Archive for November, 2011

Caldwell Family Centre looking to improve senior programming.

November 26th, 2011 Comments off

HELPING SENIORS. At left Nouria Issa, a family support co-ordinator for Caldwell Family Centre and Jessica Dawson, a social worker, would like to see seniors in the area provided with new programs Photo by Kristy Wallace

Ottawa This Week
November 25, 2011

Whether it’s a community kitchen or computer training, Caldwell Family Centre wants to offer seniors a broad range of programming.

“We have a lot of seniors,” said Jim Devoe, the centre’s executive director. “A lot of people have lived here for years and we’ve become more of an aging community within a younger community.”

The centre is situated in a community house at 1100 Medford St. and provides social services and support to low-income and newcomer residents living in Carlington. Read more...


CARLING AVENUE WATERMAIN – Large Watermain Completed – 6 Months Ahead of Schedule / Roads and Ramps Re-opening Soon!

November 23rd, 2011 Comments off

Hello everyone:

I am pleased to provide you with an update regarding the Carling Avenue Watermain construction:

  • The local 16 inch watermain on Carling Avenue is complete and now in service.
  • The large diameter 48 inch watermain is complete - 6 months ahead of schedule!!  Today, the welder is completing the last weld east of Merivale at the Queensway.  The watermain is now ready for pressure testing by the contractor and disinfection by the City. Read more...

Digital billboard survey.

November 23rd, 2011 Comments off

The City wants to know what you think about digital billboard signs.

This second questionnaire during the two-year pilot, asks residents to respond to the recent changes to the operation of the billboards concerning brightness and display duration, as well as their general acceptance.

Digital signs use electronic screens to display programmed text, images or videos, such as advertisements or public notices. While they are common in other places in North America, Ottawa has a by-law prohibiting digital messages on billboard signs.

In August 2010, City Council waived the provisions of this by-law to allow the pilot project. Signs were installed at the three locations: St. Laurent Boulevard at Tremblay Road, Carling Avenue at Kirkwood Avenue and Carp Road southeast of Highway 417.

The online questionnaire is available at through the month of November. Results of the survey will form part of a report to Council.


The Chestnut Roaster.

November 23rd, 2011 Comments off

On cold Ottawa days, visitors to the ByWard Market find that Luciano Pradal's chestnuts can warm their hands and hearts

By Bruce Deachman,
Ottawa Citizen
November 20, 2011

On a grey Saturday in November, visitors to the ByWard Market gather around Luciano Pradal's outdoor cart the way schoolchildren circle a storyteller. They are attracted by the warmth of the wood charcoal burning in his barbecue, the heavy aroma of the chestnuts he's roasting, and by his deep and thick accent, as he switches between English, French and his native Italian. Read more...


CCA Holiday Potluck!

November 14th, 2011 Comments off


Draft budget implicates Carlington.

November 11th, 2011 Comments off

The November 3, 2011 edition of Ottawa This Week - West included a story about the City's 2012 draft budget. In the article two items were mentioned that touch Carlington:

  • Carlington will see a full rebuild of Admiral Avenue between Crerar and Anna avenues.
  • The city is also planning to repave Crerar frolm Merivale to Road to Fisher Avenue.

These two items had been scheduled for this year but were not high enough on the priority list. The items are part of the "Ottawa On The Move" initiative.

More on the City budget at


Our new community police officer.

November 10th, 2011 Comments off

EMC Ottawa West
Nov 10, 2011
By Steph Willems

EMC News - Constable Mark Nethercott has taken on the role of Parkwood Hills' community police officer, bringing years of police experience to the community he now serves.

Nethercott has been a police officer for 16 years, serving first with the Ontario Provincial Police, then joining the Ottawa Police Service in 1999. Before taking on this new role, he was a school resource officer for four years.