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Funding will help small, rural municipalities deliver smarter government services says Clark

Funding will help small, rural municipalities deliver smarter government services says Clark
TORONTO — Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, announced 27 joint projects to be funded through the Municipal Modernization Program at the 2020 Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) conference which wrapped up in Toronto on Tuesday. “Our government is working with our municipal partners to make life more affordable, deliver smarter government services, create a more competitive business climate... Read More

High Lake Ontario Outflows Continue, Impacts Felt Across the System

High Lake Ontario Outflows Continue, Impacts Felt Across the System
Cornwall – Following the closure of the Seaway, and some partial and temporary ice formation in early January, mild temperatures across the Lake Ontario basin have allowed the International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board to set Lake Ontario outflows at unprecedented levels, higher than has ever previously been released in winter for several days and at times up... Read More

BROCKVILLE & AREA MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS HALL OF FAME ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS

BROCKVILLE & AREA MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS HALL OF FAME ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS
Brockville – The 15th annual Brockville & Area Music & Performing Arts Hall of Fame is Thursday March 26 th at the Brockville Arts Centre. The Committee is accepting nominations now until February 21st. You can email bruce.wylie@bellmedia.ca for a nomination form. Last year Ed Bush, Rolly Evans, Alex Fleuriau Chateau, Reg Francis, Brenda Lewis and the Thousand Islanders Barbershop... Read More

Freezing Rain Warning continues today for our entire region!

Freezing Rain Warning continues today for our entire region!
Freezing rain ending this afternoon. The freezing rain will transition to ice pellets, snow or rain this afternoon. Ice accretion or build-up of 5 to 10 mm is possible and power outages are possible. Poor travel conditions can be expected today. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Be prepared to adjust your... Read More

EAST REGION OPP ADVISES MOTORISTS TO BE PREPARED

EAST REGION OPP ADVISES MOTORISTS TO BE PREPARED
Impending ice and snow event could mean challenging driving conditions Smiths Falls – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region is urging motorists to be prepared for deteriorating driving conditions, starting tonight. The forecast calls for significant freezing rain for much of the region followed by snow. “If you don’t have to go out on the highways tonight or tomorrow, we recommend... Read More

Freezing Rain Warning Has Been Issued for Our Entire Region for Sunday & Monday!

Freezing Rain Warning Has Been Issued for Our Entire Region for Sunday & Monday!
Environment Canada has issued a Freezing Rain Warning for our entire region, with a ice storm possible late Sunday and continuing Monday. Freezing rain is expected to develop late Sunday afternoon. The freezing rain may taper off briefly Sunday night but will redevelop early Monday and continue through the day. The freezing rain will finally transition to flurries or ice... Read More

Major Ice & Snow Storm Expected to Hit Our Region Sunday Afternoon into Monday!

Major Ice & Snow Storm Expected to Hit Our Region Sunday Afternoon into Monday!
Eastern Ontario – Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for Sunday afternoon, overnight and into Monday for our entire region for a potential major winter storm! They say a major ice and snow storm is possible, with freezing rain expected to develop Sunday afternoon. The freezing rain may taper off briefly Sunday night but will redevelop early Monday... Read More

Special Weather Statement Issued for Brockville, Leeds-Grenville, Smiths Falls, Lanark, Morrisburg, SD&G!

Special Weather Statement Issued for Brockville, Leeds-Grenville, Smiths Falls, Lanark, Morrisburg, SD&G!
Special Weather Statement Issued for Brockville, Leeds-Grenville, Smiths Falls, Lanark, Morrisburg, SD&G! Some freezing rain and freezing drizzle likely tonight. Precipitation associated with an approaching low pressure system will move into eastern Ontario later today. Some freezing rain or freezing drizzle is likely tonight into Friday morning, although amounts are not expected to be overly significant. Areas closer to the... Read More

St. Lawrence River Ice Formation Begins, Lake Ontario Outflow Reduced

St. Lawrence River Ice Formation Begins, Lake Ontario Outflow Reduced
Cornwall – Cold weather has caused ice formation to start at critical areas on the St. Lawrence River, requiring Lake Ontario outflows to be temporarily reduced in order to reduce the risk of ice jams. Cold temperatures yesterday and overnight caused water temperatures to plunge along the St. Lawrence River.  With milder temperatures forecast later this weekend, high outflows from... Read More

WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY EXTENDED FOR LAKE ONTARIO & ST. LAWRENCE RIVER

WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY EXTENDED FOR LAKE ONTARIO & ST. LAWRENCE RIVER
KINGSTON – Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) has extended the Water Safety Statement (in effect since October 8, 2019) for Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River today due to persistently higher than average water levels. The International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board (ILOSLRB), which manages Lake Ontario outflows at the Moses-Saunders Dam in Cornwall and calculates water... Read More