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Celebrate the May Long Weekend Safely

May 19, 2021

NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – With Victoria Day quickly approaching, the Municipality of North Grenville is reminding everyone to celebrate the long weekend safely.

“Traditionally, the May Long Weekend is the unofficial kick-off to summer, a time when family and friends come together,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford.

“Under the provincial Stay-at-Home Orders, we will have to celebrate differently again this year, but it doesn’t mean we can’t have fun,” added Mayor Peckford.

The current Provincial Order is scheduled to end June 2nd, and Mayors from across Ontario are urging the Ford Government to open up outdoor recreational activities as soon as possible. As long as public health protocols are followed, being outside is a very safe and satisfying way to connect and be active.

“I join Mayors from across Ontario who are advocating for a return to most outdoor recreational activities in June. North Grenville’s tennis and pickleball courts, ball diamonds, outdoor pool, splash pad and parks will be ready for residents to enjoy,” Mayor Peckford noted. 

“We are excited to see new lighting at the tennis courts, improvements to our trail system. Additionally, Kemptville’s outdoor pool in Riverside Park is currently scheduled to open mid June.”  

“In the meantime, get outside, plant your garden, hit the water, or go for a walk or run in the Ferguson Forest, Limerick Forest and Kemptville Campus,” emphasized Deputy Mayor Jim McManaman.

Fireworks

A North Grenville bylaw permits the detonation of Commercial Fireworks on private property on the Victoria Day holiday. Fireworks must be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and general safety precautions.

For more information on fireworks safety and tips visit: https://www.northgrenville.ca/live/municipal-services/emergency-services/fire/fire-prevention 

Municipal Services

The Municipal administrative office remains closed to the public during the Provincial Order. It will be closed on Monday, May 24, 2021 to observe Victoria Day and will resume operations again Tuesday, May 25.

As of Staturday, May 22, more outdoor recreational amenities will reopen including the skatepark, tennis courts, sports fields and golf courses.

Garbage, Recycling and Green Bin Collection

Garbage, recycling, and green bin collection will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week, with Saturday making up for the missed day. The week of May 24th is Garbage Week 1 and Fibre/paper recycling.

A reminder the Bulky Item collection days have been moved to June 14-18 and June 21 – 25. Leaf and Yard waste collection remains the same (May 31 – June 4 and June 7 – 11). Bag tags for these collection events are available online and at Giant Tiger and Jonsson’s Independent. For more details and to purchase bag tags online visit www.NGrecycles.ca

Well Water Sampling

Well water sample drop-off has been changed to 50 Empress Drive, Kemptville. This is a private residence. Please do not knock or ring the doorbell. If you have questions, please contact the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit directly at 1-800-660-5853 or visit www.healthunit.org/well-water-sampling.

For more information related to COVID-19 visit: www.northgrenville.ca/coronavirus.

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