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Brockville’s Commemorative Tree Planting Program 2017

City of Brockville / Operations Department

commemorative-tree-planting-brochure-coverThe Operations Department is pleased to offer a Commemorative Tree Planting Program. This program may be used as a form of remembrance of a loved one, celebration of a birth, honouring a retiree, or any other event which you feel should be commemorated by a living tribute. Trees will be planted in approved areas along the Brock Trail in the fall of each year. Orders must be received by the Operations Department by August 1 with payment in full. Once planted, the tree becomes the sole responsibility of the Operations Department.


Wanted: Cycling Advisory Committee members

Brockville Active Mobility Matters / Alan Medcalf / 11 November 2016

Are you interested in helping Council realize the benefits of cycling, as directed in the Official Plan and Sustainability and other plans, and as endorsed in the Healthy Communities Vision? If so, the Brockville Cycling Advisory Committee is seeking new members.


Town energy plans – an example

Transition Brockville / 05 November 2016

norwichThe town of Norwich, Vermont provides an excellent example of municipal engagement.

In 2011, Vermont adopted a goal for the state of having 90 percent of all statewide energy come from renewable sources by the year 2050. Click for a two-page summary.

What would Norwich’s contribution look like? Here’s a rough plan from 2012 for the town to meet that target: Norwich 90% Energy Plan.

The official Norwich Town Plan, developed by the Planning Commission with extensive input from town committees and residents and approved by the Selectboard, has a thorough section on Energy (section 10, pp 87-94).

In addition, the Selectboard is working on a long-term strategic plan to guide its decision-making. At its 9/23/14 meeting, it approved a Draft Strategic Plan on Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Energy Efficiency and Sustainability as interim planning guidance until the adoption of a strategic plan.


FABN seeks City support for its FAB Go Local campaign

Transition Brockville / 28 October 2016

go-localBrockville City Council will be considering a request from the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network for financial support for the FAB Go Local campaign at the Council meeting on Tuesday, November 1, 7 pm. From the FABN written request:

In a nutshell: The FABN proposes to develop and implement a “Go Local” campaign that will promote sustainable community development within the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve. Local businesses and organizations play crucial roles in creating jobs, enhancing local character, and strengthening communities. Our “Go Local” campaign will specifically support local independent businesses and organizations in building thriving local economies.


Dangers posed to St. Lawrence River, mayors tell water summit

Montreal Gazette / Michelle Lalonde / 06 October 2016

montreal-que-november-11-2015-montreal-mayor-denis-coQuebec City Mayor Régis Labeaume says he gets “the chills” when he recalls incidents that have threatened his city’s drinking water supply, because they remind him of the vulnerability of Quebec’s rivers and waterways and the terrible burden of responsibility on municipal leaders to ensure safe drinking water.

Labeaume was addressing the AquaHacking 2016 Summit Thursday at Montreal’s Palais des Congrès, an annual conference gathering several hundred water experts, technological experts, decision-makers and citizens to find solutions for protecting waterways, with a focus this year on protecting the St. Lawrence River.


Brockville: Curbside collection of leaves

City of Brockville / 06 October 2016

raking-leavesCurbside collection of leaves will take place on your regular waste collection day during October 17 to October 21 and November 14 to November 18.

Please note that plastic bags are not permitted for leaf collection. To ensure collection, residents must use paper bags or reusable containers only for their leaf waste. Leaves placed in plastic bags will not be collected.

Place leaves at the curb no later than 7:00 a.m. Please ensure that no garbage or brush is included, and that the paper bags or containers weigh less than 22 kg (50 pounds).

Leaves and brush may also be brought to the Gord Watts composting site at 251 North Augusta Road. Compost site hours and rates are on the waste collection calendar, on the City website, or by calling 613-342-8772 ext 8220. Site will close November 25 for the winter season.

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