Pet Valu Grand Opening

Congratulations to Pet Valu on their June 24th Grand Opening at their new expanded location at 12015 Main St W in the Foodland Plaza. We are grateful to have such business expansion in Winchester and glad to have them as part of our thriving local business community.

Councillor Tony Fraser and Councillor Al Armstrong presented Sue Chambers of Pet Valu with a commemorative scroll and participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the occasion.

Photo courtesy of the Winchester Press.

Canada’s 150th Birthday

Thank you to all who made the July 1st celebrations at the South Mountain Fair Grounds such a huge success. We hope everyone enjoyed the live entertainment, BINGO, kid’s activities, fireworks display and the BBQ, all in celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday. We would like to extend a special thank you to the Mountain, Winchester and Chesterville District Lions Clubs and all of the sponsors.

Canada Day

Front left: Mayor Eric Duncan, Cindy Billings, Rick Lewis, Jordan Hodge, Councillor Tony Fraser, Lorna Boyce, Deputy Mayor Gerry Boyce and Amy Fraser. Back row: Councillor Al Armstrong, Dawn Armstrong, Doug Padbury and Councillor John Thompson.

Photo courtesy of Captured By Susan.

Meet Me On Main Street

Join us for a celebration of community and Canada’s 150th birthday. The Township of North Dundas will be hosting a series of dinners in July and August. Join your Council and neighbours for food, live entertainment, and fun, as we close a section of a main street, set-up tables and chairs, and enjoy a summer event that is not to be missed!

– A section of a main street will be closed to host residents and guests for live entertainment and the option to purchase Canadian themed food such as poutine, beef on a bun and otter tails

– There will also be a cash bar and refreshments available for purchase

– Tables and chairs will be set-up in the middle of the street

– All residents are invited to join for one night or the entire dinner series

– The events will take place in a different hamlet each week from 5:30pm till 8:00pm. The Road Closures will be in effect from 2:00pm till 9:00pm at each event.

Wednesday, July 5th: Morewood – MOFFAT ST. from 9 Moffat St. N. to Main St. — Morewood Facebook Event

Band: Hillbilly Highway

Notice of Temporary Road Closure on Moffat St. in Morewood

The Road Closure is highlighted in RED and the Detour Route is highlighted in GREEN in the below map. The Road Closures will be in effect from 2:00pm till 9:00pm on Wednesday, July 5th.

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Thursday, July 13th: South Mountain – MAIN ST. from Scott St. to Mill St. — South Mountain Facebook Event

Band: Hillbilly Highway

Notice of Temporary Road Closure on Main St. in South Mountain

The Road Closure is highlighted in RED and the Detour Route is highlighted in GREEN in the below map. The Road Closures will be in effect from 2:00pm till 9:00pm on Thursday, July 13th.

South Mountain - Closure

Wednesday, July 19th: Hallville – KERRS RIDGE RD. from County Rd. 1 to 10519 Kerrs Ridge Rd. — Hallville Facebook Event

Band: Sons of Gord

Notice of Temporary Road Closure on Kerrs Ridge Rd. in Hallville

The Road Closure is highlighted in RED in the below map. The Road Closures will be in effect from 2:00pm till 9:00pm on Wednesday, July 19th.

Hallville Road Closure Map

Wednesday, July 26th: Chesterville – CHESTERVILLE MAIN ST. from 21 Chesterville Main St. to King St. — Chesterville Facebook Event

Band: Marleen Fawcett

Notice of Temporary Road Closure on Chesterville Main St. in Chesterville

The Road Closure is highlighted in RED in the below map. The Road Closures will be in effect from 2:00pm till 9:00pm on Wednesday, July 26th.

Chesterville Road Closure Map

Wednesday, August 2nd: Winchester – ST. LAWRENCE ST. from Main St. to Caleb St. — Winchester Facebook Event

Band: Furious Gord

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Online Services Now Available

The Township of North Dundas is pleased to offer convenient online services where you can view and print your Bill Summary and Transaction History for your Water/Sewer and Tax accounts online.

Our Online Services allow property owners to view their Township of North Dundas accounts and transactions in a secure environment anytime, anywhere.

Please Click Here to access Online Services and learn how to register your account.

North Dundas Geocaching

North Dundas puts Canada 150 on the Map

You can’t see it, but the Canada 150 logo is firmly planted on North Dundas. The catch is that it can only be seen on the geocaching website Geocaching.com.

South Mountain resident, Ron Porteous, has created a “Geo-Art” project to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation. You can see the well-known Canada 150 logo on the geocaching website when you look at the map between Winchester and Hallville. Each of the 150 dots in the image represents a container hidden somewhere in the area.

Geocaching is a modern high-tech treasure hunt that uses GPS receivers to find hidden “treasure” all over the world. Geocachers use a handheld GPS or a smartphone to find containers using the coordinates that are found on the website.

Because it would be impossible to hide geocache containers in the exact pattern of the Canada 150 logo without placing the containers on private property, each geocache listing page contains a multiple choice question about Canadian trivia or history. The correct answer gives the actual hiding spot of the geocache container. The geocaches are hidden along roadsides and trails in the area where the leaf logo appears.

