Hi. Our names are Fang (tan coloured husky pictured left) and Austin (black and white husky-husky/mix right) and we are both currently staying at the South Dundas Animal Control Pound. We are looking for forever homes. Both of us are estimated to be about two years old and we are both males. (Fang has been neutered, Austin has not.) Anyone interested in providing homes for either of these two beautiful dogs, should be prepared to handle a high energy dog. The Siberian Husky is a medium sized dog and is a working dog breed. They are very active and energetic, and if trained can make a great family pet. The Husky is affectionate with people but independent. Obedience training is recommended. Huskies tend to run and are excellent escape artists which could be why these two have landed at the South Dundas facility. Huskies need physical and mental stimulation on a daily basis. Many are used for recreational mushing and skijoring, and they absolutely love the activities. For more information on Fang and Austin, or to meet them please call Kevin Casselman at 613-543-2980
Chartwell Retirement Residences is excited to announce that local auditions will be held in June for Senior Star, Canada’s largest talent competition dedicated to seniors.
Now in its seventh year, this singing and musical instrument competition is open to anyone who is 65 years and over and a Canadian resident. Contestants do not have to be living in a Chartwell residence.
Chateau Cornwall Retirement Residence, Hartford Retirement Centre and McConnell Manor Retirement Residence are proud to be hosting regional auditions at Chateau Cornwall Retirement Residence in Cornwall, Hartford Retirement Centre in Morrisburg and the McConnell Manor Retirement Residence also in Cornwall.
Registration forms can be obtained at any of the three residences.
“Chartwell’s Senior Star has grown to become the largest celebration of senior talent in Canada,” announced Brent Binions, President and CEO of Chartwell Retirement Residences. “We are proud to support the incredible talent of today’s seniors and continue to be amazed and entertained year after year by the caliber of performers who participate.”
During the Regional Competitions, contestants are given a maximum of five minutes to sing a song, play an instrument, or do both, and their performance is videotaped. Musical accompaniment is provided to singing contestants, if required.
A panel of three judges, made up of local musical experts, government officials, and media representatives choose the top three local contestants, each of whom will be recognized with a Senior Star trophy.
Videos of the first and second place winners from across Canada are then submitted to a celebrity panel of judges who will narrow the list to eight competitors invited to compete in the Senior Star National Final.
The National Final will be held in November 2013.
Chartwell Retirement Residences owns and operates a complete range of seniors housing communities from independent supportive living through assisted living to long term care.
“My recommendation is to brand South Dundas Recreation,” said Ben Macpherson, Recreation Program Coordinator for South Dundas, at the January 17th council meeting.
Council agreed to the recommendation and Macpherson will soon be introducing a logo design contest to South Dundas residents of all ages.
Macpherson suggested that “the winning design would be launched on the cover of the upcoming Spring/Summer Recreation Guide.”
According to Macpherson, both North Dundas Recreation and North Grenville Recreation have created their own logo and branding. “I felt that this was a very good way to improve the visibility of programming in the township,” he said.
“Branding will, over time, help develop an instant recognition of any program or activity run by or in partnership with South Dundas Recreation and the township,” suggested Macpherson.
“The underlying goal,” he continued, “is to foster community ownership through continued efforts, partnerships and cross-promotion of events involving residents, community groups and local businesses.”
Macpherson believes that “the symbol can be recognized as one of commitment, by the Township of South Dundas, to improving the quality of life of its residents.”
Here, this morning, August 28, at 8:30 a.m., South Dundas officially opened for business in the municipality’s new headquarters, the South Dundas Municipal Centre.
While the $4.1 million renovation project to refit the old Morrisburg High School, that broke ground December 6, 2012, is not yet complete, the second and third floors of the building, are ready to welcome its first new tenants.
The second and third floors are the domain of the municipality.
Only days before the municipality moved in, reporters were allowed to tour the facility.
The most striking features of the building, and the thing that many of those who will work there like best, is the many large windows that give the building a bright, airy atmosphere. Not only do they provide a great view overlooking surrounding Morrisburg, they fill the building with beautiful daylight and they can be opened too.
Those who visit the South Dundas Municipal Centre for municipal business will enter go to the second floor where they will be greeted by South Dundas’ administrative staff, at their new counter that opens into the large administrative area.
The administrative offices, like all of the offices in the building are grouped together with other offices in areas that they are calling pods. The administrative pod includes the treasurer’s office and the clerk’s office.
According to staff, the administrative space is similar in size to that in Williamsburg, but the layout has been much improved for better efficiency.
Another pod includes the planning and public works pod which includes offices for planning and building staff along with public works manager. This pod includes a common work area and three offices, each about 110 square feet in size.
Another pod features a meeting room and offices for the fire chief, economic development officer and manager of recreation programming. For the first time, these managers will all be under the same roof.
At the far end of the hall is the chief administrative officer’s office which includes some extra administrative space and an extra office.
There are enough offices for all South Dundas office staff, and some room for growth in the new building.
The second floor has two meeting rooms, and an archive room for records currently in use by staff.
The third floor is where South Dundas council will meet. Council chambers, with a small caucus room and an office for the use of the mayor and council fill the east side of the third floor and the west side is a large recreation area, that will house some of the recreation programming activities that South Dundas offers.
The old wooden front door, is being replaced with glass to preserve some of the look and character of the 1925 building.
Once paving is complete, there will be about 100 parking spaces available at the SDMC. The front lot alone has parking for 40. The paving is being done in two sections to allow the St. Lawrence Medical Clinic to remain open for regular hours throughout the construction process.
The next step will be completion of the first floor of the building, the new home of the St. Lawrence Medical Clinic. The clinic plans to be in that space early next month.
Once the first floor is complete, the renovation project then shifts to the existing St. Lawrence Medical Clinic space. Part of that will be retained for SLMC for administrative purposes, but part of the building will become the home of the new Morrisburg branch of the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Library.