‘Get Ready’ Ford Says to Businesses as Ontario Releases ‘Sector-Specific’ Guidelines for Reopening

Backgrounder Health and Safety Association Guidance Documents for Workplaces During the COVID-19 Outbreak April 30, 2020 1:00 P.M. Office of the Premier The Ontario government works closely with four provincial health and safety associations (HSAs) to help set, communicate and enforce the Occupational Health and Safety Act. In partnership with the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, the HSAs have released a series of more than 60 technical sector guidance documents to further support employers and employees in remaining safe in the workplace during the COVID-19 outbreak. Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) comprises the former Construction Safety Association

April 29 Garbage Pick-Up

Please be advised that Limerick's dual capacity truck is not available today and, as such, garbage is being picked up first and recycling will be picked up later in the day. Please leave your recycling at the curb as it will be picked up.

Premier and Ministers Commit to New Phased Approach for a Safe Restart and Recovery

News Release April 27, 2020 1:30 P.M. Office of the Premier TORONTO — Today, the Ontario government released A Framework for Reopening our Province, which outlines the criteria Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and health experts will use to advise the government on the loosening of emergency measures, as well as guiding principles for the safe, gradual reopening of businesses, services and public spaces. The framework also provides details of an outreach strategy, led by the Ontario Jobs and Recovery Committee, to help inform the restart of the provincial economy. Details were provided by Premier Doug Ford, Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance, Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Developm

“I GET BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS”…

This song was written by Lennon and McCartney in 1967, however, when Joe Cocker sang it at Woodstock in 1969, it became an anthem that represents the importance of reaching out to support those in need. At some point in everyone’s life, we all need a little help. And that is the essence of the Westport Food Bank. They reach out and offer support when people are in need. The Westport Food Bank has closed its physical location at the United Church during COVID-19, however they are still taking care of people. If you are in need of food, the Food Bank will arrange for you to supplement your food supply by shopping once a month at Kudrinko’s in Westport to an amount based on the size of you

Ontario Delivers Action Plan to Increase Protection for Vulnerable People and Those Who Care for The

News Release April 23, 2020 Additional measures will help stop the spread of COVID-19 TORONTO — Ontario is delivering a new COVID-19 Action Plan for Vulnerable People to better protect vulnerable populations during the outbreak of COVID-19. This plan builds on the government’s previous actions to protect people living in high-risk settings, including homes serving those with developmental disabilities, shelters for survivors of gender-based violence and human trafficking, children’s residential settings, and those residential settings supporting vulnerable Indigenous individuals and families both on and off reserve. Details of the plan were unveiled today by Premier Doug Ford, Todd Smith, Mi

Need to Use Garbage Bag Tags/Bags suspended until April 30, 2020

As noted in the Mayor's Declaration above, solid waste and and recycling collection continues as usual on Wednesday's with garbage tags not being required until April 30th. Please ensure your garbage is placed in a clear bag and left at the curb side by 7:30 a.m Wednesday mornings. Garbage placed in a bin will not be picked up.

Uncovering the Facts on Face Coverings

MEDIA RELEASE: Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit April 22, 2020 The Government of Canada has recommended the use of face coverings when physical distancing (2m/6ft apart) is difficult to maintain and has mandated that all air passengers use them during travel. With this in mind, now is a good time to uncover the facts on face coverings. Knowing the facts will help you and your family make an informed decision about wearing a face covering during this COVID-19 pandemic. Outside of air travel, wearing a face covering is a personal choice. A face covering is a non-medical mask made of cloth that covers the nose and mouth. It should fit snugly but comfortably against the side of

2020 Westport Dog Licence Renewal

Please be advised that, while Town Hall remains closed to the public, dog licences are available for purchase by completing an application and dropping same with payment to the mail slot located to the right of the front door at Town Hall or, it can be mailed - mailing address is on the Application. Town Hall will issue the licence and return the issued licence and tag to you by mail. The price of a dog licence is $15.00 per dog and usually this price is extended to March 31st at which time it goes up to $30.00 per dog. However, given the current crisis, dog licenses will remain $15.00 until June 30, 2020, after which time it will increase $30.00. 2020 Village of Westport Dog Licence Appli

