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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

Highlights of Special United Counties of Leeds & Grenville Council Meeting Held Thursday

Highlights of Special United Counties of Leeds & Grenville Council Meeting Held Thursday
Brockville – Here are the highlights of a special United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Council Meeting held on Thursday, May 14, 2020 are listed below. Leeds Grenville Warden thanks frontline and essential workers: Warden Pat Sayeau thanked United Counties of Leeds and Grenville essential and frontline workers for their continued commitment in keeping communities safe and services operating. The... Read More

Hometown TV12 Launches #FestivalFriday and #SmallBizSaturday

Hometown TV12 Launches #FestivalFriday and #SmallBizSaturday
Most of us have never experienced a pandemic of this magnitude, let alone being placed on house arrest when we haven’t done anything wrong.  Every day we are hearing of more of our much-loved fairs, festivals, and area events that are being sacrificed in the name of Covid-19.  Where does it end?  No one can say for sure, at least... Read More

National Nursing Week: May 11 – 17th, 2020

National Nursing Week: May 11 – 17th, 2020
Brockville – National Nursing Week 2020 is being observed from May 11th to 17th, 2020. The week draws attention to nurses, increasing the awareness of the public policy-makers and governments of the many contributions of nursing to the well-being of Canadians. The week occurs annually from Monday to the Sunday of Florence Nightengale’s birthday (May 12th). The theme this year... Read More

County Lifting Burn Ban

County Lifting Burn Ban
Leeds & Grenville – Be advised effective Friday, May 8th, 2020 at 8:00 am, the Total Open-Air Burn Ban has been LIFTED by ALL municipalities within the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, including the separated municipalities of Brockville, Gananoque, and Prescott. The Ontario Fire Code states that ALL Open-Air Burning must be approved by the Chief Fire Official of your municipality, therefore... Read More

ILOSLRB to Host Virtual Media Round Table Friday

ILOSLRB to Host Virtual Media Round Table Friday
Cornwall – The International Lake Ontario St. Lawrence River Board will host a virtual media round table to provide an update on current conditions and an opportunity to ask questions, Friday, 1 May 2020 at 11am. The Board will have a short presentation covering past conditions, current conditions, and future conditions, followed by members and technical staff available to answer questions... Read More

IJC’s International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board announces that current conditions are stabilizing and expected to improve across Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence system

IJC’s International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board announces that current conditions are stabilizing and expected to improve across Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence system
Cornwall – Water levels throughout the Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River system in 2020 are expected to peak well below the record-highs of 2017 and 2019, according to the latest projections from the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board. While Lake Ontario’s water level is currently well above average, improving conditions are the result of much more moderate weather and... Read More