This project has created a lot of excitement for geocachers all over Ontario and beyond and many are planning trips to come and find all the caches in this series. The large number of geocaches means that searchers will be in the area for at least a day and will be spending money in the area. So if you see people stopping along roads near you, stop and say “Hi”, and don’t worry, they’re just using billions of dollars of government satellites to find hidden Tupperware.

If you are interested in trying out geocaching you can visit www.geocaching.com and watch the video “What is geocaching” to learn more.

Information submitted by Ron Porteous

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Summer Company 2017 Launch

Summer Company 2017 Launch, Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre

Congratulations to Olivia Salmon, the owner of Natural Beauty on the $3000 grant received to help further the success of her business.

Olivia is from Chesterville and attends North Dundas High School Grade 9.

Natural Beauty has a wide range of skin care products from bath bombs, to face masks, lotions and body scrubs, all made with natural ingredients.

Look for Natural Beauties products at the McHaffie Flea Market in Morrisburg.

To learn more about Natural Beauty and their products please email them at salmonolivia29@gmail.com.

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Winchester Traffic Plans

The Township of North Dundas has initiated an area traffic, parking and pedestrian study in the area of Winchester Hospital and Winchester Public School. The study was launched to address concerns raised about existing and future traffic, parking and pedestrian safety issues in the area indicated below.

Concept Plans

We want your feedback

Two draft concept plans have been prepared.   Click here for Existing Conditions

  1. One-Way for part of York Street and part of Louise Street.  Click One-Way York for map
  1. Close part of York Street  – Click Close York for map

Display boards are also available at the Township Office for viewing.

We are gathering comments on the two options presented.  The final recommended version could have elements from each option or new elements.

Please provide your comments before July 7, 2017 using the attached form: Click Here for Comment Sheet

If you have any questions, please contact the Planning Department at:

613-774-2105

 

E.A. Danby Certificate of Merit

Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry awarded AMCTO 2017 E.A. Danby Certificate of Merit

May 17, 2017

Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario – Chief Administrative Officer T.J. Simpson announced today that the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SDG) has been awarded the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) 2017 E.A. Danby Certificate of Merit under the Municipal Administration Category (Municipal Population 20,000 or more) in recognition of SDG’s innovative Tourism Information Sign Management Program.

“This merit certificate, awarded to SDG by one of Ontario’s premier municipal staff organizations, recognizes the quality of products and services that the County continues to develop and deliver.  These services are designed to enhance the quality of life for our residents, businesses, and visitors.  It is quite an honour to be recognized in this fashion by AMCTO, especially when one considers the breadth and quality of submissions made for these awards,” said Mr. Simpson.

“Designed by SDG staff, the Tourism Information Sign on-line application is a simple fillable form used by businesses and organizations to efficiently request and locate available tourism signage.  The program streamlines signage requests, makes information easy to search, manages internal data and provides users with an interactive mapping tool which is accessible through multiple devices, greatly improving the customer experience,” explains SDG Tourism Coordinator Shauna Baggs, who was responsible for developing the new program.

This innovative project was a collaboration between multiple County departments/divisions, most notably the Regional Tourism division of Corporate Services and the GIS division of the Transportation and Planning Services Department.  This collaborate effort created a web-based data management tool that also provides users with the ability to visually locate identified tourism signs or request new signs on a real-time map.

SDG staff will formally accept the certificate of merit at the AMCTO Conference Opening Ceremonies, slated for June 12th, 2017 in Huntsville, Ontario.

About AMCTO – the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario represents excellence in local government management and leadership.  AMCTO has provided education, accreditation, leadership, and implementation expertise for Ontario’s municipal professionals for over (75) years.  With over 2,100 members working in municipalities across Ontario, AMCTO is Canada’s largest voluntary association of local government professionals, and the leading professional development organization for municipal administrative staff.

About the E.A. Danby Award – this award has been named to recognize the significant achievement of AMCTO’s first President, E.A. Danby.  The award is given annually to recognize municipalities that have demonstrated an outstanding achievement and innovation with respect to municipal management activities or practices.

Link to the Tourism Information Signage program.

SDG Media Release – E.A. Danby Certificate of Merit – 17 May 2017

Ontario Renovates Program

Ontario Renovates program begins Monday, May 15th!

A new round of applications will begin for the popular home improvement program that assists low and moderate income families and seniors in Cornwall and the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.

Eligible homeowners can receive funding for urgent home repairs as well as modifications to make their homes accessible.

Since the program launched in 2012, approximately 520 homeowners in Cornwall and SDG have received assistance.

Please click here to access the application and details of the program.

Media Release – Ontario Renovates 2017

 

Notice of Public Open House Regarding York St. Winchester

Notice of Public Open House

Traffic, Parking and Pedestrian Study

The Township of North Dundas has initiated an area traffic, parking and pedestrian study in the area of Winchester Hospital and Winchester Public School. The study was launched to address concerns raised about existing and future traffic, parking and pedestrian safety issues in the area.

Winchester Public School Gym

547 Louise St, Winchester

4:00pm – 8:00pm on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Traffic, Parking, Pedestrian Study Public Notice

Comment Sheet

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