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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

Leeds County OPP: Bear Encounters – When to Call Police

Leeds County OPP: Bear Encounters – When to Call Police
Leeds County – The Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has received information of recent black bear sightings in the Athens, Ontario area. The public is reminded that black bears that come into a populated area aren’t always a threat to public safety. The following explains who to contact if you encounter a bear; Emergency Situations CALL 911... 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

Lake St. Lawrence water levels to decline following long September weekend

Lake St. Lawrence water levels to decline following long September weekend
Cornwall – With summer nearing an end, the Board will adjust its outflow strategy and allow Lake St. Lawrence levels to decline to the normal navigation season minimum following the September long weekend. This decision will allow for slightly more water to be released from Lake Ontario during the fall. The lower and declining levels on Lake Ontario combined with... Read More

OPP Advise of Event & Potential Hazard for Boating This Weekend on the St. Lawrence

OPP Advise of Event & Potential Hazard for Boating This Weekend on the St. Lawrence
Gananoque  – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is advising those operating vessels on the St. Lawrence River on Saturday, August 29, 2020 to take extra care. High performance boats will be participating in an annual poker. The route has been changed this year. It begins in Gananoque, with stops at Ivy Lea, Wolfe Island and Brockville before returning to Gananoque.... Read More

COUNTRY MUSIC TOOK OVER HAPPY GREEN ACRES – August 13-16, 2020

COUNTRY MUSIC TOOK OVER HAPPY GREEN ACRES – August 13-16, 2020
Abby Stewart was one of the performers at this event. – Soundcheck Entertainment Photo Happy Green Acres – It’s the summer of 2020, most events that involved crowds of any size have been postponed or cancelled outright. Leave it to a campground deep in the 1000 Islands of Ontario to save the day and find a way to keep live... 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

MPP Clark: LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES SHARE IN RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDS

MPP Clark: LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES SHARE IN RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDS
MPP Clark shows one of the RED-funded wayfinding signs with Front of Yonge Councillor Marg Fancy and Mayor Roger Haley. PROJECTS IN GANANOQUE, LEEDS AND THE THOUSAND ISLANDS, FRONT OF YONGE AMONG FIRST SUPPORTED UNDER REVAMPED PROGRAM Gananoque – The Town of Gananoque and Townships of Leeds and the Thousand Islands and Front of Yonge will share in the $3.3... Read More

ETFO: With six weeks to go, Ontario government has still not announced funding to ensure safe reopening of schools

ETFO: With six weeks to go, Ontario government has still not announced funding to ensure safe reopening of schools
Toronto – The Ontario government’s re-announcement today of capital funding for new schools does nothing to prepare the province for the safe return of students and staff to schools this September. “All summer, ETFO has pressed the government to provide sufficient emergency funding to ensure a safe return to school. So far, the government has offered nothing,” said Sam Hammond,... Read More

Great Lakes Water Levels Webinar – Friday, July 17, 2020

Great Lakes Water Levels Webinar – Friday, July 17, 2020
You are invited to a Great Lakes water levels webinar hosted by the International Lake Superior Board of Control, the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board and the International Niagara Board of Control. The webinar will take place on Friday, July 17 from noon to 1:30 pm (EDT) in English. This webinar will provide an overview of why the Great Lakes are at... Read More