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Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit Covid-19 Update – July 10, 2020

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit Covid-19 Update – July 10, 2020
Brockville – Here is the Covid-19 update for July 10, 2020 from the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit. No new cases or deaths have been reported. Total of 354 cases and 52 deaths in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark. 300 of cases recovered (Recovered cases do not include deaths). Cases are reported from data collected at 4:00pm yesterday. Lab-confirmed... Read More

Health Unit warns to take precautions during high heat and humidity

Health Unit warns to take precautions during high heat and humidity
Brockville – Due to extremely high temperatures and humidex levels expected over the next several days the health unit would like to remind everyone to be cautious as the 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... Read More

Great Lakes Water Levels Webinar – Friday, July 17, 2020

Great Lakes Water Levels Webinar – Friday, July 17, 2020
You are invited to a Great Lakes water levels webinar hosted by the International Lake Superior Board of Control, the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board and the International Niagara Board of Control. The webinar will take place on Friday, July 17 from noon to 1:30 pm (EDT) in English. This webinar will provide an overview of why the Great Lakes are at... Read More

Local health units announce regional approach to mandatory masks 

Local health units announce regional approach to mandatory masks 
As of Tuesday, July 7 at 12:01am businesses must adopt a policy for facial coverings/masks to be worn inside enclosed public spaces/settings that are openly accessible to the public across Eastern Ontario. Eastern Ontario – Today Medical Officers of Health from Eastern Ontario Health Unit; Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit; Renfrew County and District Health and Ottawa Public... Read More

Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect for Our Entire Region

Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect for Our Entire Region
Potential for isolated severe thunderstorms this evening. Isolated thunderstorms are forecast to move southeastward across portions of the regions this evening. Locally damaging winds gusts may be associated with one or two of these storms, along with hail and frequent cloud to ground lightning. As the storms are expected to be isolated, many places will not be affected. Strong wind... Read More

Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau Appoints Mary Lynn Villeneuve New Centre Manager

Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau Appoints Mary Lynn Villeneuve New Centre Manager
Brockville – The Board of Directors of the Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau are pleased to announce that Mary Lynn Villeneuve has been appointed the new Manager of the Volunteer Centre effective immediately. Mrs. Villeneuve has been working in different capacities with the Volunteer Centre for the past 6 years and was recently the Interim Manager after the retirement of... Read More

Health Unit Started Beach Water Testing Program Last Week

Health Unit Started Beach Water Testing Program Last Week
Brockville – The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has started weekly water sampling of the area’s public bathing beaches for this year. The following beaches will be monitored weekly throughout the summer season until August 24, 2020: In Lanark County: Almonte Beach, Dalhousie Lake, Centennial Beach, Riverside Beach, Lanark Beach, Pakenham Beach, Rideau Ferry Yacht Club, Robertson Lake... Read More

Health Unit Warns to Take Precautions During High Heat and Humidity

Health Unit Warns to Take Precautions During High Heat and Humidity
Brockville – Due to high temperatures and humidex levels Environment Canada has issued a heat warning. 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

Routine Traffic Stop in Gananoque Yields Cocaine Seizure

Routine Traffic Stop in Gananoque Yields Cocaine Seizure
Gananoque – On July 1, 2020, the Gananoque Police conducted a routine traffic stop after observing a vehicle driving the wrong way on a one-way street. Further investigation revealed that the male driver, from Westport, was failing to comply with the conditions of an Undertaking for other criminal charges before the courts. A search incident to arrest uncovered close to... Read More

HEAT WARNING Issued for Our Entire Region for Today through Sunday

HEAT WARNING Issued for Our Entire Region for Today through Sunday
Heat Warning for our entire region has been issued today through Sunday! A prolonged period of hot weather is expected. Timing: This afternoon through Sunday. The heat event is likely to persist into next week. Maximum temperatures today: 32 to 35 degrees Celsius (Humidex 35 to 38). Maximum temperatures Friday: 32 to 34 degrees Celsius (Humidex 36 to 40). Maximum... Read More