Celebrating John Brummell (& Other News)

Last week, we started the column off on a sad note following the passing of Anne Saunders. This week, I'd like to begin on a celebratory note in honour of Stittsville News's very own John Brummell. Last week, John was recognized at our City Council meeting with the Mayor's City Builder Award. I had the distinct pleasure of awarding this to him alongside Councillor Shad Qadri and Mayor Jim Watson. The honour was given following the recent retirement of our favourite photographer.

John Brummell is an institution in Goulbourn. It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know John over the last six years. Whether it is the Santa Claus parades or the Richmond Fair, John is always there to help celebrate the community and document the events in the Stittsville News.

Over the years, John has become a great friend and it simply won't be the same without him behind that camera lens. I suppose John Curry will have to do from now on. Best wishes on your retirement Mr. Brummell!

Conley Road Closure

Please not that Conley Road, from Bleeks Road to Copeland Road, will be closed from Friday, 3 February 2017 to Thursday, 9 February 2017. A signed detour will be in place. The purpose of the closure is for a culvert replacement that will be undertaken by Willis Kerr Contracting.

WOCRC Be Well Survey

Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre (WOCRC) invites you to join them in exploring a snapshot of the health and wellbeing of people living in our far-west and rural communities.

The “Be Well” survey, developed by the Association of Ontario Health Centres, aims to capture overall quality of life indicators derived from the Canadian Index of Wellbeing. With this survey data, WOCRC aims to better understand the wellbeing needs of their far-west and rural communities, while making comparisons with communities across the city, province and country.

Participation in the “Be Well” survey ends on March 8, 2017. WOCRC greatly appreciates your participation and looks forward to sharing their community wellbeing report at a public forum later this year. Please share this survey far and wide!

The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete. All information is kept strictly confidential. You can access the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WOCRC

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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.