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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

Patient Drop Off and Pick Up at Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital during COVID-19

Patient Drop Off and Pick Up at Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital during COVID-19
Opening of a Second Entrance at the Great War Memorial Site in Perth Smiths Falls/Perth – As the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital (PSFDH) continues to implement its measured approach to gradually resuming more services and procedures within the hospital, a second entry point for patients has been opened at the Great War Memorial (GWM) site in Perth beginning... Read More

Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital Gradual Resumption of Scheduled Surgeries and Procedures as of June 22, 2020

Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital Gradual Resumption of Scheduled Surgeries and Procedures as of June 22, 2020
Smiths Falls/Perth – The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital (PSFDH) is embarking on a carefully thought out and measured approach to gradually increase the number of scheduled surgeries and procedures. Safety and Quality of Care are the cornerstones of this plan. On March 19th, the Government of Ontario put on hold all elective and non-essential surgeries and clinical activities... Read More

ONTARIO INCREASING ANNUAL FUNDING TO SUPPORT LOCAL HOSPITALS: MPP Clark

ONTARIO INCREASING ANNUAL FUNDING TO SUPPORT LOCAL HOSPITALS: MPP Clark
BROCKVILLE — At a time when Ontarians are rightly celebrating the health-care heroes who have helped keep them safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark says the Ontario government is increasing its annual funding to local hospitals. Combined, Brockville General, Kemptville District and Perth & Smiths Falls District hospitals will receive nearly $12.4 million... 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

Old Bastards Vintage Motorcycle Club Donates to Food Banks & Women’s Shelters Around Eastern Ontario

Old Bastards Vintage Motorcycle Club Donates to Food Banks & Women’s Shelters Around Eastern Ontario
Brockville – The Old Bastards Vintage Motorcycle Club (OBVMC) has made numerous donations to local & regional food banks and women’s shelters recently. Donations of $500 each was donated to The Table Community Food Centre – Perth, Smiths Falls Community Food Bank, Portland Food Bank, Loaves & Fishes – Brockville, R.O.L.L. Aid Centre Food Bank – Seeley’s Bay, Delta Food... Read More

Health Unit finds an increase in overdoses in Perth

Health Unit finds an increase in overdoses in Perth
Perth – The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, through the overdose early warning and surveillance system, has seen an increase in overdoses in the Perth area including 3 suspected fatalities since the beginning of May. The recent overdoses appear to be related to a toxic batch of “purple fentanyl” powder. The stress, uncertainty and anxiety associated with the COVID-19... Read More

Perth Lions Garlic Festival Announces Cancellation

Perth Lions Garlic Festival Announces Cancellation
Perth – The Perth Lions Garlic Festival adds itself today to the list of upcoming events for the 2020 season that wasn’t.  The announcement was posted on their Facebook page Friday afternoon. “After a great deal of consideration and a lot of discussion, our club has decided to cancel the Perth Lions Garlic Festival scheduled for August 8th and 9th,... 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