We write to ClubLink to correct the misrepresentation of the facts in their March 9th letter to City Councillor Jenna Sudds which they shared on the kanatapossibilities.ca web site. They claimed that the Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition did not respond to their invitation to meet. This is FALSE. Read our letter.
On the Kanatapossibilities web site there is a process which ClubLink has prepared which misrepresents the facts.
As displayed at the ForeverGreen Gala, we have T-shirts and buttons with the slogan "They're Planning to Destroy our Community". All sales proceeds from our products will be used in our fight against ClubLink's redevelopment plan to destroy 175 acres of urban greenspace despite a legal agreement to share its use with the community. http://shop.ourkanatagreenspace.ca/
Tech titan Terry Matthews talks to CTV Ottawa from the ForeverGreen Gala at the Brookstreet Hotel last night talking about the importance of Greenspace in the Nation's Capital. This is why Terry Matthews lives in Kanata. More.
In response to "Kanata club memberships down, ClubLink rep says" by Jon Willing, Saturday, January 16, 2020
ClubLink implies through the affidavit of its employee Brent Deighan that it is hard done by because membership is below its nominal target (a variation on the theme that the golf business is in decline) yet it reports profits annually to its KGC members, the lawn mowers run and the fertilizers and pesticides flow from April to October. This message was the initial ClubLink justification for its planned wholesale destruction of 175 acres of linked, open urban greenspace and construction of 1502 homes, seen as unnecessary by planning experts and not wanted by the existing community.
The Gala is now less than 3 weeks away! Come and join us as we pack the Newbridge Ballroom at the Brookstreet Hotel for A Gala to Honour Greenspace. We are quickly approaching a sell-out with less than 100 tickets remaining. Get yours online today! Here is a sneak peak at what you will not want to miss!
First Day in Court
Our lawyers presented a Motion for Leave to Intervene as a Party in the matter of the 40% Agreement ongoing between the City of Ottawa and ClubLink in court this morning. Thank you to all of our supporters who came down to the Ottawa Courthouse on Elgin Street today and filled Courtroom 31 to support our Motion. Judge Macleod did not render a decision today but said that he understood the importance of making one as expeditiously as possible. We hope to have his decision soon.
Here is a copy of the opinion letter written by our planning consultant Dennis Jacobs and provided to the City of Ottawa last week. Lots here.
At our Community Meeting on November 5, Goeff Gowan made a presentation of the value of home backing on the golf course as well as homes in the surrounding area. You can see it HERE.
We launched our Make a Difference Campaign on November 5th at our Community meeting, which was attended by more than 600 people. You can make your contribution by cheque or via GoFundMe. Join us today.
You can watch a recording of our November 5th Community Meeting on Facebook. Please follow us so that you will be "in the loop" for all of our upcoming news and plans.
The Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition is deeply disappointed by today’s announcement from ClubLink, Minto Communities and Richcraft Homes that they have submitted a formal application to the City of Ottawa to redevelop the Kanata Golf and Country Club lands.
Upon purchasing this land in 1996, ClubLink signed on to The 40% Agreement. In doing so, they agreed to share the use of its 70 plus acres with residents of Kanata forever. The City of Ottawa informed ClubLink in March that they will pursue a decision in court on this important agreement, should ClubLink make a redevelopment application. The residents of Kanata Lakes, Beaverbrook and neighbourhoods across Kanata North are vehemently opposed to ClubLinks plan and will continue to aid the City’s ongoing efforts.
ClubLink submitted to city hall Tuesday morning its controversial planning application to redevelop 71 hectares of land at the Kanata Golf and Country Club. The golf company is working with Minto Communities and Richcraft Homes to turn the golf course into a suburban infill neighbourhood. According to the development scheme, 53 per cent of the land would be redeveloped for homes, 20 per cent of the land would be for new roads and 27 per cent would be for green space, parks and ponds.
The Kanata Greenspace Steering Committee is making big and important changes. We’ve created a not-for-profit corporation to provide our Kanata North community and its residents with a focussed and reliable resource to advocate not only for the protection of our green, open and undeveloped spaces today but also their preservation for the future. We’ve also changed our name to the Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition.
Our group was approached by Ecology Ottawa in recent months as they looked for neighbourhood partners to protect natural community spaces, the newest progam in their Living City initiative… Keep Nature in Our Neighbourhoods. They have been helping us encourage community participation to protect two key open areas in Kanata North – the Kanata Golf Club as shared community open space and the South March Highlands. More >>>
There are many reasons to protect the green space that makes Kanata an unique community including, it is part of Teron vision, legal, moral, environmental, recreational, health, legacy. The green space is the reason that many people live in Kanata and it needs us to protect it. More>>
There is a a lot of misinformation circulating and some fake news. Check out our assessment of what is true and what is not here.
Ontario’s development seems premised on a bigger, faster, better equals sprawling philosophy. Climate change among other important reasons has many asking… why? Are there priorities around development and who sets them? At what and whose expense does this unfettered development come?
OP-ED by Barbara Ramsay
To be published in Community Voice – Kanata soon
We are very pleased to report that the Federation of Citizens’ Associations (FCA) passed a motion to support the Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition in our fight against the ClubLink redevelopment of the Kanata Golf Club lands.Continue reading
What a wonderful evening for our community! Jean and Chris Teron spoke eloquently as our Honourary Co-Chairs. Our sell-out crowd welcomed celebrities Daniel Alfredsson and Chris Phillips and our own tech titan Terry Matthews who made the important connection of greenspace to livability and employment. And Diana Beresford-Kroeger was amazing!
This was a night to remember for all the support we received at the ForeverGreen Gala. And we raised $130,000 thanks to our committed community.
Between an apparent absence of material to share, compounded by the inability of the City to make ClubLink and its friends appear at these public meetings, it might not be a surprise to see the ClubLink letter yesterday informing the City it would not attend the scheduled public meeting on January 20.Continue reading
We’re thrilled to announce our Keynote Speaker, Diana Beresford-Kroeger. Ms. Beresford–Kroeger is a world-renowned botanist, biochemist and author known for her outstanding efforts to preserve the Earth’s climate and forests through the use of ethical scientific and traditional concepts. She has published over 300 articles and five critically acclaimed books on the natural world.Continue reading