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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

Health Unit Warns Residents of Potentially Harmful Algal Blooms

Health Unit Warns Residents of Potentially Harmful Algal Blooms
Brockville – Potentially harmful algal blooms including blue-green algae are a natural seasonal phenomenon that may appear in our lakes, rivers and ponds. Many of these blooms are relatively harmless; however, some species have the potential to produce toxins which may be harmful to people and animals. The presence of a harmful algal bloom and its toxins can only be confirmed... Read More

MPP CLARK: LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES RECEIVE OVER $6 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FUNDS

MPP CLARK: LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES RECEIVE OVER $6 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FUNDS
Brockville – Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark announced today that municipalities in Leeds and Grenville will receive more than $6 million to address operating pressures as they continue to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Clark said the financial relief, provided in partnership with the federal government, is part of the first round of emergency... Read More

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