First person with confirmed COVID-19 reported in Leeds, Grenville & Lanark

Today, Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, confirmed that an individual living in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark area has tested positive for COVID-19. The person is in isolation at home and had recently returned from the United States. A woman in her 70s was […]

Rideau Lakes continue efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic

The Township of Rideau Lakes’ Municipal Emergency Control Group (MECG) met on March 13th and March 17th, 2020 to discuss measures to limit the spread of the virus within our Community and to protect our residents, businesses, visitors and staff. Rideau Lakes is continuing its efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and continues to […]

RVCA offices closed to public

The health, safety and well-being of our visitors and staff is our top priority. RVCA is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with the following changes in operations and programming effective immediately: The RVCA Administrative Centre (3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick) is closed to the general public. Meetings and events scheduled at the RVCA Administrative Centre […]

Rideau Lake’s MECG discuss and prepare for COVID-19

The Township of Rideau Lake’s Municipal Emergency Management Control Group (MECG) convened the morning of March 13 at 9:30am to discuss and prepare for COVID-19 and the Township’s response. The MECG oversees and implements the Township’s Emergency Response Plan. At this time, the Township has not declared a state of emergency. In response to developing […]

Winter work on Hutton Creek Marsh restoration complete

Winter restoration work on the Hutton Creek Marsh is now complete to the delight of the many dedicated partners who made the project possible. This work completes Phase 2 of a long-term project to bring the provincially significant wetland near Lombardy back to a more natural, productive state. Over the years, the provincially significant wetland […]

Rideau District High School wins silver at EOSSAA Junior A Girls’ Volleyball championship

The Rideau District High School Lions won silver Tuesday, March 3 at the EOSSAA Junior A Girls’ Volleyball Championship, held at St. Mary Catholic High School in Brockville. Despite a strong effort, the Lions fell in the final to the St. Mary’s Crusaders 25 – 17, 14 – 25, 15 – 13. Setter Paige McCourt […]

Creating housing solutions in Lanark County

On February 20th, The Table Community Food Centre is hosting a Housing Forum in response to the current housing crisis and everyone is invited. With continually rising costs, and almost no available affordable housing; people on low income are just barely surviving.  Creating housing solutions in Lanark County – the focus of the forum – […]

Local Youth Film Festival offers $1000 grand prize!

MyView Youth Film Festival is back for its 7th year!  Kemptville’s own McGahey Insurance and Grenville Mutual Insurance have again teamed up to provide the $1000 Grand Prize for 2020. This creative film-making contest is open to all youth ages 10-24 that live, work or play in Eastern Ontario (see for list of eligible counties). Young people are encouraged to pick up […]

UCDSB appoints new CFO and Treasurer of the Board

Current Superintendent of Human Resources and Operational Services Jeremy Hobbs has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB). Director of Education Stephen Sliwa announced last week that Superintendent Hobbs will fully transition into this role in February 2020. Trustees confirmed his appointment at their organizational meeting […]

Hard work and determination, the log homes of Rideau Ferry

It’s a story about old-growth forests, pioneers, hard work and a determination not to break the bank when buying a home. It’s our history. There are at least five cedar log homes in Rideau Ferry that were moved to their current sites by enterprising families. They came from the Lanark Highlands, near Lavant Station, at […]