Interviews – The North Grenville Times http://www.ngtimes.ca The Voice of North Grenville Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:50:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 Steve Clark on provincial-municipal issues http://www.ngtimes.ca/steve-clark-on-provincial-municipal-issues/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/steve-clark-on-provincial-municipal-issues/#respond Mon, 01 May 2017 00:14:07 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=5360 The NG Times met with Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds-Grenville, to talk about some of the recent issues that have been to the fore in the region. Excerpts from the conversation: Steve Clark on the on-going talks between the Municipality of North Grenville and the Province on the future of the Kemptville College campus: “I […]

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The NG Times met with Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds-Grenville, to talk about some of the recent issues that have been to the fore in the region. Excerpts from the conversation:

Steve Clark on the on-going talks between the Municipality of North Grenville and the Province on the future of the Kemptville College campus:

“I was disappointed…the Government treated it like any other asset that they have, and they made the Municipality sign a gag order, a non-disclosure agreement. Let’s face it, they made it very clear that they didn’t want me involved because I think the site provides great opportunity and there’s great examples out there to show how the Government, at a very low cost, has been able to sell an asset to a prime stakeholder (and in this case, I don’t think you could find a better stakeholder than the Municipality, other than the federal government) and run it in a way that would maximise its existing assets. I think the government should be looking at it like that, instead of trying to hose the municipal taxpayers by trying to offload something.”

Steve has been very concerned about the threatened closure of schools in North Grenville and Merrickville-Wolford. In particular, the fate of Oxford-on-Rideau Public School is one, he believes that should have been clear to the school board, but they have been far too inconsistent in the way in which they have approached the issue:

“When a school like Oxford-on-Rideau talks about rejuvenating it through a program, having a robotics course and making it a centre of excellence, why do you not take their suggestion, but take another community’s suggestion for another centre of excellence? I really thought that the Board, based on the presentation that the parents put on that night, would have saved the school. I can’t understand why you would close a school when you’ve just opened a high school here in 2010. Now that school needs expanding. And you’re in the process of building another new school here in Kemptville: it’s not even completed and yet there’s rumblings that it’s over capacity before its doors are even open.”

When asked about possible roles for him in any future Conservative Government in Ontario, Steve made it clear where his focus lies:

“I think the people in Merrickville-Wolford and North Grenville know me as a hardworking and visible member of the Legislature. I take my other duties within the Party as the Deputy Leader very seriously, but I haven’t really changed my way of doing business since when I was a local Mayor, I guess it would be 35 years ago. I am going to continue to be focussed on Leeds-Grenville, as opposed to being focussed on Queen’s Park. It’s a very delicate balance, but you need to be the person at Queen’s Park that represents Leeds-Grenville, not the other way around.”

The full video interview can be seen on our website at www.ngtimes.ca.

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Daughters of the Vote http://www.ngtimes.ca/daughters-of-the-vote-3/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/daughters-of-the-vote-3/#respond Thu, 30 Mar 2017 18:57:42 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=4703 Nancy Peckford, National Director of Equal Voice, talks to the Times about the Daughters of the Vote event on Parliament Hill in March, and the background to the Equal Voice initiative.

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Nancy Peckford, National Director of Equal Voice, talks to the Times about the Daughters of the Vote event on Parliament Hill in March, and the background to the Equal Voice initiative.

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Mayor Gordon on what North Grenville receives from the County http://www.ngtimes.ca/mayor-gordon-on-what-north-grenville-receives-from-the-county/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/mayor-gordon-on-what-north-grenville-receives-from-the-county/#respond Sun, 29 Jan 2017 15:38:23 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=3420 What are the services we receive from the United Counties?

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What are the services we receive from the United Counties?

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An Interview with the Mayor and CAO http://www.ngtimes.ca/an-interview-with-the-mayor-and-cao/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/an-interview-with-the-mayor-and-cao/#respond Sat, 21 Jan 2017 15:58:42 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=3365 Mayor David Nash and CAO John Regan discuss the changes that have taken place in municipal government in Merrickville-Wolford, and look forward to the challenges and opportunities of the year ahead.

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Mayor David Nash and CAO John Regan discuss the changes that have taken place in municipal government in Merrickville-Wolford, and look forward to the challenges and opportunities of the year ahead.

