On February 11th, the Morrisburg and District Leos held a food drive at Riley’s Valu-Mart in the Morrisburg Plaza. The Leos, a youth division of the local Lions Club, “has been a group for almost two years now,” said Katie Prevost (right), President of the Leos. Both Prevost and Leos Secretary Sheldon Dunkley (left) arrived at the store before 8 a.m. in the hopes of collecting as much money and food for the Dundas County Food Bank, as possible. “People have been donating a lot,” said Prevost, “they’ve been really generous.” Someone even donated $100, said Dunkley. In total, the Leos collected 203 items and $447 for the food bank. According to Prevost and Dunkley, the Leos keep very busy fundraising, doing clean-ups and helping out wherever they can. Their next big project? A talent show in March. Prevost said the group is looking for anyone between the ages of 7 and 18 to sign-up for the talent show. Contact the Morrisburg and District Lions Club for more information.
Four individuals were honoured on Saturday, October 17, with Good Neighbour awards at Dundas Country Good Neighbour Gala held at the Williamsburg Odd Fellows Hall. From South Dundas, the winners were David Lapier and […]
About six months ago, Chris McDonough, fire chief for South Dundas Fire and Emergency Services took on the additional role of Fire Coordinator for the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.
The role of fire coordinator is largely administrative and at this point, a volunteer position.
As SDG fire coordinator McDonough oversees the Mutal and Auto Aid programs whereby neighbouring departments work together, when needed at incidents or to ensure backup protection is available in case of further emergency.
In case of a large event, McDonough could be called on attend the scene or provide organizational support. Since his appointment, he has not been called on in that capacity.
When the appointment was made by the Ontario Fire Marshal’s office, it was them who approached McDonough to take on the role, as at that point he was the only person qualified.
“It’s important to the county that we have this. It’s a benefit to our community and SDG,” said McDonough. “It’s a program that is beneficial to all.”
Part of the administrative work is an inventory of fire service equipment and personnel across SDG.
Attending regular mutual aid meetings is also part of the job. Those meetings take place evenings.
McDonough estimates that the role involves a few hours a week of work on his part, and those hours are not done on South Dundas municipal time.
The alternate SDG fire coordinator is Vic Leroux. Leroux is full time fire chief for South Glengarry. He is former fire chief for the City of Cornwall.
At the June 26th council meeting, South Dundas council agreed to hire Pinchin Environmental Limited to complete Designated Substance Surveys for two township-owned properties.
Chief administrative officer Stephen McDonald reported that, in preparation for sale, the township intends to demolish buildings at each of the locations: 12960 County Road 2 and 5680 Duncan Street.
He reported that the Occupational Health and Safety Act requires the surveys to be done prior to the demolition, identifying any designated substances present in the demolition area.
The cost of the Duncan Street survey is $2,955 and the cost of the County Road 2 survey is $3,225. Both will be paid for from the Sale of Assets Reserve.