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Local Youth Film Festival Offers $1000 Grand Prize!

Local Youth Film Festival Offers $1000 Grand Prize!
Brockville – MyView Youth Film Festival is back for its 6th year thanks to new sponsors!  Kemptville’s own McGahey Insurance and Grenville Mutual have teamed up to provide the $1000 Grand Prize for 2019.  This creative contest is open to all youth ages 10-24 in Eastern Ontario (see www.myviewfilmfest.ca for list of eligible counties). Young people are encouraged to pick up their phones or cameras and make... Read More

ONTARIO CELEBRATES GREAT OUTDOORS WITH FREE FAMILY DAY FISHING

ONTARIO CELEBRATES GREAT OUTDOORS WITH FREE FAMILY DAY FISHING
BROCKVILLE – Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark is inviting families to participate in free fishing on the Family Day weekend. From February 16 to 18, Canadian residents of all ages can enjoy fishing in Ontario without having to purchase a licence, said Clark. “Nowhere in Ontario is there a better place to get out and discover the joys... Read More

SNC’s Geocaching Passports Prove to be Popular

SNC’s Geocaching Passports Prove to be Popular
South Nation Conservation’s (SNC) Geopassport Series has guided thousands of users on real-life and high-tech treasure hunts across various portions of its 4,384 square-kilometer jurisdiction in Eastern Ontario. Geocaching is a year-round outdoor recreational activity; the basic idea is to use a GPS device or smartphone to locate specific sets of coordinates in search of hidden boxes called geocaches, which... Read More

POLICE – COMMUNITY HELP DIVERT 43 ‘MODERN DAY SLAVES’

POLICE – COMMUNITY HELP DIVERT 43 ‘MODERN DAY SLAVES’
Details of Victim-centred Labour Human Trafficking Investigation BARRIE – Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Barrie Police Service, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and community-based agencies have released more details of a labour human trafficking investigation with connections to central and eastern Ontario. Since 2018, police began investigating information that suggested Mexican-born workers were being trafficked and/or defrauded by a cleaning company based in... Read More

Local maple syrup producers honoured at Lanark & District annual event

Local maple syrup producers honoured at Lanark & District annual event
Maple syrup producers in the Lanark & District area gathered at the Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church in Perth on Saturday, January 26, for the Lanark & District Maple Syrup Producers’ Association’s (LDMSPA) Information Day and Annual General Meeting. This annual event celebrates the accomplishments of member producers in the industry. This year’s event attracted more than 80 participants interested in... Read More

Winter storm watch in effect for our region!

Winter storm watch in effect for our region!
A Winter storm watch in effect for our entire region starting on Tuesday and continuing into Wednesday. Snowfall amounts of 25 to 35 cm and blowing snow Tuesday into Wednesday. Snow will begin Tuesday morning. Strong easterly winds gusting up to 70 km/h will cause reduced visibilities in blowing snow. Total snowfall amounts of 25 to 35 cm are likely... Read More