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ATTENTION DRIVERS: SCHOOL IS BACK ON, TURN CELL PHONES OFF – OPP

ATTENTION DRIVERS: SCHOOL IS BACK ON, TURN CELL PHONES OFF – OPP
OPP Conducts Distracted Driving Campaign (Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2018) Orillia – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has investigated 5,619 collisions that involved an inattentive driver so far this year. Tragically, 31 people lost their lives in the collisions and 1,051 of the incidents left people with injuries. Inattentive drivers continue to pose a serious threat to road users and are... Read More

Brockville Police Reports – August 31, 2018

Brockville Police Reports – August 31, 2018
Brockville – Police reports from the Brockville Police Service from August 29 to 30, 2018. Distracted Driving: This long weekend officers will be joining their provincial counterparts and will pay special attention to distracted drivers during their long weekend safety blitz targeting distracted driving. Ontario data on collisions from 2013 show: one person is injured in a distracted-driving collision every... Read More

BGH opens new parking lot September 3rd

BGH opens new parking lot September 3rd
Brockville – Brockville General Hospital marks a major milestone on Monday, September 3rd with the opening of the new north parking lot. Earlier this summer, staff and visitor parking has seen many adjustments to make way for a new 5-storey patient tower. The new patient tower will be constructed in the former parking lots, located east of the current hospital... Read More

Putting the HEART into BROCKVILLE and Surrounding TOWNSHIPS September 9th

Putting the HEART into BROCKVILLE and Surrounding TOWNSHIPS September 9th
Brockville – Come and join us on Sunday, September 9th for a day of Inspirations from the best of Brockville and the surrounding townships at the Putting the HEART into BROCKVILLE and Surrounding TOWNSHIPS. The event runs from 10am – 4pm at the Brockville Country Club. Entry is by donation for our 2 wonderful community charities. Includes all the classes... Read More

Annual Labour Day Celebration Being Held in Brockville September 3rd

Annual Labour Day Celebration Being Held in Brockville September 3rd
Brockville – The annual Brockville Labour Day Celebration is being held on Labour Day Monday, September 3rd at Hardy Park. It runs from 11 AM – 2 PM and will see a free BBQ lunch, music from a local band, and free children activities. The event is hosted by the Leeds and Grenville Labour Council. For more information, please visit:... Read More

OPP Recruitment To Host Women’s Symposium

OPP Recruitment To Host Women’s Symposium
Ottawa – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Uniform Recruitment Unit is hiring frontline Police Constables. To attract the most competitive and diverse applicants, East Region Uniform Recruiters will host a one-day policing symposium on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 at La Cité collégiale in Ottawa. The focus of this event is on WOMEN. This event will include an overview of the... Read More

OPP: Drive Safe This September Long Weekend

OPP: Drive Safe This September Long Weekend
Leeds County – With the long weekend and good weather ahead members of your local OPP detachment encourage drivers to stay alert and make wise choices while travelling. Drive Safe – aggressive driving habits such as speeding, following to close or unsafe passing can lead to tragedy on our highways. Buckle Up – it’s a proven fact “seatbelts save lives”,... Read More

Statement by Education Minister on EQAO Results

Statement by Education Minister on EQAO Results
On Thursday, Education Minister, the Honourable Lisa Thompson, issued the following statement on the provincial EQAO results: “The EQAO assessment results released today prove once again that we must do better with respect to students’ math performance in Ontario. For the last five years, we have seen an overall decline in EQAO math scores. Half of Ontario’s Grade 6 students... Read More

Gananoque Fire Service administered Narcan to patient who was experiencing overdose related symptoms

Gananoque Fire Service administered Narcan to patient who was experiencing overdose related symptoms
Gananoque – On August 29, 2018 The Gananoque Fire Service and Gananoque Police Service attended a medical call to assist Emergency Medical Services with patient who was experiencing overdose related symptoms. Upon responding The Gananoque Fire Service successfully administered Narcan to the unconscious and unresponsive patient. The male become alert and was transported to Kingston General Hospital for further medical... Read More

Joe Baptista launches his re-election campaign in TLTI

Joe Baptista launches his re-election campaign in TLTI
Danny Roantree chauffeured a busload of lively supporters from the north end of the Township. – Submitted Photo Rockport – Rural municipal campaigns across Eastern Ontario are gearing up. Joe Baptista, who wants to be Mayor of the Township of Leeds & 1000 Islands again, rolled out his re-election platform yesterday.  About 130 campaign volunteers gathered at the Rockport Barn,... Read More