238 239 It’s a major accomplishment that will put Queens and Liverpool on the world map.We’re looking forward to filling all the hotels in the area during that event, which we’re able to host because we have such a huge volunteer base.” The Region has awarded a contract to Upland Consulting at a cost of $130,000 for a complete overhaul of the Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use Bylaw. “We’ve had the current strategy in place for nine years,” says Dagley, “and it’s time for a review.We’re looking forward to our staff working with the consultant and it will have a large component of public input. Hopefully, it will address the needs for another nine years, as to where we want to develop and to what extent. We’re working on all our infrastructure in the Re- gion of Queens and looking to improve the qual- ity of life.We have houses that are selling here, people that are coming here, and jobs that are being filled.We’re looking forward to continuing to grow our population and our economy.” REGION OF QUEENS MUNICIPALITY, WORLD’S FIRST WASTEWATER PUMPING SYSTEM WITH INTEGRATED INTELLIGENCE One powerful solution. Unlimited possibilities. www.xylem.com PREFERRED VENDORS n Xylem www.xylem.com n Aqualitas www.aqualitas.ca Proud to make our home in the Region of Queens Municipality. www.aqualitas.ca sold last year, the developer has foundations in place for apartment buildings. Kent Fields Estates have said they will build more apartments as those are rented. Given the number of employees coming to work at companies in Queens, those accommodations are much needed. Other amenities and services offered by the municipality include a second generation land- fill with source separation of recyclables and a separate organic waste collection. The Liverpool area is served by a state-of-the-art water treat- ment facility, and a wastewater treatment facility. Caledonia area also has a wastewater treatment facility. The local Queens General Hospital is an acute care community hospital with a 22-bed combined Medical and Surgical Unit, as well as a Day Surgery Unit and an integrated Collaborative Care Centre. The North Queens Medical Centre in Caledonia provides accessible primary care ser- vices in North Queens and surrounding areas. On the recreation front, a bevy of local trails and parks exist in Queens County, and Queens Place Emera Centre boasts a fitness centre, an indoor 2-lane oval track for walking or jogging, an NHL-size arena capable of playing host to a diverse choice of on-ice activities, concerts, trade shows, conventions, and more. On the adjacent property exists a modern skateboard park, bike trail, an outdoor walking trail, and basketball courts. The Mayor shares some exciting news: “We’ve secured the World Junior Curling event for Feb 17-24, 2019 at Queens Place Emera Centre.