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 Bond rating agency Moody’s has downgraded the province of Ontario’s credit rating.,,,, Cold growing weather in the southern states and high demand for vegetables is causing prices to rise.... A memo sent to Ontario public service employees says the government is offering buyout packages to thousands of workers in an effort to cut costs without resorting to layoffs..... Utilities Kingston issued a warning to local residents about a phone scam from the Ontario Carbon Agency, a fraudulent company that is phoning Kingston homes and asking for personal information..... Brockville deemed second-best in Canada for road safety.... Brockville will permit the sale of recreational cannabis within the city... John McAllister takes over as chairman of the Upper Canada District School Board, busing cost issues and using the internet for teaching is very much on his mind.... Under the name of “Medical Cannabis by Shoppers Drug Mart Inc.,’ Shoppers will soon be licensed to sell those in Ontario dried and fresh cannabis, plants, seeds, and oils. This will not be at its 1,300 locations in Canada but only available online...... Ontario's 2017 system-wide electricity supply mix: Water Power 25.6 %, Solar 2.2 %, Biomass 0.4 %, Nuclear Energy 60.1 % , Natural Gas 4.0 % ..... Consumers are being warned to avoid inhaling talcum powder or using the products on female genitals, as exposure may cause potentially serious respiratory effects and possibly ovarian cancer..... Conservative Micheal Barrett wins the Bi-election by over 6000 votes held in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand-Islands and Rideau-Lakes Riding ... The Canadian federal government is giving a boost to investments in solar energy. The investments will now be 100 per cent tax deductible in the year the investment is made.....NASA Astronaut Andrew Feustel will be visiting Cornwall in December and his first speaking engagement will be at the Team Cornwall Year in Review meeting on Dec. 12. ....Tory MPP Amanda Simard (Glengarry-Prescott-Russell) decided to give up her Conservative seat in the Ontario legislature stating “resistance” movement that came out in force against Premier Doug Ford’s proposed cuts to the province’s French-language services..... Research Infosource Inc., a Canadian research and development intelligence company, has named St. Lawrence College one of Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges....GM to close their plant in Oshawa... Brockville police charges two men in connection with break-ins to boats stored at the Brockville Yacht Club..... Brooke Henderson finishes 2nd in the CME GLOBE 2018 GOLF FINAL ..... An Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) Registry Proposal Notice released on Nov. 19 is asking for input regarding a proposed hunting season for double-crested cormorants starting in 2019....Don't eat Romaine lettuce that is grown in the USA... Bruce Linton, CEO of Canopy Growth of Smith Falls said Canopy has been spending on a now “finalized and designed” bottling line for cannabis-infused beverages .... Kingston to look at limiting festivals and events at City Park... Cannabis and Marijuana are the same thing....The third annual Brockville Tall Ships Festival is set to take place during the last weekend in August 2019 with the Bluenose II being the main attraction.....Bombardier to cut 5000 jobs worldwide in the next 12 months..... In the US Mid Term elections, the Democrats have taken control of the House of Representatives, in the Senate,the Republicans now have the majority and in the gubernatorial races there is now a majority of Democrats. .... Lowe's Companies Inc. is closing 31 stores across Canada. Nine store closures, including seven RONA locations, are expected to be shut down across Ontario, including two in Mississauga, two in Sault Ste. Marie, along with stores in Sudbury, Peterborough, Kingston, Lakefield and North York......Mark Spear, a 34-year-old Ottawa native who has worked in the cannabis industry since 2014, wants to convert a 50-acre plot of farmland in Beckwith Township, into a “canna-tourism” complex that will grow more than 100,000 cannabis plants by 2020..... Montreal has decided that wood burning ovens used to cook commercially pizza's, chickens, and bagels along with private wood burning fire places are banned as of October 1.... China wants to stop buying American soybeans entirely.... The St Lawrence Seaway Cargo traffic is up slightly from last year by 3.9 %... Round Goby fish are invading the St Lawrence River and eating up water cleaning Zebra mussels. The Gobies are been eaten by Black Bass, producing Bass of record sizes..... Brockville's 