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Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation celebrates 50 years with a call to protect conservation lands

Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation celebrates 50 years with a call to protect conservation lands
RIDEAU RIVER WATERSHED (Westport, Perth, Smiths Falls, Kemptville, Ottawa) – Members of the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation (RVCF) celebrated 50 years of conservation at its September 23 Annual General Meeting. Since 1970, the RVCF has dedicated itself to raising funds that support important conservation efforts throughout the Rideau River watershed. Efforts include conservation land acquisition, tree planting, outdoor education, water... 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

Bookmark It! Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital Launches New Website

Bookmark It! Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital Launches New Website
Smiths Falls – The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital has launched a new corporate website, designed to keep patients, visitors, and local communities up to date regarding hospital programs and services. The website can be found at www.psfdh.on.ca. “Our new website is part of the patient experience at PSFDH. We want to connect with patients, visitors and our local... 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

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