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Steve Clark responds to Green Party complaints towards Bill 97

MPP Steve Clark says Bill 97 has nothing to do with proposed provisions to sever housing plots from agricultural lands.  On Monday, the president of the local Ontario Green Party chapter announced a protest outside Clark’s office, claiming the bill would destroy valuable farmland.  However, in a letter to the President...

Agricultural Area Review: new consultation announced, first draft map available

The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville is moving towards the next stage in its Agricultural Area Review.  The first draft report from the “Land Evaluation and Area Review” process, which began last November, has been released.  According to the report, the Counties’ current agricultural land designations were established in 2015...

LGTIRL Green Party announces protest rally outside Steve Clark’s office

Members of the Ontario Green Party from Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes (LGTIRL) are planning to show solidarity with farmers at a protest this week.  Local Ontario Greens President Steve Gabell says members of his party will be hosting a rally outside MPP Steve Clark’s office to protest Bill 97.  “Across...

UCDSB approves 2023-24 school year budget

The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is investing millions into teaching kids about Indigenous issues, looking after students’ mental health, and upgrading old technology.  The board has approved its budget for the 2023-24 school year.   The total budget comes out to $424.2 million, about $25 million more than last year.  Other...

Mayor Peckford gives update on County Road 43 expansion at Mayor’s Address

Nancy Peckford says the construction tender for replacing the bridge on County Road 43 in Kemptville will go out within the next few weeks.  Peckford spoke about the road expansion project at her annual “Mayor’s Address” event at the Municipal Centre Thursday night.  She says part of the reason the project...

2022 ParticipACTION prize money going towards North Grenville’s Recreation Lending Library

The money North Grenville received for being named “Ontario’s Most Active Community” is going towards helping put new sports gear in residents’ hands.  Ahead of the 2023 ParticipACTION “Canada’s Most Active Community” contest, the municipality has announced that the $7,500 from last year is being put towards North Grenville’s “Recreation Lending...
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