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>>>

KANATA VOTES

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 

 

Eco-friendly Fundraiser

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

We did some Fact Checking

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

 

Our August Newsletter

Summer has indeed crept up on us… we hope you are enjoying some of these long, lazy, hazy days with your family and friends!
We have been busy since the December announcement by ClubLink of its plan to redevelop our shared Kanata Golf Club land and we want to bring you up to date on what we have been doing.Continue reading