Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Montague Roundup

It's been a while since anything happened in Montague Township... well, at least as far as the blog is concerned. Here's a quick roundup of news and views and things to discuss:
  • The Fire Department : First, I happened upon the scene of the recent serious accident on Roger Stevens Drive on my way home the other night. I arrived shortly after the accident and before any emergency vehicles were on site. I don't know how long it was after the 911 call that our Volunteer Fire Department arrived. The fire truck arrived after one ambulance but before a second; the OPP were some minutes behind the other services. Our firemen went straight to work to free the trapped driver; they looked highly organized, efficient, calm and professional. Everything happened as quickly and smoothly as possible and in the right order of priority. Much has been said and written, but as this is my first eye-witness experience I would like to say I was very impressed.
  • Firearms Safety : This issue came up at council and various options were being discussed in terms of the bylaw governing discharge of firearms near residences. What do you think? Where should the balance between safety concerns and traditional rural lifestyle be struck? Are there areas that should be off-limits for firearms?
  • Volunteer Boards & Committees : Lots of you had a lot to say here in November - who's interested in serving the township now? Council has been short of applicants for several committees. Check the township website for more on this.
  • Transit for Lanark? : Check out for a group looking to develop transit solutions for Lanark County, and between the County and Ottawa.

If you Montague readers haven't drifted away, then ignite the comment thread :)