Accentuating the positive: “Town shows encouraging signs”
Councillor Marc Tourangeau also cited
Since 2006, more than 230 jobs have been
First report to new council
plant closures and their spin-off effects on
created by local industries that have
the need to maintain a positive attitude.
small and medium-sized businesses. “It is
remained competitive and have adjusted to
time we looked outside of town to try to
new challenges, he relates.
town’s industrial sector is not in difficulty,
attract new companies,” Tourangeau
However, during that same period,
he stressed. For the past three years,
Hawkesbury has been successful where
“shows encouraging signs,” according to
In fact, while the unemployment rate in
jobs, a fact that could not be ignored, some
many other North American towns have
economic development director Marc
Hawkesbury was 6.4 per cent in 2006, the
council members stressed.
failed – maintain and consolidate its
current rate for eastern Ontario is 8.6 per
“It worries me to see industries leave,”
industrial sector despite the impact of the
observed Councillor Alain Fraser.
to creating and maintaining jobs in the
But throughout his report, the first
Acknowledging the need to remain upbeat,
manufacturing sector, says Chénier in a
presented to council since he succeeded
Fraser told Chénier: “I am less optimistic
recent report to town council.
Impaired driving numbers cause for concern
officers checked 7,751 vehicles, laid three
with some sobering results.
for the Eastern Region.
impaired driving charges, and issued four
The annual festive-period Reduce
“It is disturbing that people continue to
“Our officers removed 42 impaired
suspensions and laid 66 charges for other
Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE)
get behind the wheel after drinking,” said
drivers from the roads over the holiday
offences. In 2009-2010, checks of 15,587
campaign in Eastern Ontario wrapped up
Ontario Provincial Police Chief
vehicles resulted in not one impaired
collisions in the region involving impaired
During the previous blitz, officers
During the 2009-2010 blitz, 35motorists
issued ten suspensions and laid 99 charges
were charged with impaired driving,
for other offences.
Hill. If you have any information, contact
“I’m very disappointed with the
Constable Dominique Sauvé at the
laid during the 2008-2009 blitz.
number of motorists that choose to drive
Hawkesbury O.P.P. detachment at 613-632 -
During the latest campaign, between
after consuming alcohol, not only during
Witnesses are being sought as the
the campaign but overall in 2010,” states
Garett Allen, 18, who lived on the family
EasternOntario checked 167,878 vehicles,
Ontario Provincial Police continues its
Inspector Mike McDonell, SD&G O.P.P.
charged 42 drivers with impaired driving
investigation of a January 10 collision that
17, of Concession 2 in The Nation, were
or refusal to provide a breath sample,
claimed the lives of two Vankleek Hill
In Russell County, officers with the
issued 75 warnings and 1,090 tickets for
Embrun-based detachment checked 4,852
Garett Allen was driving a 1994 GMC pick-
other Criminal Code, Highway Traffic Act
Investigators want to hear from anyone
vehicles and charged two persons with
up truck westbound on Concession 2 when
and Liquor Licence Act offences.
whomay have passed the scene of the crash
impaired driving or refusing to provide a
it hit a loaded semi-trailer that was parked
Officers from the Hawkesbury
which occurred shortly before 5:30 p.m. on
blocking the westbound lane. No charges
Detachment checked a total of 10,201
Police also issued five suspensions, and
have been laid yet.
vehicles, charging one driver with
charged 25 people with other offences.
impaired driving, issuing four warnings,
Across Eastern Ontario, in the 2009-
and 30 offence notices for other offences.
2010 campaign, in addition to those
During the same festive period, 94
charged with impaired driving or refusal
motor vehicle collisions were reported in
to provide a breath sample, some 148
Prescott County; 14 people were injured.
drivers were issuedwarnings, while 1,074
and restricted weapons at a residence on
During the previous campaign, in Prescott
were issued tickets for various other
CountyRoad 21. Clement and theman have
County, 6,392 vehicles were checked,
resulting in one impaired driving charge,
O.P.P. officers across Eastern Ontario
careless use and unauthorized importing or
Two people have been charged with
six licence suspensions and 19 other
will continue to conduct RIDE programs
several weapons offences following an
throughout the year in an effort to keep
chargedwithuttering threats to cause death
Ontario Provincial Police raid on a North
or bodily harm.
Glengarry Township home Friday.
Dina Clement, 54, of North Glengarry,
and an unidentified 60-year-old man who
also lives in the township, were arrested
when the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry
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and Rural Expo in nearby Chute-à-
Blondeau has prompted Hawkesbury to
dust off a 2008 proposal for a riverfront
The town stands to benefit from the
estimated 150,000 visitorswho are expected
to attend the IPM that will be held in
September on three farms in East
Hawkesbury Township, notes Mayor René
Berthiaume. A campground would be
of those visitors to drop by Hawkesbury,
allows the mayor. At his suggestion, town
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et touristique de Hawkesbury, which
evaluated the feasibility of setting up a
camping area on a riverfront site, located in
the east end of town. The land in question is
also known as the Côte d’abattoir , a slope
which is situated on the north side of Main
Street and which is a popular tobogganing
town officials will assess during budget
A special council meeting will be held
Monday, January 24 at 7 p.m. to discuss the
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