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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

Health Unit Warns Residents of Potentially Harmful Algal Blooms

Health Unit Warns Residents of Potentially Harmful Algal Blooms
Brockville – Potentially harmful algal blooms including blue-green algae are a natural seasonal phenomenon that may appear in our lakes, rivers and ponds. Many of these blooms are relatively harmless; however, some species have the potential to produce toxins which may be harmful to people and animals. The presence of a harmful algal bloom and its toxins can only be confirmed... Read More

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