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Canada Day 2018 Around Leeds & Grenville

Canada Day 2018 Around Leeds & Grenville
Leeds-Grenville – Here are some of the events being held around our region of Leeds & Grenville this Canada Day weekend! Brockville: Brockville’s Canada Day 2018 starts off with the annual Canada Day 5 k & 1k Run starting out from Blockhouse Island at 8:45am and 9am. The 11th annual 1000 islands Regatta is on all weekend including Canada Day... Read More

North Grenville District High School Student Awarded Canada’s Largest STEM Scholarship

North Grenville District High School Student Awarded Canada’s Largest STEM Scholarship
North Grenville District High School student Angelica Paynter earned a $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship to study software engineering at the University of Ottawa. – Submitted Photo Kemptville – Angelica Paynter, of Kemptville, has been selected to receive a $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship to study software engineering at the University of Ottawa. A Grade 12 student at North Grenville District High... Read More

RVCA Plants 275,000 This Spring!

RVCA Plants 275,000 This Spring!
EASTERN ONTARIO – The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) is pleased to report that 275,000 healthy native tree seedlings have been planted in the Rideau Valley this spring. These young trees add to the total as RVCA and its planting partners strive to plant a total of 6.5 million trees by 2020. Tree planting is one of the most practical ways to... Read More

Local Law Enforcement Torch Runs For Special Olympics Taking Place This Week Around Leeds-Grenville

Local Law Enforcement Torch Runs For Special Olympics Taking Place This Week Around Leeds-Grenville
Leeds-Grenville – The annual Law Enforcement Torch Runs For Special Olympics makes its way around the Leeds & Grenville region this week. There are runs in Prescott, Kemptville, Merrickville, Gananoque and Brockville this week. Along with the annual Motorcycle Ride on Saturday. Thursday, June 7th: Prescott OPP Torch Run starting from Walker House, 623 King Street, Prescott, 12:30pm Kemptville OPP... Read More

Visitation For Gord Brown Being Held May 9th at Tompkins Funeral Home in Gananoque

Visitation For Gord Brown Being Held May 9th at Tompkins Funeral Home in Gananoque
Funeral service takes place at the Lou Jeffries Recreation Center in Gananoque at 11 am, Thursday, May 10 followed by a graveside service at Gananoque Cemetery Gananoque – Visitation for Gord Brown, Member of Parliament Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes will be held on Wednesday, May 9th at Tompkins Funeral Home in Gananoque. It is being held from 2 to... Read More

Festival of Small Halls expanding to welcome new rural venues for 2018

Festival of Small Halls expanding to welcome new rural venues for 2018
Eastern Ontario – With more than 40 performances over two weeks in September, the Ontario Festival of Small Halls is promising to get toes tapping across the province this fall – in even more cherished spaces. The festival that melds big names in music with rural communities is expanding its scope again and bringing internationally-renowned musicians to special halls this... Read More

Lakes in Upper Rideau Watershed Reaching Flood Level

Lakes in Upper Rideau Watershed Reaching Flood Level
  Ottawa –  This message is specific to Bobs and Christie Lakes but may apply to other lakes in the area where remotely accessible monitoring equipment is not installed. Property owners are advised to go to their cottage properties and assess conditions for themselves. Rain overnight has caused levels on Bobs and Christie Lakes to increase to flood levels. Additional... Read More

MS Carnation Campaign Set to Launch May 10th & 11th

MS Carnation Campaign  Set to Launch May 10th & 11th
Leeds & Grenville – Make someone’s day special and help in the fight against MS. Buy your carnations at locations around Brockville (The Score, Scotiabank (King St & Stewart Blvd), CIBC, TD Canada Trust, Metro, Food Basics, Canadian Tire), Kemptville, Merrickville, Smiths Falls (The Score) and Perth. The cost is $7.00 for the large-5 stem carnations or $6.00 for the mini-3... Read More

You Have Until May 10th to Order Your Rain Barrel In Support of the Volunteer Centre St. Lawrence-Rideau

You Have Until May 10th to Order Your Rain Barrel In Support of the Volunteer Centre St. Lawrence-Rideau
Brockville – The Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau is accepting pre-sale orders until May 10th for a Truckload Rain Barrel Sale scheduled for Friday, May 18th, at the Employment and Education Centre, 105 Strowger Blvd., Brockville, from 8 am to 12 pm. Funds raised will support Volunteer Centre programs and initiatives which facilitate volunteer engagement in the community. Cost of... Read More

Rideau Valley Conservation Authority: Watershed Conditions Statement: Flood Outlook

Rideau Valley Conservation Authority: Watershed Conditions Statement: Flood Outlook
  Ottawa –  Water levels are expected to rise again in the Rideau River watershed as a result of meltwater from the last of the snow, flow from thawing soil and rain forecast for Wednesday and Thursday. Daytime temperatures are expected to approach 20 degrees over the rest of the week and stay above freezing at night. This will cause... Read More