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Municipal building collapses in Embrun
You can still read Alberte Villeneuve's tribute to mothers
May 15: C-R burn ban has been lifted
What happens when C-R is under a burn ban?
Fire in Larose Forest causes little damage
Canadian Tire gas sale... Editor's comments?

Carbon monoxide alarms now required by law
Sarsfield Home Hardware closes without warning

Municipal building collapses in Embrun
(Embrun - Tuesday, May 12, 2015) A municipal salt shed has collapsed in Embrun. Russell Township C.A.O. Jean LeDuc says the building on New York Central Avenue was in the process of being demolished, when a gust of wind hit it Tuesday morning and brought it down.

The Russell County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to the call along with Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Hydro was also notified due to the hydro lines being down.

According to the OPP, one male employee from the Russell County Township was treated for minor injuries by Paramedics but he was not transported to hospital.

However 1310 News reported that LeDuc said “Staff were wearing safety equipment, and nobody was injured.”

He says the Ministry of Labour has been notified.

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Exceptional Mothers:
Mothers live ordinary lives in an exceptional way

BITS & BITES of Everyday Life
by Alberte Villeneuve

Read the verbal etchings from our resident columnist and see her special Mother's Day column...

It is with pride and joy that I offer you my article on "Exceptional mothers".
"Happy Mothers' Day" to all the wonderful moms of this world!

'Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home' — Mother Teresa'


Today I would like to salute all the wonderful mothers of this world because motherhood may be the most difficult challenge women face during their lives and unfortunately, young women are often ill-prepared for it.



Click here to read more and to see previous columns... for example, her April column "Contrasts... from Canadian winter to Barbados' southern sun" offers a virtual tour through the links that she has provided!
Jill Churchill: "There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one."

Did you know that... The US Congress passed legislation in 1914, designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day?
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Larose Forest:
Forest Fire causes little damage
(Casselman, May 4, 2015) The United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) has advised that a forest fire happened in a remote area of the Larose Forest, in the former Township of Cambridge, more than 650 metres from the nearest access road (Martel Road, located more than 5.5 kilometres from the Village of Casselman.

“According to preliminary details, the fire was contained within a hardwood patch of woodlot along the slopes of a ravine,” said Louis Prévost, Director of Planning and Forestry of the UCPR.

“Volunteer firefighters from The Nation Municipality along with two of our forestry technicians were able to contain the blaze without any problems. We estimate that the burnt area was of a few acres, without any significant damage or risk of further spread.” The origin of the fire is unknown at this time.

The management of the Larose Forest has been the responsibility of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell since 2000. With its total surface area of approximately 26,000 acres, the Larose Forest is today one of the largest man-made forests in Canada.

Read more on Larose Forest...
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Canadian Tire offers cheaper gas on Thursday
Editor's Comments:
We ran this story, not to promote Canadian Tire (CT), but to give our readers a heads up about saving a few cents on gas. Turns out that when I arrived at the gas bar around mid-morning, the price of gas per litre had increased to $108.9 from $102.9 earlier in the week. So much for the .05-cents saving!

I needed gas, but I only put in $25.00 worth out of principle. I was put off by the increased price. I then noticed that the price per litre across the street at the shell station, was $103.9! I felt like going back to the CT and telling every motorist in the line up, to head across the street.

About one hour later, after running some errands, I saw that CT had reduced their price to $103.9

When I spoke to the manager, he told me that the other station had set the price and that he had to wait to hear from his head office, before he could change his prices. He said that the prices were set at head office, not by the local station. He also advised that he was forbidden from talking to the other station managers.

I have since called Dan McTeague, to get his spin on this pricing... I will share his thoughts shortly. -Ed.


(May 4, 2015) These days everyone likes to save a few pennies, especially at the gas pumps. The prices were down for a while this past winter, but now they are starting to creep up again.

You will be able to get a little relief this Thursday, May 7, when the local Canadian Tire Gas Bar will be giving you .05¢ off the day's posted price per litre, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

You can expect long line-ups during the day and one employee was heard to tell a customer, come by at 7:00 a.m. when they are starting up.

The local gas bar usually offers these sales twice a year and advertise by giving out the above flyer both at the cashier's counter and included in the local Canadian Tire Flyer.

The event also promotes signing up for their "Gas Advantage Mastercard" which has "no annual fee". if you are a regular customer, the card can save you money at the pumps as well as saving you time, because you can use the card to pay at the pumps.

