Upper Canada Village’s annual Fall Fair was held Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18. It included traditional agricultural exhibits from fresh produce and livestock to homemade preserves and crafts. Five local guilds were represented in the annual Guild Quilt Show. The weekend-long event also featured the Upper Canada District (Ontario) Canadian Horse Breeders Futurity and Show, the Upper Canada Beard Competition, musical entertainment from the village’s brass band, games and races, and Steve Baker, a magician, medicine man and illusionist.
When Williamsburg loses the South Dundas Municipal office, it will be gaining a new school.
The building, which is an old school house, is going to be leased by the Upper Canada District School Board from the municipality to provide a new home for the T.R. Leger School of Alternative and Continuing Education.
This Williamsburg site will allow TR Leger to consolidate its Morrisburg and Winchester locations. The campus locations in each of those two towns will be closing.
“The Upper Canada District School Board and the TR Leger School of Alternative and Continuing Education are always looking for ways to better serve our students,” says Geoff Trasuk, TR Leger principal.
“The amalgamation of the Winchester and Morrisburg sites will allow us to provide the programming that enhances our students’ opportunity to graduate.”
South Dundas Mayor Steven Byvelds, confirmed May 9, that TR Leger is officially coming to Williamsburg. They are leasing the building before this fall.
Those trying to save the Williamsburg Library had been hopeful that the TR Leger school could provide a home for the Williamsburg library to keep it open. “There is no space for the library from what I hear,” said Byvelds.
The Township of South Dundas has asked the SD&G Library to vacate the Williamsburg building by August 1. The Township expects to vacate the building themselves in mid to late August.
Grace McDonough of the Morrisburg BIA could be forgiven for spending a lot of last week staring at the sky. With 20 vendors and hundreds of visitors and shoppers expected in Morrisburg July 18-19 […]
The fire ban for South Dundas remains in place, but the restrictions on open air burning have been eased a little to allow for campfires.
South Dundas Fire and Emergency Services Fire Chief Chris McDonough reported Monday morning that “the ban has been lifted for campfires only.”
However, the ban on all other open air burning remains in place. “No permits for open-air burning will be issued until we receive a substantial amount of rainfall for at least two to three days,” he said.
For those who do opt to have a campfire in these dry conditions, McDonough urges extra caution and offers the following advice:
• Build your campfires away from overhanging branches, rotten stumps, shrubs, dry grass and leaves. Keep it at least 25 feet from all structures. Watch for flying embers.
• Clear the immediate area surrounding your campfire site approximately 8-10 ft in radius.
• Keep the fire in a contained unit such as a burn barrel, barbecue unit or hibachi. Do not build a fire directly on the ground. Fires can spread underground through root systems or decaying material.
• Keep campfires small and do not let them get out of hand. (2’x2’x2’ in size)
• Keep plenty of water handy and have a shovel for throwing sand on the fire if it gets out of control.
• Stack extra firewood upwind and away from the fire.
• After lighting the fire do not discard the match until it is cold. Douse it with water to be sure.
• Never leave a campfire unattended. Even a small breeze could quickly cause the fire to spread.
• When extinguishing the fire, drown it with water. Make sure all embers, coals, and sticks are wet. Move rocks, as there may be burning embers underneath. Stir the remains, add more water, and stir again.
• Do not bury your coals, they can smolder and start to burn again.