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IJC appoints Public Advisory Group to assist with review of water regulation plan

IJC appoints Public Advisory Group to assist with review of water regulation plan
Ottawa – The International Joint Commission (IJC) announced today that it has appointed a 16-member Public Advisory Group to help identify potential improvements to the regulation of Lake Ontario outflows. The Public Advisory Group will assist the IJC’s Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Adaptive Management (GLAM) Committee with an expedited review of Plan 2014, the plan for regulating outflows that took effect in 2017.... Read More

SD&G OPP Investigating Pedestrian Fatality on CN Rail Line

SD&G OPP Investigating Pedestrian Fatality on CN Rail Line
South Dundas –  On May 12, 2020, shortly before 11:00 p.m., officers from the Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry (SD&G) Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a pedestrian being struck by a train on CN Railway line near Marine Station Road, South Dundas Township. A 54 year old man from Prescott, Ontario received life threatening injuries and was... 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

St. Lawrence College Fall 2020 Semester Planning Underway 

St. Lawrence College Fall 2020 Semester Planning Underway 
Brockville, Cornwall, Kingston – St. Lawrence College (SLC) has begun to reveal its plans for program delivery in the upcoming fall semester. Preliminary decisions include offering a mix of alternate delivery and in-person classes, with priority for on-campus delivery going to health sciences programs and programs involving applied components like labs and other hands-on simulations.   While individual program delivery methods are... Read More

UCDSB Postpones Grade 12 Graduations to June 2021

UCDSB Postpones Grade 12 Graduations to June 2021
Brockville – The Minister of Education is encouraging school boards to honour student achievement for the 2020 school year and have graduation ceremonies and celebrations when it is safe to do so. The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) supports this decision and wholeheartedly agrees about the importance of honouring and recognizing the incredible accomplishments of our graduating students. Given... 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

Ontario Releases Plan to Resume Scheduled Surgeries and Procedures

Ontario Releases Plan to Resume Scheduled Surgeries and Procedures
Hospitals must continue to maintain capacity to respond to COVID-19 TORONTO — The Ontario government has developed a comprehensive framework to help hospitals assess their readiness and begin planning for the gradual resumption of scheduled surgeries and procedures, while maintaining capacity to respond to COVID-19. Timelines will vary from hospital to hospital and be conditional on approval by regional oversight... 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

Local Weather Update: Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Local Weather Update: Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Good Wednesday morning, Gananoque, Rockport, Lansdowne and the rest of Leeds-Grenville, Lanark and Dundas! Here is your morning weather update: Weather photo courtesy of the City of Brockville webcam!! Today: Mainly cloudy. Clearing late this afternoon. High 14. UV index 6 or high. Tonight: A few clouds. Low zero. Thursday: Mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness near noon then 60 percent chance... Read More

Certain Businesses Allowed to Reopen Under Strict Safety Guidelines

Certain Businesses Allowed to Reopen Under Strict Safety Guidelines
Steady Decrease in COVID-19 Cases Required Before Beginning Next Stage of Reopening TORONTO ― The Ontario government is allowing certain businesses and workplaces to reopen as long as they comply with strict public health measures and operate safely during the COVID-19 outbreak. Those permitted to start up include seasonal businesses and some essential construction projects. Today’s announcement was made by... Read More