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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

Update from Elizabethtown-Kitley Mayor Burrow regarding COVID-19

Update from Elizabethtown-Kitley Mayor Burrow regarding COVID-19
Playgrounds and Sports fields are now closed Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley – The Township’s Emergency Control Group met again today regarding this ongoing health event. In accordance with Provincial directives, to reduce the spread of COVID-19 all playgrounds and sports fields throughout the Township are now closed. Green spaces within park areas remain available for residents to take walks, but physical... 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

OPP: FRAUDSTERS TARGETING EASTERN ONTARIO BUSINESSES

OPP: FRAUDSTERS TARGETING EASTERN ONTARIO BUSINESSES
Ottawa – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) urges businesses to verify who you’re dealing with before conducting remote or online sales. The OPP in eastern Ontario has responded to numerous calls from businesses, including automotive and recreational vehicle dealerships, who fell victim to Card-Not-Present (CNP) Frauds. The fraudsters contact a business to place an order for a product by way of... Read More

Shoppers Drug Mart provides free access to mental health program to help Canadians coping with stress

Shoppers Drug Mart provides free access to mental health program to help Canadians coping with stress
Stress management program available online through SilverCloud Health TORONTO – Shoppers Drug Mart is making peace of mind a little more accessible to Canadians as they struggle with increased stress in the face of COVID-19.  In partnership with SilverCloud Health, the company has opened a virtual stress management program, accessible anywhere from their phones, tablets or computer. The company will cover all associated... Read More

UCDSB Doing Survey of Family Technology Needs

UCDSB Doing Survey of Family Technology Needs
Brockville – As you may know, the Upper Canada District School Board is working to prepare for the need for students to learn from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because much of this learning is likely to involve technology, we are reaching out to families to determine what their technology needs may be, if any, so that their children... Read More

SHRINERS SHINE A LIGHT AT BROCKVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL 

SHRINERS SHINE A LIGHT AT BROCKVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL 
Pictured outside the Shoppers Drug Mart, King Street, Brockville location maintaining a 2 metre distance are (l-r): Jack Butt, Past Potentate, and current Vice-President, Brockville & District Shrine Club; representing, Carolyn Burpee, Owner of Shopper Drug Mart (Brockville & Prescott locations), is Janice Woollcombe, Front Store Manager, Shoppers Drug Mart; Gary Tristram, Past Potentate and current President of the Brockville & District... Read More

Community-based COVID-19 Assessment Centre for Brockville/Leeds Grenville Residents Starts Today

Community-based COVID-19 Assessment Centre for Brockville/Leeds Grenville Residents Starts Today
BROCKVILLE – Starting today, March 27, 2020, Brockville and Leeds Grenville residents will have access to a community-based novel coronavirus (COVID-19) assessment centre. The assessment centre will be located at the Memorial Centre, at 100 Magedoma Boulevard, Brockville. Hours of operation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily, including weekends. The assessment centre will be led by the... Read More

IJC Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Water Levels Webinar on Friday, April 3

IJC Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Water Levels Webinar on Friday, April 3
Register now! US Co-Chair Jane Corwin and Canadian Co-Chair Pierre Béland of the International Joint Commission will host a webinar on high water levels in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River on April 3rd 2020. A French language webinar will take place at 9:30 a.m. (EDT) and the English language webinar will take place at noon (EDT). A short presentation will be given... Read More