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Covid-19 - Update #71

MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES

HHW & Compost Facilities - The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility and the Compost Yard remain closed. Curbside collection of leaf and yard waste will continue and residents are encouraged to place their paper bags at the curb for collection.

 

Library Curbside Pickup – A reminder that the Carleton Place Public Library is now offering curbside pickup. Place your order by phone at 613-257-2702, by email or place a hold on the website. Wait for your notification that your materials are ready for pickup. When you receive your notification, contact the library to schedule your pickup time slot.

 

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES

Prime Minister Trudeau announced new funding to provide critical support to Indigenous families and communities during this crisis, based on needs that have been identified. 

 

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES

The Ontario government, in partnership with the federal government, has launched the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses. The province is committing $241 million to the program, which will provide more than $900 million in support for small businesses across Ontario during this difficult time.  To find out how much rent support you may be eligible for, visit Ontario.ca/rentassistance.

As the province carefully and gradually reopens the economy, the Ontario government is implementing the next phase of its COVID-19 testing strategy to detect and quickly stop the spread of the virus.

On April 25, the Ontario government announced it is providing eligible frontline and support workers with temporary pandemic pay.  Pandemic pay will be in effect for eligible workers from April 24, 2020 until August 13, 2020, and consists of:

  1. A temporary top-up on hourly wages: Eligible workers will receive $4 per hour worked on top of existing hourly wages, regardless of how much they already make; and
  2. Monthly lump sum payments: Eligible workers who work at least 100 hours in a designated 4-week period will also be eligible to receive an additional lump sum payment of $250 for that period, up to a total of $1,000 in lump sum payments. The designated 4-week periods are:
    • April 24, 2020 to May 21, 2020
    • May 22, 2020 to June 18, 2020
    • June 19, 2020 to July 16, 2020
    • July 17, 2020 to August 13, 2020

The Pandemic Pay website will be updated in the coming days with more specific timelines.

 

OTHER UPDATES

Mississippi Rideau Source Protection Authority

Since May 2000, the Provincial government, Municipalities, Conservation Authorities and Source Protection Committees throughout much of Ontario have done tremendous work to improve the quality of municipal drinking water by following the recommendations of the Walkerton Inquiry which was lead by Justice Dennis O’Connor. As we remember the Walkerton tragedy, we encourage you to acknowledge the hard work and integral part your municipality plays in the multi-barrier approach that has been adopted across much of the province which ensures that municipal drinking water is protected and improved from the source to the tap.

 

Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital

The unprecedented challenges of working on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic are not for the faint of heart. Lanark County Paramedics have reacted and adapted to keep our community healthy and safe during the COVID-19 crisis. This week is Paramedic Services Week, providing an opportunity to recognize the Paramedics in Lanark County.