Community Food Share – Matching Funds Campaign

North Dundas Launches a Matching Funds Campaign 

As the Mayor of North Dundas, I am pleased to announce the Township has launched a Community Food Share Matching Funds Campaign.  This valuable agency is anticipating a higher-than-usual volume and is reaching out for assistance.    I know that a lot of you are looking for a way to help in this difficult time.  Donating to our local food bank is an opportunity to directly benefit people who are in need of assistance, in our area. 

The Township will match every dollar the public donates to this worthy cause, up to a maximum of $7,000. 

Simply visit www.communityfoodshare.ca/donate/ and choose the amount you wish to donate.  In the “Message for Community Food Share” box please type “North Dundas Matching Funds Campaign”.  This will tag your donation and trigger a matching fund donation from the Township.

Community Food Share needs our assistance.  Please consider supporting this worthy cause and let’s show that we are Community Strong!

Thank you,

Mayor Tony Fraser

UPDATE:  Over $13,000 donated by our Community.  With the Township’s matching share of $7,000 over $20,000 has been raised.  Thank you everyone!

COVID-19 Updates:

The Municipality will actively respond to the latest developments around COVID-19, and will keep residents informed and updated as the situation evolves. For your convenience, we have included links to various agencies and recent announcements.   

Mayor Tony Fraser’s Public Announcements:

Quick Reference: 

Fact Sheets:

Calls for Supplies and Services:

Information Sites:

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RECENT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

April 1 – News Release New $50 million Ontario Together Fund will support the development of essential equipment and supplies

March 31 – News Release New COVID-19 Assessment Centre to Open in Winchester on April 1st 

March 31 – News ReleaseOntario Extends School and Child Care Closures

March 31 – Township of North Dundas – Water & Sewer Payment Date Extention:

To reduce any financial hardships that may face our residents arising from the COVID-19 outbreak, the Council of the Township of North Dundas has extended the due date for our water and sewer bills normally due April 30th, to May 30th.  The bills are being issued this week with the adjusted due date of May 30th.

March 30 – News ReleaseOntario extends emergency declaration – all outdoor recreational amenities across Province now closed.

March 30 – StatementChief Medical Officer of HealthOur obligations to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 

March 28 – News Release –  Ontario government prohibits gatherings of more than five people with strict exceptions

March 27 – Township of North Dundas – Residential Waste:

The Township of North Dundas has increased the residential waste limit to 3 bags per week to accommodate the additional waste that residents may generate while Staying Home and Staying Safe.  Garbage and recycling collection schedules remain unchanged.  We encourage everyone to continue to recycle responsibly. 

For the protection of our employees and our contractors, we ask that garbage be placed in tied garbage bags, not loose in containers.  If you have been ill, please place any potentially contaminated items in the bag with your garbage, not in your blue box. 

Thank you for helping to keep our staff and our community safe!

March 26 – Township of North Dundas  Park Closure NoticePlay structures, picnic tables, courts and outdoors rinks are closed to the public

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EASTERN ONTARIO HEALTH UNIT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

March 25 – News ReleaseUpdated guidelines for Private Daycares 

March 23 – News ReleaseReturning travellers required to self-isolate

March 22 – News Release – Several types of establishments to close immediately to prevent spread of COVID-19

March 22 – News ReleaseThird Positive Case of COVID-19 in EOHU Region

March 20 – News Release– Community Paramedic Program conducting in-home COVID-19 testing for higher-risk individuals

March 20 – News ReleaseCOVID-19 testing and assessment centre opening in Hawkesbury

March 17 – News ReleaseDirectives in response to the Ontario State of Emergency

March 16 – DirectiveMeasures to contain and prevent potential widespread community activity of the COVID-19 Virus 

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FEDERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

March 27 – AnnouncementPrime Minister announces a wage subsidy to 75% for SMEs to avoid layoffs. Details are still being developed.  More information is expected by Monday March 30th.

March 18 –  News Release  – Prime Minister announces Canada’s Economic Response Plan to COVID-19

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PROVINCIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS;

March 23 – News ReleaseOntario is closing at-risk workplaces to protect health & safety.  List of Essential Workplaces

March 17 –  News ReleaseOntario Announces State of Emergency

March 26 – News Release –  New financial measure will allow WSIB premium payment deferrals for six months. 

