The hot dry weather continues in the Valley and additional fire bans have been put into EFFECT IN some municipalities. in McNab-Braeside Township a total burn ban is now in place, this includes all types of fires such as campfires or brush fires. And effective today – the Township of Horton is moving to a Level 2 Fire Ban – which also bans ALL burning including campfires. Madawaska Valley is also under a total burn ban –In Pikwakinagon – they continue their level one burn ban and Bonnechere and admaston Bromley Townships – do require burn permits at this time. However, it’s always a good idea to call your municipality to double check if you can burn or not.
Good news on the recycling front, the town of Renfrew has issued a statement that Regular Recycling pick-up will commence on Monday August 12th. According to the release – Recycling will now be picked up eachweek-alternating between co-mingled and paper/fibre products. The town asks that for the week of August 12th, you have your co-mingled and waste – curbside by 7am to ensure pick up. The yellow dates on your existing calendar will indicate garbage and co-mingled pick up, and the blue dates will indicate garbage and paper/fibre pick up. For any questions, you are asked to call the town office – and please note – plastic bags are no longer accepted for recycling.
and … 66 years later and the Carleton Place Memorial Hospital Auxillary is still going strong, however, they are now moving in a new direction – focusing on its original vision – to support patients and families. In a news release last week auxillary president, Marg Leblanc says that over the next few months, the Auxiliary will reduce its fundraising efforts to fulfill this new mandate. The Gift Shop, located in the hospital lobby, will also close. HOWEVER, support is still needed and people are encouraged to donate to the hospital through the CPDMH Foundation. Leblanc says that volunteers are an integral part of the team and that they are not going anywhere….but because hospital volunteering is changing – they have to – too. The Carleton Place & District Memorial Auxiliary was formed in 1953, and since then it has provided 27,836.6 hours of volunteer services.
And in sports…
A slew of games are on tap this week in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League…. On Tuesday it’s Micksburg vs. Stittsville at 7:00 PM, and the Ottawa Valley A’s vs the Quyon Flyers also at 7.
Kemptville takes on West Carleton….at 9pm, as well…..Stittsville takes on Kemptville, and Micksburg takes on the West Carleton Electric – I4C Victory battles the Quyon Flyers….and that game also goes at 9pm. on Wednesday i4c victory takes on the orleans rebels…with an 8pm start.