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OPP Nab Impaired Driver After DRE Test

OPP Nab Impaired Driver After DRE Test
Leeds & 1000 Islands – Officers of the Leeds and the Thousand Islands Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped an impaired driver after a traffic stop. On February 5, 2018 at about 9:20 P.M. OPP officers while conducting patrol on Highway 401 in Leeds and the Thousand Islands Township stopped an eastbound vehicle after observing concerning driving behaviour.... Read More

Volunteer Centre Hosting Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Volunteer Centre Hosting Community Volunteer Income Tax Program
Brockville – Need a hand completing your income tax and benefit return? The Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau is once again hosting their Community Volunteer Income Tax Program around the region.If you are unable to complete your income tax and benefit return by yourself and are unable to pay for assistance, the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program may be for... Read More

Embrace the Cold at the Annual Frost Fest in Seeley’s Bay This Weekend!

Embrace the Cold at the Annual Frost Fest in Seeley’s Bay This Weekend!
Seeley’s Bay – This February, Frost Fest in Seeley’s Bay comes to life once again….just like the snowman! The only difference is we have the Penguins! Our unique gathering of events and activities are happening this weekend, February 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Come join our Frost Fest Penguins starting with the Opening Ceremonies on Friday at the docks. Skating, Hot... Read More

Celebrity Dachshund lends a paw for National Cupcake Day™

Celebrity Dachshund lends a paw for National Cupcake Day™
Dust off your whisks, spatulas and measuring spoons. It’s time to help animals in need by baking! Crusoe the celebrity Dachshund has jumped on board as our National Cupcake Day™ animal ambassador and he is already busy planning his pupcake party with his wiener dog friends. Take part in National Cupcake Day™ by hosting your own cupcake party at your home,... Read More

Ontario Festival of Small Halls seeking new venue submissions

Ontario Festival of Small Halls seeking new venue submissions
Ottawa – The Ontario Festival of Small Halls is looking to share the love – small hall love, that is. Read More

OPP: Who’s Chatting to your kids?

OPP: Who’s Chatting to your kids?
LEEDS – Officers of the Leeds and the Thousand Islands Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a parents concern over who her son’s online friends are. On January 18, 2018  O.P.P officers were dispatched to a residence to offer assistance to a family after parents expressed concerns over their sons online gaming ‘friends’. It was learned that... Read More

OPP: The January Thaw

OPP: The January Thaw
LEEDS – There’s a saying in Canada that if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes. Almost every winter we see some sort of extreme fluctuations in temperature, a January thaw of sorts. One week, extreme sub-zero temperatures and the next, peaks on the positive side. Leeds County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 20 reports of vehicle collisions... Read More

Board of Trustees Appoints Seasoned Business Official as the Chief Financial Officer for the Upper Canada District School Board

Board of Trustees Appoints Seasoned Business Official as the Chief Financial Officer for the Upper Canada District School Board
Brockville – The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) announced at its Board meeting of January 10th the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer. Robert Backstrom is an accomplished business services executive who has distinguished himself in a variety of financial leadership and operational roles over the course of his career. Mr. Backstrom has worked in the private sector... Read More

OPP WARN OF CANADA REVENUE AGENCY SCAM RESURFACING IN AREA

OPP WARN OF CANADA REVENUE AGENCY SCAM RESURFACING IN AREA
LEEDS –   The Leeds Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to warn the public of a telephone scam by imposters claiming to be Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) employees. The fraudsters advise the target that they owe thousands of dollars in back taxes to the CRA and the intended victim is often threatened with arrest and jail if they do... Read More