15 year old Owen Henderson wins the 2018 APBA US National Championship in 1.5 litre hydroplane racing .... U.S. Decides Canadian Pot Workers Won't Be Automatically Denied Entry..... All three campuses of St Lawrence College will be smoke free starting on Monday October 15.... The birthplace of the beloved McIntosh red apple — its farmhouse abandoned, its trees overgrown and its outbuildings fallen into disrepair — is up for sale in Dundela, Ont. a village in Eastern Ontario.... Marijuana to be legal in Canada starting October 17..... Starting in year two of the USMCA trade agreement, the market access for American eggs into Canada will increase by one per cent each year for the next 10 years..... CAQ party wins Quebec election... Ontario caps minimum wage at $14.00 per hour... Canada and the US reach an agreement on NAFTA.... Canada will give Americans a little bit larger access to their dairy market as part of the NAFTA deal.... This summers hot weather produces bumper tomato crop.... Tornado damages homes, sends cars and tree limbs flying shutting down electricity in the Ottawa-Gatineau area.....Parliament Hill rink finds new home in Gananoque....The Weather Network forecasts that Canadians can expect to enjoy a full fall season with a steady transition to winter ..... Canada’s ban on artificial trans fats comes into effect, one year after the federal government announced it would be ending the use of the artery-clogging fats.... Canadians will be barred from entering the United States for smoking marijuana legally, for working in Canada’s legal marijuana industry and for investing in legal Canadian marijuana companies, a senior U.S. Customs and Border Protection official says......Ottawa Senators Erik Karlsson is traded to the San Jose Sharks for forward Chris Tierney, defenceman Dylan DeMelo, and forward prospects Josh Norris and Rudolfs Balcers — as well as a first-round draft pick (2019 or 2020) and a second-round pick in 2019.....Kingston Police Board name Antje McNeely as new police chief....Premier Ford will evoke the "not withstanding" clause in the constitution to invoke reducing the size of Toronto's City Council... Judge rules that Toronto will not have to cut the size of their city council.... 74 per cent of Democrats were favourably disposed toward Canada, compared to 59 per cent of Republicans.... Leo Boivin rink in Prescott has to close due to leaking ammonia in their ice making apparatus... According to an article in the Guardian, Canada will suffer the biggest increase in corn losses, from 6% to 10% due to increases in ambient temperatures and more insects.... According to the Farmers’ Almanac’s famous long-range weather outlook, it’s going to be a “teeth-chattering” cold one, with plenty of snow.... Canada likely will have to give U.S. more access to dairy market to strike NAFTA deal..... Weather forecasters say that this Fall will be warmer than usual for Eastern Ontario... Brooke Henderson, after four rounds at the CP Canadian Women's Open wins the golf tournament.... Andrew Tate wins the Unlimited Hydroplane Gold Cup Race in Detroit with Brockville's Bert Henderson finishing 5th .... MP Maxime Bernier made a scorched earth exit from the Conservatives. While announcing plans to start his own federal party whose one plank in his election promises will be to rid Canada of the Milk Marketing Board..... The Scottish National Party-led government confirmed it had removed articles on Sir John A Macdonald from the websites "following the legitimate concerns raised by Canadian indigenous communities about his legacy"..... The world is likely to see more extreme temperatures in the coming four years as natural warming reinforces manmade climate change, according to a new global forecasting system....... Federal Conservatives in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes chose Edwardsburgh/Cardinal councillor Michael Barrett to be their candidate in the coming bylelection, in which voters will choose a successor to the late MP Gord Brown..... Ontario plans to sell pot online this fall and in private stores next year.... Are you surprised Russell, Ont., is considered the third best place to live in Canada? .... China stops buying soybeans and the prices drop to a 13 year low... Five men from Ottawa who have been playing the lottery as a group for over 10-years have picked up their $60 million LOTTO MAX cheque..... Scrapping our dairy management system 'unacceptable,' Canadian diplomat says....After the fourth round of golf, Brooke Henderson is third at the Marathon Classic Presented by Owens Corning and O-1 in Sylvania Ohio.... Premier Doug Ford has officially revokes cap and trade .... Ontario's government will no longer offer free prescriptions to kids and young adults with private coverage.... Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark, is joining Premier Doug Ford's cabinet as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing..... The RCMP Musical Ride program is coming back to Prescott on July 4... Canadians will Now Have Their Phones Searched When Crossing The US Border....Canada will start legally selling Marijuana on October 17, 2018... Saputo Inc, one of Canada’s largest dairies, wants to end a domestic milk ingredient pricing....The Port of Johnstown continues to expand and win new business... Doug Ford orders a hiring freeze for Ontario Civil Servants .... An Ipsos Poll says that Seventy per cent of Canadians say they will start looking for ways to avoid buying U.S.-made goods in a threat to ratchet up a trade dispute between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump... Kingston's West End Farmers' Market reopens ... The Nature Conservancy of Canada has protected a 48-hectare section of original forest on the Rideau waterway, part of the ancient, rocky Frontenac Arch. This includes 2.5 kilometres of the shore of Whitefish Lake... Coca-Cola Canada is spending $85 million to build a new facility in Peterborough, Ont., to produce lactose-free milk..... Bayer buys Monsanto and gets rid of the Monsanto name....Donald Trump tweets that Canada has treated our Agricultural business and Farmers very poorly for a very long period of time. Highly restrictive on Trade! They must open their markets and take down their trade barriers! ... Trump applies 25% tarrif on steel and 10 % tariff on aluminium... Amazon will open a million square foot facilty in Ottawa...Saputo Inc. says it plans to purchase St Mary's Ontario dairy company for $100 million..... Snakes are a sign of a healthy environment .... There are lots of full time jobs at Canopy Growth in Smiths Falls... The farm community says that planting is underway and is far better than doing it in the water soaked fields of last year... Gord Brown MP for Leeds and Grenville-1000 Islands-Rideau Lakes passes away suddenly in his office on Parliament Hill... According to Rural Affairs Minister Jeff Leal, the provincial government's $71-million commitment to improve cell and broadband internet service to rural Eastern Ontario will provide real benefits to small business and farmers.... Deadly E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce spreads .... Brooke Henderson wins the Hawaii Golf Tournament by 4 strokes... China will apply tarrifs when they import pork and soy beans from USA. This could effect Canadian exports of pork and soy beans to China... Trump said the US will not temporarily not impose a 25% tariff on steel imports and 10% tariff on aluminum... Kingston Pens get their prisons farms back... Canada welcomed a record breaking 20.8 million tourists in 2017, the highest ever in Canadian history.... Leeds and Grenville farmers have asked the counties to shield them from the tax implications of a dramatic increase in farm-property assessments..... 2018 is Ontario provincial and municipal election years... The federal government has agreed to give the provinces and territories a 75% share of the tax revenues from the sale of legalized marijuana, a portion of which will be meted out to cities and towns to help them defray the cost of making pot legal across Canada..... North Grenville has reached a deal to buy the former Kemptville College campus from the provincial government.... . .... As of September 2018 all seed services offered to the general public through the Ontario Tree Seed Plant at Angus Ontario will be discontinued and the Plant will be closed.... ... Ottawa is the first Canadian city to allow the testing of self driving cars... The 1000 Islands National Park area is a hot spot for Lyme Disease in Ontario... .. Canopy Growth Corp the company that owns the Tweed marijuana grow plant in Smiths Falls has ambitious expansion plans as it races to get ready for the introduction of legal recreational marijuana in Canada.... Finance Minister Bill Morneau and his Liberal Party announced plans in July to change taxes for people who incorporate their business to eliminate various exemptions and tax benefits used by small business owners and farmers... ... President Trump decides to leave the Paris climate change agreement against 175 nations who agreed... ... Proctor and Gamble will close their Brockville plant laying off 480 employees by 2020 and moving their production facility to the USA... The federal government is going to reopen prison farms in Kingston..... The windmill light on the Windmill at Prescott Ontario has been relit