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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

Local health units announce regional approach to mandatory masks 

Local health units announce regional approach to mandatory masks 
As of Tuesday, July 7 at 12:01am businesses must adopt a policy for facial coverings/masks to be worn inside enclosed public spaces/settings that are openly accessible to the public across Eastern Ontario. Eastern Ontario – Today Medical Officers of Health from Eastern Ontario Health Unit; Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit; Renfrew County and District Health and Ottawa Public... Read More

OPP: Illegal Drugs Seized in Augusta Township

OPP: Illegal Drugs Seized in Augusta Township
Augusta Township – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) and Brockville Police have seized illegal drugs in Augusta Township. On June 30, 2020 members of the Street Crime Unit, Brockville Police, OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) and OPP Canine Unit executed a search warrant at a residence on Alta Vista Drive. One person was arrested... Read More

Elderly Resident in Augusta Defrauded of Over $40K

Elderly Resident in Augusta Defrauded of Over $40K
Augusta Township – Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating a suspected fraud that occurred in Augusta Township, Ontario. On June 17, 2020, OPP officers were advised by an individual that they had been defrauded of a substantial amount of money by someone claiming the victim had won a car. The fraudster required money to pay for expenses (shipping/international... 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

Health Unit warns to take precautions during high heat and humidity

Health Unit warns to take precautions during high heat and humidity
Brockville – Due to high temperatures and humidex levels Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for this week.  A combination of heat and high humidity can be hazardous to your health. Conditions during high heat and humidity have the potential to cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and in some cases death. Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health... Read More

Update From The Leeds Grenville Municipal Emergency Control Group

Update From The Leeds Grenville Municipal Emergency Control Group
Brockville – The highlights of the Municipal Emergency Control Group (MECG) held today are listed below. The group hears reports from the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, area police and fire officials and Counties departments, including Community and Social Services, Paramedic Service, Public Works, Finance and Maple View Lodge long-term care facility. Counties Council will discuss continuation of... Read More

GRENVILLE COUNTY OPP WEEKLY NEWS May 17 – May 23, 2020

GRENVILLE COUNTY OPP WEEKLY NEWS May 17 – May 23, 2020
Prescott – Grenville County OPP Weekly Police reports – May 17 to May 23, 2020. DOMESTIC – ASSAULT (PRESCOTT,ON) – On May 22, 2020 at approximately 10:25 p.m. Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to a report of domestic situation in the Town of Prescott. Investigation revealed that an adult had assaulted the victim and caused damage earlier in... Read More

IJC appoints Public Advisory Group to assist with review of water regulation plan

IJC appoints Public Advisory Group to assist with review of water regulation plan
Ottawa – The International Joint Commission (IJC) announced today that it has appointed a 16-member Public Advisory Group to help identify potential improvements to the regulation of Lake Ontario outflows. The Public Advisory Group will assist the IJC’s Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Adaptive Management (GLAM) Committee with an expedited review of Plan 2014, the plan for regulating outflows that took effect in 2017.... Read More