Bears – its that time of year again

Every spring and summer our community is visited by one or two members of the local black bear community. Black bears are rarely aggressive but their presence can pose a real danger to both humans and ultimately to the bears themselves. To reduce the risk of attracting bears into our village, please keep your garbage in bear resistant containers and put it out the morning of garbage day, not the night before. More tips and information can be found on the excellent Bear Wise web site set up by the MNR.

If you do experience a bear emergency, call 911. To report bear problems contact the Bear Reporting Line at: 1-866-514-BEAR (2327).

Hydro One donates $5000 to the Sturgeon Point Association

The Sturgeon Point Association's Lynne Manning accepts a $5000 cheque from Jack Steele of Hydro One.
The Sturgeon Point Association’s Lynne Manning accepts a $5000 cheque from Jack Steele of Hydro One.

On Saturday November 29th Hydro One representative Jack Steele presented the Sturgeon Point Association with a cheque for $5000.00 from Hydro One’s Power Play initiative. Hydro One’s contribution will be used towards a multi-purpose court in the park. The official opening of the completed project will take place on July 4th 2009.
SPA raised over $120,000 from village residents, corporate sponsers, CoKL and a variety of foundations to replace and refurbish the playground at Sturgeon Point.
On hand for the donation are, from left to right:  Jill Hunt, Greg Taylor, Jack Steele of Hydro One, Tom Anders, Lynne Manning, Maureen McKellar, CoKL Councillor Pete Cziraky, and Bob Barrett.