Sacred Ceremony in the Beaver Pond Forest

On Saturday, October 19, 2013, at 5:00 PM, you’re invited to join the circle at the Kanata Beaver Pond to celebrate the life, the beauty, the magic, and the mystery of our unique South March Highlands as well as our interconnectedness with it and with each other. This sacred circle is led by Ron GrandeOurs […]

Panel Discussion on Natural Corridors - June 8th

On June 8, 2013, representatives from the National Capital Commission, Nature Conservancy, and City of Ottawa staff will be holding a public consultation and panel discussion at Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington Street, at 10:00 a.m. to discuss the role of natural linkages as a critical component of Ottawa’s natural spaces. The panel discussion will […]

Ottawa-wide groups confirm their on-going support for saving the South March Highlands.

In a clear sign of the growing momentum and community determination to save the South March Highlands, following the ward meeting on March 26th, the SMH-CRC Inc. organized a strategic planning meeting. The meeting was held on April 3rd 2012 and in addition to SMH-CRC members, several representatives from Ottawa-level environmental groups were in attendance […]

South March Highlands formally announced a finalist in Great Places in Canada Contest

As outlined in a recent news article  the South March Highlands is a finalist candidate in the Canadian Urban Institute “Great Places in Canada” contest. After months of nominating and voting for their favourite locations, Canadians today learned whether their top pick made it to the final round. More than 200,000 votes were received in the second Great Places in Canada contest. From […]

Turtles Turtles everywhere!!! Stormwater Management Woes Continue for Developers

Building upon community concerns about bad planning expressed at the January 26th, 2012 Kanata North Ward meeting, the most recent Ward meeting, held on March 26th, 2012, saw over 200 local residents and many members of the SMH-CRC attended. The meeting  focused on municipal planning and environmental issues related to the South March Highlands. The […]

Watergate - uncovering the truth behind water management and planning practices occurring in Ottawa’s west end


On November 17th, 2011 the Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association (KBCA) presented “Watergate” a public forum on water, stormwater and wastewater management issues in Ottawa’s West End. Glen Cairn resident Faith Blacquiere, provided an excellent presentation outlining her perspectives on stormwater and wastewater management in Ottawa’s west end.  Faith’s experience has been gained through researching the causes […]

The continuing saga……environmental assessments and turtles everywhere!

Chapter 2 -  No “smoking gun”.     A well attended but ultimately anti-climatic meeting held in March was the latest chapter in the continuing saga in the battle to save the South March Highlands. Members of the public and Friends of the South March Highlands were provided with detailed technical presentations on both drainage issues […]

Kizell Pond designated a Provincially Significant Wetland

In Septebmer 2011, Kizell Pond was designated as a PSW by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. In recent conversations with the area Counsellor, Marianne Wilkinson we have been informed that the City of Ottawa council will be moving to recognized the PSW designation of Kizell Pond in the city’s Official Plan  “in the near future”. […]

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