Citizens Against the ED-19 Dump retains Canadian Environmental Law Association as Legal Counsel to oppose the ED-19 dump one day prior to group's presentation at County Council.
Senator Bob Runciman endorses Erin O'Toole for leadership
Close to 200 residents attend initial "CAD" meeting in Johnstown.
A group of Edwardsburgh-Cardinal citizens are inviting fellow residents to a meeting to discuss options to fight the proposed ED 19 landfill sale.
Reacting to a response from close to 400 Edwardsburgh-Cardinal residents who packed into Spencerville's Drummond Building Thursday night to protest the proposed landfill site, E-C Mayor Pat Sayeau has put forth a request to the United Counties to halt the sale of ED19.
Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark today called on trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) to reject a staff report recommending the closure of seven elementary schools in his riding.
Senator Bob Runciman is hoping a new bill before the Senate to streamline the rules for reporting to Customs for boaters along the international border can become law before the 2017 boating season.
The Rotary Club of Prescott will be hosting an evening with underwater archeologist Jonathan Moore who will be shedding some light into the dark Arctic waters that contain the secrets of a number of historical shipwrecks. It promises to be an event enjoyed by both historians and shipping enthusiasts.
OPP Report - Male arrested for assault on police officer
Edwardsburgh-Cardinal Ward 3 Councillor Michael Barrett is rallying in support of township residents wanting to readdress the ED-19 waste site proposal.
"There has been lots of misinformation circulating, along with many questions relating to ED-19. The purpose of the meeting is to ensure correct information and facts are provided, and listen to the public's comments" Mr. Brown said.
At a regular meeting of Prescott's Committee of the Whole Monday night, CAO Pierre Mercier and Prescott Fire Chief Barry Moorhouse provided an overview of the initial plans for the town's new fire station, an overview that also included some preliminary architectural renderings of the new building.
The ED19 project, proposing the development of a landfill site in Edwardsburgh-Cardinal, is finding resistance from a number of residents of the municipality.
Trustees David McDonald (left) and Peter Garrow (second from left) stop for a brief chat with Johnstown's Temple Heidecker (second from right) and Cardinal's Donna Gladstone (right) outside the Upper Canada District School Board in Brockville, where about 40 people showed up to protest proposed school closures.
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Prescott has always been most fortunate in that the community has never lacked for residents willing to pitch in and help make the town a great place to live, which is why there is never a shortage of names put forward for the town's annual Citizen and Volunteer of the Year awards.
Party Secretary Chengzu Ma (center), of the Chinese city of Shangrao, gets a little assistance from interpreter Will Sheng as he and the mayor of Prescott, Brett Todd, put their signatures on a letter of intent that both sides hope will be the first step in fostering closer economic ties between the two municipalities.
MPP Steve Clark and parents from Eastern Ontario, including Leeds-Grenville, joined those from across the province at a rally at Queen's Park to protest ongoing accommodation reviews that could see up to 600 schools close.
Pat Sayeau, mayor of Edwardsburgh-Cardinal, took part in a meeting of the South Edwardsburgh Recreation Association (SERA) last week, at which Temple Heidecker (center) and Elizabeth Knapp (right) spoke about the proposed closure of South Edwarsburgh Public School in Johnstown and efforts being made to prevent it.
The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada made a Remembrance Week visit to the Royal Canadian Legion's Fort Wellington Branch #97 in Prescott on Saturday night.
Bring it on!
Students from Seaway District High School stage a walkout on Tuesday morning to protest the Upper Canada School Board's proposed closure of their school. The Iroquois group is one of a swelling number of organizations banding to fight the potential closing of hundreds of schools across the province. More coverage on pages, 2, 3 and 14 of this week's Prescott Journal.
MPP CLARK CALLS FOR MORATORIUM ON SCHOOL CLOSURES
Edwardsburgh-Cardinal community rallies to save their school in Cardinal.
While area residents mount efforts to keep their local schools open, their hopes met with resistance at last week's Upper Canada District School Board meeting. A motion put forward that would have overturned the board's decision to look at possible school closures in the region was defeated by a vote of 8-3. More on school closings on page two and fourteen of this week's Prescott Journal.
A crowd of dignitaries and onlookers cheer the landing of Flight #644 from Florida into Ogdensburg International Airport. The Allegiant Air flight was the first into the newly renovated airport facility from the company that is now offering discounted fares direct to the sunshine state.
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