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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

OPP POLICE RECORD CHECKS UPDATE

OPP POLICE RECORD CHECKS UPDATE
ORILLIA – As the economy continues to recover from the pandemic, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is committed to improving customer service for citizens seeking police record checks. Due to COVID-19, the OPP is currently experiencing a high volume of police record check requests. Current processing times are four to six weeks. The OPP is working on improving the technical capacities of... Read More

Leeds County OPP: Bear Encounters – When to Call Police

Leeds County OPP: Bear Encounters – When to Call Police
Leeds County – The Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has received information of recent black bear sightings in the Athens, Ontario area. The public is reminded that black bears that come into a populated area aren’t always a threat to public safety. The following explains who to contact if you encounter a bear; Emergency Situations CALL 911... Read More

Health Unit Warns Residents of Potentially Harmful Algal Blooms

Health Unit Warns Residents of Potentially Harmful Algal Blooms
Brockville – Potentially harmful algal blooms including blue-green algae are a natural seasonal phenomenon that may appear in our lakes, rivers and ponds. Many of these blooms are relatively harmless; however, some species have the potential to produce toxins which may be harmful to people and animals. The presence of a harmful algal bloom and its toxins can only be confirmed... Read More

MPP CLARK: LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES RECEIVE OVER $6 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FUNDS

MPP CLARK: LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES RECEIVE OVER $6 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FUNDS
Brockville – Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark announced today that municipalities in Leeds and Grenville will receive more than $6 million to address operating pressures as they continue to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Clark said the financial relief, provided in partnership with the federal government, is part of the first round of emergency... Read More

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