Dewar’s Inn delivers waterfront haven

"Dewar’s Inn delivers waterfront haven"

  Story and Photos courtesy of Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office   RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS –  You haven’t experienced Dewar’s Inn on the River until you’ve walked through the courtyard into the picturesque village of cottages connected by elaborate gardens, winding pathways and stunning waterfront decks.   Owners Judy and Frank Li fell in love with the […]

8th Annual Substance Abuse Poster Contest

"8th Annual Substance Abuse Poster Contest"

  Richard Savoy Substance Abuse Poster Contest Chairman  Over the past several years, many fraternal organizations, businesses, schools, churches, synagogues and individuals have donated their time and money to the fight against the ever present epidemic of substance abuse. One way to rectify this worldwide problem is through the spread of information. Increasing public awareness […]

Ryan Hreljac is Ambassador of the Year

"Ryan Hreljac is Ambassador of the Year"

  Susan Hreljac, second from right, accepts the Harry Pratt Ambassador Award on behalf of her son, Ryan Hreljac, founder of Ryan’s Well Foundation. Presenting the award are North Grenville Economic Development Officer Matt Gilmer, Harry Pratt’s widow, Sheila, second from left, and Melissa White, right, of the North Grenville Chamber of Commerce. Story and […]

Professional, Team Players

"Professional, Team Players"

  Professional, team players. That is the common thread among Winchester District Memorial Hospital’s (WDMH) newest Commitment Award recipients. Each of these WDMH team members is known for going above and beyond to do their job and to support their colleagues. Congratulations to Karen Chambers, Simon Duncan and Dr. Jennifer Ingram-Crooks. When preparing their nomination […]

Reeling in fish and having good times traditional at Upper Rideau Resorts

"Reeling in fish and having good times traditional at Upper Rideau Resorts"

  Story and Photos courtesy of Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office   WESTPORT  – Five decades ago American Barry Vuolo’s life was forever changed when he first visited the Rideau Lakes.   The early experiences as a boy turned him into an avid angler and later an experienced fishing guide. Now he has become a partner/owner […]

Four-legged friends and their owners turn Klips Pet Grooming into a destination

"Four-legged friends and their owners turn Klips Pet Grooming into a destination"

  Story and Photos courtesy of Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office   GANANOQUE – At Klips Pet Grooming & Boutique there is always a lot happening in the lively, open-concept grooming area. A visit means you’ll see some pet pampering first hand.   Owner Becky Mills decided to bring grooming “out of the back room” when […]

247 Fitness opens second location 

"247 Fitness opens second location "

Story and Photos courtesy of Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office   WESTPORT – What started as a friendly gesture to share workout space amongst friends in Athens has now led to another self-serve gym in Westport.   The company 247 Fitness, a gym where members have all-hours access, has just opened in the new Harvest Creek […]

First Counties-wide Business Retention + Expansion Program launches

"First Counties-wide Business Retention + Expansion Program launches"

Story and Photos courtesy of Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office  The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville have launched the largest multi-level Business Retention + Expansion program the region has seen. The Counties and the communities of Augusta, Merrickville-Wolford and Rideau Lakes have partnered in a project that will see staff and volunteers directly connect […]

Plant the Seeds for Success One-day Summit

"Plant the Seeds for Success One-day Summit"

KEMPTVILLE – The North Grenville Rural Summit is for those interested in starting or growing an agricultural business.   The event is an opportunity to learn, share and network with local farmers, business owners and related industry professionals. There will be workshops, a moderated panel discussion and a catered local foods lunch. You’ll walk away […]

Second chances happen-with a little help

"Second chances happen-with a little help"

  By Joseph Morin Upper Canada Business News April is officially BEaDONOR Month in Ottawa. Ottawa City Councillor George Darouze, who represents the Osgoode Ward, kicked off BEaDONOR month with a small get together at the Metcalfe Client Services office in Metcalfe on Tuesday, April 3. The group was made up of several heart, lung […]