firefighters. He will be responsible for lea- ding, managing, planning and overseeing all aspects of the department. He would also eventually take over from Community &NFSHFODZ.BOBHFNFOU$PPSEJOBUPS%BO Holmes. “I am proud to join the Township of Cham- plain and to manage its fire department,” he said in a statement. “I already know many firefighters, I believe that the Township has a very good team at the fire department, we will be able to work together to ensure that we offer a professional service to our citizens.” Pigeon is the first fire services director at the township in eight years. Richard 4JODFOOFTBOE.JDIFM.BSUJO  UIFEJTUSJDU chiefs for L’Orignal and Vankleek Hill respec- tively, had performed many of the director’s tasks during the vacancy. They will remain in their roles. .BZPS /PSNBOE 3JPQFM TBJE 1JHFPOT qualifications and history made him a strong DBOEJEBUF GPS UIF SPMFi*CFMJFWF UIBU.S Pigeon has all the qualities for this position, knowing the fire safety community, the union environment, and the department,” he said. “I am convinced that he will do an excel- lent job at the head of our fire department, which will ensure cohesion between the two fire stations and support the chiefs and captains, for the benefit and the safety of all our citizens.”


Former Hawkesbury Fire Department chief Ghislain Pigeon has been appoin- ted as the new fire services director in Champlain Township, filling a role left vacant since 2012. Pigeon’s appointment was confirmed at a township council meeting on December 10 and he started in the role on December 14. The new director had 40 years of experience in fire services, including as a volunteer then permanent firefighter, fire safety officer, and fire departments coordinator across multiple municipalities. He was chief of the Hawkesbury Fire Department from 2001 to 2015 before moving to the same role at the Brockville Fire Department. Pigeon’s contract in Brockville ended in August. As part of his role in Champlain, Pigeon will oversee two district chiefs, two deputy chiefs, seven captains, and about 40 volunteer


Ghislain Pigeon a été nommé directeur des services d’incendie du canton de Champlain. — photo fournie



The United Counties of Prescott-Russell council (UCPR) approved a bylaw authorizing an agreement between the UCPR and Kana- ta-based Hein Construction. The bylaw was approved during a special session of the UCPR council on December 17. Chief administrator Stéphane Parisien told council that his department had been waiting for the provincial government to approve the final selection of Hein Construction as the

project’s general contractor. “The approval came in the mail this XFFL u1BSJTJFOTBJEi8FSFQSFUUZIBQQZ about it.” Hein Construction presented the winning bid of several contenders for the project, based on a list of qualifying conditions, including price quote for the contract. The company’s bid for the contract amounted to $70,610,000, excluding HST.

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L’entreprise Hein Construction de Kanata a été choisie comme entrepreneur général pour le projet de la nouvelle Résidence Prescott-Russell. Le conseil des Comtés unis de Prescott et Russell a approuvé un règlement lors d›une réunion spéciale le 17 décembre dernier autorisant la signature d›un contrat avec Hein Construction. La soumission de l›entreprise pour la construction de la nouvelle résidence de soins de longue durée est de 70 610 000 dollars, sans compter la TVH. — graphique fournie par les CUPR

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