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Local health units announce regional approach to mandatory masks 

Local health units announce regional approach to mandatory masks 
As of Tuesday, July 7 at 12:01am businesses must adopt a policy for facial coverings/masks to be worn inside enclosed public spaces/settings that are openly accessible to the public across Eastern Ontario. Eastern Ontario – Today Medical Officers of Health from Eastern Ontario Health Unit; Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit; Renfrew County and District Health and Ottawa Public... Read More

Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect for Our Entire Region

Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect for Our Entire Region
Potential for isolated severe thunderstorms this evening. Isolated thunderstorms are forecast to move southeastward across portions of the regions this evening. Locally damaging winds gusts may be associated with one or two of these storms, along with hail and frequent cloud to ground lightning. As the storms are expected to be isolated, many places will not be affected. Strong wind... Read More

Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau Appoints Mary Lynn Villeneuve New Centre Manager

Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau Appoints Mary Lynn Villeneuve New Centre Manager
Brockville – The Board of Directors of the Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau are pleased to announce that Mary Lynn Villeneuve has been appointed the new Manager of the Volunteer Centre effective immediately. Mrs. Villeneuve has been working in different capacities with the Volunteer Centre for the past 6 years and was recently the Interim Manager after the retirement of... Read More

Health Unit Started Beach Water Testing Program Last Week

Health Unit Started Beach Water Testing Program Last Week
Brockville – The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has started weekly water sampling of the area’s public bathing beaches for this year. The following beaches will be monitored weekly throughout the summer season until August 24, 2020: In Lanark County: Almonte Beach, Dalhousie Lake, Centennial Beach, Riverside Beach, Lanark Beach, Pakenham Beach, Rideau Ferry Yacht Club, Robertson Lake... Read More

Health Unit: True North Strong & COVID Free

Health Unit: True North Strong & COVID Free
Brockville – This Canada Day let’s stay ‘true north strong and COVID free’! The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. “Canada Day is a good time to celebrate how resilient we have been as a nation and community says Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health. “Over these past months... Read More

Heat Warning Issued For Our Entire Region

Heat Warning Issued For Our Entire Region
Brockville – A Heat Warning has been issued for Brockville, Leeds-Grenville, Smiths Falls, Lanark, Morrisburg-Cornwall, Kingston & Ottawa. A prolonged period of hot weather is expected. Timing: Friday through Saturday evening. The heat event may persist into Sunday. Maximum temperatures Friday: 31 to 33 degrees Celsius (Humidex 38 to 40). Maximum temperatures Saturday: 32 to 35 degrees Celsius (Humidex 38... Read More

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark gets green light to participate in Stage 2 re-opening

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark gets green light to participate in Stage 2 re-opening
Brockville – Ontario has given the green light for some regions to open up Friday, June 12, 2020 at 12:01 am as part of their Stage 2 plan. In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and local health officials, the government is easing restrictions in communities where it is safe to do so, based on trends of key public health indicators such... Read More

MPP Clark Holds Local Economic Recovery Consultations

MPP Clark Holds Local Economic Recovery Consultations
BROCKVILLE — More than two dozen local businesses, along with Mayors from across Leeds and Grenville, Chambers of Commerce and other organizations took part in virtual consultations today hosted by Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark. MPP Clark partnered on the consultations with Ann Weir, manager of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville’s Economic Development Office and... Read More

National Headquarters announces $3 million for Branches

National Headquarters announces $3 million for Branches
Volunteer-run Branches facing trouble in the wake of COVID-19 OTTAWA – In an unprecedented move, the Legion’s National Headquarters will release a total of 3 million dollars to help struggling Branches in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Dominion Command Executive Council made a landmark decision to release the funds from the Legion’s national reserves, in order to provide... Read More

Health Unit warns to take precautions during high heat and humidity

Health Unit warns to take precautions during high heat and humidity
Brockville – Due to high temperatures and humidex levels Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for this week.  A combination of heat and high humidity can be hazardous to your health. Conditions during high heat and humidity have the potential to cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and in some cases death. Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health... Read More