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Counties losing greenspace to development
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Parts of Prescott-Russell are looking a bit less green these days. The forest cover is getting a bit thinner in some parts of the United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR) and that is due to continuing economic development, either through commercial and residential expan- sion in some of the villages and towns or more clearcutting of woodlands to make room for new farmland and pasturage. A recent report to the counties council indica- ted that the problem is that natural refores- tation is not keeping up with the treecutting so Prescott-Russell’s forest cover has taken a significant slide below the recommended Environment Canada standard for sustai- nable greenspace. «We’re not saying that all clearcutting is bad,» said Louis Prévost, UCPR planning and forestry director, during a phone inter- view. «What we need is to achieve some sort of balance.» Prévost presented counties council du- ring its Nov. 10 session with a PowePoint summary of a forest cover study done for the UCPR last year.The study was a partnership between the UCPR, the South Nation and Raisin River Conservation Authorities (SNC and RRC), the United Counties of Stormont- Dundas-Glengarry (UCSDG) and Ontario Natural Resources. The study examined forest cover concerns for the entire Five Counties region, including both the South Nation and Raisin River watersheds. Prévost’ presentation focused on the portion of the study dealing with Prescott-Russell. In 2008 Prescott-Russell’s forest cover was almost 30 per cent of the total area for the region. That fits the Environment Canada standard for sustainable greenspace. As of last year, the forest cover percentage for the UCPR in total was 24.82 per cent, almost a five per cent drop. Determining where themost significant reductions in forest cover are is difficult
Trees along Highway 34 just south of Main Street in Vankleek Hill have been clear cut, causing aome concern.
by itself within the bounds of The Nation Municipality, to the large areas encom- passed by the boundaries of either the City of Clarence-Rockland and Russell Township. Also each municipality varies in its indi- vidual community profile from those like The Nation or Alfred-Plantagenet Township, which are rural for the most part and have large expanses of farmland sitting side-by- side with native forests, to municipalities like the Town of Hawkesbury or the Village of Casselman, which are urban for themost part, and thenmunicipalities like Clarence- Rockland and Russell Township, which have a wide mix of both urban and rural areas. For now the aim of the report is to make all those participating in the report aware of the situation. Prévost noted that the report’s findings, and possible options to deal with the situation, will be a primary discussion subject during upcoming meetings of the Upper Canada district in the black The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) trustees had a good news report to review during their Nov. 11 evening session. The auditor’s report for the 2014-2015 fiscal year shows everything “in the black” and meeting all provincial educa- tion ministry standards for balanced budgeting. In a press release UCDSB Chairman Jeff McMillan credited board and staff focus on fiscal responsi- bility while also keeping the safety and needs of students as a priority. – Gregg Chamberlain
UCPR planning and forestry advisory com- mittee, and also for other agencies like SNC. Prévost added that one thing to try to avoid is assigning blame in any discussions of how to address the forest cover situation. «It’s a hot subject,» said Prévost, «and a delicate one as well.»
to say because each of the eight member municipalities in the UCPR vary in actual size from the Village of Casselman sitting
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OPP billing a concern to Champlain Township
In August 2013, the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) developed a new, simplified billing model for OPP municipal police services. «The new billing formula is pleasing to about 15 per cent,” said Mayor Gary Barton. «And it cheesed off the other 85 per cent.” The new billing model did not include examination or review of expenditures in order to reduce the costs of OPP services per household. The new model was implemented in 2015 and will be phased in over the next three years. As such, the Champlain Township OPP services invoice was increased by $167,249, and will be increased another $196,769 bringing the bill to a total of $1,584,534. The township is requesting the MCSCS review and reconsider the new billing model and implement a more equitable formula. The council voted almost unanimously to request the review. Normand Riopel did not vote as he was not in atten- dance at the council meeting November 11. – Diane Hunter
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Mayor Barton explained to council that the county is looking into the issue, and some solutions will be coming soon. Councilor Troy Carkner suggested looking into the South National Conservation tree planting program to replace some of the trees that have been cut. Councilor Helen MacLeod was concer- ned about old growth forests in the area. “Are they going to be protected?” askedMacLeod. “Some of those trees are 100 years old. It would be a shame if it was clear cut. I’d like to see them protected. « MacLeod also expressed concern about downed trees causing drainage issues and Mayor Barton was concerned about the cold winds blowing with the absence of trees. «I will bring back more information from the county,” said Barton. «It is a big concern for everyone. Right now there is nothing in place to prevent people fromcutting trees. « r t t c t i l i i s l ti i l r r t ti l r r t l b t. il l a t ol g t g i t b “ f t l b i t s t l tr r B rt w i s bl i i i l ri t ,” i f r e r . i l t pr t
Champlain council is concerned over the loss of trees in the townshipwhich is crea- ting all kinds of problems. Council is considering implementing a bylaw to prevent people fromcutting down their trees and is looking for possible action that can be taken to slow the clearing of trees in the township. “We can’t tell people what to do on their own land,” said Champlain mayor Gary Barton. “Essex County pushed a tree cutting bylaw and it was nothing but headaches.” Several trees have been cut down and cleared recently tomake way for new deve- lopments, expanded crops, and clearing. Council is concerned that the clearing of somany trees could cause several problems for the township including drainage, and snow buildup. Champlain council is concerned over t e lo s of tr es in the townshipwhich is crea- ting all kinds of proble s. Council is considering imple enting a bylaw to prevent people fro cu ting do their tr es and is l oking for po sible actio that can be taken to slow the clearing of tr es in the township. “ e can’ te l people w at to do on their own land,” said Cha lai mayor Gary Barton. “E sex County pus e a tr e cu ting bylaw and it was nothing b t headaches.” Several tr es have b en cut do a cleared recently tomake way for ne deve- lopments, expanded crops, and cleari g. Council is concerned that the clearing f somany tr es could cause several proble s for the township including drainage, a snow buildup.
