February 8, 2018

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Tanker trucks of efflu- ent are still being shipped to Smiths Falls from the Westport lagoons as the village continues to lower levels in anticipation of spring weather events. The village is awaiting an answer from their engi- neering consultants of how much space is needed in the lagoons to accommo- date a spring deluge such as the one which forced a bypass in 2014. The village's new filter bed system has been treat- ing effluent but not in the volumes needed to process day-to-day flow and create extra capacity. Village engineer Max Christie told Council Monday that all four sec- tions of the system were working but work was still being completed by the contractor. "Because of that work you have to shut part of that system down. It's pro- cessing up to 500 cubic meters per day," he said. It was noted at the meeting that the needed headroom on the lagoons could be up to 18,000 cubic meters, a figure AECOM engineers will be determining. "We are waiting to get that number. Once we reach that capacity we will stop hauling," said CAO Paul Snider. Who will be paying for the continuing hauling is still a question which is still an in-camera topic. Council went into closed session on Monday to dis- cuss legal matters. Inside Lyndhurst vision for public spcaes evolving Page 3 New Westport-Rideau Lakes arena agreement put off another year Page 3 Film transports Chaffey's back 90 years Page 5 Truck ends up in Rideau Page 6 Wolf Howl Fishing Derby set for Feb. 17 Page 9 FOTA Skate-a-Thon Family Day Monday Page 10 Thursday, February 8, 2018 Serving North Leeds and area since 1893 Vol. 127, No. 5 $1incl. tax Rideau District High School students begin a two-week run of High School Musical with six performances starting this Friday at 7 p.m. It continues Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. and Sun- day at 2 p.m. After a weekend off, they return Fri., Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. and Sat., Feb. 24 at 2 and 7 p.m. This year the play's main leads revolve through three casts of leads so patrons should check to make sure they match the performers they want to see with the per- formance they are attend- ing. The students have been rehearsing the play since September and last Wednesday had a full day of rehearsal on the bridge day between semesters. This year's play was the choice of students who last semester didn't opt for dark or dreary. "It's lighthearted and bubbly. It's a Disney show. That in itself is more PG," said Corgand Janeway- Svendsen, a victory lap student who is the musi- cal's assistant director. The play's cast and ensemble has around 50 students from grade eight to grade 12 as well as around 20 students who work back stage. The production is a learning experience for everyone, but not an unfa- miliar process for those who have been long time participants in the drama production. "The more experienced people help out the kids who are new. Some of the grade 12 students are in the same boat as the grade 8s," he said. "All the kids in grade eight to twelve seem to become a team through the process. The ages don't seem to matter. Every- one's supportive of each other to motivate them to do better," said teacher and director Leanne Scha- chow. Tickets are available by calling the school at 359- 5391 to reserve. RDHS High School Musical starts six-performance run this Friday 75 units from 6'x6' to 12'x36' Easy year round access right in Westport 75 units from 6'x6' to 12'x36' Easy year round access right in Westport 75 units from 6'x6' to 12'x36' Easy year round access right in Westport 75 units from 6'x6' to 12'x36' Easy year round access right in Westport Soho's Self Storage Soho's Self Storage Soho's Self Storage Soho's Self Storage Soho's Self Storage 75 units from 6'x6' to 12'x36' Easy year round access right in Westport 43 Bedford St., Westport 613-273-8848 Mirror The Review Sewage hauling continues as village draws down lagoons Canada Post Contract No. 40021501 Paige McCourt, Brett Hawkins, Ben Warren, and Tristan Scheuermann are part of the Jocks cast of Rideau District High School's High School Musical production starting this weekend with performances on February 9,10,11, 23 and 24. 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This month the town- ship will be announcing the appointment of an interim chief to bring the township through the tran- sition. The Interim Chief will be tasked with managing day-to-day operations as well as working with the Department's officers, members and Council to set out a strategic direction for the future. The Township's Fire and Rescue Service is comprised of approxi- mately 120 volunteers across four stations. Rideau Lakes looking for a new fire chief after departure of DeBernardi Call 359-5660 53 Main St., Elgin Continuing a 30 year tradition serving North Leeds - Delivery & Set Up Available LAUNDRY SAVINGS Front Load Washer •4.3 cu. ft. •Luxecare™ Wash •20 min. Fast Wash •Stain Treat™ Option Model #EFLW417SW Front Load Dryer •8.0 cu. ft. •20 min. Fast Dry •Perfect Steam™ •7 Cycles Model #EFMC417SIW Regular $2,298.00 Pair Price $ 1898 00 Duncan ' s APPLIANCE SALES & SERVICE Renfrew at Westport Fri., Feb. 9, 8 p.m. Richmond at Westport Sat., Feb. 10, 1:30 p.m.

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