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Festival of Small Halls announces community events

Festival of Small Halls announces community events
Eastern Ontario – From a celebration of local food to art shows and gourmet barbecues, the community events in conjunction with the Ontario Festival of Small Halls are setting the scene for an authentic experience in rural halls this fall. The festival is getting toes tapping Sept. 13 to 30 as it welcomes an inspiring combination of big names in... Read More

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for our entire region!

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for our entire region!
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain. The threat of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and early this evening is associated with a cold front moving across Southern Ontario. Thunderstorms are also possible well in advance of the front. This watch is in effect for... Read More

Health Unit Raises Awareness About Bats and Rabies

Health Unit Raises Awareness About Bats and Rabies
Bats are nocturnal animals and feed most actively two or three hours following sunset.  Bats are efficient insect controllers eating about three times their body weight.  Bats typically have their babies in June and come August many of the young bats are looking for their own roosting sites.  Many bats will roost and hibernate in attics.   Although bats are beneficial,... Read More

Chair of the UCDSB Provides Comment on the Health and Physical Education Curriculum for Ontario Students

Chair of the UCDSB Provides Comment on the Health and Physical Education Curriculum for Ontario Students
Brockville – The Chair of the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB), Jeff McMillan, offers the following comments regarding the recent provincial dialogue on possible content changes to the health and physical education curriculum for Ontario students. Like all school boards in Ontario at this time, the UCDSB has yet to receive clear direction from the Ministry of Education about... Read More

Leeds Grenville Lanark District Health Unit: July 28th is World Hepatitis Day

Leeds Grenville Lanark District Health Unit: July 28th is World Hepatitis Day
This day is dedicated to raising awareness about Hepatitis C, a viral infection that affects the liver. Many people don’t know they are infected with the hepatitis C virus that can cause liver damage and liver cancer over time.  The Hepatitis C virus is spread from infected blood that comes in contact with another person’s blood. A blood test can... Read More

2018 Champions for Kids Foundation Golf Tournament Raises Over $55,000

2018 Champions for Kids Foundation  Golf Tournament Raises Over $55,000
Carleton Place – The 11th annual Champions for Kids Foundation Golf Tournament Tuesday raised over $55,000 for the Foundation. Organizers have indicated that the tournament raised one of the highest totals of any Champions for Kids tournament held so far. “We’re ecstatic,” said tournament Co-Chair Casey Nelson. “We are so thankful to the golfers who supported us and the many... Read More

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark Health Unit: Let’s talk about our physical environment…

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark Health Unit: Let’s talk about our physical environment…
Brockville – Our physical environment is comprised of the buildings, transportation (roads, public/private transit, bike lanes and sidewalks), energy systems (hydro, heat/cool & water), open space (parks and recreation) and farm lands that make up and support our communities. Our physical environment is a social determinant of health and plays an important role in our health and well-being.  “A healthy built... Read More

Worldwide Le Boat reps sing praises

Worldwide Le Boat reps sing praises
Above photo: Le Boat representatives wave from aboard one of the Horizon Cruisers. Smiths Falls – A delegation from Le Boat offices around the world hopped aboard the company’s new Canadian fleet the week of June 19th and toured the Rideau Canal. In keeping with the phrase “experience is the best teacher,” frontline representatives of the European self-guided tour boat... Read More

RVCA Celebrates Six Million Trees Planted

RVCA Celebrates Six Million Trees Planted
In the photo, left to right: Ottawa Councillor David Chernushenko, RVCA Board Member and Township of Drummond/North Elmsley Councillor Ray Scissons and RVCA Chair Lyle Pederson celebrate the planting of the RVCA’s 6 millionth tree with the dedication of a sugar maple at the Perth Wildlife Reserve. – Submitted Photo RIDEAU VALLEY WATERSHED — The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA)... Read More