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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.

In 2015, the Municipality passed By-Law 104-15 which requires a Municipal licence for door-to-door sales.  By-Law Services has investigated the company currently going door-to-door and they are operating without a required licence.  There are currently no licences issued for door-to-door sales in North Grenville.

If a salesperson shows up at your door selling goods or services and requests that you sign a contract or provide them information on water filters, home energy, heating or any similar activity, you should request to see their Municipal Sales Licence and carefully read any literature they provide.  If they cannot produce a Municipal Sales Licence, please report the company name, representative’s name and/or any vehicle information to By-Law Services at (613) 258-9569 ext. 206 or the Ontario Provincial Police at (613) 258-3441. If they become aggressive or you are concerned for your safety, call 9-1-1.

For more information:
James Petersen, MLEO(c), CPSO
Emergency & Protective Services

613-258-9569 ext. 206

Friday, 23 June 2017 17:02

Black Bear Safety Tips

The Municipality of North Grenville was recently made aware of a black bear sighting along the trails at the Ferguson Forest Centre.

The Ontario government operates a Bear Wise program and provides valuable information on their website (ontario.ca/page/prevent-bear-encounters-bear-wise).

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has advised that a bear who has entered a populated area isn’t necessarily a threat, but it is important to know who to call during a bear encounter.

If a bear is posing an immediate threat to public safety by exhibiting threatening or aggressive behavior, call 911 for your local police service. For non-emergencies, the Province operates a toll-free Bear Wise reporting line (1-866-514-2327) from April 1st to November 30th to provide the public with information and best practices.

If you see a black bear, here are a few tips from the Bear Wise website:

  • do not try to get closer to the bear for a better look or picture
  • make sure the bear has a clear escape route — don’t corner a bear
  • always watch the bear and slowly back away until the bear is out of sight
  • get inside, if you are near a building or vehicle
  • leave the area, if you are berry-picking, hiking, camping, jogging or cycling
  • if you are with others, stay together and act as a group
  • if the bear does not get closer to you, slowly back away, talking to the bear in a quiet, monotone voice

For more information:
Government of Ontario Website – Bear Wise program
www.ontario.ca/page/prevent-bear-encounters-bear-wise

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 BR+E Program kicked into full gear in March as teams of trained volunteers met with local businesses to gather key information through completing a comprehensive survey. The visits also provided the opportunity to identify the specific needs and concerns of each business and respond to those concerns on an individual basis.

“The visits we undertook with local businesses had four purposes,” said Matt Gilmer, the Municipality’s Economic Development Coordinator. “First, we wanted to show our local businesses that we appreciate the contributions they are making to our local community. Second, we wanted to see if they have any concerns, and, if so, if there are ways we can help.Third, we are offering to help our local businesses take better advantage of business resources. Finally, we wanted the businesses to help us set priorities on future directions of local economic efforts.”

“The face-to-face interviews were essential to getting honest and fulsome feedback from our local business community. We would like to thank all of those businesses who took the time to participate in the interviews and provide input into the future of our economy,” said Kevin O’Dair, North Grenville’s BR+E Coordinator.

The next steps for the BR+E Program are to analyze the data collected through the surveys and hold a “Task Force Retreat” with local business and community leaders to identify key issues and priorities, as well as develop and brainstorm initial action plans. The results of the retreat will provide the basis for a final report and action plan for the project to be considered by Council and incorporated in the Economic Development Program.

This project is funded by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. Specific support is through the Eastern Ontario Development Program, delivered locally through the Grenville Community Futures Development Corporation.

For more information:
Kevin O’Dair, BR+E Coordinator
Email:
Telephone: 613-258-9569 x 119

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.

The Municipality will also be hosting an Open House at the North Grenville Public Library at 1 Water Street in Kemptville on Wednesday, July 12 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm, to provide more information about the program, answer questions, give feedback on project ideas and supply application packages. 

If you already have a project in mind and would like to move forward with applying, feel free to do so as applications are now being accepted. 

Full program guidelines, a map of the CIP District and application forms can be found on investnorthgrenville.ca.  Just click on the Resources Tab on the home page to find the CIP program. 

Information packages (including the application form) can be found here on investNorthGrenville.ca or be picked up at the Municipal Centre (2nd floor reception) during regular business hours.

For more information:
Teri Devine,
Economic Development Officer

613-258-9569 x 115

FROM/DE: Grenville County – Kemptville Detachment      DATE: 19 June 2017

Pedestrian Fatality on County Road 43

(Kemptville, ON.) - Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police are investigating a pedestrian fatality on County Road 43 at Anniversary Way, North Grenville.

At 10:00 p.m. on 17 June 2017, four pedestrians were crossing County Road 43 when a 63 year old male from North Grenville was struck by a westbound vehicle. The male received life threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital and pronounced deceased.

The driver of the vehicle was transported to the hospital and treated for shock.

North Grenville Fire Department, Leeds and Grenville Emergency Services,  the OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigation Unit and the OPP Forensic Identification Services Unit attended the scene. The road was re-opened shortly after 3:00 a.m. on 18 June 2017.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on the above occurrence is asked to call Grenville County O.P.P. Communication Centre at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-(TIPS) 8477 or submit your tip on-line at www.tipsubmit.com.  Crime Stoppers does not want your name, you don't go to court, and you could earn cash reward.

Contact:
Provincial Constable C.A. Lindsey
(613) 258-3441
(613) 213–8047 cell

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 16:28

Notice of Construction: Bedell Road

Construction Notice: As part of our 2017 Rural Road Rehabilitation grant, Bedell Road is having a gravel re-build done. Please avoid using it if at all possible. Work should be completed in one to two weeks, weather dependent. 

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 16:11

Notice of Construction - County Road 20

Please be advised that Miller Paving will be completing work this weekend; June 17 and 18 on County Road 20 (North Grenville) from County Road 22 easterly to Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry border and County Road 21 (Edwardsburgh/Cardinal) from County Road 22 easterly to Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry border.

The new South Gower Park play structure installation will commence on THURSDAY, JUNE 15. The play structure area will be CLOSED during construction. Anticipated completion is July 1st.

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