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Perth Lions Garlic Festival Announces Cancellation

Perth Lions Garlic Festival Announces Cancellation
Perth – The Perth Lions Garlic Festival adds itself today to the list of upcoming events for the 2020 season that wasn’t.  The announcement was posted on their Facebook page Friday afternoon. “After a great deal of consideration and a lot of discussion, our club has decided to cancel the Perth Lions Garlic Festival scheduled for August 8th and 9th,... 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

My View From the Zoo: On technology taking over the world or at least MY world

My View From the Zoo: On technology taking over the world or at least MY world
A few months back my husband went out and bought a Google mini to try out. He’d heard a lot about them and wanted to play-test one and see if they were worth all the hype.  It was during the holidays and the kids were all down.  We all laughed at our eldest talking to Google and trying to trip... Read More

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

Statement from Minister Elliott and Minister MacLeod on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Statement from Minister Elliott and Minister MacLeod on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
TORONTO — Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, issued the following statement in response to the impact of COVID-19 on Ontario’s heritage, sport, tourism and culture industries:”The health and well-being of Ontarians is our government’s number one priority. Based on the advice of Dr. David Williams,... Read More

OCSTA Statement Regarding OECTA Tentative Agreement

OCSTA Statement Regarding OECTA Tentative Agreement
TORONTO – We are very pleased that today, following many months of bargaining, the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association, the Provincial government and the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) reached a tentative collective agreement. The tentative agreement reflects the commitment of all negotiating parties to the well-being and progress of all students and staff in Catholic schools throughout Ontario. Details of... Read More

Brockville Police Reports – March 12th, 2020

Brockville Police Reports – March 12th, 2020
Brockville – Brockville Police reports for March 12th, 2020. Shoplifting: On the 10th of March 2020 at 8:30 p.m. police were called to Walmart in response to a 22 year old male that was arrested for shoplifting.  The male was apprehended by the loss prevention officer when he was observed selecting approximately $100 worth of merchandise and then left the... 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

Bell expands Wireless Home Internet to Lanark County and the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville

Bell expands Wireless Home Internet to Lanark County and the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville
Innovative service brings fast Internet access to dozens of rural communities in Eastern Ontario MERRICKVILLE – Bell today announced a further expansion of its innovative Wireless Home Internet service to rural areas in Lanark County and the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville south of Ottawa. Broadband Internet access is now available to eligible residences in Carleton Place, Kemptville, Merrickville, Mississippi... Read More

Kemptville Live Music Festival welcomes Andy Kim to the CHEZ 106.1 stage Sunday, July 26, 2020

Kemptville Live Music Festival welcomes Andy Kim to the CHEZ 106.1 stage Sunday, July 26, 2020
Kemptville –  The Kemptville Live Music Festival welcomes Andy Kim to the CHEZ 106.1 stage Sunday, July 26, 2020 Andy Kim is a dreamer.  At the age of 12, Andy had a vision for what he would become.  It is still the child within Andy that leads him along today. Having scraped together 40 bucks, and much against the better... Read More