recently for various locations in our community. Details can be found on my website KanataNorth.ca. A new multiuse pathway will be installed at Terry Fox Rd and Old Second Line. A survey for this can be found on my website. The Kizell Trail Network is scheduled to begin construction soon and will have a series of paths to improve walkability and accessibility.

I’ve received many calls and emails from residents about tree clearing and blasting on the north side of the Beaver Pond. This project has a long history. Removing trees from our beautiful greenspace isn’t something I take lightly. Protecting Kanata North’s greenspace and ecosystem is very important to me and I’ll continue to do what I can to protect it including continuing our fight against ClubLink in their recent appeal to the Ontario Court of Appeal. As I shared previously, the Ontario Superior Court ruled the Forty Percent Agreement to be valid and I believe strongly that this ruling will be upheld by the Court of Appeal.

I released information earlier this month about the importance of monitoring our coyote population, how to report sightings, and how to peacefully coexist with them. Kanata North’s mosquito program is also set to begin soon, stay tuned for further updates. More information on these subjects can be found on my website, KanataNorth.ca. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.

WISHING YOU ALL A WONDERFUL SPRING!

Upcoming Dates:
Monthly Virtual Kanata North Community Meeting on April 20th at 7pm.