Happy 149th Birthday Canada! There are so many wonderful events happening to celebrate Canada Day tomorrow. For me the highlights are, among others, the 3:00 p.m. parade, my favourite band playing at the Cove and of course, the spectacular fireworks at dusk. Weather will be h – h – h – hot, hazy and humid, so please dress accordingly.
Planning for the Sesquicentennial 150th Birthday for Canada is well under way in the Village for 2017. It will be a bash!
July 1st is also a change for by-law enforcement in the Village. During the month of June, our by-law enforcement officer spent time talking to people and educating them about different by-laws. We also moved forward during June with the Township of Rideau Lakes to contract with the Rideau Lakes Fire Department for Open Air Burning enforcement.
Jenna Barr will be monitoring by-law infractions and Chief Jay Debernardi will be enforcing the Open Air Burning by-law. For concerns about open air burning, you can contact the Chief at (613) 498-1261 Ext 2504. Here is the link to our by-law on Open Air Burning. http://villageofwestport.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/by-law-09-01-to-prescribe-the-conditions-under-which-fires-may-be-set-in-open-air1.pdf