Pressure from police chief, MPP brings court house video closer 

"Pressure from police chief, MPP brings court house video closer "

(QUEEN’S PARK) – Four months after he first raised the issue in Question Period, Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark welcomed a signal the province is ready to press fast forward on installing video technology at the Brockville Court House. “I’m pleased the government finally recognizes the ability to hold remand hearings by video is important for […]

Kindergarteners make muffins for HOL food bank The kindergarten students at Heritage Community Christian School in Addison have been busy baking up a storm for the House of Lazarus (HOL) food bank. Kaitlyn Whitney (right), kindergarten teacher at Heritage, delivered a donation of individually bagged chocolate chip oatmeal muffins on March 22. The students even […]

Christ Church United outreach committee hosts Dinner on the House

"Christ Church United outreach committee hosts Dinner on the House"

  The Christ Church United outreach committee in Chesterville hosted Dinner on the House on March 8. Dinner on the House is a free weekly community meal – open to everyone and anyone – run by the House of Lazarus (HOL) in Mountain. Dinner on the House is held every Thursday from 4 to 7 […]

Clark supports Habitat’s plan to expand home ownership

"Clark supports Habitat’s plan to expand home ownership"

Clark supports Habitat’s plan to expand home ownership   (QUEEN’S PARK) – Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark has asked the Minister of Housing if he will support a proposal by Habitat for Humanity Ontario to make the dream of home ownership a reality for more families.   Clark tabled an Order Paper Question on the issue […]

Horse print auction brings in $350 for HOL

"Horse print auction brings in $350 for HOL"

The inaugural online auction hosted by the House of Lazarus (HOL) in Mountain has netted the organization $350.00! The auction, which featured a beautiful horse print donated by Sandy Sharkey, ran from Feb. 23 to March 9. Renee Young (left) was the highest bidder and took home the print on March 12. Young is pictured […]

Sheppard and Associates founder earns Lifetime Achievement Award

"Sheppard and Associates founder earns Lifetime Achievement Award"

Story and Photo courtesy of Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office   KEMPTVILLE – Accounting business trailblazer Cathy Sheppard is this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.   The award was presented at the International Women’s Day #PressForProgress – A Celebration of Women Entrepreneurs event on March 8th. Approximately 100 business women from throughout the region attended.   […]

Team now includes Business Retention Officer  

"Team now includes Business Retention Officer  "

Story and Photos courtesy of Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office   The Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office welcomes Krista George to the team to coordinate the Counties Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) project.   Krista comes to the Counties with extensive municipal and real estate experience. She has supported many municipal economic development committees and sub-committees. […]

It’s sweet season at Gibbons Farm

"It’s sweet season at Gibbons Farm"

Story and Photos courtesy of Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office   FRANKVILLE  – When the Gibbons name goes on a bottle of maple syrup, it’s assured a great tasting product is inside.   “We very much take pride in producing the best quality maple syrup and maple products,” says Sarah Gibbons, who enjoys at this time […]

Elgin Street Convenience & Gas Bar is an award-winning stop in Athens

"Elgin Street Convenience & Gas Bar is an award-winning stop in Athens"

Story and Photos courtesy of Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office   ATHENS  – Something happens to people stopping at Elgin Street Convenience & Gas – they become repeat customers.   Young entrepreneurs James and Kelsey Budynski have transformed an aging gas station property in this village into a top-notch, one-stop location with many services. They’ve grown […]

Congratulations to a true community leader

"Congratulations to a true community leader"

The Boards of Directors of Winchester District Memorial Hospital and Dundas Manor are pleased to congratulate Bill Smirle on being awarded the North Dundas Township’s Community Builder of the Year Award. Bill has been a tireless health care volunteer on many levels in our local region. Bill was instrumental in the original fundraising for the […]