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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the death of Gord Downie

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the death of Gord Downie
Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the death of Gord Downie: “For almost five decades, Gord Downie uncovered and told the stories of Canada. He was the frontman of one of Canada’s most iconic bands, a rock star, artist, and poet whose evocative lyrics came to define a country. “The Tragically Hip’s music invited... Read More

Perth`s Classic Theater Festival Receives Five Nominations

Perth`s Classic Theater Festival Receives Five Nominations
Perth – High five to the Classic Theater Festival which received a total of five award nominations, at the 2017 Capital Critics Circle Awards. The Perth held festival attracted many to it`s summer season, with the nominations given to the three main shows. Candida, George Bernard Shaw, was nominated for both Best Production as well as Best Direction. One of... Read More

Local Treasure Deborah Dunleavy Brings Story of Isobel Gunn to Lyn Oct 19th

Local Treasure Deborah Dunleavy Brings Story of Isobel Gunn to Lyn Oct 19th
Brockville – The year is 1805.  A young Orkney lass brazenly disguises herself as a boy and is hired on with the Hudson Bay Company.  Their destination – the vast area of wilderness known as Rupert’s Land! This grueling adventure is brought to life by International Storyteller Deborah Dunleavy. Ms Dunleavy wrote the libretto when the Canada Council for the... Read More

‘Together Over the Years’ retrospective features work of married regional artists

‘Together Over the Years’ retrospective features work of married regional artists
BROCKVILLE – The Marianne van Silfhout Gallery is pleased to announce ‘Together Over the Years: A Retrospective’, an exhibit of selected works by regional artists Audrey and Alan Bain. The collection includes pieces created from 1961 to present day and includes drawings and paintings in a variety of mediums. The exhibit will be on view at the Gallery located on... Read More

Kemptville District Hospital invites the public to attend the Grand Opening of its new state of the art clinic space

Kemptville District Hospital invites the public to attend the Grand Opening of its new state of the art clinic space
KEMPTVILLE – After months of planning and construction, Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of the new Clinics at KDH on September 29, 2017 from 4 to 6 pm. The community at large is invited to attend this special event, which will include tours of the state of the art new clinic space and light... Read More

Culture meets countryside on the Lyndhurst Art & Culture Tour

Culture meets countryside on the Lyndhurst Art & Culture Tour
Lyndhurst – The village of Lyndhurst won’t be left out of Culture Days Canada! In a partnership with Brockville, with its big downtown event on Saturday, the village of Lyndhurst is beckoning visitors to then spend Sunday, October 1st in the surrounding countryside, meeting the artists and artisans on the Lyndhurst Art & Culture Tour. In this `get to know... Read More

Penguin Random House Canada Launches Audiobook Program

Penguin Random House Canada Launches Audiobook Program
TORONTO – Penguin Random House is pleased to announce the launch of its audiobooks program in Canada. This week, the program is launching with seventeen audiobook titles, including recordings of books by prize-winning Canadian authors such as Gary Barwin (Yiddish for Pirates) and Mona Awad (Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl). The list includes two books published in August: Linden MacIntyre’s novel The Only Café, read by... Read More

Canada’s Premiers Announce 2017 Literacy Award Recipients

Canada’s Premiers Announce 2017 Literacy Award Recipients
OTTAWA – In honour of International Literacy Day, Canada’s Premiers today announced the recipients of the 13th annual Council of the Federation Literacy Award. The award is presented to recipients from all 13 provinces and territories to celebrate outstanding achievement, innovative practice, and excellence in literacy. The recipients of the 2017 Council of the Federation Literacy Award are: Lethbridge Public Library – Alberta Project Literacy... Read More