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Welcome to our community!

Fairwinds is a growing neighbourhood located in west Ottawa, bordering the two communities of Kanata and Stittsville near Canadian Tire Centre. The mission of the Fairwinds Community Association (FCA) is to be an advocate for residents on significant issues and organize events and activities that maintain and improve the great quality of life that we… Read More »

Here’s what’s happening with the stormwater management ponds

We’ve had a few inquiries from neighbours about the stormwater management ponds in Fairwinds.  There’s one on the south side of Maple Grove, and another next to Brigatine. We asked city councillor Shad Qadri to provide an update. Here’s his email response: “A new stormwater management pond, including a new outlet to the Carp River,… Read More »

Council approves zoning amendment for 180 Huntmar

City Council has approved a zoning amendment for 180 Huntmar, just north of Fairwinds: “Zoning By-law Amendment: To establish a private school intially on private services and later to connect to municipal services when they are available and as Phase 2 of site development a building accommodating a medical facility.” There’s also a Site Plan Control… Read More »

Open letter re: proposed Carp Road Landfill expansion

Several community associations in Stittsville and West Carleton have written a joint letter to the Mayor and City Council outlining outstanding concerns about Waste Management’s proposed Carp Road Landfill expansion. Concerns include: Landfill odours Groundwater/surface water contamination Property value protection Traffic Community compensation Litter & visual impact You can read the letter here: Open letter to… Read More »

Results from public high school survey released

(Article from StittsvilleCentral.ca) Parents who are part of the Stittsville Public High School Now group presented the results of their survey at a school board meeting on Tuesday.  A large group of Stittsville parents attended the Committee of the Whole meeting. Among the highlights released by the group: Almost 22% of respondents have already switched their child(ren)… Read More »

Letter re: Huntmar Bridge pedestrian safety

There are no sidewalks planned for the Huntmar Bridge over the Queensway until 2026.  The Fairwinds Community Association believes that’s a serious safety issue for our community, as well as a planning oversight by the City of Ottawa.  After all, the bridge connects two residential communities (Arcadia and Fairwinds) with a major shopping centre (Tanger)… Read More »

City to hold open house on winter parking restrictions on June 15

Councillor Allan Hubley, in conjunction with the west end Councillors, will be holding a meeting about winter parking restrictions on June 15 at the Glen Cairn Community Centre (Upper Hall), 186 Morrena in Kanata. The purpose of this open house is to engage the public on proposed changes to the Winter Overnight Parking provisions of the… Read More »

Next FCA monthly board meeting is Monday, June 8

Our next FCA monthly meeting is on Monday, June 8 at 7:30pm at the CIBC on Hazeldean.  If you’re planning to attend please send us a note at info@fairwindscommunity.com.  All residents are welcome to attend. Agenda: Approve agenda Approve minutes from May meeting City Councillor Shad Qadri update (10 minutes) Events Garage Sale recap Summer/September BBQ… Read More »

Survey launched about building a public high school in Stittsville

A survey is currently being conducted with Stittsville residents about public high school access in our community.  This survey has been designed by a committee of Stittsville residents. You can find more info about the committee at www.stittsvillepublichighschoolnow.com. Why is the survey being conducted: to acquire previously unknown information about Stittsville residents’ school choices and to… Read More »