Discarded smoking materials are the likely cause of the fire that destroyed this Levere Road hunting camp building in South Dundas. South Dundas Fire and Emergency Services attend the scene to extinguish the blaze around 2 p.m. November 28.
Cruickshank, a construction company founded, and still located in Morrisburg, has been named as one of Canada’s Safest Employers by Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine, winning gold in the Building and Construction category.
The national award, which is based on health and safety statistics and innovative practices, was presented to the company at a gala on October 30th in Toronto, Ontario.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be recognized for our commitment to best practices,” says Cruickshank CEO Steve Cruickshank.
“Employee safety is number one at Cruickshank – and a core component of our success.” The company has developed a number of initiatives, including safety representatives at each job site, daily safety meetings, annual Safety Days, ongoing training and a Joint Health and Safety Committee.
Launched in 2011, Canada’s Safest Employers awards recognize Canadian companies with outstanding accomplishments in promoting the health and safety of their workers.
This year, 24 employers were recognized in 11 categories. “Canada’s Safest Employers awards recognize companies from across Canada that are raising the bar in occupational health and safety,” said Amanda Silliker, editor of Canadian Occupational Safety magazine. “These awards allow us to shine a light on the companies that are leading the way in safety excellence, and hopefully inspire others to follow their example.”
Since 1956, Cruickshank has lived by the company motto “we do our level best” – driving ingenuity in road, bridge and infrastructure construction services with an engaged team and leading edge tools to get the job right – every time.
On July 22, at Guindon Park, Stormont, Dundas and South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell hosted a summer picnic for everyone in his riding. According to his ‘tweet’ later that day: “SD&SG Riding Picnic was a great success today with almost 200 enjoying sausages, hamburgers and good company.”
The picnic is expected to be an annual event and, according to McDonell’s executive assistant Marilyn McMahon, “It gives the people a chance to chat with and maybe meet the MPP, if they have not met him before, and it allows the MPP to have an opportunity to meet and chat with the people.”
South Dundas residents Lorne Strader and Doris Stewart were just two of the residents in McDonell's riding to attend and enjoy the picnic. Strader recently received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his many years of service to his community.
the 2012 Darts For Hearts at Iroquois Legion, Branch 370, held on behalf of the Heart & Stroke Foundation. The Tournament raised $3,097 for the Foundation on Saturday, February 11.
Included in that total was $1,345 raised on February 5 at the Gerry Sypes Memorial Tournament. His family made a special presentation to Cindy Rowe, area manager for Heart & Stroke. Left to right, below, are Rowe, Amanda Baker, Brenda Sypes and Diane Baker.
Cindy Rowe also took the opportunity on Saturday to present the Iroquois Legion with a special award for its 20 years of supporting Heart & Stroke.
“This award recognizes the Legion’s loyalty and commitment and contributions to the success of community based programs,” Rowe said.
Darlene Riddell (above right) accepted the plaque on behalf of the Tournament organizers and the Legion, saying that “we are glad to accept this award, and we will display it proudly.”
Participants in the Darts Tournament enjoyed a full day which included food and 130 prizes generously donated by merchants in Iroquois, Morrisburg, Cardinal and Winchester.
Organizers for the event were Wayne and Linda Bellinger, Randy Markell, Glen, Caralee and Tony Easter, Carol-Lee Pemberton and Shelley Morrow, aided by Earl Nesbitt.