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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

By-Election to take place in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes

By-Election to take place in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes
GATINEAU – Monday, May 7, 2018 On Thursday, May 3, 2018, the Acting Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Stéphane Perrault, received official notice from the Speaker of the House of Commons that the seat for Leeds–Grenville–Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes (Ontario) is vacant. A by-election will take place to fill the vacant seat. The date of the by-election must be announced between Monday, May 14, 2018, and Tuesday, October 30, 2018.... Read More

OPP Training Exercise in Rideau Lakes Township Area This Week

OPP Training Exercise in Rideau Lakes  Township Area This Week
ORILLIA – This week, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be leading a realistic joint training exercise in Rideau Lakes Township. From May 8 to 10, 2018, the OPP will be conducting a multi-jurisdiction operational exercise involving various tactical units, materials, resources and locations for training purposes. In general, this exercise brings together first response agencies and personnel to... 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

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

Fire on Mother Barnes Road Caused by Careless Smoker

Fire on Mother Barnes Road Caused by Careless Smoker
LEEDS –   Members of the Ontario Provincial Police in Leeds County are issuing a plea for residents to be mindful of consequences surrounding their habits. On April 22, 2018, at about 1:00 P.M., officers of the Leeds County OPP Detachment and Fire Services were called to an out of control grass fire on Mother Barnes Road in Rideau Lakes Township. Investigation... 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

UCDSB School Trustee for Ward 5 Jeff McMillan Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election

UCDSB School Trustee for Ward 5 Jeff McMillan Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election
Brockville – Dear Members of the Upper Canada District School Board Community: I have been asked to share with you that our Board’s Chair, Jeff McMillian, has announced he will not be seeking re-election for another term as a Public School Board Trustee. Mr. McMillan will complete his current commitments as a local trustee for Ward 5 (Brockville & Augusta Township) and Chair... Read More