Westport in Bloom has Christmas gift suggestions….


Janette Auer
and the Westport in Bloom Tree Sale Committee
Last year for the first time we opened our tree sale before Christmas as an experiment and were overwhelmed by the immediate response of our customers. It might have been the suggestion that “the Christmas gift of a promise of a tree in spring” was embraced so enthusiastically, or perhaps it was just that we have such a collection of tree lovers among us that people couldn’t wait to get their orders in!
Whatever the reason for our phenomenal success in 2017, our greatest tree sale ever, we have decided to open up the sale early again – today, to be precise. And this year is very exciting for us because for the first time we are dealing directly with our supplier instead of as a sub-group of another tree sale. We now have much greater control over what we order and direct access to the supplier. More work for us, but even greater excitement than before about the whole process. We are offering 25 absolutely gorgeous tree varieties, some repeats from earlier sales, some we’ve never offered before.
Westport in Bloom is a small volunteer group dedicated to keeping the village beautiful with flowers in summer and decorations during the Christmas season. Everything we do costs money and every penny raised by the tree sale, our main fundraiser, goes to doing just this. We also like to think of the tree sale as a public service. We are providing beautiful, very high-quality trees to our customers at excellent prices, much lower than garden centre prices, allowing people to enhance both the value and the enjoyment of their properties.
Take a look at our catalogue here on the Westport in Bloom website: https://westportinbloom.com/trees-3/  or click on the document attached below, which you can save and browse on your computer,
and contact me at janette.elaine.auer@gmail.com (or just reply to this email) or 613-273-8760 for more information or to place an order.
And watch for regular tree sale updates by Betty Jo MacDougall on Facebook sites such as Westport Ontario and the various Buy, Trade and Sell sites for nearby towns and regions.
Please keep in mind that many of our trees sell out early, particularly the fruit trees, so if you’re interested in any of our offerings, don’t hesitate with that order! Trees will be delivered in late April, and pickup day is usually Saturday of the last weekend.
If you wish to order a tree as a gift for someone else, we can make available a Westport in Bloom gift card (not a gift certificate) for you to send to the recipient of the gift tree.
with all best wishes, and hoping to hear from you soon,

Minister Chiarelli announces $2.9 from CWWF for Westport waste water construction

Please read the news release below.

Many thanks to all of you who showed up at Town Hall today, including our MPP Steve Clark.  It was fabulous to hear the announcement together.

I think it is timely to say, “Merry Christmas!”

Please relax and enjoy the read!!!!

News Release

Upgrading Water and Wastewater Services for Westport Residents

Large Sub-Surface Disposal System Will Provide More Reliable Year-Round Service

Ministry of Infrastructure

The governments of Ontario, Canada and the Village of Westport are supporting upgrades to water and wastewater infrastructure in the Village of Westport to ensure families have access to modern, reliable services that meet their needs. These investments safeguard the health and well-being of residents, protect waterways and preserve local ecosystems, while also laying the foundation for new economic opportunities.

Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure and Robin Jones, Mayor of the Village of Westport today announced funding for a large sub-surface disposal system in the Village of Westport through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.

This new system will manage the distribution of treated effluent through pumps and valves controlled by an integrated supervisory control and data acquisition system. This project will ensure residents benefit year-round from more reliable wastewater treatment and distribution.

As part of this $2.9-million project, the federal government is providing $1.45 million, the provincial government is providing $725,000 of total eligible costs, with the Village of Westport funding the remaining $725,000 of the project costs.

Providing reliable water and wastewater services is part of Ontario’s plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.

Quick Facts

  • Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in the province’s history—$190 billion over 13 years. To learn more about what’s happening in your community, visit Ontario.ca/BuildON.
  • This investment is part of an agreement between Ontario and Canada announced on September 14, 2016 for the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.
  • The Government of Canada will invest more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities. $21.9 billion of this funding will support green infrastructure projects, including $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.

Additional Resources


Bob Chiarelli

“High-quality water and wastewater infrastructure is an essential part of building liveable communities. Our government’s $725,000 investment in Westport will enhance quality of life and make the village a more attractive place to start a family or small business. The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund is a testament to the fact that the people of Ontario are best served when all orders of government work together.”

Bob Chiarelli

Minister of Infrastructure

“Investing in water and wastewater treatment infrastructure is essential to maintaining a healthy environment and providing access to clean, reliable drinking water. The Government of Canada is working with provinces, territories and municipalities across the country to support important projects like the wastewater treatment and distribution system in the Village of Westport, which ensure that Canadian communities are healthy and sustainable now and for years to come.”

Amarjeet Sohi

Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

“The investments by the federal and provincial governments for the construction of a large sub-surface disposal system in the Village of Westport ensure that a reliable wastewater system will provide for the present and future needs of its residents and business owners. I would like to thank both orders of government for stepping up to help address the needs of my community and following through in such a positive, timely way.”

Robin Jones

Mayor, Village of Westport

Please join us at Town Hall tomorrow (Dec 1) for an announcement from Minister Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure, Province of Ontario

Media Advisory

Minister Chiarelli to Make an Announcement

Ministry of Infrastructure

Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure, will join Robin Jones, Mayor of the Village of Westport to make an announcement.

Date: Friday, Dec. 1, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Village of Westport
Town Hall
30 Bedford St.
Westport, K0G 1X0

Click for an interactive map.

Photo opportunity: Minister Chiarelli and Mayor Jones will tour the project site immediately after the announcement.

Location: 9934 County Rd. 10 (Perth Rd.) Westport ON

Congratulations Westport Holiday Shop and Hop

Great turnout last night in the Village for the annual Shop and Hop event.  Lots of people moving from store to store shopping and getting their passports signed while listening to the beautiful tenor voice of Steve Kennedy.  The horse drawn wagon was a huge hit – with line ups of local residents and families waiting for their turn to tour the Village.  Congratulations to Cynthia Pringle and Martha Kudrinko and your team!

A very special thank you to the Westport Arts Council who turned the Home Hardware parking lot on Church St into a European Christmas market for the Shop and Hop. Lovely during the day, it was magical during the evening with Christmas lights twinkling everywhere.  Thank you to the large number of Some Kind of Choir carollers who lent their voices to the festivities, particularly its accompanist Mary Lou Carroll and hubby Rob.  And to Les Cliff, your hospitality was awesome – thanks for letting WAC transform your parking lot.

By the way, when Santa visited last night, I pulled on his beard and asked about the weather for today’s Lions Westport Santa Claus parade … he had a twinkle in his eye and said that he and Rudolph agree it will be dry!.

See you this afternoon

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