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The union representing full-time and occasional elementary school teachers and the agency representing all school districts in Ontario have reached an accord. The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (EFTO) has ratified the central agreement reached between it and the
call on both the EFTO and the OPSBA and the Education Ministry to designate representatives to develop recommenda- tions for better support of students with special needs. All three parties must also review the full-day kindergarten staffing and class-size situation. There will be a similar review for class sizes of the grades 4 to 8 levels. T h e
Ontario Public School Boards A s s o c i a t i o n (OPSBA). The central agree- ment terms deal with class size and other situational is- sues of concern for teachers and school districts. The agree- ment required
c e n t r a l agreement confirms the right of tea- chers to use their own professional j ud gme n t for assess- ment and evaluation of students’
Superintendent Valerie Allen discusses the 2015 Special Education Plan during a recent Upper Canada District School Board session.
Upper Canada district schools will have a new curriculum plan for their special education programs. The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) approved its 2015 Special Educa- tion Plan during the Sept. 9 board of trustees session.The 51-page document covers policy guidelines ranging from student placement to staffing levels suggested to meet the dis- trict goals. Valerie Allen, program superintendent, told trustees that the report also deals with the current drop in provincial government support funding for special education pro- grams.This termwill see «a slight decrease» in staff assigned to special education, noted Allen, but there should be «minimal impact» on service to students and their families. «The staffing reflected in the report,» sta- ted Allen, «shows minimal impact in the area of school and classroom special education teachers, and a consistent level of educa- tional assistant support within our schools. Schools are still supported by a number of
“double majority” approval under the EFTO’s voting process, which means there needed to be both a clear majority of EFTOmembers and also a clear majo- rity of EFTO locals which agreed to the terms through a province-wide vote.The EFTO ratification process resulted in 86 per cent of members, including both full- time and occasional teachers, agreeing to the terms and 98 per cent of EFTO locals supporting it. The terms of the central agreement
learning needs. School districts are requi- red to “make every effort” to avoid Full- Day Kindergarten/Grade 1 split classroom situations. Occasional teachers will now have keys to the classrooms to help ensure student and staff safety in school lockdown situa- tions. Also school districts will make sure key recommendations in the September 2014 Health and Safety Task Force report concerning student and staff safety issues are put in effect.
specialized professionals and paraprofes- sionals, such as psychologists and speech language pathologists.» The report noted that this term, the UCDSB will have the 580-full-time-equi- valent staff providing special education programming. That number includes 338 school-based educational assistants, 10 spe- cial education teachers for the Section 23 program, 92 elementary learning resource coaches, 57 secondary learning resource coaches, 10 speech language assistants, and eight itinerant student support workers, who will go from school to school on assignments. Also noted in the report is a district philo- sophy that promotes «early intervention» to help students who are struggling to succeed, along with information on types of student issues like learning disabilities or language impairment, which the special education program tries to address.There is also infor- mation on how students can make use of assistance technology.
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An excavation company conducting work on Cameron Street on November 17 hit an Enbridge Gas line causing a leak. “It’s not that serious,” explained Roger Champagne, Hawkesbury fire chief. “A lot of people get very concerned when they hear ‘gas leak’. But it is under control. Enbridge is on site, and they will be repairing it. As to how long it will take, I don’t know right now.” Fire crews were finished up and headed back to the station before 4 p.m. “Everything is under control and our crews are back at the station,” said Champagne.
