October 19, 2017

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 0 of 15

Volunteers willing to help the North Crosby- Westport Canada Day cel- ebrations in 2018 will be meeting Nov. 16 at the North Crosby Hall to develop a plan for the sur- vival of the event. Representatives from Legion 542, hall board, township and the Westport Rideau Lakes Chamber of Commerce came together to an open meeting last Thursday with long time organizer Cathy Davison and her husband Guy. After two decades of organizing the event Davi- son has retired but would be willing to provide guid- ance to a new coordinator. The event costs around $20,000 to put on which includes the cost of securi- ty, musical entertainment and fireworks. A sponsor- ship board at the Esso sta- tion brings in around $12,000 of the costs. "We've come to the conclusion there are a number of subcommittees which will need to be struck. We are looking for more community involve- ment from groups and pri- vate individuals," said Rideau Lakes Manager of Leisure and Development Services Sue Dunfield. "We do need a core group of folks taking the responsibility on and to help find volunteers will- ing to find some hours on the day of the event," she said. The event has evolved with activities and a parade in town in the after- noon with activities mov- ing to another location for a barbecue entertainment and at the end of the evening fireworks. Last year the event moved from the Lions Beach to Rideau Vista, a location which provided a safer venue for fireworks and to exit the larger num- bers of people who came out for the event on Cana- da's 150th birthday. Traffic during the Rideau Canal's 2017 navi- gation season increased by 15.7 per cent overall with 68,590 vessels in 2017 compared to 59,301 in 2016. While the percentage increase was in the double digits, numbers could have been higher if water levels and wet weather had not approached levels danger- ous to navigation in May and again in July. High water along the canal kept the waterway closed for the traditional Victoria Day weekend opening. A staged opening started next weekend pre- ceded the full opening of the canal June 1. Record 24-hour rain- falls closed the canal for a second full week from July 25 to August 1 with just the Narrows, New- boro and Ottawa lock sta- tions open during that time. The timing of the clo- sure in July may have affected the traditional wave of Quebec boaters which entered the system at the end of July. This year, numbers dropped Canal vessel traffic up over 15 per cent for 2017 Thursday, October 19, 2017 Serving North Leeds and area since 1893 Vol. 126, No. 41 $1 incl. tax Canada Post Contract No. 40021501 Last Thursday Elizabeth Okum was part of a team harvesting Pinot Noir grapes at the Scheuermann Vineyard and Winery in Westport. Some friends and neighbours get so much pleasure in the harvest that they are volunteer harvesters. 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 •Continued on page 3 Volunteers needed for Canada Day 2018 in Westport-North Crosby •Continued on page 3 Mon.-Fri.: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. & Sun.: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Westport Village Pharmacy 3 Church St., Westport, ON 613-273-2922 COMING SOON COMING SOON The Village of Westport may have to shell out as much as $473,000 more to complete their new waste- water treatment filter bed after a major miscalcula- tion in the amount of sand required for the project. Council met behind closed doors last week – in the event of potential legal ramifications over the issue – where they learned they may need as much as 40 per cent more sand than called for in the initial. tender last year. Tackaberry Construc- tion was awarded a $1.2 million contract for the 77,000 tons that the design called for but, after most of that was delivered, it was discovered they will need another 21,000 to 32,000 additional tons The cost is $14.80 per ton, adding anywhere from $310,000 to $473,000 to the project's total cost. The village has received a letter approving a change work order. The sand purchased to build the new subsurface sewage disposal system (LSSDS) has not produced the volume of sand which provides adequate perco- lation of liquids "It's heavy per-unit vol- ume. There is a gradient within, which the sand met," said municipal engi- neer, Max Christie. Council passed a motion agreeing to the additional purchase. Last year, sand from the pit was tested and got a pass, that it fit within the parameters for the sand needed for the filter beds. "Once we realized we weren't getting the vol- ume they did a density test," he said. The sand has been test- ed by a third-party labora- tory in Kingston. Christie said it is still anticipated the system will be completed by the Nov. 20 deadline. Sand miscalculation could cost Westport close to $500,000 13 cu. ft. Chest Freezer •Mechanical controls •Lock and key •Power on light •1 white plastic basket Reg. $799.95 Model #FFFC13M4TW $ 679 95 13 cu. ft. Upright Freezer •Manual defrost •Textured door •3 wire shelves •5 door racks Reg. $749.95 Model #FFFU13MIQW $ 679 95 5 cu. ft. Chest Freezer •Manual defrost w/ drain •Adjustable temp. control •1 white plastic basket Reg. $349.95 Model #FFFC05M1TW $ 249 95 FREEZERS Continuing a 30 year tradition serving North Leeds - Delivery & Set Up Available SAVE $ 100 Duncan ' s APPLIANCE SALES & SERVICE Call 359-5660 53 Main St., Elgin Small Business Saturday October 21, 2017 See back page for participating Westport Businesses

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Review-Mirror - October 19, 2017