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ETFO: With six weeks to go, Ontario government has still not announced funding to ensure safe reopening of schools

ETFO: With six weeks to go, Ontario government has still not announced funding to ensure safe reopening of schools
Toronto – The Ontario government’s re-announcement today of capital funding for new schools does nothing to prepare the province for the safe return of students and staff to schools this September. “All summer, ETFO has pressed the government to provide sufficient emergency funding to ensure a safe return to school. So far, the government has offered nothing,” said Sam Hammond,... Read More

Grenville County OPP Weekly Police Reports – July 13th to July 19th, 2020

Grenville County OPP Weekly Police Reports – July 13th to July 19th, 2020
Grenville County – Police reports from the Grenville OPP from July 13th to July 19th, 2020. OPP WARNS OF PURPLE FENTANYL IN GRENVILLE COUNTY Augusta Twp. – The Grenville Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the OPP Community Street Crime Unit are warning the public after police attended a residence in the Augusta Township last week in relation to an... Read More

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

OPP Street Crime Unit Seizes Illegal Drugs in Cardinal

OPP Street Crime Unit Seizes Illegal Drugs in Cardinal
Edwardsburgh-Cardinal – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) has seized illegal drugs in Edwardsburgh Cardinal Township. On July 7, 2020, as part of an ongoing investigation, members of the Street Crime Unit, assisted by the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT), executed search warrant at a residence on George Street. Officers seized a quantity of suspected... 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

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