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 Merrickville-Wolford has won bragging rights as being Canada’s Prettiest Village after winning a Communities in Bloom contest for 2019..... A couple in their 90s and a man in his 60s found dead in a home along County Road 5 near Mallorytown.... Tim Nedow from Brockville came 9th at the Worlds Track and Field Championship Games — men's shot put final at 1:05 p.m. Saturday Oct 5th .... Houses in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark have the highest concentration of cancer-causing radon gas in the country.... Canadian Bianca Andreescu wins the US Open Single Women's Final.... Thousands of people attend the Tall Ships festival in Brockville... Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark announces that the cost of “blue box” recycling in the province will be transitioned away from municipalities to the actual producers of packaging starting on January 1, 2023. The target date for completing the process is December 31, 2025. A new robot barn in Western Ontario is now using a new automatic Lely manure vacuum — called the Discovery Collector — that is designed to replace alley scrapers.... Kingston's Canada Royal Milk holds job fair to hire 30 production technicians. The plant is scheduled to open in October 2019.... Smiths Falls-based Canopy Growth Corporation announces it will be donating $100,000 to the Kemptville nursery in support of Forest Ontario’s 50 million trees program.... Mayor Jum Watson of Ottawa says he is gay .... Dairy farmers in Canada are offered $1.75 billion over 8 years by the Liberal government as compensation for farmers harmed by trade deals... The St Lawrence Seaway reports that total cargo shipped through the seaway is down by 4.6 % over 2018......Canadian Bianca Andreesscu wins the woman's Rogers Cup tennis championship - the first Canadian to do it since 1969.... The federal government is putting $4.8 million into the Port of Johnstown to alleviate lags and bottlenecks at the Eastern Ontario shipping hub.... July is reported as the hottest month on record.... Ron Huck, a former teacher and businessman from Rockport was found guilty day of 11 sex-related offences against male victims dating as far back as the 1970s..... The historic Hotel Kenney, located in Jones Falls on the Rideau Canal is now available to be purchased..... Crops of Corn and Soybeans are looking good in Eastern Ontario farms this year..... Josh Bennett will be the Liberal standard-bearer in the federal election this fall in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes..... Brooke Henderson and Alana Sharpe finish 6th at the DOW GREAT LAKES BAY INVITATIONAL.... .... Bert Henderson of Brockville driving the Unlimited Hydroplane Spirit of Detroit is third at the 2019 APBA Gold Cup Finals.... Smith Falls Canopy Growth’s Bruce Linton is out as co-CEO and board member.... Hydroplane racing pilot is killed in race at Brockville .... China tells Canada to stop meat shipments using bogus documents.... Brooke Henderson wins at the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give and becomes Canada's winniest Canadian professional golfer..... Toronto Raptors win the 2019 NBA championship... The Nation Rise Wind Farm project will soon begin construction of 29 windmills in North Stormont with the goal of being in commercial operation by December 2019... The federal government has stepped up to save an Ontario tree-planting program that was felled in April by the provincial governments budget axe....China increases meat inspections on imported Canadian meat products.... The regulatory board of the International Joint Commission is increasing the amount of water going through the Moses-Saunders Dam in order to reduce flooding around Lake Ontario and the upper St Lawrence River.... Brockville City Council votes No to amend their By-Law which would stop people smoking cigarettes and Canabis on their city streets and parking lots.... A man caught trying to cross the Canadian border at the Thousand Islands crossing with several thousand kilograms of undeclared cheese was fined tens of thousands of dollars.... Walmart, America's largest retailer, said it will raise prices on some products as a result of the Trump administration's tariffs on Chinese goods.... This action might attract American buyers whose dollar is worth about .25 cts more than than the Canadian dollar.... Ontario will be raising speed limits to 110 kilometres an hour on sections of three 400-series highways as part of a pilot program that could lead to limits being increased across the province.....President Trump raises tarrifs on Chinese manufacured goods which will increase prices in US and increase Americans visiting Canadian border stores to buy Chinese manufactured goods... Weather forecasters predict that Lake Ontario water level expected to surpass 2017's record.... The Gananoque Boat Line, a fixture of Thousand Islands tourism for seven decades in Gananoque, has been sold to Chicago-based Entertainment Cruises..... 