Feds financial support still firm on four-laning GREGGCHAMBERLAIN email@example.com ment to helping finance four-laning of the 22 kilometres of roadway linking Rockland and Orléans.
has been a primary commuter route into and out of Ottawa-Orléans for residents of Clarence-Rockland and communities to the west for decades along with serving as a connector route to Ottawa from Montréal and Toronto and other areas south and east. An environmental assessment process (EAP) is now underway, through $5 million in provincial funding. The United Coun- ties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR) have taken charge of the EAP with support from the City of Ottawa. But the City of Ottawa has also indicated in the latest upgraded report on its own Master Transportation Plan that its own transportation budget focus is on development and expansion of light rail transport within its municipal boundaries and that any plans for four-laning or other upgrades to the 174/17 corridor may not be due for consideration until 2031. Desjardins challenges Guibord for mayor’s chair BOURGET | There will be a voter’s choice on the ballot to decide who will be Clar- ence-Rockland’s mayor at the end of the year. Coun. Guy Desjardins announced during the Feb. 3 committee of the whole session of council that he is filing his nomination papers this week as a mayoral candidate for the October civic election. The Ward 6 representative for St-Pascal- Baylon and the surrounding area declared his candidacy plans during the general an- nouncements portion of the council ses- sion. “Tomorrow (Feb. 4),”Desjardins said, “I will be at City Hall to file my candidate papers for the position of mayor.” Desjardins is the secondmember of coun- cil so far to file his nomination papers for the October election. Coun. Bernard Payer filed his papers last month to begin his re-elec- tion campaign for his council seat. During an interview last month incumbent Mayor Marcel Guibord reaffirmed his intention to seek a second term but at the time had not yet filed his nomination papers. All aboard for +1.#!0ŏ00%+*ŏ meet BOURGET | Anyone interested in guiding the future preservation and promotion of a historic landmark should attend the public meeting about Bourget Station. The city has scheduled a public consulta- tion session Feb. 11, 7 p.m., at the Bourget Community Centre. Focus of the meeting is the future use of the historic Bourget Sta- tion building. The city is now in partnership with the United Counties of Prescott-Russell, the Prescott-Russell Community Development Society, and the Prescott-Russell Commu- nity Trail group to develop a business use plan for the heritage building.
“The commitment of $40 million is a valid commitment,” Lemieux said during a Feb. 3 phone interview. The MP also noted he understands that the Ontario provincial government is also committed to a matching share of $40 mil- lion for the project. Rockland and Orléans are linked by Coun- ty Road 17 and Highway 174 where the two routes join at the Canaan Road intersection east of Rockland. The 22-kilometre roadway
OTTAWA | The study continues on options for upgrading the highway connection between Rockland and Orléans. Mean- while the federal money promised for fix- ing the congested route remains safe and secure for future use. Pierre Lemieux, Conservative MP for Glen- garry-Prescott-Russell, reaffirmed that the Harper federal government’s past commit-
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