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Covid-19 - Update #101

MUNICIPAL UPDATES

Reminder - Compost Yard Opening - The Compost Yard located at 128 Patterson Crescent will be open to the public on Saturdays beginning tomorrow, July 4th, from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon.  The Compost Yard will also be open Wednesday evenings from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. starting July 8th.   

The following items will be accepted:

  • Branches less than 3 inches in diameter
  • Leaves and grass clippings in paper bags – items in plastic bags will not be accepted
  • Cardboard
  • Scrap metal

Residents need to be aware of the following measures which will be in place in order to protect the public and the staff working at the compost site:

  1. A limited number of vehicles will be permitted into the site at any given time.  Staff will be providing traffic control at the gate.
  2. Residents will need to be able to remove items from their vehicles independently as staff will only provide direction as to where items are to be placed from a safe distance.  Staff will not be chipping items while residents are on site.
  3. Residents will immediately depart from the site as soon as items have been dropped off. 

Please Note - The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility will remain closed until further notice.  Staff are actively working towards solutions for the site and hope to open the site in the near future.  Once we are able to open HHW, we are committed to extending the season further into the fall to allow residents time to dispose of unwanted materials.  Under no circumstances are residents to leave any HHW materials at the site. 

 

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES

Investing in Supports for Apprentices - In order to better position our country for a strong economic recovery, the Government of Canada is investing in our skilled trades to ensure that Canadians have the training they need to access these good, well-paying jobs. Today, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, announced that the Government is investing $40 million over three years in the Union Training and Innovation Program and has launched two calls for proposals. Eligible organizations are encouraged to apply for funding through two streams: Stream 1: Investments in Training Equipment; and Stream 2: Innovation in Apprenticeship.

 

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES

Ontario Supporting Restaurants as Province Safely Reopens - The Ontario government is helping restaurant and bar owners reopen and safely serve more customers by issuing a new emergency order and amending another under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, which will allow municipalities to quickly pass temporary by-laws for the creation and extension of patios and allow covered outdoor dining areas to serve customers.

 

Canadian Armed Forces Depart Ontario Long-Term Care Homes - The Ontario government expressed its gratitude to members of the Canadian Armed Forces who went above and beyond the call of duty to temporarily support high-priority long-term care homes during the height of the COVID-19 outbreak. The final team concludes its work today.  

 

Ontario Launches Online Training to Promote Safe Workplaces - As the province safely and gradually reopens, the Ontario government is investing $3 million to provide free online health and safety training for the first time. These virtual courses will make it easier for job seekers and workers to get essential qualifications, while practising physical distancing and preventing the spread of COVID-19.

 

OTHER UPDATES

Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital - Almonte General Hospital (AGH) and Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) hosted virtual Annual General Meetings at the end of June. The AGMs provided an opportunity to look back on the past year, highlighting the commitment of staff, medical staff, and volunteers.