April 1, 2021.  Third wave of COVID-19.  Another provincial lock down begins tomorrow (April 2) for a minimum of four weeks.  Despite this, we need to stay positive as there is reason to hope. Vaccines are rolling out and beginning to show some results.  We have been down this path twice before in the past 12 months and we will get through this as well.  And we will do so as a community, friends and family.

We all know how to keep ourselves and the Village COVID-19 free.  The  best health practices bear repeating:  wear a mask,  stay home whenever possible, frequent hand washing and practice social distancing of 2 metres when you are out in the public.  We all have an important role to play in keeping the safety net in place around the village and in taking care of each other.  Please practice your role daily.

Welcome to Westport

Whether you are a new resident/business owner or visiting, you are in a vibrant community that provides safe neighbourhoods with excellent public facilities and amenities. There are two elementary schools in the Village and seven churches.  The Village of Westport has a rich history that dates back to the early Irish pioneers.  Descendants of those brave men and women live in Westport today.  We have a strong retail and business community ranging from small and well stocked retailers, unique restaurant offerings, modern grocery store, pharmacy, liquor and beer stores.  We have it all – including our medical centre, dentist, chiropractor and a massage therapist.  Westport enjoys a rich variety of cultural offerings including our public library, Lockwood Park, community centre/arena, municipal harbour and a variety of seasonal festival and events.

Looking Ahead

The Village of Westport has a new strategic plan to guide the future of our community.  In addition, Westport pursues new opportunities to attract retailers as well as land developers.  We are committed to preserving the livable neighbourhoods that lend to our vibrant community while at the same time encouraging well-planned growth  We take pride working in partnership with our residents, business owners and neighbouring municipalities to enhance the quality of life and to create a healthy, energetic community in which to live, work and raise a family.  I invite you to experience everything the Village of Westport and its surrounding area has to offer.  The Village of Westport Council looks forward to a very bright future for our community.

Getting Connected

I encourage you to visit the Village’s website often or drop by Town Hall for the latest information on Westport’s community programs, projects and services.  Whether new to the community or not, my Council and I look forward to working together toward an exciting future in our great village.  To contact me: email at rjones@villageofwestport.ca or call me at Town Hall at 613-273-2191 or at home 613-273-9195.

It is a true honour and privilege to represent the residents and businesses of Westport and I am thankful for this opportunity to serve as Mayor.  

Mayor Robin Jones and Council

Committed to community. Dedicated to progress.