Kanata golf course redevelopment plan draws crowd of worried residents

Close to 500 Kanata residents braved arctic conditions Monday night to get information and voice their concerns over proposed plans to redevelop the Kanata Golf and Country Club into new homes. The meeting, hosted at the John Mlacak Centre by Kanata North Coun. Jenna Sudds and featuring area community association presidents Neil Thomson and Lianne Zhou, served as a show of strength in the community, with calls to action and fundraising for whatever battles may lie ahead.Continue reading

City takeover of Kanata golf course should be a legitimate option

The City of Ottawa should consider taking over the operations of the Kanata Golf and Country Club in the same way it has created other arm’s-length organizations to oversee its assets, according to the former municipal politician who signed an agreement 37 years ago to protect the Kanata green space. Marianne Wilkinson has only been out of politics for about two weeks and she’s already back in the thick of it, educating Coun. Jenna Sudds, her successor in Kanata North, about the governance history of the golf course, now that owner ClubLink wants to tear up the land.Continue reading