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Public Meeting to Support Stittsville Public High School

(The following press release  and video are courtesy of Stittsville Public High School Now) Finally, it’s happened! The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board has placed the building of a new public high school in Stittsville at the top of their priority funding list – however this does not mean the Ministry of Education will allocate the funds Continue Reading

Plan to Attend Arts in the Park 2016 June 5th

Mark your calendars! The 2016 version of Arts in the Park is coming on Sunday June 5th, from noon to five pm….with more than 60 exhibitors and performers- an eclectic blend of artists, authors and artisans-the event, organized by the SVA, promises to be a fun, exciting day at the Village Square Park. For more Continue Reading

February SVA Executive Meeting Feb. 11

The SVA will be hosting an Ottawa 2017 presentation to kick off it’s monthly executive meeting Feb. 11th, before moving on to a number of planning and development items, and updates on upcoming events such as Art in the Park and Canada Day. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. The full agenda is available Continue Reading

Planning Committee & City Council Approve Bradley-Craig Barn Demolition: Questions Remain

About a dozen speakers voiced their opposition to the demolition of the Bradley-Craig Barn at a marathon 6.5-hour long Planning Committee meeting January 26th, but the committee and City Council agreed anyway to the demolition of the Bradley-Craig barn. However, the motion allowing the demolition, put forward by Councillor Qadri, has raised some significant questions Continue Reading

Do you have a great photo of Stittsville?

We’re launching a new Stittsville Village Association web site soon, and we’re looking for photos of life in our community to feature on the site.  Do you have a great photo of a local landmark, nature, people, or a special event?  If you do, please send it along to us  (Images should be high Continue Reading

January SVA Executive Meeting

Everyone is encouraged to attend the upcoming SVA Executive meeting, January 14th, 7 pm, at 8B Sweetnam Drive. The entrance is on the right side of the building. Draft agenda may be found at:

City wants to rename Stittsville streets

From Councillor Qadri: In 2001, 11 former cities and townships were amalgamated into the new City of Ottawa. Combining these municipalities resulted in many duplicate and similar sounding street names as many of our communities share local history and geography. Following amalgamation, the primary focus for resolving street name problems was the elimination of identical Continue Reading

LETTER: Carp Road landfill community compensation

Here’s a letter that Stittsville Village Association president Tanya Hein wrote to Re: Stittsville misses out on bulk of landfill compensation Community compensation is a thin silver lining to the cloud of having a large landfill in our collective back yard. Unfortunately, the existing compensation program has been largely shrouded in secrecy, with few residents realizing Continue Reading

SVA & Others Express Concerns Over Loss of Vegetation at New Landfill

The SVA, for the Coalition for Landfill Accountability, joined with Greenspace Alliance and the Ottawa Carleton Wildlife Centre in expressing concerns about the impact on wildlife caused by destruction of vegetation at the new landfill site. December 18, 2015 To: Mayor Jim Watson Cc: Waste Management, City Councillors Dear Mayor, Re: Vegetation destruction at the Continue Reading

Councillors Nussbaum and Qadri on Bradley-Craig Farm and Hazeldean Road development

Here’s a transcript of two statements made by city councillors at last week’s Built Heritage Sub-Committee during a debate about the future of the Bradley-Craig farmstead.  The first is from Tobi Nussbaum, the committee’s chair, and the second is from Stittsville councillor Shad Qadri.  The committee ended up voting to deny an application to demolish the Continue Reading