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Disappointing News – Westport’s request for waste water replacement grant turned down.

To say that this decision is unfortunate, is an understatement.  Staff are following up with the contact person mentioned in the letter below for the reasons why our application was not supported by the Ontario Liberal government.

CAO Paul Snider is contacting the offices of Minister J Leal and Minister B Mauro, the two Ministries involved in the decision making, and is requesting meetings between Mayor Jones and the Ministers.

Yes, this is a set back, however we will continue to work to resolve the challenges of our current waste water treatment system and together we will come through 2017 with a dependable solution.

I thought it would be interesting to everyone to read the letter, so please see it below.

If you have any questions, pls call the councillor of your choice or me – 9195OCIF AC3-3088 Ltr.pdf

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Do you have your 72 hr Emergency Survival Kit?

EMERGENCY SURVIVAL KIT

Emergencies and disasters can happen at any time and can leave families finding themselves having to evacuate their homes. This past Tuesday, there was a real possibility that the repairs to the water pipe on Concession St would not be completed before our water tower was drained, losing pressure.  That would have required a mandatory 48 hour boil water order from the United Counties of Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Medical Officer of Health.  I encourage everyone to be proactive and take the proper steps before an emergency occurs to help prepare for such an event. A crucial step in preparing for an emergency is having/owning an emergency survival kit.  I have attached the information on the Emergency Survival Kit from the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services – Office of the Fire Marshall/Emergency Management.

Emergencies can disrupt household utilities such as electricity, gas, and water for extended periods of time. Families should have enough supplies to remain self sufficient for up to 72 hours during or after an emergency event, a sample list of recommended items are highlighted below.

Emergency Survival Kit Items

  • Non-perishable food (canned goods, granola bars etc.)
  • Manual can opener
  • Bottled water (4 litres per person, per day)
  • Flashlight and spare batteries
  • Radio or crank radio (to listen to news bulletins)
  • First-aid kit
  • Candles, matches/lighter
  • Extra car keys and cash (including coins/cards for telephone)
  • Important papers (identification, insurance information)
  • Clothing and footwear (one change of clothes per person)
  • Blankets or sleeping bags (one blanket or sleeping bag per person)
  • Toilet paper and other personal supplies such as shampoo, hairbrush, tooth brush and toothpaste, soap and a towel and face cloth (one for each person)
  • Medication
  • Backpack/duffel bag (or something else to carry the emergency survival kit in, in case you have to evacuate)
  • Whistle (to attract attention, if needed)
  • Playing Cards
  • Be sure to check the contents of your emergency survival kit at least twice a year to ensure the freshness of your food and water.
  • Ensure that all members of your household know where your emergency survival kit is located within your home.

Additional Information

It is very important to customize your emergency survival kit to ensure that everyone in your family has all the essentials to be comfortable for up to 72 hours after an emergency.

If you or someone in your household has a disability or special need, please take a look at the Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities/Special Needs at www.ontario.ca/beprepared for additional information on what to include in your emergency survival kit and family plan.

Ensure the needs of all members of your household are met when preparing your emergency survival kit. If you have babies or toddlers be sure to have sufficient diapers, bottled milk, formula/food, along with crayons and paper in your kit. These items will be important if you had to evacuate your home on short notice.

If you have pets at home, be sure to include them in your family emergency plan. Build a pet emergency survival kit and keep it with your family kit. For more information on how to prepare pets for emergencies please visit our website at www.ontario.ca/beprepared

For more information contact:

Emergency Management Ontario

Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services

1-866-517-0571

Special Thanks from Ottawa Bicycle Club

I received this email last week and checked that I could post it.  Thank you to everyone who works so hard and makes our village the friendliest place to visit (and live!).  Job well done!!

p.s. The bike repair kit Ruth mentions was donated by Rick Bonner and is on the Information Centre.

On Sep 6, 2016, at 1:40 PM, Ruth Bonk <rbonk@hotmail.ca> wrote:

Hello Robin;
 
My name is Ruth Bonk and I am the touring events director for the Ottawa Bicycle Club.
 
We held our very first club touring event in Westport in May this year.  We stayed at the Cove Inn. The feedback we have received from that event has been very positive and I want to share it with you.  
 
Our riders found the area roads and drivers lovely and bicycle friendly.  We have received comments on how nice it was that you visited and welcomed the group in person. There were remarks about how clean the tourist office and public washrooms are.   We have even received a picture of the bicycle maintenance tool kit at your municipal office.
 
Thank you for your welcome and bicycle friendly environment.  
We hope to add the Westport tour to our roster of annual touring events. 
 
Regards, 

Ruth Bonk
OBC Touring Events Director