Nipissing-Veuve River Snowmobile Club Pickerel Fish Fry
on August 20th, 2016 between 12:00 NOON and 8:00 pm at the Rod and Gun Club on Casimir Road in St Charles.
Along with freshly fried fish, those who attend will be treated to a live performance from the band Country Pick
Tickets will cost $16 at the door, or you can buy tickets for $14 in advance. For tickets or info, please call 708 853-4756 or 705 698-4488
Everyone is welcome
fire ban has been lifted!!
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On November 18th, 2015, Council for the Corporation of the Municipality of St.-Charles released the following press release regarding a complaint filed through the “Respect in the Workplace” Policy. To read the press release, Click here
MUNICIPALITY OF ST.-CHARLES
Ontario Provincial Police
Police provinciale de l'Ontario
Ontario has some of the stiffest penalties in Canada for drivers who choose to use their hand-held cell phones, other electronic communications / entertainment devices or engage in other activity that distracts them while driving. Multi-tasking has no place behind the wheel There are many forms of distracted driving that are illegal, dangerous and account for preventable deaths on Ontario roads every year. Talking on a cell phone, texting, reading a device screen, watching videos or movies, eating/drinking, personal grooming, adjusting the GPS/radio/CD player, playing extremely loud music and tending to kids in the back seat all qualify as distracted driving.
Even talking to passengers and driving while fatigued (mentally and/or physically) are considered forms of distracted driving.
Consequences of a distracted driving conviction include:
- A fine of $400, plus a victim surcharge and court fee, for a total of
$490 if settled out of court
- A fine of up to $1,000 if you receive a summons or fight your ticket
- Three demerit points on your driving record
You can also be charged with careless driving if you endanger others by being distracted behind the wheel, which includes using both hand-held and hands-free devices. If convicted, you will automatically receive:
- Six demerit points
- Fines up to $2,000 and/or
- A jail term of six months
- Up to two-year licence suspension
You can even be charged with dangerous driving (a criminal offence), with jail terms of up to five years.
Penalties for novice drivers if convicted of distracted driving, a novice driver (subject to the Graduated Licensing program) will be subject to escalating sanctions:
- The first occurrence will result in a 30-day licence suspension
- The second occurrence will result in 90-day licence suspension
- A licence cancellation and removal from the Graduated Licensing System for a third occurrence.
If you see a distracted driver who is endangering the lives of other road users, call 911 and report them to police.
For more information check out this interesting video on distracted driving on our YouTube<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O_PWgMugzE> channel.
For more information about Distracted Driving, visit the Ministry of Transportation Ontario website Distracted Driving in Ontario<http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/distracted-driving.shtml>.
Constable André Bisson
Ontario Provincial Police
Marine and Traffic Management
Blue Sky Net, along with other similar organizations throughout Northern Ontario have teamed up to create a broadband information portal called Connectednorth.ca. One important function of the site is to collect information about service levels from Northern Ontarians directly. This information is used to set priorities for service improvements and to provide funding agencies with real-time data.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!! In an ongoing effort to demonstrate the need for improved internet access we need to hear from those affected… That’s you!
Filling out our Internet Access Survey and conducting a Speed Test at Connectednorth.ca provides Blue Sky Net with valuable data to be used to show the demand for improved services in your area!
While you’re there please browse the site and all its valuable internet related information!
CLICK HERE TO VIEW PROGRAMS OFFERED BY THE SUDBURY EAST COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SCHEDULE
Committee of the whole meeting Wednesday June 1st at 7:00pm in Council Chambers.
Regular meeting of Council Wednesday June 15th at 7:00pm in Council Chambers.
Special Budget meeting Wednesday June 22nd at 6:00pm in Council Chambers
To view current schedules, agendas and minutes please visit the civicweb portal by clicking HERE
Internet Service Questions?
We can answer them at www.connectednorth.ca
Many residents throughout rural Canada have limited access to affordable high speed internet. This is mainly because the investment needed to install and operate state of the art internet services is expensive, and there is uncertainty in rural markets’ ability to return that investment.
