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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

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

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

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

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

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