Electronic bingo in the cards

Calumet water solution plans Improvements to Calumet’s drinking water system are advanc- ing. Grenville-sur-la-Rouge has awarded a contract to the firm Mirtec, at a cost of $7,500, to carry out an evaluation of the ag- ing system and to prepare precise action plan on the project. Themunicipality is already proceedingwith plans to drill a sec- ond well. The firm Ag éos has been hired to at a cost of $21,735 to prepare the application to the Québec government and to coordinate the project along with the province and consultants. The same firm has been hired at a cost of $5,430 to ensure that readings on water volumes conform with provincial standards. The firm Hydrophila has been hired at a cost of $13,620 to co- ordinate and supervise the drilling of the second well. The work is meant to secure the long-term safety of the sys- tem. Web site bilingual The Grenville-sur-la-Rouge web site should soon be bilingual. ExaCom Design, which received a $2,502 job to launch the site, is translating it from French to English for $1,980.


Bingo revenues have been dropping steadily over the years, and thus, proceeds for non-profit groups have also been plunging. The Long Sault Bingo Hall is said to be part of the province-wide movement that is set to come to town in autumn. The town has approved an agreement with OLG that will cover an eight-year period. The deal implies no financial responsibility on the part of the town, however, the municipality will continue to issue permits and ensure that organizations use the bingo money according to provincial and accepted norms. OLG handles the investment in the computer system and equip- ment while the parlour owner is responsible for renovations. The e-gaming initiative is seen as a potential boon for the Hawkesbury operation, which incurred a loss of more than $75,000 last year.

HAWKESBURY | Electronic bingo may soon be available in Hawkesbury. Themunicipalityhas signedanagreement with Ontario Lottery and Gaming in order to pave the way for a refurbishing of the Long Sault Bingo Hall and the introduction of e- gaming at the Laurier Street establishment. The deal follows a January decision by town council to the electronic bingo pro- posal that is supported by charitable orga- nizations and bingo hall operators, notes interim administrator Christine Groulx.

Help for Groupe Convex


LES OFFRES D’ÉTÉ GMC Groupe Convex Prescott-Russell Inc. has received a boost in the form of a $20,000 grant from The Co-operators. A non-profit organization that helps peo- ple gain skills and access to jobs, Groupe Convex manages eight social enterprises that employ a total of 161 workers. One of the social enterprises, Recycle-Action, is a recycling transfer centre which is in the pro- cess of expanding. Recycle-Action provided 22 jobs in 2011 and will offer 12 additional employment opportunities given that it is in a growing phase. Four of the new em- ployees will be persons with intellectual disabilities. The grant of $20,000 made it possible to provide 12 weeks of on-the-job training for these four new employees. ‘’Groupe Convex is a network of social businesses providing employment op- portunities for people at risk of unem- ployment. At the core of our mandate, we needed to increase the skills of 12 new employees, among whom, four are living with an intellectual disability,” said Caroline Arcand, Executive Director of the group. “Thanks to The Co-operators, our organiza- tion was able to provide them with specific and hands-on, on-the-job-training, which resulted in securing their employment at Recycle-Action. I think as a society, we need to think differently about economy and prosperity. Community economic de- velopment is a sound formula to reinvent job creation and The Co-operators gave us the kind of help to leverage our mis- sion.” “Groupe Convex makes an enormous impact on the lives of those it works with directly, and strengthens communities in the Prescott-Russell area in the process,” said Kathy Bardswick, President and CEO of The Co-operators. “In a truly sustainable, vibrant community, everyone has a chance to live up to his or her potential. The pro- grams Groupe Convex offers provide that opportunity to people who otherwise wouldn’t have access to the supports they need. We’re proud to lend our support.”

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