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Annual Furball Boat Cruise for the Gananoque & District Humane Society being Held Friday

Annual Furball Boat Cruise for the Gananoque & District Humane Society being Held Friday
Rockport – The annual Furball Boat Cruise for the Gananoque & District Humane Society is being held this Friday, August 31st on the Rockport Boat Lines. The two hour sunset cruise in the heart of the 1000 Islands will feature live classic rock from R-Banned. Sing along, partake at the cash bar, have some free nibbles, wear a costume or... Read More

Letter to the Editor: Official Plan or Official Fiasco?

Letter to the Editor: Official Plan or Official Fiasco?
I am at a loss when describing our Township’s current situation regarding the potential passing of our draft official plan (OP), and my confusion and frustration is exacerbated by the approximate 120 residents in attendance at our latest and last public meeting addressing the OP. There appeared to be an equally split crowd, with those who supported passing the OP... Read More

Four Way Race for Mayor in Leeds & The Thousand Islands

Four Way Race for Mayor in Leeds & The Thousand Islands
Lansdowne – It is a four-way race for the Mayors spot in Leeds and The Thousand Islands. Incumbent Mayor Joe Baptista faces Councillor John Paul Jackson, and newcomers Kurt Liebe and Corinna Smith-Gatcke. There are 16 candidates running for 6 council seats across the three wards in the township. In Ward 1, incumbents Brian Mabee, Jeff Lackie and Vicki Leakey... Read More

Michael Barrett will host open house on two key agricultural issues

Michael Barrett will host open house on two key agricultural issues
Brockville – Michael Barrett, candidate for the Conservative nomination in Leeds-GrenvilleThousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, says along with a round table on Bill C71, he is looking forward to holding an open house of several urgent agricultural issues when he is the nominated Conservative party candidate. “Front of package nutrition labeling regulations being introduced by the Liberal government and the... Read More

Michael Barrett will host round-table on Bill C-71

Michael Barrett will host round-table on Bill C-71
Brockville – Michael Barrett, candidate for the Conservative nomination in Leeds-Grenville Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, says one of the first meetings he will hold in the riding when he is the nominated Conservative party candidate, will be an information meeting on Bill C-71. He notes that despite Liberal rhetoric, Bill C-71 is a backdoor gun registry that will do... Read More

Leeds and the Thousand Islands List of Municipal Candidates as of Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Leeds and the Thousand Islands List of Municipal Candidates as of Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Leeds and the Thousand Islands – Here is the unofficial list of candidates running in the municipal election in the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands as of Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Deadline for nominations is this Friday, July 27th at 2:00pm. MAYOR JACKSON, John Paul BAPTISTA, Joe LIEBE, Kurt SMITH-GATCKE, Corinna COUNCILLOR WARD 1 FODEY, Terry MABEE, Brian... Read More

Great Lakes-St. Lawrence shipping adds 180,000 jobs, $26 billion to Canadian economy: New Study

Great Lakes-St. Lawrence shipping adds 180,000 jobs, $26 billion to Canadian economy: New Study
Ottawa – Cargo shipments to ports on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River waterway generate CDN$60 billion worth of economic activity and 328,500 jobs in Canada and the U.S., according to a new study released today. That breaks down to 181,000 jobs and CDN$26 billion in economic activity in Ontario and Quebec. The Economic Impacts of Maritime Shipping in the Great... Read More

Three Way Race For Mayor in TLTI

Three Way Race For Mayor in TLTI
Lansdowne – A third candidate has entered the race to become the next mayor of the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands. Kurt Liebe, an environmentalist and lover of the township’s heritage, joins incumbent mayor Joe Baptista and John Paul Jackson, a councillor, on the ballot for the Oct. 22 municipal election. More on this story from the Recorder &... Read More

154th Annual Lansdowne Fair Being Held This Weekend

154th Annual Lansdowne Fair Being Held This Weekend
Lansdowne – The 154th edition of the Lansdowne Fair is set to take place this weekend from Friday, July 20th to Sunday, July 22nd at the Lansdowne Fairgrounds. On Thursday the midway opens to the public with free admission to the fairgrounds at 6:00pm. Gates open on Friday at 3:00pm with an Antique Tractor and Machinery Show, Pony Pull, Mini... Read More

Henry Oosterhof Seeks Nomination for Conservative Party of Canada for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes

Henry Oosterhof Seeks Nomination for Conservative Party of Canada for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes
To the Residents of Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes: My name is Henry Oosterhof and I am seeking the nomination to represent this riding as the Conservative Party of Canada Candidate for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes I was born and raised in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes on our family’s dairy farm on Jellyby Road.  I attended grade school... Read More