Uncategorized – The North Grenville Times http://www.ngtimes.ca The Voice of North Grenville Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:49:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 OPP Christmas BBQ raises funds for Christmas http://www.ngtimes.ca/opp-christmas-bbq-raises-funds-christmas/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/opp-christmas-bbq-raises-funds-christmas/#respond Wed, 06 Dec 2017 19:32:52 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=10104 The OPP Christmas Charity Barbeque on Thursday, November 30 was a great success! Thanks to our great community; a total of $416.00 as well as food and toys was donated to the Salvation Army Christmas Campaign. An additional $500.00 was raised for United Way. Special thanks to our sponsors Royal LePage Team Realty and Country […]

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The OPP Christmas Charity Barbeque on Thursday, November 30 was a great success! Thanks to our great community; a total of $416.00 as well as food and toys was donated to the Salvation Army Christmas Campaign. An additional $500.00 was raised for United Way. Special thanks to our sponsors Royal LePage Team Realty and Country Style Coffee.

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OPP WARN PUBLIC OF RENTAL SCAM http://www.ngtimes.ca/opp-warn-public-rental-scam/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/opp-warn-public-rental-scam/#respond Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:43:02 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=9795 Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police have received complaints about a rental scam involving a Kemptville home being advertised for rent on www.freerentads.com. Scammers create fraudulent classified ads, often online, for rentals available in a preferred location. Ads are usually posted with a below average asking price to ensure a “quick sale.” Scammers give interested consumers […]

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Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police have received complaints about a rental scam involving a Kemptville home being advertised for rent on www.freerentads.com.

Scammers create fraudulent classified ads, often online, for rentals available in a preferred location. Ads are usually posted with a below average asking price to ensure a “quick sale.” Scammers give interested consumers a rental questionnaire, which asks for personal information including: banking details, contact information, occupation, income and more.

Scammers portray themselves as landlords currently working overseas. They say that the rent is at a discounted rate to get good tenants who will “take care” of the property while they are away on business. Scammers also explain how showings/tours of the property are unavailable but a full refund can be given if the rental does not meet the consumer’s satisfaction.

Once an offer is “accepted”, consumers must send first and last months’ rent (either by a money service business, email money transfer or bank wire) in exchange for the keys. The keys are promised to be express mailed to the tenant’s current address. No keys are ever sent, nor is a rental available by the scammer. Victims are given many reasons to send extra funds (security deposit, pay for more months at a discounted rate). Victims are eventually made aware of the fraud and ads are quickly deleted and communication with the suspect is terminated.

Warning Signs – How to Protect Yourself

When searching for rentals, go to the address. Schedule a showing and confirm its availability. Request a lease/contract. Review it thoroughly. Complete open source searches on rental addresses to ensure it’s not a duplicate post. Do not send funds to strangers.

Contact Equifax and Transunion if you’ve provided sensitive information on applications. Go with your gut. If it seems fishy it probably is.

If you have been a victim of a scam, please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Center at 1-888-495-8501 or Grenville County O.P.P. Communication Centre at 1-888-310-1122.
Please do your part in recognizing fraud, reporting it and stopping it.

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Gerald Tallman honoured with Leadership Award http://www.ngtimes.ca/gerald-tallman-honoured-leadership-award/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/gerald-tallman-honoured-leadership-award/#respond Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:29:02 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=9800 For the first time since its introduction, the Bill Thake Memorial Economic Development Leadership Award is going to not one, but all three outstanding nominees. The winners of the 2017 Award recognizing leadership in building Leeds Grenville’s economy are Wendy Banks, creator of Wendy’s Country Market, Heather Howard, owner of FoxRun By-The-River Retirement Residence, and […]

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For the first time since its introduction, the Bill Thake Memorial Economic Development Leadership Award is going to not one, but all three outstanding nominees. The winners of the 2017 Award recognizing leadership in building Leeds Grenville’s economy are Wendy Banks, creator of Wendy’s Country Market, Heather Howard, owner of FoxRun By-The-River Retirement Residence, and Gerald Tallman, founder and chair of the Tallman Group.

