On Monday May 21, 2012 at approximately 11 p.m., two male suspects broke into a Barton Road residence in Champlain Township. The suspects attacked the male occupant of the residence looking for valuables. The female occupant was tied down by the perpetrators.
Regional municipalities are going to have to accept the fact that their landfills are reaching capacity and, as a result, they're going to have to find a better way to deal with the growing garbage problem.
At its most recent council meeting, Champlain Township has approved a 1.9 per cent increase in the tax rate. The move came after several budget meetings, at which council determined that this tax rate increase would generate about $75,000 in additional revenues which will be earmarked as township reserves.
Municipalities collect school taxes and taxes for the United Counties of Prescott-Russell.
VANKLEEK HILL -- What exactly is bullying and what are the different ways bullying shows up in the everyday life of any high school? These are some of the fundamental questions that bullying expert, author and motivational speaker Jim Jordan will be answeringon Tuesday, February 26, at 7 p.m. in the Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute cafetorium.
While the massive amount of snow received in December has presented some challenges for public works crews, snow removal has gone quite well in Champlain Township.
"The snow clearing went very well for the large amount of snow we received," said James McMahon, Champlain Township's roads and public works superintendent. "The residents of Champlain Township were very understanding and we certainly appreciate their patience."
ChamplainTownship is going back to the drawing board after landlords voiced complaints about unfair treatment in light of proposed changes to the way that water and sewage services are billed to multi-unit residential property owners.
About 40 property-owners attended the most recent ChamplainTownship council meeting to protest water and sewage increases proposed to take effect in March of 2013.
Champlain Township council has agreed to pay the Town of Hawkesbury an eight per cent increase for emergency dispatch services next year but council will be looking at other options, in light of looming increases.
The Town of Hawkesbury is in negotiations with dispatchers at this time, Champlain Township Mayor Gary Barton told fellow-councillors at Champlain Township's most recent regular meeting.
Even with the contracts for dispatch services with other municipalities, operating the service still cost the Town of Hawkesbury $290,000, Barton said.
The fate of Hawkesbury regional fire dispatch is currently up in the air.
The town desperately needs the co-operation of its neighbours if it wants to reduce the large deficit it currently incurs to operate the system.
At a recent United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR) committee of the whole meeting, Hawkesbury Mayor René Berthiaume said he was not pleased with the emergency services committee's proposal to operate the dispatch system with the UCPR in order to maintain the service in Hawkesbury.
The Fondation L'Ange Gardien is hosting an open house at the Vankleek Hill Curling Club on Monday, October 29 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to discuss the proposed addiction treatment center to be located at the former Ste-Marie convent located at 159 Higginson Street in Vankleek Hill.
The proposed treatment facility would house 70 residents, who would not be permitted off the grounds without supervision, according to Alain Champagne, general manager. At present, views are mixed about having such a center in Vankleek Hill.
Champlain Township has two new ideas for the fall leaf collection.
The new idea has two parts. First, residents must place all leaves in biodegradable paper bags at the curb for pick-up. Second, to encourage residents to use the biodegradable bags, the township will give packages containing 5 biodegradable paper bags to the first 1,200 residents who visit Champlain Township offices.
Representatives from La Fondation L'Ange Gardien were present at the most recent Champlain Township council meeting on October 10 to outline a proposed addiction treatment centre, slated for the former convent in Vankleek Hill.
The council chamber was filled with local residents who had come to find out more about the proposed facility, to be located at 159 Higginson Street in Vankleek Hill.
The traditional tapping of the first Oktoberfest keg on Friday, September 28 gave Tim and Steve Beauchesne something a little extra to smile about.
The ever-popular and much-anticipated Oktoberfest celebration, which is put on by Beau's All Natural Brewing Company, was held at the Vankleek Hill fairgrounds from Friday, September 28 to Sunday, September 30.
That is probably most people's response when they hear the words, "drug rehab center." But proponents of a drug rehabilitation facility in Vankleek Hill's historic convent say that times have changed and they hope people listen before they judge.
If their plan for a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center goes ahead, no one will even know it's there, they say.
When Louise Stephenson began offering informal Zumba classes to snowbird ladies in the garage of her parents' Florida home, she had no idea her love for the upbeat and sexy workout would propel her toward a new career.
Amazing things can happen when community members work together to make good things happen.
Ian Hepburn, a vibroacoustic harp therapist at Vitality Health Team, recently had a bit of a dilemma on his hands. In addition to offering therapy at Vitality Health Team, Hepburn has also been offering vibroacoustic harp therapy treatments to patients at the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital for quite some time.
Even public works staff exercise extreme caution when crossing County Road 17 at its intersection with Cassburn Road.
This is why Champlain Township is urging the United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR) public works department to install amber "prepare to stop" lights on either side of the intersection to warn motorists of the impending red light ahead.