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SAFETY — Smoke and monoxide alarms for the Municipality

During the July 3, 2018 regular session, a representative of Enbridge Gas Distribution, Mr. Rick Gazda, Team Head - Operations, presented a grant of $5,000 to the Alfred and Plantagenet Fire Department, in the form of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms through Project Zero - a public education campaign of the Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council, in partnership with Enbridge. One hundred and twenty (120) combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms will be distributed in high-density zones within the municipality. Mr. Gazda commended the devotion of the Township of Alfred and Plantagenet towards security and public education of the population in the context of fire prevention.

Mr. Stéphane Dubuc, Fire Protection Advisor with the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, thanked the Alfred and Plantagenet Fire Department for promoting Project Zero, whose objective is to save lives. In partnership with Enbridge over 34,000 alarms have been distributed throughout the province since 2009. Mr. Dubuc also thanked the Mayor, Mr. Dicaire, and the members of Council for their support in the project.

Mr. Stéphane Barbarie, Deputy-Chief of the Alfred and Plantagenet Fire Department, mentioned that the alarms will be distributed and installed during Fire Prevention Week, from October 7 to 13, 2018.

« The Township is pleased to once again collaborate with Enbridge in this important initiative, » mentioned Mr. Dicaire. « Our Council is committed to improving the quality of life of our residents, and this is just another way to show initiative in the promotion of safety in our Municipality. »   09/07/2018

 

FESTIVITIES — Canada Day, 2018 edition: a success despite extreme heat

Canada Day festivities took place in Lefaivre from June 29 to July 1, 2018. Straightaway, the Lefaivre Jazz Festival kicked off the activities with the presence of Ms. Ghislaine Dion, guest of honour, who sang the national anthem under the main tent. What followed was a feast for the senses, spread over three days and three different festivals. Shows by renowned musicians, activities for the whole family and water games were interspersed throughout the Lefaivre Jazz Festival, the Ottawa River Festival and the Canada Day programming. During the Ottawa River Festival, the Alfred and Plantagenet firefighters welcomed 36 participants in the 11 km canoe-kayak race between Treadwell and Lefaivre. Pontoon rides on the river were extremely popular and accentuated the riverside aspect of the Municipality. Despite extreme heat, festivalgoers enjoyed an ambitious programming on an enchanting location and the Canada Day fireworks dazzled both the young and the young-at-heart. An event not to miss in 2019!   03/07/2018

 

MUNICIPALITY — Open house day at the administrative offices of the Township

On June 28, 2018, the Township of Alfred and Plantagenet held an open house event at its administrative offices. The event began at 3 p.m. with the intention to give the residents of the Municipality access to the newly expanded premises. As of 3 p.m. residents walked through the offices in the company of Council members, Mayor and employees. The organizers estimate that some two hundred people have visited the premises that afternoon. A commemorative ceremony and ribbon cutting in front of the Town Hall officially inaugurated the building. “It is with optimization in mind that we have combined all services under the same roof,” said Mr. Fernand Dicaire, Mayor of the Township of Alfred and Plantagenet. “The municipal staff can from now on address your requests in the most complete way, and you have only one office to contact for any information.”

Expansion work of the Town Hall began in September 2017, with final touches added in June 2018. As of the date of the Open House, the cost of the renovations is $818,341. The expansion intended to unite the majority of municipal services under one roof, offering a comprehensive service to the population.

Art was also present: the Municipality, with the assistance of the Prescott and Russell Arts Council, launched a call for artists earlier in June to local artists that would like to be part of this important event for the Municipality. A dozen artists from the Township answered the call, including Rodrigue « Rod » Arsenault, Suzanne Bohay, Hélène Charbonneau, Michel Côté, Jeanne Doucet, Colette Dromaguet, Francine Jolicoeur-Séguin, Suzanne Lafrance, Carol Penny, Tina Petrovicz, Monique Simard and Leeça St-Aubin. “Do not forget that the premises of the new Town Hall are primarily your premises,” highlighted Mr. Dicaire, suggesting that the Township is open to other cultural events of this kind.

 

SAFETY — Water safety is everyone's responsibility!

Everybody has a drowning story. Everybody knows someone who has drowned, or someone who had a member of their family drown, or experienced a near-drowning event themselves or in their families.

We encourage all Ontarians to take personal responsibility for ensuring water safety for themselves and their children.

In June 2011, the Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario released a report on the review of all accidental drowning deaths which occurred in the Province of Ontario between May 1st and September 30th, 2010. The Review Team made 12 recommendations in the areas of public safety and drowning prevention.

In June of this year the Ontario Lifesaving Society published the 2017 Drowning Report prepared by the Drowning Prevention Research Centre.

Both of these reports are available for your review.

Chief Coroner - Drowning Revue

Ontario Lifesaving Society Drowning Report 2017