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Brockville Transit: Only Use for Essential Rides!

Brockville Transit: Only Use for Essential Rides!
Warning about non-essential use of transit Brockville – The City of Brockville continues to closely monitor all of our continuing services to ensure both the safety of our ratepayers as well as our staff. Reports back from the City of Brockville Transit Service staff indicate that there continues to be a number of non-essential rides on our system, including people... Read More

Time to Pause and Say Thanks: Westport Mayor Robin Jones

Time to Pause and Say Thanks: Westport Mayor Robin Jones
Westport – It has been a little over two weeks since the community began to pull together, putting strategies in place to slow the spread of COVID-19.  I am aware of the cooperation taking place to keep everyone in the Village safe as well as the “out of the box” thinking underway to meet these new challenges.   You make... Read More

Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands requests seasonal residents to remain at their primary residence to help flatten the curve

Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands requests seasonal residents to remain at their primary residence to help flatten the curve
March 30, 2020 Lansdowne – The Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands requests seasonal residents to remain at their primary residence to help flatten the curve. Province postpones 2020 property assessment update; 2021 Taxation will be based on 2016 current values.  Residents reminded of fire ban and to not stockpile gasoline in storage containers.  On March 29, 2020 Canada’s chief public... Read More

Ontario Extends Emergency Declaration to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Ontario Extends Emergency Declaration to Stop the Spread of COVID-19
All Outdoor Recreational Amenities across Province Now Closed Green spaces in parks, trails, ravines and conservation areas that aren’t otherwise closed would remain open for walkthrough access, but individuals must maintain the safe physical distance of at least two metres apart from others. TORONTO — In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people home, the Government... Read More

Town of Gananoque Declares State of Emergency to Mitigate COVID-19

Town of Gananoque Declares State of Emergency to Mitigate COVID-19
Gananoque – The Mayor of the Town of Gananoque, Ted Lojko has officially declared today a State of Emergency, after yesterday’s meeting with the Municipal Emergency Control Group and in consultation with Town Councillors. The State of Emergency was declared as new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed locally. The Leeds Grenville Lanark District Health Unit cases have also been... Read More

Counties maintaining critical services; working closely with the Tri-County Health Unit, Police, and Fire officials

Counties maintaining critical services; working closely with the Tri-County Health Unit, Police, and Fire officials
Brockville – The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville is maintaining all of its critical services, is reporting good staffing and supply levels, and is closely monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its residents. The number of confirmed cases has risen to 15 in the tri-county area. “Declaring an emergency doesn’t give us any additional powers that we... Read More

Statement from the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health

Statement from the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health
TORONTO — Today, Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, issued the following statement in response to COVID-19: “The Government of Ontario continues to take decisive action to respond to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to help contain its spread and to protect the public. This has involved some unprecedented measures, and I know many of you continue to... Read More

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: Outbreak found in Almonte Country Haven

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: Outbreak found in Almonte Country Haven
Leeds-Grenville & Lanark – The Health Unit is overseeing the management by Almonte Country Haven of a COVID-19 outbreak in the long term care home – 3 residents and 1 staff member have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Infection control measures have been put in place to manage the outbreak and are being monitored by the Health Unit. All... Read More

Parks Canada: Temporary changes that will affect visitors

Parks Canada: Temporary changes that will affect visitors
Ottawa – As part of the Government of Canada’s efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, Parks Canada is encouraging Canadians to stay home and has suspended all visitor services and all visitor motor vehicle access to national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas, until further notice. These measures are temporary and are being implemented to help protect the health and... Read More

Ontario Prohibits Gatherings of Five People or More with Strict Exceptions

Ontario Prohibits Gatherings of Five People or More with Strict Exceptions
Stronger action required to stop the spread of COVID-19 TORONTO — Today, the Ontario government is taking immediate and decisive action to further stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and well-being of all Ontarians. Based on the best advice of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government is issuing a new emergency order under the... Read More