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Thousand Islands Elementary School Student Raises $5,000 for Classmate’s New Wheelchair

Thousand Islands Elementary School Student Raises $5,000 for Classmate’s New Wheelchair
The Gananoque Lions Club presented Ava Deryaw with a $1,000 cheque to go toward the purchase of a new wheelchair for Ava’s friend, Ducky Steacy. Photo submitted by the UCDSB. Lansdowne – When Grade 4 Thousand Islands Elementary School student Ava Deryaw found out her classmate needed a new wheelchair, she got creative. Ava’s classmate, Ducky Steacy, has cerebral palsy and uses... Read More

Pop-up Covid Testing This Week in Athens & Gananoque

Pop-up Covid Testing This Week in Athens & Gananoque
Brockville – Pop-up testing is happening this week in Athens on Tuesday and Gananoque on Thursday. Both are first come, first served and testing priority is for those with COVID-19 symptoms and close contacts of positive cases (as informed by public health or the COVID Alert app). Bring your health card, a driver’s licence and wear a mask. Athens: Tuesday,... Read More

Pop-Up Covid Testing in Gananoque and Prescott

Pop-Up Covid Testing in Gananoque and Prescott
Brockville – More “pop-up” (temporary) testing centres will be open this Monday, September 28 in Gananoque and Tuesday, September 29 in Prescott to help increase access to testing for the community and to reduce the pressure on the nearby COVID-19 Assessment Centres. Testing will be performed by community paramedics from the Leeds Grenville Paramedic Service. “I am pleased at how... Read More

OPP POLICE RECORD CHECKS UPDATE

OPP POLICE RECORD CHECKS UPDATE
ORILLIA – As the economy continues to recover from the pandemic, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is committed to improving customer service for citizens seeking police record checks. Due to COVID-19, the OPP is currently experiencing a high volume of police record check requests. Current processing times are four to six weeks. The OPP is working on improving the technical capacities of... Read More

Leeds County OPP: Bear Encounters – When to Call Police

Leeds County OPP: Bear Encounters – When to Call Police
Leeds County – The Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has received information of recent black bear sightings in the Athens, Ontario area. The public is reminded that black bears that come into a populated area aren’t always a threat to public safety. The following explains who to contact if you encounter a bear; Emergency Situations CALL 911... Read More

RWLT Implements New Entry Limits at Rock Dunder Effective Sept 18,2020

RWLT Implements New Entry Limits at Rock Dunder Effective Sept 18,2020
Seeley’s Bay – Starting Sept 18, 2020, entry to Rock Dunder hiking trails will be limited to 30 groups per hour. Due to the increased demand for outdoor recreational activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, the hiking trails at Rock Dunder have experienced record-setting levels of usage since our opening in May. Staff have been closely monitoring the situation and surveying... Read More

Leeds OPP Investigate Serious Collision

Leeds OPP Investigate Serious Collision
LEEDS – Members of the Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating a serious motor vehicle collision that sent two people to hospital. On Sunday September 13, 2020 just before 2:15 a.m. OPP officers responded to reports of a collision involving multiple vehicles on Base Line Road, Wolfe Island. Investigation revealed that two pick-up trucks, a... Read More

Gananoque & District Humane Society Holding Annual Puppy Prowl Walk Saturday October 3rd

Gananoque & District Humane Society Holding Annual Puppy Prowl Walk Saturday October 3rd
Gananoque – The Gananoque & District Humane Society (GDHS) is holding its annual Puppy Prowl walk for dogs on Saturday October 3rd. Come out with or without dogs to help them raise funds for the humane society by getting sponsors for your walk. Pledge sheets are available at PetValu, Gananoque, or print your own from http://www.ganhumanesociety.ca. You can also pick... Read More

Power Outage Covering most of Southern Leeds-Grenville Currently

Power Outage Covering most of Southern Leeds-Grenville Currently
Brockville – There is currently a power outage in the Brockville, Prescott, Spencerville, Oxford Station, North Augusta, Athens, Front of Yonge, Elizabethtown-Kitley and parts of Leeds & 1000 Island area. Hydro One is saying that there are 3436 customers affected. They say the estimated time of return is 2:15pm. According to Hydro One there was a pole fire. Read More

Lake St. Lawrence water levels to decline following long September weekend

Lake St. Lawrence water levels to decline following long September weekend
Cornwall – With summer nearing an end, the Board will adjust its outflow strategy and allow Lake St. Lawrence levels to decline to the normal navigation season minimum following the September long weekend. This decision will allow for slightly more water to be released from Lake Ontario during the fall. The lower and declining levels on Lake Ontario combined with... Read More