Kemptville Farmers’ Market introduces new fall event

Consider this an invitation to join us for lunch at the Kemptville Farmers’ Market on September 22 from 12-4pm at the regular market location in the B&H Lot (200 Sanders Street) in downtown Kemptville. The new fall event is called MarketTable, and here’s how it works:  the market is going to set up and dress a huge, long, fancy community […]

Stay safe this summer: stay on the trails!

It’s a great time to be outdoors, but be aware: certain pests and poisonous plants are getting in on the action, too. As you hit the trails, remember to stay on the path and dress appropriately to protect against ticks, poison ivy, wild parsnip and other hazards. Ticks: Black-legged ticks are on the rise in Eastern […]

Virtual reality technology coming to CDSBEO classrooms this September

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario will be incorporating new virtual reality technology in classrooms beginning in September 2019. The CDSBEO will be working with UP360’s Career Labs VR to integrate virtual reality applications into Grade 10 Careers classes. Through the program, students will be given the opportunity to explore a variety of skilled trades […]

Heat warning update

Due to high temperatures and humidex levels Environment Canada has issued a heat warning levels for Wednesday afternoon into Thursday for the area of Leeds and Grenville; Lanark County is not included in this heat event.  A combination of heat and high humidity can be hazardous to your health. Conditions during high heat and humidity have […]

Roadside fruit and vegetable stands: Hey folks, can we talk?

Any day now, the sides of the streets will be dotted with a familiar – and welcome – sign of summer… Roadside fruit and vegetable stands.   They are most often operated by the farmers themselves, or members of their summer staff team – but not always. They usually sell produce which has been grown […]

With your help, Jordan’s journey is just starting

Jordan Cotton has come a long way, and he wants to keep on movin’! Jordan is just 20, lives in the Winchester area with his parents and two siblings, and is dependent on a wheelchair to get around; he has what’s known as Quadriplegic Spastic Cerebral Palsy. Jordan graduated from North Dundas District High School […]

Brockville General Hospital and Kemptville District Hospital celebrate their successful BeADonor campaign

In recognition of BeADonor month, Brockville General Hospital (BGH) and Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) held a friendly month-long competition to register as many new organ and tissue donors as they could. As part of the challenge, the hospital that recorded the least number of new donor registrations in April would see its CEO spend a […]

Celebrate the sweetest time of the year at the 5th annual Maple Weekend in Lanark & District

It’s the sweetest time of the year, and the Lanark & District Maple Syrup Producers’ Association (LDMSPA) is inviting visitors to join them April 6 and 7 in celebrating the 5th annual Maple Weekend event and a new season of maple syrup production in the region. Since its introduction in 2015, Maple Weekend has become […]

An open letter to my constituents and the people of Ontario

It is the fundamental and over-arching first principle of all elected representatives to support their constituents to the best of their ability each and every day. If that is not the first thought of every single elected member each morning then they ought to reflect upon why they serve. I feel deeply for my supporters […]

Bear fan appreciation event was a success, Bears lose game against Kemptville 73s

The Memorial Center was filled with well over a thousand excited Bears fans during the Tuesday March Break with the Bears fan appreciation event, which turned out to be a smashing success. From skating with the Bears and their mascot, over pizza and cake, to Bears face and tattoo painting and price raffles, there was […]