Vars farmers market idea shelved

association’s website but “zero volunteers” resulting to set up an organizational committee. There is start-up funding available from the City of Ottawa through its cultural support program for a farmers market but one of the conditions is there must be an organizational committee or even a part- time project manager hired to look after setting up the venue, booking the vendors, and doing the necessary clerical work. “Theideaisthere,”saidJeanSéguin,VCA president. “We haven’t shut it down.” The associationwill return to the idea in thefallandbegintheplanningprocessagain. One point, both McCannell and Séguin

noted,outofallthefeedbackreceivedisthat Vars should schedule its farmersmarket so that the event avoids having to compete on the same day and time as the large and successfuloneinnearbyCumberland. The annual summer farmers market is a bighitoverinneighbouringCumberlandso why shouldn’t Vars host one also? ThesuggestedlocationisAlcideTrudeau Park on Rockdale Road and the planwould be to have the market every Saturday from May to September. The association seeks comments, ideas, and suggestions for the


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VARS | There is blossoming interest in theideaofafarmersmarketforVars,but one thing not growing is a list of volunteers with the time and energy to helporganizeandmanagesuchaproject. TheVarsCommunityAssociation(VCA), in partnership with other groups, began looking into the feasibility of such a project forthevillage.InherreportduringtheVCA’s April19regularmeeting,LaurieMcCannell reportedlotsofpositivefeedbacktoarequest for comments about the proposal on the

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photoSébastienPierroz The suggested location is Alcide Trudeau Park on Rockdale Road and the plan would be to have the market every Saturday fromMay to September. Les ventes de maisons ralentissent ditlaprésidenteduCornwallandDistrict RealEstateBoard,LanaBarnes.

Les ventes de maisons dans l’est de l’Ontarioontralentiaucoursdumoisde mars, selon une étude de l’association des agents immobiliers de Cornwall et district. Le nombre de maisons vendues en mars était 13 pour cent plus bas que le chiffrepourmars2011. Quelques119maisonsontétéeneffet venduesdanslarégionaucoursdumois dernier. « La demande s’est calmée un peu comparée auxmois précédents », a

«Enmêmetemps,nousavonsvuune augmentationdanslenombredemaisons àvendresurlemarché,etcelamèneaux conditionspluséquilibrées ». Le prix de vente moyen des maisons était 157 337 $, une augmentation de 10 pour cent sur l’an dernier. La région desservie par l’association comprend les comtés de Prescott et Glengarry.


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