Mississippi Mills Council has approved the site plans for expansion at Almonte’s Holy Name of Mary Catholic School. Councillors gave a thumbs up on Tuesday to an additional 600-square metres of classroom space and another 520-square metres of daycare space. These new additions will provide permanent accommodations for students presently located in portables. As well, the existing kindergarten playground will be replaced with three new playground spaces for the preschool, daycare and kindergarten classes. No dates are in place yet for construction.
Mississippi Mills,Council on Tuesday approved the proposed Advisory Committee structure. The new structure includes a reduction in the number of advisory committees from 19 down to 8. The Municipality will be requesting applications to the new committees in early November and the new Council will be ready to make appointments in December or January.
Renfrew County Councillor Glenn Doncaster recently represented the region at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities annual meeting in Annapolis, Nova Scotia … as municipal leaders from across the country planned for the year ahead. Hot topics included cannabis legalization rural broadband service and infrastructure. With October 17th the date set for weed to become legal local governments are on the front lines, said Doncaster who was looking for more details on implementation and how the feds will help cover municipal costs. Rural broadband was also a priority as Doncaster added the federal government needs to lead a strategy ensuring rural communities remain a vital part of Canada’s economy. Doncaster is the Reeve of Deep River and is a member of the Federation’s Board of Directors and sits on three committees including Rural Affairs.
Six residents of Renfrew’s Bonnechere Manor were in the spotlight last week as fellow residents … family members … and friends gathered to celebrate the birthday of its oldest resident Carmel Ellis. She turned 102 years young. At the party, Manor staff wanted to pay tribute to all of their residents who are in the elite “Centenarian Club” and this includes Elva Inglis who is 101 and Adam Kedrosky … Aurora Evans … Renee Snell … and Viola Sullivan … who are all 100.
AND … if you are a blood donor and haven’t booked an appointment to give today at a clinic in Almonte … you are still invited to drop by and roll up your sleeve. A blood donor clinic is set for the Almonte Civitan Club today from 2 to 4 and again from 5 to 8 o’clock. Canadian Blood Services officials say there is a critical need for donations.
AND IN SPORTS …
It’s a do-or-die game tonight in Quyon as the Flyers host West Carleton Electric in a one-game showdown to see who goes onto the Greater Ottawa Fastball League final … and who goes home for the season. The winner advances to play Kars for the title. First pitch tonight in Quyon is set for 7:30.
AND … still with fastball the host Shawville Scrappers won the four-team men’s fastball tournament this past weekend. The Scrappers went undefeated in four games … beating Micksburg in the final by a score of 5-0. Pitching for the hosts were Len Burger, Todd Hearty and Matt Greer, while Micksburg had Adam Rueckwald (rick-walled) and Ben Broek (brook) on the mound.