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Covid-19 - Update #60

MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES

Household Hazardous Waste Depot & Compost Yard

Both the Household Hazardous Waste Facility & Compost Yard will remain closed until further notice.  Public Works will continue to collect leaf bags curbside until the Compost Yard opens.

Waste Collection - Victoria Day – Monday, May 18, 2020

Due to the Victoria Day holiday garbage and recycling will not be collected on Monday, May 18th and will instead be collected on Tuesday, May 19th. For more information about garbage & recycling collection in the Town of Carleton Place, please visit our website or download the free Carleton Place Waste Solutions App from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store to receive information & reminders about waste and recycling collection.

 

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES

The application period for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) will begin on Friday, May 15, 2020. The CESB, which will be delivered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), will provide temporary income support to eligible post-secondary students and new graduates who are unable to work or find work this summer due to COVID-19, or are working and are not making over $1000.

 

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES

Today, the Ontario government announced the retailers, seasonal businesses and health and community service providers who will be permitted to open or expand their services on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., provided that the general trend on health indicators continues to improve as part of the first stage of the government's reopening framework.

The government also announced that additional seasonal services and activities will be permitted to open as early as Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., in time for the Victoria Day long weekend, as key public health indicators continue to show progress.                   

The Ontario government is making the cost of prescription drugs more affordable.

To further support those who need and rely on these services, the Ontario government is investing $1 million to help frontline agencies adapt to remote service delivery and ensure continued operation during COVID-19.

The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $2.25 million to help farmers better protect employees and ensure the continued supply of healthy food products for consumers during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Ontario government has declared today Children and Youth in Care Day. It is an opportunity to raise awareness about children and youth who are in the care of a Children's Aid Society in Ontario and to reaffirm the commitment to help them reach their full potential.