Photos Richard Mahoney
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Pearl Prevost and her dog, Archer, await
their turn at an outing the Ottawa Valley
Pointing Dog Club held recently at
Mariposa Farm near Plantagenet.
Pointers honed their instincts during
exercises leading up to a field test that
will be held June 4 and 5 at Mariposa.
The animals are trained to find and flush
wild fowl, and bring them back intact to
their masters after the birds have been
Tax rate cut
Ratepayers will see a slight rise in the
this year, even though Hawkesbury town
council has trimmed the tax rate for 2011.
With the adoption of the newbudget, the
municipality has reduced its rate by three
per cent. However, since property
assessments are rising, the average
homeownerwill payabout 1.3per centmore
this year, Councillor Michel Thibodeau
related at Monday’s council meeting.
The increase is reasonable considering
that the rate of inflation in Ontario last year
was 3.3 per cent, he added, noting that the
town also faces increases in energy and fuel
Volunteer Firefighters Agreement
The town has concluded a new three-
year collective agreement with its 30
volunteer fire fighters. Thepackage includes
two per cent raises in each year of the pact
which is retroactive to 2010, relates chief
administrator Normand Beaulieu.
Moment of Silence
Town council observed a moment of
silence Monday in memory of the late
Inspector Steven Waite, the former
commander of the Hawkesbury Ontario
Provincial Police detachment who passed
Daniel Nadeau has been named interim
Mayor’s Car To Get Paint Job
Graffiti artistswill beable todemonstrate
their talents on a vehicle Mayor René
Care group for the organization’s
Recognition Day June 10 at the Robert
Hartley Sports Complex.
The mayor’s car will get a temporary
paint job during the event where 200 youth
and 50 adults will have a chance to meet
The list of guests includes singer Manon
player Dominique Thibault.
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