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4th Annual Ben TeKamp Memorial Award Ceremony Being Held October 24th

4th Annual Ben TeKamp Memorial Award Ceremony Being Held October 24th
Brockville – The 4th Annual Ben TeKamp Memorial Award Ceremony is being held on Wednesday, October 24th in Brockville. This Award has been established in his name to be presented to an outstanding business that is new, or has reinvented itself, to meet the changing needs of Leeds and Grenville. Award recipients will be announced at a celebration in their... Read More

OPP: Closing up the cottage for the season

OPP: Closing up the cottage for the season
LEEDS –   Now is the time when most property owners consider the closure and winterizing of their cottages for the season. Cottages and seasonal homes are most vulnerable to thieves from the week following Thanksgiving to the weeks prior to Victoria Day, especially if the owners are not using them for fall, winter or spring getaways. Members of the Leeds County... Read More

Strong & gusty west to southwest winds will develop this evening

Strong & gusty west to southwest winds will develop this evening
Brockville – A special weather statement has been issued by Environment Canada for our entire region for this evening! Strong and gusty west to southwest winds will develop this evening in the wake of a sharp cold front racing through Eastern Ontario. Winds will gust frequently to 60 or 70 km/h. A few higher gusts of 75 to 80 km/h... Read More

Leeds Grenville Lanark District Health Unit: Getting the Facts on Cannabis

Leeds Grenville Lanark District Health Unit: Getting the Facts on Cannabis
Brockville – With the upcoming legalization of Cannabis on October 17, 2018, the Leeds Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit’s website has reliable and evidence-based health information for our communities.  We have collaborated with our many partners to develop and share this information, realizing we all have a role to play in protecting the health of our youth and our families.... Read More

Does Your JK Child Need Help With Speech and Language? Language Express Can Help!

Does Your JK Child Need Help With Speech and Language?  Language Express Can Help!
Sometimes when children start Junior Kindergarten it becomes clear that they are struggling with speech, language, or literacy skills.  This is also when problems with stuttering often start or get worse.  Check your child’s speech and language development using the checklists at www.language-express.ca.  If your child is not meeting one or more of the milestones, contact Language Express right away. Don’t... Read More

Frost Advisory for Our Entire Region Tonight

Frost Advisory for Our Entire Region Tonight
Brockville – A Frost advisory is in effect for Brockville, Leeds-Grenville, Smiths Falls, Lanark, Morrisburg, SD&G, Kingston & Ottawa! Frost may damage some crops in frost-prone areas. Temperatures are expected to drop to near the freezing mark tonight. Frost is less likely for areas near Lake Ontario where temperatures are expected to remain a few degrees above the freezing mark.... Read More

UCDSB and CDSBEO in Conjunction with Health Units Host Two More Public Sessions on Non-Medical Cannabis

UCDSB and CDSBEO in Conjunction with Health Units Host Two More Public Sessions on Non-Medical Cannabis
Brockville – The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB), Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO), Eastern Ontario Health Unit, and the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit are hosting one public meeting and one online live broadcast next week. These sessions are designed to help inform our schools and communities of how to manage the changes in legalization of non-medical cannabis... Read More

Leeds, Grenville Lanark District Health Unit: Let’s talk about health services

Leeds, Grenville Lanark District Health Unit: Let’s talk about health services
Access to health services is one way you can protect and promote your health. Health services are a social determinant of health and valuable investment for all communities.  Being able to go to a health care provider to prevent illness, when you are sick or to support your recovery is an important part of our realizing our own potential. Why... Read More

St. Lawrence College becomes smoke-free, effective October 15, 2018

St. Lawrence College becomes smoke-free, effective October 15, 2018
Brockville/Kingston/Cornwall – St. Lawrence College (SLC) is pleased to announce that its campuses in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall Ontario will become 100 percent smoke-free, effective October 15, 2018.   “This is an important decision,” said Glenn Vollebregt, President and CEO, St. Lawrence College. “The risks and negative health impacts of second-hand smoke are well-known. We are excited to unite as a... Read More

YMCA of Brockville and Area Wednesday Community Lunches – October 10, 2018

YMCA of Brockville and Area Wednesday Community Lunches – October 10, 2018
Brockville – The YMCA of Brockville and Area Wednesday Community Lunches is on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 from 11:30 am-1:00 pm. Lunch this week is provided by Jay Mater and the Health, Fitness & Aquatics Team! Menu: Black Bean Soup Rosemary Roasted Potatoes Garlic Ginger Broccoli Tree hugger Salad Desserts & Beverages Take out is available. Cost is $7. All proceeds to the YMCA... Read More