Friday, September 25, 2015

Local Road Closures on Monday and Tuesday.

Monday Sept 28th and Tuesday the 29th.

Flint Drive will be closed to traffic for sewer repairs.
Same for Kingswood Drive between Roberts and Appalachian.
The #11 bus will be re-routed down Alpine Road to Kingswood Drive.

Sources: City of Kitchener; Grand River Transit

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Federal Election - ID to Vote

You need ID to prove who you are before you can vote, but your ID options are greater than many are led to believe.

Note: The voter information card you get in the mail CANNOT be used as ID - in any way.

Easiest: a government photo ID card with your name and current address.

Or: Two pieces of ID. Both have to have your name, and one with your current address as well. See the long list of acceptable items at the link below

If you have nothing with your address, but have two items with your name, you can take an oath, along with someone who can vouch for you. There are rules which apply to this situation. Please check the same link below.

Your access to valid ID may be easier than you think. Check for even more information at the link below.

Questions? I'll be working at an Elections Canada polling station, so have had some training. Or I can find out more.

Here's the link...

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Kitchener Leaf Collection Program 2015

For our Alpine area, here are your options:
1) Mulch or compost them at home
2) Place them out for pickup, properly bagged, on the Region's Yard Waste pickup days.
3) Take them to a drop-off site.  Our closest site will be at Lions Arena at Rittenhouse Road.  Open between October 2nd and December 4th.
4) Rake them to the curb loose for pickup.  Move them there for 7 am on November 16th.  The pickup will take place sometime between Nov. 16-20.

For details...

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

NO walkway to be built between Alpine Road and Homer-Watson

The proposed walkway between Alpine Road and Homer Watson Blvd will NOT be built, at least not for a number of years.

Regional Council has decided that there is too little demand for it from our neighborhood, and access to the Family Center and to Family & Children Services will be better served by improving bus access. Council has asked for a review of transit options.

This is the outcome of a Regional Council meeting today in their Planning and Works Committee, which took place today.

Monday, September 14, 2015

The Future of ACNA to be Discussed at Tomorrow's Meeting

How can ACNA best serve the community?  Should we continue with the events and activities we have been doing for the past few years?  Or find new ones?

We will be reviewing our goals, and talking about how best to achieve them at our next meeting tomorrow - 7:00 pm, Tuesday September 15th at Country Hills Community Center, 100 Rittenhouse Road.  Snacks will be provided!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Approval Process starts on the Alpine to Homer Watson Walkway

Before the summer, the Region of Waterloo consulted with ACNA and with area residents directly about putting in a walkway between Alpine Road and Homer Watson Blvd.

Next Tuesday, Sept 15th, this proposal will be presented to the Region of Waterloo's Planning & Public Works committee.  The afternoon meeting is open to the public and anyone or group can register as a delegation to express their views.

The meeting will start at 12:30 pm (Revised time) at the Region Council Chambers (2nd Floor, 150 Frederick Street).
Contact me if you want more information:

Sunday, September 6, 2015

45th Kitchener Scout Group

45th Kitchener Scout Group
Open to Boys & Girls  - Senior Kindergarten to age 14

Wednesday September 16, 2015 - 6:30 to 8:00pm
Blessed Sacrament Church, 305 Laurentian Drive, Kitchener

Beaver Scouts: Ages 5–7 meet Tuesdays at Glencairn PS: 6:30 - 7:30pm
Cub Scouts: Ages 8–10 meet Tuesdays at Trillium PS: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Scouts: Ages 11–14 meet Mondays at Glencairn PS: 6:30 - 8:30pm

(Not available in the 45th Scout Group: Venturer Scouts, ages 14 – 17, or Rover Scouts, ages 18 – 26)

Join our Leadership Team - Free Training provided  LEADERS REQUIRED IN ALL SECTIONS

Contact Shirley 519-578-7103 or