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Veteran Ottawa politician new South Nation Chairman

Long-time municipal politician, Doug Thompson, is the new chairman of South Nation Conservation (SNC). The term is for two years. Thompson pledged to work to the best of his abilities to ensure "our organization continues to meet the goals we all aspire to attain." His nomination was uncontested during an SNC Board of Directors meeting February 19. Also uncontested was La Nation Mayor, Francois St. Amour, as vice-chair. Bill Smirle moves into the immediate past chair position, rounding out the executive. Read more

SNC parks welcome visitors throughout the winter

With a blanket of snow covering the Eastern Ontario countryside, many outdoor recreational sites come to a standstill while awaiting the arrival of spring and summer. But not the network of South Nation Conservation parks that remain open to various winter activities, several of them offering groomed trails. Winter grooming takes place at the following locations: Two Creeks near Iroquois; Robert Graham Trail near Glen Stewart; Warwick Forest near Berwick; and J. Henry Tweed and W.E. Burton at Russell. Read more

Full Township of Alfred and Plantagenet Joins South Nation Conservation Jurisdiction

At the request of the Township of Alfred and Plantagenet, South Nation Conservation has expanded its 4200 square-km jurisdiction to include the entire Township, within SNC boundaries. Prior to the municipal vote and approval by the SNC board, about two-thirds of the Township was already within SNC boundaries, now the final one third adjacent to the Ottawa River, has been included. Read more

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