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40th Annual Rockport Winter Carnival Running February 4th to 9th!

40th Annual Rockport Winter Carnival Running February 4th to 9th!
Rockport – The 40th annual Rockport Winter Carnival is being held from February 4th to 9th at the Rockport Recreation Centre and Rockport Barn in Rockport. This year they are celebrating 40 years. Buttons will be available through the communities near Rockport for $3 per button, to be used at all events! Some of the highlights include: Feb. 4th –... Read More

8th Annual Squash 4 Guy Tournament in Support of Cancer Research This Weekend

8th Annual Squash 4 Guy Tournament in Support of Cancer Research This Weekend
Gananoque – The 8th annual Guy Beaubien Memorial Squash Tournament in support of Cancer Research is being held this weekend from Thursday, Janaury 30th to Sunday, February 2nd in Gananoque. Once again it is being held at the Country Squire Resort at 715 King Street, East in Gan. Spectators are welcome. Money raised from the event will be donated to... Read More

UCDSB Advises: No classes for Kindergarten to Grade 8 students on January 29

UCDSB Advises: No classes for Kindergarten to Grade 8 students on January 29
Brockville – In a letter to parents and guardians, the UCDSB shared the following: The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), which represents elementary teachers within our board, gave notice that the Upper Canada District School Board WILL BE impacted by the rotating one-day strikes taking place next week on Wednesday, Jan. 29 if there is no progress made at the central bargaining table.... Read More

Background Paper Answers Key Questions on 2019 Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River Flooding

Background Paper Answers Key Questions on 2019 Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River Flooding
Cornwall – In an easy-to-read background paper on High Water in 2019, the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board responds to the call for more accessible information. The paper uses question and answer format to explain why it flooded in 2019, why Lake Ontario outflows were not higher in 2018 and 2019, how the Board’s actions affected water levels, and... Read More

Snow, Yes or No? 26th Annual Frost Fest is still ago!

Snow, Yes or No? 26th Annual Frost Fest is still ago!
Seeley’s Bay – In less than two weeks, Frost Fest returns to Seeley’s Bay celebrating 26 years! A full weekend of family friendly fun is planned for this much anticipated annual event. Regardless of the snow, Frost Fest takes place from January 31st until February 2nd and promises an old-fashioned Canadian Winter celebration complete with wagon rides, snowman building/lawn-art contest,... Read More

High Lake Ontario Outflows Continue, Impacts Felt Across the System

High Lake Ontario Outflows Continue, Impacts Felt Across the System
Cornwall – Following the closure of the Seaway, and some partial and temporary ice formation in early January, mild temperatures across the Lake Ontario basin have allowed the International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board to set Lake Ontario outflows at unprecedented levels, higher than has ever previously been released in winter for several days and at times up... Read More

BROCKVILLE & AREA MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS HALL OF FAME ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS

BROCKVILLE & AREA MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS HALL OF FAME ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS
Brockville – The 15th annual Brockville & Area Music & Performing Arts Hall of Fame is Thursday March 26 th at the Brockville Arts Centre. The Committee is accepting nominations now until February 21st. You can email bruce.wylie@bellmedia.ca for a nomination form. Last year Ed Bush, Rolly Evans, Alex Fleuriau Chateau, Reg Francis, Brenda Lewis and the Thousand Islanders Barbershop... Read More

Driver Charged After Vehicle Found in the Ditch

Driver Charged After Vehicle Found in the Ditch
LEEDS – Members of the Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged a driver under the Highway Traffic Act following a single vehicle collision. On January 13, 2020 just after 2:15 p.m. OPP officers of the Rideau Lakes office responded to reports of a vehicle in the ditch on Harts Gravel Road, South Crosby Township. Investigation led... Read More

Leeds OPP Responded to 12 Collisions Involving Deer In First Week of 2020

Leeds OPP Responded to 12 Collisions Involving Deer In First Week of 2020
LEEDS – Members of the Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 12 reported collisions so far in January involving deer. The following tips may reduce your chances of being involved in a collision with deer and other wildlife. • Drive the speed limit, or slower in high risk areas and scan the sides of the road. • If... Read More