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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

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Leeds-Grenville Gearing Up For Their Annual Bowl For Kids Sake in Kemptville & Elgin

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Leeds-Grenville Gearing Up For Their Annual Bowl For Kids Sake in Kemptville & Elgin
Kemptville/Elgin – Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Leeds & Grenville are gearing up for one of their major FUN-raising events. The annual Bowl for Kids Sake is taking place Saturday, March 24th in Kemptville and Elgin. You can register on line or pick up a package at the Kemptville bowling lanes or outside the BBBS office at the North Grenville... Read More

Highlights from February 28th UCDSB Board of Trustees Meeting

Highlights from February 28th UCDSB Board of Trustees Meeting
Click Here to View February 28th Board Meeting Agenda Brockville – Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 to discuss several agenda items: Rockland Public School (RKPS) Presentation: Principal Mary-Lynn Wilcox and Vice-Principal Julie Symonds presented on the RKPS School Improvement Plan for Student Achievement. They discussed how the plan is helping to improve student... Read More

Portland’s Skate the Lake has a banner year

Portland’s Skate the Lake has a banner year
Netherlands Ambassador to Canada Henk van der Zwan, at centre and wearing an orange scarf, is joined on Big Rideau Lake by,  from left, Dutch Embassy communications advisor Anna Rijk, Dutch skate tour organizer Toine Doreleijers, Skate the Lake  President John Bongers, Brian Preston of the Royal Canadian Legion, Rideau Lakes Town Crier G. David Boyd, Rideau Lakes  Mayor Ron... Read More