National Day of Mourning
April 28 is the National Day of Mourning. A statement from Ontario’s Minister of Labour, Laurie Scott, said, “This day was chosen to coincide with the day in 1914 when Ontario’s first Worker’s Compensation Act came to be. Here in Ontario, thousands of people will pause to honour and remember those who have died, been injured, or became ill as a result of their job.”
Tick identification made easier
eTick.ca is an online image-based identification platform that can rapidly inform anyone of the risks associated with a tick they find. The citizen-led science project started in Quebec, and this spring has expanded to include Ontario and New Brunswick. It was developed through collaborations with partners from the universities of Ottawa, Guelph and New Brunswick as well as both federal and provincial (Québec, Ontario and New Brunswick) public health agencies. The project is financially supported by the Public Health Agency of Canada. eTick.ca allows you to submit a photo and get an ID of the tick, usually within 24 hours. It also updates a real-time map of the areas where ticks are found. Note that effective treatment for the type of tick that carries Lyme disease is time-sensitive. Click HERE to visit eTick.ca for all the details. (Photo: maria-barisva-wikimedia)
Community Living Month
On May 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Madawaska Valley Association for Community Living (MVACL) kicks off Community Living Month with a barbecue lunch on the “Green” (between Liberty House and the Main Office) – weather permitting. All MVACL community members are invited. Please call the Learning Centre to volunteer if you wish to help on the barbecue.
MV to discuss 2019 budget
Council in Committee has scheduled a meeting to discuss proposals for the 2019 budget at 10:00 a.m. on Monday May 6. To date, Council has finalized the Water and Wastewater portion of the budget for the current fiscal year which runs from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. The meeting will be held in Council Chambers at the Township Office at 85 Bay Street.
MV Library seeks Board member
MV Public Library seeks a new Board member due to an unexpected vacancy. This volunteer position runs concurrently with the term of MV Council. Applications are due May 10. Click HERE to read the details on the Madawaska Valley Township website.