Masks Available for Pick-Up at Town Hall, Village Pharmacy and Kudrinkos

We are fortunate here in Westport that we have very generous people in the community who have the skills, equipment, supplies and are willing to take the time to make masks to assist us all in staying safe. There is a current need for elastic as shown in the picture for our busy mask makers. Please email pmueller@villageofwestport.ca if you have elastic you are able to donate. The masks come with the instructions (see below as well) and are available on a chair in front of Town Hall, Village Pharmacy as well as Kudrinkos. Please take what you need and if you happen to find one place is out of stock, call Town Hall at 613-273-2191 or email pmueller@villageofwestport.ca and we will do what w

Parks Canada Suspends Camping, Group Activities and Events Across the Country until at least May 31,

From: Parks Canada News release April 15, 2020 Gatineau, Quebec Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada is committed to protecting the health and safety of Canadians, visitors, and its employees. The Agency is calling on Canadians to stay home and help limit the spread of COVID-19. Camping, group activities and events at all national parks, national historic sites, heritage canals and national marine conservation areas are suspended until at least May 31, 2020. The current suspension of visitor services and vehicle access by visitors, as well as the temporary closure of visitor facilities, will remain in place until further notice. This means: ·

Ontario Extends Declaration of Emergency to Continue the Fight Against Covid-19

Sustained Measures Necessary to Stop the Spread and Protect Public Health TORONTO ― On the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and with the approval of the Ontario legislature, the Ontario government is extending the Declaration of Emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act for a further 28 days. This will allow the government to continue to use every tool at its disposal to protect the health and safety of the people of Ontario during the COVID-19 pandemic. Passed during a special sitting of the Ontario legislature and with the full cooperation of all parties, the Declaration of Emergency has been extended until May 12. The extension of the provincial declar

Ontario Extends Declaration of Emergency to Continue the Fight Against Covid-19

Sustained Measures Necessary to Stop the Spread and Protect Public Health TORONTO ― On the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and with the approval of the Ontario legislature, the Ontario government is extending the Declaration of Emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act for a further 28 days. This will allow the government to continue to use every tool at its disposal to protect the health and safety of the people of Ontario during the COVID-19 pandemic. Passed during a special sitting of the Ontario legislature and with the full cooperation of all parties, the Declaration of Emergency has been extended until May 12. The extension of the provincial declar

ONTARIO GOVERNMENT – One Page Web Portal for Information on Benefits During Covid-19 for People, Bus

Once again, I would like to give MPP Steve Clark credit for making this one stop web portal a reality. I spoke to him about it just 10 days ago and it is now available. Great work MPP Clark. If you have questions about the funding announcements from the provincial government or other questions about COVID-19, pls go the link below. https://covid-19.ontario.ca Call if you have any questions. 273-9195

A Mother's Story About Sacrifice

A friend of mine and her family live in a rural community and her RN daughter works in the ICU at a major city hospital. She nurses Covid-19 patients every shift. The daughter needs to decon when she leaves work and stays in self-isolation in another part of the residence. The family is required to Face Time to chat. Their new normal. Such is the dedication and sacrifice of our front line health care workers. This is the story my friend shared with me this week. “The neighbourhood organized a tribute to my daughter tonight. At 8:30 as she drove along our road coming home from work she was greeted by cars, people banging pots and any noise maker they could find. Cars honking horns all a

MEDIA RELEASE – Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit

Take-Out Food Safety during COVID-19 Many people are taking advantage of the decision by restaurants to offer take-out meals. Public Health Inspectors with the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit have worked with each restaurant to ensure they adhere to safe food handling practices. The Public Health Inspectors have also suggested ways to minimize the contact with the public as people pick up their food – keeping the duration of contact to a minimum, maintaining a distance of 6 feet, and washing hands or using hand sanitizer between exchanges of food with the public. People who pick up food should wash their hands before they eat the food. According to the Public Health Agency o

Update on COVID-19 to Westport Residents and Business Owners

Dear Westport Residents and Business Owners: Currently, there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 in the Village. I want to thank each of you for doing your part by staying home and self isolating and by keeping physical distance of 6ft between you and another when you must go out. On April 1 @ 4:10 p.m. in my role as head of council of Westport, I declared an emergency. The authority to do so comes from the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA) S. 4(1) that states “The head of council of a municipality may declare that an emergency exists in the municipality or in any part thereof and may take such action and make such orders as he or she considers necessary and are no

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