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Canada Day Celebrations in the Village

Yes, it was a little warm – however that didn’t get in the way of a large crowd coming to Lockwood Park this afternoon to celebrate Canada Day.  The Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing was in the ‘Port and had some very inspiring words for the people and businesses of our Village.

Congratulations to May LaHey who is Westport’s Senior of the Year for 2018.  Such a great Ambassador.  Steve, Frank Huth and I cut the ribbon to “officially open” the new stage.  The Royal Canadian Legion Upper Rideau Branch #542  Colour Party took the lead for the parade, followed by Mary Cowan chauffeuring the “Senior of the Year” and supported by the Westport Fire Fighters and the Westport Arts Council’s float. And lots and lots of kids, bikes and moms and dads.  So much fun for everyone!

Hope everyone had a good time!

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July 1st in the Village of Westport; Happy Birthday Canada

Cenotaph - Canadian flag

The Canada Day celebrations in the Village will begin at 1:30 on July 1st at the George St side of Lockwood Park.  Events include the grand opening of the stage and announcing the Westport Senior of the Year.  MPP Steve Clark will be here to help us cut the ribbon.

The parade will then begin and we are inviting everyone to be IN the parade again this year.  There is a space for you if you fall into any of these categories: boys and girls, girls and boys and kids with their bikes.  Other categories include dogs and their owners, musicians, clowns, men and women, grandmas, grandpas, aunties, uncles and cousins, antique vehicles and floats.   The Westport Senior of the Year will lead the parade – right behind the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 542 Colour Party. The Fire Fighters will be joining the fun again this year. Join the fun on July 1st and show your home town pride by wearing red and white!.

The parade begins on George St and proceeds to Bedford St, to Church St, down Church to Spring St and end at the Community Centre where Sparky will be waiting for the kids and the Legion will have treats.

And at 5:00 p.m., everyone can join the rest of the July 1st events at Rideau Vista Public School, where there will be a BBQ, games for the kids, live music and, of course, the best fireworks in Eastern Ontario.

Happy Canada Day!

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

Quotes

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

Westport’s Recipients of the Canada 150 medal

MP Gord Brown and MPP Steve Clark hosted a wonderful event at the Brockville Arts Centre on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 where they recognized 150 residents of Leeds & Grenville for their community leadership.  The award recipients were nominated by their Mayors, service clubs, non-profit organizations and family members.  The nominations, which came from all over Leeds & Grenville, were reviewed by a panel of judges, who selected 150 to receive a Canada 150 medallion which was designed by Gord and Steve.

Westport recipients were Bob Scott and Martha & Neil Kudrinko.  Congratulations from all of us in the Village who appreciate the efforts you put into making Westport the best place to live, work and play.

LABOUR REFORMS AND MINIMUM WAGE HIKE – HAVE YOUR SAY!

MPPs SEEKING INPUT ON LABOUR REFORMS, INCLUDING MINIMUM WAGE HIKE

(BROCKVILLE) – Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark is encouraging area businesses with concerns about proposed changes to Ontario’s labour laws, including increasing Ontario’s minimum hourly wage to $15, to present at upcoming committee hearings.

Clark said the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs will hold two weeks of public hearings next month on Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017.

“I’ve heard from businesses of all sizes in every corner of the riding who are concerned about how this legislation will impact their operations,” said Clark. “It’s important that they appear before the committee and speak directly to MPPs at this point in the legislative process before Bill 148 is debated in the Legislature for the first time this fall.”

Week one of the committee hearings will take place in Thunder Bay, North Bay, Ottawa, Kingston and Windsor-Essex during the week of July 10-14. Week two has hearings scheduled in London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Niagara, Hamilton and Toronto between July 17 and 21.

Details for the time and location of the hearings are yet to be announced, but Clark stressed it’s important to register to appear as a presenter now. Presenters can arrange to appear via teleconference.

The deadline to request a presentation during the first week, which includes hearings in Ottawa and Kingston, is 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4 and the deadline for week two is 10 a.m. on Monday, July 10.

To register, contact Eric Rennie, clerk of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs by telephone at: 416-325-3506, fax: 416-325-3505, TTY: 416-325-3538 or email: erennie@ola.org.