Warmer temperatures and rain could cause unsafe conditions on rivers and lakes throughout Rideau watershed

"Warmer temperatures and rain could cause unsafe conditions on rivers and lakes throughout Rideau watershed"

   Significant rainfall forecast for Monday and Tuesday along with melting snow can be expected to cause river flows and lake levels to rise.   Going on iced over waterbodies is not advisable for the next several days until levels decline and colder temperatures can restore the integrity of the ice. As the snowmelt and rain runoff moves through […]

CREWS launches new rail yard at Johnstown

"CREWS launches new rail yard at Johnstown"

  Story and Photos courtesy of Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office   JOHNSTOWN – Interest is pouring in for the Canadian Rail Equipment Works & Services Inc. (CREWS) new railyard.   The 96-acre site at 3518 County Road 2 was officially opened on February 2nd with the final spike driven in to complete phase one.   “We’re very […]

Air Liquide opens $30-million facility

"Air Liquide opens $30-million facility"

Story and Photos courtesy of Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office   JOHNSTOWN  – Air Liquide Canada has officially opened its one-of-a-kind new carbon dioxide recovery plant adjacent to GreenField Global.    The world leader in gases, technologies and services hosted more than 60 people for an inaugural ceremony on Friday, February 9th, followed by plant tours. The […]

Winchester youth collects food items in lieu of gifts during recent birthday party

"Winchester youth collects food items in lieu of gifts during recent birthday party"

    To give is better than to receive.   Cynthia Tupper, Winchester youth, celebrated her 12th birthday on Jan. 27. The invitation to her party read: ‘please no presents. Instead, Cynthia is collecting food for the House of Lazarus.’   The donation of over 100 food items – totaling 122 pounds – and $70 […]

Gov’t policies hurting local small businesses, manufacturers

"Gov’t policies hurting local small businesses, manufacturers"

(BROCKVILLE) – The Wynne government’s policies continue to make it harder for local small businesses and manufacturers to have the success they need to create new jobs.   That’s the message Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark and Ontario PC Labour Critic MPP John Yakabuski (Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke) heard last week at the Northern Cables plant in Brockville and […]

Caring for our patients – night and day

"Caring for our patients – night and day"

  Kim Campbell has been a nurse for 44 years and has spent 32 of those years at Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH). For the past decade, she has worked the night shift as a Charge Nurse – literally being ‘in charge’ of the hospital overnight. “We do everything,” she laughs. “People assume it’s quieter […]

A passion for caring for the elderly

"A passion for caring for the elderly"

A chance meeting with two Dundas Manor staff members led to a new role for Ursula Lamoureux. She has recently joined the Dundas Manor team as the new Director of Care. “I met Jennifer Hill and Kerrie Charlebois at a leadership course and was really intrigued by the passion they showed when talking about Dundas […]

Area businesses cheered for Agri-Innovation

"Area businesses cheered for Agri-Innovation"

Story and Photos courtesy of Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office   The Farmersville Community Abattoir (FCA), located on the outskirts of Athens, and this edition’s featured business, Funny Duck Farms, are new recipients of the 2017 Premier’s Regional Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence.   The awards are presented each year to innovative agri-food businesses boosting the […]

Busy emergency feels like home for Chief of Emergency

"Busy emergency feels like home for Chief of Emergency"

  As Chief of Emergency Department at Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH), Dr. Crystal Doyle knows a bit about handling a crisis. But she says a lot of her multi-tasking training has happened at home – looking after her four kids under the age of 11. “Things are always a bit crazy, especially when I’m […]

EOWC elects Chair, Vice-Chair and sets priorities for 2018

"EOWC elects Chair, Vice-Chair and sets priorities for 2018"

  Kingston, January 15, 2018 – The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC), at its annual inaugural meeting held last week in Kingston, elected Warden Robin Jones as the 2018 Chair and Warden Jennifer Murphy as the 2018 Vice-Chair.   Robin Jones is the Warden of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, and the Mayor […]