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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

Food Recall Warning (Allergen) – PC brand chicken strips – gluten free recalled due to undeclared gluten/wheat

Food Recall Warning (Allergen) – PC brand chicken strips – gluten free recalled due to undeclared gluten/wheat
Ottawa – Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling PC brand chicken strips – gluten free from the marketplace because they contain gluten/wheat which is not declared on the label. People who have an allergy to wheat, or have celiac disease or other gluten-related disorders should not consume the recalled product described below. Brand Product Size UPC Codes PC Chicken strips – ... Read More

Back to school at St. Lawrence College

Back to school at St. Lawrence College
Brockville, Kingston, Cornwall – September marks the beginning of another exciting school year, and St. Lawrence College (SLC) is ready to welcome students back for a mix of alternate delivery and in-person classes this fall in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall. Classes will commence for full-time programs on Wednesday, September 9. While campuses remain closed to the general public, SLC looks... Read More

Open Letter from UCDSB Chair to Parents/Guardians, Caregivers and Staff

Open Letter from UCDSB Chair to Parents/Guardians, Caregivers and Staff
Dear Parents, Guardians and Caregivers and Staff, As we approach the beginning of September, it is important that I take this opportunity to reach out to parents and students who are preparing for a return to school in a matter of days. I want to welcome all our students and staff back to this new school year and to let... 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

Update on Remote Learning and First Day of School By Stephen Sliwa UCDSB Director of Education

Update on Remote Learning and First Day of School By Stephen Sliwa UCDSB Director of Education
Dear UCDSB Parents and Guardians, I want to reach out to you today to provide some additional information and clarity around our remote learning program, as well as some changes to the start date for the 2020-2021 school year. It is my hope that this letter addresses any concerns or uncertainty that our earlier communications to parents created when we... 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

Winchester Hospital: A Sign of the times

Winchester Hospital: A Sign of the times
Winchester – They’ve been popping up all over the countryside – signs of support for front-line workers. And the WDMH team has noticed and is very grateful! Thank you to Signs and Stitches in Metcalfe for spearheading a great fundraising and spirit-boosting campaign. Signs were sold for $20 each and the Signs and Stitches team recently donated a cheque for $1500... Read More