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Minister of Education on Province-Wide, One-Day Strike

Minister of Education on Province-Wide, One-Day Strike
TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to strike escalation by the four teachers’ unions (OSSTF, ETFO, OECTA, AEFO): “Our focus is on keeping students in class, as they deserve better. That is why I am calling on the teachers’ union leaders to accept private mediation today and end this needless escalation. Parents... Read More

On February 21, Elementary and Secondary Educators across Ontario Will Stand Up Against Cuts to Public Education

On February 21, Elementary and Secondary Educators across Ontario Will Stand Up Against Cuts to Public Education
TORONTO – On Friday, February 21, elementary and secondary teachers and education workers represented by the four major education unions in Ontario will stand up to the Ford government’s education cuts by participating in a one-day walkout across the province. Members of the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), the Ontario... Read More

Fish for Free on Family Day Weekend

Fish for Free on Family Day Weekend
TORONTO — The Ontario Government invites families to fish for free on Family Day weekend. From February 15 to 17, Canadian residents of all ages can enjoy fishing in Ontario without having to purchase a licence or carry an Outdoors Card. “Our government is making it easier for families to spend quality time together while enjoying Ontario’s world-class lakes, rivers... Read More

Lanark County OPP News for Week of Feb 3rd – 10th, 2020

Lanark County OPP News for Week of Feb 3rd – 10th, 2020
LANARK COUNTY – Between Monday, February 3 and Monday, February 10, 2020, officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 355 calls for service. The calls included: Motor Vehicle Collisions Total: 30            Including: Car / Deer: 3 Parking Lots: 5 Single Motor Vehicle off Road (“in ditch”): 9 Impaired Drivers – 1 An unwanted person... Read More

Almonte General Hospital Welcomes Dr. Amy Toderian

Almonte General Hospital Welcomes Dr. Amy Toderian
Almonte – Dr. Amy Toderian’s love of medicine began when she was a candy striper at Almonte General Hospital during high school. Even when she was in university, she came back to volunteer in the day hospital. Now, Dr. Toderian has come back again – as a family physician with the Ottawa Valley Family Health Team and Almonte General Hospital.... Read More

7th Annual Local Youth Film Festival Offers $1000 Grand Prize!

7th Annual Local Youth Film Festival Offers $1000 Grand Prize!
MyView Youth Film Festival is back for its 7th year!  Kemptville’s own McGahey Insurance and Grenville Mutual Insurance have again teamed up to provide the $1000 Grand Prize for 2020.  This creative film-making contest is open to all youth ages 10-24 that live, work or play in Eastern Ontario (see www.myviewfilmfest.ca for list of eligible counties). Young people are encouraged to pick up their phones or cameras... Read More

Winter Storm Warning for Brockville, Prescott, Gananoque, Mallorytown, Merrickville-Wolford, Kemptville, Morrisburg – SD&G – Snowfall warning in effect for Westport – Charleston Lake, Smiths Falls – Lanark, Ottawa & Kingston

Winter Storm Warning for Brockville, Prescott, Gananoque, Mallorytown, Merrickville-Wolford, Kemptville, Morrisburg – SD&G  –  Snowfall warning in effect for Westport – Charleston Lake, Smiths Falls – Lanark, Ottawa & Kingston
Winter Storm Warning for Brockville, Prescott, Gananoque, Mallorytown, Merrickville-Wolford, Kemptville, Morrisburg – SD&G Hazardous winter conditions are expected. Snow will become heavy at times early this afternoon before tapering off by this evening and then ending by midnight tonight. Additional snowfall amounts near 15 cm are possible today. Total snowfall amounts of 25 to 35 cm are likely by the... Read More

Project DAYTONA Yields Drug Trafficking Charges Against Several Dealers Across Ontario

Project DAYTONA Yields Drug Trafficking Charges Against Several Dealers Across Ontario
Ottawa – Several residents from across Ontario, including the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), East Region (Ottawa, Smiths Falls, Perth and Kingston) and one in Quebec are facing numerous charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA), Criminal Code of Canada and the Cannabis Act after a complex investigation concludes. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) began this nine-month investigation with... Read More

Health Unit: Novel Coronavirus is being closely monitored by public health

Health Unit: Novel Coronavirus is being closely monitored by public health
Leeds, Grenville & Lanark – The first Canadian diagnosed with the Wuhan novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was identified in Toronto on Saturday. Canadian and provincial health agencies are working closely with public health and hospitals to keep the risk of spread of the virus in Canada at a low level. Residents with a history of recent travel to Wuhan and related... Read More

Hold on a second! Storm Internet Services already covers Leeds, Grenville and Lanark with the fastest wireless broadband

Hold on a second! Storm Internet Services already covers Leeds, Grenville and Lanark with the fastest wireless broadband
OTTAWA — Storm Internet Services would like to set the record straight after recent media reports of a broadband internet “gap” in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark. “We’re very concerned that residents of those communities may have received the erroneous impression that Bell Canada’s planned entry into the fixed, wireless broadband marketplace represents the arrival of something that didn’t exist before... Read More