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&/#3&'r#3*&'4 CALACS NOUVEL HORAIRE Le Centre d’aide et de lutte contre les agressions à caractère sexuel (CALACS) de Prescott-Russell lance sa nouvelle structure et son nouvel horaire en projet pilote jusqu’au 31 mars 2020. C’est du lundi au vendredi, de 9 h à 17 h, et les mercredis et jeudis, jusqu’à 21 h, que les services seront disponibles au bureau principal de Casselman ainsi qu’à Hawkesbury, Rockland et tout autre site accessible. —Annie Lafortune NEW TIM HORTON’S The United Counties of Prescott-Russell approved an amendment to the Official Plan to allow a Tim Horton’s franchise to set up on Highway 34 just outside of the Vankleek Hill Urban boundary limit. The site, adjacent to the Foodland, is outside of the municipal water and sewer service area. The township will allow the developer to connect to the municipal service lines located in the residential neighbourhood on the other side of the highway.– Gregg Chamberlain FUTURE LCBO OUTLETS The LCBO has invited businesses in select communities, including several Prescott-Russell communities, to apply for LCBO Convenience Outlet authoriza- tions through a Request for Proposal (RFP). Businesses have until October 8, 2019. The LCBO is committed to authorizing approximately 200 LCBO Convenience Outlets by spring 2020. – Francis Racine


A non-profit seniors’ housing group wants to give new life to the old mu- nicipal nursery property in Vankleek Hill. “We’re looking for a partnership with the township,” said Gary Barton, chairman of the Vankleek Hill Non-Profit Housing Corpora- tion (VKHNPH), during township council’s September 10 session. The VKHNPH operates Manoir Vankleek Hill Manor, a senior’s retirement residence on Derby Street. The group wants to use the old Champlain Nursery property next door for a senior’s social housing addition to the manor. Ed Power, a housing consultant for the VKHNPH, told council the property could accommodate 30 senior living units, with 13 of them designated for low-cost housing and the other 17 for market value. The old day nursery building itself could become a senior’s centre for use of manor residents and other local seniors’ groups. Powers noted that the Vankleek Hill Manor has a “long waiting list” of more than 100 people who want to move in. Half of the names on the list are seniors from the Vankleek Hill area. Another 25 per cent come from other parts of Prescott-Russell. At least 10 per cent are from Western Québec. The VKHNPH wants to apply to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) for both seed money for design studies and

Gary Barton, président de la Vankleek Hill Non-Profit Housing Corporation (VKHNPH) présente la proposition du groupe pour l’ancienne garderie Champlain sur la rue Derby. La VKHNPH veut développer davantage de logements sociaux pour les ainés dans le cadre de l’agrandissement du Manoir Vankleek Hill Manor et transformer la garderie vide en centre pour ainés. —photo Gregg Chamberlain

a 50-year CMHC mortgage for the project, estimated at $6.8 million. Power told council that the group needs “a strong statement of support” from council to CMHC that the township is ready to contribute the municipal property towards the project. “We’re going to think about this request,”

said Mayor Normand Riopel, adding that he wants the full council’s vote on the VKHNPH request. Councillor Troy Carkner was absent for the September 10 council session and the mayor wanted him present and informed about the project before council makes any decision.




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