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 A report released by the real estate company Royal LePage confirms what every home buyer and seller in the Kingston area realized in 2021 — local home prices have virtually gone through the roof..... Get on your skates - the whole Rideau Canal Skateway is now open...Carleton Place, Ont., which is located approximately 46 kilometres outside of Ottawa, saw its population grow by nearly four per cent last year, making it the fastest-growing community in Canada...... Ontario cuts electricity prices following COVID-19 shutdowns of businesses and schools........ A nasty variant, B.1.640.2 has emerged in France from passenger arrival from Cameroon, it is a particularly nasty variant, causing double hospitalization rate compared to rest of France. .... Ontario will return to Modified Step 2 OVID regulations starting on Wednesday Jan 5th to 26th that will effect schools, hospitals, restaurants, gyms, and retail stores in their fight against the COVID virus..... Schools will remain closed until January 21.... .... Ontario set to announce fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine for nursing home residents...... Lumber prices are on the rise.... St. Lawrence Seaway closing for navigation season on Dec. 31.... Government of Ontario reduces indoor household parties to 5 people in an attempt to slow the growth of the COVID Virus.... The federal government reinstated the travel advisory to halt all non-essential travel outside of Canada. Now, the government is adding one more measure – reintroducing the requirements for a pre-arrival PCR test result for all travellers, leaving the country for less than 72 hours starting as of Dec. 21.....A forecast report says that food prices in Canada will increase five to seven per cent in 2022....Canada unlocks emergency maple syrup reserves amid shortage...Two electric vehicle chargers to be installed at most ONroute rest stops by the summer of 2022 .... Canada's first two cases of Omicron COVID-19 variant detected in Ontario...... Brown's Bay Park near Brockville to get $3-million facelift.... Scientists have shown that affectionate touch in romantic relationships improves overall psychological well-being..... Canadian Federal Covid-19 support will given to organizations such as hotels, restaurants, bars, festivals, travel agencies, tour operators, convention centres, convention and trade show organizers, in selected sectors of the tourism and hospitality industry that have been deeply affected since the outset of the pandemic and that continue to struggle.... The United States will open its land borders with Mexico and Canada in early November to non-essential travelers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.... Brooke Henderson finishes second at the GALLOWAY, NJ Shoprite LPGA Classic .... Liberals will form Canada's next minority government.... The St. Lawrence River’s muskie fishery has taken a few hits for more than a decade and the numbers of this celebrated fish in the river show continual signs of dropping, U.S. and Canadian researchers said....The unemployment rate for Eastern Ontario dropped sharply in August......Canada wins the worlds womens hockey tournament in overtime.... COVID-19 vaccines now mandatory to access Queen’s University campus... Brooke Henderson finishes 13th after the final round at the AIG Womens Open in Scotland.... Brockville iconic New York Restaurant sign finds new home at the Brockville Museum... St. Lawrence College says COVID-19 vaccines will be mandatory for all students, staff and visitors on all campuses this fall.Canada now in 4th COVID - 19 wave... The Olympics are over and the Covid 19 new cases continue to climb.... Ontario assists Ross Video with $15-million expansion in Iroquois....The counties of Leeds and Grenville are now the best Covid 19 vaccinated in Ontario...As of last Sunday, which was the latest tally, 87 per cent of area residents aged 12 and older had received at least one dose of vaccine while 67 per cent were fully vaccinated with two shots.... Some restaurants are now open for indoor dining in Eastern Onatrio... Brooke Henderson is ranked 7th going into the Olympics Golf... Kingston votes to remove Sir John A. Macdonald statue from park....The St. Lawrence Parks Commission announced that on June 8th it will be opening its campgrounds and beaches on Friday, June 11.... Brooke Henderson finishes 7th after her fourth round at the U.S. Womens OPEN conducted by the USGA in San Francisco...... Premier Ford of Ontario says that student will remain out of the schools and home unitl the end of the school year.... The beautiful Rideau Canal System between Ottawa and Kingston is now open.... 2nd COVID-19 shots in Ontario to be accelerated, shorten dosage interval........Thousands of trees being planted in Leeds-Grenville....The bridge across the St. Lawrence River in Ogdensburg will be closed weeknights Sunday thru Thursday through the 2021 summer for repairs.....Brooke Henderson Wins at LPGA in Los Angeles.... Athens Cornfest