…………………………….HEAT WARNING continues for Brockville, Leeds-Grenville, Smiths Falls, Lanark, Morrisburg, SD&G………Temperatures between 30 and 32 degrees Celsius with Humidex values near 40 continue this evening. Temperatures will cool off tonight as a cold front sweeps through the region. Heat warnings will likely be ended late this evening or overnight……………………………………………..
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Abduction Attempt reported near Pakenham

Abduction Attempt reported near Pakenham
MISSISSIPPI MILLS TOWNSHIP – On July 22, 2020, officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of an attempted abduction south of the Village of Pakenham in Mississippi Mills Township. On July 21, 2020 at around 11:00 a.m., an adult female was walking on a rural road when a newer, light brown, Buick SUV... Read More

ETFO: With six weeks to go, Ontario government has still not announced funding to ensure safe reopening of schools

ETFO: With six weeks to go, Ontario government has still not announced funding to ensure safe reopening of schools
Toronto – The Ontario government’s re-announcement today of capital funding for new schools does nothing to prepare the province for the safe return of students and staff to schools this September. “All summer, ETFO has pressed the government to provide sufficient emergency funding to ensure a safe return to school. So far, the government has offered nothing,” said Sam Hammond,... Read More

OPP INVESTIGATE REPORTS OF SUSPICIOUS PERSON ON FOOT IN TOWN OF PERTH

OPP INVESTIGATE REPORTS OF SUSPICIOUS PERSON ON FOOT IN TOWN OF PERTH
PERTH – On July 21, 2020, just after 10:30 p.m., Lanark County OPP received a call from a concerned citizen who had encountered a suspicious male in the Town of Perth around 10:00 p.m. The citizen reported the person, on foot, acting suspiciously in several locations within the Gore/Wilson/Foster block of town. The male was initially seen heading north on Gore... Read More

Lanark County OPP Weekly Police Reports – July 13 – 20, 2020

Lanark County OPP Weekly Police Reports – July 13 – 20, 2020
Lanark County – Between Monday, July 13 and Monday, July 20, 2020 officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 353 calls for service. The calls included: Motor Vehicle Collisions – Total: 22 Including: Car / Deer: 9,  Parking Lots: 2, Single Motor Vehicle off Road (“in ditch”): 2 A 51 year old resident... Read More

OPP Lay Charges, Victim Identified in Homicide in Carleton Place

OPP Lay Charges, Victim Identified in Homicide in Carleton Place
Carleton Place – The Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), under direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, has now charged an individual in connection with a homicide in Carleton Place. On July 15, 2020, at approximately 4:00 a.m., the OPP was called to a motel on Highway 7 where a male had suffered serious injuries in... Read More

UPDATE #2 – Lanark OPP Have Arrested Shane SABOURIN in Connection With a Homicide This Morning In Carleton Place

UPDATE #2 – Lanark OPP Have Arrested Shane SABOURIN in Connection With a Homicide This Morning In Carleton Place
OPP Submitted Photo Carleton Place – Lanark OPP are reporting that they have arrested Shane SABOURIN 30-years-old, of Carleton Place. They say shortly before 1:00 p.m., Wednesday afternoon members with the OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU) and OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) arrested Sabourin. Police say that at this time, the investigation remains ongoing and police are advising members of... Read More

Local health units announce regional approach to mandatory masks 

Local health units announce regional approach to mandatory masks 
As of Tuesday, July 7 at 12:01am businesses must adopt a policy for facial coverings/masks to be worn inside enclosed public spaces/settings that are openly accessible to the public across Eastern Ontario. Eastern Ontario – Today Medical Officers of Health from Eastern Ontario Health Unit; Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit; Renfrew County and District Health and Ottawa Public... Read More

National Headquarters announces $3 million for Branches

National Headquarters announces $3 million for Branches
Volunteer-run Branches facing trouble in the wake of COVID-19 OTTAWA – In an unprecedented move, the Legion’s National Headquarters will release a total of 3 million dollars to help struggling Branches in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Dominion Command Executive Council made a landmark decision to release the funds from the Legion’s national reserves, in order to provide... 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

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