Chip In for Greenspace is May 12
Our golf fundraising event is May 12! Sign up today! Your support is crucial for the Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition to continue battling
ClubLink’s proposed development of the Kanata Golf course lands & potentially the rest of the Greenspace identified in the “40% Agreement”... More >>>
Ford Government under Investigation
Both Ontario’s Auditor-General and its Integrity Commissioner are launching investigations into the government’s decision to allow developers to build housing on parts of the province’s protected Greenbelt. More from the Globe and Mail
Ottawa West Winter Trail - Amazing Use of Greenspace
The Ottawa West Winter Trail, a Kanata Nordic Ski Club Initiative, is an amazing section of the NCC multi-use pathway that runs from March Road to Carling Avenue with spurs up to Shirley's Bay, down to Robertson Rd, and around the Carling DND Campus. The trail is used for cross-country skiing, fat biking, snowshoeing and plain old walking. The OWWT was greatly expanded in 2023 to create over 20km of free groomed outdoor trails. More on the OWWT>>>
What is not Right with Bill 23
To say the City and its new Council contingent are a little shell-shocked is an understatement. The Ford government’s Bill 23 is a behemoth and City staff are wading through it for a path forward. Simply getting an opportunity to speak to it is incredibly difficult. No physical hearing outside of Toronto. More>>>
We emailed a letter with four questions to the candidates for Ward 4 City Council and a subgroup of eight emerging mayoralty candidates. All responses remain unedited and are listed as of the date they were received. Here they are….
KANATA NORTH VOTES 2022 – Hear from our City Councillor Candidates
KANATA NORTH VOTES 2022 – Hear from our Mayoralty Candidates
Support the Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition eco-friendly fundraiser by purchasing Tru Earth products. 20% from each purchase will help Save Our Greenspace. Find out more >>>
THE KGPC’S FIGHT CONTINUES
The Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition is disappointed, but not surprised the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the City of Ottawa v. ClubLink Corporation ULC leave application.
KGPC Chair Barbara Ramsay says “we understand that the City of Ottawa leadership had serious concerns about the impact of the Court of Appeal decision on a plethora of agreements both in place and in progress. They have been very good partners for the KGPC in this fight to preserve urban greenspace and so, today, we’re particularly disappointed for them. However, we continue to engage our legal team in managing a full slate of legal options in this fight and we will now buckle down to ready for our next step, a return to Superior court on September 13 and 14.” More >>>
Ontario election: Doug Ford’s poor record on the environment and climate change
The government’s environmental credentials, notably its recent investments in “greening” the steel sector and in electric vehicle manufacturing, have figured prominently in Premier Doug Ford government’s advertising campaigns prior to the election.
This focus comes as something of a surprise to those familiar with the Ford government’s record on environmental issues, which has moved the province’s approach to environmental problems backwards by half a century or more. Article by Mark Winfield, York University
Kanata North tech park to lose talent if golf course razed for homes
The Speak Up for Greenspace presentation hosted by the Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition and KNBA, sent a strong message that the tech business park must protect green space to keep its competitive edge. “Do not screw this up.” Was the mantra of the evening, spoken repeatedly by legendary tech entrepreneur Terry Matthews and later echoed by others during a 90-minute presentation Tuesday at the Hub350 RBCx Finance Quarter to emphasize the importance of keeping developers away from the Kanata Golf and Country Club. More >>>
Curry Motion asks Ontario to Provide Ottawa with the Level of Support Provided to Oakville in Resolving the Unwanted Clublink Glen Abbey Development
The KGPC wants to thank Mayor Watson, Councillor Cathy Curry and full Council for unanimously passing a motion asking the Government of Ontario to provide the City of Ottawa on behalf of our Kanata community the level of support provided to the Oakville community in resolving the unwanted ClubLink – Glen Abbey development proposal in 2021. More >>
Kanata Residents are Fuming over OLT Decision and Secret Deal with Glen Abbey
Kanata Lakes and Beaverbrook residents want answers following these latest setbacks for preserving Kanata’s greenspace. More>>>
We Are Taking the Fight to ClubLink
The Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition is taking ClubLink Corporation to court, to stop the destruction of 175 acres of green and open space in the heart of the Kanata Lakes and Beaverbrook neighbourhoods. More >>>
Watch the Recording of Our Greenspace Townhall Feb 23
We have posted the complete proceedings of our virtual Townhall on February 23rd. There was a lot of valuable information regarding our fight with ClubLink. Full details here >>>
THE FIGHT TO SAVE OUR GREENSPACE ISN’T OVER
The Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition is deeply disappointed and frustrated by today’s decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal. However, our resolve remains steadfast to continue to defend our 175 acres of green and open space. KGPC Chair Barbara Ramsay, “we won’t stop until the green heart of Kanata (the Kanata Lakes Golf Club lands and Trillium Woods) is finally safe. We knew this was going to be a long haul and we aren’t giving up. It’s truly disappointing that Clublink Corporation and local developers Minto Communities and Richcraft Homes continue to push this destructive plan. We’ll continue to pursue all avenues to stop them." Read More
The 40% Agreement is Valid!
The Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition is overjoyed by Ontario Superior Court Justice Marc Labrosse’s decision to uphold the 40% Agreement. His decision states, “The 1981 Agreement continues to be a valid and binding contract and ss. 5(4) and 9 are not void as contrary to the rule against perpetuities.” As well, he concludes that should the land be turned over to the City of Ottawa at some point, it can be used for park and recreational purposes beyond a golf course. More >>>
Video of Golf lands showing Issues
Planning committee rejects Kanata golf course redevelopment
City staff reject proposed changes to Kanata Golf and Country Club
MEDIA ADVISORY - CITY STAFF RECOMMEND SHELVING CLUBLINK PLAN
The Message in Loud and Clear; but Developers are not Listening
The Importance Of Liveable Neighbourhoods
On the Kanatapossibilities web site there is a process which ClubLink has prepared which misrepresents the facts.
Terry Matthews says, "Greenspace, it is like a magnet."
Real Estate Presentation from Our Meeting
BREAKING: ClubLink submits controversial application to pave over much of Kanata golf course
eNews – Message from KGPC
It is with great sadness that I’m writing to let you know that Mike Sheppard, beloved husband of KGPC Chair Barbara Ramsay, passed away peacefully on January 18th. On behalf of the KGPC Board, I want to extend our deepest sympathy to Barbara and family. May your happy memories of a life well lived give you peace and comfort during this challenging time.
eNews – Bill 23 and other Greenspace Issues
Many of these first-elected members of Council have expressed a high level of interest in the environment (some specifically on trees and greenspace) and we hope it develops into a Council focused on forward-leaning decisions on the City’s approach to climate change resilience and sustainability, and our issue too.Continue reading
eNews – Municipal Election Done and Now Greenspace Rocks
We are very pleased that the voters of Ward 4 – Kanata North have decided that Cathy Curry is the best of the best to continue to represent us in what is clearly the largest concern in the riding- protecting our greenspace and in doing so our environment and ourselves against climate change.Continue reading
eNews – Candidates Talk – Kanata Votes
We’re overwhelmed at the number of requests from you for direction as to where your vote should go to best protect our urban greenspace. We’re flattered that you value the work of the Coalition, the relationships we’ve built across the City, to a degree our ability to keep our fight alive and, ultimately, our opinion. But the best part of living in a Canadian city is democracy; your vote is yours. The Coalition works diligently to remain outcome focused and non-partisan along the way. We hope that our efforts to get the candidates speaking about our issue will provide you with at least some of the information you need to make your choice.
eNews – 40% Agreement Hearing will Continue this Week
The hearing returned to Superior Court last week. Justice Labrosse was animated throughout posing questions and engaging the lawyers in all the parties and, in the end, the two days proved not to be enough time. It is hoped that the hearing will complete this Thursday or Friday afternoon. Continue reading
eNews – Standing Up for our 40% Agreement. It falls to us.
After a long wait, we’re back in the Elgin Street Courthouse to continue the defence of our 40 % Agreement and along with it, the protection of our green and open spaces, our neighbourhoods and our community. The Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition remains committed to pressing the point that ClubLink, Minto and Richcraft and other developers seem intent on missing – communities cannot develop at the expense of their green and open spaces. Continue reading
eNews – The Beaver Pond fails – Never seen levels of flooding
The overflow was so extensive following the August 7 – 8 rainstorm that stormwater was flowing overland from the Beaver Pond, down the nearby walking paths ultimately eroding the Kizell Creek. Adjacent property owners on Kimmins Court report soaked property along the shared City property line.Continue reading
eNews – The Supreme Court dismisses City’s application
The SCC dismissed the City of Ottawa’s application for leave to appeal the Ontario Court of Appeal decisions regarding two clauses within the 40% Agreement (40PA). Rest assured, We continue to fight an unrelenting battle to stop ClubLink/Minto/Richcraft from developing the green heart of our communityContinue reading