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OTHER MUNICIPAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

March 26 – News Release – from the Counties SDG (Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry)

On Thursday, March 26th at 4:00 pm, SD&G, Cornwall and Prescott-Russell jointly declared a State of Emergency to better handle the local response to COVID-19.  It is very important for our community to understand that this is done as a precautionary measure and it is not a need to panic. It is imperative that we continue to social distance, stay home and slow down the spread of COVID-19. Our efforts are making a difference.

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TOWNSHIP OF NORTH DUNDAS:

March 18 – North Dundas Update:

  • Features COVID-19 information update links 
  • Information about interim tax bill payment extension and payment options

March 16 – North Dundas Update:

  • Planning, Building and Enforcement Updates – (Building Inspections, Dog Tags, Burn Permits)
  • North Dundas Property Tax Update
  • North Dundas Office Closure Update

March 14 –  North Dundas Update  – Recreation and cultural facility closures.  

February 28 – North Dundas Update – Eastern Ontario Health Unit is the lead agency for Human Health Emergencies in our area.  

 

Local Stores Offering Extra Services

The following local merchants  are offering special services to assist North Dundas residents during the COVID-19 global pandemic.  

OFFERING DELIVERY & TAKE-OUT

Jo’s Family Meal Box – Starting March 24th – Cup of Jo’s will post menus Monday through Friday.  Orders will be taken up to 3:00 pm the day before.  Payment by Visa or e-transfer.  The recipe, all measured ingredients and groceries needed will be delivered to your door between 2-4 each day.  Meat will be supplied by Greg’s Quality Meats, Grains by Against the Grain and other products from Winchester Foodland.

ParmaChoice Seaway Valley – Winchester – Opening at 8:00 am on scheduled days for seniors and those most vulnerable to shop.   Free delivery for groceries, over the counter items and personal care items within Winchester.  

Mike Dean’s Super Food Stores – Chesterville – Local delivery to seniors and those self-isolating at home.  Email your shopping list to:  orders@mikedeans.com  

Winchester Foodland – They are making grocery deliveries.  Contact  Dan Pettigrew at  613-774-1958 or Dan.Pettigrew@sobeys.com 

Derks Elevator – Bulk deliver large animal feed.  Contact Marty Derks at 613-448-2522 or  martyderks@hotmail.com 

Against the Grain – Local business food boxes that’ll be delivered.  Contact Shelley Spruit at 613-406-1969 or winchelsea@live.ca  

Loughlin’s Country Store–Offers takeout and delivery of meals.  Contact Marg Loughlin at 613-989-1323 or  marg@loughlin.ca  

Winchester Pharmasave – Offering delivery of medications and pharmacy items.  Contact Al-taf at 613-774-2094 or al.jiwaji@gmail.com  

IDP Group – Have drivers and vehicles for local deliveries.   Contact Hamed Asl  at 613-225-9752 or  hamed@idpgroup.ca  

Cannamore Orchards – Able to pick up and make deliveries.  Contact Dennis Taylor at 613-448-3633 or info@cannamoreorchard.com  

Simple Baked Catering – Offers takeout and delivery of meals and can cater to diet restrictions and allergies.   Contact –Cheryl Beasley at 613-909-7211 or 613-406-1143  or simplybaked9@gmail.com 

Winchelsea Events – Can produce and deliver meals.  Contact Ryan Dunne at 613-774-1998  or rjdunne73@gmail.com 

Iron Forge Pizza – Offering takeout and delivery.  Contact Shaw Nelson & Suzy Silver at 613-774-1234  or silver_suzanne@hotmail.com 

No Limit Auto Parts & Precision Diesel –  Call and they will deliver www.nolimitsautoparts.com/613-822-6226, www.pdpower.ca/613-774-6619.  

Meals on Wheels – Delivery to seniors 65+ and adults 18+ with a disability.  Contact Caroline Rooney at 613-774-6109 or crooney@carefor.ca or www.carefor.ca

Louis’ Restaurant – Open for take out only from 11 am -7 pm Tuesday to Sunday. Orders can be called in at 613-448-2051.

Country Kitchen Restaurant – Offering take out and delivery.  Daily specials are posted on their Facebook page.  Call 613-774-2417.  Hours:  Mon – closed | Tues-Fri 11 am – 7 pm | Sat-Sun 9 am – 7 pm.  These hours are subject to change. 

Freedom Dog Rescue – Free dog food and delivery service, specifically aimed seniors and those that are self-isolated or in quarantine. If you are interested, please email freedomdogdonations@gmail.com or text 613-447-0697. They will coordinate a delivery to your door or porch.

