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All-Candidates Meeting, RVCA Floodplain Mapping Open House in Richmond Oct. 5

The Richmond Fairgrounds area and buildings will be a busy place Wed., Oct. 5.

The Richmond Village Association will be hosting an all-candidates meeting on Wed., Oct. 5 from 7-8:30 p.m.

David Brown, Leigh-Andrea Brunet, Michael J. Nowak, Patty Searl and Kevin Setia have all been invited to participate in the meeting. They are the candidates for the newly renamed Rideau-Jock Ward in the upcoming Ottawa municipal election. Councillor Scott Moffatt has been the Ward 21 Councillor for the past three terms, but is not seeking re-election.

Last week, the candidates drew a packed house at the Manotick Arena upstairs community room for an all-candidates meeting. On Friday, they took part in another debate, which was hosted by the Carleton Golf and yacht Club.

RVCA Floodplain Mapping Open House

The RVCA is concluding work updating floodplain mapping along the realigned portion of the Van Gaal Drain in the Village of Richmond.

Members of the public are invited to review the draft regulation and hazard maps during the public consultation period between September 12 to October 14, 2022. Draft mapping is available online at and members of the public can connect with an RVCA Resource Specialist to understand how the mapping may affect their property. RVCA Resource Specialists can be reached by email ( or phone (613-692-3571 or 1-800-267-3504 ext. 1132 or 1193).

A public open house will also take place on October 5, 2022 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre (6095 Perth Street, Richmond). 

The new mapping shows areas that are subject to natural hazards such as flooding and unstable slopes. The mapping will be used by the City of Ottawa when updating its Official Plans and Zoning Schedules and in the review of development applications under the Planning Act. RVCA will also use the mapping to guide the review of development applications submitted under the RVCA’s Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses Regulation.

The RVCA stated that the goal of this mapping is to help ensure that sound planning decisions are made — keeping people and property safe.