Learn to fish

County fills



Face it: You have always wanted to try


ice fishing. But where do you start? Have

no fear. You can learn everything you need

to know about this popular sport by

dropping by Wendover February 19.

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South Nation Conservation and the

Wendover Knights of Columbus are joining

together to introduce adults to ice fishing at

the 2011 Knights of Columbus Wendover


Council Family Ice Fishing Tournament,

Saturday, February 19 in Wendover, near


where the South Nation meets the Ottawa

the Prescott-Russell United Counties


human resources department head job has

In the new “SNC Learn to Fish” zone,

been filled.

volunteers from the Knights of Columbus

Jonathan Roy, a native of L’Orignal, will

will teach you everything you need to know

Photo Richard Mahoney

succeed Jean Leduc, who left in 2008.

about ice fishing. Bilingual “Learn to Fish”

Recent snowfalls have delighted outdoor sports enthusiasts, including the many

A lawyer and member of the Barreau du

instruction will take place between 10 a.m.

snowmobilers in the region. While there are several groomed trails in the district, this

Québec, Roy earned a Bachelor’s degree in

and 2 p.m.

sledder decided to go for a spin on Hawkesbury’s Aberdeen Street.

applied science in electrical engineering,

“Learn to Fish” sessions are free. Lines

management option, with a specialization

and bait are supplied, and holes will be

in telecommunications, from theUniversity

already drilled for you. Because it takes

of Ottawa, and a law degree from the

Tax rate frozen

place during a family licence-free fishing

Université de Montréal. In July, 2010, he

weekend, you don’t need a fishing licence.

completed two years of articling with the

All you need to do is dress warmly for a day

The portion paid for regional equipment

law firm of Gowling Lafleur Henderson in

on the ice. Limited space is available, so


rises from 2.19 to 2.48 cents while water


participants must be pre-registered in

rates rise from $122 to $140 per household


advance. Registrations will be accepted on

and garbage taxes increase from $120 to

background and engaging personality. He

a first-come, first-served basis. To pre-

While the tax rate in the village of

$140 per residence.

will undoubtedly be an asset to the

register, call Gord Shaver at South Nation

Grenville has been frozen, because of

The village will pay a total of $80,094 to


Conservation at 877-984-2948, email

higher property values, taxpayers will


Jean-Yves Lalonde.,



collectively put more into municipal

in 2010.

“Mr.Roypossessesthecompetenciesand Youcanalsocontactthe

coffers in 2011. Plus, garbage and water


skills required to take our human resources


taxes have been hiked.

compared to $95,037 last year.

service to the next level. It is a pleasure to TheWendover

The residential bill stays at $1.14 per


welcome him to our management team,”


$100 of evaluation however, the village

compared to $19,350 in 2010.

adds chief administrative officer Stéphane


expects to collect $675,864 $ in residential

Sewage and water taxes are to generate

P. Parisien.

each June and an ice fishing tournament in

taxes, compared to $661,971 in 2010.

$124,553, up from $100,162 last year.

Roy will lead a team of nine employees

February. Over the years, the tournaments


Ratepayers will pay $113,406 in garbage

responsible for the staffing, hiring and



taxes, compared to $105,510 in 2010.

training of employees, the maintenance of

ofcharitablecauses. Thisyear’stournament

council froze the residential tax rate at 92


sound labour relations and the application



financing fees, $633,350; council $65,586;

of occupational health and safetymeasures.

In association with Bob Izumi’s Kids, Cops

of the tax bill destined for the MRC

general administration $260,519; fire

and Canadian Tire, there will be a special

d’Argenteuil has remained at 9 cents per

protection $138,175; street department

kids fishing area set up on the bay from 10

$100 of evaluation and the portion to be

$193,978; snow removal $60,981; water

Grow more,

a.m. to 2 p.m. Holes will be drilled and

paid to the Sûreté du Québec goes from

services $98,881, sewage treatment $71,756;

instruction will be given to the kids.

10.74 cents to 11.37 cents per $100 of


Participants must supply lines. The


recreation $58,351; library $38,990.

tournament runs from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The

emit less

entry fee is $15 for adults, which includes a

spaghetti supper at the end of the day. Kids

under 12 fish for free. Registration takes


place on the day of the tourney at the

registration shack on the ice. Ice fishing is


“GrowMore and Emit Less” is the goal

but also an important economic generator

of a proposed program the South Nation

for the region.

Conservation has submitted for federal


M.P.P. coy

The conservation authority is seeking

$640,000 over four years from the


Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program.

The project, which would see SNC partner

Jean-Marc Lalonde says he will


announce at the end of March whether

the University of Ottawa, will study the

he will seek re-election as Glengarry-


Prescott-Russell M.P.P. when Ontario

on greenhouse gas emissions.

voters go to the polls October 6.


While he had earlier said there is a “70

Thanks to funding from the Eastern

per cent probability that I will not run

again,” the Liberal member said Tuesday

Ontario Development Program and the

inHawkesbury that he has not yet taken a

IPM photo

Raisin-South Nation Source Protection

decision about his political career. He

Tammy Fisher, whowas namedQueen of the Furrow at the 2010 International Plowing

Region, SNC is developing an Internet

added that he would make his intentions

Match in St. Thomas, made an appearance at the IPM 2011 meeting held recently in

mapping tool that will display watershed

known at the end of next month.


geographical information, such as canoe

Lalonde called a press conference this

with members of the local organizing committee. (From left) Charles Leduc, Robert

routes, trails, natural heritage and hazards,




the Liberal government’s energy policies.

Tammy Fisher, Gary Barton, Jean-Yves Lalonde, Bruno Lecot, Jeff Waldruff.

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