Woman rescued after driving off boat launch in Rideau Lakes Township

Submitted Officers of the Rideau Lakes Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are continuing an investigation after a woman was rescued after driving off of a boat launch. On May 11, 2018 at about 11:55 P.M O.P.P officers were advised that a female had just driven off a boat launch in Rideau Lakes Township. […]

Realistic joint training exercise in Rideau Lakes Township

Submitted This week, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be leading a realistic joint training exercise in Rideau Lakes Township. From May 8 to 10, 2018, the OPP will be conducting a multi-jurisdiction operational exercise involving various tactical units, materials, resources and locations for training purposes. In general, this exercise brings together first response […]

Fulton’s Pancake House & Sugar Bush season extended open daily until April 22

Submitted by Fulton’s Pancake House & Sugar Bush Mother Nature is in the Maple Corner this spring! This long lingering cold crisp weather is perfect for maple sap flow. Shirley, Scott & Team Awesome are excited to welcome you to our pancake house and gift shoppe for an extra week of maple season. Scott’s expectation […]

The Health Unit encourages safe and healthy food donation choices

Submitted by Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit 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 […]

Smiths Falls not successful in receiving Connecting Links funding

Sally Smith editorial@pdgmedia.ca The Town of Smiths Falls did not receive MTO Connecting Links Funding for 2018/19, according to Brandy Duhaime, Regional Communication Co-ordinator with the eastern region of the Ministry of Transportation. The preliminary cost construction of eligible roadworks, in the first phase of redevelopment of the Downtown Core (Beckwith St. – Chambers to […]

Bridges Bar and Grill in Pakenham; Great place to meet between the bridges

Brian Turner editorial@pdgmedia.ca In the restaurant business, being all things to all diners really does come with risks. It’s difficult to provide an all-encompassing menu without being weak in certain areas thus alienating some segments of your audience. But since Tracey Greer, husband David and brother David Jordan took over this Pakenham main street location […]

Second annual Good Food in Schools forum

Submitted by The Table Community Food Centre and foodcoreLGL There is a growing movement in schools across Canada, a movement that is looking more closely at the food kids eat at school and that is getting them more involved with growing, making and understanding healthy foods. It is widely acknowledged that school gardens, food literacy programs […]

Spring water safety reminders

Submitted The Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind residents to be extra cautious when near the water this spring. Melting snow, spring rain and increasing daytime temperatures are beginning to fuel rising levels of rivers, creeks and streams throughout Grenville County. This time of year, the water is dangerously cold and […]

Unlock the potential of food this nutrition month

Submitted by Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit March is nutrition month, and this year the Registered Dietitians at the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit are focusing on four ways to unlock the potential of food. Food unites us at the dinner table and is often included as part of cultural traditions. Food […]

Annual Skate the Lake draws in international skaters

This 14th annual skating event took place over Family Day weekend on the 1 km oval in front of Hanna Park in Portland, Ont. The weather window was just perfect with good ice and conditions for everyone to come out and enjoy the 100Km event Saturday where more than 56 Dutch skaters participated from Holland. […]