Warden Robin Jones presented three awards at the ninth annual United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Economic Development Summit in Kemptville. The event was a sell-out. Warden Jones was assisted by Bill’s widow, Marlene Thake, and Glenn Allen, the inaugural award recipient.

“This is definitely a moment to remember – three impressive community leaders being recognized for making this region a better place to work and live,” said Warden Jones.
“We are proud to honour individuals who have made major contributions to their respective communities and to Leeds Grenville overall,” she said.

Gerald Tallman, from the Municipality of North Grenville, is a self-made entrepreneur who started from humble beginnings but quickly rose to become sole owner of the Kemptville Truck Centre. Today his award-winning company, Tallman Group, is the largest private sector employer and job creator in North Grenville. The company has locations throughout the province and employs more than 500 people, making them the largest international truck dealer in Canada. Gerald is known for sharing his success with his neighbours through job creation and his support of numerous community events and services.

The other winners of the Award were Wendy Banks, from the Township of Rideau Lakes and Heather Howard, from the Township of Leeds and the 1000 Islands. Over the past seven years, 30 deserving women and men have been nominated and 10 have received the award. Past recipients include Glenn Allen, of Westport; Jean Jacque Rousseau, Municipality of North Grenville; joint 2013 winners Don Ross, of Leeds and the Thousand Islands, and Don Munz of North Grenville; Richard Dumbrille, Township of Augusta; George Tackaberry, Township of Athens; and Robert Noseworthy of North Grenville.

The summit attracted over 200 business operators, not-for-profit organizations and government representatives from Leeds Grenville and neighbouring regions. It was hosted by the Counties Economic Development Department in partnership with Gord Brown, MP for Leeds-Grenville, 1000 Islands and Rideau Lakes, and Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds-Grenville, the 1000 Islands, Valley Heartland and Grenville Community Futures Development Corporations, and the 1000 Islands Region Workforce Development Board.

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Report from the United Counties http://www.ngtimes.ca/report-united-counties/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/report-united-counties/#respond Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:35:34 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=9665 by David Gordon The United Counties of Leeds & Grenville [UCLG] Council has been dealing recently with the problem of chronic homelessness in the province and our municipalities. The goal of the Ontario Government is to end homelessness by the year 2025, and the UCLG are preparing a study to estimate the size of the […]

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by David Gordon

The United Counties of Leeds & Grenville [UCLG] Council has been dealing recently with the problem of chronic homelessness in the province and our municipalities. The goal of the Ontario Government is to end homelessness by the year 2025, and the UCLG are preparing a study to estimate the size of the problem in our region.

The Canadian definition of homelessness is the situation of an individual, or family, without stable, permanent, appropriate housing, or the immediate prospect, means and ability of acquiring it. It is the result of systemic or societal barriers, a lack of affordable and appropriate housing , and the individual or household’s financial, mental, cognitive, behavioural, or physical challenges. Most people do not choose to be homeless, and the experience is generally negative, unpleasant, stressful, and distressing. Homelessness has been one of the hidden shames of Canada for years and now, finally, we are looking at the problem and attempting to eliminate some of the things that create homelessness.

The Province, along with the UCLG, will be doing a local enumeration of people experiencing homelessness, and this is planned to take place in May, 2018. The objectives of local homeless enumeration are, first of all, to provide a snapshot of homelessness, including information on the scope and nature of homelessness in our communities, and to provide a mechanism for tracking progress and trends including establishing a baseline sample that can to used to track progress in reducing homelessness and chronic homelessness over time. This will also add to the accuracy of provincial reporting on the problem of homelessness. The enumeration will provide data that our Service Managers can use to monitor the impact of local strategies and initiatives, and will provide information to drive change, spur innovation, and enable continuous improvement. Data gathered through enumeration can provide information about whether programs and initiatives are having the desired impact on the problem of homelessness in the United Counties.

