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Health Unit begins beach water quality program this week

Health Unit begins beach water quality program this week
The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is starting weekly water sampling of the area’s public bathing beaches for this year.  The beaches will be monitored weekly throughout the summer season until August 31, 2018. This year the following public swimming areas will be monitored: In Lanark County: Almonte Beach, Dalhousie Lake, Centennial Beach, Riverside Beach, Lanark Beach, Pakenham Beach,... Read More

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Our Entire Region

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Our Entire Region
Brockville – Environment Canada has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for our entire region for today. Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and heavy rain. Conditions will be favourable for severe thunderstorms late this morning into this afternoon. A cold front will move through Eastern Ontario, triggering numerous... Read More

Special weather statement in effect for Our Entire Region: Heat Warning

Special weather statement in effect for Our Entire Region: Heat Warning
Brockville – A Special Weather Statement has been issued by Environment Canada for today. A warm and humid airmass has moved over Southern Ontario. Low temperatures this morning remain above 20 degrees, providing little relief from yesterday’s heat. Maximum temperatures will be slightly cooler today, but are still forecast to reach the high twenties with humidex values possibly reaching 37.... Read More

SIU Investigating After Woman in Almonte Sustains Gunshot Wound

SIU Investigating After Woman in Almonte Sustains Gunshot Wound
Mississauga – The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injury sustained today by a 64-year-old woman in Almonte. Preliminary information suggests the following: At approximately 10:15 a.m. on June 12, 2018, two Ontario Provincial Police officers with the Lanark detachment attended a residence for purposes of conducting an investigation. While on the porch of the residence,... Read More

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit: Do You Get Your Drinking Water from a Well?

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit: Do You Get Your Drinking Water from a Well?
Brockville – The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit can help you ensure that the well water you and your family are drinking is safe. Spring is a good time to have your well water tested for bacteria. Run off from heavy rain may affect the safety of your drinking water. Testing your well water will alert you to... Read More

CDSBEO Board Meeting Highlights – from the meeting held on June 4, 2018

CDSBEO Board Meeting Highlights – from the meeting held on June 4, 2018
Catholic Education Week 2018 Each year, the Catholic community of Ontario engages in a week-long celebration of the unique identity and distinctive contributions of Catholic education during Catholic Education Week. This year, Catholic Education Week took place from May 6 through 11. The event celebrated the theme “Renewing the Promise,” which draws on documents created by the Assembly of Catholic... Read More

Rediscovered Comic Gem Opens Classic Theatre Season June 22

Rediscovered Comic Gem Opens Classic Theatre Season June 22
The Classic Theatre Festival’s 9th season offers something for everyone, from walking plays and dinner theatre to mainstage comedies and mysteries. Returning for his 8th season is veteran performer Scott Clarkson, seen here with Alison Smyth in Wait Until Dark. (Photo: Jean-Denis Labelle) Perth – The Classic Theatre Festival in Perth opens its 9th summer season June 22 with a... Read More

RVCA Plants 275,000 This Spring!

RVCA Plants 275,000 This Spring!
EASTERN ONTARIO – The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) is pleased to report that 275,000 healthy native tree seedlings have been planted in the Rideau Valley this spring. These young trees add to the total as RVCA and its planting partners strive to plant a total of 6.5 million trees by 2020. Tree planting is one of the most practical ways to... Read More

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit: Let’s talk about culture

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit: Let’s talk about culture
Culture and traditions shape our behaviors and attitudes. The way we dress, the food we prefer, and our taste in music are examples of culture. Culture is a social determinant of health and plays an important role in our health and well-being. Why is a culture important? Culture contributes to: Personal benefits – enjoying free time, being entertained, learning about... Read More