The Village is part of the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville (UCLG) contract for spring street cleaning. Apparently, the wet spring has played havoc with the contractor’s schedule. Once we hear when the street cleaners will be in the Village, I will blog to let you know. I know this is frustrating to everyone, particularly after a winter that required so much sand to be used due to the ice. Hang in there!
Good news. I received the following information from the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville:
Please be advised County Road 10 will be open to local traffic as of 5:00 p.m. this afternoon, Friday, May 31, 2019. The speed limit is still restricted to 50 km/hr. for the duration of the construction.
This information has been updated on https://www.municipal511.ca/.
The Rideau District High School is hosting an exchange this week with students from Swan Valley Secondary School (Manitoba). Our Rideau students traveled to Manitoba in September of 2018.
TODAY is their visit to Westport and Cynthia and John Pringle have arranged a great day for them:
4pm-Hike on Foley Mountain
5pm-tour of the museum
Thank you for all of your hard work, year after year, in the beautification of our Village. The hanging plants look great. The heart felt thank yous go to those volunteers who have spent countless hours in the dirt building up our gardens. They are all stunning and the Library and Information Centre have never looked this professional. Well done, well done.
Mary Cowan has been holding the WOMAN OF THE YEAR recognition for over 20 years. Each spring she receives nominations of women who work for the betterment of the Village of Westport through their church, community groups and businesses.
On May 26, at the Cove Country Inn, Mary announced that the WOMAN OF THE YEAR for 2019 is Marianne Roberts. The name of the award winner is the best kept secret in Westport, and Marianne arrived at the Cove with her husband, daughter and son-in-law expecting to congratulate another woman! Many of Marianne’s friends joined her to celebrate. Marianne’s husband, Rob, gave a lovely speech that outlined many of the endeavours Marianne has supported.
Congratulations Marianne! Well deserved and many thanks for all you do for the Village of Westport.