The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) Water Response Team agreed today to move the local drought condition declaration from “Minor” to “Moderate”, due to ongoing drought conditions. The total rainfall across the CRCA for June was just over normal, but there have been long dry
periods between each rain event, allowing the soils and streams to dry out between events. Every rain event helps restore moisture in the soils, vegetation, lakes and streams, but considerable rainfall is needed to bring conditions back to normal.
The Water Response Team recommends water conservation across the jurisdiction, for all water users, residential and commercial, especially those areas that are supplied by a ground water well or shore well. The team is asking residents and businesses of the region to be wary of
water usage, and try to conserve water where they can; this includes the outside watering of plants and lawns, and washing driveways, sidewalks, cars, etc. Permit To Take Water holders.
Town Hall Expansion Presentation June 21 2016
Canada Post Review
The Government of Canada is conducting an independent review of Canada Post to ensure Canadians receive quality postal services at a reasonable price. Canadians from coast to coast to coast will have a say in the services they value and want.
The County operates two Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) day events each year. These events are usually held the third Saturday in August (at the County Patrol Garages in Lansdowne and Frankville) and the last Saturday of September (County Patrol Garages in Spencerville and Kemptville).HHW is accepted from residents of the County including the towns of Gananoque and Prescott. Waste is not accepted from residents of the City of Brockville or from commercial businesses.
This program is administered by the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville in conjunction with Stewardship Ontario. Now known as "Orange Drop", this recycling program is aimed at keeping hazardous and special waste materials out of Ontario's landfills and waterways. The Orange Drop Program allows Ontarians to return designated materials to local Municipal HHW Depots, retail sites and HHW collection events across Ontario. Visit the Orange Drop website at www.makethedrop.ca
Please contact your local municipal office to confirm times and dates of the next HHW day in your area.
For further information, please contact the Forest Manager - Email
South Leeds County Patrol Garage 2714 Outlet Road North of Lansdowne 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Pedestrian Bridge closed from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Thursday May 26, 2016
THE INSTALLATION OF THE EEL LADDERS AS PER THE MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS
Sorry for the inconvenience
Please be advised that the 2016 Annual Line Painting Program will be starting May 24, 2016. Online Pavement Marking will be completing line painting operations for the Town of Gananoque.
Please note that the Town of Gananoque assumes no responsibility for paint damage claims from motorists who cross wet paint lines. The work will be commencing Tuesday May 24, 2016 weather permitting. The program could take up to 1 week to complete with minor traffic disruptions in some areas. We would ask that you not park on the street overnight during the week of May 24 thru to May 27.
- Line painting is done primarily during daylight hours with some overnight work.
- It takes approximately 2 minutes for traffic paint to dry.
- Wet traffic paint on the road may splatter on your vehicle if you cross the line before the paint has dried.
If your vehicle is splattered with paint:
- Go to a car wash as soon as possible
- If paint does not wash off, spray the affected area with WD-40 and allow it to dry for 2 hours, then rewash the affected area.
- If the paint remains, consider submitting a claim to your insurer.
For further information please contact:
Director of Public Works
The Town of Gananoque
(613)382-2149 ext. 1615