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Leeds County OPP Laid Charges Following Sexual Assault Investigation

Leeds County OPP Laid Charges Following Sexual Assault Investigation
Rideau Lakes – Members of the Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have laid charges following a sexual assault investigation. On October 18, 2020 a Rideau Lakes officer received information regarding allegations of sexual assault. The Leeds County Crime Unit investigated and Michael ELLIOTT, 38 years old, from Carleton Place, was charged with: • Sexual assault – Criminal Code... Read More

4 New COVID Cases, 20 Active Cases Reported this Morning in Today’s Report – Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit Covid-19 Update – January 22, 2021

4 New COVID Cases, 20 Active Cases Reported this Morning in Today’s Report – Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit Covid-19 Update – January 22, 2021
Brockville – Four new cases*, (3 in past 24 hrs***) and 20** active cases reported in today’s Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit Covid-19 update. There are 6 newly recovered. There are currently 1 hospitalized and 1 in ICU. *Cases are reported from data collected at 4:00pm the previous day. **Active cases can be recovering at home or admitted... Read More

Leeds Grenville and Lanark Health Unit: Food Safety during the pandemic

Leeds Grenville and Lanark Health Unit: Food Safety during the pandemic
The Health Unit recognizes that COVID-19 has been tough financially on many of our citizens and that some people may have started a new home business that involves food to help make some extra money. For people who are thinking of opening a food-related business in their home, it is important to do your research before starting. Public Health Inspectors... Read More

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

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

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