Due to the size and mix of urban and rural populations in Leeds and Grenville, it was determined that the most productive way of enumeration would be a method called Period Prevalence Count. This method is a coordinated, multi-day count that captures the incidence of homelessness over a period of time. This method is sometimes preferred in Ontario’s rural and Northern areas, where people experiencing homelessness are most often hidden, and less likely to be visible on the streets and in shelters. The plan is to report back on the results of the Homelessness Enumeration to the Joint Services Committee in September, 2018.

UCLG Paramedic Call Report:

The County Council also received a summary report of the Leeds and Grenville Paramedic Service [LGPS] Third Quarter Call Report, ending September 30, 2017. As of September 30, 2017, LGPS has responded to 9,111 emergency calls compared to 8,813 for the same period in 2016, an increase of 298 calls. Non-urgent patient transfers have increased slightly compared to the same period last year. As of September 30, 2017, staff have responded to 302 non-urgent transfers, compared to 298 in 2016, an increase of four calls.

The third-quarter response time’s targets for sudden cardiac arrest and CTAS levels within Leeds and Grenville were achieved. The average response time to life threatening calls in Leeds and Grenville is currently at nine minutes thirty five seconds.

Paramedic services from other municipalities responded to 895 calls in Leeds and Grenville, compared to 794 in 2016. LGPS responded to 594 calls outside Leeds and Grenville, as compared to 612 in 2016. Staff will continue to monitor the cross-border calls in Ottawa and Cornwall, Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, where there are no cross-border billing agreements.

The UCLG Council is composed of the mayors of all the Townships and Villages in Leeds and Grenville. The current Council is chaired by Robin Jones, Mayor of the Village of Westport, who is the Warden of the United Counties. The role of Council is to represent the public and to represent the various communities as the Municipal Council does in each one. The Counties Council usually meets on the third Thursday during the third full week of each month, in the Council Chambers, 25 Central Avenue West, Brockville, Ontario. The next UCLG Council meeting takes place on November 23.

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Discussion topics for Rural Expo 2018 http://www.ngtimes.ca/discussion-topics-rural-expo-2018/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/discussion-topics-rural-expo-2018/#respond Sun, 12 Nov 2017 20:48:48 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=9594 We’re asking what topics would you like to see discussed at a conference in Kemptville on agriculture and local food? We want to know! Whether you’re a backyard gardener, just thinking about gardening or you operate an agricultural business of any size, we want your input! START SURVEY  

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We’re asking what topics would you like to see discussed at a conference in Kemptville on agriculture and local food? We want to know! Whether you’re a backyard gardener, just thinking about gardening or you operate an agricultural business of any size, we want your input!

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CDSBEO appoints Director of Education http://www.ngtimes.ca/cdsbeo-appoints-director-education/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/cdsbeo-appoints-director-education/#respond Wed, 04 Oct 2017 19:57:24 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=8743 The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario is pleased to announce the appointment of John Cameron, as its new Director of Education for the Board, effective January 1, 2018. Mr. Cameron, who was appointed to the position on September 19th by the Board of Trustees, is currently the Associate Director of Education, with responsibilities […]

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The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario is pleased to announce the appointment of John Cameron, as its new Director of Education for the Board, effective January 1, 2018. Mr. Cameron, who was appointed to the position on September 19th by the Board of Trustees, is currently the Associate Director of Education, with responsibilities that include supervision of Catholic schools in the Cornwall area.

Board Chair, Todd Lalonde says that Mr. Cameron has a longstanding career in Catholic education. “Mr. Cameron’s dedication to Catholic education cannot be questioned. He has demonstrated for many years, his dedication to ensuring that students have the opportunity to flourish in a faith-filled learning environment. He is a strong advocate for our beliefs and values and I look forward to working closely with him in this new role.”

Over his 26 year career as an educator, Mr. Cameron has held positions including secondary teacher, vice-principal, principal, superintendent and most recently Associate Director of Education. His career began at St. Joseph’s Catholic Secondary School in Cornwall where he taught religious education. During his time as an administrator, Mr. Cameron has gained experience overseeing the Religious and Family Life Education Department, the International Education program, the Adult and Continuing Education program, and the Student Success portfolio. He has acted as a mentor and guide for the CDSBEO Catholic student trustees, and as key facilitator for the CDSBEO Parent Involvement Committee. Mr. Cameron earned his Masters of Education from the University of Ottawa.

