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&/#3&'r#3*&'4 GRANT REQUEST QUERY Champlain Township’s grant appli- cation to the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program was turned down. The grant was for funding help for rehabilitation of the Vankleek Hill community centre and arena. The township will ask why the grant request was rejected. Mayor Nor- mand Riopel said during the August 13 council session that the facility “is an important investment in our community.” – Gregg Chamberlain DAYCARE FEES Champlain Township council agreed that parents should not be charged municipal daycare fees for the days when their children are not at the daycare because of COVID-19 concerns. Council approved a resolution during its August 13 session that exempts parents from municipal daycare fees for the days when their children stay at home for reasons related to COVID-19. – Gregg Chamberlain BROMBERG AMO SEAT Justin Bromberg will continue to represent the United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR) at the Asso- ciation of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO). Bromberg was acclaimed to another term on the AMO board of directors during the group’s annual conference that took place August 17 to 19 in virtual format this year. Bromberg is the UCPR chief of staff and communications manager. The AMO represents all 444 municipal governments in Ontario and lobbies the province on municipal issues. – Gregg Chamberlain


There may be a new location for Hawkesbury’s COVID-19 testing and assessment centre. Hawkesbury & District General Hospital (HGH) operates the test centre, located on Laurier Street, through a partnership arran- HFNFOUXJUIUIF&BTUFSO0OUBSJP)FBMUI6OJU 4JODFUIF$07*%QBOEFNJDCFHBOFBSMJFS this spring, the Hawkesbury test centre has handled almost 5000 assessments of people from Hawkesbury, Champlain 5PXOTIJQ &BTU)BXLFTCVSZ5PXOTIJQ BOE other areas to determine if they had the disease. 5PXODPVODJMSFDFJWFEBSFQPSU"VHVTU from Chief Administrator Daniel Gatien that HGH has asked about getting a short-term MFBTFGPSVTFPGQBSUPGUIFPME011TUBUJPO as a new test centre site. The proposed MFBTFQFSJPEXPVMECFGSPN/PWFNCFS UP.BSDI “This is an opportunity to look into that (possibility),” Gatien said during a later interview.

The old OPP station could become the new site for Hawkesbury’s COVID-19 testing and assessment centre. Hawkesbury & District General Hospital, which mans the current test centre on Laurier Street, has asked the municipality about a short-term user lease for part

HGH has no problems with the condition of the existing Laurier Street site for the test centre. But the situation now for the centre’s continuing operation requires a short-term lease option. %VSJOHUIF"VHVTUDPVODJMUFMFDPOGF - SFODF $PVODJMMPS1BRVFUUFOPUFEUIBU the Hawkesbury Royal Canadian Legion might be able to provide space for the test DFOUSFJOJUT/FMTPO4USFFUIBMM)FSFNJOEFE council that the Legion has suffered a loss of support revenue for its various commu- nity programs when the early stages of the pandemic forced closure of all non-essential businesses. The Legion Hall has now reopened under 1IBTF5XPPG UIFQSPWJODJBMHPWFSONFOUT FDPOPNJDSFTUBSUQMBOGPS0OUBSJP$PVODJMMPS 1BRVFUUFPCTFSWFE UIBU UIF-FHJPODPVME benefit from HGH’s need for a new short- UFSNTJUFGPSJUT$7UFTUDFOUSF Council directed Gatien to discuss the TIPSUUFSNMFBTFPQUJPOGPSUIF011CVJMEJOH with HGH officials and also to tell them that the Hawkesbury Legion Hall might be another temporary to consider. of the OPP building after the police have moved to their new quarters on Cameron Street. —photo Gregg Chamberlain


ROAD TEST SCAM New drivers who go online to

schedule their road test need to be careful. A new fraud site called “” claims to represent the official Ministry of Transport website link. OPP have a report of a person who paid $140 to book their road test and received nothing in return. Go to the provincial website at and do a search there to book a road test for a driver’s licence. – Gregg Chamberlain


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The Hawkesbury Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 472) will reopen September 9 under the guidelines of Stage 3 of Phase 2 of the Ontario Restart plan for economic recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Closure of the branch hall has had a serious impact on the local Legion’s financial reserves and the reopening will help the community service club to begin its own economic recovery so that it can continue to provide services for its members and also help support local charities and community projects. Legion members and visitors are urged to contact the Legion branch for advice on pandemic protection guidelines when they go to the Legion branch for recreation or special activities in September. —photo Gregg Chamberlain


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