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EOWC elects Chair, Vice-Chair and sets priorities for 2018

EOWC elects Chair, Vice-Chair and sets priorities for 2018
Kingston – The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC), at its annual inaugural meeting held last week in Kingston, elected Warden Robin Jones as the 2018 Chair and Warden Jennifer Murphy as the 2018 Vice-Chair. Robin Jones is the Warden of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, and the Mayor of the Village of Westport. Jennifer Murphy is the Warden... Read More

Gabbing With Gramma Gretch: New Year’s Resolutions

Gabbing With Gramma Gretch: New Year’s Resolutions
Hope you have time for coffee!    It is now 2018 and like so many of us, my thoughts turn to New Year’s Resolutions.  Mine never seems to change; I am going to try to lose weight.  I go through this every year but alas to no avail. I have tried many different weight loss programs but for some unknown reason,... Read More

Brockville Museum Launches New Exhibit: Ice Storm 1998

Brockville Museum Launches New Exhibit: Ice Storm 1998
Brockville – It may seem hard to believe, but this January will mark 20 years since this area was coated in a thick layer of ice that toppled not only trees, but much of the power grid.  The power went out, businesses closed, shelters were opened, and the community came together to support one other.  For those that lived it,... Read More

Ontario’s Minimum Wage is Now $14 an Hour

Ontario’s Minimum Wage is Now $14 an Hour
Increased Paid Vacations and New Personal Emergency Days Also in Effect Starting today, people across Ontario will see their wages rise $14 an hour as the new general minimum wage takes effect. This change will help workers and their families who are struggling to get ahead in a changing economy. As part of Ontario’s Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017,... Read More

Update: Serious Collision Highway 7 Closed

Update: Serious Collision Highway 7 Closed
MUNICIPALITY OF MISSISSIPPI MILLS – Officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) assisted by OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators continue to investigate a fatal collision on Highway 7 near Ramsay Concession 1 in the Municipality of Mississippi Mills. Police were called to the scene of a two passenger vehicle collision at 7:25am on Tuesday January 2,... Read More

Brockville Police Reports for January 2nd, 2018

Brockville Police Reports for January 2nd, 2018
Brockville – Brockville Police Reports for January 2nd, 2018. Nails left in driveway A 28 year old Brockville woman had a little more than snow in her driveway when she returned home Monday morning. At 10 a.m. Brockville Police received a call from a Bartholomew Street resident reporting that someone had thrown a bunch of nails and screws on her driveway... Read More

Brockville Police Reports for January 1st, 2018

Brockville Police Reports for January 1st, 2018
Brockville – Brockville Police Reports for January 1st, 2018. Happy New Year! The Brockville Police Service attended  two separate calls in relation to domestic violence complaints during the New Years patrol. In one case it involved  a local 21 year old couple  where the complaint was an altercation with  no injuries being observed or reported.  The male was arrested for... Read More

Statement by the Prime Minister to mark the New Year

Statement by the Prime Minister to mark the New Year
Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to mark the New Year: “Happy New Year, Canada! “This past year, we marked the 150th anniversary of Confederation, and looked back on the remarkable achievements Canadians have made throughout our history. We recommitted ourselves to our shared values, and we celebrated the diversity that makes us strong. Millions of people – of... Read More