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Ideally, the committee would be
The path is being recognized as a link for
representative of the citizens in each
cyclists originating in Ottawa, Montréal
and Cornwall, Bissonnette noted.
meetings will be held throughout the
Efforts are also continuing to bolster
summer to prepare for the planting,
connections with Argenteuil, Papineau,
scheduled for the fall.
“We’re calling on the volunteers and
champions within your communities:
Tulips to brighten
is being sought from residents from across
people who enjoy gardening, those who see
the region for an autumn tulip-planting
the beautification of the trail as an asset,
and those who want to be a part of this
change,” said Bissonnette. “We’re truly
The National Capital Commission in
To join the trail’s beautification
Ottawa has given 10,000 tulip bulbs which
The ultimate aim of Prescott-Russell
committee, contact Louise Bissonnette at
are to be used to beautify trail pavilions in
Recreational Trail promoters is for the
path to be recognized as a leader of the
Hill and St-Eugène.
The Prescott-Russell Recreational Trail
“In time, our precious cargo will be
stretches 72 kilometres east to west across
brought to the participating communities
and active transportation,” project officer
the United Counties.
and with the help of a landscaper and
Louise Bissonnette told united counties
The five pavilions offer parking, toilets
community volunteers, we will proceed
council recently, noting that solidifying
and an information kiosk.
with the planting,” said Bissonnette.
links with neighbours will propel the
Access to the trail is free. The trail is
The current mandate is to create a new
district closer to this objective.
managed by Prescott-Russell Economic
volunteer committee and set the wheels in
An application has been submitted to
Development and Tourism. For more
motion on setting the bulbs and
information, visit www.sentiertrail.com.
embellishing the trail.
to finance a development strategy for the
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Another source of conflict has cropped
up among the already divided Grenville-
sur-la-Rouge municipal council.
notice that she intends to replace Mayor
John Saywell as the municipality’s
representative on the MRC d’Argenteuil
In a typical split vote at a recent meeting,
Monette’s appointment was supported by
Councillors Noël Baril, Alain Carrière and
Pierre Lessard while Councillors Daniel
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Gauthier and Teresa Ogle Foreman voted
against. Monette says she intends to serve
as MRC council member for the remainder
of her term as councillor. The current
council’s term ends in the fall of 2013.
Saywell did not attend the session. In a
recent open letter, he wrote he would be
abroad on business from June 4 to 23.
When he returns, Saywell hopes to have
an answer to an unusual request. Citing the
“deep conflict”within council, he has asked
the Québec municipal affairs ministry to
appoint a trustee to oversee the
municipality. “Upon my return, we should
have received concrete proposals from the
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The mayor noted that Baril, Carrière,
Lessard and Monette now assume “total
responsibility for the resolutions and by-
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Gauthier and Teresa Foreman, as well as
myself, the Mayor, are systematically
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or any meaningful vote taken at council.”
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Meanwhile, Saywell faces legal action
aimed at forcing him to step down. This
follows a vote of non-confidence earlier this
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