Town News

Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism

November 3, 2017 Town News
You are invited to submit a nomination for the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism.
Volunteers are the backbone and strength of communities across Ontario. This award recognizes the exceptional leadership, innovation and creativity in voluntarism and community service that contribute to a strong and dynamic province. Recipients of this award may include individual volunteers, volunteer groups, or volunteer management individuals or groups from a not-for-profit or charitable organizations.
To submit a nomination for this award visit

How Does Heritage Fit with Planning? - Workshop

October 31, 2017 Town News
ONLY a few spots left, please register by Thursday.
This workshop will address the relationship between the conservation of our built heritage resources and land use planning. Heritage conservation is now recognized as a key element in the planning process. Since the enactment of the first Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) in 2005, the province of Ontario has mandated that “significant heritage resources be conserved” (policy 2.6.1). However, this document has not always been effective in ensuring the protection of designated properties, since local municipalities make the decisions on whether heritage buildings are preserved when older properties are being redeveloped, and economic viability is usually the
prime consideration on the part of the developer.
This workshop will address the preparation of municipal heritage registers, designating significant heritage properties, ensuring that heritage concerns are properly addressed when new development projects are being considered, requiring the submission and review of heritage impact assessments, and determining how to incorporate heritage buildings into new developments.
Speaker: Bob Martindale, CHO Board Member, Heritage Planner and Ryan Leary, Senior Heritage Planner, City of Kingston
Location: Arthur Child Heritage Museum, 125 Water St., Gananoque, Ontario
Date: November 3, 2017 from 9 am - 12 pm
Refreshments: Morning refreshments will be provided by the Gananoque Heritage Committee.
Cost: There is no fee for participants to attend the workshop.
To register, please contact:
CHO - Elena Veldman
Email: Phone: (705) 971-4574
Gananoque Heritage Committee - Linda Sicoli
Email: Phone: (613) 382-2149 ext. 1127

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.”