2019 Summer weather forecast - Hotter than normal... Ontario PCs To Introduce Free Dental Care For Low-Income Seniors.... Ottawa is considering new by-laws to regulate Airbnb's because is causing usual rental space to be lost to tourists and great difficulty to find rental space for permanent renters.... Second measles case confirmed in Ottawa... Brockville fire Dept to dispatch for Arnprior fire department....Reported that Canada is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world.... Quebec to bar public servants from wearing religious symbols.. Retail pot stores open on April 1 in Ontario .... The St. Lawrence Seaway begins navigation season March 26 and celebrates its 60th Anniversary..... Helen Cooper, owner of the Dive Brockville Adventure Centre says divers spend about $673,000 a season in Brockville... China says they will not buy any Canola seed from Canada because their officials say it is contaminated... Canadian officials say their tests prove it is not contaminated.... More than 4,000 post-secondary students from uOttawa, Carleton University and Algonquin College reported they were sexually assaulted during the 2017-2018 academic year.....Randy Hillier, Ontario MPP, Says He Was Booted From Tory Caucus For Clashing With Ford's Advisers.....Ontario to ban smart phone use in schools unless they are required for educational purposes, health and medical purposes, or to support special needs..... .... Court dismisses charter challenge against Ontario sex-ed curriculum.... Treasury Board president Jane Philpott resignes from the federal cabinet, saying she’s lost confidence in the way the Trudeau government has dealt with the SNC-Lavalin affair.... Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, delivered the Government of Ontario's long-term plan to fix and strengthen the public health care system by focusing directly on the needs of Ontario's patients and families.....According to a well visited barber shop in Brockville the most discussed personalities are Donald Trump and Brooke Henderson at the barbershop.... The National Energy Board has reiterated its approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion with 16 new recommendations designed to better protect marine life on the B.C. coast, where the line ends.....Brooke Henderson is back playing professional golf and finishes 15th at the HSBC Championships in Singapore...... An Alberta-based company Spiritleaf Inc., opens a cannabis store in Kingston .... Former senator and longtime local MPP Bob Runciman has been appointed chairman of the St. Lawrence Parks Commission..... WARNING Anyone who is exposed to raw chicken or turkey could get salmonella, but people who are infants, elderly, or have compromised immune systems are in the greatest amount of danger...... Bus driver charged in Brockville crash that killed 3 Chinese tourists... Bill Nye the Science Guy, suggests that because of the upcomin climate changes the U.S. will have to annex Canada to grow crops.... Michael Barrett was sworn in as the new Member of Parliament for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes today, January 28, 2019 on Parliament Hill.... Two persons in Kingston have been arrested by the RCMP on a terrorism charge ..... 23 year old Brockville born Alaine Chartrand is now the Canadian National Figure Skating Champion and will represent Canada at the World Championships.... Titanium Trucking Services Inc., of Bolton, Ontario has been fined more than $300,000 after approximately 8,000 litres of fluorosilicic acid was spilled on Highway 401 east of Brockville, on March 17, 2017.... 2018 total cargo shipments on the St Lawrence Seaway increases by 6.76 % over 2017... Fifteen year old Owen Henderson of Brockville wins. The local driver ended up winning the APBA’s U.S. national championship in the 1.5 Litre division and he was named the highpoints champ at the Hampton Cup Regatta two weeks prior to that..... Barrie, Belleville, Kawartha Lakes, Kingston, Ottawa and Peterborough are the only cities in Eastern Ontario that can make the population critieria for a retail pot store.... In Kingston, Leo the dog is found in an aboandoned barn near the kennel where he escaped over a fence he is now reunited with family after nearly 2-week search..... OC Double Decker transit bus plows into a bus shelter and kills three people and injures 23 .... The federal government is imposing a series of new restrictions on the use of drones, requiring operators to be at least 14 years old and calling on all owners to register their recreational and commercial devices with Transport Canada, federal and industry officials said..... In 2019 there will be a major $16-million investment in the Shell Canada Products Limited lubicants plant in Brockville... If you are driving and using your cell phone... look out in Ontario where now the fine is $1000 and police will take away your car for a month for first time offenders..... A memo sent to Ontario public service employees says the government is offering buyout packages to thousands of workers in an effort to cut costs without resorting to layoffs..... Utilities Kingston issued a warning to local residents about a phone scam from the Ontario Carbon Agency, a fraudulent company that is phoning Kingston homes and asking for personal information..... Brockville deemed second-best in Canada for road safety.... Brockville will permit the sale of recreational cannabis