Category: Community News

Tree management course for community members

We’re sharing this note from our friends at the Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association.

Kanata, Stittsville and surrounding area Community Associations,

The KBCA has arranged for a course on Tree Inventory as core information  for our community members to manage trees on their own property and to help manage the forest canopy for the neighborhood.

 We are opening up the course to other communities. The course is $20 and runs on June 16/17/18, starting on Friday evening, plus the Saturday and Sunday.

For more details, visit: 

Questions or to register:

Early birds can register now for GLAD Cleaning the…

Here’s a note from the City of Ottawa about their annual Cleaning the Capital campaign. If any Fairwinds neighbours are planning to participate this year, send us a note at and we’ll help spread the word!

Confirmed clean-up days:

  • April 15, 9am-11am: Bandmaster Park (or 4pm-6pm if it’s raining in the morning)
  • April 22, 10:00am: Tempest Park Community Spring Clean-up (more info via Facebook)
  • April 22, 10:00am: Campobello Park (aka spider park)



The City of Ottawa is pleased to announce the annual GLAD Cleaning the Capital campaign will take place from April 15 to May 15. Early-bird registration is now available.

Registration is quick and easy:

  • Go to, or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401) to register for the cleanup. The interactive map on our website will show you which locations have already been claimed, allow you to register your own project site and choose the cleanup supplies that you need.
  • Select a location such as a park, ravine, shoreline, bus stop, pathway or any public area that requires litter pickup or graffiti removal.

Win prizes

Volunteers who register their cleanup project before April 14 have a chance to win one of many early bird prizes donated by our generous sponsors. Volunteers who submit a final cleanup report by May 31 will be eligible for more prizes.

GLAD Cleaning the Capital is a city-wide event that brings together neighbours, communities and friends to help keep Ottawa clean and green! Last year alone, 72,000 volunteers collected more than 58,182 kilograms of litter from 1,300 projects.

This is a great opportunity for families and friends to work together on community cleanup projects that help make Ottawa clean, green, graffiti-free and litter-free. Cleaning the Capital is also an excellent way for high school students to earn their community volunteer hours.

For more information on City programs and services, visit or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).  You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Maple Grove Road between Terry Fox Drive and Huntmar…

This was passed along by the City of Ottawa:

Maple Grove Road between Terry Fox Drive and Huntmar Drive closed Thursday

Ottawa – Starting Thursday, September 8, Maple Grove Road will be closed to vehicular traffic between Terry Fox Drive and Huntmar Drive. This closure is required to accommodate the installation of sanitary forcemains and sewers and will last until the end of October.

A signed detour for motorists will be in place. Pedestrians and cyclists are advised to follow all construction signage.

Access to Sensplex, Walter Baker Park, Honeywell, Hydro Ottawa and City Works Yard will be maintained.

The Kanata West Pump Station and Forcemains Project is part of Ottawa on the Move, which is about keeping our community and economy moving forward through strategic investments in a number of transportation, water and sewer projects to build a better city and create jobs.

For current traffic and construction information around the city, visit

For more information on City programs and services, visit or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-9656). You can also connect with us throughFacebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Fairwinds Merchants Fundraiser BBQ in support of Red Cross…

On Thursday May 26th at noon Food Basics, Dollar Tree and The Ground Café will be hosting a free BBQ at the Fairwinds mall.

Food Basics will provide the burgs and hot dogs, Dollar Tree will provide Condiments, plates, cutlery and cups and The Grounds will serve coffee.

The BBQ will be for approx. 90 minutes beginning at noon. The food and coffee will be free and folks will be asekd to donate in lieu of paying for the food.

The Grounds Café has already raised over $250 in donations for the Red Cross from our in house donation cup. The merchants that are involved are so excited to hold this event.

Volunteers wanted to bring Public High School to Stittsville

The group of residents working to bring a public high school to Stittsville is looking for others to help make this dream a reality. Currently, they are looking for volunteers in the following areas:

  • Those with the skills and interest to help with the website, email marketing and social media platforms
  • Communications and outreach
  • General support to develop strategy and organizing/participating in meetings with Board Trustees, Ministry of Education, MPPs and other relevant stakeholders

Last year a public high school for Stittsville was identified as #2 on the Ottawa Carlton District School Board’s Capital Funding Priority list. With continued and sustained effort there is a high likelihood that a public high school for Stittsville could move to the top of the priority list this year.

Your input, creativity and energy can help make a real difference in our community. If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email to