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Penny Lennox Interview Kemptville Snowmobile Klub BBQ http://www.ngtimes.ca/penny-lennox-interview-kemptville-snowmobile-klub-bbq/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/penny-lennox-interview-kemptville-snowmobile-klub-bbq/#respond Sat, 16 Jul 2016 01:30:55 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=2261 David had a talk this week with President of the Kemptville Snowmobile Klub, Penny Lennox regarding upcoming events the Klub is holding is coming weeks. If you looking for tickets contact Penny at: 613 297-3152 or Liz at: 613 258 3648 Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1810299489198417/ Video Created By: http://www.businesscontent.ca Micheal Pacitto and Vanessa McCutcheon The […]

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David had a talk this week with President of the Kemptville Snowmobile Klub, Penny Lennox regarding upcoming events the Klub is holding is coming weeks.

If you looking for tickets contact Penny at: 613 297-3152 or Liz at: 613 258 3648
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1810299489198417/

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Brenda Burich Talks About Neon Night http://www.ngtimes.ca/brenda-burich-talks-about-neon-night/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/brenda-burich-talks-about-neon-night/#respond Sat, 09 Jul 2016 02:21:54 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=2198 David sat down with Brenda Burich this week to talk about the Neon Night Run for Childhood Cancer taking place on September 24th, 2016. If you have a team that would like to participate or would like to run solo follow one of the links below to register: http://tinyurl.com/kemptvilleneonnight Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/neonnightkemptville/?fref=ts

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David sat down with Brenda Burich this week to talk about the Neon Night Run for Childhood Cancer taking place on September 24th, 2016. If you have a team that would like to participate or would like to run solo follow one of the links below to register:
http://tinyurl.com/kemptvilleneonnight
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/neonnightkemptville/?fref=ts

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7th Annual Show and Shine: Over 600 Cars expected http://www.ngtimes.ca/7th-annual-show-and-shine-over-600-cars-expected/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/7th-annual-show-and-shine-over-600-cars-expected/#respond Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:34:31 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=2085 Kelly Searson announces the 7th annual show and shine, at Riverside Park. This highly attended car show is free to enter with a donation to the food bank. Sunday June 19th, 9am-3pm Video created by www.BusinessContent.ca Micheal Pacitto and Vanessa McCutcheon

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Kelly Searson announces the 7th annual show and shine, at Riverside Park. This highly attended car show is free to enter with a donation to the food bank.
Sunday June 19th, 9am-3pm

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NG People: Lee & Terri from Geronimo Coffee http://www.ngtimes.ca/ng-people-lee-terri-from-geronimo-coffee/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/ng-people-lee-terri-from-geronimo-coffee/#respond Sat, 11 Jun 2016 14:31:54 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=2065 The full interview with Terri and Lee, of Geronimo Coffee House. They talk about what lead them on the adventure of taking over one of North Grenville’s most frequented social hubs. — Video Created By: http://www.businesscontent.ca Micheal Pacitto and Vanessa McCutcheon The North Grenville Times http://www.ngtimes.ca Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ngtimes

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The full interview with Terri and Lee, of Geronimo Coffee House.
They talk about what lead them on the adventure of taking over one of North Grenville’s most frequented social hubs.


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(Video) Local Writer Releases New Book – Stephen Trolly http://www.ngtimes.ca/video-local-writer-releases-new-book-stephen-trolly/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/video-local-writer-releases-new-book-stephen-trolly/#respond Fri, 27 May 2016 03:33:09 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=1951 Stephen Trolly’s New Book has been just released in a print edition. David talked with him at Geronimo Coffee House, and picked his brain about writing, and storytelling. Buy Stephen’s Book Here in Print or in Ebook.

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Stephen Trolly’s New Book has been just released in a print edition.
David talked with him at Geronimo Coffee House, and picked his brain about writing, and storytelling.

Buy Stephen’s Book Here in Print or in Ebook.

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Kemptville Farmer Market This Weekend http://www.ngtimes.ca/kemptville-farmer-market-this-weekend/ http://www.ngtimes.ca/kemptville-farmer-market-this-weekend/#respond Fri, 13 May 2016 11:30:47 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=1798 Spring has sprung and coming with it is the annual farmers market. Kemptville Farmers Market Board Member John Barclay sat down to answer some of our questions regarding this years market. — Video Created By: http://www.businesscontent.ca Micheal Pacitto and Vanessa McCutcheon The North Grenville Times http://www.ngtimes.ca Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ngtimes

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Spring has sprung and coming with it is the annual farmers market. Kemptville Farmers Market Board Member John Barclay sat down to answer some of our questions regarding this years market.


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