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Line painting on County Rd #10 north of Westport

Many of you have contacted me with safety concerns due to the delay in centre and bike lane line painting on the new surface of County Road #10.  I drove it last week on a wet dark night and understand your concerns.

I spoke to the Director of Public Works for the Counties, Mr Arup Mukherjee, yesterday and he advised that the scheduled date for the line painting is August 22.  Let’s hope for a dry morning that day so the work can be completed.

Call anytime with concerns or questions.  – 9195


Invitation to a Blanket Exercise sponsored by Better Together Circle.

On Monday, August 26 from 7:00 – 9:00 at North Crosby, you will have an opportunity to participle in a Blanket Exercise sponsored by Better Together Circle. In this workshop blankets are used to represent land and the historic process of colonization and its effects on modern day relationships between Indigenous and non-indigenous people. If you plan to attend you will need to register as space is limited.   We will be offering refreshments and although it is a free event we will be accepting donations to help offset costs. (see poster below for contact information)

Better Together Circle is a group newly formed, in June 2019, after completing an Indigenous Studies course given by Queens University Prof. Bob Lovelace.  They are a volunteer non for profit group interested in several areas, including Reconciliation, Resilience, Sustainability,  Environment and Climate Change & its effect on the Environment.

They are working with Indigenous and Non Indigenous Peoples to educate, (affect) support positive change, improve our way of life, involve the community in learning events & social events, (develop and implement) encourage change in how we live together, and care for the Environment, the Earth and each other.  As the Group evolves, they may include additional areas of interest from participants.

Poster Blanket exercise draftfaded

Please take a moment to consider the request from Hailey Rodgers, a young Woman from Westport

I received this email from Hailey Rodgers. She is a Westport young woman who needs some support to launch a book she has written. Many of you in the Village know Hailey and her Father.
Please consider giving her a helping hand.
———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Hailey Rodgers <>
Date: Sunday, August 4, 2019
Subject: Hailey Rodgers Local Author from Westport Ontario
Hi there,
My name is Hailey Rodgers, I am 19 years old, and I am going into my third year of Commerce at Queen’s University. I personally wanted to share with you that for the past 7 months I’ve been working on a book.
New Degree Press, my book publisher, has officially approved my manuscript for publication. I’ll be launching my book in December 2019. I am so excited to be a local author.
My book is about authenticity and unconventionality in young adults. I wrote this book because I believe every human being is exceptional and I believe that as a young adult, it is the hardest time to believe that about yourself. I have discovered key principles throughout my journey as a young adult along with the incredible stories of others on how we can all embrace our inner weirdness and be inspired to live an authentic life.
Before I can launch my book, my publisher wants to see momentum through a pre-sale campaign. The pre-sale campaign will fund the costs to publish my book. I need to sell 100 copies of my book in the next 30 days.
I’d love for your business to support my campaign. By doing so you will receive various perks including recognition in the acknowledgements and more. Simply go to and you can pre-order a copy of my book there.
I could not have done this without the amazing support I have received thus far from the Westport community. This project has been an incredible passion of mine and I am so excited to get my message out there.
I thank you for your time and consideration.
Hailey Rodgers

What you missed if you weren’t at Committee of the Whole on Tuesday…

A few highlights of the meeting include:

Committee of the Whole supported the recommendation from Staff to put a heavy truck restriction on Bedford St from Concession to Main St in an effort to reduce the load on the street.  Council will make its final decision at Council on August 6.

Due to many complaints this past year of motor vehicles, including 4 wheelers driving through Lockwood Park, Committee of the Whole has supported a new by-law prohibiting any motor vehicles in the park with the exception of service vehicles.

Committee of the Whole directed Staff to publish Requests for Proposal for winter maintenance (snow removal) 2019-22.

End of summer pot luck is being planned by Town Hall for Sunday, September 1 on Church St from Bedford to Spring.  It will begin at 5:30 p.m. and everyone is invited – locals, visitors, cottagers.  We want to wrap up summer as a community.

Staff will be providing information about the changes to the Waste and Recycling program, which go into effect on September 1.  Hydro meter reading will soon be done electronically for all smart meters.


Council next meets on Tuesday, August 6 @ 6:00 p.m.