Over the past 3 years, Blue Sky Net in partnership with FedNor and area Internet Service Providers have created a visual database of all of Northern Ontario including the areas that lack sufficient High Speed access.
“Every ISP that operates in Northern Ontario has contributed coverage information to our BAIMAP Project” says Susan Church, Executive Director of Blue Sky Net of their ongoing Broadband mapping project. “It’s quite clear that there is a divide between the more urban communities and those that are more dispersed when it comes to access to higher capacity internet services. What we want to do now is determine the demand for service improvements.”
Blue Sky Net based in North Bay along with similar organizations in the Muskokas, Timmins, Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay have created an online broadband information portal called Connectednorth.ca. One of the many features of the portal includes a high speed service availability checker where visitors can search their street address to see what ISP delivers connectivity to their cottage, home or office.
“We’ve been working in broadband development for over a decade now and we recognize that there is a constant trend to demand higher capacities and speeds and we have no reason to believe that this demand will stop. The ISPs we work with realize this but are challenged by the costs to bring these services to market. A real focal point of Connectednorth.ca is to not only provide visitors with useful service-related information, but we also need visitors to participate in building a better internet for Northerners.”
Connectednorth.ca hosts an internet speed test to measure how visitor’s internet service is performing, in real time. Test results (not personal information) will be captured and shared with those who can make a difference – Internet Service Providers.
Also, visitors are encouraged to take a short Internet Access Survey. The responses to this will be linked to speed test results to get a more complete picture of a visitor’s internet usage and their desire to obtain a better connection.
“It is a bit of an experiment” says Church. “We’ve taken a cue from other campaigns that use crowd-sourced information to affect change. This is an opportunity for local residents to speak directly to the ISPs who can make investments based on these priorities.
For more, visit www.connectednorth.ca
Statement from Premier and Francophone Affairs Minister on Franco-Ontarian Day
Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, and Madeleine Meilleur, Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs, released the following statement today:
"We are pleased to recognize the enormous contribution of the Francophone community to Ontario as we celebrate the sixth annual Franco-Ontarian Day.
In 2010, the Ontario legislature unanimously adopted September 25 as the official day to recognize the many accomplishments of Franco-Ontarians. This year's Franco-Ontarian Day holds particular significance, as we take part in the province-wide commemoration marking 400 years of French presence in Ontario. All Ontarians, Canadians and people from around the world are invited to take part in this milestone by joining one of the hundreds of flag-raising activities taking place today across our province.
We also invite them to commemorate another important anniversary. The Franco-Ontarian flag is 40 years old today. The original flag, created by Gaétan Gervais and Michel Dupuis in 1975 at University of Sudbury, quickly became the emblem of Franco-Ontarian identity, symbolizing its strength and vibrancy. Today that flag is being unfurled in its birthplace of Sudbury in celebration of Ontario's Francophonie.
Ontario is home to nearly 612,000 Francophones -- the largest population in Canada outside of Québec. This community, more than ever, is a key player in the Canadian landscape and on the world stage. Artists, legislators, academics and athletes are building on the strengths of an already rich and vital culture, and we are proud of the role that they play in promoting the province and the Francophone community well beyond our borders.
We are also immensely proud of our efforts here in Ontario to build a diverse community and honour our roots in order to ensure a prosperous future for our province.
We want to thank all Franco-Ontarians and Francophiles for their contribution in making Ontario such a vibrant and diverse place to live -- today and every day."
COMMUNITY POLICING ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CPAC)
OFFICIAL LAUNCH - NEWS
(FRENCH RIVER-MARKSTAY WARREN-KILLARNEY-ST-CHARLES, ON)
Left to Right:Mayor Paul Schoppmann, St. CharlesMayor Claude Bouffard, French RiverProvincial Constable André Bisson, OPPMayor Ginny Rook, KillarneyActing Staff Sgt Donald Lawson, OPPCouncillor Ned Whynott, Markstay-Warren
Attention New Drivers
Driving Test now offers a free G1 practice test available on its website. The practice test can be found by following the link G1 Practice Test
Attention: New Municipal Donations Policy
To view please click on the image below.
