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High Lake Ontario Outflows Continue, Impacts Felt Across the System

High Lake Ontario Outflows Continue, Impacts Felt Across the System
Cornwall – Following the closure of the Seaway, and some partial and temporary ice formation in early January, mild temperatures across the Lake Ontario basin have allowed the International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board to set Lake Ontario outflows at unprecedented levels, higher than has ever previously been released in winter for several days and at times up... Read More

BROCKVILLE & AREA MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS HALL OF FAME ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS

BROCKVILLE & AREA MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS HALL OF FAME ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS
Brockville – The 15th annual Brockville & Area Music & Performing Arts Hall of Fame is Thursday March 26 th at the Brockville Arts Centre. The Committee is accepting nominations now until February 21st. You can email bruce.wylie@bellmedia.ca for a nomination form. Last year Ed Bush, Rolly Evans, Alex Fleuriau Chateau, Reg Francis, Brenda Lewis and the Thousand Islanders Barbershop... Read More

Freezing Rain Warning continues today for our entire region!

Freezing Rain Warning continues today for our entire region!
Freezing rain ending this afternoon. The freezing rain will transition to ice pellets, snow or rain this afternoon. Ice accretion or build-up of 5 to 10 mm is possible and power outages are possible. Poor travel conditions can be expected today. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Be prepared to adjust your... Read More

EAST REGION OPP ADVISES MOTORISTS TO BE PREPARED

EAST REGION OPP ADVISES MOTORISTS TO BE PREPARED
Impending ice and snow event could mean challenging driving conditions Smiths Falls – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region is urging motorists to be prepared for deteriorating driving conditions, starting tonight. The forecast calls for significant freezing rain for much of the region followed by snow. “If you don’t have to go out on the highways tonight or tomorrow, we recommend... Read More

Major Ice & Snow Storm Expected to Hit Our Region Sunday Afternoon into Monday!

Major Ice & Snow Storm Expected to Hit Our Region Sunday Afternoon into Monday!
Eastern Ontario – Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for Sunday afternoon, overnight and into Monday for our entire region for a potential major winter storm! They say a major ice and snow storm is possible, with freezing rain expected to develop Sunday afternoon. The freezing rain may taper off briefly Sunday night but will redevelop early Monday... Read More

St. Lawrence River Ice Formation Begins, Lake Ontario Outflow Reduced

St. Lawrence River Ice Formation Begins, Lake Ontario Outflow Reduced
Cornwall – Cold weather has caused ice formation to start at critical areas on the St. Lawrence River, requiring Lake Ontario outflows to be temporarily reduced in order to reduce the risk of ice jams. Cold temperatures yesterday and overnight caused water temperatures to plunge along the St. Lawrence River.  With milder temperatures forecast later this weekend, high outflows from... Read More

Province Revokes ED-19 Landfill Environmental Approval

Province Revokes ED-19 Landfill Environmental Approval
Spencerville – At a community meeting on Wednesday night in Spencerville, Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark announced the Ontario government has revoked the Environmental Approval for the ED-19 landfill site. The approval was originally granted to the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville in 1998, but the landfill was never developed. In making the decision, the Hon.... Read More

Santa Spotted at Cardinal Legion Saturday

Santa Spotted at Cardinal Legion Saturday
Cardinal – Over 70 children were in attendance Saturday for the Cardinal Legion’s annual children’s Christmas party. The festivities included crafts and a puppet show courtesy of Cathy Wilson, and the Cardinal Library, balloon creations by Councillor John Hunter, as well as lunch, and of course a visit with the jolliest old elf of all, Santa!  Each child received a... Read More

Pedestrian Fatality on County Road 2 Edwardsburgh/Cardinal Township

Pedestrian Fatality on County Road 2 Edwardsburgh/Cardinal Township
PRESCOTT – On November 21, 2019, at approximately 11 p.m., the Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a pedestrian fatality on County Road 2, at Riddle Road, in Edwardsburgh/Cardinal Township. At the noted time, a 46 year old was walking on County Road 2 when he was struck by a westbound motor vehicle. The pedestrian received life threatening... Read More

Flexibility in setting Lake Ontario outflows to continue – International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board

Flexibility in setting Lake Ontario outflows to continue – International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board
Cornwall – The International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board (Board) announced today that, in directing Lake Ontario outflows, it has been given the ability to continue deviating from the flow specified by Plan 2014. The Board has had authority to deviate from Plan 2014 since May 7th, after Lake Ontario rose above the high water trigger levels specified... Read More