Conservation Authorities are advising residents that area water levels appear to be stabilizing. Some nuisance flooding (Petrie Island, Boise Wood) has occurred. Rain that fell yesterday morning was not enough to have an impact and there is no rain forecast for the next five days that would cause levels to increase again. Water levels will gradually decline to normal summer levels over the next two weeks unless there are significant weather changes. The authorities want to remind residents that streambanks are slippery along the Ottawa River, water is fast moving and still very cold. Children should be informed about the hazards and kept away from all watercourses as levels fluctuate with the spring weather.
The City of Clarence-Rockland is proud to announce that its Smart Cities Challenge’s submission has been confirmed as eligible by Infrastructure Canada. If Clarence-Rockland’s submission moves on to the next stage, it will receive $250,000 to develop a pilot project. The winning proposal will be announced in the winter of 2019 and the municipality will know in a few weeks if it is one of the five finalists. The grand prize is $5 million. The City of Clarence-Rockland’s complete submission is available on the municipality’s website at www.clarence-rockland.com.
The southbound curb lane of Blair Road near the Highway 174 onramp will be closed overnight Monday from 10 to 5 the next morning for pavement resurfacing. In the event of rain, the work will take place later in the week.
The City of Clarence-Rockland’s also has issued a notice that load restrictions on the City of Clarence-Rockland’s roads are lifted as of today.