has been cancelled for the second year in a row.....Doug Ford reverses orders for random police checks for motorists, closes golf courses and playgrounds in latest COVID-19 restrictions.....The first shipment of N95 respirators left Brockville’s expanded 3M plant at the start of April.... The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) has passed two motions in support of feminine hygiene products.....Ontario Provincial Police have found three-year-old Jude Walter Leyton alive north of Kingston after a three-and-a-half-day search..... Experts say Ontario is in the third wave of the COVID 19 pandemic as Ford shuts down Ontario for March... ... The Montreal Lake Ontario Section of the St Lawrence Seaway is now open to navigation ....Wellington House in Prescott announces that the long-term care home has been allocated 68 new beds .....The Eastern Ontario Regional Network has awarded Rogers Communications Inc. the contract to improve wireless service across the region starting in 2021....Ontario sees increases in new COVID-19 cases as expert advisory group says 3rd wave underway.... The provincial government will be providing nearly $5.5 million in additional capital funding to the St. Lawrence Parks Commission.......Ottawa to begin vaccinating people over 80 on March 1, ahead of the rest of the province....The Province of Ontario rolls out their COVID-19 vacination program starting with 80+ year seniors can apply for vacination on March 15... Canadians are complaining about hard butter caused from putting palm oil into cows feed .... ...B.C. sets out their COVID-19 vascine distribution plan... Governor General Julie Payette reigns.... .Ontario has declared a second provincial state of emergency in response to COVID-19 that requires all residents to stay at home on January 14th except for essentials...The state of emergency will remain in place for at least 28 days..Ontario elementary kids to stay home until at least Jan. 25 as record daily COVID cases, deaths reported....Ontario Premier Doug Ford has announced the resignation of his finance minister who took a trip to the Caribbean while the province remained under lockdown..... Ontario announces on December 26 its first two confirmed cases in the province of the COVID-19 variant, first identified in the United Kingdom.... Health Canada has approved the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for use in this country with the first doses expected to be delivered by Christmas....The Province of Ontario will shut down starting Dec 26 for a month due to increasing COVID-19 cases... The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $5 million in immediate, emergency assistance to help the provinces beef farmers manage costs associated with the impacts of COVID-19 and to help protect Ontarios food supply network..... Health Canada approves of the Pfizer vaccine as a vaccine for COVID-19 ....Canada might receive their first doses of vaccine for COVID-19 by December 16.... A prominent Canadian weather forecaster says the country's residents could experience everything from winter wonderlands to spring-like spells in the months ahead....At USA Thanksgiving Trump signals that he knows his time of being President is over... Toronto and Peel regions will go into Covid-19 Lockdown on November 23... Heinz is bringing Ketchup production back to Montreal from the U.S.... Moderna said its vaccine appears to be 94.5% effective, according to preliminary data from the company’s still ongoing study. A week ago, competitor Pfizer Inc. announced its own COVID-19 vaccine appeared similarly effective — news that puts both companies on track to seek permission within weeks for emergency use in the U.S.....Dr. Paula Stewart, Chief Medical Officer for Leeds, Grenville and Lanark says because of high cases of COVID - 19 to stay away from Ottawa... EU removes Canada from its list of countries whose residents can visit amid COVID-19 pandemic....Greenfield Global is planning to produce 100 million litres in Johnstown of various grades of high-purity alcohols per year at the company’s plant in Johnstown. The $75-million investment is being bolstered by $2 million from the provincial government’s Ontario Together Fund..... .The Upper Canada District School Board announced that all students in Grades 9 to 12 will not have to write exams all school year, citing ongoing pressures arising from the COVID-19 pandemic..... Re COVID 19... Brockville Country Club cancels their Curling Season...Coronavirus can remain infectious on bank notes for weeks .... Quebecers urged to put social gatherings on hold for 28 days....Ontario reduces bar hours, shutters strip clubs.In Eastern Ontario, the temperature is predicted to be above normal and precipitation will be normal for this time of year.... A Pembrooke high school has been ordered to close after three staff members tested positive for COVID-19.... Farmers in Eastern Ontario are reporting that this year the crops are growing well... Brooke Henderson finishes 3nd after the 3rd round at the KPMG Championship at Newton Sq PA.... Six people associated' with five Ottawa schools have been diagnosed with COVID-19, Ottawa medical officer of health Vera Etches said....International travellers who are required by law to self-isolate after entering Canada have been caught out in public settings ignoring quarantine rules........ Fishing seems to be now rated as the latest most sought hobby.... The Upper Canada District School Board says that remote learning students will learn in real-time alongside their peers by watching a live stream of the classroom lessons.and have their own teacher... The Ontario governement will build and update new correctional facilities in Brockville and Kemptville ... Erin O’Toole is the new leader of the Conservative Party, wins on third ballot....3M to make critical N95 masks at Brockville, Ont., plant.... Eastern Ontario farmers say their crops for vegetables are ripening two weeks before normal... Ontario will unlock $500 million to improve ventilation systems and to ensure physical distancing in schools.....The Brockville Railway Tunnel will reopen to the public Friday August 14 .... Ontario’s Landlord and Tenant Board is set to begin processing thousands of eviction applications as pressure from tenant advocacy groups to try and extend a ban on evictions continues to mount amid the COVID-19 pandemic.... COVID-19: Majority of Ontario, including Ottawa, to enters Stage 3 economic reopening.... July 2019 to June 2020 was tied as the warmest 12 months on record. That is +1.39°C above preindustrial levels and rapidly closing in on 1.5°C. .... Its wear a mask time in public indoor spaces in Eastern Ontario .... Canada Border Closed For Most Foreign Travellers Until At Least Aug 31..... Air Canada suspends its Kingston to Toronto route.... Gananoque will close part of their King Street to allow more patio restaurants this summer....Buds on the Bay in Brockville has decided to permanently close.... .... Canadian military exposes extremely troubling conditions in Ontario long-term-care homes.... Trudeau pledges $252 million to help Canada's agriculture and food industries..... The Township of Rideau Lakes has voted to reopen most of its public boat launches.... Ottawa's Trillium Line O-Train is expected to be offline for the next two years as construction begins on May 3, 2020 on a $1.6-billion 16-kilometre extension..... After cutbacks of 44 staff at Canopy Growth in Smith Falls, the company still has about 1500 people employed there... Canadian government immediately closes market for 1500 types of assault style weapons... . The Dairy Farmers of Canada said in a statement lthat the last thing anyone wants to see is milk being discarded, but the drop in demand for some products, as well as supply chain issues, have left farmers with little choice..... ... As part of the Government of Canada’s efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, Parks Canada is encouraging Canadians to stay home and has suspended all visitor services and all visitor motor vehicle access to national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas, until further notice.... Bauer Hockey now making face shields for medical professionals.... The Town of Prescott and the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands were the first to make the declaration after actions proved people weren’t adhering to social distancing and self-isolation guidelines.... A national ban on many single-use plastics is on track for next year, Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says, after a government report concluded that there is more than enough evidence proving plastic pollution is harmful..... Two Mississauga men are facing charges, and more are expected against an inmate at Collins Bay Institution, from Ontario Provincial Police and Kingston Police after officers intercepted a drone drop at the federal prison..... Brooke Henderson finishes third at the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions .... .... The Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands has agreed to rezone the Rockport Boat Line’s property to allow it to build a new 190-square-metre dock.....Majority of Canadians believe food prices are rising faster than their income....Augusta Township has given the green light to a rezoning application that permits a $115-million water park development on Merwin Lane near Prescott..... .. ... . Mayor Jim Watson of Ottawa says he is gay .... Dairy farmers in Canada are offered $1.75 billion over 8 years by the Liberal government as compensation for farmers harmed by trade deals... The federal government is putting $4.8 million into the Port of Johnstown to alleviate lags and bottlenecks at the Eastern Ontario shipping hub....
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Did you know that the name "Ontario" comes from the 
Iroquois word "Kanadario" meaning "sparkling water."

and that the Aboriginal people who lived in this area
called the St Lawrence River - " the river that walks "

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