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Canada 150 Medal for Athens and Area Heritage Society

Canada 150 Medal for Athens and Area Heritage Society
In the photo, (L-R Front) Mayor Herb Scott, MP Gord Brown, AAHS Chair Kathryn Hudson holding the 150 medal, MP Steve Clark, Councillor Les Coutlee, and (L-R Back) AAHS Members Bruce Demitroff, Henry Smid, Elaine Farley, Brian Phillips and Sally Smid appear together as part of the recent 150 medal presentation. – Athens Museum Photo Article By Sally Smid Athens... Read More

Brockville Legion to host Christmas Turkey Lunch Friday Dec 15th

Brockville Legion to host Christmas Turkey Lunch Friday Dec 15th
Brockville – The Brockville Legion will host a Christmas lunch on Friday, December 15th, 2017 from Noon until 1 PM. On the menu: turkey and all the trimmings cooked by Rodney Carr.  Cost is $10 per person with advance ticket purchase, or $15 at the door. All are welcome. The Brockville Legion is located at 180 Park St. For more info e-mail... Read More

Fisheries and Oceans Canada consults with Canadians on Ticketing for Minor Fisheries Violations

Fisheries and Oceans Canada consults with Canadians on Ticketing for Minor Fisheries Violations
OTTAWA – Fisheries are an important natural resource and the Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that resource remains healthy and sustainable for the benefit of all Canadians. As part of its enforcement approach, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is currently seeking the public’s opinion on its plans to expand the use of tickets for minor fishing violations. Many minor fishing violations,... Read More

Highlights of North Grenville Council Meeting Held December 11th, 2017

Highlights of North Grenville Council Meeting Held December 11th, 2017
North Grenville – Highlights of North Grenville Council Meeting Held December 11th, 2017. Below are some highlights from the regular Municipality of North Grenville Council Meeting held on Monday, December 11, 2017:  NGMC Helmet Policy: Council approved a North Grenville Municipal Centre (NGMC) helmet policy. The policy applies to all ice sport participants at the NGMC and requires those 12 years... Read More

Canada’s Food Price Report expects restaurant spending to reach record levels in 2018

Canada’s Food Price Report expects restaurant spending to reach record levels in 2018
La Niña and convenience will drive food expenditure increases for Canadians HALIFAX – The annual food expenditure for a family of four is expected to rise by $348 to a total of $11,948 in 2018, according to “Canada’s Food Price Report 2018.” The 8th edition was jointly released today by Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph. “Canadians want to know what will impact the prices of their food,” says Sylvain... Read More

Expansion of Nalaoxone to Police and Fire Services

Expansion of Nalaoxone to Police and Fire Services
Brockville –The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care announced last week that the lifesaving drug naloxone will be made available to police and fire services through the Ontario naloxone Program New Ontario data is showing a continued increase in opioid related deaths. There were 336 opioid-related deaths in Ontario from May to July 2017, compared with 201 during the... Read More

Leeds-Grenville Among Municipalities to Receive Funding for Infrastructure Initiatives

Leeds-Grenville Among Municipalities to Receive Funding for Infrastructure Initiatives
OTTAWA – The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Jenny Gerbasi, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) today announced funding for 72 initiatives in communities across Canada through three funding programs: the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP), the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), and the Green Municipal Fund (GMF).  Improving Canada’s infrastructure lays – in large part – in the hands... Read More

Ontario Hospitals Awarded for Maximizing the Gift of Life

Ontario Hospitals Awarded for Maximizing the Gift of Life
Trillium Gift of Life Network announces 2016/17 hospital award recipients TORONTO – Trillium Gift of Life Network is proud to present a record 36 awards to 29 hospitals and partners for their outstanding work in organ and tissue donation over the last fiscal year (April 1, 2016 – March 31, 2017). These remarkable hospitals and partners are being recognized across four categories (see below... Read More

Director Stephen Silwa Welcomes EQAO Response to Fraser Report

Director Stephen Silwa Welcomes EQAO Response to Fraser Report
Brockville – Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) Director of Education Stephen Sliwa welcomed the EQAO’s stance in response to the Fraser Institute’s “Report Card on Ontario’s Elementary Schools 2017”. “It is important for students, parents, and our local schools to be clear about the intention underpinning the practice for administering provincial assessments to students in Ontario. We were pleased... Read More