……………………..HEAT WARNING continues for our entire region for today. A period of hot weather continues. Daytime high temperatures in excess of 30 degrees Celsius, with humidex values in the high thirties to low forties, are expected. Overnight lows near 20 degrees Celsius are also expected through this period, providing little relief from the heat. A slightly cooler airmass may move into the area this weekend, however there is considerable uncertainty. A few areas towards eastern Ontario are likely to experience extreme heat and high humidex values on Saturday as well………………………………………………..    
January 14, 2020 – HomeTown TV12
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Texting While Driving A Costly Lesson for Carleton Place School Bus Driver

Texting While Driving A Costly Lesson for Carleton Place School Bus Driver
Carleton Place – A school bus driver in Carleton Place sent a very expensive text earlier today.  OPP East shared the incident via Twitter this morning. Spotted texting behind the wheel earned the driver a distracted driving fine of $615.00, 3 points, and a 3-day license suspension. Thankfully no students were on board at the time.   Read More

Record Rain Causes High Water Levels, Fast Flows, and Unstable Ice Throughout Rideau Watershed

Record Rain Causes High Water Levels, Fast Flows, and Unstable Ice Throughout Rideau Watershed
Manotick – With high water levels and fast flows all across the Rideau Valley Watershed, the ice cover (where present) on lakes, ditches, local streams and rivers will be unstable. Extreme caution should be exercised by everyone when near local waterbodies. Parents should inform their children of the risks and provide appropriate supervision. On average, 50mm of rain fell across... Read More

Driver Charged After Vehicle Found in the Ditch

Driver Charged After Vehicle Found in the Ditch
LEEDS – Members of the Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged a driver under the Highway Traffic Act following a single vehicle collision. On January 13, 2020 just after 2:15 p.m. OPP officers of the Rideau Lakes office responded to reports of a vehicle in the ditch on Harts Gravel Road, South Crosby Township. Investigation led... Read More

OECTA Members Escalate Strike Action to One-Day Withdrawal of Service Jan 21st

OECTA Members Escalate Strike Action to One-Day Withdrawal of Service Jan 21st
In a letter dated January 13th, 2020, the Catholic District School Board (CDSBEO) issued a letter to parents informing them that the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) had provided notice that their members will escalate strike action to a full one-day withdrawal of services on Tuesday, January 21st, 2020. This one-day, full withdrawal of services is in addition to... Read More

All Brockville Transit route information is now available on Google Maps

All Brockville Transit route information is now available on Google Maps
BROCKVILLE – Brockville Transit has partnered with Google Transit to integrate the Brockville Transit routes and stops onto Google Maps. When a user searches a route; Google Maps displays the location of the stops nearest the start and end points of the route, identifies which bus to take, and shows the riders how many minutes the trip will take. When... Read More

Kemptville teen charged in fatal Highway 17 crash

Kemptville teen charged in fatal Highway 17 crash
OPP – A Kemptville teen is facing several charges in connection to a fatal collision near North Bay, Ontario last October 20th. OPP say the teen was driving westbound on Higway 17 when she collided with an eastbound vehicle. A 74 year old man from Timmins was pronounced dead at the scene, and three others were seriously injured. Kendra Beanish,... Read More