Hawkesbury council must
become part of the solution
Youarepart of thisproblemandnowyou
must become part of a positive and humane
The town of Hawkesbury is proposing a
solution to end the suffering of the homeless
by-law to fine residents $200 for feeding
wildlife which includes feral/stray cats.
And, of course, this isoneway to improve
Various community organizations in
This isanact of animal cruelty, inhumane
the town’s image. When people from afar
the region will benefit from the latest
andunacceptable. Alion, foxorwolf iswild.
readandhear about the town’s involvement
round of grants approved by the Ontario
Feral cats are not wild. A feral/stray cat is a
in the TSNR program, it can only bring
domestic cat that has become lost or been
The recipients include:
Association canadienne-française de
J. K ENNEDY , D ALKEITH
people. These cats now have to live on the
l’Ontario de Prescott et Russell : $30,000
streets, scared, hungry and dependent on
some kind people who will feed them.
andeducational aspectsof the“Monument
How can a town be so lacking in
de la francophonie” which celebrates
compassion and sensitivity that theywould
francophone culture in Hawkesbury.
condemn these cats to a painful andhorrible
Funding will be used for the development
death by starvation?
As has been shown in somany towns and
are time capsules that will be circulated
who abandon pets
cities across North America, there is a
throughout the schools in Prescott-Russell
humane solution that isguaranteed towork.
to celebrate francophone heritage.
It is the (TSNR) trap, spay, neuter and
Association des auteures et auteurs de
I agree completely with L. Lemay’s letter
l’Ontario français : $29,000over oneyear to
in last week’s Tribune Express: “Blame the
This program is a management plan in
support the 2nd edition of the Festival du
people - Not the Cats.”
Photo Richard Mahoney
Fining people who feed abandoned
vaccinated and sterilized by a vet. Kittens
to include activities in eight communities
Signs warn trespassers of the dangers
animals? How ridiculous! Telling us what
and tame cats are adopted into good homes.
in the Champlain region, with the main
awaitingon theother sideof fences around
we can or cannot do on our own property?
Healthy adult cats unable to be adopted are
event to be held in Casselman. This will
This is not 1939 Germany. Our vets have
returned to their familiar habitat under the
bring communities together and promote
paid dearly for our freedoms, let’s not go
care of volunteers.
Thegroup, Friendsof FeralCats, hasbeen
Champlain Minor Sports Association:
The Friends of Feral Cats (F.F.C.) are a
$43,500 over one year to provide energy
2009 and with the help of the local vet had
to feeding and sterilizing innocent,
110 cats spayed or neutered. There is no
field inVankleekHill. Thiswill allowmore
longer any help from the vet so the group
These people feed daily, in all weather
needs toraise funds tocontinue theprogram
North Glengarry and South Glengarry
conditions, and at their personal expense.
which is an ongoing challenge.
Townships to play soccer, and will allow
The money for the sterilization comes from
This is a community-generated problem
the community to host more tournaments
having lawnsales andmanydonations from
andeverycommunityhasa responsibility to
work towards a solution and it is time for
Many other caring citizens feed also.
Mayor René Berthiaume and council to
$8,900 over six months to purchase and
These people should be commended, not
become involved and provide financial and
install two air conditioning/heating units
criticized or fined.
in the Club Colombien Fraternité hall,
If I had a cat that got lost I would be very
Hydro One is urging Ontario residents
to help control the over-population of
ensuring access to community-friendly
happy if some kind personwere to feed it. It
to call Crime Stoppers to report suspected
homeless cats. If so many other towns and
spaces for people to gather in the village of
is illegal to abandon animals. This is the root
copper theft fromits stations and facilities.
cities have become involved in this program
of the problem. These are the people who
The appeal has twogoals—to fight a rise
then why can’t the town of Hawkesbury?
Club de miroise de l’Est ontarien Inc. :
should be fined.
in the incidence of thefts, and to address a
$20,000 over six months to support the
We all must work together to fix this
serious safety concern.
creation of the Conservation Zone at the
problem that other people have created.
”Stealing the copper fittings that ground
2011 International Plowing Match and
If you are not part of the solution, you are
high-voltage equipment is extremely
Town of Hawkesbury, there are a lot of
Rural Expo in Chute-à-Blondeau. Local
part of the problem.
dangerous. Copper thieves risk serious or
animal lovers out there that youwill have to
environmental organizations will be
fatal injury, and put employees, first
answer to, so please make a compassionate
B ONNIE C AMPBELL , H AWKESBURY
brought together under one tent to
and caring decision.
showcase the area’s natural resources,
D’Arcey, Hydro One Senior Vice President
DERNIÈRE INSCRIPTION 2011-20122 Lundi le 22 août, 2011 de 18 h 30 à 20 h au Complexe Sportif Bob Hartley.
and conduct educational activities.
toenter a transformer stationafter a theft has
occurred and work around high voltage
of Compétitions Inter-villages as a new
equipment that is not properly grounded.”
Dépôt de 100 $ requis, balance à payer pour le 30 septembre 2011. Frais de retard inclus de 50 $.
component to the Festival de la Curd, to be
Copper wire theft continues to increase in
held in St-Albert. The festival will bring
North America, and Hydro One has been
together surrounding communities for
the target of a growing number of thefts in
Frais 375 $ 525 $
Année de naissance
three days of competition in sports,
recent months, from an average of 10 per
recreational, cultural and artistic activities.
2005-2007 2003-2004 2001-2002 1999-2000 1997-1998 1994-1996
month six months ago to 16 per month this
FraternitéAlexandria inc. : $50,000 over
one year to complete renovations which
Hydro One continues to welcome the
Atom 575 $
will ensure greater use of the community
assistance of police and scrap dealers’
space, and to generate additional revenues
associations in targeting thieves, and to also
from rental income.
Bantam 650 $
welcome the assistance of members of the
Réseau de développement économique
etd’employabilité: $79,700over threeyears
by calling Crime Stoppers anonymously.
LASR REGISTRATION 2011-20122 Monday August 22 nd , 2011 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Bob Hartley Sports Complex Deposit fee of $ 100 required, balance to be paid by September 30 th , 2011. Late fee charge of $50 included Au plaisir de vous voir en grand nombre!
to build the capacity of the not-for-profit
sector in Champlain by expanding the
Ontario residents can call Crime Stoppers at
Funders’ Forum model throughout
1-800-222-TIPS. Hydro One first partnered
Champlain, thus increasing opportunities
with Crime Stoppers in 2007, and this
program continues to be an important link
to network with other organizations, and
in the fight against copper theft. Hydro One
to participate in development workshops.
Township of Champlain: $12,700 over
andmunicipal police forces, aswell as scrap
six months to install an accessible play
dealers’ associations to help police and
Fees $375 $525
Birth Year 2005-2007 2003-2004 2001-2002 1999-2000 1997-1998 1994-1996
Hydro One, which delivers electricity to
to safe, affordable outdoor physical and
homes andbusinesses across theprovinceof
“Thanks to OTF grants, charitable and
kilometre high-voltage transmission
not-for-profit groups can have a greater
network that delivers electricity to large
impact in their communities. We know
that they strive tomeet the changing needs
and a 123,000-kilometre low-voltage
of the population they serve and improve
distribution system that serves about 1.3
the quality of life for all residents,” said
Hope to see you there!
million end-use customers and smaller
Sandra Lalonde, Chair of the Champlain
municipal utilities in the province.
Grant Review Team, OTF.
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