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Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit: Do You Get Your Drinking Water from a Well?

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit: Do You Get Your Drinking Water from a Well?
Brockville – The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit can help you ensure that the well water you and your family are drinking is safe. Spring is a good time to have your well water tested for bacteria. Run off from heavy rain may affect the safety of your drinking water. Testing your well water will alert you to... Read More

CDSBEO Board Meeting Highlights – from the meeting held on June 4, 2018

CDSBEO Board Meeting Highlights – from the meeting held on June 4, 2018
Catholic Education Week 2018 Each year, the Catholic community of Ontario engages in a week-long celebration of the unique identity and distinctive contributions of Catholic education during Catholic Education Week. This year, Catholic Education Week took place from May 6 through 11. The event celebrated the theme “Renewing the Promise,” which draws on documents created by the Assembly of Catholic... Read More

Rediscovered Comic Gem Opens Classic Theatre Season June 22

Rediscovered Comic Gem Opens Classic Theatre Season June 22
The Classic Theatre Festival’s 9th season offers something for everyone, from walking plays and dinner theatre to mainstage comedies and mysteries. Returning for his 8th season is veteran performer Scott Clarkson, seen here with Alison Smyth in Wait Until Dark. (Photo: Jean-Denis Labelle) Perth – The Classic Theatre Festival in Perth opens its 9th summer season June 22 with a... Read More

RVCA Plants 275,000 This Spring!

RVCA Plants 275,000 This Spring!
EASTERN ONTARIO – The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) is pleased to report that 275,000 healthy native tree seedlings have been planted in the Rideau Valley this spring. These young trees add to the total as RVCA and its planting partners strive to plant a total of 6.5 million trees by 2020. Tree planting is one of the most practical ways to... Read More

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit: Let’s talk about culture

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit: Let’s talk about culture
Culture and traditions shape our behaviors and attitudes. The way we dress, the food we prefer, and our taste in music are examples of culture. Culture is a social determinant of health and plays an important role in our health and well-being. Why is a culture important? Culture contributes to: Personal benefits – enjoying free time, being entertained, learning about... Read More

Upper Canada District School Board Recognizes Excellence at 2018 Celebration Night

Upper Canada District School Board Recognizes Excellence at 2018 Celebration Night
Kemptville – The Upper Canada District School Board recognized excellence in members of its staff and volunteers on Monday during the 2018 Celebration Night awards ceremony. Held at North Grenville District High School, the night recognized recipients of the Upper Canada District School Board Service Excellence Award, Volunteer of the Year Award, and Director’s Award of Merit, and the Ontario... Read More

NICHOLS CREEK REGULATIONS AND HAZARD LAND MAPPING PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE

NICHOLS CREEK REGULATIONS AND HAZARD LAND MAPPING PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE
CITY OF OTTAWA AND MONTAGUE TOWNSHIP – The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) has completed a hazard mapping study for Nichols Creek from the Montague Boundary Road to the Jock River. Members of the public are invited to an upcoming open house to review regulation and hazard maps. The new mapping show areas that are subject to natural hazards such as flooding... Read More

Law Enforcement Torch Run Celebrates 50 Years of Special Olympics

Law Enforcement Torch Run Celebrates 50 Years of Special Olympics
Smiths Falls – – On Monday, June 4th the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will hit the streets of Ottawa and communities through the Ottawa Valley. 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics and this region has seen tremendous growth and successes in providing sports and other programs for athletes with intellectual disabilities. The Law Enforcement Torch... Read More

World No Tobacco Day – Time’s Up for Smoking in Kids’ Movies!

World No Tobacco Day – Time’s Up for Smoking in Kids’ Movies!
Leeds Grenville Lanark – May 31st is World No Tobacco Day.  While we have made considerable progress in reducing smoking rates, it is still the number one cause of preventable disease and death in Ontario.  Movies are one of the last places where tobacco use can be promoted.  The evidence is clear that movies influence kids.  Research from the World Health... Read More