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McDonell supports Elliott

publisher Feb 20, 2018 - 4:15pm

Christine Elliott has received the endorsement of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell in her bid for the leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party.

"Christine brings great wisdom and a tremendous wealth of experience to the position, including being an MPP for nine years, our Deputy Leader, a professional lawyer and a tireless community advocate," says Mr. McDonell. Meanwhile, his federal counterpart, Guy Lauzon, is backing Caroline Mulroney in the race where Patrick Brown is trying to regain the post he left only about a month ago. Doug Ford and Tanya Granic Allen are also seeking the job.

$1 million rain forecast

publisher Aug 31, 2017 - 4:51pm

While they cannot do anything about the weather, area farmers will be able to better prepare for heavy rain falls thanks to a $1 million contribution from the federal government. 

Ottawa is investing $997,654 so the South Nation Conservation Authority can develop “a hydrologic model that will provide farmers with real-time weather and water information to help inform water management decisions.”

The 15-month project will construct an integrated groundwater – surface water forecasting model for the South Nation Watershed using HydroGeoSphere, which is a Canadian hydrologic simulator that predicts water movement on and through the ground.

The platform will help predict “water events” and provide an array of potential mitigation practices.

“Our government recognizes that Canadian farmers face risk every day in managing their businesses,” says Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MP Francis Druouin. “This investment is all about giving farmers the tools they need to adjust their farms to a changing climate. Helping farmers be better informed in making their water management decisions is good for the sector's sustainable growth, good for farmers' bottom lines, and good for the Canadian economy,” adds Mr. Drouin who announced the contribution on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay.

Pre-budget consultation

publisher Jan 3, 2017 - 4:16pm

Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell will host local pre-budget consultations  on January 11 and 12. This is an opportunity to voice concerns outlining how Ontario should reform its regulatory and economic policies.  Individuals, businesses, and organizations are invited to register to present their concerns regarding the upcoming 2017 Ontario Budget and highlight local needs that need to be addressed in Toronto. To register, please contact Marilyn McMahon at MPP Jim McDonell’s office 613-933-6513, or register at www.eventbrite.com by January 9.

January 11, 2017
12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
McIntosh Inn,
12495 Hwy. 2 East
Morrisburg
2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
North Stormont Meeting Place
16299 Fairview Dr.
Avonmore

January 12th, 2017   
9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Nelson Laprade Centre
9 William Street
Chesterville

12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
South Stormont Hall
2 Mille Roches
Long Sault

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Branch 544 Lancaster Legion
181 Military Road
Lancaster

Candidate disqualified over "fun" video

publisher Dec 2, 2016 - 4:26pm

Derek Duval, of Vankleek Hill, says he has been disqualified from tomorrow's Glengarry-Prescott-Russell Conservative nomination convention because of a video shot "in good fun" years ago.

Mr. Duval says the last-minute decision came after party officials thought a pile of poutine shown being eaten off a hockey stick was a hamster. Plus, the person in the video isn't him.

Mr. Duval, son of long-time Vankleek Hill councillor Paul Emile Duval, charges the real reason was that party leader Patrick Brown wants Amanda Simard, a Russell councillor, to be the Tory standard-bearer in the next Ontario election.

Here is Derek's Duval FB post:

https://www.facebook.com/derek.duval.gpr/posts/1716548301996188

Not ready for business: Williamstown park building unavailable to public

sean Jan 5, 2016 - 12:02pm

Williamstown's park building is still not ready for public access. The new structure has been under development since a suspicious fire destroyed the previous erection last spring. A charity hockey tournament slated for Dec. 26-27 was forced to be cancelled due to the unavailability of the building. No word yet when it will be ready.

not ready
Sean Bray photo