…………………………….HEAT WARNING continues for Brockville, Leeds-Grenville, Smiths Falls, Lanark, Morrisburg, SD&G………Temperatures between 30 and 32 degrees Celsius with Humidex values near 40 continue this evening. Temperatures will cool off tonight as a cold front sweeps through the region. Heat warnings will likely be ended late this evening or overnight……………………………………………..
Merrickville-Wolford – HomeTown TV12
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Grenville OPP Weekly Police Reports – August 3 – August 9, 2020

Grenville OPP Weekly Police Reports – August 3 – August 9, 2020
BREAK AND ENTER TO RESIDENCE (EDWARDSBURGH, ON) On August 5, 2020 shortly after 11:00 a.m. Grenville officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a break in at a residence on County Road 2 in the Township of Edwardsburgh. The homeowners were initially alerted by the home alarm system before discovering a person in their home. The... Read More

ETFO: With six weeks to go, Ontario government has still not announced funding to ensure safe reopening of schools

ETFO: With six weeks to go, Ontario government has still not announced funding to ensure safe reopening of schools
Toronto – The Ontario government’s re-announcement today of capital funding for new schools does nothing to prepare the province for the safe return of students and staff to schools this September. “All summer, ETFO has pressed the government to provide sufficient emergency funding to ensure a safe return to school. So far, the government has offered nothing,” said Sam Hammond,... Read More

255,000 trees planted this spring ­– bringing RVCA total to 6.6 million

255,000 trees planted this spring ­– bringing RVCA total to 6.6 million
RIDEAU VALLEY WATERSHED (including communities of Ottawa, Kemptville, Perth, Smiths Falls, Westport and more) – The Rideau Valley Conservation (RVCA) forestry team successfully planted 255,000 trees this spring, bringing the conservation authority’s overall tree planting total to an impressive 6.6 million. Trees were planted in partnership with private and public landowners on marginal, empty or idle fields across the watershed.... Read More

Local health units announce regional approach to mandatory masks 

Local health units announce regional approach to mandatory masks 
As of Tuesday, July 7 at 12:01am businesses must adopt a policy for facial coverings/masks to be worn inside enclosed public spaces/settings that are openly accessible to the public across Eastern Ontario. Eastern Ontario – Today Medical Officers of Health from Eastern Ontario Health Unit; Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit; Renfrew County and District Health and Ottawa Public... Read More

Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect for Our Entire Region

Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect for Our Entire Region
Potential for isolated severe thunderstorms this evening. Isolated thunderstorms are forecast to move southeastward across portions of the regions this evening. Locally damaging winds gusts may be associated with one or two of these storms, along with hail and frequent cloud to ground lightning. As the storms are expected to be isolated, many places will not be affected. Strong wind... Read More

Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau Appoints Mary Lynn Villeneuve New Centre Manager

Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau Appoints Mary Lynn Villeneuve New Centre Manager
Brockville – The Board of Directors of the Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau are pleased to announce that Mary Lynn Villeneuve has been appointed the new Manager of the Volunteer Centre effective immediately. Mrs. Villeneuve has been working in different capacities with the Volunteer Centre for the past 6 years and was recently the Interim Manager after the retirement of... Read More

Health Unit Started Beach Water Testing Program Last Week

Health Unit Started Beach Water Testing Program Last Week
Brockville – The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has started weekly water sampling of the area’s public bathing beaches for this year. The following beaches will be monitored weekly throughout the summer season until August 24, 2020: In Lanark County: Almonte Beach, Dalhousie Lake, Centennial Beach, Riverside Beach, Lanark Beach, Pakenham Beach, Rideau Ferry Yacht Club, Robertson Lake... Read More

Health Unit: True North Strong & COVID Free

Health Unit: True North Strong & COVID Free
Brockville – This Canada Day let’s stay ‘true north strong and COVID free’! The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. “Canada Day is a good time to celebrate how resilient we have been as a nation and community says Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health. “Over these past months... Read More

Heat Warning Issued For Our Entire Region

Heat Warning Issued For Our Entire Region
Brockville – A Heat Warning has been issued for Brockville, Leeds-Grenville, Smiths Falls, Lanark, Morrisburg-Cornwall, Kingston & Ottawa. A prolonged period of hot weather is expected. Timing: Friday through Saturday evening. The heat event may persist into Sunday. Maximum temperatures Friday: 31 to 33 degrees Celsius (Humidex 38 to 40). Maximum temperatures Saturday: 32 to 35 degrees Celsius (Humidex 38... Read More

MyView Youth Film Festival Held Their 2020 Awards Ceremony Last Thursday Online – VIDEO

MyView Youth Film Festival Held Their 2020 Awards Ceremony Last Thursday Online – VIDEO
Kemptville – The 7th annual MyView Youth Film Festival held their awards ceremony last Thursday evening online on Facebook. MyView is a youth engagement initiative that encourages young people to express themselves through film. The $1000 grand prize is sponsored by Kemptville’s own McGahey Insurance and Grenville Mutual Insurance. This year – YourTV has sponsored amazing videography prizes for the... Read More