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 St Lawrence Seaway reopens.... You would think that after 40,000 years of civilization they would have found a way to settle arguments without killing each other... St Lawrence Seaway workers go on strike.... KGH and Hotel Dieu hospitals say get your mask on if you are working or visiting.... Homelessness on the rise in Leeds and Grenville.... Steve Clark decides to step down from being Minister of Housing... Hershey buys back Smiths Falls chocolate factory...Ontario Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark is facing calls for his resignation in the wake of a scathing report by Ontario’s auditor general..... Hutton will bring the Stanley Cup to Prescott.... The Ottawa Senators have been sold.... The U.S. is sending firefighters to Canada to battle wildfires.... Nitrogen fertilizer prices for corn and soy crops continue to climb for 2023.... The Rideau Canal is now open for traffic.... Brooke Henderson comes up second in title defense at the Amundi Evian Championship .....ths Falls, gathered for the private funeral service honouring Mueller at the Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday. May 18.....Eastern Ontario Farmers Markets are opening .... Rachel Homan wrapped up the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season claiming a record-extending 13th career women’s title in the series....... Spring rains has caused high river levels on the St Lawrence Seaway.... Legendary folk singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot dies at 84.... King Charles is crowned on Saturday May 6.......Brockvile Farmers Market opens May 6... Do you know by any chance of places or farm areas where they have problems with geese each spring? There is a group of the Cree nation who are looking for places like in Eastern Ontario to hunt geese for food; at the same time assist the farmers who do have problems with them.. For more details please e-Mail In their new budget the federal government is going to provide some financial assistance to lower income Canadians struggling with the rising cost of food... St Lawrence Seaway opens Wednesday March 21, 2023..... Prescott approves 3.68% tax increase for 2023 budget ...... Wendy Banks, whose passion for agriculture led to more than four decades as an entrepreneur, is the Leeds Grenville Small Business Centre’s latestSt. Lawrence College will upgrade its healthcare facilities on all three campuses, including a brand new specialty nursing lab in Brockville, after receiving close to a million dollars in donations..... Lifetime Achievement Award winner...Brockville donates $500,000 for their Pallitive care centre... Brockville Food Bank sees 49 increase in visitors in 2022.... Joe Hudson, co-founder of Burnbrae Farms, can add a 2023 Lifetime Business Achievement Award to his list of honours.... Wheelers Pancake House and Sugar Camp in McDonalds Corners has marked their earliest season yet. The sugar camp started their first boil on Tuesday, Feb. 14....A huge new 25 Million dollar distribution centre has opened in South Stormont.... Smiths Falls - Canopy Growth to close former Hershey plant.... New rental market report says the vacancy rate in Canada dropped to 1.9% – the lowest rate since 2001..... Ottawa withdraws controversial amendments to firearms law.... Ontario skiers are flocking back to western Quebec hills.... Canada's Brooke Henderson is No. 1 on the LPGA Tour standings..... Brooke Henderson wins the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions in Orlando Florida... Employees at the Catholic school board will undergo a slew of training and workshops in an effort to prevent sexual abuse against students, in the wake of another teacher being charged with crimes of a sexual nature....... A new viewing platform will soon offer a new perspective for locals and tourists alike along Morrisburg’s waterfront. ... Brockville Council appproves a plan to build a maximum of 595 units, including 26 single detached dwellings, 74 semi-detached dwelling units, 173 townhouse dwelling units, and six apartment buildings..... Great Wolf Lodge an American company is planning to build a massive $350 million indoor water park resort in Cornwall, Ont..... Mercury to introduce Electric Outboards by 2023....New report suggests Canadian farmer shortage is looming..... .... ....Ontario pharmacists will soon be able to prescribe medications for 13 common ailments....Canada's ban on single-use plastics is now in effect, starting with the manufacture and import-for-sale of certain products. The prohibition on several categories of plastics begins Dec. 20, 2022..... The Montreal to Kingston section of the St Lawrence Seaway will close December 31 .....Despite falling gas prices, rents for apartments remain