November 9, 2017

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Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands con- sultants Malroz Engineer- ing review of existing capacity in the municipali- ty's three landfill sites pro- vided good news and bad news to councilors Mon- day. Landfill capacities designed by the firm, and the current design capaci- ties approved by the Min- istry of the Environment (MOE) have a wide vari- ance. The report by Malroz indicates the Briar Hill landfill has three years capacity left but a design approved by the township indicates a potential 30 year capacity. The status of the new design is unknown until approval is granted from the MOE which is looking for pro-active measures to reduce leachate and indi- cations from test wells that leachate is not moving away from the property. The Lansdowne site is already beyond capacity but a new proposed design has the potential to add another seven years to the site. The Escott site has another four years of capacity left. The township could also be looking at house- hold pickup but costing of the project will depend on to where the waste would be delivered. It is less than a month away from the first annu- al Tourism Summit in Leeds and the Thousand Islands. The aim of the event is to strengthen and grow the capacity of local tourism providers by helping them with unique marketing ideas, create bundle experiences, and seek out specific funding opportunities. The free event takes place Fri., Nov. 24 at Lansdowne Community Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. "Interacting with experienced profession- als will provide the detailed guidance our participants need," said C o m m u n i t y / B u s i n e s s Outreach Assistant, Amy Webb. The day has a full line- up with representation across multiple regions: The Opinicon Resort, Red Fish Cottages, Fron- tenac Arch Biosphere, 1000 Islands Kayaking and the Royal Theatre. "It is the local busi- ness successes that are the showcase here," said Webb. In addition, there will be industry experts avail- able to provide support mechanisms and creative marketing ideas to this sector. "We are pleased to host two tenured experts with Carol Greenwood of Tourism Industry Associ- ation of Ontario (TIAO) and Guy LaFlamme from Ottawa 2017," said Mayor Joe Baptista. "Each with over 25 years' experience, they bring a wealth of knowl- edge and support to our area." With the sharing for- mat, the key takeaways for the Township staff are to have a better under- standing of this sector's needs and to enhance what we can offer through policy develop- ment. The first of its kind, 'Ignite Inspiration', will provide learning and partnering opportunities for all. A networking lunch, catered by Wendy's Country Mar- ket, will feature locally sourced foods. And guests will also be treat- ed to a sneak peek of the township's Investment Readiness model. Space is limited. Reg- ister as an exhibitor or participant at www.leeds1000islands.c a using keyword search 'Tourism Summit'. The Review-Mirror november 9, 2017 – 16 Over the next three months Energy Ottawa is replacing one of the three wooden pen- stocks at their Jones Falls generating facility with a new one made of Douglas Fir from Quebec. It is expected to last 30 years and was 38 years old at its retirement. The station has a generating capacity of 2.8 MW. TLTI Tourism Summit aims to boost operators Every Wednesday, 6:30-9:30 pm WINGS 'N' TUNES with Shawn McCullough Friday, November 10, 6-9 pm LOGAN BROWN & ANGUS TAYLOR Acoustic Soul (Kingston) Saturday, November 11, 6-10 pm CHRIS MURPHY Celtic/Folk (Perth Road Village) Friday, November 17, 6-9 pm JEFF CALLERY Folk/Rock (Brockville) Saturday, November 18, 7-10 pm THE WEBER BROTHERS Rock and Roll (Peterborough) Formerly of Ronnie Hawkins Band! Friday, November 24, 7-11 pm Blues on the Rideau presents TAS CRU and WICKED GRIN New York State/Ottawa) Reservations required Saturday, November 25, 1-4 pm Santa Claus Parade Matinee HENRY NORWOOD & SHAWN MCCULLOUGH Country (Perth/Westport) Book your CHRISTMAS PARTY! Check out our delicious Holiday Buffets with the best in Music throughout the Holiday Season! THE COVE COUNTRY INN Corner of Bedford & Main St., Westport (613) 273-3636 •  1-888-cove-inn • Back by popular demand One of the best fundraising dinners ever; wine, fabulous pasta dishes, desserts to die for and all for a very good cause, Skate the Lake. Friday Nov 17th Portland Community Hall, 24 Water St. Dinner served 5pm – 7pm, take out available Tickets/ $20, Your support is appreciated. Order Tickets: Ken or Marcia Maxwell 613 283-7893 or 613 207-1950 II Frontenac-Sharbot Lake OPP charged an Ottawa couple with fraud on Oct. 31. The investigation revealed that, from August 2013 to March 2016, the couple defrauded victims of nearly $100,000. Gipse Julio Ricardo Villas, 67, commonly known as Guilio Villas and his wife Jessica Louise Villas, 41, both of Ottawa, have been charged with two counts each of Fraud Over $5,000. The couple committed the frauds by utilizing alleged political connec- tions to influence, engage and establish trust with the victims. The Villas would pose as persons with posi- tions of high authority in order to defraud victims of large amounts of cash. They were released on a Promise to Appear to attend the Sharbot Lake Ontario Court of Justice Dec. 18. Police have learned that the Villas travel regularly to the Kingston and Mon- treal areas. If anyone has information regarding these alleged frauds please contact the OPP Detach- ment at 613-372-1932 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800- 222-8477 (TIPS) or online at TLTI trying to extend life of waste sites OPP seeking information on $100,000 fraudsters

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