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First Round of Federal Funding to Support Local Legions Announced

First Round of Federal Funding to Support Local Legions Announced
Brockville –The Royal Canadian Legion announced back in December the Legion branches  receive support through the Veterans Organizations Emergency Support Fund. The Legion—the largest Veterans organization in Canada—received $14 million from the Government of Canada to distribute to its branches across the country. The the first allocation of the Veterans Organizations Emergency Relief Fund with money distributed through Dominion Command,... Read More

Forecasted Precipitation May Increase Water Levels and Flows and Cause Unstable Ice Throughout Rideau Watershed – December 24, 2020

Forecasted Precipitation May Increase Water Levels and Flows and Cause Unstable Ice Throughout Rideau Watershed – December 24, 2020
Rideau Valley Watershed – Environment Canada is forecasting between 30 and 50 mm of rain starting today and continuing overnight throughout the Rideau Valley watershed. Although no significant flooding is anticipated, water levels and flows are expected to increase in all waterways in the Rideau Valley Watershed. Depending on how much rain falls, residents who are adjacent to the smaller... Read More

Confirmed Case of COVID-19 at Rideau Vista Public School

Confirmed Case of COVID-19 at Rideau Vista Public School
Westport – Parents/guardians and staff at Rideau Vista Public School received notification on Sunday, December 6th that an individual at the school has tested positive for COVID-19.   The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is closely monitoring the situation and has followed up to isolate all students and staff who have had a high-risk exposure. Both the health unit and the school are taking... Read More

0 New Covid Cases Reported Today – Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit Covid-19 Update – Friday, November 13, 2020

0 New Covid Cases Reported Today – Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit Covid-19 Update – Friday, November 13, 2020
Brockville – Zero new cases were reported in today’s Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit Covid-19 update. *Cases are reported from data collected at 4:00pm the previous day. Leeds, Grenville & Lanark remains at ‘Green’ level. https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-response-framework-keeping-ontario-safe-and-open Total of 474 cases and 53 deaths in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark. 404 of cases recovered (Recovered cases do not include deaths).... Read More

The Royal Canadian Legion welcomes Veterans Affairs Canada aid package

The Royal Canadian Legion welcomes Veterans Affairs Canada aid package
OTTAWA – The Royal Canadian Legion is pleased to learn that a new aid package will make millions of dollars available to support struggling Branches across the country with their operational costs. The Legion will receive $14 million of a $20 million dollar total aid package for Veteran organizations. The package was approved earlier this fall through Bill C-4. “This has... Read More

OPP Investigating Home Invasion in Rideau Lakes

OPP Investigating Home Invasion in Rideau Lakes
Rideau Lakes – The Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating a reported home invasion. On October 24, 2020 just after 4:30 a.m., officers from the Rideau Lakes office, Lanark OPP and Smiths Falls Police responded to a home on Highway 15, South Elmsley Township. The residents, who were in the house at the time, reported that... Read More

Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation celebrates 50 years with a call to protect conservation lands

Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation celebrates 50 years with a call to protect conservation lands
RIDEAU RIVER WATERSHED (Westport, Perth, Smiths Falls, Kemptville, Ottawa) – Members of the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation (RVCF) celebrated 50 years of conservation at its September 23 Annual General Meeting. Since 1970, the RVCF has dedicated itself to raising funds that support important conservation efforts throughout the Rideau River watershed. Efforts include conservation land acquisition, tree planting, outdoor education, water... Read More

Fall Season at Foley Mountain Conservation Area

Fall Season at Foley Mountain Conservation Area
RIDEAU LAKES/WESTPORT – Foley Mountain Conservation Area is a popular fall destination. Known for its breathtaking views and scenic hiking trails, Foley Mountain continues to welcome guests for much needed outdoor fun. “Fall is an exceptionally popular time to experience Foley Mountain,” said Rebecca Whiteman, Foley Mountain Conservation Area Supervisor. “And while we continue to welcome guests, we want everyone... Read More

Leeds OPP Investigating Fatal Collision on Highway 15 in Rideau Lakes

Leeds OPP Investigating Fatal Collision on Highway 15 in Rideau Lakes
Rideau Lakes – The Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating a fatal collision in Morton, north of Seeley’s Bay. On September 30, 2020, shortly before 4:00 p.m., Leeds OPP members, Rideau Lakes Township Firefighters and Leeds-Grenville Paramedics responded to a report of a head-on collision on Highway-15 in Morton. A third vehicle entered a ditch... Read More

OPP East Region Community Street Crime Unit Seizes Over 11,000 Cannabis Plants in Three Separate Warrants in Our Region

OPP East Region Community Street Crime Unit Seizes Over 11,000 Cannabis Plants in Three Separate Warrants in Our Region
Rideau Lakes/Elizabethtown-Kitley – The Ontario Provincial East Region Community Street Crime Unit executed three separate warrants on September 23rd, 2 in Rideau Lakes and 1 in Elizabethtown-Kitley. OPP SEIZES OVER 6500 CANNABIS PLANTS NEAR TOLEDO (RIDEAU LAKES TWP, ON) – Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) have seized more than 6500 cannabis... Read More