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Crack quitting

publisher Apr 5, 2018 - 9:54am

Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MPP Grant Crack will not seek re-election in June.

The announcement comes only two months after he was nominated January 28 as the Liberals' standard bearer in the riding he has held since 2011.

In an April 5 statement, the former North Glengarry mayor said, "Earlier this year I advised Premier Wynne that I would not be a candidate in the upcoming election.After careful consideration and heartfelt discussions with my family, I concluded that the time is right to seek out other career opportunities. This was a very difficult decision.I have had the privilege of serving my community and the Province of Ontario as a political leader for over 17 years. During this time I have developed numerous relationships with political colleagues, community stakeholders and established friendships of which I am grateful and will miss on a day to day basis.I want to thank the great people of Glengarry Prescott Russell for giving me the opportunity to represent them in the riding locally and also as their voice at Queen's Park. I look forward to assisting the next Liberal candidate in the upcoming campaign and I am confident that GPR will remain red. I am also confident that my Liberal colleagues under the forward-thinking leadership of Premier Kathleen Wynne will form a majority government on June 7."

$1 million rain forecast

publisher Aug 31, 2017 - 3:51pm

While they cannot do anything about the weather, area farmers will be able to better prepare for heavy rain falls thanks to a $1 million contribution from the federal government. 

Ottawa is investing $997,654 so the South Nation Conservation Authority can develop “a hydrologic model that will provide farmers with real-time weather and water information to help inform water management decisions.”

The 15-month project will construct an integrated groundwater – surface water forecasting model for the South Nation Watershed using HydroGeoSphere, which is a Canadian hydrologic simulator that predicts water movement on and through the ground.

The platform will help predict “water events” and provide an array of potential mitigation practices.

“Our government recognizes that Canadian farmers face risk every day in managing their businesses,” says Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MP Francis Druouin. “This investment is all about giving farmers the tools they need to adjust their farms to a changing climate. Helping farmers be better informed in making their water management decisions is good for the sector's sustainable growth, good for farmers' bottom lines, and good for the Canadian economy,” adds Mr. Drouin who announced the contribution on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay.

Pre-budget consultation

publisher Jan 3, 2017 - 3:16pm

Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell will host local pre-budget consultations  on January 11 and 12. This is an opportunity to voice concerns outlining how Ontario should reform its regulatory and economic policies.  Individuals, businesses, and organizations are invited to register to present their concerns regarding the upcoming 2017 Ontario Budget and highlight local needs that need to be addressed in Toronto. To register, please contact Marilyn McMahon at MPP Jim McDonell’s office 613-933-6513, or register at www.eventbrite.com by January 9.

January 11, 2017
12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
McIntosh Inn,
12495 Hwy. 2 East
Morrisburg
2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
North Stormont Meeting Place
16299 Fairview Dr.
Avonmore

January 12th, 2017   
9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Nelson Laprade Centre
9 William Street
Chesterville

12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
South Stormont Hall
2 Mille Roches
Long Sault

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Branch 544 Lancaster Legion
181 Military Road
Lancaster

All Canadians matter

richard Aug 27, 2015 - 3:27pm

According to the latest Annual Report on Government of Canada Advertising, Canadians who rely on community newspapers are not worth spending on. For each Canadian, the government invested only two cents advertising in community newspapers, which are read by 70 per cent of taxpayers, and voters.
In the last fiscal year, the federal government spent $75 million on advertising. More than $26 million of that went to TV ads, while another $15.5 million went to Internet advertising – an industry dominated by American-based companies like Google and Facebook.
By comparison, community newspapers saw a paltry $867,153.
Community newspapers and their websites are hyper-local. They effectively represent the towns, cities and regions they serve. They provide government with the opportunity to directly target these communities like no other medium.
Independent research shows that more than 70 per cent of Canadians read their community newspaper.