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Floating wetland installed in Limoges

Juvenile charged for threats A 13-year-old boy will face a provincial youth court judge next month following po- lice investigation of an incident at the Russell Arena ball diamond. Police received a complaint June 16 about threats made to two girls at the neighbour- hood ball diamond in Russell village. The OPP report stated that some boys followed the girls at the ball park and one of the boys harassed and threatened the girls. A 13-year-old boy is now charged under the Criminal Code with uttering threats of either death or bodily harm. His case is scheduled for the July 23 provincial youth court session in L’Orignal. Bus collision Police investigated a school bus collision incident June 17 on Notre-Dame Street in Embrun. No one was hurt during the accident. At the time the bus was carrying stu- dents. Aman was ticketed under the Highway Traffic Act for turning on a red light and failing to yield. Burglary Police are investigating a break-and-enter case in Casselman that occurred on June 12. The front door of a house on Faucher Street was pried open and the burglar went inside, ransacked the house, and left with a small money box that contained some $20 bills. The break-in occurred at night while the homeowner was at work. Anyone with information about the burglary can call Const. Mario Hautecoeur at the Embrun OPP station at 613-443-4499 or the CrimeStoppers toll-free confidential tips line at 1-800-222-8477. Threat complaint A 42-year-old Limoges man is charged with making threats of death or bodily harm following police investigation of a domestic disturbance on South Indian Drive in Li- moges on June 17. The police report noted that alcohol may have been a factor during the incident. No name was released. The accused is scheduled for the July 17 provincial court session in L’Orignal. Car scratching A 31-year-old Ottawa man is charged under the Criminal Code with domestic mis- chief following police investigation of a vandalism complaint on June 18. A Russell vil- lage resident reported his car was scratched with a key. The accused is scheduled for the July 2 provincial court session.

the subdivision but the wetlands develop a living microfilm on its roots that feeds off the nutrients.” This is a pilot project that the SNCA will be monitoring. Other ways to prevent unpleasant and environmentally poor al- gae blooms in stormwater ponds or similar features include leaving a wide buffer strip of vegetation around the pond and not mowing too close, reducing fertilizer appli- cations and encouraging cattails, which Symington says are very important. The SNCA is encouraging low-impact development, such as the use of enhanced grass swales, open ditch and perched culverts, and pervious paving stones, all of which allow rainwater to percolate slowly through the ground rather than quickly run off and collect in a stagnant pool. Other possible applications for the floa- ting wetland include treatment of muni- cipal wastewater, waterways degraded by agricultural runoff, and ponds and lakes impacted by waterfowl or septic systems.


LIMOGES | A stormwater pond built within the last few years to serve a Limoges de- velopment has produced undesirable al- gae growth. A partial solution, a floating wetland, was installed on June 17 by the South Nation Conservation Authority. The mats of the floating wetland hold plants with long roots that will improve water quality by using up the oversupply of nu- trients in the water. The Nation mayor François St-Amour and SNCA chairperson Bill Smirle attended the installation. “Floating wetlands provide a highly effi- cient, natural way to improve water qua- lity and buffer habitats against surges in nutrients and pollution,” said Jason Syming- ton, SNC Environmental Technologist. “Nu- trients in fertilizer and pet waste come off

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Mayor François St. Amour and SNC Chair Bill Smirle, announce the installation of new floating wetland demonstration in Limoges. The floating wetland is visible in the background. Having difficulty hearing? This will change your life!


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