The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville are beginning the rehabilitation of Hanlan Bridge on County Road 18 just east of County Road 25 in the Municipality of North Grenville. Work will begin on Monday, August 21 and will continue until Friday, November 24th, 2017.
Phil Gerrard, Director of Planning & Development, presented the Long-Term Population, Housing & Employment Forecast final report at the July 24 Council meeting. The report was prepared by Watson & Associates Economists Ltd. and will be used as part of the Municipality's Official Plan review exercise as well as serving as a basis for a variety of other projects and plans going forward. A complete copy of the report is available here.
Mississippi and Rideau Watersheds, June 29, 2017– The Mississippi-Rideau Drinking Water Source Protection (MRDWSP) staff will be meeting with land and business owners this summer in the communities of Almonte, Kemptville, Merrickville, Montague, Smiths Falls and Westport who may be using chemicals that could pose a risk to the municipal drinking water systems.
This work is being done by MRDWSP staff on behalf of the local municipalities as they strive to meet the requirements of the Ontario’s Clean Water Act. The locally produced and supported Source Water Protection Plan sets out ways to ensure long-term protection of municipal drinking water supplies. Drinking Water Protection Zones are outlined in the Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Plan and are areas where the drinking water source is more vulnerable and as a result has special protection.
Certain activities that take place within these zones can pose a risk to the municipal drinking water supply. Chemicals known as dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPLs) are heavier than water, meaning that they sink and do not dissolve in water. These chemicals are harmful to human health and are very difficult and expensive to clean up. DNAPLs may be present in dry cleaning chemicals, paints, paint strippers, degreasing and cleaning agents, lubricants and adhesives. If these chemicals are present, Mississippi-Rideau Staff will work with land and business owners to ensure that proper practices are established and recognized so that current activities do not pose a threat to the drinking water source.
MRDWSP staff will also endeavour to meet with municipal councils prior to starting their work in each of the six communities to outline provincial requirements and the value of these outreach projects to the long-term protection of local drinking water resources.
The Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Region is made up of the Mississippi Valley and Rideau Valley watersheds. The Source Protection Committee and staff are supported by the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority and Rideau Valley Conservation Authority.
For more information about Mississippi-Rideau Source Water Protection and Drinking Water Protection Zones visit mrsourcewater.ca or contact:
Diane Downey Director,
Communications Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Box 599
Manotick, ON K4M 1A5
613-692-3571 or 1-800-267-3504 extension 1126
The North Grenville Canada Day Committee is primed for an exciting event on July 1st it couldn’t be done without our sponsors.
Recently, Sharon Hicks Insurance reached out to us and offered generous support in the hosting of the Canada 150 celebration in Riverside Park. Thank you Sharon for helping to make this a memorable sesquicentennial event!
The North Grenville Emergency & Protective Services Department has received several complaints recently about water filter services companies going door-to-door under the pretext of water issues and aggressive sales tactics.
Over the past three months, 84 community businesses had the opportunity to voice their opinions about the local economy as the Municipality of North Grenville progressed through the interview stage of the Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) Program, in cooperation with the North Grenville Chamber of Commerce and the Old Town Kemptville BIA.
The Municipality of North Grenville is offering a second intake for applications to the Rideau-Sanders-Prescott Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Façade, Landscape and Signage Grant Program. This program provides matching funds, up to $5,000, for eligible residential and commercial property improvement projects within the CIP District.
The deadline for applications to be submitted for this intake is Friday, August 11, 2017.