Column: December 7, 2017

Closing of the West Carleton-Review

I was very disappointed to hear that the West Carleton-Review will be closing down in January 2018. During my time in office, I’ve heard time and again from residents that our local newspaper was one of the best ways to keep informed on local news and community happenings. It’s this type of local flavour that matters most to Ward 5 residents, and it’s unfortunate it’s coming to an end.

My weekly column in the West Carleton-Review has been one of my most effective communication tools. Its purpose has always been to have you, the reader, stay informed on the latest ward and city news, and keep you engaged and involved. I will be continuing my weekly column after the paper closes, but how I distribute it to ensure maximum coverage remains to be finalized.

I know there is a segment of the West Carleton community that appreciates having the physical paper delivered to their home every week and, for some, the move to a digital/internet format may be an issue. I will be working with my staff in the coming weeks to come up with a strategy on how to keep everyone informed. Stay tuned to a future column in the next couple of weeks, as I will be providing my communications game plan going forward.

To the staff of the West Carleton-Review, I would like extend my sincere thanks for all of the work and help you’ve provided to my staff and I over the years. Thank you also for the diligent reporting you have done every week to promote Ward 5.

Congratulations to Julie & Cindy Delahunt

The Senate of Canada is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its first sitting by awarding commemorative medals. In a ceremony held last week, medals were awarded to Canadians actively involved in their communities who, through generosity, dedication, volunteerism and hard work, make their communities a better place to live. Congratulations to Julie and Cindy Delahunt, owners of Dunrobin Meat & Grocery, who were awarded medals by Senator Vern White.  

Reminder: West Carleton-March Food Drive

My Christmas food drive for the West Carleton Food Access Centre (WCFAC) is ongoing! Drop off non-perishable food to my ward office (5670 Carp Road) Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Collection continues until December 22. Please, no expired products.