In The News Highlights For Clarence-Rockland This June 15, 2018

Cyclists are furious that they’ve been ticketed for parking their cars at city-owned parks along the Ottawa River. The commuters have been using the sites as halfway points on their way to work, parking their cars in the lots and switching to bikes. But city officials say the parking lot is for people using the park for recreational activities — not those leaving their vehicles there for eight to 10 hours.


Municipalities located within the United Counties of Prescott and Russell are recruiting experienced professionals for appointment to their 2018-2022 Municipal Elections Joint Compliance Audit Committee. The Committee is independent of the municipalities and is required by the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 to consider applications requesting audits of candidates’ campaign finances. Additional information and an application form is available on the website.


International experts attending the Global Hepatitis Summit in Toronto say there is a misconception that only older children should be vaccinated against hepatitis B in the years before they become sexually active. Clinicians and researchers at the event say children should be vaccinated against the virus starting at birth to prevent the development of potentially deadly liver disease later in life. The World Health Organization recommends early immunization, but most provinces and territories vaccinate children against the virus later.


It’s been a long night of marathon voting on Parliament Hill, with the opposition Conservatives lining up more than 200 votes on the Liberal government’s main spending plan. The Tories are pushing the Liberals to release a cost analysis of their carbon tax plan. The voting marathon is also further delaying passage of the government’s bill to make pot legal in Canada. The government’s response to Senate amendments to Bill C-45 was to be debated last night, but that vote will now likely be pushed back until next week.


The seventh edition of the Vankleek Hill Food Bank Jamboree on  July 7 promises quite the lineup of local talent. This year, organizers are also  thrilled to welcome Ottawa Valley Music Hall of Famer Wayne Rostad.

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