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UCDSB to Temporarily Close Schools, Working on Educational Supports for Students

UCDSB to Temporarily Close Schools, Working on Educational Supports for Students
Brockville – In an extraordinary effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Ontario Government announced on Thursday afternoon that all Ontario schools will be closed from Saturday, March 14, reopening on Monday, April 6. Recognizing that a key part of the provincial strategy is to contain the spread of COVID19, all child care and EarlyON centres located within UCDSB... Read More

Ontario Confirms Positive Case of COVID-19

Ontario Confirms Positive Case of COVID-19
The Husband of Ontario’s Fifth Case Now Confirmed Positive TORONTO — Today, Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, confirmed that the husband of Ontario’s fifth case of COVID-19 has tested positive for the virus. The man, in his 60s, is currently in self-isolation. “We are working alongside Toronto Public Health, who is now and will continue to be... Read More

The Health Unit encourages safe and healthy food donation choices

The Health Unit encourages safe and healthy food donation choices
Household food insecurity means not having enough money to buy healthy food. The solutions to food insecurity include things like enough income, affordable housing, daycare and transportation, opportunities for safe and steady work and opportunities for an education. Until more people have enough income to buy enough healthy food, food banks and community meal programs will continue to need our... Read More

Dundas Manor: A Passion for Caring for the Elderly

Dundas Manor: A Passion for Caring for the Elderly
Winchester – A chance meeting with two Dundas Manor staff members led to a new role for Ursula Lamoureux. She has recently joined the Dundas Manor team as the new Director of Care. “I met Jennifer Hill and Kerrie Charlebois at a leadership course and was really intrigued by the passion they showed when talking about Dundas Manor and its residents,” explains... Read More

Health Precautions During a Heat Warning

Health Precautions During a Heat Warning
Brockville – Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, is reminding us that a combination of heat and high humidity can be hazardous to your health. Environment Canada has issued a Heat Warning that is expected to last from Tuesday to Friday this week. Conditions during high heat and humidity have... Read More

Follow up to the Health Unit Requesting Assistance in Locating Resident

Follow up to the Health Unit Requesting Assistance in Locating Resident
We would like to thank everyone who helped us in this investigation. The raccoon that was being investigated was unfit for testing. The risk was very low that the raccoon had rabies and it was a precautionary measure to test it. Someone has identified themselves as the person who brought the animal in and rabies transmission and contact with saliva... Read More

Information about Bootleg Fentanyl from the Health Unit

Information about Bootleg Fentanyl from the Health Unit
Brockville – Bootleg Fentanyl is a highly toxic and dangerous opioid drug that has been discovered in several areas across Leeds, Grenville and Lanark. Bootleg Fentanyl is being sold in our area in both pure powder as well as pressed pills. Bootleg Fentanyl that is pressed into pills is known to be sold as both Oxycontin and Heroin and may... Read More