Canadian Cancer Society: Fulfilling our mission in 2011
pamphlets and risk reduction messages
transportation and pediatric assistance.
promoting healthy life-style throughout the
The following is a letter from Stormont-
S.D.G. and Prescott-Russell with 400
Dundas-Glengarry and Prescott-Russell
who donated hundreds of hours in time to
survivors walking. Our local youths raised
chapter of the Canadian Cancer Society.
transport patients. Thirty five new drivers
$78,130 at five high school Relay for life
Our volunteers provided volunteer
were trained and on board during 2011.
32 volunteers providing peer support to
driver transportation services to 345 cancer
Thank to the work of our volunteers and
patients living in S.D.G. and Prescott-
of 2012, we will offer our second session of
staff, and the generosity of our donors, the
Russell, providing 7,575 free client-escort
providing cancer information as well as
the “Living Well Beyond Cancer” support
trips, driving 473,684 kilometres, and
information on prevention and healthy
group, offering support and healthy living
options to those who have completed their
Why not join us as a volunteer and fight
withus? Thank youvolunteers, donors and
several high schools to promote awareness
J EAN O UELLETTE
around the dangers of indoor tanning and
V OLUNTEER R EPRESENTATIVE
will initiate a “Tan-Free Prom” campaign in
P RESCOTT -R USSELL R EGION
Competing interests, an “identity
"Woodlots deserve disaster aid, too"
crisis” and the fading industrial label are
among the issues to be addressed in the
preparation ofHawkesbury’s newsocio-
economic development strategy.
The town has two main retail areas –
the downtown core and a burgeoning
The woodlot is part of Ontario’s rural cultural tradition. But when disaster strikes the
commercial node on County Road 17. At
woodlot owner is out of luck though some are hoping to change that.
park has taken on a decided retail look.
These developments have left the
municipality facing an “identity crisis,”
notes the lead agency, theGatineau-based
The resolution notes that some private woodlots serve provide income for property
C entre collégial de recherche en transfert de
(CeRTIT), in its
through some natural disaster like the tornado that ravaged the Goderich area within
study outline presented recently to the
HuronCounty last August, it may take awhole generation’s time before thewoodlot can
grow back suitable timber for cutting.
The proliferation of empty industrial
sites “appears to be fuelling some
claims from the private woodlots harvested for commercial purposes for their loss of
sluggishness in the future both on the side
income or product,” the resolution states, “even when the woodlot landowner can
of citizens and elected officials,” CeRTIT
provide evidence of the loss of income sustained from an eligible disaster.”
Mayor René Berthiaume insists
writes. “Despite a positive balance of jobs,
The resolution notes that woodlots are also not covered under standard property
confidence in the future looks fragile and
plan is key to prosperity.
owner insurance. It also notes that the Ontario Professional Foresters Associationwould
it seems that the loss of an industrial part
be able to provide an accurate evaluation of the commercial value of a woodlot.
of the traditional vocation increases the
Learn how to help
Many rural property owners in Alfred-Plantagenet Township and other parts of
Prescott and Russell counties have woodlots on their land.
disappearance of low-level industrial jobs
when the heart stops
The resolution calls on the finance and municipal affairs ministries to revise ODRAP
highlights the inadequacy of the level of
to include claims from woodlot owners for disaster relief aid.
Heart attacks can strikewithout warning
Simple rules for dog tags
anywhere. Local paramedics will hold a
for high-tech employment. Now if blue
series of workshops this year on how to deal
collar jobs are in decline, employment in
with heart attack. Prescott-Russell
Emergency Services is organizing a series of
real development. Therefore there is a
one-day workshops in February, March,
September and October in municipalities
assets and how the politicians and public
Dog owners in Alfred-Plantagenet Township are getting a break in the new year.
throughout the two counties. The focus of
Council approved changes to the municipality’s animal control bylaw to simplify the
the workshops is on how to use the Public
One of the goals of the process is to
fee system for dog and kennel licences. Dog and kennel owners have a flat fee charged
Access Defibrillators (PAD) now available
“create a shared vision to guide local
with the amount depending on what season of the year they apply and whether or not
at community centres, arenas, and other
they make the application in person at the municipal office or by mail.
public buildings in Prescott-Russell. The
The consultants say: “The city faces an
Between now and March 31 a regular dog tag costs $20 or $25 depending on the dog
PAD stations were set up as part of a joint
identity crisis likely to slow economic
owner applying in person or by mail. The tag fee goes up to $40 and $45 for each dog
between the Heart and Stroke Foundation
changes that are already underway. As it
during the period from April 1 to Dec. 31.
and local governments to reduce the risk of
stands, the risks of social and economic
death for people suffering heart attacks.
or $105 depending on whether the kennel owner applies in person or by mail. This rate
Statistics show that the chance of recovery
applies from Jan. 1 toMarch 31. During the rest of the year the kennel licence rate is $110
improves for heart attack victims the sooner
human potential and existing property,
or $115 depending on application method.
they receive help, whether through CPR or
the risks of having a two-tiered economic
Newcomers moving to the township or residents who get their first dog tag pay a flat
fee of $20. They must apply within seven days for the tag.
registration for theCPR/PADworkshops is
to an impoverishment of part of the
Residents who have trainedworking guide dogs are exempt from the dog tag fee rule
available from Prescott-Russell Emergency
population and rapid degradation of
as long as they provide valid proof from a recognized agency that their dog is a trained
Services toll-free at 1-866-311-9711.
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