Director of Education, Wm. J. Gartland expressed his confidence in the appointment. “Our Board has benefited greatly from Mr. Cameron’s participation in planning for the needs of our system in his current capacity as Associate Director of Education. I know that he will bring that same level of passion to this new position.”

Mr. Cameron expressed his gratitude. “I am honoured to have been given this opportunity. Our board has seen much success under the direction of retiring Director of Education Wm. J. Gartland, and I look forward to building on those successes as I take on this exciting role. Over the years, I have enjoyed working with the Board of Trustees in my capacity as Superintendent and Associate Director, and I look forward to continuing to work with them to nurture the hearts, minds, bodies and souls of our students.”

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario operates 40 elementary and 10 secondary schools across 8 counties. The CDSBEO offers excellence in Catholic education through provincial-leading programs to approximately 12,800 students.

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Tips for packing a healthy school lunch http://www.ngtimes.ca/tips-packing-healthy-school-lunch/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/tips-packing-healthy-school-lunch/#respond Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:54:08 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=8394 Submitted by Dana Hawthorne, RD and Danielle Labonte RD, Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit Children spend about 40% of their waking hours at school, so the meals and snacks they eat there are a major source of the energy and nutrients they need to grow, learn, play and develop. Most schools have a […]

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Submitted by
Dana Hawthorne, RD and Danielle Labonte RD,
Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit

Children spend about 40% of their waking hours at school, so the meals and snacks they eat there are a major source of the energy and nutrients they need to grow, learn, play and develop. Most schools have a meal or snack program that is available for all students; talk to your child’s teacher or principal to learn more.

When packing a school lunch, try to pack at least 3 of the 4 food groups. A whole grain pita stuffed with cheese, chicken breast, cucumber and carrot includes a choice from each food group: Vegetables and Fruit, Meat & Alternatives, Grains, and Milk & Alternatives. For more ideas, check out our “What’s For Lunch?” resource by typing in the search bar at healthunit.org. Pack a kid-friendly lunch by using easy to open containers, removing peels and packaging, and packing foods that look like food, as food that looks like toys, may be played with instead of eaten. Small sized and finger foods are easier for little fingers to handle. Match portions of foods to your child’s appetite as large portions can be overwhelming. Involve kids in planning and packing their lunch – they are more likely to eat meals and snacks when they help make them.

Remember to use an insulated lunch bag with an ice pack or reusable frozen water bottle for foods that need to stay cold. For foods that need to stay warm, heat a thermos with boiling water for a few minutes, empty water then add food that has been heated to steaming hot, at least 74°C on a food thermometer. Keep lunches in the fridge until your child is leaving for school. Wash all fruit and vegetables thoroughly, and do not reuse perishable foods, like meat, fish, poultry or milk products that come home from school uneaten.

For more information, visit the health unit’s website at healthunit.org, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, or call the Health Action Line at 1-800-660-5853.

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Weekly and Recurring Events http://www.ngtimes.ca/weekly-recurring-events/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/weekly-recurring-events/#respond Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:53:24 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=8089 The post Weekly and Recurring Events appeared first on The North Grenville Times.

