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Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: Province orders public gatherings to be of 5 or less people

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: Province orders public gatherings to be of 5 or less people
Brockville – On March 28, 2020 the Provincial Order made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act was amended.  The amendments strengthen the order issued on March 17, 2020 to include the prohibition of “organized public events including parades, events including weddings, social gatherings and communal services within places of worship”. It prohibits gatherings of more than 5 people.... Read More

Third Consecutive Month of Record Outflows:  continued risk of high water on the St. Lawrence River and on Lake Ontario

Third Consecutive Month of Record Outflows:  continued risk of high water on the St. Lawrence River and on Lake Ontario
Cornwall – Due to favorable ice conditions and previously implemented deviation strategies, the Lake Ontario outflows surpassed the historical record-high for the month of March, making this the third straight monthly record that has been exceeded during the Board’s ongoing efforts to deviate from Plan 2014 and remove water from Lake Ontario. The International Lake Ontario–St. Lawrence River Board met... Read More

Ontario Extends Business Closures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Ontario Extends Business Closures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19
Additional Measures Necessary to Protect the Health and Safety of the People of Ontario TORONTO — Following the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government is reducing the list of businesses classified as essential and ordering more workplaces to close. This measure is necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of the... Read More

Ontario released their #COVID19 models and projections on Friday!

Ontario released their #COVID19 models and projections on Friday!
Provincial health experts say they expect COVID-19 could kill 3,000 to 15,000 people in the province over the course of the pandemic, the ramifications of which could last up to two years. Toronto – According to the models presented today, we could see by the end of April, 80K cases and 1.6k deaths with current measures. However, should stricter measures... Read More

City of Brockville: Reminder About Park and Recreational Facilities Closures

City of Brockville: Reminder About Park and Recreational Facilities Closures
Brockville – The City of Brockville is reminding residents that all city parks and outdoor recreational facilities are closed and that gathering in groups is strictly prohibited by the Provincial Government. With warmer weather approaching and Environment Canada forecasting a sunny weekend, many people will want to leave the confines of their homes and get outside to enjoy some fresh... Read More

Mental health services for Lanark, Leeds, and Grenville continue

Mental health services for Lanark, Leeds, and Grenville continue
Brockville – The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on the day-to-day lives on the people of our community. The added stress and anxiety of the situation can make it even harder for those living with mental illness to receive help. Brockville General Hospital’s (BGH) Mental Health program and Lanark, Leeds, and Grenville Addictions and Mental Health (LLGAMH) remain... Read More

Ontario Increasing Public Health Units’ Capacity to Stop COVID-19

Ontario Increasing Public Health Units’ Capacity to Stop COVID-19
TORONTO — To support public health units’ extensive efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, Ontario is taking further action to redirect existing resources to focus squarely on the fight against this new virus while allowing for public health units to considerably increase their capacity. Ontario has launched a new user-friendly online portal for the public to easily access their... Read More

Local student wins prestigious national award from the Vimy Foundation

Local student wins prestigious national award from the Vimy Foundation
Brockville – Local high school student, Madison Moran, wins prestigious national Vimy Pilgrimage Award. Out of hundreds of applicants from across the country, Moran, 16, was selected to participate in this Vimy Foundation program, which recognizes the actions of 20 young people aged 14-17 who demonstrate outstanding service, positive contributions, and leadership in their communities. Students can now apply for... Read More

Pleasure Craft Lockages Suspended at Canadian Locks until Further Notice Along Montreal/St. Lawrence & Welland Canal Sections of Seaway

Pleasure Craft Lockages Suspended at Canadian Locks until Further Notice Along Montreal/St. Lawrence & Welland Canal Sections of Seaway
Cornwall – Effective immediately, all pleasure craft lockages in the St. Lawrence Seaway are suspended. This suspension applies to both the Montreal / Lake Ontario section and the Welland Canal section of the Seaway. The suspension of pleasure craft lockages reflects the need to minimize all non-essential interactions between Seaway personnel and members of the general public during the COVID-19... Read More

Emergency Child Care Centres to Open in Four UCDSB Schools

Emergency Child Care Centres to Open in Four UCDSB Schools
Brockville – In an effort to support health care and essential service workers in our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Upper Canada District School Board has been able to respond positively to requests from municipalities to open four emergency child care centres within our school district. This is being done as part of the provincial plan to help front line workers to... Read More