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Des guignolées dans la rue et dans les commerces
Il est déjà possible d’apporter des denrées au Valu-Mart, à la succursale de la LCBO, à la Caisse populaire d’Alfred, à la Banque nationale et à l’église Saint-Victor, et ce jusqu’à la fin dumois de décembre. Il y aussi un centre de dépôt à l’église Saint-Thomas de Lefaivre à tous les dimanches, pour lamesse, et l’église sera ouverte tout l’après-midi du 5 décembre pour recevoir les dons. Il y aura également du porte-à-porte à Chute-à-Blondeau, le 12 décembre, par les Chevaliers de Colomb qui passeront dans les rues de la campagne de 10 h à midi et dans celles du village à 13 h.
Enfin, les communautés de Grenville et Grenville-sur-la-Rouge uniront leurs forces pour une bonne cause les 28 et 29 novembre. Le 28, les Chevaliers de Colomb et le père No ë l passeront de maison en maison dans les secteurs de Marelan, des routes 148 et 344 et dans les secteurs de Kilmar, Calumet et Pointe-au-Chêne. Le lendemain, les bénévoles compteront sur la générosité des citoyens du village et de la baie de Grenville. Il est aussi possible d’amener les denrées directement au bureau de la paroisse Notre- Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur sur la rue Principale à Grenville.
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Le temps des Fêtes approche à grand pas et le moment est venu d’être généreux envers ceux qui n’ont pas nécessairement lesmoyens de joindre les deux bouts en ces moments de réjouissance, avec la tenue des guignolées dans les différentesmunicipalités de la région. À Hawkesbury, les citoyens pourront donner des denrées non-périssables et faire des dons à la Banque alimentaire centrale de Hawkesbury les 27, 28 et 29 novembre, au supermarché Indépendant. Des bénévoles seront sur place pour emballer les emplettes des clients et une activité similaire aura également lieu au Walmart de Hawkesbury du 10 au 12 décembre. La Banque alimentaire de L’Orignal emballera également l’épicerie au Indépendant pour les familles du village, du 18 au 24 décembre. Du côté d’Alfred et de Lefaivre, les pompiers, les bénévoles de la banque alimentaire et les Chevaliers de Colomb feront du porte-à-porte le 28 novembre, dès 9 h, pour recueillir des dons en denrées et en argent.
Grand bal noir et blanc à Plantagenet
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Quelque 200 personnes sont attendues ce soir à Plantagenet, pour le bal noir et blanc du Centre d’accueil Mon Chez Nous de Lefaivre et de la Villa Saint-Luc de Curran. Cette soirée bénéfice a pour but d’amasser des fonds pour les activités et les loisirs des
« Nous n’avons jamais fait un tel bal et nous voulons recréer l’ambiance des années 1950 et 1960 avec la musique, et nous allons aussi célébrer l’approche de Noël, a indiqué Marie-Claire St-Denis, directrice d’activités pour les résidences. Il va y avoir des tirages et des surprises et ce sera une belle soirée avec un goûter avec canapés à la fin. Nous avons invité les familles à venir avec les résidents, car c’est cela qui est plaisant, d’être ensemble, à l’extérieur des résidences, pour une soiréemémorable dont ils se rappelleront longtemps. » C’est Gilles Groulx, l’homme d’entretien que les résidents connaissent bien, qui animera la soirée en musique. Chaque résident aura un corsage ou une fleur à la boutonnière et des boissons toutes spéciales seront concoctées pour rappeler les souvenirs des soirées cabaret et des boîtes à chansons. « Aussi, en février 2016, cela fera 25 ans que Manon Potvin est propriétaire du Centre d’accueil Mon Chez Nous et la soirée sera une occasion de souligner cela, a rajouté la directrice de la résidence de Lefaivre, Hélène Viau. Ce sera une superbe soirée entre amis et en famille, des valeurs importantes pour nos résidents. »
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program for parents and their children and many attended the November 14 event in Vankleek Hill. Kids were most impressed by the reenactment with its fake jail cell and emergency room. Before their eyes, the tragic story of a drug dealing teenage boy unfolded, culminating with a gut-wrenching hospital scene. “I witnessed the effects of drugs on someone inmy family and I want the others to know that it’s no joke,” said VCI student NoahMcRae, who portrayed the overdosed teenager in the reenactment. “Sometimes, I see people do drugs and I learned to walk away from it simply because I don’t find that interesting or worth trying.” After the reenactment funeral, the audience met with drug addicts who are trying to get back on track in rehab. Their stories of burnt bridges and relapse were eye- opening, giving insight on how recreation becomes addiction. “By 15, I was using Oxycontin and Percoset that I stole frommymom,” said one of the rehab patients. “I ended up in jail for robbery because of my drug addiction and it’s my third time in rehab. At first, I didn’t put thoughts into it because I thought it was the same as alcohol and cigarettes. At 14, I was already smoking weed withmy dad, so I stopped questioning it.” “All the other kids were doing it and I thought it was the cool thing to do,” said another rehab patient. “I was really young when I started doing drugs and it went
They say life is a hell of a drug, but addiction to other drugs is no joke and the Reality Tour event at Pleasant Corners Public School in Vankleek Hill, on November 14, hammered that pretty hard with a tragic reenactment, rehab stories and facts that just don’t lie. In Prescott-Russell, about 30% of grade 6 students already tried some kinds of drugs and the Ontario Provincial Police, along with other community organizations and volunteers, were at the Reality Tour event to promote a clean and smart lifestyle. “Getting the point across isn’t always easy and teenagers will often say weed isn’t dangerous since it might be legal one day,” said OPP community officer Mario Gratton. “But street drug is another animal and that’s where addiction starts. At the beginning, it’s just fun and games but you can get stuck in a vicious cycle. In the region, weed is a problem and prescription drugs abuse and pills are also on the rise. That’s why events like the Reality Tour and the Race against drugs are important. They are eye-opening for the youth and give them a reality check about drugs and the disastrous effects they have on lives.” The Reality Tour is a consequence- driven drug awareness and prevention
VCI student Noah McRae spent some time in jail at the Reality Tour event to raise awareness for drugs abuse.
