With this January newsletter I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone health and happiness through the New Year. I am looking forward to a wonderful year and am very optimistic about what is down the road. I also look forward to the challenges, because behind every challenge there’s opportunity. Happy New Year as we look forward to 2019 and all the year brings us.
Most regrettably, this year has begun on a tragic note for our community. On Friday, January 11, while returning home, three lives were lost and many people suffered injury when an OC Transpo Bus hit a bus station. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of Judy Booth. Anja Van Beek and Bruce Thomlinson, and to all who have been impacted by this shocking accident.
What we have again experienced in the aftermath of this tragedy, as we experienced in the weeks and months following the tornadoes that touched down in West Carleton, is the strength and resiliency of our community as we support those who need help and move forward with a renewed sense of what is important in our lives.
For residents of Kanata and West Carleton, my staff and I are working hard to communicate with you and provide news and information about provincial programs and services. With this month's newsletter, I present a dozen highlights from my activities through Kanata-Carleton in the past few weeks. Please do not hesitate to contact my community office (613-599-3000), if I can assist you in any way.