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COVID-19 UPDATE – March 20, 2020 WELCOME BACK Travellers & Snow Birds

We are so happy that you have either landed back in Westport or you are heading home!

While you have been away, we have been putting  a safety net around our community.  There is no reported case of COVID-19 in the area and we are working hard to keep it that way.

Self isolation for 14 days is mandatory when you return to Canada.  We know how difficult that can be and the community wants to offer you help in a variety of ways.  Paul Millar is our Volunteer Coordinator for COVID-19.  (Thank you AGAIN, Paul!)  You can email westportcare@gmail.com for assistance in getting the things you need from the store to your home. and other errands.  There are many volunteers ready, willing and able to give you a hand and make your period at home less stressful.

Tracey Phillips and her mighty staff have another system in place that will assist you in getting your meds without having to go into the pharmacy.  Please note the emphasis on not going into the pharmacy. Call the pharmacy if you need supplies and they will explain their system for taking care of you while you are in self isolation.

Neil and Martha Kudrinko and their hard working staff are ensuring that there is lots of food and other sundries available .  They have taken additional precautions in wrapping all of the produce to avoid additional touch points by shoppers as well as tightening up the deli area with prepackaged cold cuts to again, avoid unnecessary handling.  Neil ensures that the carts are washed daily with power washer and bleach and a 4-hand washer station has been placed at the front of the store.  You can call Kudrinkos and place your order, pay for it over the phone, drive to the lot, pop the trunk and have your groceries placed in your trunk.  All this without having to go into the grocery store. Please note the emphasis on not going into the store.

I didn’t have the opportunity yesterday to confirm which restaurants in the Village are offering take-out.  I will check it out today, however I also ask that people reading this blog will add that information – please ensure that it is current.

Town Hall closed as of this morning to walk-ins.  Please call Paul or Anne-Marie at 613-273-2191 if you have any questions about municipal related matters.

Again, we are so glad you are home.  Many of are feeling like mother hens, counting our chicks to make sure they are all safe and accounted for.  (I bet you never thought your Mayor would refer to herself as a hen!!!).

Call anytime if you have questions or concerns.  Be assured that we are a strong and well organized community committed to doing our part to slow the spread of the virus and keep all of our people safe.    613-273-9195

“Whole lotta shakin'” going on in Westport this spring!

What a spring we are having in the ‘Port.  Lots of properties are being sold, several of which have been on the market for some time.  Best wishes to those who are moving to other places – please come back and visit.   And a big home town welcome to the new residents and business owners!

Several new businesses have set up shop and we thank you for deciding to take that big step in OUR Village.  Please take time to welcome the newcomers at:

Salon 204 – Hair and Nail Salon (Church St)

Trinity Artisan Boutique (Church St)

The Black Pearl Gallery (Church St)

dancing moon Gallery (Spring St) (Tara and John rented in 2017, but purchased the studio property in 2018)

Westport Brewery (Main St) will open later this summer.

Please drop by and welcome the new owners of Vanilla Bean and perhaps have a cone while you are visiting.

In addition, two of our cornerstone business owners decided to reinvest in their businesses and both have created larger, “customer centred” floor plans.  Amazing and deeply appreciated – Paul @ Herlehy Home Building Centre and Tracey @ Westport Village IDA Pharmacy.  Congratulations.

Happy Birthday to Jake by the lake: A life is Good Genuine Neighbourhood Shoppe.  Cynthia and John Pringle held a wonderful birthday party yesterday (May 19) to celebrate 10 years of business in Westport.  

We live and work in the best place in Canada.  Be proud!