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OPP: One Person Charged After Search Warrant Executed

OPP: One Person Charged After Search Warrant Executed
Search Warrant Uncovers Drugs at Home in Prescott Prescott – On March 25, 2020 members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), with the assistance of Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), Emergency Response Team (ERT) and Canine Unit executed a search warrant at a property located on Victor Street in Prescott. Some... Read More

UPDATED: The City of Brockville and COVID-19 – March 27, 2020

UPDATED: The City of Brockville and COVID-19 – March 27, 2020
NO curbside collection of recyclable (blue box) materials for the weeks of March 30th to April 3rd  AND April 6th to the 11th! Brockville Transit will continue with the modified transit service and only operate the “Evening Route” (Yellow). Starting 6:45 am and will operate on a 30-minute (loop)route until 6pm & include more busses! Brockville – The City of... Read More

A message from Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for Leeds, Grenville and Lanark – March 27, 2020

A message from Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for Leeds, Grenville and Lanark – March 27, 2020
The presence of our first person with lab confirmed COVID-19 reminds us of the importance of working together to reduce the risk of people becoming sick with COVID-19 – staying home when sick, practice physical distancing, respiratory precautions, and regular cleaning of common hard surfaces. See our frequently asked questions below for more detailed information. In order to reduce physical contact,... Read More

Community-based COVID-19 Assessment Centre for Brockville/Leeds Grenville Residents Starts Today

Community-based COVID-19 Assessment Centre for Brockville/Leeds Grenville Residents Starts Today
BROCKVILLE – Starting today, March 27, 2020, Brockville and Leeds Grenville residents will have access to a community-based novel coronavirus (COVID-19) assessment centre. The assessment centre will be located at the Memorial Centre, at 100 Magedoma Boulevard, Brockville. Hours of operation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily, including weekends. The assessment centre will be led by the... Read More

Prime Minister announces support for small businesses facing impacts of COVID-19

Prime Minister announces support for small businesses facing impacts of COVID-19
Ottawa – The Government of Canada is focused on helping Canadians and businesses through this tough economic time. We will continue to protect the health and safety of Canadians, while supporting families and businesses and keeping our economy strong in the face of uncertainty. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced additional new measures to support small businesses dealing with... Read More

Health Unit is aware of an increase in overdoses in Brockville

Health Unit is aware of an increase in overdoses in Brockville
Brockville – The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is aware of an increase in overdoses in Brockville in recent weeks. This recent increase appears to be related to use of illicit Fentanyl that may also contain benzodiazepines and/or its derivatives. Naloxone is only effective on opioids and therefore may not completely reverse an overdose related to this specific... Read More

Ontario Provides $3.3 Billion More to Increase Health Care Capacity

Ontario Provides $3.3 Billion More to Increase Health Care Capacity
Funding will add more beds, testing and protective equipment for frontline workers fighting COVID-19 TORONTO — The Ontario government is providing an additional $3.3 billion to support frontline health care workers and increase health care capacity in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This funding will allow the province to take immediate action to increase the number of assessment centres, add... Read More

New financial measure will allow insurance premium payment deferrals for six months

New financial measure will allow insurance premium payment deferrals for six months
Toronto – The Ontario Government is enabling $1.9 billion in relief for employers to reduce the financial strain on business brought on by COVID-19. The measure, which will run through the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), will see premium payments deferred for six months for all businesses in the province. “During this unprecedented period of uncertainty and hardship, our... Read More

Health Unit: First Person with confirmed COVID-19 reported in Leeds, Grenville & Lanark

Health Unit: First Person with confirmed COVID-19 reported in Leeds, Grenville & Lanark
Brockville – Today, Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, confirmed that an individual living in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark area has tested positive for COVID-19. The person is in isolation at home and had recently returned from the United States. A woman in her 70s was assessed and tested... Read More