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Health Unit Reports No New Cases or Deaths As of 4:00pm Yesterday

Health Unit Reports No New Cases or Deaths As of 4:00pm Yesterday
Today’s update, May 21, 2020 of COVID-19 cases across Leeds-Grenville Lanark Brockville – The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit is reporting today that there are no new cases or deaths since yesterday’s update. There are still a total of 336 cases and 49 deaths in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark. 195 (68%) of cases recovered (Recovered cases do not include... Read More

The 2020 MyView Finalists are Announced!

The 2020 MyView Finalists are Announced!
Eastern Ontario – Nine films made by local youth have been nominated for the 2020 MyView Youth Film Festival. MyView on Arts by Zoe Mainville of Ottawa Isolation Adventures by Adam Yakimovich of Kemptville Toxic Relationships | Kids Help Phone by Luke Gardiner of Brockville A Girl and Her Bike by Perrin Dickenson of Kemptville 1st vs. 3rd World Problems... Read More

Perth Lions Garlic Festival Announces Cancellation

Perth Lions Garlic Festival Announces Cancellation
Perth – The Perth Lions Garlic Festival adds itself today to the list of upcoming events for the 2020 season that wasn’t.  The announcement was posted on their Facebook page Friday afternoon. “After a great deal of consideration and a lot of discussion, our club has decided to cancel the Perth Lions Garlic Festival scheduled for August 8th and 9th,... Read More

Health Unit: Ontario Starts to Re-open for Business

Health Unit: Ontario Starts to Re-open for Business
Brockville – On May 14, The Ontario Government announced some re-opening strategies for businesses and a plan to start Stage 1 on Tuesday May 18. The list of businesses opening this weekend can be found on the Ontario website. The Health Unit has recently published a fact sheet with some guidelines that will help to get your business thinking about public health measures that... Read More

Hometown TV12 Launches #FestivalFriday and #SmallBizSaturday

Hometown TV12 Launches #FestivalFriday and #SmallBizSaturday
Most of us have never experienced a pandemic of this magnitude, let alone being placed on house arrest when we haven’t done anything wrong.  Every day we are hearing of more of our much-loved fairs, festivals, and area events that are being sacrificed in the name of Covid-19.  Where does it end?  No one can say for sure, at least... Read More

St. Lawrence College Fall 2020 Semester Planning Underway 

St. Lawrence College Fall 2020 Semester Planning Underway 
Brockville, Cornwall, Kingston – St. Lawrence College (SLC) has begun to reveal its plans for program delivery in the upcoming fall semester. Preliminary decisions include offering a mix of alternate delivery and in-person classes, with priority for on-campus delivery going to health sciences programs and programs involving applied components like labs and other hands-on simulations.   While individual program delivery methods are... Read More

UCDSB Postpones Grade 12 Graduations to June 2021

UCDSB Postpones Grade 12 Graduations to June 2021
Brockville – The Minister of Education is encouraging school boards to honour student achievement for the 2020 school year and have graduation ceremonies and celebrations when it is safe to do so. The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) supports this decision and wholeheartedly agrees about the importance of honouring and recognizing the incredible accomplishments of our graduating students. Given... Read More

Health Unit: Consider the Views before Enjoying the Cottage View

Health Unit: Consider the Views before Enjoying the Cottage View
Brockville – With the nicer weather here, it is tempting to head out to a cottage. It may seem like a great place to retreat to for COVID-19 self-isolation. But before heading out, the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit would like everyone to really think through their decision. “Consider the impact your decision has on your family and... Read More

16th Annual Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History Goes Virtual This Year!

16th Annual Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History Goes Virtual This Year!
Cystic Fibrosis Canada takes a virtual approach for its largest national fundraising event BROCKVILLE – In response to the unprecedented global situation caused by COVID-19, Cystic Fibrosis Canada has changed its signature fundraising event, the Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History, to a virtual format. This year, Cystic Fibrosis Canada is proud to present the 2020 Walk to Make Cystic... Read More

National Nursing Week: May 11 – 17th, 2020

National Nursing Week: May 11 – 17th, 2020
Brockville – National Nursing Week 2020 is being observed from May 11th to 17th, 2020. The week draws attention to nurses, increasing the awareness of the public policy-makers and governments of the many contributions of nursing to the well-being of Canadians. The week occurs annually from Monday to the Sunday of Florence Nightengale’s birthday (May 12th). The theme this year... Read More