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Health Unit finds an increase in overdoses in Perth

Health Unit finds an increase in overdoses in Perth
Perth – The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, through the overdose early warning and surveillance system, has seen an increase in overdoses in the Perth area including 3 suspected fatalities since the beginning of May. The recent overdoses appear to be related to a toxic batch of “purple fentanyl” powder. The stress, uncertainty and anxiety associated with the COVID-19... Read More

Ontario Taking Action at High Risk Long-Term Care Homes

Ontario Taking Action at High Risk Long-Term Care Homes
Government deploying inspection teams to long-term care homes, starting process for alternative management to take over five long-term care homes TORONTO — Today, the Ontario government is taking additional immediate action at high-risk long-term care homes, following the disturbing allegations outlined by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). The Ministry of Long-Term Care has deployed long-term care inspection teams to conduct... Read More

St. Lawrence College to offer free online workshops ​in June​

St. Lawrence College to offer free online workshops ​in June​
Brockville/Cornwall/Kingston – Join St. Lawrence College (SLC) instructors and staff who are offering a wide range of free online workshops throughout the month of June for anyone who wants to learn a new skill, delve into a personal interest, or do something just for fun. “SLC faculty and staff have an amazing array of knowledge, and we were overwhelmed by... Read More

OPP Seize Illegal Drugs Near Brockville

OPP Seize Illegal Drugs Near Brockville
Elizabethtown-Kitley Twsp. – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) has seized illegal drugs at a location in Elizabethtown-Kitley Township, east of Brockville. Following a joint investigation with the Brockville City Police, members of the Street Crime Unit, assisted by the OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), executed a search warrant at a motel room on... Read More

Ontario Extending Emergency Orders During COVID-19 Outbreak

Ontario Extending Emergency Orders During COVID-19 Outbreak
Public health and safety remain top priorities TORONTO — The Ontario government continues to protect the health and safety of the public during the COVID-19 outbreak by extending all emergency orders in force under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. Current emergency orders include the closure of outdoor playgrounds, play structures and equipment, public swimming pools and... Read More

Brockville Soccer Club Giving Out 200 Free Soccer Balls

Brockville Soccer Club Giving Out 200 Free Soccer Balls
Brockville – The Brockville Soccer Club has 200 soccer balls they are giving out to kids. You have to contact them to book your free ball by contacting them at brockvillesoccerballs@gmail.com or on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BrockvilleSoccerClubInc/ They will be delivering the balls on Saturday, June 6th from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Read More

Drug Charges After Traffic Stop in Gananoque

Drug Charges After Traffic Stop in Gananoque
Gananoque – On May 26, 2020, in the early morning hours as a result of an on-going police investigation, officers conducted a traffic stop on a 43-year-old male from Gananoque. As a result of the investigation the male was arrested and charged with 3 counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking under the controlled drugs and substances act, weapons... Read More

Health Unit warns to take precautions during high heat and humidity

Health Unit warns to take precautions during high heat and humidity
Brockville – Due to high temperatures and humidex levels Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for this week.  A combination of heat and high humidity can be hazardous to your health. Conditions during high heat and humidity have the potential to cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and in some cases death. Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health... Read More

Heat Warning in effect for our entire region for today through Thursday!

Heat Warning in effect for our entire region for today through Thursday!
Brockville – A Heat Warning is in effect for Brockville – Leeds-Grenville, Smiths Falls – Lanark – Sharbot Lake, Cornwall – Morrisburg, and Ottawa. Humidex values reaching 37 are expected for the next 3 days. First heat event of the season today through Thursday. High daytime temperatures in the low thirties are expected this afternoon and temperatures are forecast to... Read More

Health Unit – Province expands testing for COVID-19

Health Unit – Province expands testing for COVID-19
Brockville – Yesterday, a directive was sent to Ontario Assessment Centres to provide testing to support the early detection of individuals who have COVID-19. This type of testing will provide valuable information about the spread of the virus in different communities across the province and help in the protection of vulnerable populations and people in our area. The approach to testing... Read More