Nature Notes, Spring 2020, by Alison Bentley are now posted in Environmental on the sidebar.
Local Health Units announced on July 6 regional approach to mandatory masks in enclosed public places within their jurisdictions. Contact information for Leeds , Grenville & Lanark District is included in the section below on Coronavirus.
Lanark County has developed a survey to ascertain opinions on single use plastic usage as part of their waste reduction strategy.
***AGM 2020. This will take place on July 11 at 10 am as originally planned but now it will be a virtual meeting by Zoom. Registration is required- see the last 2 Bulletins. Reports for the meeting can be found together with the 2019 Minutes in the About Us section above***
Of interest is the Township COW meeting on June 2, 5:30 (teleconference) An Agenda item is the Terms of Reference and proposed membership of the Private Unassumed Roads Working Group. For details of these see here
(After extensive discussion this was deferred until August to wait for more input from the councillors on the Terms of Reference and the establishment of a process by which interested persons may put their names forward to serve on the Group)
Minutes of the Directors Meeting of June 11 are now posted.
In Some New Postings below the most recent ones are denoted by *
The Perth & District Union Library is now offering curb-side contactless pick-up of reserved library materials. Details can be found by clicking on the News & Public Notices box on the TVT website
May 7 Fire Ban Lifted by TVT Property owners are advised to always use caution when burning especially in areas that still have some long dead grass. Don’t burn if it’s windy and make sure to have a water source available to extinguish the fire.
If you do not have a fire permit ( they are free and are good for as long as you own the property) contact 613-259-9963; email@example.com
For symptoms, prevention, risks, being prepared and updates; self-assessment tool and questions answered by a virtual assistant. Contact Www.canada.ca/coronavirus or call 1-833-784-4397
At the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit two useful numbers : 1-800-660-5853 x 2499 For Covid- related questions from the public and 1-800-6605853 x2308 Where Inspectors can be reached regarding environmental health concerns.
For FOCA’s update on cottage related matters https://foca.on.ca/covid-19-
ADOPT-A-ROAD Volunteers from the Association are needed to help with the “Friends of Bolingbroke Road” in preserving the section of this road in our watershed from being sprayed. For specific information, please contact Sandy Parks of Parks Family Farm. General information on spraying can be found on the Friends of Lanark County website.
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
*A link to a recently published paper on Human Influence Intensifying Extreme Precipitation can be found in the Climate Change section.*
*Three new links in the Lyme Disease section to information from the Centres of Disease Control and Prevention. *
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
There is a link to a recent paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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) during 2019. We cannot eradicate the parsnips but we can reduce their numbers so that the County will not spray. And this was done!
If you are interested in being involved in 2020, please contact Sandy- see Adopt-A-Road above.
There is a new posting of links to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention which provide information on transmission, pregnancy and Lyme as well as FAQs.
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.