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Environmental Services’ (TMES) proposed CRRRC waste project in North Russell released studies and information about airflow analysis, biodiversity and species- at-risk, earthquake risks and potential groundwater and surface water impacts. In June TMES announced it was adding a second site at Boundary Rd. and Devine Rd. to the proposal. A new opposition group, Dump this Dump2, was formed to represent the communities of Vars, Carlsbad Springs and Edwards. Two open houses by TMES were followed by formal submission of the Terms of Reference. Mere days before the public comment period ended TMES was asked to take a “time out” by the Ministry of the Environment (MOE), which TMES refused. In front of a packed council chambers, Russell Township Council recommended the MOE reject the TMES Terms of Reference, and Mayor J.P. St. Pierre also stated the township would send a bill for their consultant’s fees, translation of the consultant’s report and Township staff time to the proponents. He also delivered a stinging rebuke to TMES for their failure to provide the terms in French, saying it showed lack of respect for and lack of understanding of the community. !3ŏ0.*/"!.ŏ /00%+* Russell Township sold land in the Vars Industrial Park to Laflèche Environmental to set up a transfer station which, if the project is approved, would be used to transfer waste going on to the Laflèche landfill near Moose Creek. ŏ .5ŏ/1))!. Six weeks of almost no rainfall, and only brief episodes before and after, lowered water levels to the point where many area wells went dry, rivers and lakes were noticeably reduced, and the South Nation Conservation Authority announced a Level 2 drought. Water conservation was employed by businesses and residents throughout the UHJLRQ'URXJKWFRQGLWLRQVZHUHRI¿FLDOO\ lifted in mid-autumn, but water levels have still not returned to normal and many area residents have had to drill new wells. Drought conditions throughout much of North America’s croplands caused prices of corn, wheat and soybeans to soar. Locally, crop yields were down, although quality and quantity of wheat, which is harvested earlier, was good. Pastures were generally poor with some farmers needing to feed hay early. Although some Ontario farms were hard hit by lack of hay, in Prescott-Russell hay crops ZHUHQ¶WWRREDGZLWKWKH¿QDOFXWWDNHQ RII DV ODWH DV2FWREHU DIWHU ¿HOGV ZHUH refreshed by some rain in September. Some orchards and vineyards had poor




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l’établissement d’Embrun recevait la note de 8,4 sur 10. Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals Several area residents received Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals. Freda Rodney of Embrun was nominated by Senator Anne Cools. MP Pierre Lemieux nominated local volunteers Anthony Edge of St. Albert, Marie-Claire Ivanski of Embrun, Aurore Crann of Casselman, and Dr. Darrell Menard, Ina Henry, Judith McFaul and Justin McKenna all of Russell.




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