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Enjoying winter at South Nation Conservation


Creeks near Iroquois; Robert GrahamTrail near Glen Stewart; Warwick Forest near Berwick; and in Russell at J. Henry Tweed and W.E. Burton. Directions to each park and to others in the network, as well as the individual attractions of each, are available on the South Nation website, www.nation. SNC owns andmanages more than 11,000 acres of land in 154 properties across the 4,382 square-km jurisdiction. Of these, 15 properties are designated as day-use parks. Collected data indicates that park facilities are showing a growing use by visitors. Data collected is used to monitor park programs, guide improvements and build public support. Among planned park improvements this year are a new boardwalk/bridge at Two Creeks, as well as general upgrades in signage, tree planting, new docks and privies, all to accommodate increasing visitor numbers.

At this time of year, a lot of people are bun- dling up and waiting for spring to arrive. However, the South Nation Conservation (SNC) parks remain open with plenty of winter activities available for those who don’t mind a little cold. With groomed trails for skiing, snowshoeing, birdwatching, or just enjoying the outdoors, it is an outdoor enthusiast’s jewel. “The trails are available for hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, on-leash dog-walking, birding and geocaching,” said Jim Hendry, SNC Team Lead. “Organized group activities are welcome and occur regularly. There’s no charge for access to our conservation areas. All we ask is that enthusiasts respect the habitat and wildlife, and stick to the trails.” Winter grooming takes place at Two

South Nation Conservation is a wonderful place to spend a beautiful winter’s day.

Activités à la Légion royale de Hawkesbury Plusieurs activités ont lieu à toutes les semaines à la Légion royale canadienne, branche 472 de Hawkesbury et sont ouvertes à l’ensemble de la population. Les gens sont donc conviés les mardis pour les parties de cartes (Cribbage) dès 13h15, les mercredis pour les parties de fléchettes à 19h et tous les dimanches pour la danse, entre 14h et 19h. Aussi, à tous les derniers vendredis du mois, un souper de viande fumée (smoked-meat) est servi entre 17h et 19h, suivi d’une soirée dansante. Les activités ont lieu au 152, rue Nelson Est à Hawkesbury. Renseignements : 613-632-5136. Marine student position with OPP The Hawkesbury detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently seeking applications for a Marine Assistant position for 2015. The purpose of the program is to provide an opportunity to gain exposure and experience within the field of Law Enforcement through hands-on experience. The student will learn marine safety and related legislation, boat maintenance, prepare reports and interact with the public as a representative of the OPP. Marine students work alongside a qualified OPP marine operator, on a police vessel, conducting marine checks on recreational boaters for safety equipment usage, safe vessel operations and enforcement of statute law, which includes the Canada Shipping Act 2001, Criminal Code and the Liquor License Act. “This is a great opportunity for anyone that is looking at a career in Law Enforcement,” said Inspector Bryan MacKillop of the Hawkesbury OPP. “It provides the student with the opportunity to gain exposure and experience while allowing them to learn and assist with all aspects of Marine Safety.” More information can be found at

Relay for Life reunion Cancer can be beaten and the annual Relay for Life events in many communities throughout Canada are helping to both fund the battle and support those involved in the fight. Canadian Can- cer Society officials for the Five Counties region have some special events lined up to help boost participation in local relays, starting with a March 7 Relay for Life Reunion, March 7 afternoon in Casselman at the École secondaire catholique de Casselman, and open to all past participants in both the annual Maxville Relay and others throughout the region over the years. Also this year, the Maxville Relay shifts to a daytime start at noon hour on June 6 and continuing on until midnight to help encourage more participation. As well, there will be a new Relay for Life event inaugurated in Plantagenet, June 12, 6 p.m. to midnight, at the École secondaire catholique de Plantagenet. More information is available by phone at 1-613-932-1283 or via email at sguenette@ontario.cancer. ca. – Gregg Chamberlain

Le Clan Scott s’illustre lors du Funspiel Robbie Burns

Le clan Scott a gagné le deuxième Funspiel Robbie Burns, le 24 janvier, au Club du golf et curling de Hawkesbury. Quatorze équipes, divisées en quatre clans, ont participé à l’événement qui s’est ouvert au son de la cornemuse, grâce à la participation de Chris McDonald des Pipers de Glengarry. Les participants ont terminé la journée avec un souper écossais traditionnel, incluant un haggis et une dégustation de scotch. Le prochain événement au programme est le Bonspiel de la St-Valentin qui se tiendra le samedi 7 février. Tout le monde est bienvenu. Les intéréssés peuvent s’inscrire à Ci-dessus, les membres du clan Scott, Carole Joanisse, Dianne Arbuckle, Kelly Wiseman, Alex McKinnon et Mike Gasher, entourés de Neil Duffy, Chris McDonald, Steve Wiseman, Julie Wiseman, Erica Masse, George Henderson, Stephane Cayen, Christine Hébert et Danny Desjardins.

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