There may

be something

in the water

council recently that threats posed by 11

Before anyone in Champlain has

farms to the west of town, located in

conniptions, rest assured that nobody has

Well, one thing that could be said for

Champlain Township, must be addressed.

even hinted at resurrecting talk of

Hawkesbury is that its water, by treated

The prime concern is the spreading of


municipal water standards, has always

manure, the “land application of

Smug Champlain has haughtily

been up to snuff.

agricultural source material” as it is

rebuffed Hawkesbury’s merger overtures

Sure, the Adam’s ale that flows from

described by the Raisin-South Nation

in the past. The only thing Champlain

the big village’s system is not crystal-clear

Source Protection committee. The use of

needs fromHawkesbury is its water, thank

mountain-streamquality. Townwater has

at it training for a boot tossing competition,

non-agricultural materials also contributes

you very much.

an unnatural taste because the water

which, surprisingly, has not yet caught on


However, there are signs of

Hawkesburgers and many of their

in the Far East of Ontario.

scores.” The intake is located on the Ottawa

rapprochement. There is constant talk of

neighbours drink is treated, which is a

A shoe-throwing contest would be a

River. Hawkesbury draws water from the

municipal officials in both municipalities

good thing considering the source is the

natural for this district which is already

river, treats it and distributes it to 14,154

getting together to talk about common

Ottawa River. The water may taste

known for its accomplished horseshoe

residents in town, and the Champlain

interests. The Hawkesbury Chamber of

“chemically” but it is safe.

contest champions. Want to see some of the

Township communities of L’Orignal,


While at the other end of the spectrum,

best tossers in Ontario? The Hawkesbury

Vankleek Hill and Laurentian Park.


the town has had its sewage issues, the

Royal Canadian Legion branch is

The quality of the water is fine. Regular

There may in fact be something in the

municipality has consistently passed

scheduled to host the provincial horseshoe

testing at the intake confirms that there are

water – a chance to foster more cooperation

provincial drinkingwater testswith flying

championships in August.

no current issues that adversely impact the

between neighbours. As they say, that

colours. Periodic water status reports are

Hawkesbury’s leaders constantly strive

source for drinking water. But there are 21

would be a lot better than getting a sharp

cause for celebration and self-

to make the town an even better and more

activities which the Ministry of the

stick in the eye or a boot to the head.

congratulation at the council table. Bottled

fun place to live. A version of a shoe toss

Environment has identified as threats to the

Speaking of jolts, have you noticed that

water has long since disappeared from

contest would be another step in the right

drinking water source.

a hydro line in a Hawkesbury parking lot



In order to deal with this prospective

has been decoratedwith a pair of sneakers?

But that is another column.)

A tip of the toque

problem, the municipalities will have to

Shoes hung from overhead wires, or

Alas, a cloud of doubt has moved in

Finally, a tip of the toque to the many

reach some sort of agreement, including the

“shoefiti,” can be viewed almost

over the long-term safety of the municipal

people who are ready to extend a helping

appointment of a risk management official

everywhere. For example, a “shoe tree” in

water source.

hand to strangers. When bad news spreads,

to help draw up a risk management plan.

Alexandria has been prompting double-

The potential menace is—you guessed

all of us immediately ask the 5 Ws of the

In this era of post-Walkerton due

takes for years.

it– manure.

press business – who, what, where, when

diligence, such precautionary measures are

Flinging footwear, an insult in some

The origin of the potential problem is –

andwhy? However, it is refreshing to know

common. Under the Ontario Clean Water

cultures, has all sorts of possible meanings.

you may not have guessed this one –

that when bad things happen, there are

Act, nervous municipalities across the

A dangling shoe may signify a rite of

perfect Champlain Township.

many who also instinctively ask, “How

province are required to implement source

passage, a job loss, a death, a victory, the act

Recap: Hawkesbury and Champlain

can we help?” Another example of that

protection plans in order to deal with

of a bully, the presence of a crack house, the

must cooperate to ensure the long-term

generosity was on display last week when

significant drinking water threats.

proximity of a shoe store.

safety of the drinking water consumed by

hours after fire destroyed a house in

In our little special part of the world, the

It could also simply mean that a person

about 14,000 people in both

Hawkesbury, people were on Facebook,

need for water-based cooperation opens the

got tired of his or her old shoes and decided

municipalities. That was the message

setting up a page to encourage donations

door to closer north-south relations at a

to make some sort of statement.

delivered by a regional water protection

for the victims. That status update deserves

government level.


agency that cautioned Hawkesbury

a resounding “Like.”

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