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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

Local health units announce regional approach to mandatory masks 

Local health units announce regional approach to mandatory masks 
As of Tuesday, July 7 at 12:01am businesses must adopt a policy for facial coverings/masks to be worn inside enclosed public spaces/settings that are openly accessible to the public across Eastern Ontario. Eastern Ontario – Today Medical Officers of Health from Eastern Ontario Health Unit; Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit; Renfrew County and District Health and Ottawa Public... Read More

Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect for Our Entire Region

Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect for Our Entire Region
Potential for isolated severe thunderstorms this evening. Isolated thunderstorms are forecast to move southeastward across portions of the regions this evening. Locally damaging winds gusts may be associated with one or two of these storms, along with hail and frequent cloud to ground lightning. As the storms are expected to be isolated, many places will not be affected. Strong wind... Read More

Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau Appoints Mary Lynn Villeneuve New Centre Manager

Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau Appoints Mary Lynn Villeneuve New Centre Manager
Brockville – The Board of Directors of the Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau are pleased to announce that Mary Lynn Villeneuve has been appointed the new Manager of the Volunteer Centre effective immediately. Mrs. Villeneuve has been working in different capacities with the Volunteer Centre for the past 6 years and was recently the Interim Manager after the retirement of... Read More

Health Unit Started Beach Water Testing Program Last Week

Health Unit Started Beach Water Testing Program Last Week
Brockville – The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has started weekly water sampling of the area’s public bathing beaches for this year. The following beaches will be monitored weekly throughout the summer season until August 24, 2020: In Lanark County: Almonte Beach, Dalhousie Lake, Centennial Beach, Riverside Beach, Lanark Beach, Pakenham Beach, Rideau Ferry Yacht Club, Robertson Lake... Read More

Health Unit: True North Strong & COVID Free

Health Unit: True North Strong & COVID Free
Brockville – This Canada Day let’s stay ‘true north strong and COVID free’! The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. “Canada Day is a good time to celebrate how resilient we have been as a nation and community says Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health. “Over these past months... Read More

Heat Warning Issued For Our Entire Region

Heat Warning Issued For Our Entire Region
Brockville – A Heat Warning has been issued for Brockville, Leeds-Grenville, Smiths Falls, Lanark, Morrisburg-Cornwall, Kingston & Ottawa. A prolonged period of hot weather is expected. Timing: Friday through Saturday evening. The heat event may persist into Sunday. Maximum temperatures Friday: 31 to 33 degrees Celsius (Humidex 38 to 40). Maximum temperatures Saturday: 32 to 35 degrees Celsius (Humidex 38... Read More

Three Drivers Charged With Impaired Over The Weekend in Leeds County

Three Drivers Charged With Impaired Over The Weekend in Leeds County
Leeds County – Members of the Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged three drivers with impaired driving over the weekend. On June 5, 2020 at about 12:30 p.m. officers observed a vehicle driving erratically on Highway 401, Front of Yonge Township. A traffic stop was conducted and the investigation led to a 28 year-old man of... Read More

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark gets green light to participate in Stage 2 re-opening

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark gets green light to participate in Stage 2 re-opening
Brockville – Ontario has given the green light for some regions to open up Friday, June 12, 2020 at 12:01 am as part of their Stage 2 plan. In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and local health officials, the government is easing restrictions in communities where it is safe to do so, based on trends of key public health indicators such... Read More

St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation – 2020 Pleasure Craft Bulletin #3

St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation – 2020 Pleasure Craft Bulletin #3
MONTREAL / LAKE ONTARIO SECTION – Pleasure Craft Lockages at Iroquois Lock To limit the potential health risk from COVID-19, the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation is placing certain conditions on pleasure craft lockages. Users are asked to observe these conditions and follow the guidance of public health officials, including necessary hygiene practices and physical distancing of two meters. 1.... Read More