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The 2020 MyView Finalists are Announced!

The 2020 MyView Finalists are Announced!
Eastern Ontario – Nine films made by local youth have been nominated for the 2020 MyView Youth Film Festival. MyView on Arts by Zoe Mainville of Ottawa Isolation Adventures by Adam Yakimovich of Kemptville Toxic Relationships | Kids Help Phone by Luke Gardiner of Brockville A Girl and Her Bike by Perrin Dickenson of Kemptville 1st vs. 3rd World Problems... 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

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

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

Volunteers and Small Businesses Step Up to Help Those in Need

Volunteers and Small Businesses Step Up to Help Those in Need
More than 6,500 Ontarians offer to deliver food, run errands and connect with seniors and people with disabilities during COVID-19 TORONTO — Ontario’s volunteers and small businesses are rising to the challenge and helping seniors and other vulnerable people during the COVID-19 outbreak. Thousands of people are generously giving their time and resources to make and deliver food, run errands,... Read More

Ontario Helps People Impacted by COVID-19 Get Back to Work

Ontario Helps People Impacted by COVID-19 Get Back to Work
New Programs Focus on Hospitality Workers and Apprentices TORONTO — As the economy gradually reopens, the Ontario government is helping people affected by COVID-19 get back to work. The province is investing in Ontario’s first Virtual Action Centre, an online counselling and training portal, to support laid off and unemployed hospitality workers, and is helping apprentices by providing grants to... Read More

Ontario Leading COVID-19 Research in Canada

Ontario Leading COVID-19 Research in Canada
Province Announces First Phase of Research Projects to Fight COVID-19 TORONTO — The Ontario government is quickly moving forward with innovative research to prevent, detect and treat COVID-19. These projects, part of the government’s $20 million Ontario COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund, focus on areas of research such as vaccine development, diagnostics, drug trials and development, and social sciences. Additionally, Ontario is leading... Read More

OPP – LIVES LOST ON AND OFF THE ROAD, SPEEDING LED TRAFFIC CHARGES OVER LONG WEEKEND

OPP – LIVES LOST ON AND OFF THE ROAD, SPEEDING LED TRAFFIC CHARGES OVER LONG WEEKEND
Orillia – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to four separate fatal motor vehicle collisions that claimed the lives of four people over the Victoria Day Long Weekend. In a fifth fatal incident, a youth drowned while riding an off-road vehicle through a waterway. Canada Road Safety Week (May 12-18, 2020) kept officers busy leading up to and over the long... Read More

IJC appoints Public Advisory Group to assist with review of water regulation plan

IJC appoints Public Advisory Group to assist with review of water regulation plan
Ottawa – The International Joint Commission (IJC) announced today that it has appointed a 16-member Public Advisory Group to help identify potential improvements to the regulation of Lake Ontario outflows. The Public Advisory Group will assist the IJC’s Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Adaptive Management (GLAM) Committee with an expedited review of Plan 2014, the plan for regulating outflows that took effect in 2017.... Read More