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Business & Trailblazer of the Year Annual Awards Breakfast – Friday, November 2, 2018

Business of the Year - MTJB
Business of the Year – MTJB
Trailblazer of the Year - Access in Motion
Trailblazer  – Access in Motion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Friday, November 2, 2018 Augusta Township held it’s annual Awards Breakfast where this years  awards were given to:

Business of the Year – MORE THAN JUST BABYSITTING
Trailblazer of the Year – ACCESS IN MOTION

The event itself was a great success.   Thank you to everyone who came out and helped us celebrate business in Augusta.

The Township would especially like to thank:
– The Honourable Steve Clark for joining us at the event
– Todd Royer for being our Guest Speaker
– Grenville Snowmobile Club for hosting the event and providing a delicious breakfast
– Leeds & Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre for organizing the event
– Burnbrae Farms and the Egg Farmers of Ontario for being our sponsors

Click on the image to enlarge.

CONGRATULATIONS to all of this years recipients and nominees for their outstanding accomplishments this past year!

Posted November 6, 2018


Lending Library Launch Party – Saturday, October 27, 2018

A great thanks goes out to the staff and volunteers of the Augusta Township Public Library, who helped with the launch of our new Recreational Lending Library! We are proud to announce this new program available to the public to promote outdoor recreation. Residents of the township will be able to borrow sport and recreation equipment in the same way they would a book. They have something for every season, come on out and try something new!

            

Posted October 30, 2018


Nominations are in!

This year’s nominees for Augusta’s Business of the Year are:

  • Hall’s Apple Market
  • Ken Miller Excavating
  • Northnet Media
  • Porter Agricultural Services
  • More Than Just Babysitting (MTJB)

This year’s nominees for Trailblazer of the Year are:

  • Rycon Electrical
  • Access in Motion

Come and celebrate this year’s nominees at the Awards Breakfast on Friday, November 2 from 7:30-9:30 am at the Grenville Snowmobile Club. The cost is $10 each, tickets can be purchased at the door.

Register to attend through this Leeds Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre link.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE NOMINEES!

Posted October 18, 2018


NOTICE:

The Township Office and Public Library will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2018 for Remembrance Day.

Posted October 11, 2018


ALERT: Phone Scam

Augusta Fire Rescue received a call from a resident yesterday asking if Augusta Fire Rescue does a phone campaign to raise funds for the Fire Department and their Smoke Alarm Program. They had received a call from a person stating that they were raising funds for such. They tried to ask the caller questions, and the caller just kept asking if they would like to donate. One thing they did notice is that the caller was not specific about the name of the Fire Department, the caller just kept saying they are looking for donations for the Fire Department and their smoke alarm program.

So, to be clear, Augusta Fire Rescue is not calling and asking for donations. We have forwarded this info to Grenville County OPP and they are going to follow up. If you hear of someone with a similar story please explain that it is not the Fire Department asking for donations, it is a scam. If they have given money to the caller they should call the OPP. If they did not give the caller anything the OPP would like them to call the Canadian Anti Fraud Center toll free at 1-888-495-850 PLEASE SHARE SO NO-ONE BECOMES A VICTIM OF THIS SCAM!

Posted September 18, 2018


211 Ontario

211 is a helpline and website that provides comprehensive and up-to-date information and referrals to Ontario’s community, social, health-related and government services.  During times of emergency, 211 Ontario also reinforces important messages emergency officials need to communicate to the public, such as the location of evacuation centers, road closures, safety instructions, social services to assist disaster victims etc. (visit our Emergency Preparedness page for more).  They answer the phone 24 hours a day, every day of the year, including holidays.

Check out their www.211Ontario.ca for more information.

Posted September 4, 2018


Towing Bill of Rights

Did you know that the towing industry has a Bill of Rights?  To ensure you are receiving safe and responsible service, CAA recommends printing the Bill of Rights and keeping a copy in your glove box so that if you have to get your car towed you can refer to it quickly and easily.  Visit CAA’s website for more information.

 

Posted August 23, 2018


Ticks & Lyme Disease Prevention

Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses are having an increasing effect on the lives of Ontarian residents.  The number of confirmed and probable Lyme disease cases in Ontario more than tripled in 2017 (987 cases) compared to the previous five year average of 314 per year.

As a rural community, Augusta Township residents are more likely to encounter ticks in their day to day activities, whether working or enjoying the outdoors.  Affected individuals experience persistent symptoms and long-term complications that affect their physical, emotional, mental and financial well-being.

The following information is provided to help you and your loved ones avoid this debilitating disease.  An excellent video by Dr. Andrew Peregrine on Lyme disease can also be found HERE.

 

Posted: July 9, 2018


Changes to Recycling in Augusta Township

China (where the bulk of Canada’s recyclables has been shipped to in the past) has begun to limit the quantity and types of materials it accepts for recycling and has added strict quality standards.  In response, recycling industries across Canada have made changes to the specific types of recyclables they will accept.

Augusta Township needs your support to ensure years of recycling efforts continue to benefit the municipality and avoid additional waste management costs.

All recyclables including glass, cans and plastic need to be cleaned and sorted at home. If recyclables are not clean when they arrive at the Transfer Station, they must be refused or sorted at the site to avoid contaminating whole recycling bins.

The Township is mailing out letters to each residence in the Township outlining these changes and we will be updating the signs at our Transfer Stations to identify what is accepted in the recycling stream and what is not.

You can access a copy of the letter HERE.

Just a reminder that the Township of Augusta is committed to a safe working environment for all of it’s employees and contractors (including those at the Waste Management sites) and a ZERO TOLERANCE Policy has been established and abusive/aggressive behaviour and/or course language will NOT be tolerated.

Posted: July 4, 2018


Maynard Public School’s Community Involvement Award Winner

Congratulations to Owen Yateman on being chosen as the recipient of the Augusta Township Certificate of Appreciation for his Commitment to Community Engagement.  The certificate was presented at the Year End Assembly on June 27, 2018 at Maynard Public School.

On top of being a curler and a Scout, Owen regularly performs at local events as a Highland Dancer and as a snare drummer with the Kemptville Legion Pipes & Drums band.  He has also been on duty at events as a Cadet with St. John Ambulance.

Posted: June 27, 2018


Procter & Gamble’s Day of Caring

This year’s Day of Caring took place in North Augusta where our amazing volunteers gave the Community Hall and soccer field some needed TLC.

Thank you again for all your hard work!

Posted: June 25, 2018


Senior of the Year

Congratulations to Dr. James Holmes, this years recipient of Ontario’s Senior of the Year for Augusta Township.

This honour is awarded in each municipality in Ontario to “one outstanding local Ontarian who has enriched the social, cultural or civic life of his or her community.”

 

Posted: May 29, 2018