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Total Open-Air Burn Ban in effect April 2 – all Lanark Co Fire Departments This includes all fires: agricultural, brush piles, burn barrels, Campfires, Chimeneas, cooking fires, consumer fireworks, incinerators and other types of outdoor burning but does not include cooking appliances with mechanical shut-off i.e. propane or natural gas cooking equipment
A Watershed Statement issued by RVCA on March 27 warns that water levels and flows across the Rideau Valley Watershed are expected to raise again with the short term forecast of 35 mm or more of rain on Sunday into Monday. A Flood Watch is issued for properties on Christie and Wolfe Lakes. This is in effect until April 9 at 5 p.m.
Issues and Challenges facing the Rideau Waterway
Researchers from Carleton, Ottawa and Sherbrooke Universities have partnered with Parks Canada on a project to understand the natural ecosystems of the waterway as well as the impacts (positive and negative) of human activity and decisions. They are looking for public input. Those interested in providing some input on the issues and challenges, are invited to complete survey.
OPP relaunches online crime reporting portal
This system allows citizens to make certain reports directly (rather than in person at an OPP detachment) if they wish. Reporting can be submitted on a computer or mobile device for example concerning mischief /thefts under $5,000 and driving complaints.
Community Events … see the bottom of this page for imminent ones and the Community Calendar, on the sidebar, for later ones and more details. Please note that the Listening Room Series, (live music), has a new partnership with The Table where future concerts will be held.
Some new postings
“Reducing My Footprint” from the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario can be found in the Climate Change section.
A link to The Guardian article: “The climate crisis explained in 10 charts” is in the Climate Change section
Two links re electric vehicles have been added in the Climate Change section.
Some links re algae (including one on how to spot blue-green and if you do, what to do) have been added to Environmental. Also one re weeds.
Some links have been added in Municipal. If more would be helpful, please contact webmaster
A link has been added in the Spraying Information section re the possible contribution of the widespread use of neonics to declines in song bird populations.
On the above is information on matters of interest/concern as well as details of the changes in this year’s Shoreline Naturalization Program which make it easier for property owners to participate as the advice and plantings are free!
For information on current & recent general matters as well as those of particular interest to our Association.
Our Councillor, Rob Rainer, issues a personal newsletter which he emails to a list of interested people every Sunday. To receive this, contact him email@example.com.
Contact information for all elected officials as well as links to some frequently used sections of the Township website (eg Recycling & Garbage; Council calendar; By-Laws ) can be found in Municipal on the sidebar.
The Councillor mentioned above is a member of the Green Energy and Climate Change Working Group in the Township.
For informative documents of general interest as well as particularly to waterfront property owners see this page. Also there is a Health Canada presentation on preparing for climate and health emergencies and disasters.
Two links re electric vehicles have been added as well as an article from The Guardian “The Climate Change Crisis explained in 10 charts”. The latest addition is a backgrounder on “Reducing My Footprint”.
LSRLPOA membership dues can now be made by Interac-e -Transfer
For details please see Membership
This includes local and international information and links.
Many thanks to the volunteers who have been working away on our section of Bolingbroke Road in the particularly miserable conditions (temperature, humidity and flies) this year. We cannot eradicate the parsnips but we can reduce their numbers so that the County will not spray. And this was done!
There is information on LymeHope, a Canadian not-for-profit dedicated to research and outreach.
Good news from CHIR : An initiative is being lead to build a network facilitating collaboration, resource and knowledge sharing and building research capacity.