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Barrett Re-elected in Leeds-Grenville, Thousand Islands & Rideau Lakes

Barrett Re-elected in Leeds-Grenville, Thousand Islands & Rideau Lakes
Liberals Win Minority Government Brockville – Conservative Michael Barrett was re-elected last night in the 2019 Federal Election for Leeds-Grenville, Thousand Islands & Rideau Lakes with 28,435 votes or 49.2%. The Liberals Josh Bennett came in second place with 15, 266 votes or 26.4%. The NDP’s Michelle Taylor had 8,071 votes/14% for third followed by The Green Party candidate Lorraine... Read More

Good morning! Here is your Monday morning weather update:

Good morning! Here is your Monday morning weather update:
Today’s Forecast Mainly sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 15. UV index 3 or moderate. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Becoming cloudy near midnight. Low 9. Tuesday: Cloudy. Periods of rain beginning early in the afternoon. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 near noon. High 16. UV index 1 or low. Currently around our region as of 10:00am Brockville/Elizabethtown-Kitley... Read More

OPP REPORT LONG WEEKEND FATALITIES, NUMEROUS COLLISIONS

OPP REPORT LONG WEEKEND FATALITIES, NUMEROUS COLLISIONS
OPP Wrap up Operation Impact and Fall Seat Belt Campaign ORILLIA  – OPP officers were kept busy over the Thanksgiving long weekend, responding to hundreds of collisions and charging thousands of drivers with traffic offences during the Operation Impact campaign (October 11-14, 2019). The OPP reported three (3) traffic fatalities over the weekend. A 21 year-old pedestrian was killed after... Read More

Food Recall Warning – Various raw beef and raw veal products recalled due to E. coli O157:H7

Food Recall Warning – Various raw beef and raw veal products recalled due to E. coli O157:H7
Ottawa – The food recall warning issued on October 12, 2019 has been updated (October 15, 2019) to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation. Industry is recalling various raw beef and raw veal products from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Consumers should not... Read More

Leeds-Grenville Economic Development Summit Registration Now Open

Leeds-Grenville Economic Development Summit Registration Now Open
Associate Minister for Small Business to speak at Leeds Grenville Summit on November 22nd Brockville – The Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office, in partnership with Steve Clark, M.P.P., the Eastern Workforce Innovation Board and the 1000 Islands, Grenville and Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporations would like to invite you to a day focused on Economic Development and Leadership. The... Read More

LANARK COUNTY OPP DETACHMENT WEEKLY REPORTS – October 7-14, 2019

LANARK COUNTY OPP DETACHMENT WEEKLY REPORTS – October 7-14, 2019
Lanark County – Between Monday, October 7 and Monday, October 14, 2019 officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 467 calls for service. The calls included: Motor Vehicle Collisions Total: 35 Including: Car / Deer: 12 Parking Lots: 8 Single Motor Vehicle off Road (“in ditch”): 8 Impaired Drivers – 1 On October... Read More

Health Unit: Let’s talk about education

Health Unit: Let’s talk about education
Brockville – Learning is in session all over Leeds, Grenville and Lanark.  Education, in early childhood, elementary, secondary and post-secondary, is part of your overall health and well-being.  Education and literacy is a determinant of health and a valuable investment for all communities. Why is education and public health connected? Health Units partner with local school boards to help create healthy... Read More

Ambush Is Coming To Perth for Halloween for Health

Ambush Is Coming To Perth for Halloween for Health
Perth – On Friday October 25, 2019 the Halloween for Health concert fundraiser will take place at Farrell Hall at 186 Gore Street East in Perth. The event features the local band Ambush. Proceeds of the event will be donated to Rideau Community Health Services (RCHS). Terry Lee, owner of Farrell Hall, is generously hosting this event which includes a... Read More

On October 10th, parents, students, & education workers holding protests at over 700 elementary and secondary schools across Ontario

On October 10th, parents, students, & education workers holding protests at over 700 elementary and secondary schools across Ontario
Toronto – On October 10th 2019, parents, students, and education workers will be holding protests at over 700 elementary and secondary schools across Ontario with a Walk-In. This is a parent-driven solidarity action supported by ETFO and CUPE. Locally a Walk-In for education is being held tomorrow morning, Thursday, October 10th at Vanier Public School in Brockville at 8:45 am.... Read More

Have your say: Drinking water rule changes proposed for Mississippi-Rideau – RVCA

Have your say: Drinking water rule changes proposed for Mississippi-Rideau – RVCA
Ottawa – Several changes are in the works for drinking water protection zones and chemical storage rules in the Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Region. Under Ontario’s Clean Water Act, municipal drinking water sources such as lakes, rivers and wells are protected from contamination through a combination of intake and wellhead protection zones, rules for chemical use and other threats, and risk... Read More