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OPP – Traffic Advisory July 21st – Browns Bay

OPP – Traffic Advisory July 21st – Browns Bay
Browns Bay – Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P.) in Leeds County wish to advise members of the motoring public of an increased volume of traffic this coming weekend. On Saturday July 21, 2018, thousands of attendees are expected to attend Brown’s Bay Provincial Park for the annual St. Vincent and the Grenadines Unity Picnic (AKA Vincy Unity Picnic).... Read More

CPHC 2nd Annual ‘Country in the Park’ Charity Event Being Held August 25th

CPHC 2nd Annual ‘Country in the Park’ Charity Event Being Held August 25th
Community & Primary Health Care (CPHC) to host an afternoon of country music. Featuring seven very talented, and well known country performers. Athens – CPHC is stretching out the afternoon of August. 25th for an outdoor country music event, featuring seven well known country singers who will perform outside at Athens Centennial Park – located at 35 Henry St. in... 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

Transport Carrying Freezies Catches Fire, Halts 401 Traffic

Transport Carrying Freezies Catches Fire, Halts 401 Traffic
Eastbound traffic exiting and reentering Hwy 401 at County Road 2 Elizabethtown-Kitley – Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in Leeds County are continuing an investigation into a transport fire on eastbound Highway 401. Police say that on July 18th at about 1:15 AM, officers of the Leeds County OPP detachment responded to a transport fire on Highway 401,... Read More

39th Annual Farmersville Exhibition Being Held This Weekend in Athens

39th Annual Farmersville Exhibition Being Held This Weekend in Athens
Athens – The 39th Annual Farmersville Exhibition is set for this weekend, July 20th to 22nd at the Centennial/Centre 76 Fairgrounds in Athens. The 2018 fair which is presented by the Lions Club of Athens will feature all lines of vintage tractors, trucks and vintage equipment. This year the feature tractor is ‘Case’. There will be Steam-powered engines and other... Read More

1000 Islands Bluegrass Jamboree Being Held July 19 – July 21

1000 Islands Bluegrass Jamboree Being Held July 19 – July 21
Mallorytown – The 1000 Islands Bluegrass Jamboree is being held from July 19 – July 21 at Happy Green Acres Campground on County Road 2. The weekend will be filled with live local musical talent, socializing, a horseshoe tournament, local vendors, food trucks and Woodlands backyard BBQ chicken dinner. Musicians will include Bear tracks, Tyler Comeau & Highway 10 Boys,... Read More

Burrow enters race for E-K Mayor

Burrow enters race for E-K Mayor
Elizabethtown-Kitley  – Brant Burrow, co-founder of Elizabethtown-Kitley Citizens for Open Government (EKCOG) and former spokesperson for Elizabethtown-Kitley Residents Association Inc. (EKRA), has filed nomination papers to enter the township’s mayoral race. Citing a desire to ensure that there could be no concerns over potential conflicts of interest, Burrow has formally stepped away from both organizations so that he can focus entirely... Read More

Nominations Open For for the Bill Thake Memorial Award for Economic Development Leadership

Nominations Open For for the Bill Thake Memorial Award for Economic Development Leadership
Leeds-Grenville – The Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office is asking individuals, councils and economic development committees to identify candidates for the Bill Thake Memorial Award for Economic Development Leadership. Before heading off for summer vacation, talk to colleagues and community members about who is deserving of this award in your municipality. Many volunteers help to improve the economic vitality of... Read More

Canada Day 2018 Around Leeds & Grenville

Canada Day 2018 Around Leeds & Grenville
Leeds-Grenville – Here are some of the events being held around our region of Leeds & Grenville this Canada Day weekend! Brockville: Brockville’s Canada Day 2018 starts off with the annual Canada Day 5 k & 1k Run starting out from Blockhouse Island at 8:45am and 9am. The 11th annual 1000 islands Regatta is on all weekend including Canada Day... Read More

Year 5 of Island Breakfast on Refugee Island This week – June 20-23rd

Year 5 of Island Breakfast on Refugee Island This week – June 20-23rd
People encouraged to buy tickets in advance to avoid disappointment BROCKVILLE – With the 5th annual Island Breakfast to kick-off this week, the Committee of the Island Breakfast on Refugee Island is encouraging those interested in attending this year’s event to buy advance tickets so as not to be disappointed. Last year’s breakfast experienced a sellout. This year, visitors will... Read More