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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

OPP East Region Street Crime Unit Seizes Illegal Drugs in Iroquois

OPP East Region Street Crime Unit Seizes Illegal Drugs in Iroquois
OPP Submitted Photo Iroquois – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) has seized illegal drugs in South Dundas, Iroquois. On September 10, 2020, as part of an ongoing investigation, members of the Street Crime Unit, assisted by the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) and OPP Canine Unit, executed search warrant at a residence on... Read More

Lake St. Lawrence water levels to decline following long September weekend

Lake St. Lawrence water levels to decline following long September weekend
Cornwall – With summer nearing an end, the Board will adjust its outflow strategy and allow Lake St. Lawrence levels to decline to the normal navigation season minimum following the September long weekend. This decision will allow for slightly more water to be released from Lake Ontario during the fall. The lower and declining levels on Lake Ontario combined with... 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

OPP STREET CRIME UNIT SEIZE SUSPECT COCAINE, FENTANYL & METH

OPP STREET CRIME UNIT SEIZE SUSPECT COCAINE, FENTANYL & METH
NORTH DUNDAS TOWNSHIP – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) has seized a variety of illegal drugs at a home in North Dundas Township. On August 20, 2020 members of the Street Crime Unit, assisted by the OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) and officers with the Stormont, Dundas and... 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

Great Lakes Water Levels Webinar – Friday, July 17, 2020

Great Lakes Water Levels Webinar – Friday, July 17, 2020
You are invited to a Great Lakes water levels webinar hosted by the International Lake Superior Board of Control, the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board and the International Niagara Board of Control. The webinar will take place on Friday, July 17 from noon to 1:30 pm (EDT) in English. This webinar will provide an overview of why the Great Lakes are at... Read More

OPP RESPOND TO BARRICADED PERSON INCIDENT IN IROQUOIS

OPP RESPOND TO BARRICADED PERSON INCIDENT IN IROQUOIS
One Person Arrested, No Public Safety Risk IROQUOIS – The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SD&G) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has arrested one person after an overnight incident in Iroquois in the municipality of South Dundas. On June 22, 2020, at approximately 11:30 p.m., OPP officers responded to a disturbance at a residence on Dundas Street. As a... Read More

St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation – 2020 Pleasure Craft Bulletin #3

St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation – 2020 Pleasure Craft Bulletin #3
MONTREAL / LAKE ONTARIO SECTION – Pleasure Craft Lockages at Iroquois Lock To limit the potential health risk from COVID-19, the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation is placing certain conditions on pleasure craft lockages. Users are asked to observe these conditions and follow the guidance of public health officials, including necessary hygiene practices and physical distancing of two meters. 1.... 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