high... Poor orange crops in Florida are driving O.J. products sky high..... Canadian key interest rate climbs further to 4.25%..... Buy gas now as it falls below $1.40 per litre in Eastern Ontario .... Retail companies are charging to return purchased goods because of the high cost to sellers to restock inventory and shipping costs.... Brockvillle celebrates the Chistmas season with one of their best attended Christmas parades yet!..... The Liberals have quietly introduced a surprise 11th hour amendment that would constitute the largest gun prohibition in Canadian legislative history.... Ontario's top doctor strongly recommends masking indoors as health system faces extraordinary pressures.....Ottawa Senators Hockey Team is for sale for about $525 million.. . We may be in for a new COVID wave says the top doctor of the Leeds and Grenville Health Unit....Queen Elizabeth passes away and her funeral was on Monday September 19, 2022 .... ... Bank of Canada hikes benchmark interest rate to 3.25%.... CP Women's Open nets $500K for hospitals in Smiths Falls, Perth.... St Lawrence College will not require masks or vaccinations this fall... Ont Educational Minister says face masks will be optional for students when school starts in September.... Expert says wearing masks and 4th doses are the answer entering the 7th wave of COVID-19........Covid-19 seems to be everywhere. If you feel caught off-guard, you aren’t alone...In a joint Canada-U.S. effort, the Council of the Great Lakes Region has laid out a strategy to reduce plastic packaging waste and throw-away litter from entering critical waters in the basin including Lake Ontario and Bay of Quinte......Eastern Ontario celebrates Canada 155 Birthday... . PCs win most of the seats in Provincial Election in Eastern Ontario .... Lumber prices drop as interest in do-it-yourself renovations cools off....Weather folks say its going to be a warm summer... Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Health Unit advising residents to test well water regularly..... Thunderstorms brought strong winds, power outages and dumped rain across the national capital region on May 21, 2022, killing three people at planting time in Eastern Ontario ... $2.05+ gas per litre is back in Eastern Ont.... Brockville announces that they will have hydroplane races on the Canada Day Weekend this year .... Pope Francis apologizes to Indigenous delegates for residential schools.... Randy Hillier MPP decides to leave politics.... Canada bans Russian ships from St. Lawrence Seaway.... Ontario banning Russian products from LCBO shelves over Ukraine invasion.... PM Trudeau revokes Emergencies Act.... St Lawrence Seaway to reopen March 22.... House of Commons passes the Emergencies Act .... For the first time in more than three weeks, the area in front of Parliament Hill is clear of demonstrators..... Ottawa Police Chief has resigned... Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau invokes the Canadian Emergencies Act to stop the insurrection caused by truckers across Canada.... .... Ottawa brokers a deal for trucks to leave Ottawa's residential neighbourhoods.... Premier Ford declares state of emergency ... Toronoto police clear protest trucks out of Downtown area.... Farmers get an increase of 8.4% for milk..... Erin O'Toole is voted out as Conservative leader.... Gas prices in Eastern Ontario surpass $1.50 per litre in Brockville.. MPP Steve Clark at the Rural Ontario Municipal Association conference, $28 million will be injected into the municipal modernization program to support 332 projects across Ontario.... Leclerc Foods, a Quebec-based North American cookie and snack food manufacturer, announces its acquisition of the Brockville’s former Procter and Gamble plant, where it expects to hire more than 100 people in the coming years.... A bag of fertilizer that would’ve sold for $11 USD in 2021 is now going for about $19.95 USD in 2022....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.... 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... ....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... 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.... Its your choice to wear a mask time in public indoor spaces in Eastern Ontario .... 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.... Canadian government immediately closes market for 1500 types of assault style weapons... . ... 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..... .... 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..... .. ... . 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 "

Give plants fertilizer and they will grow
Give children emotional security.... and they will blossom
Give adults encouragement  and trust .... and there will be peace

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