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Funding will help small, rural municipalities deliver smarter government services says Clark

Funding will help small, rural municipalities deliver smarter government services says Clark
TORONTO — Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, announced 27 joint projects to be funded through the Municipal Modernization Program at the 2020 Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) conference which wrapped up in Toronto on Tuesday. “Our government is working with our municipal partners to make life more affordable, deliver smarter government services, create a more competitive business climate... Read More

Local Horse Club gets gets added to ‘Cancer Champions Circle’

Local Horse Club gets gets added to ‘Cancer Champions Circle’
Brockville –  The Leeds County Draft Horse Club (LCDHC) name will be added to Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundations ‘Cancer Champions Circle’ donor wall amongst other special groups who have given over $1,000.00 in a single year. In a letter to the club, Paula Muldoon, Director of Development for the Foundation, states: “The generosity of Leeds County Draft Horse Club through... Read More

High Lake Ontario Outflows Continue, Impacts Felt Across the System

High Lake Ontario Outflows Continue, Impacts Felt Across the System
Cornwall – Following the closure of the Seaway, and some partial and temporary ice formation in early January, mild temperatures across the Lake Ontario basin have allowed the International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board to set Lake Ontario outflows at unprecedented levels, higher than has ever previously been released in winter for several days and at times up... Read More

Skate The Lake 2020 Set For January 25th & 26th in Portland!

Skate The Lake 2020 Set For January 25th & 26th in Portland!
Hometown TV12 File Photo Portland – The 16th annual International Big Rideau Lake Speed Skating event, or “Skate The Lake” is being held January 25th & 26th on the Big Rideau oval in Portland. There are a lot of activities over the two days for spectators including Sleigh Rides, Crockicurl, Bumper Ball, Free Kids skating area, as well as “Skate... Read More

Weekend Snowstorm May Bring the Season’s Biggest Snowfall to Southern Ontario With 15–30cm of Snow – VIDEO

Weekend Snowstorm May Bring the Season’s Biggest Snowfall to Southern Ontario With 15–30cm of Snow – VIDEO
Toronto – A strong snowstorm appears increasingly likely to bring significant snowfall accumulation to all parts of Southern Ontario this weekend starting Saturday morning and lasting into Sunday. Widespread accumulation between 15-30cm is expected with slightly less around the Lake Ontario and Erie shoreline due to the snow being wetter causing reduced accumulation. Strong wind gusts reaching 50-70km/h during the... Read More

Snowfall warning in effect for our entire region for later today and overnight!

Snowfall warning in effect for our entire region for later today and overnight!
15 to 25 cm of heavy snow today and tonight. Snow, heavy at times, will arrive over the region this morning. Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm are expected. Brisk southeasterly winds gusting to 50 km/h will whip up freshly fallen snow causing very low visibility at times in blowing snow today into this evening. Rapidly accumulating snow... Read More

LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES RECEIVE $3.9 MILLION IN INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDS

LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES RECEIVE $3.9 MILLION IN INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDS
MPP CLARK ANNOUNCES OCIF FUNDING FOR CRITICAL ROADS, BRIDGES, WATER AND WASTEWATER PROJECTS ACROSS RIDING Brockville — Local municipalities will receive more than $3.9 million in funding for community infrastructure needs through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF), Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark announced today. “As MPP, I am upholding my commitment to support local municipalities by... Read More

Bell expands Wireless Home Internet to Lanark County and the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville

Bell expands Wireless Home Internet to Lanark County and the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville
Innovative service brings fast Internet access to dozens of rural communities in Eastern Ontario MERRICKVILLE – Bell today announced a further expansion of its innovative Wireless Home Internet service to rural areas in Lanark County and the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville south of Ottawa. Broadband Internet access is now available to eligible residences in Carleton Place, Kemptville, Merrickville, Mississippi... Read More

OECTA Members Escalate Strike Action to One-Day Withdrawal of Service Jan 21st

OECTA Members Escalate Strike Action to One-Day Withdrawal of Service Jan 21st
In a letter dated January 13th, 2020, the Catholic District School Board (CDSBEO) issued a letter to parents informing them that the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) had provided notice that their members will escalate strike action to a full one-day withdrawal of services on Tuesday, January 21st, 2020. This one-day, full withdrawal of services is in addition to... Read More

Freezing rain warning continues for our entire region this morning!

Freezing rain warning continues for our entire region this morning!
Ice build-up due to freezing rain is expected or occurring. Freezing rain mixed with ice pellets will change to snow later this morning. Total ice accretion amounts of 5 to 10 mm are possible. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and hazardous. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas. Be... Read More