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MondayKemptville Quilters Guild, 2nd Mon./mth at the Kemptville Pentecostal Church, 1964 County Road 43, 7 pm. New members welcome.
Kemptville Cancer Support Group, 3rd Mon/mth, St. John’s United Church, Prescott St., 2 pm. All welcome. For info, please call Ellen Vibert-Miller at 613-258-7778.
Modern square dance club, Grenville Gremlins,7:30-10 pm, NG Municipal Centre
Kemptville and Area Walking Group meet at Municipal Centre at 8 am. All welcome.
Newcomer Bridge St John's United Church 12:15pm. Cost $5.00. All levels welcome. No partner needed. Info 613-915-1464 or 613-806-4495. TuesdayBNI Networking Group Breakfast, Grenville Mutual Insurance Building, 380 Colonnade Dr, 7- 8:30 am. Info: 613-918-0430.
Euchre at Kemptville Snowmobile Clubhouse 1505 O'Neill Road. 7:30 pm start. $5.00 each. 3rd Tues/mth.
Bridge, St. John’s United Church, 12:15 pm. Cost $4. All levels of bridge players welcome. Info, contact Sandra at 613-258-2691
The Branch Artisans Guild, North Grenville Community Church, 2659 Concession Street every 3rd Tue/mth, 7 pm. New members welcomed! WednesdayNG Photography Club - 1st Wed./mth, 7-9 pm, at the Grenville Mutual Insurance, 380 Colonnade Drive. See ngphotoclub.ca for info.
Klub 67 Euchre every 2nd & 4th Wed/mth, 1:15 pm, St. John's United Church. Everyone welcome $5.00.
New Horizon Club, 2nd & 4th Wed./mth at the Burritt`s Rapids Community Hall. Meetings at 2 pm. All adults 55 plus welcome to join. For info re programs and membership call Janet 613-269-2737.
Probus Club of North Grenville, 3rd Wed./mth. Everyone is welcome to join us at 9:30 am at St Paul's Presbyterian Church Hall for fellowship.
Holy Cross Church monthly suppers, 1st Wed/mth. Adults $8, Children $5. All are welcomed.
Kemptville and Area Walking Group meet at Municipal Centre at 8 am. All welcome. ThursdayBridge, St. John’s United Church, 6:15 pm. Cost $5. All levels of bridge players welcome. For more info, contact Sandra at 613-258-2691.
North Grenville Toastmasters, Meeting 1st & 3rd Thurs/mth., 7 pm at O’Farrell’s Financial Services, Cty Rd 44. Info, call 258-7665.
NGPL Science and Technology Group, meetings are held the 1st/Thurs/mth, 7-9 pm in the program room at the Library. FridayFriendship Lunch held at St. John's United Church. Lunch is served at 11:30, donations accepted but not expected. Everyone welcome.
Twice The Fun Games, (200 Sanders St. Unit 103) Game Night, 2nd and 4th Fri/mth, 6-10 pm. Bring your favourite game or borrow one from their library. All ages welcome.
Kemptville and Area Walking Group meet at Municipal Centre at 8 am. All welcome. SaturdayKemptville Legion breakfast, 8 - 10 am 3rd Sat/mth, 100 Reuben Crescent. Adults $6. Children under 6 $3. All welcome.
Euchre Tournament - 3rd Sat/mth. Registration 12-12:30pm. Cost $10.00 Games start 12:30 pm at the Kemptville Legion, 100 Reuben Crescent, Refreshments available. Everyone Welcome. SundayTwice The Fun Games, (200 Sanders St. Unit 103) 103) “Organized Play” and "Learn to Play" events, 1-4 pm . No experience needed.
Kemptville Legion Bingo, last Sunday of the month. Doors open at 6:00, 100 Reuben Crescent. Guaranteed Jackpot of $400.00. Refreshments available.

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County Road 43 – Have your say! http://www.ngtimes.ca/county-road-43-say/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/county-road-43-say/#respond Mon, 28 Aug 2017 02:02:22 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=7941   START SURVEY

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Survey – Considering A Ward System http://www.ngtimes.ca/survey-considering-a-ward-system/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/survey-considering-a-ward-system/#respond Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:20:20 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=7067 This survey is designed to seek input on ways to improve political representation for residents of North Grenville. We’ll explore two subjects in the next two surveys: the possibility of creating a ward system and the possibility of changing the size of our municipal council. Please be sure and complete both surveys.”   START SURVEY

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This survey is designed to seek input on ways to improve political representation for residents of North Grenville. We’ll explore two subjects in the next two surveys: the possibility of creating a ward system and the possibility of changing the size of our municipal council. Please be sure and complete both surveys.”
 

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