Local News – The North Grenville Times http://www.ngtimes.ca The Voice of North Grenville Thu, 12 Jul 2018 22:33:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 Canada Day 50/50 Winner Receives Prize http://www.ngtimes.ca/canada-day-50-50-winner-receives-prize/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/canada-day-50-50-winner-receives-prize/#respond Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:53:54 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=13626 Kemptville Lions Club’s 50/50 draw was held on Canada Day in Oxford Mills and the prize of $1,600 was won by Goldie Leizert. On Tuesday night, Goldie came out to the weekly “Catch the Ace” draw and received her prize.

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Kemptville Lions Club’s 50/50 draw was held on Canada Day in Oxford Mills and the prize of $1,600 was won by Goldie Leizert. On Tuesday night, Goldie came out to the weekly “Catch the Ace” draw and received her prize.

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Road closures during Lewis Bridge rehabilitation http://www.ngtimes.ca/road-closures-during-lewis-bridge-rehabilitation/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/road-closures-during-lewis-bridge-rehabilitation/#respond Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:53:32 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=13584 As part of the approved 2018 budget, a rehabilitation of Lewis Bridge is scheduled for the coming weeks which will result in a road closure. River Road between Muldoon Road and Actons Corners Road will be closed to all through traffic beginning Monday, July 9. Detour details are as follows: Westbound Detour: Proceed south on […]

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As part of the approved 2018 budget, a rehabilitation of Lewis Bridge is scheduled for the coming weeks which will result in a road closure. River Road between Muldoon Road and Actons Corners Road will be closed to all through traffic beginning Monday, July 9. Detour details are as follows:

Westbound Detour: Proceed south on Muldoon Road for 2.5 km, turn right onto County Road 43 and follow for 2.7 km, turn right onto Actons Corners Road and follow for 2.7 km, detour ends at River Road.

Eastbound Detour: Proceed south on Actons Corners Road for 2.7 km, turn left onto County Road 43 and follow for 2.7 km, turn left onto Muldoon Road and follow for 2.5 km, detour ends at River Road.

The project is expected to be completed by August 31, 2018. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the project manager Ryan Brault by email at rbrault@northgrenville.on.ca or by phone at 613-258-9569 ext. 121.

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Burritts Rapids Swing Bridge update http://www.ngtimes.ca/burritts-rapids-swing-bridge-update-3/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/burritts-rapids-swing-bridge-update-3/#respond Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:51:57 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=13594 submitted by Parks Canada The project to repair the Burritts Rapids swing bridge remains in its final stages, however it has experienced a minor setback that has impacted the contractor’s schedule. During the process of moving bridge back to site, some of the protective coating on the steel was damaged. As this protective coating is […]

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The project to repair the Burritts Rapids swing bridge remains in its final stages, however it has experienced a minor setback that has impacted the contractor’s schedule. During the process of moving bridge back to site, some of the protective coating on the steel was damaged. As this protective coating is essential to maintaining the long life of the bridge, the damage will need to be repaired.

The revised schedule would see the bridge open to traffic in late July. Parks Canada continues to work with the contractor to expedite the work and to minimize negative impacts to the public.

In recent weeks, the bridge was returned to site and largely re-assembled including the top crossing members and floor beams. Wood stringers have been installed and counterweights have begun to be placed. Next, the contractor will be completing repairs to the protective coating as well as installing the wood deck.

When the bridge is fully re-assembled, it will then be balanced to ensure that it swings smoothly. Following a series of test swings, the bridge will then enter into the commissioning stage, at which time it will be opened to vehicular traffic. During the commissioning phase, vehicles may experience intermittent closures as the contractor makes minor adjustments.

The temporary pedestrian crossing will remain in place until the bridge is able to be used. With school now out for the summer and boat traffic picking up, the bridge will now be in place for pedestrian use outside of Rideau Canal operating hours and otherwise available for use on demand.

Parks Canada would like to thank the Burritts Rapids community for their patience and understanding as we complete these important repairs. Through investments in infrastructure, Parks Canada is protecting and preserving our treasured places, while supporting local economies, contributing to growth in the tourism sector, and enhancing the charm and attractiveness of Canada’s heritage sites.

