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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

UPDATED: Brockville & Leeds-Grenville Added to Severe Thunderstorm Watch Along with Smiths Falls, Lanark & Ottawa

UPDATED: Brockville & Leeds-Grenville Added to Severe Thunderstorm Watch Along with Smiths Falls, Lanark & Ottawa
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and large hail. Hazards: – damaging wind gusts near 90 km/h – hail near 2 cm in size – risk of a tornado Timing: – Into this evening Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose... 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

Youth Leisure Opportunities in Leeds & Grenville – Virtual Meeting

Youth Leisure Opportunities in Leeds & Grenville – Virtual Meeting
Brockville – This Wednesday, join the Planning Group for Leeds & Grenville’s Those Kids….Are Our Kids Project as they present: Youth Leisure Opportunities in Leeds & Grenville: An Update on Our Plan. This live Zoom webinar and Q&A session will be held June 24th, 1-2pm and will recorded for future viewing if you are unable to attend. Members of the... Read More

Heat Warning Continues For Our Entire Region Through Sunday

Heat Warning Continues For Our Entire Region Through Sunday
Brockville – A Heat Warning continues for our entire region. A prolonged period of hot weather continues. Timing: Today through Sunday, possibly into overnight Monday Maximum daytime temperatures: 31 to 33 degrees Celsius (Humidex 37 to 40) Minimum overnight temperatures: 18 to 20 degrees Celsius Hot and humid air can also bring deteriorating air quality and can result in the... 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

Leeds OPP Weekly Police Reports

Leeds OPP Weekly Police Reports
Leeds County – Members of the Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) continue to conduct proactive patrols and investigate calls from the public. Break and enter at cottage On June 11, 2020 at about 7:30 p.m. officers from the Rideau Lakes office responded to reports of a break and enter in progress on Jones Falls Road, South... Read More