The Canada Day Organizing Committee has been hard at work raising funds for this year’s Canada Day festivities. A Valentine’s Day draw, just one of the group’s fundraising initiatives, took place on February 11th. The draw raised approximately $1,400. The first place prize, donated by the McIntosh Country Inn and Conference Centre, included accommodations and dinner for two. Bill and Beverley Aleck were the lucky winners of the first place prize. Carolyn Abrams won the second place prize, a $150 gift basket from Riley’s Valu-Mart. Bill Tupper took home the third place prize, a Valentine’s dinner for two at the Upper Canada Grill. The winners gathered on February 13th to collect their prizes. Hatherall, owner of Riley’s Valu-Mart, said, “we’re thankful for everyone’s contribution towards the fireworks and we’re hoping for another great celebration this year.”
What is the best solution when beaver dams begin to negatively impact the lives of those around them?
Looking back to the October 17th South Dundas Public Meeting, it was requested by local farmers that council give an update as to the status of Hosaic Creek’s beaver overpopulation and the resulting drainage issue for surrounding agricultural interests.
Coincidentally, at the October 18th council meeting, Don Lewis, Manager of Planning and Enforcement for South Dundas, came forward with an update on that very subject.
He reported: “I have gone in and removed quite a few dams.”
He went on to say that doing so “depleted our capital budget for that plan (and he) would like to put more in the budget for 2012, to stay on top of it.”
Several council members inquired as to the existence of an alternative solution to the drainage issue, specifically the installation of a municipal drain.
Lewis reported that there are many issues with that solution, the most daunting being cost. He reminded council about the South Branch municipal drain, which was constructed in 1992-93 to a cost of about $7 million.
Deputy Mayor Jim Locke pointed out that it “takes a group of land owners to be serious about it.”
Councillor Archie Mellan asked Lewis if there is “any funding options out there.”
Lewis responded saying that there were possibly some grants and that the South Branch project did, in fact, receive some grant money.
Lewis will be revisiting this issue, giving a more detailed report to council in the near future.
The weather for most of the War of 1812 Re-enactment weekend at Upper Canada Village July 9-10 was rainy and sometimes cold. But that did not dampen the enthusiasm of the re-enactors who camped […]
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has confirmed that a working public telephone has been re-installed at the Morrisburg Town Dock marine telephone reporting site.
Canadian Law requires that individuals entering Canadian waters report to the CBSA. This is not a new requirement.
In 2011, the CBSA, in an attempt to make this reporting requirement less burdensome to Canadian and United States (U.S.) boaters, modernized its reporting requirements by allowing certain Canadian and American citizens and Permanent Residents to contact the CBSA from their cellular telephone upon arrival in Canadian waters rather than proceeding to a designated Marine reporting site and calling the Telephone reporting Centre (TRC) in order to report to the CBSA.
The following group of individuals may report by cellular phone: Canadian citizens and permanent residents who have not landed on U.S. soil; and U.S. Citizens and permanent residents who do not plan on landing on Canadian soil.
Those boaters who are residents of the United States and who intend to land on Canadian soil, or Canadian boaters who touched land in the U.S. and are returning to Canada are required to report to a CBSA designated marine reporting site from the land based telephone provided by the marina to obtain clearance from the CBSA.
To report to a TRC from a landline, only one individual may leave the vessel to call the CBSA. The vessel and passengers must be cleared by the CBSA before any other passengers are permitted to disembark the vessel.
The public telephone located at the Morrisburg Town Dock Marine Reporting Site was removed earlier this summer. While there was no telephone available at the reporting site, temporary reporting measures were put into place.
With the phone now back in place and back in service, boaters must return to proper reporting procedures.