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Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: Province orders public gatherings to be of 5 or less people

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: Province orders public gatherings to be of 5 or less people
Brockville – On March 28, 2020 the Provincial Order made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act was amended.  The amendments strengthen the order issued on March 17, 2020 to include the prohibition of “organized public events including parades, events including weddings, social gatherings and communal services within places of worship”. It prohibits gatherings of more than 5 people.... Read More

Third Consecutive Month of Record Outflows:  continued risk of high water on the St. Lawrence River and on Lake Ontario

Third Consecutive Month of Record Outflows:  continued risk of high water on the St. Lawrence River and on Lake Ontario
Cornwall – Due to favorable ice conditions and previously implemented deviation strategies, the Lake Ontario outflows surpassed the historical record-high for the month of March, making this the third straight monthly record that has been exceeded during the Board’s ongoing efforts to deviate from Plan 2014 and remove water from Lake Ontario. The International Lake Ontario–St. Lawrence River Board met... Read More

Pleasure Craft Lockages Suspended at Canadian Locks until Further Notice Along Montreal/St. Lawrence & Welland Canal Sections of Seaway

Pleasure Craft Lockages Suspended at Canadian Locks until Further Notice Along Montreal/St. Lawrence & Welland Canal Sections of Seaway
Cornwall – Effective immediately, all pleasure craft lockages in the St. Lawrence Seaway are suspended. This suspension applies to both the Montreal / Lake Ontario section and the Welland Canal section of the Seaway. The suspension of pleasure craft lockages reflects the need to minimize all non-essential interactions between Seaway personnel and members of the general public during the COVID-19... Read More

OPP: FRAUDSTERS TARGETING EASTERN ONTARIO BUSINESSES

OPP: FRAUDSTERS TARGETING EASTERN ONTARIO BUSINESSES
Ottawa – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) urges businesses to verify who you’re dealing with before conducting remote or online sales. The OPP in eastern Ontario has responded to numerous calls from businesses, including automotive and recreational vehicle dealerships, who fell victim to Card-Not-Present (CNP) Frauds. The fraudsters contact a business to place an order for a product by way of... Read More

Shoppers Drug Mart provides free access to mental health program to help Canadians coping with stress

Shoppers Drug Mart provides free access to mental health program to help Canadians coping with stress
Stress management program available online through SilverCloud Health TORONTO – Shoppers Drug Mart is making peace of mind a little more accessible to Canadians as they struggle with increased stress in the face of COVID-19.  In partnership with SilverCloud Health, the company has opened a virtual stress management program, accessible anywhere from their phones, tablets or computer. The company will cover all associated... Read More

Brockville Rotary Clubs Lend a Hand During Covid-19

Brockville Rotary Clubs Lend a Hand During Covid-19
Brockville – Both Brockville Rotary Clubs, (Rotary Club of Brockville & Rotary Club of the 1000 Islands) have suspended all of our regular and committee meetings to comply with local, provincial and national social distancing guidelines. However, we sent out an email challenge to our membership to think about ways that our two Rotary Clubs in Brockville could help our... Read More

IJC Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Water Levels Webinar on Friday, April 3

IJC Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Water Levels Webinar on Friday, April 3
Register now! US Co-Chair Jane Corwin and Canadian Co-Chair Pierre Béland of the International Joint Commission will host a webinar on high water levels in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River on April 3rd 2020. A French language webinar will take place at 9:30 a.m. (EDT) and the English language webinar will take place at noon (EDT). A short presentation will be given... Read More

ILOSLR Board: Additional outflow strategies to address high water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River

ILOSLR Board: Additional outflow strategies to address high water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River
Cornwall – The International Lake Ontario–St. Lawrence River Board agreed March 11th to amend its Plan 2014 temporary deviation strategies to allow for additional increases to the rate of water removed from Lake Ontario through the spring. The first adjustment to the deviation strategy involves the Plan 2014 rule that attempts to balance high water impacts upstream and downstream of... Read More

UCDSB to Temporarily Close Schools, Working on Educational Supports for Students

UCDSB to Temporarily Close Schools, Working on Educational Supports for Students
Brockville – In an extraordinary effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Ontario Government announced on Thursday afternoon that all Ontario schools will be closed from Saturday, March 14, reopening on Monday, April 6. Recognizing that a key part of the provincial strategy is to contain the spread of COVID19, all child care and EarlyON centres located within UCDSB... Read More

OCSTA Statement Regarding OECTA Tentative Agreement

OCSTA Statement Regarding OECTA Tentative Agreement
TORONTO – We are very pleased that today, following many months of bargaining, the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association, the Provincial government and the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) reached a tentative collective agreement. The tentative agreement reflects the commitment of all negotiating parties to the well-being and progress of all students and staff in Catholic schools throughout Ontario. Details of... Read More