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BOGS° brings big experiences as well as footwear to students with Outdoor Foundation grant

BOGS° brings big experiences as well as footwear to students with Outdoor Foundation grant
OTTAWA – As many as 1,500 students will experience the great outdoors over the next three years – some for the very first time – thanks to a $29,936 grant from BOGS° Outdoor Foundation. BOGS° also provided 20 pairs of warm boots to ensure students are equipped and dressed for their outdoor visit allowing them to focus on the valuable... Read More

7th Annual Local Youth Film Festival Offers $1000 Grand Prize!

7th Annual Local Youth Film Festival Offers $1000 Grand Prize!
MyView Youth Film Festival is back for its 7th year!  Kemptville’s own McGahey Insurance and Grenville Mutual Insurance have again teamed up to provide the $1000 Grand Prize for 2020.  This creative film-making contest is open to all youth ages 10-24 that live, work or play in Eastern Ontario (see www.myviewfilmfest.ca for list of eligible counties). Young people are encouraged to pick up their phones or cameras... Read More

Municipal Drug Strategy for Gananoque, Leeds and the Thousand Islands & Rideau Lakes Moving Forward in 2020

Municipal Drug Strategy for Gananoque, Leeds and the Thousand Islands & Rideau Lakes Moving Forward in 2020
Gananoque – The Municipal Drug Strategy of the Town of Gananoque, Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands and the Township of Rideau Lakes is moving forward in 2020 with youth representatives leading the process. The Strategy’s focus on youth and substance use will include community action and advocacy for safe spaces and youth voice. Police Chief Garry Hull remarks... Read More

Leeds County OPP Police Reports – February 7, 2020

Leeds County OPP Police Reports – February 7, 2020
February 1-3, 2020 Leeds County – Members of the Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) continue to lay charges for driving related offences. G2 driver caught stunt driving On February 1, 2020 just before 8:00 p.m. an officer from the Rideau Lakes office was conducting general patrol on Highway 15 near Cedar Valley Road, Rideau Lakes Township.... Read More

COMMERCIAL DRIVER RECEIVED THREE DAY SUSPENSION

COMMERCIAL DRIVER RECEIVED THREE DAY SUSPENSION
Rideau Lakes – Members of the Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged the driver of a commercial motor vehicle. On January 30, 2020 just after 7:00 a.m. officers from the Rideau Lakes office observed a transport truck that was driving erratically and speeding on Highway 15, Bastard- South Burgess Township. The vehicle was stopped for investigation. Alcohol consumption... Read More

RVCA: Starbucks helps students experience outdoor education

RVCA: Starbucks helps students experience outdoor education
OTTAWA AND WESTPORT AREA – The Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation (RVCF) is pleased to have received a $4,567 Greener Apron Grant through the Starbucks Foundation. To help students access our outdoor education programs at Baxter and Foley Mountain Conservation Areas the Greener Apron Grant covers bus fees through the RVCF. Starbucks Greener Apron is a community of passionate employees who... Read More

Elgin Schools Were in a Hold & Secure Position Earlier Today

Elgin Schools Were in a Hold & Secure Position Earlier Today
File Photo Elgin – Both schools in Elgin, South Crosby Elementary School and Rideau District High School (RDHS) were placed on ‘Hold & Secure’ earlier today. On a post to RDHS’s Facebook page today, the school said they were directed by the OPP. The post continued, “There is no danger to students. Students remained in their classrooms and continued with... Read More

Skate The Lake 2020 Set For January 25th & 26th in Portland!

Skate The Lake 2020 Set For January 25th & 26th in Portland!
Hometown TV12 File Photo Portland – The 16th annual International Big Rideau Lake Speed Skating event, or “Skate The Lake” is being held January 25th & 26th on the Big Rideau oval in Portland. There are a lot of activities over the two days for spectators including Sleigh Rides, Crockicurl, Bumper Ball, Free Kids skating area, as well as “Skate... Read More

Forecasted Precipitation May Increase Water Levels and Flows and Cause Unstable Ice Throughout Rideau Watershed

Forecasted Precipitation May Increase Water Levels and Flows and Cause Unstable Ice Throughout Rideau Watershed
Ottawa – Environment Canada is forecasting significant precipitation in the form of rain or drizzle, freezing rain, ice pellets and snow starting Friday and continuing into Sunday with the greatest precipitation amounts on Saturday. There remains a considerable amount of uncertainty on exact precipitation amounts and what form it will take, however, rainfall amounts of between 50 and 75 mm... Read More

Freezing Rain Warning continues today for our entire region!

Freezing Rain Warning continues today for our entire region!
Freezing rain ending this afternoon. The freezing rain will transition to ice pellets, snow or rain this afternoon. Ice accretion or build-up of 5 to 10 mm is possible and power outages are possible. Poor travel conditions can be expected today. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Be prepared to adjust your... Read More