Clarence-Rockland council may be replacing the highway 17 entrance for the CIH Arena in Rockland with an alternative entrance. According to City staff, there have been multiple car accidents and Mayor Guy Desjardins says the current entrance is dangerous. The Caron Street entrance would become the main entrance. Eventually, the arena would also be accessible by a second entrance at the intersection of the 17 and De La Berge Street. The closure of the highway 17 entrance would mean the installation of traffic lights at the intersection of De La Berge Street. The estimated cost for this work would be $150,000 and an additional $45,000 would be necessary to permanently close off the existing highway 17 entrance. Council has decided to table this issue until 2019.
The bidding process is now underway for the new fire stations set to be built in Rockland and Bourget now that city council has approved the budgets for the design and construction of the new stations. The open bidding tender will most likely remain open until the end of March. For the fire station in Rockland Council approved a budget for $3.5 million, plus a 10 per cent contingency along with a budget of approximately $2.1 million for the construction of a paramedic station adjoined to the fire station. In Bourget, the total budget amounts to about $3.57 million – $3 million for the fire station and approximately $570,000 for the paramedic station.
Campbell Labonte, a nine-year-old boy from Embrun suffering from cerebral palsy, will be dropping the puck at the upcoming Ottawa Senators game tomorrow night at the Canadian Tire Centre. Campbell will be representing Roger Neilson House, a palliative care home for children living with life-limiting illnesses, as he drops the ceremonial puck that will kick off the Ottawa Senators Foundation Telethon.
Marches and demonstrations in Asia have kicked off rallies around the world to mark International Women’s Day. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in Toronto, where he’ll receive the 2018 Catalyst for Change Award and deliver remarks at the Equal Voice International Women’s Day luncheon.