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YOUTH CHARGED AFTER MAKING THREATS

YOUTH CHARGED AFTER MAKING THREATS
LEEDS – Members of the Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have laid charges against a youth. On November 30, 2019 just before 10:30 a.m. OPP officers from the Thousand Islands office received information regarding threats made by a youth. A 13 year old has been charged with: • Utter threats- Cause death or bodily harm • Sexual assault... Read More

LEEDS OPP ARREST IMPAIRED DRIVER

LEEDS OPP ARREST IMPAIRED DRIVER
LEEDS – Members of the Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged an impaired driver after receiving information from the public. On December 2, 2019 just after 9:45 p.m. OPP officers of the Thousand Islands office received reports of a driver operating a vehicle while impaired. The vehicle was located and stopped on Main Street in... Read More

OSSTF Initiating Full Day Walk Out on Wednesday

OSSTF Initiating Full Day Walk Out on Wednesday
Eastern Ontario – Teachers and education workers represented by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) will participate in a one-day, province-wide full withdrawal of services this Wednesday, December 4th, if a new agreement is not reached before then. The UCDSB has said if this occurs, there will be no classes, planned activities, co-operative education placements or extracurriculars for students... Read More

FIREARM SEIZED DURING TRAFFIC STOP 

FIREARM SEIZED DURING TRAFFIC STOP 
LEEDS – Members of the Leeds County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are continuing an investigation after a routine traffic stop for speeding led to numerous criminal charges against the driver. On November 23, 2019 just before 7:00 p.m. OPP officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic related offence, westbound on Highway 401, Leeds and Thousand Islands Township. During the investigation... Read More

Flexibility in setting Lake Ontario outflows to continue – International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board

Flexibility in setting Lake Ontario outflows to continue – International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board
Cornwall – The International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board (Board) announced today that, in directing Lake Ontario outflows, it has been given the ability to continue deviating from the flow specified by Plan 2014. The Board has had authority to deviate from Plan 2014 since May 7th, after Lake Ontario rose above the high water trigger levels specified... Read More

Health Unit releases annual cost of eating in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark

Health Unit releases annual cost of eating in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark
Leeds-Grenville, Lanark – Each year, the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit conducts Nutritious Food Basket costing. The results show that individuals and households living with a low income struggle to buy enough nutritious food after paying rent, bills, and other living expenses. From the 2017 Canadian Community Health Survey, 9.4% or 6449 households in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark... Read More

REGIONAL JOB CREATION PROGRAM LAUNCHED IN EASTERN ONTARIO

REGIONAL JOB CREATION PROGRAM LAUNCHED IN EASTERN ONTARIO
FIRST STEP IN GOVERNMENT’S TRANSFORMATION OF BUSINESS SUPPORTS GANANOQUE — The Ontario government is helping businesses and communities in Eastern Ontario by launching the first part of its commitment to transform business supports to deliver value for money for taxpayers and create new investment and jobs. Today, on behalf of Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade,... Read More

Crime Prevention Week: Romance Scams

Crime Prevention Week: Romance Scams
LEEDS –  Members of the Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police want to remind the public to be cautious in relation to online romance scams. Potential victims of all ages are found online using the romance scam, appealing to your romantic and compassionate side. The focus tends to be directed at the single population but anyone can be a victim.... Read More

Leeds-Grenville Annual Economic Development Summit 2019 Being Held November 22nd

Leeds-Grenville Annual Economic Development Summit 2019 Being Held November 22nd
Leeds-Grenville – The annual Leeds-Grenville Economic Summit is set for Friday, November 22nd at the North Grenville Municipal Centre. Come out for a day focused on Economic Development and Leadership. This event is in partnership with Michael Barrett, M.P., Steve Clark, M.P.P., the Eastern Workforce Innovation Board and the 1000 Islands, Grenville and Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporations. This... Read More

Health Unit releases Student Immunization Report

Health Unit releases Student Immunization Report
Brockville – Being fully immunized protects against many communicable diseases, like measles and polio that can be quite serious and are easily spread in our community, especially in our schools. The Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) is an important piece of legislation that requires students to be immunized against certain diseases or to have a valid exemption on file... Read More