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EN BREF • BRIEFS WINTER PREPARATION Hawkesbury public works department is preparing for winter road maintenance, starting with checking out the condition of all snow-removal equipment. Repair of manholes and catch basins is getting priority to eliminate the risk of damage to both them and to snow removal equipment. Completion of all pavement marking is underway, along with repair work on potholes and damaged sidewalks. – Gregg Chamberlain WINTER ROAD PLAN All eight mayors on the United Counties of Prescott-Russell council (UCPR) approved a plan for winter road maintenance this season that takes the pandemic into account. The UCPR plan calls for mutual aid agreements between the municipalities and the UCPR for sharing snow removal staff, but not equipment, when possible to deal with any shortages of plow drivers because of COVID-19. – Gregg Chamberlain AP TREE PLANTING Alfred-Plantagenet Township will see several community tree planting projects next year through a support program from the South Nation Conservatin Authority (SNC). The SNC has approved township requests for tree planting at six neighbourhood parks in the municipality in the villages of Alfred, Curran, Lefaivre, Plantagenet, Treadwell, and Wendover.



The number of active cases of COVID-19 is down moderately in the Argenteuil RMC. But the figures for neighbouring regions are almost all on the rise. For the first time in several weeks, the number of active cases of COVID-19 has fallen below the double-digit mark, with nine people currently infected as of 9 November 2020. According to case figures by municipality, Lachute had seven active cases, and the municipalities of Grenville, Grenville-sur-la-Rouge, Harrington, Mille-Îles and Saint-André-d’Argenteuil each had fewer than five cases on November 5. Government of Quebec statistics stated that as of November 6, 2020, there were still active cases of COVID-19 among students or staff at Polyvalente Lavigne in Lachute and at the Séminaire du Sacré-Cœur in Grenville-sur-la-Rouge. Data from November 9, 2020, indicated a very strong increase in the north, in the Rivière du Nord RMC with 93 cases. This represents an increase of 27 cases since November 2, 2020. The trend is the same in Mirabel, with 62 active cases as of Novem- ber 9, 2020, or 36 more cases since last Monday. In the south, the Deux-Montagnes RMC has one less case than on November 2, 2020, with 62 active cases as of November 9, 2020. In total, the number of active cases

Le nombre de cas actifs de COVID-19 est en baisse modérée dans la MRC d’Argenteuil. Mais les chiffres des régions voisines sont presque tous à la hausse. —photo tirée de la banque d’images Pexels

in the Laurentians is up sharply, with 502 active cases as of November 9. This is 121 more active cases than last Monday. The number of active cases in the neigh- bouring Outaouais region is also on the rise, with 314 active cases as of today, or 55 more cases than a week earlier. On the Ontario side, the number of cases in the Prescott-Russell region is also on the rise. There are currently 131 cases, 21 more active cases than on Monday, November 2.

Provincially, Quebec has 1169 active cases of VIDOC-19 as of November 8, 2020. This represents 132 more cases in one week. There are currently 540 people hospitalized, 76 of whom are in intensive care in the Quebec hospital system. Fifteen new deaths attributable to COVID-19-19 have occurred since November 2, 2010. There have been 3,323,859 COVID-19 tests performed in Quebec since the beginning of the global pandemic.

Pour freiner la COVID-19, vous avez la solution au bout du nez.

• Portez un masque barrière. • Restez à 2 mètres de toute personne en dehors de votre ménage. • Limitez les contacts étroits à ceux qui font partie de votre ménage. • Lavez-vous les mains fréquemment.

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