Learn to fish
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.
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,
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
collectively put more into municipal
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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