The cold and snow of January didn’t slow our community down for a minute. At the end of the month a lot of us enjoyed the curling bonspiel at Lakeview Park, and the following day, our Annual Winter Carnival at Maki Park. The list of volunteers for those events is too long to acknowledge in this space, but I do want to give a shout out to the Nepean 116th Scout Troop for organizing much of the Winter Carnival, to Al Arsenault for the curling bonspiel, to Grant Millar for his advice and assistance in so many ways, and to our wonderful Carnival sponsors.
Earlier in the month, a group of residents attended the City’s Committee of Adjustment hearing about Cardel’s application for minor variances related to their proposed development at Bedale and Carling. Following over two dozen letters from residents of CBL and compelling presentations by several neighbours to the property and by CBLCA, the variances were not approved. Cardel is able to appeal that result and we will know if they plan to by the middle of this month. There is likely going to be lots more development along Carling and maybe elsewhere in CBL in the future, so while CBLCA is not opposed to development, we’ll be watching closely to make sure what goes up works for our community.
Now that the extreme cold has passed, more of us are back out walking, skiing, snow-shoeing, sledding, skating – all possible for us folk who live in Crystal Beach Lakeview. Aren’t we lucky! Enjoy the next few weeks and everything winter in our community has to offer… and then watch for news of CBLCA’s plans for the spring.