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The Westport and Rideau Lakes Chamber of Commerce is looking for support from volunteers to staff their welcome centre and from businesses to renew or join their mem- bership. "Our membership renewal process is current- ly underway with nearly 50 per cent of our past members already having renewed and the rest hav- ing just received a reminder to do so. Members support the local business community, are listed in the chamber's business directory, enjoy discounts as part of the provincial organization and get a discount for an advertisement in the Rideau Valley Guide. This year the Chamber is regrouping under new leadership with the appointment of Westport Village Pharmacy owner Tracey Phillips as presi- dent after the resignation of past president John Pringle in January. "Although John has resigned from the Board, he remains very involved in the Chamber and con- tinues to support us both with his membership as well as his dedication of time to organizing our var- ious events," said Phillips. Membership committee members are Elaine Frei- day, Freedom 55 Financial in Rideau Lakes; Joan Barrett, Bear Mountain Boats, and Phillips. The Chamber, while sometimes struggling to retain its membership numbers has always made a success of the operation of the Welcome Centre on Spring Street where it sup- ports visitors to the area during their stay and pro- motes local businesses. Volunteers are an inte- gral part of the centre's success and are essential to keeping the centre open on a part time basis during the shoulder seasons of spring and fall. Real estate agent and chamber volunteer Chris- tine Jennings is the new visitor centre's new coor- dinator after many years of service from Carmel McCartney. To learn more about the chamber's volunteer opportunities contact Christine Jennings at 613 453-7063. Information on cham- ber membership is avail- able on their website at Thursday, March 8, 2018 Serving North Leeds and area since 1893 Vol. 127, No. 9 $1incl. tax 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 Phillips new president of Westport Rideau Lakes Chamber The Horton family and the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands hosted the Lanark & District Maple Syrup Producers Association's annual Tapping Out Party last Saturday at their farm on Sand Bay Road. The Cataraqui Conservation Authority con- tributed with a demonstration of how the aboriginal people boiled sap, by putting heated stones into a hollowed log using antlers to manipulate them. Town & Country Richardson Division Semi-finals Westport vs. Perth Fri., March 2 Westport 7 Perth 2 Sun., March 4 Perth 3 Westport 2 (OT) Series tied 1-1 Wed., March 7, 8 p.m. Perth at Westport Fri., March 9, 7:30 p.m. Westport at Perth Sat., March 10, 7:30 p.m. Perth at Westport Wed., March 14, 7:30 p.m. Westport at Perth, if nec. Fri., March 16, 8 p.m. Perth at Westport Lease a new 2-door Wrangler Sport 4x4 for only $ 49 50 Call Kerry Ryan today at 613-464-1460 weekly, tax in Canada Post Contract No. 40021501 Call 359-5660 53 Main St., Elgin Continuing a 30 year tradition serving North Leeds - Delivery & Set Up Available 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 $ 1798 00 Duncan ' s APPLIANCE SALES & SERVICE Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands could be headed to another enquiry by the municipali- ty's Integrity Commis- sioner after an outburst by Councillor John Paul Jackson at Monday's council meeting. A discussion on the granting of a lease of the s o o n - t o - b e - a c q u i r e d Rockport Customs House to a volunteer fundraising group had the councillor holding the opposite opin- ion to that of his col- leagues who saw the move as a positive one for the community. After Rockport resi- dent Wendy Merkley took her place at the podium ready to comment on her group's plans Mayor Joe Baptist called out a point of order. To his right he had per- ceived Councillor Liz Huff flinch in reaction to a comment whispered by Jackson. "Councillor Jackson, Mayor weighing options in wake of latest incident •Continued on page 3 Spring Home Improvement Section Thursday, April 5th See page 8 for more. Mirror The Review LAUNDRY SAVINGS

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