The village of Grenville is buying the bay. 

On April 4, council agreed to proceed with purchasing two small parcels of land beside Grenville Bay and the Ottawa River, for inclusion in municipal parkland. The land is presently owned by Hydro-Québec, because the area was flooded following the construction of the Carillon Dam. The utility is interested in divesting some of its vacant land along the river.

The parcel beside the bay will cost approximately $5,000 and a small parcel beside the parking area on rue Canal Sud fronting the Ottawa River will cost approximately $6,000. 

Canal construction will continue this spring

Restoration of the Grenville Canal walls will continue this spring. 

On April 4, village council approved another protocol to continue the agreement with the Québec government for the $2,500,000 it agreed to provide in 2020 for the work. 

Due to the construction on the canal, the boat ramp beside the pier on rue Canal Nord will be closed for an unspecified period during the 2022 boating season. As a result of the closure, the village is providing boat ramp permits for free this year. However, permits are still required and can be obtained at the village office or at the boat ramp site during the weekends. 

Paths and parks to receive upgrades

On April 4, Grenville village council accepted a tender submission from Equiparc to provide picnic tables for a new section of recreational path. Director General Alain Léveillé said the cost for the materials is approximately $60,000. 

A tender was also accepted by council on April 4 for ramps at a proposed new skateboarding park in Grenville. According to Léveillé, the cost of the project will be approximately $100,000. 

Construction work to repair the walls of the Grenville Canal will continue this spring and summer. Photo: James Morgan