Flood watch: Old Man Winter hangs around
officially arrives Sunday.
www.ottawariver.ca or phone 1-800-778-
The lingering cold weather was in fact
reservoirs in the system will be gradually
good news formany peoplewho live beside
emptied in preparation for the freshet. No
waterways, however, as the lower
South Nation Conservation had the
significant change was expected for several
temperatures slowed the melt and reduced
Old Man Winter was still hanging
mandate to forecast potential flood
days, says the Ottawa River Regulating
the chances of flooding.
around this week, even though spring
emergencies, and thenwarnmunicipalities,
The agency thatmonitorswater levels on
agencies and residents in the watershed so
Meanwhile, the South Nation River
there is adequate lead time to prepare and
conservation authority was warning
watershed residents to be wary of the
Make a Wish
the likelihood of flooding is the daily and
long-range weather forecasts from
Environment Canada and the Ministry of
On the Ottawa, the total outflow at
Children’s Wish Foundation chapter
Natural Resources, which provide
Carillon was 2,620 cubic metres per second
(PRCWF) will start both a fundraising
anticipated temperatures and precipitation
Monday. That is far below the maximum
campaign and a promotion campaign that
amounts. Twice a month, snow depth and
flows that have been recorded at theHydro-
If the response to the introduction
its water equivalent are measured at seven
can get in touch about wishes for local
meeting is anything to go by, the success of
locations throughout the watershed. The
of 473 to a high of 4,020 cubic metres per
children that fit the group’s operating
the new Prescott-Russell chapter of the
guidelines. The initial fundraising goal
Make a Wish Foundation is assured.
important because it’s an indication of how
As of Monday, the water level recorded
would be for between $32,000 to $35,000 to
Spokesman for the newest community
well the snowwill be able to absorb rainfall
in Grenville was 41.43 metres.
be able to grant at least three wishes this
service group, Stéphane Langlois is more
and excess water.
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than pleased at the turnout to the initial
“I would personally like to be able to
organizational gathering held at the Boston
‘grant’ three to five wishes with the first
Pizza last month.
year, if all goes well,” Langlois said. “I don’t
“Three days after I first talked about it to
think there will be a problem with getting
media, people showed up,” Langlois said.
“In all there are 22 people that reallywanted
One wish that Langlois has is to have as
to be involved.”
broad and representative a group of
volunteers for the local chapter as possible.
The February inaugural meeting saw most
were not able to attend to introductory
attendees coming fromClarence-Rockland,
with a few from Alfred-Plantagenet and
of between seven to 10 people set up within
a week or two to begin work on launching a
Langlois hopes to make contact with
Prescott-Russell chapter of the international
interested individuals from Champlain
children’s aid group.
Township, Casselman and The Nation to
The Children’s Wish Foundation
add to the group’s core group of volunteers.
specializes in granting “wishes” for
“There’s a lot of ways to become
involved,” Langlois said.
getting to meet their sports or celebrity idol
Anyone interested can email him at
to enjoying a special outing to Disneyworld
or some other place to provide special
Photo Richard Mahoney
More information on the Make A Wish
memories that the family can treasure after
Ice has been slowly breaking up on area waterways as temperatures continued to
Foundation is available at its website at
the child is gone.
fluctuate this week.
Once it is established the Prescott-Russell
Integra for Children and Adults of Prescott-Russell would liketoextend itssincerethankstoeachofourcommunity partners as well as to our donors across the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, who have taken part in our 2010 Christmas Angels Campaign. Thanks to all of you, more than 763 underprivileged children received gifts and had a joyful Christmas.
In the Rockland region, we would like to thank: Boston Pizza, Scotia Bank, TD Bank, Walmart, BDO Dunwoody, les Services des incendies de Rockland, Régimbald Promotion Ltée, and NewWave Pools.
In the St. Isidore, Casselman and Embrun region, we wish to thank: The Ste-Euphémie parish, the Jean Coutu pharmacy, MLS Insurance Brokers, the Giant Tiger stores of Embrun and Casselman, Valuemart, National Bank, Royal Bank, la Caisse populaire Nouvel-Horizon, la Caisse populaire Nation, le Dépanneur Pierre et fils, The Early Years Center, Farm Credit, Urban Country, Buck-a-roos, the members of BNI Au Quat’ Coins of Embrun, Dupuis Ford Lincoln, Enxco Service Canada Corporation and the Optimist Club of Casselman. In the Plantagenet, Alfred and Hawkesbury region, we would like to thank: la Compagnie d’édition André Paquette, GS Elecrical Contractor & Supplier, DART, National Bank of Alfred, SEFPO (local 426), Royal Bank, Papanack Park Zoo, Alfred-PlantagenetTownship, Zumba group of Hawkesbury and l’Institut Valor. We wish to thank our school partners for organizing various fundraising within their school: École Sainte- Trinité, Rockland Public School, Rockland District High School, Pleasant Corner Public School, École secondaire catholique de Plantagenet, École secondaire catholique régionale de Hawkesbury, L’École élémentaire de Casselman; Ste-Euphémie and St-Paul Pavillons, École St-Jean and the Pavillon La Croisée in Embrun, Plantagenet Public School, Cambridge Public School, SEFA, Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute, Russell Intermediate School, Russell High School, Russell Public School, École La Source in Moose Creek, and École St-Viateur in Limoges. Special thanks go to Sylvie Labrèche, from l’École secondaire catholique de Plantagenet, as well as Leeca Desforges and her team of students and volunteers, for organizing the traditional Christmas Angels Brunch for the 12th year. We would also like to thank the Scotia Bank of Rockland for their generous contribution.
Our sincere thanks to all the people who offered a present to one of our angels and to all the volunteers who offered their time to make the Christmas Angels Campaign a success.
We hope to see you all next year for our 19th annual Integra Christmas Angels Campaign.
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