Aucune élection pour le siège de conseiller à Casselman Les résidents de Casselman n’auront pas l’occa- sion de voter pour élire le prochain conseiller municipal. Le siège du conseiller Denis Re- naud a été laissé vacant à la suite de son décès soudain le mardi 9 février dernier et les membres du conseil ont pris la décision, lors de la rencontre du 8 mars dernier, de choisir eux- mêmes le prochain conseiller. Cette décision a été prise dans le but de simplifier le processus et d’éviter une élection. « Une élection risque d’être très coûteuse, au moins 50,000$, et vient compliquer les choses » a affirmé le Maire de Casselman, Conrad Lamadeleine. Un appel de candidature a été lancé et la date limite pour soumettre une candidature est le 31 mars. Le conseil se chargera ensuite de choisir la per- sonne qu’il juge la plus qualifiée pour combler le poste. « Ceci va donner une deuxième chance aux anciens candidats qui n’ont pas été élus dans les années précédentes » a affirmé M. Lamadeleine. Le choix du conseil concernant le nouveau conseiller du village de Casselman sera annoncé lors de la première assemblée publique du mois d’Avril – Danic Legault
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The bad news frompolice is there were still more fatal accidents onOntario highways last year compared to the year before.The good news is the “Big Four” were not re- sponsible for as many of them. The OPP released a comparison report on fatal traffic accidents for 2014 and 2015, showing an increase in fatalities of 299 last year compared to 288 the previous year.The number of actual collision calls for police dropped from 75,644 in 2014 to 69,469 in 2015. What police refer to as the “Big Four” causes of fatal traffic accidents also declined last year compared to the previous year. Impaired driving accounted for 45 deaths in 2015 compared to 52 in 2014. The number of deaths due to distracted driving was 69 compared to 82. In 2014, speeding resulted in 64 deaths compared to 61 the following year, and failure to use a seatbelt resulted in 51 deaths in 2015 compared to 53 in 2014. Last year marks the lowest number of deaths due to impaired driving situations in more than a decade. The distracted driving fatalities are also fewer since the province enacted legislation in 2009 to deal with the situation. What the OPP statistics indicate is that while the Big Four were responsible for fewer driving fatalities last year, the number of cases where a fatal traffic accident involv- ing more than one life lost has increased. Not-for-profit organizations, public-sec- tor employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees looking to hire full-time workers for summer 2016 can now apply for funding under the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program. CSJ creates summer job opportunities and valuable work experience specifically for youth aged 15 to 30 intending to return to their studies in the next school year. The program’s aim is also to help employ- ers create summer job opportunities that focus on priorities important to their local communities, which could include special events such as sporting or cultural occa- sions. “I encourage Glengarry-Prescott-Rus- sell’s not-for-profit organizations and small businesses to apply for funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program so that we can help our students gain the skills and experience they need to be success- ful, while earning money for the upcoming school year,” said MP Francis Drouin. In Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, the priorities focus on small enterprises but all eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. It is hoped that a number of employ- ers will come forward with applications which will also complement a number of national priorities, including support for small businesses working to become more innovative, competitive and successful, in recognition of their key contribution to the creation of new jobs, and cultural and creative industries looking to create jobs and to strengthen our rich Canadian iden- tity. This latter priority will support the planning of Canada’s 150 th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.
That includes collisions involving large com- mercial transport trucks, where 71 deaths resulted last year compared to 66 in 2014. There were fewer collisions involving freight transports with 5373 in 2015 compared to 6307 the previous year. The number of accidents involving mo- torcycles increased from 803 in 2014 to 838 in 2015, with the number of fatalities almost even at 31 last year compared to 32 the pre- vious year. The application period runs from Janu- ary 4 to February 26,” said The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employ- ment, Workforce Development and Labour. “Applicants approved for funding will be able to hire students as early as May 2016. The Government of Canada has an obligation to support young Canadi- ans who are going to school and to help local communities benefit from their tal- ents. This is a terrific opportunity of which employers should take advantage of. By investing in young Canadians together, we are helping them build a stronger future and obtain the skills and experience they need to contribute to our collective eco- nomic growth.” Canada Summer Jobs is part of the Gov- ernment of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy, which is its commitment to help young people, particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the informa- tion and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to make a success- ful transition into the labour market. Late spring due for an early end The recent warming temperature situation is making fast work of shrinking the snowpack in the Ottawa River region. Conservation authorities report significant increase in the waterflow in local rivers and streams and that is expected to continue through the next week at least. Some municipalities report nuisance flooding of several rural roads, prompting detour warnings. Several streams show open water curtailing any further snowmobiling or ice fishing activities. Residents are advised to avoid any recreation activities along river and stream banks until the water conditions have settled. – Gregg Chamberlain
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