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BREAKING NEWS: Health Unit Issues Class Order to Contain Community Outbreak in East Lanark County

BREAKING NEWS: Health Unit Issues Class Order to Contain Community Outbreak in East Lanark County
East Lanark County – In response to the increase in COVID-19 cases in east Lanark County, Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health at the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit has issued a Class Order pursuant to Section 22 of the Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act, 1990. “The purpose of this Class Order is to help contain... Read More

Health Unit warns of increase in COVID-19 in east Lanark County

Health Unit warns of increase in COVID-19 in east Lanark County
Lanark County – The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has detected a significant increase with 20 people infected with COVID-19 in the past 4 days in and around Pakenham, Almonte and Carleton Place. Public health has contacted all the newly infected people and their close contacts. The COVID-19 infections started with exposure to the COVID-19 virus in a social gathering. ... Read More

Leeds County OPP Laid Charges Following Sexual Assault Investigation

Leeds County OPP Laid Charges Following Sexual Assault Investigation
Rideau Lakes – Members of the Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have laid charges following a sexual assault investigation. On October 18, 2020 a Rideau Lakes officer received information regarding allegations of sexual assault. The Leeds County Crime Unit investigated and Michael ELLIOTT, 38 years old, from Carleton Place, was charged with: • Sexual assault – Criminal Code... Read More

Leeds Grenville and Lanark Health Unit: Food Safety during the pandemic

Leeds Grenville and Lanark Health Unit: Food Safety during the pandemic
The Health Unit recognizes that COVID-19 has been tough financially on many of our citizens and that some people may have started a new home business that involves food to help make some extra money. For people who are thinking of opening a food-related business in their home, it is important to do your research before starting. Public Health Inspectors... Read More

Lanark County Paramedic Services Help Build a Mountain of Food

Lanark County Paramedic Services Help Build a Mountain of Food
Every day, paramedics with the Lanark County Paramedic Services (LCPS) care for our community. Recently, they did so in a different way.  On December 12th and 13th throughout Lanark County, more than a dozen paramedics and their families held their annual “Fill an Ambulance with Food” drives in Almonte, Carleton Place, Smiths Falls, and Perth. And the results are impressive. Across the... Read More

CP Holiday Train goes virtual with ‘Holiday Train at Home’ concert for 2020

CP Holiday Train goes virtual with ‘Holiday Train at Home’ concert for 2020
Serena Ryder, The Trews to headline a star-studded concert CALGARY – Serena Ryder and The Trews will headline CP‘s 2020 “Holiday Train at Home” concert, which will stream on CP‘s Facebook page on Dec. 12. The event will raise money and awareness and help local food banks collect much-needed donations. The Dec. 12 concert, scheduled for 6 p.m. MT/8 p.m. ET, will also feature... Read More

Health Unit: Outbreak declared at Stoneridge Manor in Carleton Place

Health Unit: Outbreak declared at Stoneridge Manor in Carleton Place
Carleton Place – The Health Unit is working with Stoneridge Manor in Carleton Place to manage a COVID-19 outbreak. One staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. Enhanced infection control measures under the Long-Term Care Home Act have been put in place to manage the outbreak and are being monitored by the Health Unit.  The staff member is at home self-isolating and following... Read More

Health Unit: More Pop-Up Testing in Lanark County this Week

Health Unit: More Pop-Up Testing in Lanark County this Week
Brockville – Building on the success of local pop-up testing last week, paramedics from the Lanark County Paramedic Service will once again be performing COVID-19 testing at pop-up (temporary) testing centres in Carleton Place on Wednesday, September 30, and in Perth on Friday, October 2. The pop-up testing centre in Carleton Place will be located at the Carmabeck Community Centre... Read More

OPP POLICE RECORD CHECKS UPDATE

OPP POLICE RECORD CHECKS UPDATE
ORILLIA – As the economy continues to recover from the pandemic, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is committed to improving customer service for citizens seeking police record checks. Due to COVID-19, the OPP is currently experiencing a high volume of police record check requests. Current processing times are four to six weeks. The OPP is working on improving the technical capacities of... Read More

OH DEER! OPP WARNS DRIVERS TO BE WATCHFUL

OH DEER! OPP WARNS DRIVERS TO BE WATCHFUL
Minimize Your Chance Of A Wildlife Collision SMITHS FALLS – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is urging all motorists not to veer for wildlife after responding to multiple car/deer collisions over the weekend. “If you spot a deer or other animal on the road ahead, stay in control, reduce your speed as much as possible and steer straight”, says Inspector... Read More