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Cataraqui Trail Fundraising Dinner Oct. 12 at The Opinicon

Cataraqui Trail Fundraising Dinner Oct. 12 at The Opinicon
Kingston – A special fundraising dinner will take place on Friday, Oct. 12, at the stately Opinicon Resort in Chaffey’s Lock, with all proceeds going to support the Cataraqui Trail. For attendees, a social hour, with hors d’oeuvres will take place starting at 5:30 p.m., followed by a sumptuous dinner, including dessert, prepared by the resort’s culinary team at 6:30 p.m.... Read More

Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation funds first-in-Canada approach to brain cancer surgery

Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation funds first-in-Canada approach to brain cancer surgery
OTTAWA – The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation today announces a special grant to The Ottawa Hospital to fund the very first off-trial treatments of Canadian brain cancer patients using 5-Aminolevulinic Acid (5-ALA) and Fluorescence Guided Surgery (FGS). Together, 5-ALA and FGS allow surgeons to better identify and remove cancerous cells from the brain, leading to improved tumour resection, fewer surgical complications, and... Read More

RCMP make arrest in connection to hoax terrorist activity

RCMP make arrest in connection to hoax terrorist activity
OTTAWA – On September 13th, 2018, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s (RCMP) Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) in Ottawa arrested a 41 year old female from Ottawa, in accordance with Hoax – Terrorist Activity, Uttering Threats, and False Information as per the Criminal Code of Canada. In May 2018 city of Ottawa officials received a letter indicating that a potential terrorist attack was going to take place.... Read More

CRCA Hosts Special Forest Therapy Walk Series: 3 Walks in 3 Weeks

CRCA Hosts Special Forest Therapy Walk Series:  3 Walks in 3 Weeks
Kingston – The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) is continuing its innovative and immersive Forest Therapy Walk program, as a way of encouraging area residents to reconnect with nature in a deeper, more meaningful way. This time, we are offering a special series to truly come to understand the benefits of ‘forest bathing.’ The practice of Forest Therapy was founded through... Read More

Shared CEO Appointed by YMCA of Brockville and Area and YMCA of Kingston

Shared CEO Appointed by YMCA of Brockville and Area and YMCA of Kingston
Kingston/Brockville – The Board of Directors of the YMCA of Brockville and Area and the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Kingston are pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Adams as Chief Executive Officer, effective October 22, 2018. Rob will play a key role in leading our YMCAs through amalgamation, allowing more collaboration and increased benefit to the... Read More

UCDSB and CDSBEO in Conjunction with Health Units Host Public Sessions on Non-Medical Cannabis

UCDSB and CDSBEO in Conjunction with Health Units Host Public Sessions on Non-Medical Cannabis
Brockville – The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB), Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO), Eastern Ontario Health Unit, and the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit are hosting four public meetings over the next week. These meetings are to increase community awareness about the legalization of non-medical use of cannabis. The sessions are designed to help inform our schools and communities of how to... Read More

Low Water Status Update in Rideau River Watershed

Low Water Status Update in Rideau River Watershed
This statement is to advise that the low water status in the Rideau River watershed is still at “Minor” Severity except for the Kemptville Creek sub-watershed which continues to be “Moderate” Severity. The overall watershed 30 day rainfall is at 72% of normal for the time of year. The 30 day rain measured at Kemptville College is at 42%. Rainfall is slightly... Read More

CDSBEO and UCDSB partner with local public health units to promote community awareness in response to legislation on non-medical cannabis

CDSBEO and UCDSB partner with local public health units to promote community awareness in response to legislation on non-medical cannabis
Brockville and Kemptville, ON) – The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario, the Upper Canada District School Board, and area health units will host public information sessions for communities and parents of school-aged children to learn about how community health and schools are approaching cannabis legislation in a safe and responsible way. Details of the information sessions are as follows: Town Health... Read More

Over A Dozen Stunt Driving Charges On Highway 417

Over A Dozen Stunt Driving Charges On Highway 417
Ottawa – Members of the Ottawa Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) charged more than a dozen drivers with Stunt Driving and seized seven motorcycles and five other vehicles over the weekend. On Friday night one motorcycle rider was spotted performing a wheelie on the highway near Nicholas, another rider was caught travelling at more than 170-kilometres per hour and... Read More

Bringing the Food Charter to Life with a Toolkit for Municipalities

Bringing the Food Charter to Life with a Toolkit for Municipalities
foodcoreLGL is thrilled to announce the completion of their second Food Charter implementation toolkit, this one for municipalities. The tool uses the five main principles of the Food Charter for the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville and Lanark County and offers concrete and credible ideas on how municipalities can apply those principles in policy and by-law development and in collaborative work with... Read More