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Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on August 26, 2020

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on August 26, 2020
OTTAWA – In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today: “There have been 125,969 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,090 deaths. 89% of people have now recovered. Labs across Canada tested an average of almost 48,000 people daily over the past week with 0.7% testing positive. Currently, Canada is testing more than 140 people for every positive case. An... Read More

COVID-19 & Assessment Centres

COVID-19 & Assessment Centres
Are Assessment Centres still open in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark now that Ontario is in Phase 3? There are 3 assessment centres currently open in the LGL region: Brockville: At the Brockville Memorial Centre and is open to walk-ins. Anyone can come and get a test anytime Monday-Friday 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.... Read More

Health Unit Warns Residents of Potentially Harmful Algal Blooms

Health Unit Warns Residents of Potentially Harmful Algal Blooms
Brockville – Potentially harmful algal blooms including blue-green algae are a natural seasonal phenomenon that may appear in our lakes, rivers and ponds. Many of these blooms are relatively harmless; however, some species have the potential to produce toxins which may be harmful to people and animals. The presence of a harmful algal bloom and its toxins can only be confirmed... Read More

Winchester Hospital: A Sign of the times

Winchester Hospital: A Sign of the times
Winchester – They’ve been popping up all over the countryside – signs of support for front-line workers. And the WDMH team has noticed and is very grateful! Thank you to Signs and Stitches in Metcalfe for spearheading a great fundraising and spirit-boosting campaign. Signs were sold for $20 each and the Signs and Stitches team recently donated a cheque for $1500... Read More

Kemptville District Hospital Board seeking new Directors

Kemptville District Hospital Board seeking new Directors
KEMPTVILLE – The Board of Directors of Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) is currently seeking candidates to fill the position of Director. Made up of dedicated volunteers, the KDH Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the operations of the Hospital and guiding its future in the health system. The Board determines the Hospital’s mission and strategic direction, and supports their... Read More

World Hepatitis Day – July 28th – Find the Missing Millions

World Hepatitis Day – July 28th – Find the Missing Millions
World Hepatitis Day (WHD) takes places every year on the 28th of July, bringing the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. Viral hepatitis is one of the leading causes of death globally, accounting for 1.34 million deaths per year – that’s more than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis or... Read More

Neon Night Kemptville Goes Virtual for 2020

Neon Night Kemptville Goes Virtual for 2020
Kemptville – The 7th  annual Neon Night in Kemptville won’t be looking the same this year, but that doesn’t mean our community won’t be supporting our youngest cancer warriors or raising money to fund childhood cancer research.  The Canadian Cancer Society is excited to announce that this year’s event has moved online for the 2020 Virtual Neon Night.   The 2020 Virtual Neon Night will run from September 1 – September 19, with... Read More