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International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board: Dry Conditions Lead to Low Water Levels: Board to Decrease Outflows

International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board: Dry Conditions Lead to Low Water Levels: Board to Decrease Outflows
Lower than average precipitation and winter snowpack runoff have resulted in decreased inflows to Lake Ontario.  The reduced inflows have resulted in lower water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.  In response to these conditions, the Board has decided to reduce outflows from Lake Ontario beginning on 10 April, 2021. During January and February this year, the Board... Read More

St. Lawrence College to receive portion of funding for institutions most affected by pandemic related costs 

St. Lawrence College to receive portion of funding for institutions most affected by pandemic related costs 
Brockville/Kingston/Cornwall – St. Lawrence College will receive $6.4 million as part of the Ontario government’s $106.4 million to help publicly assisted colleges and universities address the financial impacts of COVID-19 which was announced on Friday, March 19, 2021. This investment will support the sustainability of the postsecondary sector and ensure students continue to get the skills and education they need for the in-demand jobs of today and tomorrow.  “This support... Read More

UCDSB Student Senate Elects Two New Student Trustees

UCDSB Student Senate Elects Two New Student Trustees
Brockville – On Friday, February 26, the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) Student Senators met for their third quarterly meeting and elected two new Student Trustees for the 2021-2022 school year. Student Senate, which is made up of student leaders from each UCDSB secondary school and includes an Indigenous students’ representative, voted to elect Bradford Ward of Brockville Collegiate Institute (BCI) and Eshal Ali... Read More

International Joint Committee: Flood Risk Diminishes; Very High Outflows to Continue

International Joint Committee: Flood Risk Diminishes; Very High Outflows to Continue
English URL: https://ijc.org/en/loslrb/flood-risk-diminishes-very-high-outflows-continue French URL: https://ijc.org/fr/clofsl/diminution-du-risque-dinondation-maintien-dun-debit-sortant-tres-eleve The risk of flooding on Lake Ontario and the upper St. Lawrence River has declined from moderate in December 2020 to low. In December, the risk analysis indicated a 28% chance of water levels exceeding a threshold at which damages occur in many shoreline communities. The risk is now down to 8%. There is a... Read More

The International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board continues to Act to Reduce Spring Flood Risk through February 28th

The International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board continues to Act to Reduce Spring Flood Risk through February 28th
Cornwall – The International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence Board is optimistic that weather conditions the rest of this winter and spring won’t cause a damaging rise in Lake Ontario levels this year. However, it has been acting proactively since 1 January to reduce lake levels this winter just in case the weather turns wet. Somewhat drier weather conditions over... Read More

Schools in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit (LGL) will reopen to all students for in-person learning on January 25

Schools in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit (LGL) will reopen to all students for in-person learning on January 25
Leeds, Grenville & Lanark Elementary students will return January 25th, while Highschool students return February 2nd! Brockville – This letter was sent out last night to parents & teachers informing them which areas within the Upper Canada School Board (UCDSB) will return to in-school learning beginning on Monday, January 25th, including the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit area.... 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

Stay-At-Home Order Begins Today in Ontario

Stay-At-Home Order Begins Today in Ontario
Here is a list of the updated changes to the regulations Brockville – Ontario is now under a State of Emergency once again along with the Stay-at-Home order which began this morning at 12:01am. The orders are expected to stay in place at least until Thursday, February 11, 2021. In response to questions from reporters on Wednesday, Premier Ford had... Read More

UCDSB: Stay-at-Home Order & New Health and Safety Measures

UCDSB: Stay-at-Home Order & New Health and Safety Measures
Brockville – In response to climbing cases of COVID-19 throughout the province, the province has issued a stay-at-home order and introduced new health and safety measures for our schools when we return to in-person learning. While the province indicated that schools west of us (in and around the Greater Toronto Area) will remain closed beyond January 25, the province has not indicated whether... Read More

Heavy Snow Forecasted for Tonight & Into Saturday

Heavy Snow Forecasted for Tonight & Into Saturday
Brockville – More snow is on its way for later tonight. Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for our entire region. Snow is forecast to develop north of Lake Ontario this evening and then spread eastward across the Ottawa Valley by midnight. The snow will become heavy at times tonight, and travel may become difficult in some locations... Read More