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Shopping for Ontario meat products during BBQ season supports our farmers

Shopping for Ontario meat products during BBQ season supports our farmers
TORONTO — Ontario cares about our farmers and encourages consumers to show their support for beef and pork farmers by buying and enjoying Ontario meat products. On Friday, the Ontario government launched a campaign through Foodland Ontario to highlight the province’s pork and beef in response to China’s current trade restrictions on those products. The campaign includes radio commercials, recipe... Read More

SNC Hosting Community Environmental Events Along St. Lawrence River This Summer

SNC Hosting Community Environmental Events Along St. Lawrence River This Summer
Finch – South Nation Conservation (SNC) works with community partners to host family-friendly environmental events along local waterways throughout the summer to showcase the local environment and provide cost-effective recreational opportunities for families and visitors. “It’s All About the River” will take place on Saturday, July 20th, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, along the Morrisburg Waterfront in partnership with the... Read More

Police Continue to Receive Complaints for AMBER Alerts

Police Continue to Receive Complaints for AMBER Alerts
ORILLIA – The Ontario AMBER Alert program continues to be an instrumental tool in assisting both the public and police with locating an abducted child who may be in danger. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind the public that calling 911 or any emergency service communication centre is not an appropriate venue to complain about AMBER Alerts. The... Read More

Landowners wanted: Book your 2020 tree planting site visit today

Landowners wanted: Book your 2020  tree planting site visit today
Manotick – Our hardworking forestry team has wrapped up another successful tree planting season, and they’re already looking ahead to next year. The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) is now booking site visits with landowners wishing to reforest their retired farm fields or otherwise empty and idle lands. The low-cost, full-service program includes free site visits, custom planting plans, site preparation,... Read More

1000 Islands Regatta Receives $27,433 through Celebrate Ontario Grant

1000 Islands Regatta Receives $27,433 through Celebrate Ontario Grant
BROCKVILLE – Ontario’s Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Lisa MacLeod joined Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark joined organizers of the 1000 Islands Regatta’s at their opening ceremonies Saturday, to announce the event will receive $27,433 through the Celebrate Ontario program this year. Also on hand for the announcement were Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MP Michael... Read More

Federal offender wanted for two bank robberies in Ottawa

Federal offender wanted for two bank robberies in Ottawa
Ottawa—The Ottawa Police Robbery Unit and the O.P.P. Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (ROPE) Squad is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a federal offender wanted for two bank robberies in Ottawa in recent days. On June 24, 2019 at approximately 10:00am, Kirk NICHOL attended a financial institution along the 300 block of Montreal Road, passed a note to the teller... Read More

Low-income students to access nature thanks to Ottawa Community Foundation

Low-income students to access nature thanks to Ottawa Community Foundation
Twelve classes of low-income students will experience the natural world first hand – some for the very first time – thanks to a generous grant from the Ottawa Community Foundation. The Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation is campaigning to help 50 disadvantaged classes access its outdoor education programs during the 2019/2020 school year. The grant of $9,420 from the Ottawa Community... Read More

Upper Canada District School Board issues layoffs to 25 Para-Professionals

Upper Canada District School Board issues layoffs to 25 Para-Professionals
Brockville – The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) has issued layoff notices to 25 para-professional employees.  At the June 20th, 2019 board meeting, the Upper Canada District School Board approved a 1.3 million dollar decrease in funding for Para-Professionals.  These professionals include child and youth workers and behaviourists (Student Support Partners).  This position was eliminated.  These front-line workers provided... Read More

Ontario Festival of Small Halls 2019 lineup celebrates big Canadian music in more beloved small places

Ontario Festival of Small Halls 2019 lineup celebrates big Canadian music in more beloved small places
More halls. Check. Big music. Check. Magical moments and musical memories – you betcha. The Ontario Festival of Small Halls plants inspired, decorated and mind-blowing artists into rural halls across Eastern Ontario, bursting with community vibes. Music lovers witness these intimate shows and create life-long memories of small town hospitality uniting with captivating performers from all across Canada. The 2019... Read More

Joint Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Blitz results in 8 vehicles taken off the road

Joint Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Blitz results in 8 vehicles taken off the road
Ottawa – On Thursday, June 20, 2019, the Ottawa Police Traffic Services Unit, along with Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) officers, conducted a Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Blitz in the east end of Ottawa, where 27 commercial vehicle inspections were completed. Eight vehicles were taken “out of service” for a variety of issues, including defective brakes, load security, and weight... Read More