Back Road Map Books and Topographic Maps Now Available at the Municipal Office.
Maps also show crown land boundaries.
Contact the Municipal Office for more information or to place an order.
Start a company, launch your future.
Is there a vintage clothing store or main street coffee shop in your future? Perhaps a social media development company or renovation business? If you’ve got a great idea for a business — and the entrepreneurial drive to see it through — Starter Company is here to help you start your company.
Up to $5,000 in funding, and mentorship
Starter Company is an Ontario government program that provides young people with the resources and knowledge they need to start and grow their own business.
As a Starter Company entrepreneur, you get:
- One-on-one guidance from a Small Business Enterprise Centre advisor
- Mentoring with a local successful entrepreneur
- Access to business workshops on topics ranging from writing a business plan and budgeting, to executing a marketing campaign, and you may also receive up to $5,000
How to Apply
You can apply to the Starter Company program if you’re an Ontario resident aged 18 to 29 and not attending school full time. To qualify for funding of up to $5,000, you need to be able to contribute at least 25 per cent (in cash or in kind) of the grant amount.
Participants must apply before the following dates to qualify for the next program intake:
- December 31st 2014
- April 1st 2015
- July 1st 2015
- September 30th 2015
- December 30th 2015
Small Business Consultant
705-674-4455 ext. 4636
Click Here For Program Guide
Also visit the Ontario Provincial Police section of our website by Clicking Here
On Tuesday June 17th 2014 the Municipality recognized the great contributions of some of our local seniors.
The recipients were:
The Municipality would like to thank all the recipients for their contributions.
If you would like to know more about the contributions made by these residents please visit our Facebook page here.
Also check out the July Municipal newsletter
The Municipality of St.-Charles would Like to Acknowledge the support of Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund for renovations to the St.-Charles Community Centre.
Please be advised that the following important “Note to Property Owners” regarding a person or persons placing phone calls to property owners claiming to represent MPAC, has been posted on MPAC’s web site at www.mpac.ca for you and your property taxpayer’s information. Although most of the calls have been reported in the GTA, I felt it was important to advise you of this activity in case you are contacted by a resident.
NOTE TO PROPERTY OWNERS
MPAC has become aware that a person or persons is placing phone calls to property owners claiming to represent MPAC and asking for personal information. MPAC has reported these incidents to the Ontario Provincial Police.
MPAC does not make calls to collect personal information. If you receive a phone call from anyone claiming to represent MPAC and requesting personal information, please do not provide it. If you have any questions or receive such calls, please call MPAC’s Customer Contact Centre at 1 877 635 6722.
Young accordion player selected to represent Canada
To read the article in the Ontario Farmer click on the link below http://www.ontariofarmer.com/sitepages/?aid=8045&cn=QUICKLINKS&an=Young%20accordion%20player%20selected%20to%20represent%20Canada
TAKE A HIKE
IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD
MASHKINONJE PROVINCIAL PARK ON HIGHWAY 64 BETWEEN MONETVILLE & LAVIGNE
SUPERB TRAILS – FROM EASY TO DIFFICULT ARE PROVIDED BY COMMUNITY PARTNERS
BARRIER-FREE TRAIL AT THE LOUDON TRAILHEAD
VISIT THE LOUDON TRAIL LOOKOUT TOWER
ROAD AND WATER ACCESS (WEST ARM)
For trail map information please contact: The French River Visitors Centre at
(705) 857-1630 or
the Friends of Killarney Park website.
Visit us at www.mashkinonje.com
Please see attached flyer
FISA ROWING TOUR VIDEO
For further information on the NEW Helmet Use Policy click here
st.-charles fitness centre
Come check out the amazing individual, family, and senior specials
Only $30.00 for a 1-month membership !!