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First Positive Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in UCDSB at Chimo Elementary School, Smiths Falls

First Positive Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in UCDSB at Chimo Elementary School, Smiths Falls
Smiths Falls – The Upper Canada District School Board is reporting that this morning administrators at Chimo Elementary School were contacted by the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit, informing them that a person at the school had tested positive for COVID-19. Students and staff that had come in close contact with this person were isolated on arrival as a precautionary... Read More

Upper Canada Village’s Pumpkinferno Set to Open Friday

Upper Canada Village’s Pumpkinferno Set to Open Friday
Please Note: This Friday & Saturday are already sold out! Morrisburg — Every fall, Upper Canada Village transforms into an enchanted wonderland with over 7,000 handcrafted glowing pumpkins. This year, Pumpkinferno is getting ready to captivate guests once again. Starting Friday, September 25th, the creative and artistic event launches and will be open until October 31, 2020. Upper Canada Village... Read More

Pop-Up COVID-19 Testing this Friday in Athens

Pop-Up COVID-19 Testing this Friday in Athens
Athens – A number of local health agencies have been working together to deliver services at the COVID-19 Assessment Centres in Leeds-Grenville and are planning several options to increase capacity for testing in the area. A “pop-up” (temporary) testing centre will be open this Friday, September 25 in Athens to help increase access to testing for the community and to... Read More

Ontario Investing More Than $1 Billion to Expand COVID-19 Testing and Contact Tracing

Ontario Investing More Than $1 Billion to Expand COVID-19 Testing and Contact Tracing
Province Also Enhancing Efforts to Quickly Identify, Manage and Prevent COVID-19 Outbreaks TORONTO — The Ontario government is building on the largest provincial testing initiative in Canada by providing $1.07 billion to expand COVID-19 testing and case and contact management. The government is also immediately investing $30 million to prevent and manage outbreaks in priority sectors, including the province’s long-term... Read More

Ontario Updates COVID-19 Testing Guidelines

Ontario Updates COVID-19 Testing Guidelines
Effective immediately, Ontarians should only seek testing at assessment centres if you are: Showing COVID-19 symptoms; Have been exposed to a confirmed case of the virus, as informed by your public health unit or exposure notification through the COVID Alert app; A resident or work in a setting that has a COVID-19 outbreak, as identified and informed by your local public health... Read More

New COVID-19 Testing Assessment Centre opens in Kemptville Today

New COVID-19 Testing Assessment Centre opens in Kemptville Today
NORTH GRENVILLE – Beginning Thursday, September 24, 2020 North Grenville residents will have access to a community-based COVID-19 Assessment Centre, located at Bell Hall on Kemptville Campus. Hours of operation will be from Monday to Friday 7:00 am – 3:00 pm. The North Grenville COVID-19 Assessment Centre is a collaboration of five community partners: Rideau Crossing Family Health Centre, Leeds,... Read More

Bookmark It! Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital Launches New Website

Bookmark It! Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital Launches New Website
Smiths Falls – The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital has launched a new corporate website, designed to keep patients, visitors, and local communities up to date regarding hospital programs and services. The website can be found at www.psfdh.on.ca. “Our new website is part of the patient experience at PSFDH. We want to connect with patients, visitors and our local... Read More

Stolen 1951 Motorcycle Reunited with 90 Year-old Owner in Gan

Stolen 1951 Motorcycle Reunited with 90 Year-old Owner in Gan
Gananoque – In early May of this year, a member of the community reported the theft of his 1951 BSA Gold Star motorcycle to the Gananoque Police Service. The bike had an estimated value of $10,000 – $15,000, however, it had tremendous sentimental value for the 90-year-old owner, who was the original owner of the motorcycle. On September 20, 2020,... Read More

Re-imagined Ontario Festival of Small Halls announces lineup celebrating big Canadian music in beloved small places

Re-imagined Ontario Festival of Small Halls announces lineup celebrating big Canadian music in beloved small places
Eastern Ontario – This isn’t a typical year and this isn’t a typical Festival of Small Halls. The Ontario Festival of Small Halls is announcing today that it is continuing the spirit of live shows within unique venues across Eastern Ontario – on a safe and small scale. We’re talking limited bubble seating in select, spacious halls which can accommodate... Read More