The canal cut was dug in 1826, and the dirt and clay served as building materials for the earth dams holding back the water of the Rideau Canal from the community site. The swing bridge dates to 1897 and continues to be swung by hand during the navigation season.

For up-to-date news on Parks Canada infrastructure work in this community, please visit www.pc.gc.ca/rcNorthGrenville. For questions or concerns, or to receive updates regarding these projects, please contact us at RideauCanal.info@pc.gc.ca and include “Burritts Rapids” in the subject heading.

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Local business celebrates first anniversary http://www.ngtimes.ca/local-business-celebrates-first-anniversary/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/local-business-celebrates-first-anniversary/#respond Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:43:11 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=13618 The people at Saltastic are feeling fantastic! On Thursday, July 5, they celebrated one year in business in North Grenville, with a Customer Appreciation Day to mark the anniversary. Owner, Karen Quigley talked about the motivation behind opening Saltastic: “Saltastic was founded because I had been suffering from sinus infections for most of my life. […]

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The people at Saltastic are feeling fantastic! On Thursday, July 5, they celebrated one year in business in North Grenville, with a Customer Appreciation Day to mark the anniversary. Owner, Karen Quigley talked about the motivation behind opening Saltastic: “Saltastic was founded because I had been suffering from sinus infections for most of my life. Nasal sprays, antibiotic, nothing was working anymore. I discovered salt therapy on a trip to Florida and never looked back. It took a few more years of research, and the strength to actually go ahead and open the business, but, one year later, I am very happy that I pushed myself to move forward. Salt Therapy promotes better breathing, healthier skin, sounder sleep, decrease stress & anxiety while boosting your immune system. It is natural, safe AND effective.”

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KDH announces its Board of Directors http://www.ngtimes.ca/kdh-announces-its-board-of-directors/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/kdh-announces-its-board-of-directors/#respond Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:28:04 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=13572 Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) is pleased to announce that Robert Morais has been elected Chair of its Board of Directors, and the Board has welcomed three new members: Jeff Nolan, Andrew Vignuzzi, and Amy E. Yee. The elections took place at the hospital’s June 28, 2018 Annual General Meeting. Robert Morais, who is the cofounder […]

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Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) is pleased to announce that Robert Morais has been elected Chair of its Board of Directors, and the Board has welcomed three new members: Jeff Nolan, Andrew Vignuzzi, and Amy E. Yee. The elections took place at the hospital’s June 28, 2018 Annual General Meeting.

Robert Morais, who is the cofounder and Managing Director of the management consulting firm Strata KBD Inc. as well as Chief Financial Officer of the Connelly Group of Companies, has more than 25 years of diverse business and volunteer experience. He succeeds outgoing Board Chair Karen Cooper, a distinguished lawyer who practices charity and not-for-profit law. Cooper continues to serve on the Board as Past Chair. Robert expressed his appreciation of the newly elected Directors: “We are so fortunate Jeff, Andrew and Amy have chosen to make KDH the beneficiary of their volunteer time; each brings unique experience and expertise to the skills-based KDH Board.”

Jeff Nolan brings an in-depth understanding of technology and its alignment with business operations, gained over 20 years working in the high tech industry in both Canada and the United States. He is currently a lecturer at Ottawa’s Algonquin College. He has been part of the North Grenville community since 2007.

Andrew Vignuzzi is an entrepreneurial senior technology and operations leader with expertise in organizational transformation. He brings to the Board a wealth of experience in technology and innovation. Andrew was recently appointed Vice President of Information Technology Infrastructure at Canopy Growth in Smiths Falls, Ontario. He holds an MBA from the University of Ottawa, a Master of Science, Engineering, from Queen’s University, and a Bachelor of Engineering, Engineering Physics, from the Royal Military College of Canada. He is a resident of Burritts Rapids, Ontario.

Amy E. Yee brings to the KDH Board a decade of global industry experience in business design, design strategy, digital strategy and user experience. She is currently the Chief Digital Officer at the Health Standards Organization (HSO) and its affiliate, Accreditation Canada, where she leads multiple teams including enterprise digital platforms, IT services, infrastructure, marketing, communications, and digital transformation of the stakeholder experience. She is an in-demand speaker, recently keynoting conferences in Japan, Canada and across the US. She has more than 12 years’ combined experience as a director on non-profit boards, and in 2015, won a Forty Under 40 Award in her hometown of Ottawa. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical, from Carleton University.

