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Covid-19 - Update #77

MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES

Central Bridge and Bridge Street Reconstruction Q&A – This morning Dave Young, Director of Public Works and Kate Murray, BIA Coordinator, provided valuable information in a Zoom chat regarding the upcoming reconstruction project. The discussion can be viewed on the Town’s Facebook page.

Waste Collection Update - We would like to inform residents that moving forward, recycling and waste will be collected by separate vehicles. Items must be at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day to ensure they are collected without issue.  Whether it’s due to equipment malfunction, changing weather conditions, or active construction within your area, the waste contractor reserves the right to alter the collection routes throughout the day. 

The Town of Carleton Place will be moving forward with the change to dual stream recycling collection in early August. Additional information will be delivered in the coming weeks through social media and direct mail to your home.

We would like to encourage residents to download the Carleton Place Waste Solutions App for notifications and information on waste and recycling collection.

 

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES

Prime Minister Trudeau announced that seniors eligible for the Old Age Security (OAS) pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) will receive a special one-time, tax-free payment during the week of July 6.

 

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES

The Ontario government has appointed Dr. Jane Philpott as the special advisor to support the design and implementation of the new Ontario Health Data Platform (formerly known as PANTHR). This data platform will provide recognized researchers and health system partners with access to anonymized health data that will allow them to better detect, plan, and respond to COVID-19.

Today, the Ontario government announced the Premier's Council on Equality of Opportunity, a new advisory group that will provide advice on how young people can overcome social and economic barriers and achieve success. The Council will also advise government on long-term actions that can be taken to support youth during the COVID-19 outbreak.