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OPP: One Person Charged After Search Warrant Executed

OPP: One Person Charged After Search Warrant Executed
Search Warrant Uncovers Drugs at Home in Prescott Prescott – On March 25, 2020 members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), with the assistance of Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), Emergency Response Team (ERT) and Canine Unit executed a search warrant at a property located on Victor Street in Prescott. Some... Read More

A message from Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for Leeds, Grenville and Lanark – March 27, 2020

A message from Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for Leeds, Grenville and Lanark – March 27, 2020
The presence of our first person with lab confirmed COVID-19 reminds us of the importance of working together to reduce the risk of people becoming sick with COVID-19 – staying home when sick, practice physical distancing, respiratory precautions, and regular cleaning of common hard surfaces. See our frequently asked questions below for more detailed information. In order to reduce physical contact,... Read More

Prime Minister announces support for small businesses facing impacts of COVID-19

Prime Minister announces support for small businesses facing impacts of COVID-19
Ottawa – The Government of Canada is focused on helping Canadians and businesses through this tough economic time. We will continue to protect the health and safety of Canadians, while supporting families and businesses and keeping our economy strong in the face of uncertainty. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced additional new measures to support small businesses dealing with... Read More

Ontario Provides $3.3 Billion More to Increase Health Care Capacity

Ontario Provides $3.3 Billion More to Increase Health Care Capacity
Funding will add more beds, testing and protective equipment for frontline workers fighting COVID-19 TORONTO — The Ontario government is providing an additional $3.3 billion to support frontline health care workers and increase health care capacity in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This funding will allow the province to take immediate action to increase the number of assessment centres, add... Read More

New financial measure will allow insurance premium payment deferrals for six months

New financial measure will allow insurance premium payment deferrals for six months
Toronto – The Ontario Government is enabling $1.9 billion in relief for employers to reduce the financial strain on business brought on by COVID-19. The measure, which will run through the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), will see premium payments deferred for six months for all businesses in the province. “During this unprecedented period of uncertainty and hardship, our... Read More

Health Unit: First Person with confirmed COVID-19 reported in Leeds, Grenville & Lanark

Health Unit: First Person with confirmed COVID-19 reported in Leeds, Grenville & Lanark
Brockville – Today, Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, confirmed that an individual living in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark area has tested positive for COVID-19. The person is in isolation at home and had recently returned from the United States. A woman in her 70s was assessed and tested... Read More

Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19 – March 25, 2020

Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19 – March 25, 2020
Premier Ford and Minister Phillips Announce Additional Health Care Resources and Support for People, Jobs and Employers TORONTO — Today, Finance Minister Rod Phillips released Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19 (March 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update). The government’s action plan is a first step in its response to COVID-19 and includes $7 billion in additional resources for the health... Read More

IJC Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Water Levels Webinar on Friday, April 3

IJC Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Water Levels Webinar on Friday, April 3
Register now! US Co-Chair Jane Corwin and Canadian Co-Chair Pierre Béland of the International Joint Commission will host a webinar on high water levels in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River on April 3rd 2020. A French language webinar will take place at 9:30 a.m. (EDT) and the English language webinar will take place at noon (EDT). A short presentation will be given... Read More

Ontario Stop the Spread Business Information Line Now Open at 1-888-444-3659

Ontario Stop the Spread Business Information Line Now Open at 1-888-444-3659
Toronto – The province has launched a toll-free line 1-888-444-3659 to provide support to Ontario businesses who have questions about the province’s recent emergency order to close at-risk workplaces following recommendations by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. On Monday, the province issued an emergency order to close at-risk workplaces and encourage non-essential businesses to find ways to help their employees work... Read More

Good Wednesday morning, Brockville, Prescott, Gananoque & the rest of Leeds-Grenville, Lanark and Dundas! Here is your morning weather update – March 25th

Good Wednesday morning, Brockville, Prescott, Gananoque & the rest of Leeds-Grenville, Lanark and Dundas! Here is your morning weather update – March 25th
Forecast issued: 5:00 AM EDT Wednesday 25 March 2020 Today: A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming cloudy this afternoon. Wind up to 15 km/h. High 7. Wind chill minus 6 this morning. UV index 5 or moderate. Tonight: A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming cloudy this afternoon. Wind up to 15 km/h. High 7. Wind chill minus 6... Read More