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UPDATED: SNOWFALL WARNING Continues for Brockville, Prescott, North Grenville, Merrickville-Wolford, Westport, Charleston Lake

UPDATED: SNOWFALL WARNING Continues for Brockville, Prescott, North Grenville, Merrickville-Wolford, Westport, Charleston Lake
Brockville – Prescott: Snowfall with total amounts near 15 cm is expected tonight and Saturday. A mixture of freezing rain, ice pellets and snow will arrive tonight. The precipitation will change over to snow overnight then continue through Saturday. The snow will taper off to scattered flurries Saturday night. Hazardous winter driving conditions are expected. Motorists should change travel plans... Read More

First Round of Federal Funding to Support Local Legions Announced

First Round of Federal Funding to Support Local Legions Announced
Brockville –The Royal Canadian Legion announced back in December the Legion branches  receive support through the Veterans Organizations Emergency Support Fund. The Legion—the largest Veterans organization in Canada—received $14 million from the Government of Canada to distribute to its branches across the country. The the first allocation of the Veterans Organizations Emergency Relief Fund with money distributed through Dominion Command,... Read More

Grenville OPP Festive R.I.D.E. Program Results

Grenville OPP Festive R.I.D.E. Program Results
Grenville County – The Grenville County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police participated in the province-wide Festive R.I.D.E (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) campaign which concluded on January 3, 2021. Festive RIDE is an annual police campaign aimed at taking impaired drivers off of our roadways during the holiday season. The OPP remain committed to ensuring Ontario roads are safe from... Read More

Forecasted Precipitation May Increase Water Levels and Flows and Cause Unstable Ice Throughout Rideau Watershed – December 24, 2020

Forecasted Precipitation May Increase Water Levels and Flows and Cause Unstable Ice Throughout Rideau Watershed – December 24, 2020
Rideau Valley Watershed – Environment Canada is forecasting between 30 and 50 mm of rain starting today and continuing overnight throughout the Rideau Valley watershed. Although no significant flooding is anticipated, water levels and flows are expected to increase in all waterways in the Rideau Valley Watershed. Depending on how much rain falls, residents who are adjacent to the smaller... Read More

Grenville County OPP Weekly Police Reports – November 17th to December 6th, 2020

Grenville County OPP Weekly Police Reports – November 17th to December 6th, 2020
MISSING PARTY LOCATED SAFE (EDWARDSBURGH, ON) On December 6, 2020, at around 1:55 p.m., Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) members responded to a missing person report from a residence off of County Road 44, just west of the Spencerville Township. Thankfully, the individual was located safely at a nearby forest. The OPP urge anyone with family members who could utilize... Read More

Grenville OPP Weekly Police Reports – October 26 – November 1, 2020

Grenville OPP Weekly Police Reports – October 26 – November 1, 2020
FAIL TO REMAIN (MERRICKVILLE-WOLFORD, ON) On October 26, 2020, at around 10:00 a.m., Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) members responded to an after the fact fail to remain collision on County Road 15, just North of County Road 41 in the Township of Wolford. It is believed that sometime between October 21 and October 23, 2020, a vehicle struck... Read More

Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest in North Grenville

Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest in North Grenville
North Grenville – On September 30, 2020 at 10:12 a.m., officers with the Grenville Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting traffic enforcement on County Road 43 in the North Grenville Township. The officer was assisted by the Automated Licence Plate Recognition System (ALPR). The ALPR system registered an alert and officers conducted a traffic stop on a motor... Read More

OPP POLICE RECORD CHECKS UPDATE

OPP POLICE RECORD CHECKS UPDATE
ORILLIA – As the economy continues to recover from the pandemic, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is committed to improving customer service for citizens seeking police record checks. Due to COVID-19, the OPP is currently experiencing a high volume of police record check requests. Current processing times are four to six weeks. The OPP is working on improving the technical capacities of... Read More

Merrickville’s Jazz Fest returns this year for its 10th Anniversary Season, Online Edition

Merrickville’s Jazz Fest returns this year for its 10th Anniversary Season, Online Edition
Merrickville – With the encouragement and support of key partners and the dedicated efforts of this year’s volunteers, the Merrickville Jazz Festival (MJF) is hosting a scaled-down but exciting online edition from October 15 to 18, 2020. The MJF website has been updated and is ready for your visit! We are proud to present this year’s lineup of artists featuring... Read More

Small towns, big stories: Ontario Festival of Small Halls gathers true community tales

Small towns, big stories: Ontario Festival of Small Halls gathers true community tales
Eastern Ontario – What do a whale skeleton, an eccentric millionaire, hillside ghosts, an historic ship, a pimple, and a canoe fit for a queen have in common? They’re all part of legendary true stories from communities across Eastern Ontario. The Ontario Festival of Small Halls is capturing some of those incredible tales as a part of a new project,... Read More