within the city... John McAllister takes over as chairman of the Upper Canada District School Board, busing cost issues and using the internet for teaching is very much on his mind.... Under the name of “Medical Cannabis by Shoppers Drug Mart Inc.,’ Shoppers will soon be licensed to sell those in Ontario dried and fresh cannabis, plants, seeds, and oils. This will not be at its 1,300 locations in Canada but only available online...... Ontario's 2017 system-wide electricity supply mix: Water Power 25.6 %, Solar 2.2 %, Biomass 0.4 %, Nuclear Energy 60.1 % , Natural Gas 4.0 % ..... Consumers are being warned to avoid inhaling talcum powder or using the products on female genitals, as exposure may cause potentially serious respiratory effects and possibly ovarian cancer..... The Canadian federal government is giving a boost to investments in solar energy. The investments will now be 100 per cent tax deductible in the year the investment is made.....NASA Astronaut Andrew Feustel will be visiting Cornwall in December and his first speaking engagement will be at the Team Cornwall Year in Review meeting on Dec. 12. ....Tory MPP Amanda Simard (Glengarry-Prescott-Russell) decided to give up her Conservative seat in the Ontario legislature stating “resistance” movement that came out in force against Premier Doug Ford’s proposed cuts to the province’s French-language services..... Research Infosource Inc., a Canadian research and development intelligence company, has named St. Lawrence College one of Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges....GM to close their plant in Oshawa... Brockville police charges two men in connection with break-ins to boats stored at the Brockville Yacht Club..... Brooke Henderson finishes 2nd in the CME GLOBE 2018 GOLF FINAL ..... An Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) Registry Proposal Notice released on Nov. 19 is asking for input regarding a proposed hunting season for double-crested cormorants starting in 2019....Don't eat Romaine lettuce that is grown in the USA... Bruce Linton, CEO of Canopy Growth of Smith Falls said Canopy has been spending on a now “finalized and designed” bottling line for cannabis-infused beverages .... Kingston to look at limiting festivals and events at City Park... Cannabis and Marijuana are the same thing....The third annual Brockville Tall Ships Festival is set to take place during the last weekend in August 2019 with the Bluenose II being the main attraction.....Bombardier to cut 5000 jobs worldwide in the next 12 months..... In the US Mid Term elections, the Democrats have taken control of the House of Representatives, in the Senate,the Republicans now have the majority and in the gubernatorial races there is now a majority of Democrats. .... Lowe's Companies Inc. is closing 31 stores across Canada. Nine store closures, including seven RONA locations, are expected to be shut down across Ontario, including two in Mississauga, two in Sault Ste. Marie, along with stores in Sudbury, Peterborough, Kingston, Lakefield and North York......Mark Spear, a 34-year-old Ottawa native who has worked in the cannabis industry since 2014, wants to convert a 50-acre plot of farmland in Beckwith Township, into a “canna-tourism” complex that will grow more than 100,000 cannabis plants by 2020..... Montreal has decided that wood burning ovens used to cook commercially pizza's, chickens, and bagels along with private wood burning fire places are banned as of October 1.... China wants to stop buying American soybeans entirely.... The St Lawrence Seaway Cargo traffic is up slightly from last year by 3.9 %... Round Goby fish are invading the St Lawrence River and eating up water cleaning Zebra mussels. The Gobies are been eaten by Black Bass, producing Bass of record sizes..... Brockville's 15 year old Owen Henderson wins the 2018 APBA US National Championship in 1.5 litre hydroplane racing .... U.S. Decides Canadian Pot Workers Won't Be Automatically Denied Entry..... All three campuses of St Lawrence College will be smoke free starting on Monday October 15.... The birthplace of the beloved McIntosh red apple — its farmhouse abandoned, its trees overgrown and its outbuildings fallen into disrepair — is up for sale in Dundela, Ont. a village in Eastern Ontario.... Marijuana to be legal in Canada starting October 17..... Starting in year two of the USMCA trade agreement, the market access for American eggs into Canada will increase by one per cent each year for the next 10 years..... CAQ party wins Quebec election... Ontario caps minimum wage at $14.00 per hour... Canada and the US reach an agreement on NAFTA.... Canada will give Americans a little bit larger access to their dairy market as part of the NAFTA deal.... This summers hot weather produces bumper tomato crop.... Tornado damages homes, sends cars and tree limbs flying shutting down electricity in the Ottawa-Gatineau area.....Parliament Hill rink finds new home in Gananoque....The Weather Network forecasts that Canadians can expect to enjoy a full fall season with a steady transition to winter ..... Canada’s ban on artificial trans fats comes into effect, one year after the federal government announced it would be ending the use of the