In addition to the three new Board members elected at the AGM, the following current Directors were reelected: Carolyn Chisholm, Peter Currie, and Jim Neubauer. With Robert Morais’ appointment as Board Chair, Peter Currie was elected Vice Chair, and Director Stephen Saslove was elected Treasurer.

The KDH Board has also welcomed two new ex-officio members: Dr. Zahra Saleh, new President of KDH’s Medical Staff, and Brenda Steacy, the new President of the KDH Auxiliary. At the same time, the Board said farewell and thank you to Directors Gayle Poapst and Connie Parsons. Gayle Poapst served the KDH Board as an elected Director for three consecutive three-year terms, starting in 2009. Her committee work included acting as Chair and then Vice Chair of the Governance Committee, in 2014/15 and 2016/17, respectively. Connie Parsons became an ex-officio member of the KDH Board in September, 2016 when she was elected President of the KDH Auxiliary. She continues as an active member of the Auxiliary, serving as Volunteer Coordinator.

KDH’s new Board Chair, Robert Morais, ended the proceedings on June 28 with words of gratitude for outgoing Chair, Karen Cooper: “During Karen’s tenure we have benefited from her strong and thoughtful leadership as we expanded our services into new outpatient clinical spaces while maintaining our exemplary rating – the highest standing of hospital accreditation.”

To see the full complement of Directors, visit
www.kdh.on.ca/your-hospital/board-of-directors/current-board-members.

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To Be Continued continues http://www.ngtimes.ca/to-be-continued-continues/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/to-be-continued-continues/#respond Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:17:22 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=13604 Shelley Mitchel, owner of To Be Continued at 207 Sanders St. in Kemptville, would like to thank the community for coming out and helping her celebrate her 14 years in business. The place was just hopping last Saturday, as people came in to congratulate her, mingle in the store, enjoy light refreshments, cookies made by […]

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Shelley Mitchel, owner of To Be Continued at 207 Sanders St. in Kemptville, would like to thank the community for coming out and helping her celebrate her 14 years in business. The place was just hopping last Saturday, as people came in to congratulate her, mingle in the store, enjoy light refreshments, cookies made by Log House, face painting by Maggie Boyer and caricature portraits by Jeff Rusland.

As Shelley says: “I absolutely love this community! I believe in the recycling, reusing and reducing philosophy of To Be Continued and I hope to continue to make an impact in this great community. I’m proud to raise my family, shop, eat and have fun in North Grenville!”

It’s great to have so many people eager to support local businesses. Shelley sends out her thanks to Maggie and Jeff; but, most of all, to her family for their years of support and understanding.

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OPP visit the Cadets http://www.ngtimes.ca/opp-visit-the-cadets/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/opp-visit-the-cadets/#respond Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:13:09 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=13546 by A/SLt (NL) Susie McIntosh, Commanding Officer, NLCC 215 Assiniboine On June 20 NLCC Assiniboine Cadets (9-10) and their Commanding Officer A/SLt (NL) Susie McIntosh had the pleasure of having Constable Lindsey and Constable Collins visit them. That was the NL CADETS last Training Evening for the Year. We learned many things about the OPP […]

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by A/SLt (NL) Susie McIntosh, Commanding Officer, NLCC 215 Assiniboine

On June 20 NLCC Assiniboine Cadets (9-10) and their Commanding Officer A/SLt (NL) Susie McIntosh had the pleasure of having Constable Lindsey and Constable Collins visit them.

That was the NL CADETS last Training Evening for the Year. We learned many things about the OPP Officers and their community involvement in our Schools.

We, the NLCC 215 Assiniboine Crew, would like to thank them for talking to us and showing us the “Cruiser”. As NE Nimmo suggested to the Officers, they should be driving a Fancier car. Have a Great Summer everyone.

