March 31, 2020

Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario government announced that schools and child care centres will remain closed to protect the health and safety of students and staff. This extension is being made on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Hea...

March 31, 2020

Outbreak found in Carolina Retirement Residence in Perth, Ontario

The Health Unit is working with Carolina Retirement Residence in Perth to manage a COVID-19 outbreak. One resident and one staff member have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Infection control measu...

March 31, 2020

Hello everyone.  I hope you are up for an experiment and a bit of fun.  Many of you are familiar with Face Time and SKYPE.  They are web based video conferencing programs.  Town Hall and Council are using “zoom”, another web based video conferencing method and it is ve...

March 30, 2020

Received this email from MPAC CEO and President this morning.  

Good morning Robin,

As part of the Ontario Government’s Economic and Fiscal Update on March 25, the Hon. Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance, announced the Province’s decision to postpone the 2020 Assessment U...

March 30, 2020

March 29, 2020

Outbreak found in Almonte Country Haven.  The Health Unit is overseeing the management by Almonte Country Haven of a COVID-19 outbreak in the long term care home – 3 residents and 1 staff member have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Infection contr...

March 30, 2020

It has been a little over two weeks since the community began to pull together, putting strategies in place to slow the spread of COVID-19.  I am aware of the cooperation taking place to keep everyone in the Village safe as well as the “out of the box” thinking underwa...

March 25, 2020

The Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office is working very hard to keep information with regard to resources for businesses during this difficult time streamlined onto one page, ensuring the  content has the most current information available.

They will continue to...

March 25, 2020

Please be advised that a total burn ban in Westport and Rideau Lakes takes effect March 25, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.   

March 25, 2020

The province has launched a toll-free line 1-888-444-3659 to provide support to Ontario businesses who have questions about the province’s recent emergency order to close at-risk workplaces following recommendations by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health.

On Monda...

March 24, 2020

All non-essential workplaces in the province must close by 11:59 p.m. tonight (March 24) to fight the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to the Ontario government.  The closures will last for at least 14 days the province said.

In a release, Premier Doug...