Winchester BMR – Call 613-774-2700.  Offers phone-in orders with free delivery on essential consumer items local to the store (paper products, disposable gloves, basic household needs cleaning supplies, etc).  Customers can pay via E-payment and they have a portable debit/credit machine to take payments in the parking lot so customers can stay in their vehicle. Updates are posted on their Facebook page (BMR Winchester) as supplies become available.  They have in-store and flyer specials. www.winchesterbmr.ca

OFFERING ON-LINE SHOPPING:

Main Street Clothing Companywww.mainstreetclothingcompany.com, 613-441-3016

Smith and Sayer Natural Productswww.smithandsayer.com, 613-986-1258.  Offering natural home cleaning products and personal care items such as shampoo and conditioner bars, natural soap, hand sanitizer and spray cleaners. Can accommodate specific sensitivities such as scent allergies. 

Winchester Travelwww.winchestertravel.ca, 613-774-2424

Eastlink – Accepting new clients,have exclusive offers not listed on their website  www.eastlink.ca, Steve Gergis, 613-316-1395, steve.gergis@corp.eastlink.ca

Weagant Farm Supplies – www.weagantfarm.com, 613-774-2887, Customers can order parts from via Parts@WeagantFarm.com

Topline Trailer & Equipment Sales – https://toplinetrailers.com/, 613-774-0992, Customers can order parts from via Parts@ToplineTrailers.com

Guildcrest Homes “Shop on-line” option: http://guildcrest.com/book-appointment/ or call Sean Kelly directly for an appointment at 613-850-9889.

The Planted Arrowwww.theplantedarrow.com, 613-774-3825

Hive Vibe Wrapwww.hivevibewraps.com, hivevibewraps@gmail.com

Barkley Shoe Store – www.barkleysshoes.com, 613-229-2256

ATV permits – purchase online at http://www.getapermit.ofatv.org/

 

 

Open Air Burn Ban in Effect April 1st

In order to prevent the rapid spread of grass and brush fires, a burn ban will be coming into effect in North Dundas on April 1, 2020.

This ban will remain in place until conditions improve and the green grass starts to show through the tall dead grass. This winter has left abundant debris (fallen tree branches, leaves, etc.) on the ground which increases the risk of fire spread. Furthermore, the fields are extremely soft and would prevent fire services from deploying resources to combat the spread of fire.

All open air fires are prohibited during a fire ban. There will be zero tolerance enforcement during the open air burning ban.

Additionally, as the County remains in a state of emergency, it is important that first responders remain available for other priority incidents. 

New Recreation & Culture Facebook Page

North Dundas Launches a New Facebook Page

The Township of North Dundas Recreation and Culture Division has launched a new Facebook page.  It’s activity-based, inspiring, interactive and fun for all ages.  We encourage residents to check our our page and JOIN THE FUN!

FOR THE KIDS

Each day, we will post a new activity challenge for kids to participate in.  It could be a craft, a recipe, a lego creation, a fitness routine, or other!  We encourage parents and guardians to take a photo of their kids with their creations and post the pictures in the comment section of the related activity challenge.  Let us know how they like it and how it turned out!

FOR THE ADULTS

We will post websites with various area recreational resources to learn about and try online.  We will also create opportunities for “Show & Tell” for projects like knitting, woodwork, art, scrap booking, and more.

Do you have an idea for another exciting activity?  Please message us with the web link or the photos and instructions!  We would love to hear from you!  You can find us here.  

 

Farm 911 The Emily Project

Farm accidents can occur in the most remote locations, making it difficult for first responders to easily locate the situation.

Following Emily Trudeau tragically passing away from a farming accident in 2014, let’s gets 911 signage at ALL entrances to vacant farming fields and properties.  Order yours today and you could save a life.

Farm blades are now 50% off at $37.50 for a limited time for vacant farm fields and properties.  This price includes installation.

Please note, initial signs must be installed by the Township.  To order a sign, a completed application is required.  Please  click here to download the form.  Forms are also available at the Township office.

For more information, please contact the Township at 613-774-2105.

 

House of Lazarus

Robert Noseworthy – Westerra Homes

Mr. Noseworthy of Westerra Homes presented a cheque in the amount of $8000 to Cathy Ashby of the House of Lazarus, at the January 22nd meeting of Council.  The funds are to support the Operation Backpack program.

Operation Backpack was launched in January 2019. Initially, House of Lazarus was partnering with three local schools to offer a supply of nutritious meals and snacks for 112 children to eat over their weekends, free of charge. Each backpack will contain food for 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and snacks, fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as UHT milk. By spring 2019, this program was expanded to five local schools and 144 children.