On Wednesday, May 27 at a Special Council meeting, Council approved Greer Galloway, our Engineering consultant, to proceed with issuing the RFP for the reconstruction of Bedford St. The proposed schedule begins the work from Concession St to George St after July 1 and from George St to Main St after August 1. Construction will continue until October/November depending on weather. Bedford St will generally be open to traffic throughout the construction and there will be acc
The provincial government is taking a slow, measured approach to recovering the province’s economy. Every decision that benefits the economy is weighed against the public health challenge of keeping a lid on COVID-19. While opening retail stores to a limited extent, the consistent direction from the Ontario Government and supported by Westport Council is stay home when possible, wash hands often, practice physical distancing of at least 6 ft between people, wear a mask when
Recent changes to the Province’s Emergency Orders have made it possible to open up some outdoor recreational facilities in the Village of Westport. The basketball court at Lockwood Park was opened today, however physical distancing restrictions are still in effect as is the maximum of 5 people in one location. Staff will be on duty at the Harbour beginning Saturday. The public washrooms will be open at the Information Centre on Spring St although the Information Centre its
Phase One of the Province’s plan to reopen the economy begins tomorrow for several services and businesses. I am reposting this link to share the government guidelines for over 60 kinds of businesses. If you need suggestions to help with reopening your business, open the link and scroll down to find your business category. Call me if you need any help. https://www.ontario.ca/page/resources-prevent-covid-19-workplace#section-1
Here is a new Government of Canada COVID-19 support plan – hopefully it will benefit some of you. If you need assistance working your way through the material, please give me a call. The Government of Canada has introduced a number of measures to support businesses, organizations, workers and communities through the COVID-19 global challenge, as part of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. To offer additional support to businesses, the organizations that support them an
The government has provided additional details to assist you while you consider reopening your businesses. Just a reminder, the number of people allowed to gather has not changed – it still cannot exceed 5. I have bolded a couple of categories that apply to the Village, however included the list for your information. As always, call me anytime – 613-273-9195. I may not have the answer, but I can make some calls to assist. Yesterday the government announced details of stage
MEDIA RELEASE: Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit On May 14, The Ontario Government announced some re-opening strategies for businesses and a plan to start Stage 1 on Tuesday May 18. The list of businesses opening this weekend can be found on the Ontario website. The Health Unit has recently published a fact sheet with some guidelines that will help to get your business thinking about public health measures that need to be taken when re-opening. This fact sheet
Thank you for making some important changes at the spring. Old gardens have been replaced and a new pollinator garden has been established. This is a wonderful improvement that will have positive effects on our environment. Bring on the heat!