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Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: Province orders public gatherings to be of 5 or less people

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: Province orders public gatherings to be of 5 or less people
Brockville – On March 28, 2020 the Provincial Order made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act was amended.  The amendments strengthen the order issued on March 17, 2020 to include the prohibition of “organized public events including parades, events including weddings, social gatherings and communal services within places of worship”. It prohibits gatherings of more than 5 people.... Read More

Third Consecutive Month of Record Outflows:  continued risk of high water on the St. Lawrence River and on Lake Ontario

Third Consecutive Month of Record Outflows:  continued risk of high water on the St. Lawrence River and on Lake Ontario
Cornwall – Due to favorable ice conditions and previously implemented deviation strategies, the Lake Ontario outflows surpassed the historical record-high for the month of March, making this the third straight monthly record that has been exceeded during the Board’s ongoing efforts to deviate from Plan 2014 and remove water from Lake Ontario. The International Lake Ontario–St. Lawrence River Board met... Read More

Ontario Extends Business Closures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Ontario Extends Business Closures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19
Additional Measures Necessary to Protect the Health and Safety of the People of Ontario TORONTO — Following the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government is reducing the list of businesses classified as essential and ordering more workplaces to close. This measure is necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of the... Read More

Ontario released their #COVID19 models and projections on Friday!

Ontario released their #COVID19 models and projections on Friday!
Provincial health experts say they expect COVID-19 could kill 3,000 to 15,000 people in the province over the course of the pandemic, the ramifications of which could last up to two years. Toronto – According to the models presented today, we could see by the end of April, 80K cases and 1.6k deaths with current measures. However, should stricter measures... Read More

Update from Elizabethtown-Kitley Mayor Burrow regarding COVID-19

Update from Elizabethtown-Kitley Mayor Burrow regarding COVID-19
Playgrounds and Sports fields are now closed Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley – The Township’s Emergency Control Group met again today regarding this ongoing health event. In accordance with Provincial directives, to reduce the spread of COVID-19 all playgrounds and sports fields throughout the Township are now closed. Green spaces within park areas remain available for residents to take walks, but physical... Read More

Front of Yonge Mayor’s Covid-19 Update – April 3, 2020

Front of Yonge Mayor’s Covid-19 Update – April 3, 2020
Hello Everyone; Once again this past week has shown how quickly conditions are changing with this terrible virus and how all levels of government are trying to adapt. You’ll recall that last week the Township placed restrictions on the recreation park and relayed information about the physical distancing at the landfill site. At the present time Front of Yonge will... Read More

City of Brockville: Reminder About Park and Recreational Facilities Closures

City of Brockville: Reminder About Park and Recreational Facilities Closures
Brockville – The City of Brockville is reminding residents that all city parks and outdoor recreational facilities are closed and that gathering in groups is strictly prohibited by the Provincial Government. With warmer weather approaching and Environment Canada forecasting a sunny weekend, many people will want to leave the confines of their homes and get outside to enjoy some fresh... Read More

Mental health services for Lanark, Leeds, and Grenville continue

Mental health services for Lanark, Leeds, and Grenville continue
Brockville – The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on the day-to-day lives on the people of our community. The added stress and anxiety of the situation can make it even harder for those living with mental illness to receive help. Brockville General Hospital’s (BGH) Mental Health program and Lanark, Leeds, and Grenville Addictions and Mental Health (LLGAMH) remain... Read More

Ontario Increasing Public Health Units’ Capacity to Stop COVID-19

Ontario Increasing Public Health Units’ Capacity to Stop COVID-19
TORONTO — To support public health units’ extensive efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, Ontario is taking further action to redirect existing resources to focus squarely on the fight against this new virus while allowing for public health units to considerably increase their capacity. Ontario has launched a new user-friendly online portal for the public to easily access their... Read More

Local student wins prestigious national award from the Vimy Foundation

Local student wins prestigious national award from the Vimy Foundation
Brockville – Local high school student, Madison Moran, wins prestigious national Vimy Pilgrimage Award. Out of hundreds of applicants from across the country, Moran, 16, was selected to participate in this Vimy Foundation program, which recognizes the actions of 20 young people aged 14-17 who demonstrate outstanding service, positive contributions, and leadership in their communities. Students can now apply for... Read More