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A proper tribute to our armed forces who served in Afghanistan

Many thanks to retired Brigadier-General Fred Lewis who confirmed with the Federal government that recognition of the war in Afghanistan 2001-2014 could be placed on our Cenotaph.   Terry Thake did a very professional job, as you will see next time you stop to pay your respects in Lockwood Park.  Please plan on joining us for the Remembrance Day Ceremony this year.

Afghanistan 2001-2014


REMINDER – Tomorrow (Tuesday) is NOT garbage day

September 1st marked the beginning of our new Solid Waste & Recycling contract.  Starting September 4, 2019 solid waste and recycling pick up will BOTH be on WEDNESDAYS.

Rules are the same:

  • Solid Waste & Recycling must be at the curb on Wednesdays by 7:30 a.m.
  • Solid Waste must be in a clear bag with a “Westport” tag (or a “Westport” bag if you still have them)
  • Bags may not weigh more than 40 lbs
  • Non-compliant items will be left at the curb

You should have received in your mail box a new schedule for recycling.  This week it is Paper and Cardboard pick up, next week glass/metal & plastic.  Here is the link to the schedule on the Village website.

As with any new contract, there may be a few bumps in the road for the first couple of weeks.  Please contact me if you need any assistance. 273-9195

Mayor Robin Jones



We’re Canadians – a little rain never stopped a good street party!

Thanks to everyone who came, stayed, ate, visited and sang along with Henry.  Next year – it will be the 2nd Annual Community Pot Luck block party.  Thank you to everyone for your generosity to FOTA, who wanted to raise enough to put some new heaters in the change rooms this fall … and they raised enough for three heaters.  Wow .

Great job Henry Norwood – you have so much talent.

Special thanks to Village Town Hall Staff – Paul, Patti and Peter ( and their partners) for all of your efforts.

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