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CRCA ISSUES WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – FLOOD OUTLOOK

CRCA ISSUES WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – FLOOD OUTLOOK
Kingston – The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook today. The ground is saturated in many areas and is still frozen in some parts of the region. Except for isolated patches of snow and ice, the ground is bare. The current ground conditions can lead to high runoff from rainfall due to... Read More

Province Planning on Reducing Ambulance/Paramedic Services From 52 to 10

Province Planning on Reducing Ambulance/Paramedic Services From 52 to 10
Brockville – The United Counties of Leeds & Grenville got word on Monday from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) that the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has the intent to reduce 52 ambulance/paramedic services to 10 through restructuring. The counties have been providing a paramedic/ambulance service since 2001 when the Province downloaded the service to municipalities. Municipalities... Read More

Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau Recognized Local Volunteers Last Week During National Volunteer Week 2019 – VIDEO

Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau Recognized Local Volunteers Last Week During National Volunteer Week 2019 – VIDEO
Brockville – The Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau recognized local volunteers at a reception held last Wednesday as part of National Volunteer  Week 2019 National Volunteer Week was celebrated from April 7 to 13, 2019. This year’s theme was: “The Volunteer Factor – Lifting Communities”. Locally, in recognition of National Volunteer Week 2019, the Volunteer Centre hosted the reception on... Read More

Recent Heavy Rain Causing Water Levels to Increase in RVCA Upper Watershed and Other Localized Areas

Recent Heavy Rain Causing Water Levels to Increase in RVCA Upper Watershed and Other Localized Areas
Ottawa – The heavy rainfall on Sunday and Monday, with amounts up to 40 mm, is causing the water levels to increase in all waterways across the Rideau Valley Watershed. The areas most affected include: Properties around Bob’s Lake, Christie Lake, Tay River and Wolfe Lake in the upper Rideau Valley Watershed. In these areas, the water levels are approaching... Read More

Significant rainfall likely Sunday and Sunday night

Significant rainfall likely Sunday and Sunday night
Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for Sunday & Sunday Night. Significant rainfall likely Sunday and Sunday night. Precipitation associated with an approaching low pressure system is expected to move into Eastern Ontario Sunday and persist until Monday morning. Precipitation may begin as snow before changing to rain in some areas. Total rainfall amounts of 20 to 40... Read More

The Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau Recognizes Local Volunteers during National Volunteer Week 2019

The Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau Recognizes Local Volunteers during National Volunteer Week 2019
Brockville – National Volunteer Week is celebrated from April 7 to 13, 2019. Volunteer Canada and The Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau celebrate Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers during National Volunteer Week. This year’s theme is: “The Volunteer Factor – Lifting Communities”. Locally, in recognition of National Volunteer Week 2019, the Volunteer Centre is hosting a reception on April 10 at... Read More

TRANSPARENCY MEASURES TO REVEAL TRUE COST OF CARBON TAX

TRANSPARENCY MEASURES TO REVEAL TRUE COST OF CARBON TAX
ONTARIO TO REQUIRE GASOLINE PUMPS, NATURAL GAS BILLS TO REFLECT INCREASED COST OF FEDERAL CARBON TAX  BROCKVILLE – Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark says Ontario’s government is standing up for the people by introducing a series of transparency measures that will prevent the federal government from hiding the true cost of its job-killing carbon tax. “Instead of punishing... Read More

Freezing Rain Warning For Most of Our Region Today!

Freezing Rain Warning For Most of Our Region Today!
Brockville – A Freezing Rain Warning has been issued by Environment Canada for Brockville – Prescott, Merrickville-Wolford – Kemptville, Westport – Charleston Lake, Smiths Falls – Lanark County, Morrisburg – SD&G and Ottawa South! They say freezing rain will likely to occur today. Precipitation associated with a fast moving low pressure system will move into Eastern Ontario this morning. A... Read More

OPP Nab Speeder Who Won’t Stop Talking

OPP Nab Speeder Who Won’t Stop Talking
LEEDS –   Officers of the Thousand Islands Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) charged a speeder with cell phone offences. On April 4, 2019 at about 10:50 p.m. OPP officers stopped a Highway 401 driver for driving 56 kilometers over the speed limit. After an investigation officers found the driver to be driving while under suspension for a cell phone... Read More

FREEZING RAIN WARNING For Merrickville-Wolford – Kemptville, Smiths Falls – Perth – Eastern Lanark County, Morrisburg – Cornwall and Ottawa

FREEZING RAIN WARNING For Merrickville-Wolford – Kemptville, Smiths Falls – Perth – Eastern Lanark County, Morrisburg – Cornwall and Ottawa
A FREEZING RAIN WARNING is in effect for Merrickville-Wolford – Kemptville, Smiths Falls – Perth – Eastern Lanark County, Morrisburg – Cornwall and Ottawa. Freezing rain overnight and Monday morning. A band of freezing rain will move in after midnight tonight, and will likely persist over Eastern Ontario well into Monday morning. Ice accretion amounts near 5 millimetres are quite... Read More