downhill from there.” With the Reality Tour, the volunteers want to bring awareness to the community and bring families together for discussion and help. From peer pressure to the medicine cabinet, drugs latch to people like a bad habit. It brings out the worst in people,
fueling dependencies and can easily lead to crime, violence, suicide, mental illness and life-threatening situations. At the event, a dose of reality helped shining light on a taboo subject that always only affects “others”. The Reality Tour will be back with twomore events on February 20 and April 23.
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Les moustaches des pompiers de la caserne de Hawkesbury commencent à avoir du panache et leur collecte de fonds dans le cadre de la campagne mondial Movember, a permis jusqu’à date d’amasser 350 $. Une douzaine de pompiers de Hawkesbury se laissent pousser la moustache depuis le 1 er novembre pour sensibiliser la population auxmaladiesmasculines, dont le cancer de la prostate, et pour souligner l’importance de la recherche médicales et du soutien. Il est possible de faire un don au nom de l’équipe des pompiers de Hawkesbury sur le site officiel de la campagne, à l’adresse ca.movember.com/team/2000361. Au moment de mettre sous presse, l’équipe avait déjà amassé 130 $. Ci-dessus, les pompiers Julien Boisvenue, Marc Bellefeuille, Chris Lewis, Pat Denis, Stéphane Bastien, Marc Lacelle, Pat Mayer, Ben Dicaire et Maxime Roy. (SL)
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Customers choose a child by age and gen- der and bring a new wrapped present to the restaurant. “It doesn’t matter what you buy, it’s not a competition,” said Gouskos. “Maybe one person will buy a Tonka truck, and another will buy colouring books from the dollar store. It doesn’t reallymatter what you give as long as you give from the heart. Everybody gets a gift and it doesn’t cost the food bank anything.” The ages and genders of the children receiving gifts will be put up on the wall at Nicko’s onNovember 23. Customers can go in and choose who they would like to get a gift for. “Irene Howes, Donna Dandy, and Karen Mode are the little elves at the food bank that make sure the gifts go where they are supposed to.” Gouskos said the first year they started, they were given 10 or 15 names, but this year people seem to be struggling a little more. “Last year there were 41 names,” said Marc Seguin, Champlain council member. This year, they are already up to 63 names.” “We don’t realize it’s getting harder for people,” said Gouskos. “Not everybody can go out and buy gifts. “It’s a sign of the times,” said Champlain Mayor Gary Barton. “This kind of thing shows you what our community is all about,” smiled Gouskos. “Everybody here has their heart in the right place.”
For 19 years now, Louise Gouskos, co- owner of Niko’s Restaurant in Vankleek Hill, has been collecting toys to donate to the children in the area. Gouskos started collecting toys when she and her husband Nicko first opened the res- taurant across the street fromwhere it is now. “I started with Roger Belanger, when he was in charge of the food bank. He was always so wonderful,” said Gouskos. “He would give us the sex and ages of the children and our customers would buy the gifts.” Gouskos and Belanger had a talk one day and decided that no child should wake up Christmas morning without gifts under the tree. “Roger had a hard life, so he knewwhat it was like,” explained Gouskos. “We do this for the kids. It’s not about me. I don’t want to take credit. I’m not doing this; it’s the customers and the community.” Gouskos said she has regular customers who give gifts every year. Some customers make sure she has the gifts before they go away for the winter. “I have one customer that buys a gift once amonth,” she exclaimed with a smile. “So he gives me 12 gifts a year. He doesn’t have any more money than you or me, but he wants to make sure all the kids get a gift.” The restaurant works with the Vankleek Hill Food Bank to donate gifts to children of families who receive Christmas baskets.
For 19 years now, Louise Gouskos has been collecting toys for local children.
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