Kings Creek Floodplain Mapping

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Kings Creek Floodplain Mapping

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) has completed a hazard mapping study for Kings Creek, a tributary of the Jock River, from the Brunton Side Road to the Jock River.  Members of the public are invited to an upcoming open house to review regulations and hazard maps. 

This study provides new mapping that show areas that are prone to natural hazards such as flooding and erosion and have natural environmental features such as wetlands. The mapping will be used by the City of Ottawa and the Townships of Beckwith and Montague when updating their Official Plan and Zoning Schedules and in the review of development applications under the Planning Act. RVCA will also use the mapping to guide the review of development applications submitted under the RVCA’s Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses Regulation.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend the open house and/or provide comments on the mapping. Conservation Authority staff welcome historical records of past flood events, news clippings, photographs and even anecdotal stories to help confirm the reasonableness of calculations and resulting hazard mapping.

For those unable to attend the open house, mapping can also be seen online at www.rvca.ca/kings-creek-mapping-study and comments sent to Ferdous Ahmed, RVCA Senior Water Resources Engineer at ferdous.ahmed@rvca.ca.

To understand how mapping may affect your property, you can contact an RVCA Resource Specialist at development@rvca.ca or complete an online property inquiry form at www.rvca.ca/regulations-planning/general-property-inquiries.

The Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, November 8th from 4:30pm until 7:30pm at St. Clare Mission Hall, 4001 Dwyer Hill Road.

Rural Ontario Leaders Award

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs has just introduced a new awards program that recognizes leaders among rural residents, communities, businesses and organizations, and their work in improving the quality of life and economic well-being of rural Ontario.

The awards will also help to raise the awareness of rural Ontario’s ability to foster a competitive and innovative business environment, and help recognize the essential contribution of rural Ontario to the provincial economy.

One award will be provided in each of the following streams:

  • Individual Award (25 years of age and older)
  • Individual - Youth (24 years of age and younger)
  • Community (Municipality or Indigenous community)
  • Business
  • Not-for-profit/non-government organization

The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Jeff Leal, will recognize award winners at a special presentation during the next Rural Ontario Summit in February of next year.

Nominations will be accepted until November 15, 2017. If you have any questions on the Rural Ontario Leaders Awards program, please contact the Agricultural information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300, or ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca, or visit the following site: https://ontario.ca/ruralleaders.

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If you have any comments, questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at Scott.Moffatt@ottawa.ca or contact me by phone at 613-580-2491. For information on Rideau-Goulbourn issues, please visit RideauGoulbourn.ca.