artery-clogging fats.... Canadians will be barred from entering the United States for smoking marijuana legally, for working in Canada’s legal marijuana industry and for investing in legal Canadian marijuana companies, a senior U.S. Customs and Border Protection official says......Ottawa Senators Erik Karlsson is traded to the San Jose Sharks for forward Chris Tierney, defenceman Dylan DeMelo, and forward prospects Josh Norris and Rudolfs Balcers — as well as a first-round draft pick (2019 or 2020) and a second-round pick in 2019.....Kingston Police Board name Antje McNeely as new police chief....Premier Ford will evoke the "not withstanding" clause in the constitution to invoke reducing the size of Toronto's City Council... Judge rules that Toronto will not have to cut the size of their city council.... 74 per cent of Democrats were favourably disposed toward Canada, compared to 59 per cent of Republicans.... Leo Boivin rink in Prescott has to close due to leaking ammonia in their ice making apparatus... According to an article in the Guardian, Canada will suffer the biggest increase in corn losses, from 6% to 10% due to increases in ambient temperatures and more insects.... According to the Farmers’ Almanac’s famous long-range weather outlook, it’s going to be a “teeth-chattering” cold one, with plenty of snow.... Canada likely will have to give U.S. more access to dairy market to strike NAFTA deal..... Weather forecasters say that this Fall will be warmer than usual for Eastern Ontario... erson, after four rounds at the CP Canadian Women's Open wins the golf tournament.... Andrew Tate wins the Unlimited Hydroplane Gold Cup Race in Detroit with Brockville's Bert finishing 5th .... MP Maxime Bernier made a scorched earth exit from the Conservatives. While announcing plans to start his own federal party whose one plank in his election promises will be to rid Canada of the Milk Marketing Board..... The Scottish National Party-led government confirmed it had removed articles on Sir John A Macdonald from the websites "following the legitimate concerns raised by Canadian indigenous communities about his legacy"..... The world is likely to see more extreme temperatures in the coming four years as natural warming reinforces manmade climate change, according to a new global forecasting system....... Federal Conservatives in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes chose Edwardsburgh/Cardinal councillor Michael Barrett to be their candidate in the coming bylelection, in which voters will choose a successor to the late MP Gord Brown..... Ontario plans to sell pot online this fall and in private stores next year.... Are you surprised Russell, Ont., is considered the third best place to live in Canada? .... China stops buying soybeans and the prices drop to a 13 year low... Five men from Ottawa who have been playing the lottery as a group for over 10-years have picked up their $60 million LOTTO MAX cheque..... Scrapping our dairy management system 'unacceptable,' Canadian diplomat says....After the fourth round of golf, Brooke Henderson is third at the Marathon Classic Presented by Owens Corning and O-1 in Sylvania Ohio.... Premier Doug Ford has officially revokes cap and trade .... Ontario's government will no longer offer free prescriptions to kids and young adults with private coverage.... Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark, is joining Premier Doug Ford's cabinet as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing..... The RCMP Musical Ride program is coming back to Prescott on July 4... Canadians will Now Have Their Phones Searched When Crossing The US Border....Canada will start legally selling Marijuana on October 17, 2018... Saputo Inc, one of Canada’s largest dairies, wants to end a domestic milk ingredient pricing....The Port of Johnstown continues to expand and win new business... Doug Ford orders a hiring freeze for Ontario Civil Servants .... An Ipsos Poll says that Seventy per cent of Canadians say they will start looking for ways to avoid buying U.S.-made goods in a threat to ratchet up a trade dispute between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump... Kingston's West End Farmers' Market reopens ... The Nature Conservancy of Canada has protected a 48-hectare section of original forest on the Rideau waterway, part of the ancient, rocky Frontenac Arch. This includes 2.5 kilometres of the shore of Whitefish Lake... Coca-Cola Canada is spending $85 million to build a new facility in Peterborough, Ont., to produce lactose-free milk..... Bayer buys Monsanto and gets rid of the Monsanto name....Donald Trump tweets that Canada has treated our Agricultural business and Farmers very poorly for a very long period of time. Highly restrictive on Trade! They must open their markets and take down their trade barriers! ... Trump applies 25% tarrif on steel and 10 % tariff on aluminium... Amazon will open a million square foot facilty in Ottawa...Saputo Inc. says it plans to purchase St Mary's Ontario dairy company for $100 million..... Snakes are a sign of a healthy environment .... There are lots of full time jobs at Canopy Growth in Smiths Falls... The farm community says that planting is underway and is far better