Minutes of the July 2020 Directors Meeting are posted. You are also invited to take part in a survey about this website in the most recent Bulletin. Contact us if you did not receive that invitation.
Draft AGM 2020 Minutes are posted in About Us on the header.
On July 15 RVCA advised that “Moderate” Low Water Conditions persist in the Watershed. Waterways are well below normal for this time of year. Residents and businesses are encouraged to voluntarily reduce their water usage by 20% and are strongly encouraged to limit non-essential water usage.
**The Health Unit urges well owners to test their water during these low conditions. Empty bottles can be picked up from the Perth Office,11Wilson St E, Monday to Thursday 9-5. The Office is only open for this so it is essential to knock on the door. **
On July 13, the Province announced that Leeds, Grenville & Lanark and District is one of the Health Units permitted to enter Stage 3 on Friday, July 17. Contact information for the Health Unit can be found in the section below on Coronavirus.
Effective July 9 Drummond/North Elmsley Tay Valley Fire Rescue implemented a partial open-air burn ban. Only small recreational fires are permitted at this time (campfires no bigger than 2 ft in diameter, chimeneas, enclosed or screened-in fire pits, burn barrels and outdoor fireplaces). Recreational fires must be supervised at all times. Don’t burn when it’s windy and make sure you have a water source available to extinguish the fire. If you do not have a permit (they are free and are good for as long as you own the property) contact 613-259-9963; firstname.lastname@example.org.
“At the Lake” section on the header has a section on Boating where details of the speed regulations on our lakes can be found as well as an informative paper,“Watching Your Wake”, prepared by Pike Lake Community Association.
Calendar of Community Events now has an entry ! One of our members is a featured artisan in that garden display in Almonte on Saturday, July 25. Also Perth Union & District Library is opening on July 27th.
Lanark County has developed a survey to ascertain opinions on single use plastic usage as part of their waste reduction strategy.
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.
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.
Some new postings
Draft AGM 2020 Minutes are now posted in the About Us on the header
In the Environmental Section ( sidebar) there is a link to an RVCA report “ People, Aquatic Plants and Healthy Lakes: Finding the Balance in Eastern Ontario Project”.
Links to a recently published paper on Human Influence Intensifying Extreme Precipitation and a Guardian article with charts can be found in the Climate Change section (click on the heading below). Also links re electric vehicles.
Three new links in the Lyme Disease section (click on the heading below) to information from the Centres of Disease Control and Prevention.
A link has been added in the Spraying Information section( click on the heading below) re the possible contribution of the widespread use of neonics to declines in song bird populations. Also there is a new link regarding the Gypsy Moth infestation.
In this section there 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!
Here is 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 at 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.
There is a link here 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.
This section has 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. Some information connected with the Gypsy Moth infestation has recently been added.
Many thanks to the volunteers who worked 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 in 2020. And this was done!
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.