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Five Mile Light House Nets Maintenance Fund

Five Mile Light House Nets Maintenance Fund
Elizabethtown-Kitley – After two years of planning and fundraising, the rebuild of the Five Mile Lighthouse is complete: the bills are paid and Elizabethtown-Kitley Township is left with $11,300.00 for future maintenance and/or investments on the site. At a virtual meeting on Tuesday, Committee Chair Bob Runciman disclosed the project financials and proudly announced that a total of $218,363.00 was... Read More

AREA LONG-TERM CARE PROJECTS TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL $14.5 MILLION 

AREA LONG-TERM CARE PROJECTS TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL $14.5 MILLION 
MODERNIZED FUNDING MODEL WILL PROVIDE EXTRA $6.9 MILLION FOR  MAPLE VIEW LODGE AND $7.6 MILLION FOR BAYFIELD MANOR EXPANSIONS  Athens — Two local long-term care home expansion projects will receive an additional $14,565,105 from the Ontario government to accelerate construction as part of a provincewide investment of $761 million through a modernized funding model announced here today by Dr. Merrilee... Read More

Clark Praises Ontario’s Nearly $1 Billion Broadband Investment

Clark Praises Ontario’s Nearly $1 Billion Broadband Investment
BROCKVILLE — The Ontario government is making a historic investment of nearly $1 billion over six years to improve and expand broadband and cellular access across the province, including Eastern Ontario, says Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark. The government announced a $680-million investment earlier today, which is on top of the $315 million announced previously to support Up... 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-19 Testing this Friday in Athens

Pop-Up COVID-19 Testing this Friday in Athens
Athens – A number of local health agencies have been working together to deliver services at the COVID-19 Assessment Centres in Leeds-Grenville and are planning several options to increase capacity for testing in the area. A “pop-up” (temporary) testing centre will be open this Friday, September 25 in Athens to help increase access to testing for the community and to... Read More

BROCKVILLE RESIDENTS, CATHERINE & JOHN MACDONALD TREAT LOCAL RETIREMENT RESIDENCES AND LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES TO TIM HORTONS SMILE COOKIES

BROCKVILLE RESIDENTS, CATHERINE & JOHN MACDONALD TREAT LOCAL RETIREMENT RESIDENCES AND LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES TO TIM HORTONS SMILE COOKIES
Pictured are several residents from Mapleview Lodge in Athens, ON enjoying their Smile Cookies – Submitted Photo Brockville –  Community philanthropists, John and Catherine Macdonald kindly approached the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation and offered to share Smile Cookies during Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Week with the residents in all of the local retirement residences and Long Term Care facilities.... 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

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

Small towns, big stories: Ontario Festival of Small Halls gathers true community tales

Small towns, big stories: Ontario Festival of Small Halls gathers true community tales
Eastern Ontario – What do a whale skeleton, an eccentric millionaire, hillside ghosts, an historic ship, a pimple, and a canoe fit for a queen have in common? They’re all part of legendary true stories from communities across Eastern Ontario. The Ontario Festival of Small Halls is capturing some of those incredible tales as a part of a new project,... Read More

MPP CLARK: LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES RECEIVE OVER $6 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FUNDS

MPP CLARK: LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES RECEIVE OVER $6 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FUNDS
Brockville – Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark announced today that municipalities in Leeds and Grenville will receive more than $6 million to address operating pressures as they continue to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Clark said the financial relief, provided in partnership with the federal government, is part of the first round of emergency... Read More