Town News

Utility Program Assitance

February 2, 2015 Town News

The Winter Warmth Program

is designed for customers of Union Gas. In order to qualify for one grant ($500) each calendar year, a household must have a Union Gas bill currently in arrears or have recently received a disconnection notice. A household must also be experiencing personal circumstances which make it difficult or impossible to pay the current natural gas bill.

 The LEAP Program

is designed for customers of Enbridge Gas, Rideau-St. Lawrence Distribution and Eastern Ontario Power . In order to qualify for one grant ($300 - $500) each calendar year, a household must have an Enbridge Gas, Rideau-St. Lawrence Distribution or Eastern Ontario Powers bill currently in arrears or have recently received a disconnection notice. A household must also be experiencing personal circumstances which make it difficult or impossible to pay the current natural gas bill.

 The Help for Heat Program

is funded through United Way Greater Simcoe County, and is intended to provide emergency relief to eligible low-income applicants using alternative heating sources such as wood, wood pellets, oil or propane. This grant initiative is intended to prevent families and individuals from falling into homelessness and addressing urgent needs. 1000 Islands Credit Counselling Service, with over eight years’ experience in delivering emergency financial assistance programs, administers this initiative. This program assists people in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville with alternate sources of heating and has now expanded the assistance to include water areas. This program runs from July 1,2014 to June 30th, 2016. The maximum family, one-time per heating season grant is $650.00.

 

 “Water bill has fallen behind?

For all these programs please call 1000 Islands Credit Counselling Services. Help may be available for you! 613 498-2111 Ext 234, free and confidential”

The Gananoque Public Library Computer Training

January 29, 2015 Town News

Basic Computer, Tablet, e-Reader Training Need Help? The Gananoque Public Library is pleased to offer basic computer, tablet, e-reader training at the library. Contact the library by Phone: (613) 382-2436 by  E-mail: gplp@bellnet.ca or in person

Gananoque and Thousand Islands Visitor Centre 2015 Marketing Opportunities

January 8, 2015 Town News

The Gananoque and Thousand Islands Visitor Centre 2015 Marketing Opportunities links your business to over 18,000 travellers annually who visit the centre.  

In 2014 the  Visitor Centre continued the tradition of great programs and added new initiatives to enhance the visitor’s  experience. This included new extended hours, transformed meeting room into visitor planning lounge, and  ipads to help visitors plan their vacation and print hotel bookings,  directions and maps. 

Our “Whats On” blackboard promoted events in the region as well as a bi-weekly newlsetter which was sent out to 500 subscribers linking to the tourism website.

The mandate of the Visitor Centre will continue to provide exceptional service always going above and beyond by  providing customized information based on the unique needs of each visitor.   We will continue to be committed to working  with local and regional organizations to develop a cooperative approach to tourism.

The Visitor Centre promotes all businesses in the Town and all tourism based businesses in the Township.

 We are happy to partner with the  1000 Islands Chamber of Commerce for the 2015 Tourism season !

When your business books an ad in the 2015 Visitor Guide you will save 10% on the first Rack Card fee at the Visitor Centre. The first rack will only be $90.

2015 Advertising Form

Any questions please contact Pam Staples - pstaples@gananoque.ca 613 382 2149 ext 1125