|Prescott-Russell Impact Survey
Transfer of public servants to West Ottawa
April 30, 2012) The United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) is inviting federal employees living in the
region to take part in a telephone and on-line survey set up as part of its study to understand the impact of the
transfer of thousands of public servants from the Department of National Defence and RCMP to the West end of the
City of Ottawa. Read more...
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|The Charter of Rights and Freedoms turned 30 April 17
|The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which turns 30 today, has made Canada a
global constitutional trendsetter. Years ago, on April 17, 1982, Queen Elizabeth, sitting under a wet and gloomy
sky in front of Canada’s Parliament Buildings, proclaimed in force the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
— a key element of the new Constitution Act.. More...
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|Clarence-Rockland partners in major tree planting project
|(Bourget, April 2012) - A partnership between
Clarence- Rockland, South Nation Conservation, and Trees Ontario will result in a major tree planting project this
spring. A mixture of 7,200 coniferous tree seedlings will be planted on a six hectare parcel of
vacant land in Bourget. Read
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Province approves funding to expand environmental assessment
(Tuesday, April 24, 2012) After years of waiting, the province of Ontario has finally agreed
to fund an environmental assessment for Highway 174 from Trim Road all the way to Rockland. To read an in-depth
story featured in the Vankleek Hill Review, click here...
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|OPP seize drugs in Hammond
drug team with Project Paradigm that included members of the Rockland Detachment executed a Controlled Drug and
Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant at a residence in Hammond recently. Charged was Darryl Larocque, 23. More...
April 15, 1912 - The Titanic sunk 100 years ago
Today marks the 100th Anniversary of
the sinking of the Titanic. At the time this great ship was believed to be unsinkable. This was a major historical
event which has been featured in film, books and news stories. We are linking to some of the stories: More...
Pierre Tessier appointed as C-R CAO
Acting Chief Administative Officer (CAO) for Clarence-Rockland, Pierre Tessier, was appointed to the position, full-time, at Tuesday's council meeting .Read more, including the Vision...
Money for environmental Assessment - Widening Highway 174
Cumberland Ward Councillor Stephen Blais says the widening of Highway 174 has been accelerated by at least four
Blais is welcoming the Ontario Government's move to provide an additional $1 million in funding for an environmental
study on widening the regional road through Orleans.
The study will look at widening the highway to six lanes from the split to Trim Road, and expanding the 174 to
four lanes between Trim Road and the city's border with Rockland.
The Ontario Government is looking at improving road conditions, easing congestion and shortening commute times.
The environmental study will take two years.
(Related story: Hwy. 417 expansion delayed by studies)
Check out our updated church page
We have some 16 church and religious
congregations in our coverage area. If you are interested you can visit the web page. If you would like to add
information about them, please contact us.
Katimavik: A sad ending to a national treasure
Somewhere out there Jacques Hebert is rolling in his grave. The former Liberal Senator went on a hunger strike
for 21 days in 1986 after the Conservative government of the day tried to kill the Katimavik youth exchange program which he founded in 1977 with the blessing of Pierre Trudeau. Read more...
Spring Seatbelt Campaign Starts Saturday
Ontario Provincial Police are reminding motorists to buckle-up while in the car. Their annual Spring Seatbelt Campaign
kicks off on Saturday. Officers will be ensuring all occupants in vehicles are properly secured. The fine for not
wearing a seatbelt is $200.
Heavy backpacks dangerous for teens: study
How heavy is your child's backpack?
A new study suggests many teens are carrying school bags that exceed 10 to 15 per cent of their body weight, putting
them at extended risk for future back pain.
Researchers looked at more than 1,400 students between the ages of 12 and 17 in Northwestern Spain, finding the
average backpack weighed more than 7 kgs (15 lbs).
One in four students surveyed said they had experienced back pain for more than 15 days during the previous year.
Of those teens, the ones with the heaviest bags were 50 per cent more likely to have suffered back pain when compared
to those with the lightest bags.
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These headline stories are not all directly related
to our coverage area, but they may be interest to our readers.
Gilles Duceppe heralded for a lifetime
of waste in Parliament
Gilles Duceppe is the gift that keeps on taking. During 20 years in Ottawa
he worked selflessly to destroy the country that made him, to undermine the system that paid him, and to break
up the society that gave him the opportunity to enjoy a lifetime of security by complaining endlessly about how
unappreciated he was. Now he has been recognized by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation for a lifetime achievement
award at its 14th annual recognition of wasteful government spending. And well deserved, too... Read more...
From the funky file -
Now YOU can become "a qualified Internet surfer". This website
lets you certify yourself.
(However, we would suggest that you only use your alternate email address (Gmail, Hotmail, etc) rather than a business
or government email and also not to enter your website address if you have one... just to avoid any possible junk
mail.) Read more...
Apple’s iBooks 2 Launch Prompts 350,000
With its announcement of the release of iBooks 2 and digital school textbooks
priced as low as $14.99 (or less), Apple aims to put an iPad in every student’s book bag. Read more...
Rogers breaking rules by choking
off online traffic: CRTC
(This is for some of our readers on the Ottawa side...)Rogers Communications,
is breaking Canada's Internet traffic management rules by deliberately slowing down certain online traffic. The
CRTC is "of the belief" that the telecom giant is in breach of the rules governing how Internet Service
Providers control the flow of traffic on their networks.. Read more...
Council concerned about losing 10K employees to Kanata-Barrhaven
City officials have expressed concern over the Department of National Defence's
plan to relocate 10,000 employees currently working in offices east of Ottawa to the old Nortel facilities and
megaplex located west of the city in Kanata. Read more...
Orleans Park & Ride (OC Transpo) customers take note and be alert
The Ottawa Police Service is seeking the public's assistance in the investigation
of a robbery/car-jacking and two residential break & enters. Of interest to commuters is that the car-jacking
took place at the Park & Ride and users should be aware. Read more...
Septic system permits
to be issued by South Nation Conservation
Effective January 3rd, residents living throughout much of the watershed
will deal with South Nation Conservation staff regarding issuing of septic permits for new construction, renovation
and legal searches, said authority General Manager Dennis O'Grady. Read more...
Ottawa police chief Vern White appointed to Senate
Ottawa Chief of Police Vern White has been appointed to the Senate by Prime
Minister Stephen Harper. His departure will take effect on February 20,
2012. Read more...
Ontario eases rules for switching last name
Switching back to your maiden name after a marriage ends will be easier
in Ontario. Read more...
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