Gov’t funding shortfall has victims services facing crisis: Clark

"Gov’t funding shortfall has victims services facing crisis: Clark"

  (QUEEN’S PARK) – They help people experiencing the worst times in their lives, but now thanks to a lack of government funding, staff at Victims Services of Leeds and Grenville find themselves facing a crisis. The situation had Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark using a Member’s Statement at Queen’s Park today to call for urgent […]

Champions find recent Hunger Awareness Challenge “eye-opening”

"Champions find recent Hunger Awareness Challenge “eye-opening”"

   A new perspective. The House of Lazarus (HOL) and Community Food Share held a Hunger Awareness Challenge, which ran from Sept. 18 to 22. The challenge involved Hunger Awareness Champions living solely off the items provided by the food bank for five days. The purpose of the challenge was to raise awareness about the […]

LUXE Boutiques is full house of local talent

"LUXE Boutiques is full house of local talent"

Story and Photo courtesy of Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office   PRESCOTT  – Something special is happening at the historic Fort Town address of 392 Edward Street. In just under a year, LUXE Boutiques in Prescott has branched out to take over the landmark two-storey stone house with more than 50 artisans, 80% of them […]

Le Boat opens its Smiths Falls headquarters

"Le Boat opens its Smiths Falls headquarters"

Story and photo courtesy of Leeds Grenville Economoic Development Office SMITHS FALLS – Le Boat officially opened its new North American headquarters at the Lockmaster’s House with fanfare on September 20. Company officials and local political leaders, along with Parks Canada staff, attended the soft launch of the office opening. Le Boat relocated its North […]

Ann Weir is Economic Developer of the Year

"Ann Weir is Economic Developer of the Year"

Photo and story courtesy of the Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office  KINGSTON  – The Ontario East Economic Development Commission has named Ann Weir the BDC Ontario East Economic Development Officer of the Year.   Kevin Coleman, of the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), presented Ann Weir, Leeds Grenville Economic Development Manager, with the award at […]

 Making a difference one rescue at a time

" Making a difference one rescue at a time"

  When confronted by an overwhelming challenge the only response, is to take it on, one small piece at a time. South Keys resident, Rebecca Rotenberg, has always had a soft spot for those in need. Even as a child, she served as a volunteer at hospitals, helping whenever she could. The desire to help […]

Wasps turned loose against Emerald Ash Borer

"Wasps turned loose against Emerald Ash Borer"

  South Nation Conservation (SNC) is helping do battle against the destructive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) by basically fighting fire with fire by unleashing one insect against another. In this case, two-types of parasitic wasps, harmless to humans, will attack the borer before it emerges. It’s the latest EAB management project that SNC has been […]

Government sits on much needed infrastructure funds leaving projects stalled

"Government sits on much needed infrastructure funds leaving projects stalled"

  (QUEEN’S PARK) – Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark is calling on the Wynne government to explain why it is sitting on nearly $3.3 billion in infrastructure funding, while shovel-ready projects like the expansion of County Road 43 in North Grenville remain stalled. “It’s shocking and completely unacceptable that our $30-million project is ready to roll, […]

HOL contributes to KYC programming

"HOL contributes to KYC programming"

The House of Lazarus (HOL) in Mountain dropped off a $500 contribution to the Kemptville Youth Centre (KYC) on Sept. 19. The funds, which support the KYC bake nights, cook nights and snack shack, stem from the Rural Kids grant (Ontario Association of Food Banks) and Gifts with Vision (United Church of Canada). The HOL […]

Local food banks kick-off Hunger Awareness Challenge

"Local food banks kick-off Hunger Awareness Challenge"

  Walking a mile in another’s shoes.   The House of Lazarus (HOL) and Community Food Share have launched the Hunger Awareness Challenge.   The challenge, which runs from Sept. 18 to 22, involves Hunger Awareness Champions living solely off the items provided by the food bank for five days. The purpose of the challenge […]