NOTE: If you visit OttawaGasPrices.com you will note that Clarence-Rockland often has the cheapest prices in the region.

Rockland/Ottawa Gas Prices

A: Cheapest prices
within last 24 hours.

B: Average Price Today
posted at 5:00 p.m.

Tomorrow's Gas Prices Today with Dan McTeague's forecast... More...


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Burn Ban lifted:
You can still have back yard fires, but check first
(Monday, May 11, 2015) The local burn ban was lifted today, probably because of the rain fall that we received. However if drier conditions come back the burn ban will probably be enforced again.

Before you light up that back yard fire, call the number on your fire permit... Yes, you still require fire permit, and given the fine, it is worth the $20 to pay for the permit.

The number is:
613-580-2880. Listen to the message, and follow the instructions. Please read our previous story... click here.
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Clarence-Rockland is under a burn ban
(May 1, 2015) A city-wide spring burn ban remains in effect to prevent the rapid spread of fire due to grass and brush fires. This ban will remain in place until conditions improve and the green grass starts to show through dead tall grass. This winter left more debris (fallen tree branches, leaves, etc.) on the ground than in previous years, which increases the risk of fire spread.

This means that no fires are allowed, whether you are burning your leaves and yard rakings, or sitting around a back yard fire pit.

Clarence-Rockland burn bans are issued through the City of Ottawa dispatch. Residents are reminded that they must first obtain a fire permit before they have any fire in the open air. Permit holders are required to call
613-580-2880 prior to burning to ensure there is not a burn ban in effect.

Substantial fines may be issued to residents who are not in possession of a
valid fire permit or are found to be non-compliant to conditions and
regulations within their permit. Fire Permits are available through our bylaw office: 613-446-6022, Ext: 2244

The current fine is around $240.00
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Carbon Monoxide alarms now required in certain Ontario homes
As of mid-April 2015, it’s now the law in Ontario to install carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in your home if you have a fuel-burning appliance or an attached garage. Those who do not have a carbon monoxide detector installed in their home will now face a $360 fine.

An estimated 10,000 Ontarians suffer from carbon monoxide poisoning each year.
Read more here.
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Sarsfield Home Hardware closes... employees out ASAP

 
(Photo courtesy of Orleans Online)

(Sarsfield, April 8, 2015) When the Sarsfield Home Hardware shut its doors on Wednesday, after 20 years, it left 20 people out of a job and forced the store cats to find new homes. According to one radio news report, management walked in to the store at 2:00 p.m., and closed it by 6:00 p.m. That was all the notice the staff got.

Some aspects of the business (feed, fertilizer, etc.)were to remain available for the local farming community. The community (Canada) post office, which is housed inside the store, was to remain open as well, however the corporation is evidently looking for a new location.

Read the CBC coverage (with photos) here.
Read the Vision Newspaper story (in French) here.
From Orleans Online: Sarsfield landmark closes its doors for the last time

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Rockland/Ottawa Gas Prices

A: Cheapest prices
within last 24 hours.

B: Average Price Today
posted at 5:00 p.m.

Tomorrow's Gas Prices Today with Dan McTeague's forecast... More...


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BURN BAN STATUS
Thursday, May 19


As of today, the burn ban has been lifted. Enjoy your long weekend backyard fires, but don't forget to get a permit.


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We have a link that shows "Lowest Regular Gas Prices in the Last 24 hours" as well as "Highest Regular Gas Prices in the Last 24 hours".
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Fake soldier Franck Gervais
(worked at Potvin, Rockland)
sentencing delayed
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The sentencing hearing for the man who pleaded guilty to illegally wearing a military uniform and medals during the 2014 Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa has been delayed until Aug. 4..
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Rona coming to Rockland:
Rona expansion in 2015 to
include store in Rockland.
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Daytripping to Rockland:
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May 8 - Blood Donor Clinic

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Cumberland Museum

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Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) for July:
The Gatineau Police Service and Ottawa Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) will focus on
cycling safety and unsafe vehicles safety during the month of July as part of its ongoing commitment to keeping Ottawa’s roads safe.

Cycling safety:
Between 2008 and 2012, there were 1544 collisions involving cyclists with 1238 injuries and 13 fatalities, in Ottawa.

Unsafe vehicles:
In 2010, 181 reportable collisions on Ottawa roadways involved unsafe vehicles – resulting in 58 injuries; six were life-threatening and two were fatalities. Causes of these collisions included defective brakes, steering, tires, lights, engine controls, trailer hitches, suspension, as well as obscured vision.

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