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Boater Info Twitter Accounts
Subject: 2017 View Document

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Title: Boater Info Twitter Accounts
Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Summary: Rideau Canal: @RideauBoatInfo, @RideauInfoNav INFORMATION As a direct result of the upcoming 2017 Canada 150 celebrations and the associated free lockage, significantly higher than normal boat traffic is anticipated on Ontario Waterways for the 2017 Navigation Season. The provision of the marine industries information to boaters is required. The goal of these accounts is to provide timely and on the fly information about wait times, mooring availability, and other event/community based info from our 42 locks and 12 swing bridges on the Trent-Severn Waterway, and 29 lockstations and 14 swing bridges on the Rideau Canal. This information will be useful for our boaters, marinas, and other external partners. Accounts will be monitored and maintained during hours of operation (see website for hours).
Port of Johnstown announces 2nd Annual Port Day on June 10, 2017
Subject: 2017 View Document

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Title: Port of Johnstown announces 2nd Annual Port Day on June 10, 2017
Date: Friday, May 19, 2017
Summary: The Port of Johnstown will hold its 2nd Annual Port Day on Saturday, June 10, 2017 with a host of public activities to celebrate marine shipping’s important contribution to sustainable economic development in Eastern Ontario.
Real Time Boater Information
Subject: 2017 View Document

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Title: Real Time Boater Information
Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Summary: Twitter updates on lockstation wait times, mooring availability, and navigation safety information.
Rideau Canal and Trent Severn Waterway 2017 Navigation Season start delayed until May 26, 2017
Subject: 2017 View Document

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Title: Rideau Canal and Trent Severn Waterway 2017 Navigation Season start delayed until May 26, 2017
Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Summary: High water levels and flows caused by extreme amounts of precipitation have resulted in unsafe boating conditions across both waterways. For safety reasons, Parks Canada has delayed the start of the 2017 navigation season for the Rideau Canal and the Trent Severn Waterway by one week to Friday May 26, 2017.
European boating operator moves N.A. headquarters to Smiths Falls, Ontario
Subject: 2017 View Document

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Title: European boating operator moves N.A. headquarters to Smiths Falls, Ontario
Date: Friday, May 12, 2017
Summary: European boating operator moves N.A. headquarters to Smiths Falls, Ontario TORONTO – May 12, 2017 – Le Boat, Europe’s largest operator of self-drive boating vacations, has officially signed the lease for its first North American base of operations in Smiths Falls, Ontario. Scheduled to open on Ontario’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Rideau Canal in 2018, the European boating company is also moving its North American headquarters from Clearwater, Florida, to the picturesque province. The $16 million investment in the "Heart of the Rideau Canal" is expected to attract thousands of vacationers of all ages from the U.S., Canada, Germany, France, and many other locations around the world. It will open with a fleet of 16 state-of-the-art Horizon cruisers offering a high level of comfort with large forward staterooms, roomy top-deck areas and, diverse amenities. According to Le Boat’s projections for the next five years, the company will expand this fleet to at least 32 cruises by the end of 2023.
Fulford Place selected to be part of the 1000 Islands and Rideau Canal Garden Trail
Subject: 2017 View Document

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Title: Fulford Place selected to be part of the 1000 Islands and Rideau Canal Garden Trail
Date: Friday, May 12, 2017
Summary: The 1000 Islands and Rideau Canal Garden Trail is entering its third year and adds Fulford Place National Historic Site to its line-up. The Garden Trail links private and public gardens and garden centre displays throughout Leeds Grenville. This year, Fulford Place National Historic Site and its Olmsted Gardens have officially become part of trail.
Fulford Place selected to be part of the 1000 Islands and Rideau Canal Garden Trail
Subject: 2017 View Document

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Title: Fulford Place selected to be part of the 1000 Islands and Rideau Canal Garden Trail
Date: Friday, May 12, 2017
Summary: The 1000 Islands and Rideau Canal Garden Trail is entering its third year and adds Fulford Place National Historic Site to its line-up. The Garden Trail links private and public gardens and garden centre displays throughout Leeds Grenville. This year, Fulford Place National Historic Site and its Olmsted Gardens have officially become part of trail.
Le Boat’s North American Headquarters Comes to the Rideau Canal
Subject: 2017 View Document

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Title: Le Boat’s North American Headquarters Comes to the Rideau Canal
Date: Friday, May 12, 2017
Summary: The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville is excited Le Boat has confirmed its first North American cruise base location and the relocation of its Clearwater, Florida headquarters to Smiths Falls, ON.
Media Release - April, 2017
Subject: 2017 View Document

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Title: Media Release - April, 2017
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Summary: The highlights of regular United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Council meeting held on April 20th, and Committee of the Whole meetings held earlier in the month, are: Speed reduction during storms, Centralized Fire Dispatch agreement signed, Council is setting strategic priorities, Paved shoulders could be an option, Three year CUPE contract signed, New Director of Public Works, Rideau Heritage funding, Leeds Grenville Small Business funding, and Invasive grass issue under review.
Media Release - March 24, 2017
Subject: 2017 View Document

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Title: Media Release - March 24, 2017
Date: Friday, March 24, 2017
Summary: The highlights of the regular United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Council meeting and Committee of the Whole meetings during the month of March are: Swift response praised in Highway 401 crash and chemical spill, Counties Council to ask Ministry if ED-19 certificate is still valid, Rideau Corridor Landscape Strategy receives funding, and Municipal Cardboard Boat Challenge.
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