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Significant Rain in Forecast Will Again Cause Water Levels to Increase Across the Rideau Valley Watershed

Significant Rain in Forecast Will Again Cause Water Levels to Increase Across the Rideau Valley Watershed
Ottawa – The current forecast is calling for rainfall amounts of 50 to 65 mm, with possibly more, from Thursday to Saturday across the Rideau Valley Watershed which will cause water levels and flows to increase above current conditions throughout the watershed. Flood conditions are expected start on Friday or Saturday in many areas depending on where the rainfall occurs... Read More

Recent Heavy Rain Causing Water Levels to Increase in RVCA Upper Watershed and Other Localized Areas

Recent Heavy Rain Causing Water Levels to Increase in RVCA Upper Watershed and Other Localized Areas
Ottawa – The heavy rainfall on Sunday and Monday, with amounts up to 40 mm, is causing the water levels to increase in all waterways across the Rideau Valley Watershed. The areas most affected include: Properties around Bob’s Lake, Christie Lake, Tay River and Wolfe Lake in the upper Rideau Valley Watershed. In these areas, the water levels are approaching... Read More

FREEZING RAIN WARNING For Merrickville-Wolford – Kemptville, Smiths Falls – Perth – Eastern Lanark County, Morrisburg – Cornwall and Ottawa

FREEZING RAIN WARNING For Merrickville-Wolford – Kemptville, Smiths Falls – Perth – Eastern Lanark County, Morrisburg – Cornwall and Ottawa
A FREEZING RAIN WARNING is in effect for Merrickville-Wolford – Kemptville, Smiths Falls – Perth – Eastern Lanark County, Morrisburg – Cornwall and Ottawa. Freezing rain overnight and Monday morning. A band of freezing rain will move in after midnight tonight, and will likely persist over Eastern Ontario well into Monday morning. Ice accretion amounts near 5 millimetres are quite... Read More

Upper Canada Cup Intermediate Basketball Championships being held April 9th – 11th, 2019

Upper Canada Cup Intermediate Basketball Championships being held April 9th – 11th, 2019
Perth – The Upper Canada Cup Intermediate Basketball Championships will take place on Tuesday, April 9 and Thursday, April 11 atPerth and District Collegiate Institute (PDCI) in Perth. Hosted by Perth and District Collegiate Institute, games will take place in the gymnasiums of PDCI and The Stewart School. The girls’ event takes place April 9 and will involve teams from PDCI,Carleton Place High... Read More

CDSBEO Board Meeting Highlights from meeting held April 2, 2019

CDSBEO Board Meeting Highlights from meeting held April 2, 2019
Kemptville – CDSBEO Board Meeting Highlights from meeting held April 2, 2019. CDSBEO EcoSchools – Stewards of the Earth Ontario EcoSchools is an environmental education and certification program for students in Kindergarten through to grade 12 which helps school communities develop both ecological literacy and environmental practices to become environmentally responsible citizens and reduce the ecological footprint of schools. Patrick... Read More

Local Schools Take Top Spots in 2019 Regional Popsicle Stick Bridge Championship

Local Schools Take Top Spots in 2019 Regional Popsicle Stick Bridge Championship
Smiths Falls – A team from Queen Elizabeth Public School won the 2019 Regional Popsicle Stick Bridge Championship, held Thursday, April 4 at Duncan J. Schoular Public School in Smiths Falls. This competition challenges students to build bridges out of popsicle sticks and glue to see which will hold the most weight when stress tested. The competition is held in... Read More

Special Weather Statement: Stongs Winds for Our Region This Afternoon

Special Weather Statement: Stongs Winds for Our Region This Afternoon
Strong winds today for our entire region. The passage of a cold front is ushering in strong westerly winds this morning. Widespread wind gusts to 70 km/h are expected with isolated wind gusts to 80 km/h. The wind will begin to ease later this afternoon. Isolated power outages may be possible. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by... Read More

Update: Smiths Falls Police Seek Public Assistance in Locating Missing Woman

Update: Smiths Falls Police Seek Public Assistance in Locating Missing Woman
Smiths Falls – The Smiths Falls Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing female. The person was reported missing to Smiths Falls Police on 15 March 2019. The missing female is Christine CUTLER aged 56 of Smiths Falls. Ms. Cutler is described, 5’5, 225 lbs, collar length brown and grey hair with a round face and... Read More

UCDSB Lights it up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day

UCDSB Lights it up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day
Upper Canada – Today, staff and students across the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) are wearing blue and holding special events in support of World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD). WAAD is a designated UCDSB special recognition day and is held annually on April 2. The Light it up Blue Campaign aims to spread awareness of autism spectrum disorder (ASD),... Read More

Rideau Canal UNESCO World Heritage Site Website Awarded

Rideau Canal UNESCO World Heritage Site Website Awarded
Eastern Ontario – Regional Tourism Organization 9 (RTO9) is thrilled to announce, in collaboration with the United Countiesof Leeds and Grenville, The Town of Smiths Falls, Parks Canada and 2 other Ontario Regional Tourism Organizations 10 and 11, a partnership to build, launch and promote a new Rideau Canal UNESCO World Heritage Site website. “We are so pleased to be... Read More