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Stittsville Public High School Expected to Open in 2021

Where current students are bussed

The Hon. Minister of Education, Lisa Thompson, announced that the Stittsville Public High School is expected to open in 2021.

Stittsville is projected to have over 50,000 residents by 2021 (steadily growing to over 70 thousand residents a decade later), and finally, we’ll be getting our first public high school!  Though the school board has 2 sites set aside for a high school, one in by our community and one on Robert Grant Avenue between Abbott Street East and Fernbank Road based on city approvals, but it will likely be on Robert Grant. Construction is expected to start this in the Fall of 2019 and completed in 2021.

The high school is expected to accommodate about 1,353 students from Grades 7 to 12.   Parents have been lobbying for this since the turn of the century; as their children have either been taking a long bus ride to the nearest public high school or over-crowding Sacred Heart Catholic High School.

Though the High School project hit the top of the Ottawa-Carleton Public School Board’s wish list in May 2016, funding for the project wasn’t announced until 2018, and finally confirmed yesterday.  Goldie Ghamari posted this yesterday for immediate release:

PRESS RELEASE: Status of Stittsville’s Public High School

For more information, contact MPP Goldie Ghamari at 613-416-9639 or
The Ottawa- Carleton District School Board would be in the best position to provide updates throughout the project’s development and construction at 613-721-1820 or



More info about 195 Huntmar

Dear Neighbours,

The City is looking for comments for 195 Huntmar by August 15th.

“Approximately 691 residential units are proposed which consist of 131 detached dwellings, 432 townhouse dwellings and approximately 128 stacked townhouse dwellings. The detached dwellings are located at the center of the site, the townhouse and stacked townhouse blocks are located throughout the site and the low-rise apartment blocks are located abutting the commercial block along Huntmar Drive.”

Here is a summary of the plans:
Copy of Summary/ Copie du résumé for 195 Huntmar Summary
(Just a couple of pages)

You can view more details on the Development app here:  (specific links follow)

Link to Application on DevApps / Lien vers la demande sur 
Deadline date for comments/ Date limite pour les commentaires:  August 15, 2018 / 15 août 2018
Please comment directly to the File Lead through the “Send comments to the file lead” link of DevApps .  However, for questions, concerns and all other information please contact the File Lead at:
Merci d’adresser directement vos commentaires au responsable du dossier, en utilisant le lien prévu à cet effet sur la page DevApps. Pour toute question, préoccupation ou autre demande d’information, veuillez communiquer avec le responsable du dossier, aux coordonnées suivantes :
Name : Louise Sweet-Lindsay
phone: 613-580-2424, ext. 27586
Nom : Kathy Rygus
Tél.: 613-580-2424, poste 28318

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Community News

Calling all local Sponsors for Movie Night

Are you a local business interested in making our community better, and becoming more known in the area?  We are calling all sponsors to help with our upcoming movie night.  We are able to acknowledge your business and add you into our slideshow.  Thanks for your support!

Calling local sponsors



Plans for 195 Huntmar

The following is from the City of Ottawa. Please note that the deadline for comments is July 15th, 2018:

Revised Plan of Subdivision Posted on DevApps – 195 Huntmar Drive

Please be advised that a revised Plan of Subdivision (attached), as well as revised supporting documents,  have been posted on DevApps (link attached) for the Shenkman/Cavanagh Plan of Subdivision application located at 195 Huntmar Drive (File No: D07-16-16-0011). An Addendum to the Planning Rationale has also been posted should you wish to review in detail the revisions made to the plan by the applicant. The revisions to the plan are similar to what was presented at the Public Meeting in January. Those major revisions include:

Addition of an OCDSB secondary school site
Relocation of the District Park to the east side adjacent to the school site.
Re-alignment of Palladium Drive and addition of second round-about
Stormwater management facility relocated from the MTO lands to the northwest corner of the subject lands
Reduction in units from approximately 1170 to 691.

Should you wish to provide further comments on this application, please provide them to the undersigned by July 15, 2018. I also welcome any questions you may have.

Parking, Traffic and Transit

Parking Restrictions

We’d love to know what you think of the winter parking restrictions. I know it’s tough to think winter with the sunshine, and the splash pad is up and running 😎, but we need your input so we can best help our community. Please fill out the survey and let others in the community know about it.

