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Majority must be vaccinated to restore normal life, says medical officer of health

Late in 1942 after a series of Allied victories, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill had this to say: “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” Churchill proved to be correct. Although the tide of victory had begun to […]

Avoid social gatherings Victoria Day weekend, says health unit

The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit is advising the public to avoid social gatherings during the upcoming long weekend. Information provided to the Hometown News by the heath unit states that it is “important that people remember that we are still in a stay at home order.” Avoiding backyard barbecues and other gatherings […]

Health Unit asks for continued compliance over the long weekend

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit area is experiencing the lowest active case numbers since the beginning of March. We are asking residents to continue to follow the public health measures during this coming long weekend to ensure that these numbers continue the downward trend. “Thanks to all LGL residents for following precautions […]

Catholic high school students stage online protest

Reports that colleagues threw a party for a teacher convicted of sexually assaulting and exploiting students at St. John’s Catholic High School led to a protest at the school Tuesday, May 11. Lily Trudel called on fellow students to protest by staging a virtual walk out or “log out,” since the school is physically closed […]

Covid friendly activities to do near your hometown this summer

With the hopeful end of lockdown coming soon, I reached out to some of the surrounding towns to find out what kind of Covid-19 friendly events are being planned this summer.   There is an abundance of things for all ages to do in small town Smiths Falls, Ontario! The first covid friendly activity is Picnic […]

Protect against ticks on the trails this season

Ticks are notoriously bad at social distancing, and as you hit the trails this season it’s important you take precautions to keep them at bay. Black-legged ticks are on the rise in Eastern Ontario and can carry Lyme disease, which is passed to humans through tick bites. Left untreated, Lyme can cause chronic neurological and […]

COVID-19 Exposure at Shoeless Joe’s Sports Grill in Kemptville on April 2nd

As a result of a COVID-19 exposure, the Health Unit is advising patrons who attended Shoeless Joe’s Sports Grill in Kemptville on April 2, 2021 between 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and to seek testing at the Kemptville Assessment Centre. If you were at the premises during those times […]

OPP attendance at Kemptville gathering

During the evening of April 8, 2021, members from the Grenville County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attended a large gathering outside of a business on Clothier Street East, in the Municipality of North Grenville. The OPP received numerous requests to attend the area, and it is believed that approximately 200 people were […]

Vaccine Distribution Plan Rolling out in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Heath Unit is pleased to be working with many community partners as it rolls out the LGL COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. With vaccine supply stabilizing in the coming weeks, we will be working hard to increase our access points to the vaccine. With the completion of first doses for residents […]

Tips for keeping your workplace safe during the COVID-19 pandemic

Workplace outbreaks do happen even here in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark.  We have seen workplace outbreaks across multiple sectors including the food industry, manufacturing, the trades, automotive etc.  A COVID-19 outbreak in a workplace can potentially close your business or reduce productivity due to the lack of available workers.   Ontario has now identified new variants […]