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Fatal motorcycle collision on Heron Road off-ramp at Bronson Avenue Ottawa Police seeking witnesses

Fatal motorcycle collision on Heron Road off-ramp at Bronson Avenue Ottawa Police seeking witnesses
Ottawa – At 11:30 pm on Thursday, June 21, 2018, Ottawa Police responded to a report of a serious collision on the eastbound Heron Road off-ramp at Bronson Avenue. The collision investigation revealed that a 29-year-old man was driving his motorcycle on the eastbound Heron Road ramp to Bronson Avenue with other riders when, for unknown reasons, he lost control of... Read More

LOW WATER CONDITIONS ALONG MILLHAVEN CREEK

LOW WATER CONDITIONS ALONG MILLHAVEN CREEK
KINGSTON – Below average rainfall over the last two months has resulted in low water conditions in Millhaven Creek, a system that runs from Gould Lake north of Sydenham down through Odessa into Lake Ontario at Millhaven. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s three-month weather outlook suggests that drier than normal conditions may persist for the next few months and... Read More

RVCA Releases Reports on State of the Tay River Subwatershed

RVCA Releases Reports on State of the Tay River Subwatershed
RIDEAU WATERSHED — How healthy is the Tay River? Readers can learn all about it in the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority’s (RVCA) Tay River Subwatershed Report. This information-loaded report summarizes the subwatershed’s health by looking at four indicators: forests, wetlands, shorelines and water quality. This is the second subwatershed report for the Tay River and compares baseline information collected from 2006 to 2017.... Read More

New Inquest Date into the Death of Danniel William Milton Announced

New Inquest Date into the Death of Danniel William Milton Announced
Dr. Louise McNaughton-Filion, Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Ottawa Office, today announced that a new date has been scheduled for the inquest into the death of Danniel William Milton. Mr. Milton, 42, died on April 25, 2016 when he was hit by a vehicle while working at a highway construction project in Renfrew County. An inquest is mandatory under... Read More

Just a “Wee Dram” of Whisky at Fort Wellington National Historic Site

Just a “Wee Dram” of Whisky at Fort Wellington National Historic Site
Prescott – Back by popular demand, many are raising their glass to the return of whisky tastings at Fort Wellington National Historic Site. Parks Canada invites you to take part in the ritual of daily rationing with an evening whisky sampling, offered at the historic fort located in the picturesque town of Prescott. While the libation of choice for British troops... Read More

Health Unit begins beach water quality program this week

Health Unit begins beach water quality program this week
The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is starting weekly water sampling of the area’s public bathing beaches for this year.  The beaches will be monitored weekly throughout the summer season until August 31, 2018. This year the following public swimming areas will be monitored: In Lanark County: Almonte Beach, Dalhousie Lake, Centennial Beach, Riverside Beach, Lanark Beach, Pakenham Beach,... Read More

UCDSB and City of Brockville Partner to Build for the Future in Brockville

UCDSB and City of Brockville Partner to Build for the Future in Brockville
Brockville – The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) Board of Trustees and City of Brockville approved the purchase of 14.3 acres and 9.93 acres of land, respectively, to accommodate the new Brockville Public School as part of the UCDSB’s long-term vision to “build for the future” in conjunction with the City of Brockville’s commitment to build a new twin-pad... Read More

Volunteers bring an uplifting experience to BGH

Volunteers bring an uplifting experience to BGH
Brockville – Members from the Brockville General Volunteer Association (BGVA) have donated funds for the purchase of a new patient lifting system for the CT scanner. “This new lifting system, will mean we are able to move patients from hospital beds and wheelchairs with ease when they come for a CT scan,” explains Nathan Tompkins, Manager, Diagnostic Imaging. “This is... Read More

OPP: Speeding, Defective Equipment lead list of Charges During Operation Corridor

OPP: Speeding, Defective Equipment lead list of Charges During Operation Corridor
ORILLIA – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) laid a total 697 charges against transport truck drivers and took 63 trucks out of service during the OPP’s Operation Corridor enforcement initiative on June 13 – 14, 2018. In partnership with the Ministry of Transportation, the OPP stopped a total of 1,692 trucks during the 24-hour blitz. Speeding led the list of offenses, with 226 charges being laid. Defective equipment ranked... Read More

Port of Johnstown continues to expand, win new business

Port of Johnstown continues to expand, win new business
Opens doors for 3rd annual Port Day Johnstown – Port of Johnstown officials reported that the Eastern Ontario port continues to expand and attract new business as it opened its doors Saturday to the local community as well as politicians and business leaders for its 3rd annual Port Day. “The port is continuing to grow and diversify. In May, we... Read More