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A Historic First: Canada’s Remembrance Day Poppy Goes Digital

A Historic First: Canada’s Remembrance Day Poppy Goes Digital
Justin Bieber, Margaret Atwood, Don Cherry, Sandra Oh, Joannie Rochette, and others join the Royal Canadian Legion in introducing Canada’s new lapel Poppy partner: the “Digital Poppy” OTTAWA – The Royal Canadian Legion’s Remembrance Day Poppy just became digital today, for an online fundraising campaign that is the first of its kind in the world. To complement the traditional lapel Poppy, a new “Digital Poppy” will be... Read More

21 Canadian organizations awarded Funding to support Canadian Veterans and their families

21 Canadian organizations awarded Funding to support Canadian Veterans and their families
Veterans Affairs Canada announced the organizations who will receive Funding through the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund to tackle Veterans’ issues MONTREAL – Research and innovation are vital to continually improving the well-being of Veterans and their families. The Government of Canada created the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund to support the creation of innovative services, supports and projects to help Veterans to... Read More

Former Ottawa teacher charged with sex-related offences

Former Ottawa teacher charged with sex-related offences
Ottawa — Last week, the Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Section charged a Morrisburg man following an investigation into allegations that he inappropriately touched a male student. The incident occurred when the man was in the course of his duties as an Ottawa teacher in the late 70s, while employed by the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. On... Read More

Traffic Stops Lead to Numerous Arrests

Traffic Stops Lead to Numerous Arrests
Grenville County – On October 16, 2018, just after midnight, the Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police(OPP) were conducting a RIDE check on the 401 off ramp at Prescott. One of the vehicles they stopped had occupants in contravention of numerous criminal offences. The driver and 2 occupants were arrested and transported to the Prescott OPP Detachment. James Barkley, age 39, of... Read More

First Poppy presented to Canada’s Governor-General

First Poppy presented to Canada’s Governor-General
First digital poppy also unveiled as part of 2018 National Poppy Campaign OTTAWA – Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, received the symbolic First Poppy from The Royal Canadian Legion’s Dominion President, Thomas D. Irvine, CD, in Ottawa today. As the Viceregal Patron of The Royal Canadian Legion, Ms. Payette accepted the red poppy and pinned additional poppies... Read More

Honour and remember Canada’s Veterans through the Legion’s Virtual Wall of Honour and Remembrance

Honour and remember Canada’s Veterans through the Legion’s Virtual Wall of Honour and Remembrance
Ottawa – On November 11, the country honours its deceased Veterans in an outdoor display of their photos, projected near the National War Memorial, before the start of the Remembrance Day Ceremony. Anyone is welcome to send a photo of a fallen Canadian Veteran they would like to see in this act of Remembrance. Submit a photo to the Virtual... Read More

OPP Announces Multi-Agency Youth Community Partnerships

OPP Announces Multi-Agency Youth Community Partnerships
Leeds and Grenville –  A coalition of Local Community Youth Agencies has been formed to establish a multi-agency approach to the recent troubling incidents involving young persons in Brockville and the surrounding community in recent weeks. The first meeting was held Thursday October 23, at the Front Avenue Resource Centre, in Brockville. Representatives included: The Brockville Police Services, Leeds and Grenville detachments of the Ontario... Read More

Ontario Government Connecting People with Addictions to Treatment and Rehabilitation

Ontario Government Connecting People with Addictions to Treatment and Rehabilitation
TORONTO – Ontario’s Government for the People is planning to provide those who are struggling with opioid and other drug addictions the first steps towards treatment through new wraparound health and social services beginning in January 2019. “Ontario’s Government for the People is moving forward with a new, enhanced approach to treatment services,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister... Read More