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North Grenville Supports the Emily Project to Promote Civic Numbering at Farm Field Entrances

June 22, 2021

NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – Council has approved funding to support the Emily Project, an initiative to encourage and promote civic numbering at farm field entrances.   

“North Grenville has an incredibly active farming community, and Council is proud to provide funding for the Emily Project in an effort to improve emergency response times within the rural parts of our community,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford.

Initiated by the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Advisory Committee, the Emily Project supports civic numbers at farm fields to better assist First Responders when responding to emergencies.

“This initiative highlights the importance of having easily identifiable address signage in rural areas — to decrease response time when critical help is needed, and ultimately save lives,” added Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Chair, Laura Scott.

As an incentive, the Municipality will offer the first 100 civic numbers at a subsidized rate of $25 per civic number. The regular rate is $50. 

Farmers should contact  to order a civic number for their farm field. The estimated installation time once the sign has been ordered is approximately 3 weeks.

The Emily Project began after the tragic death of Emily Trudeau in a farm related accident in 2014. Response time from paramedics was delayed due to the lack of civic numbering for the field where the tragedy struck. In honour of Emily, the Emily Project was started to raise awareness of farm related accidents and the need for better civic numbering of farm fields.

For more details on the Emily Project visit: https://www.farm911.ca/ 

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Jill Sturdy, Corporate Media Relations Officer

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