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Yes, our own winery in Westport!

Francois and Allison, who made the brave and bold decision to begin their own vineyard and winery, are to be congratulated for their vision.  




SHIRLEY HOWARD sent me the following email.    Please read her message and if you have time, take the survey.  You only have until the end of the day tomorrow, Friday, August 7.

The “Every Kid in our Community” is an “umbrella” group in the Leeds & Grenville area whose aim is to investigate  the needs for transportation in and around Westport and the County.  They held a ‘Focus Day’ this past Tuesday in the town hall to look at problems and possible solutions and only two people showed up.   Not a positive response to let our transportation needs be known and offer ideas about improving things.  Originally they had hard copy survey forms to fill out and some of us have done that — perhaps at the library.  BUT  if you haven’t filled in a survey, and would like to weigh in on the subject, there is still time to go on line — but just today Thursday and tomorrow Friday, then it’s closed.  The link to the survey is:    If you want to see an improvement in our  transportation opportunities in Westport or the area, please fill in a survey . . . now  . . . (it’s easy)  before you forget.  Smile emoticon  And do pass this on to anyone you think might be interested.     Let me know if  you have any questions.     Shirley Howard     613 273 87

What to do about noisy parties at a neighbour’s house?

You should be able to call your neighbour and let them know that their noisy party is preventing you and other people in your house from sleeping.  Ideally the music gets turned down, the people lower their voices and the problem ends through cooperation and respect for each other.  When that does not work, you can call the Ontario Provincial Police.  They will respond to your request and speak with the owners/occupants and resolve the issue for you.  You do not have to speak to the police when they arrive on your street and you can inform the OPP call taker that you would prefer the officer to call you by phone if she/he has any questions.  The OPP will respect your request to remain anonymous from your neighbour.  If the OPP has serious incidents being investigated at the same time your call is received, you may have to wait a bit for their response.

However, when there is also a bonfire at the party and you have concerns that it is not being tended to appropriately, then Chief Jay Bernardi, Rideau Lakes Fire Department has asked me to tell you that he wants to be notified – at the time.  You call 911 and explain your concerns.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call me.  273-9195