for the first time since 1978.... Donald Trump attacks Canadian supply management dairy industry.... Wisconsin dairy producers say that problem is oversupply not Canadian milk suppliers.... With the help of a 5 million dollar donation, Queens University will have an advanced water research facility in Kingston... Goat milk is wanted by new milk processing plant in Kingston... Canada closes trade deal with the EU removing 98 % of the present tariffs... Brockville decides to stop the OPP costing mainly due to the high cost given by the OPP to provide police services... Tweed the marijuana grower triples its space at former chocolate factory in Smiths Falls making it perhaps the largest indoor grower of weed in the world.... Canopy Growth Corporation – the parent company of Smith Falls based marijuana producer Tweed – is expanding overseas selling pot to Germany and Brazil... Farmers and small contractors in Eastern Ontario say one of the biggest problems they are having is getting reliable labour... The CETA free trade deal with Europe has been signed noting that a handful of sensitive products such as beef, pork, sweetcorn on the EU side and dairy from Canada, CETA will limit preferential access to quotas. CETA will not open up poultry or eggs on either side; it will maintain the EU entry-price system... The federal and Ontario provincial governments reached a tentative deal with the Algonquins of Ontario about an Eastern Ontario land claim across most of the region... Tourism report says that American visitors are spending 17.0 % more this year in Canada.... The Edwardsburgh-Cardinal Township has approved of the removal of double-crested cormorant colonies from three islands in the St Lawrence River east of Brockville.... Milk producers protest on Parliament Hill in favour of supply management... In Lanark County, backlash spreads over plan to spray and kill wild parsnip.... NAV CANADA and Carleton University in Cornwall are teaming up to offer a Professional Short Course in the operation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), often referred to as drones.... The Cornwall-based St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences has won a national contract for geocaching. Over the next two years, its staff members will be working in National Wildlife Areas across the country.... The government of Ontario is increasing funding to Ottawa hospitals by over $19 million as it continues to invest more in health care across Ontario to give people faster access to the right care, now and in the future.... 50+ Vendors opens the Brockville Farmers' Market .... There will be a Port Day open house on June 4. at the Johnstown Bulk Port facilities... Fourteen people are homeless after a major fire ripped through a Smiths Falls townhome on April 22 evening.... ... The Canadian Supreme court has unanimous ruled that the Federal government has jurisdiction over all indigenous people including Metis aboriginals... Brockville and Kingston chosen by divers as the top dive sites in Canada.... Ontario announces free post secondary tuition for low income persons whose families make less than $50,000... A Federal Court judge has struck down federal regulations restricting the rights of medical marijuana patients to grow their own cannabis and given the Liberal government six months to come up with new rules..... Seaway... New fines for distracted driving, hitting cyclists with vehicles with doors, passing cyclists, bicycle lighting, passing tow trucks are now in force.... The idea and successful patent application for a 20 km high tower reducing the cost of space launches came from the people operating the space telescope in Eastern Ontario... Asian Carp makes way into Lake Ontario.... Parks Canada announces they will spend infrastructure investments totalling $39.4 million for the Rideau Canal National Historic Site.... In Ontario, home-care recipients will have more control about who is their personal support worker and when that support is given... ... Stringent new rules are being introduced to protect the Great Lakes from invasive species that are often introduced in ballast water discharged by freighters... Ottawa air is reported to be the purest in southern Ontario... Ottawa and nearby Gatineau, Que., are Canada's most livable community, says a report by MoneySense magazine....Ontario drivers caught texting, emailing or talking on a hand-held cellphone will have to pay $155... Enviornment Canada says, Eastern Ontario is a region where all the seasons are about equal...

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Did you know that the name "Ontario" comes from the 
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