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North Grenville Community Charity BBQ Being Held Today

North Grenville Community Charity BBQ Being Held Today
NORTH GRENVILLE – The North Grenville community BBQ is fast approaching. The event takes place on July 11, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the North Grenville Municipal Centre parking lot on County Road 44. The Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police are partnering with G.Tackaberry & Sons Construction who are generously sponsoring this event. All proceeds will be going towards... Read More

North Grenville Receives $60 000 Boost for Active School Travel

North Grenville Receives $60 000 Boost for Active School Travel
North Grenville – North Grenville will receive a major boost with a new project thanks to the Ontario Active School Travel Fund. The “North Grenville Way” project will increase opportunities for sustainable active school travel. The one year initiative will raise awareness for active school travel, develop a community charter, and conduct a professional assessment of walk zones. This assessment... Read More

Health Unit warns to take precautions during high heat and humidity

Health Unit warns to take precautions during high heat and humidity
Brockville – Due to high temperatures and humidex levels Environment Canada has issued a heat warning levels for this week.  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... Read More

152nd Birthday of Canada Being Celebrated on Monday Throughout Leeds-Grenville

152nd Birthday of Canada Being Celebrated on Monday Throughout Leeds-Grenville
Leeds-Grenville – Canadians celebrate Canada’s 152nd birthday on Monday, July 1st and there are many events planned to celebrate throughout the Leeds and Grenville area tomorrow.   Brockville:   The annual Canada Day procession will start from City Hall at 11:45am and march down King Street to CourtHouse Ave, to the CourtHouse Green for the official Canada Day Ceremony.  ... Read More

Power Knocked Out During Storm Last Night – Some Areas in Our Region Still Affected

Power Knocked Out During Storm Last Night – Some Areas in Our Region Still Affected
Brockville – The storm that blew through our area on Saturday night knocked out power to a number of areas throughout our region.   As of this morning at 9:00am there are still areas without power, including pockets in Elizabethtown-Kitley, Athens, Front of Yonge, Rideau Lakes, Augusta, Merrickville-Wolford as well as areas in Lanark County.   For more information and... Read More

Weekly News Grenville County OPP

Weekly News Grenville County OPP
STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERED, MAN CHARGED (EDWARDSBURGH, ON) – On June 16, 2019 at approximately 4:00 p.m., Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers from Grenville County Detachment were on Highway 401 when they observed a vehicle which had been reported stolen. Officers stopped the vehicle and confirmed it had been stolen in British Columbia. James COWX, 23 years old from British Colombia,... Read More

OPP CONDUCT AGGRESSIVE DRIVING CAMPAIGN AS SPEEDERS CONTINUE TO MAKE ROADS UNSAFE

OPP CONDUCT AGGRESSIVE DRIVING CAMPAIGN AS SPEEDERS CONTINUE TO MAKE ROADS UNSAFE
ORILLIA – With Ontario highways and roads about to see some of the highest traffic volumes of the year, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be targeting aggressive drivers over the Canada Day Long Weekend.   The OPP responded to 64 speed-related collisions during last year’s Canada Day Long Weekend, three of which resulted in the loss of life. Officers laid 7,393 speeding charges over the... Read More

Upper Canada District School Board issues layoffs to 25 Para-Professionals

Upper Canada District School Board issues layoffs to 25 Para-Professionals
Brockville – The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) has issued layoff notices to 25 para-professional employees.  At the June 20th, 2019 board meeting, the Upper Canada District School Board approved a 1.3 million dollar decrease in funding for Para-Professionals.  These professionals include child and youth workers and behaviourists (Student Support Partners).  This position was eliminated.  These front-line workers provided... Read More

UCDSB Trustees Approve a Balanced Budget for the 2019-20 School Year

UCDSB Trustees Approve a Balanced Budget for the 2019-20 School Year
Brockville – The Board of Trustees for the Upper Canada District School Board met on Wednesday, June 19 for the last Committee of the Whole meeting for the 2018-19 school year. Several agenda items were discussed, including finalizing and approving the 2019-20 school year budget. At the beginning of the budget deliberations, which started in early May, UCDSB Trustees were... Read More

Lake Ontario outflows to be maintained at record highs

Lake Ontario outflows to be maintained at record highs
The Board is doing everything possible to provide all possible relief to Lake Ontario and upper St. Lawrence River residents, while considering impacts throughout the system. During its meeting on 21 June, the Board decided to maintain outflows at their current record-high  levels, 10,400 m3/s (367,270 cfs), for the next week considering there is very little  capacity for passing water... Read More