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
The Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry 2015 International Plowing Match & Rural Expo (IPM) has issued a call to local artists to submit original artwork for the IPM Official Poster Art Contest. The contest is open to all residents of Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, City of Cornwall and Akwesasne.
The artwork must showcase the rural lifestyle of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry and incorporate the SDG 2015 IPM tagline “Link to the past…Look to the future”. “We have been receiving lots of positive feedback from our members” states Bruce Davis, Executive Director at Your Arts Council Cornwall & the Counties.
“The contest will be an excellent way for all local artists to showcase their work and illustrate the great community we live in”, said Shauna Baggs, Contest Coordinator. “The 2015 IPM is expected to draw over 75,000 people to Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. The whole event will be filled with opportunity – for local businesses, attractions and now artists. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to showcase what SDG is made of!”
One Grand Prize winner will receive a cash prize of $1,500. All of the artwork will be displayed in a silent auction during the week of the plowing match from September 22-26, 2015.
• Must be a resident of Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, City of Cornwall or Akwesasne
• Artwork can be painted, pencil, pastel or photography
• Size: Vertical 18 x 24 canvas
• All artwork must capture the rural lifestyle of SDG (emphasis on plowing)
• Tagline for the S-D-G 2015 IPM is “Link to the past….Look to the future”
• Entry form must be submitted by email by January 17, 2015 by 12:00 midnight
• Final submission of original artwork to be dropped off January 31, 2015 at the IPM office in Finch, 9A John Street between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm, along with a $25 entry fee.
• Full contest details at www.plowingmatch.org
The 2015 SDG International Plowing Match and Rural Expo will be held in September.
Iroquois is on the cusp of 1,400 km of new pipeline that will be constructed to carry oil eastward.
TransCanada Pipelines is converting 3,000 km of an existing natural gas pipeline that runs across Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Eastern Ontario into an oil pipeline.
That gas pipeline runs through South Dundas.
The proposed conversion ends at the Iroquois pumping station, and from that point on, the new construction starts.
The purpose of the project is to move oil from Alberta to Quebec and New Brunswick, including marine facilities for shipping exports to other markets.
TransCanada’s Energy East project will carry 500,000 to 850,000 barrels per day of crude oil from Alberta and Saskatchewan to refineries in Eastern Canada.
Enbridge, which has existing oil pipelines that run through South Dundas, is also in the process of a project that will carry 300,000 barrels a day from west to east. Their project is a flow reversal rather than a conversion and is not a new build. Inspection work for the Enbridge flow reversal project is taking place locally later this summer.
Application for approval of this TransCanada conversion and new build project will be filed late this year with the National Energy Board decision and final approval expected in 2015.
Pipelines operate with a 99.99 per cent safety record in Canada, which is significantly lower that railway and truck transportation of oil.
Presently, 75 per cent of oil refined in Eastern Canada is imported from overseas. Projects like these will bring more Canadian oil to consumers.
Council, for a time, at the November 5, meeting got bogged down in the details of a plan to expand the Williamsburg recreation building to include library space.
But in the end, regardless of the details, they all agreed to a motion that moves the Williamsburg libary project forward.
Design work will be completed to get the project ready for tender.
In that design work, the lowest cost option that will achieve the library board’s required minimum of 800 square feet for the library branch, will be the option pursued.
The consensus of council is that the job needs to get done and get done properly, but as inexpensively as possible.
CAO Steve McDonald, pointed out that normally, construction costs are estimated at about $150 per square foot, but added that the Dunbar recreation building cost about $118 a square foot.
The net revenue from the rental of the old municipal building to TR Leger School is about $25,000 annually and will be used to offset the cost of the addition.
It was pointed out that this project will bring a library back to Williamsburg, but also provide community space for the village.
At the end of council’s discussions on the matter, South Dundas mayor Steven Byvelds turned his attention to the audience, many of whom have been actively working towards bringing a library back to Williamsburg, and said, “We are trying to get you a library.”
He pointed out that council is committed to making this happen and asked for patience in the process.
The audience applauded.