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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

51st Annual Delta Maple Syrup Festival Being Held This Weekend – VIDEO

51st Annual Delta Maple Syrup Festival Being Held This Weekend – VIDEO
Delta – The 51st Annual Delta Maple Syrup Festival is being held this weekend, April 21st – 22nd, 2018. Its being held from 9:00am to 3:00pm both Saturday & Sunday at the Fair Hall (1st Floor) at the Delta Fair Grounds, 110 Mill Creek Drive, Delta, Ontario. All you can eat pancakes flooded with fresh, local maple syrup. First Order... Read More

Rideau Lakes recognizes businesses

Rideau Lakes recognizes businesses
Bob Lavoie, Chair of the Rideau Lakes Economic Development Committee, with business recognition winners, from left, Business of the Year’s Fiona McKean, of the Opinicon Dining and Resort, Young Entrepreneur Stefanie Dopson of The Bastard Baking Company, Business Innovation recipients Gus Stringel and Rob Rinfret, co-owners of Smiths Falls Veterinary Services. – Photo By Deanna Clark – United Counties of... Read More

Augusta, Merrickville-Wolford, and Rideau Lakes contribute to the largest BR+E program region has ever seen

Augusta, Merrickville-Wolford, and Rideau Lakes contribute to the largest BR+E program region has ever seen
Pictured are Rideau Lakes Township Associate Planner Malcolm Norwood and Leeds Grenville BR+E Coordinator Krista George. – Submitted Photos “Strong Business, Strong Community” Augusta, Merrickville-Wolford, and Rideau Lakes – The communities of Augusta, Merrickville-Wolford, and Rideau Lakes have officially launched their Business Retention + Expansion (BR+E) programs, part of the largest undertaken in Leeds Grenville. The main objective of the... Read More

Municipal Candidates’ Guide Now Available

Municipal Candidates’ Guide Now Available
What You Need to Know Before Running in the 2018 Municipal and School Board Elections Queen’s Park – Ontario has released the 2018 Candidates’ Guide for Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections outlining rules for candidates as described in the Municipal Elections Act and other legislation and regulations. Since the last municipal election, the province has made changes to modernize... Read More