Thank you,
Fairwinds – Poole Creek Community Association

Fairwinds Poole-Creek Community Garage Sale

You might have already heard, are great garage sale is happening this Saturday, June 2nd.  We have over 25 streets participating and lots of treasures. Come check it out starting at 8am.

Streets to visit this SATURDAY for our community garage sale:

 FAIRWINDS EAST (Rosehill and east of Poole Creek)
Brigatine, Coriolis, Gallantry, Harmattan, Helm, Kohilo, Rosehill, Shawondasee, Sonesta, Tempest, Tramontana, Vendevale

 FAIRWINDS NORTH (Maple Grove & northward)
Aquilo, Cayman, Maple Grove, Maloja, Montserrat, Pampero, Par-La-Ville

Escallonia, Eucalyptus, Palmeto, Santolina, Shackleford, Warmstone

Post here, if you are participating and would like to advertise your sale,  or simply visit our Facebook Page to get a sneak preview of some of the sales.

See you Saturday!

Fairwinds-Poole Creek Community Association
Board Notes

Monthly Board Meeting (all residents welcome) – Monday, April…

Fairwinds-Poole Creek Community Association Monthly Meeting
Monday, April 9
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

**Please note the change of location.** We will be at THE KEG at 7:30pm – we have a reservation under “Fairwinds”.


All residents are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to

On the agenda:

  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes from March meeting
  • Recreation & Events
  • Advocacy
  • Finance
  • Membership
  • Other Business & Community Concerns
  • Next board meeting: 


Board Notes

We have a new name: Fairwinds-Poole Creek Community Association

Thanks to all of our neighbours who joined us at our Annual General Meeting on Monday night. It was an opportunity to look back at all of our activities over the past year, we welcomed new board members into our group, and we had a Q&A session with Councillor Shad Qadri.

We also approved a motion to update our name!  We are now the Fairwinds-Poole Creek Community Association! Although our boundaries were changed last year to include new homes on streets like Cento, Mazon, Vivera, Shackleford, and Warmstone, we heard from some residents that they were unsure if they could participate in our association’s events and projects.  We thought it made sense to include Poole Creek as part of our association, not only because of the subdivision name, but also because the creek is the predominant natural feature in our neighbourhood that we all enjoy.

We’ll be updating our web site and social media feeds to reflect the change in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

Here’s a map showing our current boundaries.

Fairwinds boundaries updated 2017


Board Notes

FCA Annual General Meeting – Monday, February 26

FCA AGM 2018


Join us on Monday, February 26 for our 2018 Fairwinds Community Association Annual General Meeting
7:30pm-9:00pm at The Grounds (5703 Hazeldean Rd next to Food Basics)

  • Meet your neighbours
  • Learn how you can get involved in events and activities in our neighbourhood in 2018
  • Special presentation from Councillor Shad Qadri
  • Join our volunteer board of directors

You can also renew your annual membership at the meeting or online for $5.

The FCA is a group of neighbourhood volunteers who work on issues that are important to the community and we organize and support events and hope to continue keeping our neighbourhood a great place to live. Interested in joining as a volunteer board member? Email us at or click here for more info about joining our board.

Draft Agenda

  1. Welcome / Call to Order
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. Approval of Minutes from 2017 AGM
  4. President’s Update
  5. Treasurer’s report
  6. Constitution Amendment – Motion re: name change
    (see below)
  7. Nominations & voting for new board members
  8. Break / Meet & Greet
  9. Councillor Shad Qadri Update
  10. New Business / Open Discussion

Constitution amendment

As per the FCA constitution and bylaws, amendments to the constitution can be voted on at an Annual General Meeting, with notice provided to the community of at least 7 days prior to the meeting.  At the AGM, we’ll be moving the following resolution:

  • Whereas the Fairwinds Community Association (FCA) boundaries include the communities of “Fairwinds, Fairwinds North, Fairwinds West, and Poole Creek Village” (Constitution Appendix A, Amended March 2017), and,
  • Whereas the FCA strives to be inclusive and representative of all residents within these boundaries. and,
  • Whereas the Poole Creek watercourse is the predominant natural feature in our neighbourhood.
  • Therefore be it resolved that the name of the Fairwinds Community Association be changed to the “Fairwinds-Poole Creek Community Association”.