than doing it in the water soaked fields of last year... Gord Brown MP for Leeds and Grenville-1000 Islands-Rideau Lakes passes away suddenly in his office on Parliament Hill... According to Rural Affairs Minister Jeff Leal, the provincial government's $71-million commitment to improve cell and broadband internet service to rural Eastern Ontario will provide real benefits to small business and farmers.... Deadly E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce spreads .... China will apply tarrifs when they import pork and soy beans from USA. This could effect Canadian exports of pork and soy beans to China... Trump said the US will not temporarily not impose a 25% tariff on steel imports and 10% tariff on aluminum... Kingston Pens get their prisons farms back... Leeds and Grenville farmers have asked the counties to shield them from the tax implications of a dramatic increase in farm-property assessments..... 2018 is Ontario provincial and municipal election years... The federal government has agreed to give the provinces and territories a 75% share of the tax revenues from the sale of legalized marijuana, a portion of which will be meted out to cities and towns to help them defray the cost of making pot legal across Canada..... .... Canopy Growth Corp the company that owns the Tweed marijuana grow plant in Smiths Falls has ambitious expansion plans as it races to get ready for the introduction of legal recreational marijuana in Canada.... ... President Trump decides to leave the Paris climate change agreement against 175 nations who agreed... ... Proctor and Gamble will close their Brockville plant laying off 480 employees by 2020 and moving their production facility to the USA... The federal government reopens prison farms in Kingston..... Donald Trump attacks Canadian supply management dairy industry.... Wisconsin dairy producers say that problem is oversupply not Canadian milk suppliers.... Goat milk is wanted by new milk processing plant in Kingston... Canada closes trade deal with the EU removing 98 % of the present tariffs... Tweed the marijuana grower triples its space at former chocolate factory in Smiths Falls making it perhaps the largest indoor grower of weed in the world.... Canopy Growth Corporation – the parent company of Smith Falls based marijuana producer Tweed – is expanding overseas selling pot to Germany and Brazil... Farmers and small contractors in Eastern Ontario say one of the biggest problems they are having is getting reliable labour... The CETA free trade deal with Europe has been signed noting that a handful of sensitive products such as beef, pork, sweetcorn on the EU side and dairy from Canada, CETA will limit preferential access to quotas. CETA will not open up poultry or eggs on either side; it will maintain the EU entry-price system... The federal and Ontario provincial governments reached a tentative deal with the Algonquins of Ontario about an Eastern Ontario land claim across most of the region... The Edwardsburgh-Cardinal Township has approved of the removal of double-crested cormorant colonies from three islands in the St Lawrence River east of Brockville.... In Lanark County, backlash spreads over plan to spray and kill wild parsnip.... NAV CANADA and Carleton University in Cornwall are teaming up to offer a Professional Short Course in the operation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), often referred to as drones.... The Cornwall-based St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences has won a national contract for geocaching. Over the next two years, its staff members will be working in National Wildlife Areas across the country.... The government of Ontario is increasing funding to Ottawa hospitals by over $19 million as it continues to invest more in health care across Ontario to give people faster access to the right care, now and in the future.... ... The Canadian Supreme court has unanimous ruled that the Federal government has jurisdiction over all indigenous people including Metis aboriginals... Brockville and Kingston chosen by divers as the top dive sites in Canada.... Ontario announces free post secondary tuition for low income persons whose families make less than $50,000... A Federal Court judge has struck down federal regulations restricting the rights of medical marijuana patients to grow their own cannabis and given the Liberal government six months to come up with new rules..... Seaway... New fines for distracted driving, hitting cyclists with vehicles with doors, passing cyclists, bicycle lighting, passing tow trucks are now in force.... Asian Carp makes way into Lake Ontario.... Parks Canada announces they will spend infrastructure investments totalling $39.4 million for the Rideau Canal National Historic Site.... In Ontario, home-care recipients will have more control about who is their personal support worker and when that support is given... ... Ottawa air is reported to be the purest in southern Ontario... Enviornment Canada says, Eastern Ontario is a region where all the seasons are about equal...

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Did you know that the name "Ontario" comes from the 
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