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Water protection signs posted throughout the region

A new kind of road sign is popping up in communities, both urban and rural, all around Eastern Ontario. The sign points to passing motorists that they are driving through an area where there is a vulnerable drinking water source. The South Nation Conservation Autho- rity (SNC) and the Raisin River Conserva- New improved M & M opens with food bank fundraiser Proprietors and M & M franchise owners, Alain and Nicole Bernard, are combining the reopening of their renovated premises with a pre-Christmas fundraiser effort for the Rockland food bank. The Bernards celebrate the 20th anniversary of their M & M Food Market franchise in Rockland, this November 19th weekend, with an official grand opening of the expanded and renovated premises. An official ribbon-cutting takes place at 10 a.m., with Mayor Guy Desjardins officiating, and throughout the day, the Bernards have committed to donating $1.50 for every pur- chase in the store, to the Clarence-Rockland Help Centre to help support its food bank program. Residents of Clarence-Rockland are also reminded that the first weekend of December will see dozens of volunteers going door-knocking for the Annual Clarence- Rockland Christmas Hamper Drive to help provide a merry Christmas to those in need– Gregg Chamberlain

tion Authority (RRC) have their staff going around the Five Counties area, and parts of Leeds and Grenville county, putting up road signs that mark the general location for vulnerable drinking water sources. This is part of the efforts of all regional Source Water Protection Committees in Ontario to highlight water protection and conservation. “The goal is to increase public awareness,” stated JohnMesman, SNC communications liaison, “as well as educate local landowners on vulnerable areas and possible threats to drinking water.” Both the SNC and RRC are working with local municipalities on the signage place- ment.The new highway notice sign displays a water glass and a water droplet, in blue, against a white background. Another part of the signage program involves placing “boater awareness” signs at areamarinas, to remind boat owners and operators of the need for care to avoid any accidental spillage of gasoline, oil, sewage, or other substances in area lakes, rivers, and streams which may also serve as drin- king water sources as well as habitat for fish, waterfowl and some animals. ATM theft OPP have an ATM theft case in Rockland. Police received a call on Oct. 30 about money stolen from an ATM in a local business. Anyone with information can call the OPP at 613-446-5124 or CrimeStoppers confidential tips line, toll-free, at 1-800-222-8477. – Gregg Chamberlain

De nouveaux panneaux de signalisation installés dans Prescott-Russell et dans les comtés avoisinants avertissent les résidents et les visiteurs des sources vulnérables d’eau potable et rappellent aux gens de faire attention à toute action qui pourrait endommager la nappe phréatique. —photo SNC


AVIS D’ASSEMBLÉE PUBLIQUE CONCERNANT UN PLAN D’AMÉLIORATIONS COMMUNAUTAIRES CONFORMÉMENT À LA SECTION 28 DE LA LOI SUR L’AMÉNAGEMENT DU TERRITOIRE DE L’ONTARIO VEUILLEZ PRENDRE NOTE QUE le Conseil de la Corporation de la Cité de Clarence-Rockland tiendra une séance publique pour présenter le Plan d’Améliorations Communautaires (PAC) conformément à la Section 28 (4) de la Loi sur l’Aménagement du Territoire de l’Ontario.

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC MEETING CONCERNING A PROPOSED COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PLAN PURSUANT TO SECTION 28 OF THE PLANNING ACT TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation on the City of Clarence-Rockland will hold the following public meeting to present the proposed Community Improvement Plan (CIP) under Section 28(4) of the Planning Act.

Le mercredi 7 décembre 2016 à 19 heures, Salle du Conseil, 415, rue Lemay, Clarence-Creek.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 7 p.m., Council Chambers, 415 Lemay Street, Clarence Creek.

BUT ET EFFET DU RÈGLEMENT Cette séance publique a pour but d’énoncer les grandes orientations du Plan d’Améliorations Communautaires (PAC) pour le Secteur Centre-Ville de l’aire Urbaine de Rockland, rue Laurier. Le PAC proposé fournira un programme pour encourager l’amélioration des bâtiments et de l’affichage commercial ainsi qu’un programme visant à la mise en valeur des propriétés par le biais d’aménagement

PURPOSE AND EFFECT OF THE BY-LAW The purpose of the public meeting is to present the details of the Community Improvement Plan (CIP) for the Urban Commercial Core Area along Laurier Street. The proposed CIP will provide a program to encourage building and commercial signage improvements, as well as a program intended to assist with property enhancements through landscaping and public art, accessibility and energy

paysager et d’art public, améliorations à l’accessibilité et améliorations énergétiques. Le Plan d’Améliorations Communautaires prévoit la possibilité d’incitatifs sous formes de subventions et rabais qui seront offerts aux requérants éligibles. Le projet du PAC peut être consulté sur le site web de la Cité au POUR DE PLUS AMPLES RENSEIGNEMENTS à ce sujet, notamment sur la façon de conserver votre droit d’appel, veuillez communiquer avec le département d’infrastructure et aménagement du territoire du lundi au vendredi, entre 8 h 30 et 16 h 30 aux bureaux municipaux situés au 1560, rue Laurier, Rockland ou au 613- 446-6022.

efficiency improvements. Financial incentives will be in the form of grants and rebates, as made available through the Community Improvement Plan for eligible applicants. The draft CIP is available for review on the Municipality’s website at FOR MORE INFORMATION about this matter, including information about preserving your appeal rights, contact the Infrastructure and Planning Department from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the City offices, 1560 Laurier Street, Rockland or at 613-446-6022.

(SIGNED) Clerk City of Clarence-Rockland 1560, Laurier Street Rockland, Ontario K4K 1P7 Tel. 613-446-6022

(SIGNÉE) Greffière Cité de Clarence-Rockland 1560, rue Laurier Rockland (Ontario) K4K 1P7 Téléphone 613-446-6022

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