…………………………….HEAT WARNING continues for Brockville, Leeds-Grenville, Smiths Falls, Lanark, Morrisburg, SD&G………Temperatures between 30 and 32 degrees Celsius with Humidex values near 40 continue this evening. Temperatures will cool off tonight as a cold front sweeps through the region. Heat warnings will likely be ended late this evening or overnight……………………………………………..
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ETFO: With six weeks to go, Ontario government has still not announced funding to ensure safe reopening of schools

ETFO: With six weeks to go, Ontario government has still not announced funding to ensure safe reopening of schools
Toronto – The Ontario government’s re-announcement today of capital funding for new schools does nothing to prepare the province for the safe return of students and staff to schools this September. “All summer, ETFO has pressed the government to provide sufficient emergency funding to ensure a safe return to school. So far, the government has offered nothing,” said Sam Hammond,... Read More

255,000 trees planted this spring ­– bringing RVCA total to 6.6 million

255,000 trees planted this spring ­– bringing RVCA total to 6.6 million
RIDEAU VALLEY WATERSHED (including communities of Ottawa, Kemptville, Perth, Smiths Falls, Westport and more) – The Rideau Valley Conservation (RVCA) forestry team successfully planted 255,000 trees this spring, bringing the conservation authority’s overall tree planting total to an impressive 6.6 million. Trees were planted in partnership with private and public landowners on marginal, empty or idle fields across the watershed.... Read More

Local health units announce regional approach to mandatory masks 

Local health units announce regional approach to mandatory masks 
As of Tuesday, July 7 at 12:01am businesses must adopt a policy for facial coverings/masks to be worn inside enclosed public spaces/settings that are openly accessible to the public across Eastern Ontario. Eastern Ontario – Today Medical Officers of Health from Eastern Ontario Health Unit; Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit; Renfrew County and District Health and Ottawa Public... Read More

UPDATED: Brockville & Leeds-Grenville Added to Severe Thunderstorm Watch Along with Smiths Falls, Lanark & Ottawa

UPDATED: Brockville & Leeds-Grenville Added to Severe Thunderstorm Watch Along with Smiths Falls, Lanark & Ottawa
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and large hail. Hazards: – damaging wind gusts near 90 km/h – hail near 2 cm in size – risk of a tornado Timing: – Into this evening Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose... Read More

National Headquarters announces $3 million for Branches

National Headquarters announces $3 million for Branches
Volunteer-run Branches facing trouble in the wake of COVID-19 OTTAWA – In an unprecedented move, the Legion’s National Headquarters will release a total of 3 million dollars to help struggling Branches in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Dominion Command Executive Council made a landmark decision to release the funds from the Legion’s national reserves, in order to provide... Read More

Highlights of Special United Counties of Leeds & Grenville Council Meeting Held Thursday

Highlights of Special United Counties of Leeds & Grenville Council Meeting Held Thursday
Brockville – Here are the highlights of a special United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Council Meeting held on Thursday, May 14, 2020 are listed below. Leeds Grenville Warden thanks frontline and essential workers: Warden Pat Sayeau thanked United Counties of Leeds and Grenville essential and frontline workers for their continued commitment in keeping communities safe and services operating. The... Read More

Hometown TV12 Launches #FestivalFriday and #SmallBizSaturday

Hometown TV12 Launches #FestivalFriday and #SmallBizSaturday
Most of us have never experienced a pandemic of this magnitude, let alone being placed on house arrest when we haven’t done anything wrong.  Every day we are hearing of more of our much-loved fairs, festivals, and area events that are being sacrificed in the name of Covid-19.  Where does it end?  No one can say for sure, at least... Read More

National Nursing Week: May 11 – 17th, 2020

National Nursing Week: May 11 – 17th, 2020
Brockville – National Nursing Week 2020 is being observed from May 11th to 17th, 2020. The week draws attention to nurses, increasing the awareness of the public policy-makers and governments of the many contributions of nursing to the well-being of Canadians. The week occurs annually from Monday to the Sunday of Florence Nightengale’s birthday (May 12th). The theme this year... Read More

County Lifting Burn Ban

County Lifting Burn Ban
Leeds & Grenville – Be advised effective Friday, May 8th, 2020 at 8:00 am, the Total Open-Air Burn Ban has been LIFTED by ALL municipalities within the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, including the separated municipalities of Brockville, Gananoque, and Prescott. The Ontario Fire Code states that ALL Open-Air Burning must be approved by the Chief Fire Official of your municipality, therefore... Read More

Rainfall warning in effect for Westport-Charleston Lake & Kingston!

Rainfall warning in effect for Westport-Charleston Lake & Kingston!
There is a Rainfall Warning for the Westport-Charleston Lake region as well as Kingston! Rain, at times heavy, continues. Rain will continue today, tonight and into Friday before tapering to scattered showers during the day Friday. Total rainfall amounts of 40 to 60 mm are expected with the heaviest rain expected this afternoon and this evening. Heavy downpours can cause... Read More