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Leeds Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: Preventing West Nile Virus Infections

Leeds Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: Preventing West Nile Virus Infections
Brockville – The Leeds Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit would like to inform our citizens that we have continued with the mosquito surveillance program once again. This program started the last week of June will be carried through until the end of September. Should you see one of our traps in your neighbourhood, please do not disturb it. These... Read More

Festival of Small Halls announces community events

Festival of Small Halls announces community events
Eastern Ontario – From a celebration of local food to art shows and gourmet barbecues, the community events in conjunction with the Ontario Festival of Small Halls are setting the scene for an authentic experience in rural halls this fall. The festival is getting toes tapping Sept. 13 to 30 as it welcomes an inspiring combination of big names in... Read More

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for our entire region!

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for our entire region!
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain. The threat of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and early this evening is associated with a cold front moving across Southern Ontario. Thunderstorms are also possible well in advance of the front. This watch is in effect for... Read More

OPP LOOKING FOR DRIVERS TO “MOVE OVER” THIS LONG WEEKEND

OPP LOOKING FOR DRIVERS TO “MOVE OVER” THIS LONG WEEKEND
Leeds County – As the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) gears up for a busy Civic Holiday Long Weekend, they are giving the public a heads-up on what dangerous driving habits they’ll be watching out for and what positive driving behaviours they will be expecting from motorists throughout Leeds County One important law the OPP will be looking for drivers to... Read More

Health Unit: Heat Warning Possible this Weekend

Health Unit: Heat Warning Possible this Weekend
Brockville – Temperatures and humidex levels may possibly reach heat warning levels this Sunday and Monday. A combination of heat and high humidity can be hazardous to your health. Conditions during high heat and humidity have the potential to cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and in some cases death. Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for the Leeds,... Read More

Health Unit Raises Awareness About Bats and Rabies

Health Unit Raises Awareness About Bats and Rabies
Bats are nocturnal animals and feed most actively two or three hours following sunset.  Bats are efficient insect controllers eating about three times their body weight.  Bats typically have their babies in June and come August many of the young bats are looking for their own roosting sites.  Many bats will roost and hibernate in attics.   Although bats are beneficial,... Read More

Chair of the UCDSB Provides Comment on the Health and Physical Education Curriculum for Ontario Students

Chair of the UCDSB Provides Comment on the Health and Physical Education Curriculum for Ontario Students
Brockville – The Chair of the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB), Jeff McMillan, offers the following comments regarding the recent provincial dialogue on possible content changes to the health and physical education curriculum for Ontario students. Like all school boards in Ontario at this time, the UCDSB has yet to receive clear direction from the Ministry of Education about... Read More

Michael Barrett will host open house on two key agricultural issues

Michael Barrett will host open house on two key agricultural issues
Brockville – Michael Barrett, candidate for the Conservative nomination in Leeds-GrenvilleThousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, says along with a round table on Bill C71, he is looking forward to holding an open house of several urgent agricultural issues when he is the nominated Conservative party candidate. “Front of package nutrition labeling regulations being introduced by the Liberal government and the... Read More

Michael Barrett will host round-table on Bill C-71

Michael Barrett will host round-table on Bill C-71
Brockville – Michael Barrett, candidate for the Conservative nomination in Leeds-Grenville Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, says one of the first meetings he will hold in the riding when he is the nominated Conservative party candidate, will be an information meeting on Bill C-71. He notes that despite Liberal rhetoric, Bill C-71 is a backdoor gun registry that will do... Read More

Leeds Grenville Lanark District Health Unit: July 28th is World Hepatitis Day

Leeds Grenville Lanark District Health Unit: July 28th is World Hepatitis Day
This day is dedicated to raising awareness about Hepatitis C, a viral infection that affects the liver. Many people don’t know they are infected with the hepatitis C virus that can cause liver damage and liver cancer over time.  The Hepatitis C virus is spread from infected blood that comes in contact with another person’s blood. A blood test can... Read More