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Ferguson Forest Dog Park Memorial Site http://www.ngtimes.ca/ferguson-forest-dog-park-memorial-site/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/ferguson-forest-dog-park-memorial-site/#respond Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:06:02 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=13632 by Carl Doucette The Ferguson Forest Dog Park has a beautiful new memorial site, thanks to the efforts of students from the Masonry Program of Algonquin College (Perth Campus). The focal point of the site is a 15-foot-long stone wall called “Athena’s Wall”. This memorial wall is dedicated to a beautiful two-year-old Great Dane named […]

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by Carl Doucette

The Ferguson Forest Dog Park has a beautiful new memorial site, thanks to the efforts of students from the Masonry Program of Algonquin College (Perth Campus). The focal point of the site is a 15-foot-long stone wall called “Athena’s Wall”. This memorial wall is dedicated to a beautiful two-year-old Great Dane named Athena, who spent her last day with her family on 17 September 2017 at the Dog Park’s opening. Sadly, that night she passed away from bloat. She is missed by her family, but her memory lives on at Athena’s Wall.

In addition to Athena’s Wall, there is a second memorial wall and two benches, all created from a Scottish drystone blend. The memorial walls will afford the opportunity for patrons to place a plaque to remember beloved pets. This is in keeping with the memorial benches and trees, which are featured in the park. A special dedication ceremony will take place on Sunday, 16 September, in conjunction with the Park’s first anniversary celebration.

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Senior Times, Let’s Connect http://www.ngtimes.ca/senior-times-lets-connect-13/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/senior-times-lets-connect-13/#respond Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:05:05 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=13600 Louise Atchison 2018 volunter service award by Susan Smith, Executive Director, Kemptville & District Home Support “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” ~ Confucius It was a wonderful sunny summery day at the get-together for KDHSI’s ‘Singing Seniors’. John Baldwin, one of the singers, decided that a ‘garden party’ […]

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Louise Atchison 2018 volunter service award

by Susan Smith, Executive Director, Kemptville & District Home Support

“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” ~ Confucius

It was a wonderful sunny summery day at the get-together for KDHSI’s ‘Singing Seniors’. John Baldwin, one of the singers, decided that a ‘garden party’ would be a wonderful way to mark the beginning of the summer break. John and his wife, Joelle, were gracious hosts opening up their home, and their pool!

When I arrived, there was such a festive and relaxed atmosphere. All of our volunteers are such an enthusiastic group of people, and this group certainly reinforced it for me. I heard several bits of songs to reinforce a comment, and a fun rendition of ‘Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini’, while everyone was relaxing around the pool.

All of these amazing people not only show up to the weekly ‘practices’, they also travel around the area on a regular basis to Nursing Homes, providing an opportunity for people to hear familiar songs, and some new ones as well. Those that are often very stoic can be seen tapping a toe or singing along. There is also a social time of visiting with everyone as well. Smiles and memories abound.

All of this takes great leadership, which Louise Atchison definitely has. When I first met Louise, five years ago, I was impressed by her energy, openness and ideas. The Singers at that time were practicing in the dining room, as KDHSI hadn’t built the Activity Room.

When I asked Louise if there was anything that the group needed, she quickly responded that the door opening into the Dining Room should be moved to the other wall, opening into the main area. And, the LHIN approved the proposal!

Louise also stretches the group by bringing in new arrangements of familiar songs, and new music as well. She has also spearheaded several musical performances to raise needed funds for KDHSI. As I am writing this, I am wondering if the Singers have time to rest!

During the ‘garden party’, it was my absolute pleasure to present to Louise Atchison the Ontario Volunteer Service Award for 10 years with Kemptville & District Home Support. Louise received a certificate from the Premier of Ontario, from MPP Steve Clark, and a 10 year Ontario Volunteer pin. Congratulations Louise!

19th century German author, Berthold Auerbach, notably stated: “Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Thank you to Louise and all of the Singing Seniors for enriching our lives with your gift of time and music.

If anyone is interested in finding out more about the programs, services, and volunteer opportunities at KDHSI, we would love to speak with you. Please feel free to call, or stop by the Centre for a cup of coffee and a chat.

Until next time,
Susan

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Family Fun Fest at Ferguson Forest Centre a big hit http://www.ngtimes.ca/family-fun-fest-at-ferguson-forest-centre-a-big-hit/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/family-fun-fest-at-ferguson-forest-centre-a-big-hit/#respond Thu, 05 Jul 2018 18:57:23 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=13505 The post Family Fun Fest at Ferguson Forest Centre a big hit appeared first on The North Grenville Times.

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