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First Round of Federal Funding to Support Local Legions Announced

First Round of Federal Funding to Support Local Legions Announced
Brockville –The Royal Canadian Legion announced back in December the Legion branches  receive support through the Veterans Organizations Emergency Support Fund. The Legion—the largest Veterans organization in Canada—received $14 million from the Government of Canada to distribute to its branches across the country. The the first allocation of the Veterans Organizations Emergency Relief Fund with money distributed through Dominion Command,... Read More

Leeds OPP Investigating Two Incidents Involving Animals

Leeds OPP Investigating Two Incidents Involving Animals
Police Say There is No Indication That the Two Incidents are Related Leeds County – The Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating two incidents involving animals. On January 7, 2021 officers were called to a home in Front of Yonge Township where a resident walking their dog claimed to have found meatballs along the roadway, with... Read More

CBSA: Immigration misrepresentation at the Lansdowne border crossing leads to sentence 

CBSA: Immigration misrepresentation at the Lansdowne border crossing leads to sentence 
Ottawa – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is committed to limiting the spread of COVID-19 in Canada. Since March, travel restrictions have been in place for all but essential travel and trade. The CBSA continues to be vigilant and applies the current travel restrictions to all persons seeking entry to Canada accordingly. On June 23, Lyell Sullivan Buttermore, a foreign... Read More

Leeds County OPP Weekly Police Reports – Dec. 23rd to 26th, 2020

Leeds County OPP Weekly Police Reports – Dec. 23rd to 26th, 2020
December 23, 2020 – December 26, 2020 (LEEDS, ON.) – Members of the Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) continue to investigate various calls for service. Stolen vehicle located after traffic complaint On December 23, 2020 at about 9:30 p.m. officers from Leeds County OPP responded to a traffic complaint eastbound on Highway 401, Front of Yonge Township.... Read More

Cataraqui Conservation Issues Water Safety Statement for Inland Lakes and Streams

Cataraqui Conservation Issues Water Safety Statement for Inland Lakes and Streams
Kingston/Brockville – Cataraqui Conservation has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety today due to a strong storm system that is forecast for December 24th through 25th and expected to bring rain and snow to the region. Total amounts and form of precipitation is uncertain, but forecasts are calling for rainfall amounts of 40 – 60 mm. Higher amounts... Read More

Additional Case of COVID-19 at Gananoque Secondary School 

Additional Case of COVID-19 at Gananoque Secondary School 
Gananoque – Parents/guardians, staff and students at Gananoque Secondary School received notification today that an additional person at the school has tested positive for COVID-19. The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is closely monitoring the situation and at this time, there is no evidence of transmission at the school and therefore the Health Unit is not declaring a school outbreak. The Leeds,... Read More

The International Lake Ontario- St. Lawrence River Board to Implement Strategy to Deviate from Plan 2014 this Winter

The International Lake Ontario- St. Lawrence River Board to Implement Strategy to Deviate from Plan 2014 this Winter
Ottawa – The International Joint Commission (IJC) has approved the Board’s request for authority to deviate from Plan 2014, and as conditions permit, outflows from the Moses-Saunders dam on the St. Lawrence River can be increased to exceed Plan 2014 flows. The risk of high water on Lake Ontario in 2021 is moderate due to persistent high-water levels on Lake... Read More

UCDSB: Confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Gananoque Secondary School

UCDSB: Confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Gananoque Secondary School
Gananoque – Parents/guardians, staff and students at Gananoque Secondary School received notification today that an individual at the school has tested positive for COVID-19. The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is closely monitoring the situation and have followed up to isolate all students and staff who have had a high-risk exposure. Both the health unit and the school are taking all... Read More

Thousand Islands region recognized as an Important Amphibian and Reptile Area

Thousand Islands region recognized as an Important Amphibian and Reptile Area
Mallorytown – The Thousand Islands region, including Thousand Islands National Park, has been declared an Important Amphibian and Reptile Area (IMPARA) by the Canadian Herpetological Society. The Canadian Herpetological Society’s mandate is to foster research and conservation of Canada’s reptiles and amphibians, collectively known as herpetofauna. Herptile is a term used to describe reptiles and amphibians. Both types of species live in similar... Read More

Confirmed outbreak of COVID-19 at Gananoque Chevrolet and the CSN Gananoque Collision Centre

Confirmed outbreak of COVID-19 at Gananoque Chevrolet and the CSN Gananoque Collision Centre
Gananoque – Today, Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health at Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit and Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health at KFL&A Public Health are advising the public that the Health Unit is following up on an outbreak of cases of COVID-19 at the Gananoque Chev Buick GMC Cadillac (Main Dealership includes sales, parts, service/garage) located at... Read More