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Festival of Small Halls announces community events

Festival of Small Halls announces community events
Eastern Ontario – From a celebration of local food to art shows and gourmet barbecues, the community events in conjunction with the Ontario Festival of Small Halls are setting the scene for an authentic experience in rural halls this fall. The festival is getting toes tapping Sept. 13 to 30 as it welcomes an inspiring combination of big names in... Read More

Gananoque Police Reports – August 8, 2018

Gananoque Police Reports – August 8, 2018
Gananoque – Police reports from the Gananoque Police Service from August 5 to 7, 2018. August 7, 2018: The Gananoque Police Service and students with the Youth in Policing Initiative (YIPI) conducted a town wide bottle drive in support of the Positive Opportunity Partnership (POP) program. Several volunteers assisted members of the police service in making the event a success,... Read More

Health Unit: Heat Warning Possible this Weekend

Health Unit: Heat Warning Possible this Weekend
Brockville – Temperatures and humidex levels may possibly reach heat warning levels this Sunday and Monday. A combination of heat and high humidity can be hazardous to your health. Conditions during high heat and humidity have the potential to cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and in some cases death. Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for the Leeds,... Read More

Four Way Race for Mayor in Leeds & The Thousand Islands

Four Way Race for Mayor in Leeds & The Thousand Islands
Lansdowne – It is a four-way race for the Mayors spot in Leeds and The Thousand Islands. Incumbent Mayor Joe Baptista faces Councillor John Paul Jackson, and newcomers Kurt Liebe and Corinna Smith-Gatcke. There are 16 candidates running for 6 council seats across the three wards in the township. In Ward 1, incumbents Brian Mabee, Jeff Lackie and Vicki Leakey... Read More

Michael Barrett will host open house on two key agricultural issues

Michael Barrett will host open house on two key agricultural issues
Brockville – Michael Barrett, candidate for the Conservative nomination in Leeds-GrenvilleThousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, says along with a round table on Bill C71, he is looking forward to holding an open house of several urgent agricultural issues when he is the nominated Conservative party candidate. “Front of package nutrition labeling regulations being introduced by the Liberal government and the... Read More

Michael Barrett will host round-table on Bill C-71

Michael Barrett will host round-table on Bill C-71
Brockville – Michael Barrett, candidate for the Conservative nomination in Leeds-Grenville Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, says one of the first meetings he will hold in the riding when he is the nominated Conservative party candidate, will be an information meeting on Bill C-71. He notes that despite Liberal rhetoric, Bill C-71 is a backdoor gun registry that will do... Read More

Leeds and the Thousand Islands List of Municipal Candidates as of Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Leeds and the Thousand Islands List of Municipal Candidates as of Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Leeds and the Thousand Islands – Here is the unofficial list of candidates running in the municipal election in the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands as of Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Deadline for nominations is this Friday, July 27th at 2:00pm. MAYOR JACKSON, John Paul BAPTISTA, Joe LIEBE, Kurt SMITH-GATCKE, Corinna COUNCILLOR WARD 1 FODEY, Terry MABEE, Brian... Read More

List of Municipal Candidates For Gananoque as of Monday, July 23, 2018

List of Municipal Candidates For Gananoque as of Monday, July 23, 2018
Gananoque – Here is the list of municipal candidates for the October municipal elections for the Town of Gananoque as of Monday, July 23, 2018. Deadline for nomination submissions is this Friday, July 27, 2018. Mayor Brian Brooks Christine Milks Councillor Terry Ferguson Matt Harper Dennis O’Connor Anne T. Warren Harold Tulk David Osmond Lynn Pretsell Allison McNaught Joe Jansen... Read More

Great Lakes-St. Lawrence shipping adds 180,000 jobs, $26 billion to Canadian economy: New Study

Great Lakes-St. Lawrence shipping adds 180,000 jobs, $26 billion to Canadian economy: New Study
Ottawa – Cargo shipments to ports on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River waterway generate CDN$60 billion worth of economic activity and 328,500 jobs in Canada and the U.S., according to a new study released today. That breaks down to 181,000 jobs and CDN$26 billion in economic activity in Ontario and Quebec. The Economic Impacts of Maritime Shipping in the Great... Read More