Town News

Eastern Ontario Power and Hydro One Continue to make Improvements to Gananoque Power System

September 7, 2017 Town News
Gananoque, ON: The Town of Gananoque is pleased to advise that Eastern Ontario Power (EOP) and Hydro One continue to make improvements to the Gananoque Power System. Just last week Eastern Ontario Power representative, Jie Han updated the Town explaining that, “EOP and Hydro One continue to work closely on the project improving the power system reliability for the Town of Gananoque and surrounding areas. As part of the project, EOP and Hydro One signed the agreement to install 44kv switches in 2017 between Hydro One feeders. EOP and Hydro One are preparing plans to rebuild the section of line between Highway 401 and Joyceville Road. This portion of the project will be completed in 2018 as planned.”
Mayor Demchuk commented that, “The Town of Gananoque is pleased with the work both Eastern Ontario Power and Hydro One have completed to date. We will continue to share information updates as the plan is further implemented.”
MPP Steve Clark added, “As Mayor Demchuk and I have stressed, having a reliable supply of power is absolutely essential to the businesses and residents of Gananoque. I’m pleased the critical upgrades Eastern Ontario Power and Hydro One are making as a result of the concerns brought forward by the community remain on schedule.”

Island Harbour Club Update

September 6, 2017 Town News
This month at the Island Harbour Club Project.
  • Concrete foundation will continue all month.
  • Site services and Road closures will start in late September for this installation of water, sewer and power
  • Structural steel will start in mid to late September to make ready for the hollow core in October.
  • Foundation back fill will start.


August 10, 2017 Town News
GANANOQUE – Mayor Erika Demchuk will join more than 1,900 participants at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario's (AMO) 2017 Conference in Ottawa from August 13 to16.
For more than a century, Ontario’s largest municipal conference has brought together municipal, provincial and federal officials to work collectively to overcome municipal challenges and plan for the future.
Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Ontario’s Premier, Minister of Municipal Affairs, and both opposition leaders are featured speakers and several additional provincial ministers will participate in the conference.
The annual conference is a chance for municipal officials to discuss and move forward on shared challenges, to learn, and to create new opportunities that can benefit their communities. In addition to the conference program, municipal staff and officials will take part in municipal delegation meetings with provincial and federal ministries. In partnership with the Eastern Ontario Mayor’s Caucus, Mayor Demchuk will be meeting with Mr. Yvan Baker, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance on Monday August 14, 2017 and the Honourable Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development & Growth on Tuesday August 15, 2017.
Key session topics include the need for new and modern approaches to funding municipal government, changes to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), infrastructure and transit, climate change, new waste legislation and changes to the Blue Box program, marijuana legalization, the digital and sharing economy, affordable housing, police modernization, and much more. These province-wide matters have local implications for our community.
Program information is available online at
Conference news releases, fact sheets and presentations from a number of key speakers will be posted on AMO’s website throughout the duration of the conference at
AMO is a non-profit organization representing almost all of Ontario’s 444 municipal governments. AMO supports strong and effective municipal government in Ontario and promotes the value of municipal government as a vital and essential component of Ontario and Canada’s political system.