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Third Consecutive Month of Record Outflows:  continued risk of high water on the St. Lawrence River and on Lake Ontario

Third Consecutive Month of Record Outflows:  continued risk of high water on the St. Lawrence River and on Lake Ontario
Cornwall – Due to favorable ice conditions and previously implemented deviation strategies, the Lake Ontario outflows surpassed the historical record-high for the month of March, making this the third straight monthly record that has been exceeded during the Board’s ongoing efforts to deviate from Plan 2014 and remove water from Lake Ontario. The International Lake Ontario–St. Lawrence River Board met... Read More

Pleasure Craft Lockages Suspended at Canadian Locks until Further Notice Along Montreal/St. Lawrence & Welland Canal Sections of Seaway

Pleasure Craft Lockages Suspended at Canadian Locks until Further Notice Along Montreal/St. Lawrence & Welland Canal Sections of Seaway
Cornwall – Effective immediately, all pleasure craft lockages in the St. Lawrence Seaway are suspended. This suspension applies to both the Montreal / Lake Ontario section and the Welland Canal section of the Seaway. The suspension of pleasure craft lockages reflects the need to minimize all non-essential interactions between Seaway personnel and members of the general public during the COVID-19... Read More

Flooding – St. Lawrence Seaway/ Sandbag Availability – Township of Leeds & 1000 Islands

Flooding – St. Lawrence Seaway/ Sandbag Availability – Township of Leeds & 1000 Islands
Lansdowne – Opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway and Township monitoring water levels and making sand and sandbags available to residents. The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation announced that the waterway’s Montreal / Lake Ontario Section will begin the 2020 Navigation Season on April 1, 2020. The Cataraqui Conservation Authority (CRCA) has indicated that water levels will continue to rise... Read More

OPP: FRAUDSTERS TARGETING EASTERN ONTARIO BUSINESSES

OPP: FRAUDSTERS TARGETING EASTERN ONTARIO BUSINESSES
Ottawa – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) urges businesses to verify who you’re dealing with before conducting remote or online sales. The OPP in eastern Ontario has responded to numerous calls from businesses, including automotive and recreational vehicle dealerships, who fell victim to Card-Not-Present (CNP) Frauds. The fraudsters contact a business to place an order for a product by way of... Read More

Shoppers Drug Mart provides free access to mental health program to help Canadians coping with stress

Shoppers Drug Mart provides free access to mental health program to help Canadians coping with stress
Stress management program available online through SilverCloud Health TORONTO – Shoppers Drug Mart is making peace of mind a little more accessible to Canadians as they struggle with increased stress in the face of COVID-19.  In partnership with SilverCloud Health, the company has opened a virtual stress management program, accessible anywhere from their phones, tablets or computer. The company will cover all associated... Read More

Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands requests seasonal residents to remain at their primary residence to help flatten the curve

Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands requests seasonal residents to remain at their primary residence to help flatten the curve
March 30, 2020 Lansdowne – The Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands requests seasonal residents to remain at their primary residence to help flatten the curve. Province postpones 2020 property assessment update; 2021 Taxation will be based on 2016 current values.  Residents reminded of fire ban and to not stockpile gasoline in storage containers.  On March 29, 2020 Canada’s chief public... Read More

IJC Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Water Levels Webinar on Friday, April 3

IJC Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Water Levels Webinar on Friday, April 3
Register now! US Co-Chair Jane Corwin and Canadian Co-Chair Pierre Béland of the International Joint Commission will host a webinar on high water levels in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River on April 3rd 2020. A French language webinar will take place at 9:30 a.m. (EDT) and the English language webinar will take place at noon (EDT). A short presentation will be given... Read More

The Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands declares a Municipal State of Emergency 

The Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands declares a Municipal State of Emergency 
March 23, 2020, Lansdowne, ON – The Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands declares a Municipal State of Emergency in accordance with the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, at 2:00 on Monday, March 23, 2020.        Declaring an emergency affords the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands additional powers to protect the health and safety of all individuals, families and businesses. Mayor... Read More

ETFO reaches tentative agreements at central bargaining tables 

ETFO reaches tentative agreements at central bargaining tables 
ETFO reaches tentative agreements at central bargaining tables  Toronto – The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has reached tentative central agreements with the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association and the Council of Trustees’ Associations. Separate tentative central agreements have been negotiated for ETFO’s teacher/occasional teacher and education worker members. “This has been a very prolonged... Read More

Ontario Government Reaches Tentative Agreement with ETFO

Ontario Government Reaches Tentative Agreement with ETFO
Builds further momentum for progress that students deserve TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement regarding a tentative agreement with the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA), and ETFO Education Workers and the Council of Trustees’ Associations (CTA): “Our Government is pleased to announce a tentative agreement has... Read More