Saturday, May 11th, 2019
Over the next few days, you may hear or see James Linn hard at work on school grounds. Why? As you longtime residents of the community probably know, CBESS competes with Riondel in terms of Fire Services prioritization. (I am learning so much!). I was told that if a fire was happening in Riondel at the same time as one was at CBESS, Riondel would be addressed first because those residents pay taxes to support the Fire Station emergency services. James is a volunteer Fire Services worker. He walked around the school with me last week to point out areas of dead or risky wood that should be cut down and removed, particularly around the propane tanks and the forest space where the children play. This is preventative fire risk management. With this in mind, I asked Superintendent Christine Perkins for the funds to cover the costs involved in cutting down all this wood. She readily agreed.
With the Toronto exchange students arriving in Crawford Bay this coming Monday, we have been thinking of a suitable Betterment Project they can engage in with their CBay counterparts. The photo shows where we plan to plant ten maple trees. The Betterment Project will be to help dig the holes for these trees, as well as to gather the dead wood James has cut. This effort will be greatly appreciated by students and staff for years to come!