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October 22, 2018 is the next municipal election. Before you vote, please familiarize yourselves with the three candidates for our ward (Ward 5). As in all elections, it is important to inform yourself prior to voting to ensure that you understand what each candidate stands for and whether or not they align with your values and priorities. You can find interesting information in this CBC article or by visiting their websites:
 
Eli El-Chantiry
Judi Varga-Toth
James Parsons (N/A)
 
Organics recycling is an important part of the City of Ottawa’s long term waste strategy. Diverting residential organic waste away from landfill saves the City millions of dollars by reducing the need for a new landfill site.

Roughly 45 per cent of Ottawa’s garbage is compostable organic material that can be put into the green bin.The organic material is turned into compost that is used on farmer's fields in Eastern Ontario.
 
What can you put in you green bin?
  • Food scraps
  • Yard waste
  • Animal bedding (e.g. bird and hamster cages)
  • Barbeque ashes
  • Butcher’s meat wrap
  • Cold fireplace ash
  • Cotton balls
  • Dryer lint
  • Floor sweepings, vacuum bags and vacuum contents
  • Food-soiled paper towels, napkins and tissues
  • Food-soiled pizza boxes only (clean pizza boxes should go in the black bin)
  • Household plants, including soil
  • Kitty litter
  • Microwave popcorn bags
  • Paper coffee cups, plates and muffin wrappers
  • Pet fur, hair and feathers
  • Soiled paper, boxboard and cardboard
  • Sugar, flour and potato paper bags
  • Waxed paper, cardboard and cold drink cups
  • Wooden popsicle sticks and toothpicks
Not allowed in the green bin
  • Plastic bags of any kind 
  • Diapers and sanitary products 
  • Dog feces
The Corkery Firefighters will be touring the neighbourhood in the firetruck on Halloween night handing out candy!
This annual fund raiser event takes place on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at All Saints CHS, located at 5115 Kanata Avenue, Kanata from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Over 150 tables of unique and beautiful handcrafted articles for sale to suit all tastes.  Do your Christmas shopping in a one stop location!  Enjoy some delicious tastes and treats at the Cafe.  The supervised Kids Corner is a great spot for fun and play for the little ones, while parents do their shopping.  Admission fee is only $2.00.  Funds generated from this event support the many Christmas Food and Gift Hampers that are distributed to struggling families in the region, as well as the Grandmothers of Africa project.  Mark your calendar!  See you there!
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