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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 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 Health... Read More

Update From The Leeds Grenville Municipal Emergency Control Group

Update From The Leeds Grenville Municipal Emergency Control Group
Brockville – The highlights of the Municipal Emergency Control Group (MECG) held today are listed below. The group hears reports from the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, area police and fire officials and Counties departments, including Community and Social Services, Paramedic Service, Public Works, Finance and Maple View Lodge long-term care facility. Counties Council will discuss continuation of... Read More

Health Unit Reports No New Cases or Deaths As of 4:00pm Yesterday

Health Unit Reports No New Cases or Deaths As of 4:00pm Yesterday
Today’s update, May 21, 2020 of COVID-19 cases across Leeds-Grenville Lanark Brockville – The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit is reporting today that there are no new cases or deaths since yesterday’s update. There are still a total of 336 cases and 49 deaths in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark. 195 (68%) of cases recovered (Recovered cases do not include... Read More

The 2020 MyView Finalists are Announced!

The 2020 MyView Finalists are Announced!
Eastern Ontario – Nine films made by local youth have been nominated for the 2020 MyView Youth Film Festival. MyView on Arts by Zoe Mainville of Ottawa Isolation Adventures by Adam Yakimovich of Kemptville Toxic Relationships | Kids Help Phone by Luke Gardiner of Brockville A Girl and Her Bike by Perrin Dickenson of Kemptville 1st vs. 3rd World Problems... Read More

Annual MS Walk Set for This Sunday, Virtually This Year!

Annual MS Walk Set for This Sunday, Virtually This Year!
Brockville – The annual MS Walk is taking place this Sunday, May 24th. #WechallengeMS, Join The Movement!! The MS community is coming together and connecting virtually this year to rally behind Canadians affected by MS. At 12pm ET/9am PT, MS Society of Canada President and CEO, Pam Valentine, along with members of the MS community will kick off the first-ever... Read More

Local Leeds-Grenville CFDCs Provide Covid-19 Support to Assist Small Business

Local Leeds-Grenville CFDCs Provide Covid-19 Support to Assist Small Business
Heather Lawless and Tom Russell at Leeds & Grenville Economic Development Summit (November 22, 2019 at Kemptville, Ontario) – Submitted Photo Leeds-Grenville – Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada has introduced several measures to support businesses, organizations, workers and communities as part of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. To further assist businesses, the organizations that support them and... Read More

Highlights of Special United Counties of Leeds & Grenville Council Meeting Held Thursday

Highlights of Special United Counties of Leeds & Grenville Council Meeting Held Thursday
Brockville – Here are the highlights of a special United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Council Meeting held on Thursday, May 14, 2020 are listed below. Leeds Grenville Warden thanks frontline and essential workers: Warden Pat Sayeau thanked United Counties of Leeds and Grenville essential and frontline workers for their continued commitment in keeping communities safe and services operating. The... Read More

Hometown TV12 Launches #FestivalFriday and #SmallBizSaturday

Hometown TV12 Launches #FestivalFriday and #SmallBizSaturday
Most of us have never experienced a pandemic of this magnitude, let alone being placed on house arrest when we haven’t done anything wrong.  Every day we are hearing of more of our much-loved fairs, festivals, and area events that are being sacrificed in the name of Covid-19.  Where does it end?  No one can say for sure, at least... Read More

Health Unit: Consider the Views before Enjoying the Cottage View

Health Unit: Consider the Views before Enjoying the Cottage View
Brockville – With the nicer weather here, it is tempting to head out to a cottage. It may seem like a great place to retreat to for COVID-19 self-isolation. But before heading out, the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit would like everyone to really think through their decision. “Consider the impact your decision has on your family and... Read More

National Nursing Week: May 11 – 17th, 2020

National Nursing Week: May 11 – 17th, 2020
Brockville – National Nursing Week 2020 is being observed from May 11th to 17th, 2020. The week draws attention to nurses, increasing the awareness of the public policy-makers and governments of the many contributions of nursing to the well-being of Canadians. The week occurs annually from Monday to the Sunday of Florence Nightengale’s birthday (May 12th). The theme this year... Read More