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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

Three People Charged After Weapons & Drugs Seized in Augusta Township

Three People Charged After Weapons & Drugs Seized in Augusta Township
Augusta – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) and Grenville County OPP have arrested three people and seized a firearm in Augusta Township, Ontario. On September 9, 2020, as part of an ongoing investigation, members of the Street Crime Unit, assisted by members of the OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), OPP Emergency Response... Read More

Power Outage Covering most of Southern Leeds-Grenville Currently

Power Outage Covering most of Southern Leeds-Grenville Currently
Brockville – There is currently a power outage in the Brockville, Prescott, Spencerville, Oxford Station, North Augusta, Athens, Front of Yonge, Elizabethtown-Kitley and parts of Leeds & 1000 Island area. Hydro One is saying that there are 3436 customers affected. They say the estimated time of return is 2:15pm. According to Hydro One there was a pole fire. Read More

Grenville County OPP Weekly Police Reports – August 24th to 30th, 2020

Grenville County OPP Weekly Police Reports – August 24th to 30th, 2020
DRIVER CHARGED WITH IMPAIRED (KEMPTVILLE,ON) On August 26, 2020 shortly before 7:00 p.m. Grenville officers from the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a walk in at the Grenville County Detachment in the Town of Kemptville, Ontario. A driver had attended the detachment for an appointment with an officer. After the driver was spoken to an Approved Screening Device (ASD) was utilized... 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

ALANTRA LEASING INC. PURCHASES PRESCOTT LANDS FOR NEW BUSINESS OPERATIONS IN PRESCOTT

ALANTRA LEASING INC. PURCHASES PRESCOTT LANDS FOR NEW BUSINESS OPERATIONS IN PRESCOTT
Prescott – The Town of Prescott is excited to announce the sale of municipal lands situated at Development Drive to Alantra Leasing Inc. This 10‐acre parcel of land in the northern Highway 401 Industrial Park will provide a new location for the expansion of Alantra’s business operations, including a maintenance, service, and distribution outlet to serve Eastern Ontario. Eastern Canada’s... 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

Grenville OPP Weekly Police Reports – August 10th to 16th, 2020

Grenville OPP Weekly Police Reports – August 10th to 16th, 2020
NOVICE DRIVER LEARNS A TOUGH LESSON North Grenville – On August 10, 2020, shortly after midnight, Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a traffic complaint about a vehicle, driving erratically, southbound on Highway 416 shortly after the Kemptville exit. An officer located the suspect vehicle and, after the driver was spoken to an Approved Screening Device (ASD) was utilized... Read More

MPP CLARK: LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES RECEIVE OVER $6 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FUNDS

MPP CLARK: LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES RECEIVE OVER $6 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FUNDS
Brockville – Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark announced today that municipalities in Leeds and Grenville will receive more than $6 million to address operating pressures as they continue to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Clark said the financial relief, provided in partnership with the federal government, is part of the first round of emergency... Read More

Township of Augusta – Notice of Temporary Disruption in Natural Gas Service in & Around Maitland Area

Township of Augusta – Notice of Temporary Disruption in Natural Gas Service in & Around Maitland Area
Maynard – Enbridge Gas Inc. has notified the Township of Augusta that there is a temporary disruption in natural gas service to residents in and around the Maitland area. Approximately 700 residents are affected by the disruption which Enbridge Gas expects to last a couple of days. Enbridge Gas Inc. is working diligently to resolve the issue and will keep... Read More