December 7, 2017

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This winter Country Roads Community Health Centre will be offering an eight week program that gives you tools to help cope with stress and reac- tions to stress and pain. Sandy Prentice has been teaching Mindful- ness Based Stress Reduc- tion, MBSR at the North Lanark Community Cen- tre where it has been proven to be so popular, the centre has a waiting list of participants. MBSR includes practi- cal instruction about responses to stress as well as intensive training in mindfulness techniques such as meditation, yoga, breathing and relaxation. The techniques are helpful to relieve physical and or mental health issues such as heart disease, chronic pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, panic, anxiety, depression, SAD, sleep disturbance and headaches. Information sessions about the course will be held at North Crosby Hall at 11 a.m. Dec. 11 and at Country Roads Communi- ty Health Centre Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. The Review-Mirror December 7, 2017 – 16 Children with their parents and or their grandparents visited the Old Town Hall in Delta last week for a children's gingerbread decorating afternoon. Madeleine Lock- hart was one of over 20 children who came for the fun. Mindfulness course helps participants cope with stress and pain •Continued from page 1 The new system, a 25 acre scaled up version of a domestic septic system will be cheaper to operate on just hydro costs alone. A 750 hp pump to move effluent will be replaced by a 2.2 hp pump. The sys- tem operates in all four seasons. "I can't say enough about what this means for this community. I knew that the council and the community were 1000 per cent on side with this pro- ject," he said. After previous unsuc- cessful attempts to gain funding members of the community wrote letters to the government of Westport's difficult situa- tion. MPP Clark, Mayor Jones and Westport CAO Paul Snider met with the Infrastructure Minister last spring, a meeting which gave Jones some confi- dence their needs were recognized at Queen's Park. The extent of debt incurred from the project is still an unknown for Westport ratepayers and politicians. The project, which was to be finished by Novem- ber 21 is continuing after more sand was needed to complete the work. It is still expected to be up and running Dec. 20. As for the question of who is on the hook for the extra $800,000 worth of sand, it appears to be going to a dispute process. The original $1.2 mil- lion tender for 77,000 tons of sand now totals $2,054,000 after the sand didn't make up the origi- nally estimated volume required. "We are in the initial stages of the dispute reso- lution process, and for us to comment right now wouldn't be in the best interest of the village," Mayor Robin Jones said at Monday night's regular meeting of council. The village received a $1.98 million OCIF grant early on in the process but was turned down the next two rounds because, as they found out later, after much prodding, their asset management plan wasn't good enough. It was improved before they applied for another $1.98 million in the fourth OCIF intake earlier this year. In the end, the feder- al-provincial grant turned out to be close to $200,000 more but they will need it. The initial grant was spent on a new hydro line to the property, the envi- ronmental assessment, Aecom invoices for over- seeing the project, hauling wastewater to Smiths Falls and paying $600,000 toward the initial $1.2 mil- lion of sand. The new grant money would go toward the remaining $600,000 worth of sand (with the remain- ing extra $800,000 worth of sand in limbo), Selec- tra's $2.3 million bid to install the system and the remainder left owing to Aecom. The village has a con- struction loan in place, a portion of which would be converted to long-term debt after all the dust set- tles. The Review Christmas Greetings Edition Wed., Dec. 20 Advertising deadline Friday, Dec. 15 To reserve space call or email Bill Ritchie 613-273-8000 or 1-800-387-0796 Mirror Adams Street, Westport Month of December FREE with a 1-Year Lease 613-539-2391 • FOR RENT 2 bdrm. Seniors' Apartments Snow Removal, Hydro & Water included Minister of Infrastructure Bob Chiarelli makes the fund- ing announcement at Westport Town Hall Friday. Sand issue headed to dispute resolution process

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