Comments for The North Grenville Times http://www.ngtimes.ca The Voice of North Grenville Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:16:51 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 Comment on Reaching The Summit by Bill Gooch http://www.ngtimes.ca/reaching-the-summit/#comment-35315 Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:16:51 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=12071#comment-35315 Congratulations on attracting such a large number of attendees. By their addresses is it possible to determine how many actual folks employed in the agric-industry were in attendance? Was there a recruitment attempt made to get volunteers to for a committee to follow through on ideas and or suggestions?

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Comment on Mud and glory at Featherstone Park by James Sloan http://www.ngtimes.ca/mud-and-glory-at-featherstone-park/#comment-35234 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:03:29 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=615#comment-35234 Please I trying to find a contact information for the Park .. the reason is we are facing the same situation at River Valley Park. So i am trying to talk to someone that would be able to answer some questions i have .. James

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Comment on Down the rabbit hole by L Clayton http://www.ngtimes.ca/down-the-rabbit-hole/#comment-35024 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:57:32 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=11612#comment-35024 Big brother !

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Comment on Will gardening cool our planet? by Claude http://www.ngtimes.ca/will-gardening-cool-our-planet/#comment-34899 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 00:26:37 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=11992#comment-34899 Great article

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Comment on Council addresses issues with Municipality’s grader by Geoff Clark http://www.ngtimes.ca/council-addresses-issues-municipalitys-grader/#comment-34682 Sun, 08 Apr 2018 12:26:28 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=11823#comment-34682 MR. Monkmon Has asked some very valuable information regarding the maintenance and how competitions were conducted for the lead hand job, I hope some one will be held accountable for the way tax dollars have been spent and the reasoning to hire a lead hand with no history or experience in road work or construction.

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Comment on Council addresses issues with Municipality’s grader by Eric Monkman http://www.ngtimes.ca/council-addresses-issues-municipalitys-grader/#comment-34655 Sun, 08 Apr 2018 02:21:10 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=11823#comment-34655 1. Why was a used machine of this value not purchased from a bonafide Volvo Dealer who would “back up” or “warrant the machine ?
2. How could a 30 day warranty ever be considered suitable for such a purchase of this value ?
3. Why was the grader not plugged in, or inside a heated shop when not in service, during the winter ?
4. Why was a strategy for cold starting not employed or developed ?
5. Why and who, under what authority were the keys left in an outsiders care and control ?
What exactly were the circumstances around the incident that caused the catastrophic damage ?
6. Given the common knowledge that “Synthetic Oil ” prevents a lack of lubricant condition in cold starting situations, and prevents engine damage, why was this type of product not employed ?
7. Does the Municpality actually have experienced staff to care for and operate heavy equipment such as this ? I ask this question because a recent competition for a “lead hand” position was given to an indiviual with no previous experience or employment as a heavy equipment operator. It is common knowledge that some very experienced professionals interviewed and were unsuccessful.

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Comment on Downtown Revitalization Phase Two? by Gudrun Klingelstein http://www.ngtimes.ca/downtown-revitalization-phase-two/#comment-34555 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:10:30 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=11808#comment-34555 I was just in the downtown area on Tuesday past and was impressed with the cleanup and revitalization of the buildings. Parking is definitely an issue. The banks, who have parking spaces could put up signage to indicate parking after hours for non customers. As opposed to “no parking” for non customers.

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Comment on Country roads by Christopher Lyon http://www.ngtimes.ca/country-roads/#comment-34549 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 10:14:01 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=11758#comment-34549 ]]> While I can easily appreciate that the view ‘from here’ can change with the moment… Having played an important role in the municipality’s early years… I would offer that the North Grenville taxpayer… both urban and rural… carried a substantial role to lift the rural sector, in particular Oxford on Rideau Township, out of a significant infrastructure deficit (innumerable bridges left to rot, landfills full but left uncapped, roads with necessary paving and gravel topping, etc) in the first ten years after amalgamation. Had everyone not paid this hidden debt – the good life of the rural sector now – would be far worse than it is right now. As for Maplewood.. the local community put up a gazebo… but all tax payers paid for the complete rehab and transformation of a building left to rot … returning it to the rural sector as an active vibrant community centre. 😊

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Comment on The Kemptville Lions Club celebrates 60 years of community service by Christopher Lyon http://www.ngtimes.ca/kemptville-lions-club-celebrates-60-years-community-service/#comment-34272 Mon, 02 Apr 2018 02:14:56 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=11593#comment-34272 During my time at North Grenville … I was truly surprised and delighted at the level of effort and investment made by the Lions Club and other service clubs. They established in me a new understanding of how I could also build a more nurturing and wholesome community through my efforts as an adult community member.

With thanks and appreciation
Chris

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Comment on Local Scouter being honoured by Christopher Lyon http://www.ngtimes.ca/local-scouter-honoured/#comment-34195 Sat, 31 Mar 2018 20:40:28 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=11635#comment-34195 Congratulation Darrell.

Yours in Scouting
Chris

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