Trees will return to the area beside the Long Sault Bridge in Grenville.

On May 2, Grenville village council approved purchasing 43 new trees at a cost of more than $60,000. Many of the trees will be planted in the area beside the bridge.

In 2021, many of the ash trees beside the bridge approach were cut down because they were dead or dying. 

Skate park 

On May 2, Grenville council confirmed that the village’s new skateboard park will be located beside the library and youth centre building at Parc Normand Woodbury. Council has also approved constructing a concrete slab for the site at a cost of $16,970 including taxes. 

Charging station 

Electric vehicle drivers in Grenville will soon have easier access to a place to charge their batteries. The village is hoping to receive a subsidy from Hydro-Québec to install two electric vehicle charging stations beside the municipal building. 

Celebrate good times, come on! 

After two years without, two popular community events in Grenville are returning this summer.

The Fête Nationale/St-Jean-Baptiste celebration on June 24 is being organized by a committee led by Councillor Roger Lalonde. Meanwhile, the Festival d’été summer festival is returning from August 19 to 21. Councillor Peter Dopelhamer is chairing the planning committee. 

“We’ll have a big weekend of activities,” Dopelhamer said. 

Those activities include country music night and a dance. 

Fire agreement 

Mayor Pierre Thauvette commented that the village of Grenville and the Town of Hawkesbury recently established a mutual aid agreement for fire emergency calls. Hawkesbury council had ratified the agreement on April 25.  

“It’s good news to have the agreement with Hawkesbury,” Thauvette said.