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Control the mosquitos in new developed community around Kizell pond

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To: Councillor Marianne Wilkinson

CC: Ottawa Public Health

CC: Kanata Lakes Community Association

We, the residents of the newly developed subdivisions around the Kizell Pond area (Including Kanata Estates/Kizell Pond, Richardson Ridge/Heritage Hills) would like to call the attention of Ottawa Public Health and city management to the increasingly urgent and disturbing issue of mosquitos in our neighborhood.

Mosquitoes have been harassing the residents of this area, day and night, in the summer ever since this community was built, and have, over the years, rendered outdoor activities extremely difficult. While this issue exists for other areas of Kanata North, neighbours who have previous lived in other Kanata communities, and visitors, agree that the mosquito issue here is much worse. Mosquitoes are everywhere, on the driveway, on the patio, in the backyard, and even at the bus station.

We'd like to emphasize that we are not just talking about evenings. We experience massive numbers of mosquito bites throughout the day, from morning to night. Some families have to go camping to enjoy an outdoor experience with less harassment from mosquitos. We believe this unusually large number of mosquitoes poses a serious threat to the health of residents and exposes families, especially children, to increased risk of West Nile virus and other diseases.

We hereby petition to the city for assistance in this important and urgent matter of public health and welfare. To get mosquitoes under control for this coming summer, your prompt action is much appreciated.

Regards,

Sincerely

Residents of the new developed community around Kizell pond (Including Kanata Estates/Kizell Pond, Richardson Ridge/Heritage Hill)


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