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Tuesday March 31, 2020



Weather for
Eastern Ontario

Some Clouds

 + 8 C to - 3 C

 The tri-county area (Leeds - Grenville and Lanark) now has 20 cases of COVID-19, including four people confirmed with the disease at an Almonte long-term care facility.... Feds grant travel exemption for migrant farm workers.... As part of the Government of Canada’s efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, Parks Canada is encouraging Canadians to stay home and has suspended all visitor services and all visitor motor vehicle access to national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas, until further notice.... Two residents of a Bobcaygeon, Ont., nursing home died amid a COVID-19 outbreak there that has also left at least 14 staff members infected.... Wait time March 26 --- If you order groceries from Brockville's Loblaws Superstore, the present wait time date to pick them up is now April 5 ... Bauer Hockey now making face shields for medical professionals.... The Canadian government will supply a new benefit of $2000 per month to be available to anyone who is at least 15 years old and who, in 2019 or in the 12-month period before they apply, had a total employment income of at least $5,000... The Town of Prescott and the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands were the first to make the declaration after actions proved people weren’t adhering to social distancing and self-isolation guidelines.St Lawrence Seaway opens March 24.... Ontario closes all non essential busineses because of COVID-19... The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) say they won't send athletes to compete at the Tokyo Games — set to begin July 24.... KFL&A Public Health announces 4th case of COVID-19 in Kingston area...Brockville's iconic New York Restaurant sign is removed from King Street and sent to their museum.... Trudeau unveils $82-billion in aid, tax deferrals for coronavirus response..... Canadian government closes the US - Can border to all non essenssive travel.... Ontario declares a state of emergency over Corona Virus situation... St Lawrence Seaway is scheduled to be open April 1st ..... All of Ontario’s public schools will close from March 14 until April 5 because of the novel coronavirus.... President Trump orders the closing of all flights from Europe for 30 days ... NBA closes its season because one player was found to have Corona Virus ... Ottawa has its first case of the Corona Virus... Two local school boards have cancelled upcoming international field trips because of the danger posed by the novel coronavirus....Gibbons Family Farm, one of Eastern Ontario's biggest maple syrup producer, is closing its doors after 25 years in the business..... St Lawrence Seaway ship traffic closed until April due to high water issues.... Cornwall's Nav Centre will get Canadian citizens from coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Japan.... A small SUV backing from a parking space at Brockville General Hospital struck and killed Jeannette Runciman, wife of former senator Bob Runciman on Thursday Feb 13..... Bioindustry network coming to Brockville.....Via Rail says its passenger and commercial rail service between Montreal and Toronto and between Ottawa and Toronto is cancelled on Tuesday, marking the sixth consecutive day of service disruption since protesters began blocking a rail line near Belleville, Ont..... Canada sent two airplanes to China have now arrived retrieving Canadian citizens to Trenton Air Force Base from Wuhan China... Ottawa’s mean temperature for January, as measured at the airport, was -6.4 C, about 38 per cent warmer than the “normal” average of -10.3 C.......A national ban on many single-use plastics is on track for next year, Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says, after a government report concluded that there is more than enough evidence proving plastic pollution is harmful.....The 1000 Islands Regatta and Festival is no longer on the Hydroplane Racing League (HRL) schedule, leaving in doubt what shape one of Brockville’s summer highlights will take.....Ontario health officials announced that a “presumptive case” of coronavirus is confirmed at Toronto’s Sunnybrook hospital..... Milk recall !! The recall involves Sealtest brand products, including skim milk, one per cent, two per cent, and 3.25 per cent milk in various container volumes with best before dates of Feb. 8, 2020..... Two Mississauga men are facing charges, and more are expected against an inmate at Collins Bay Institution, from Ontario Provincial Police and Kingston Police after officers intercepted a drone drop at the federal prison..... Brooke Henderson finishes third at the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions .... The St Lawrence Seaway has increased its tolls for 2020 by 2 %.... The Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands has agreed to rezone the Rockport Boat Line’s property to allow it to build a new 190-square-metre dock.....Canada wins gold at World's Jr Hockey Championship... The absence of surface ice in the St Lawrence Seaway and on Lake Ontario and the end of the navigation season is prompting a drawdown on water levels..... Majority of Canadians believe food prices are rising faster than their income....Augusta Township has given the green light to a rezoning application that permits a $115-million water park development on Merwin Lane near Prescott..... Farm Boy is adding 10 new stores including two in Ottawa.... The New York Restaurant in Brockville has been purchased by the Georgian Dragon Ale and Pub and will close on December 24 2019 after being in business for 89 years... The International Joint Commission (IJC) announced its plans to start letting more water from the St Lawrence Fiver and Lake Ontario out of the dam at Cornwall... Canopy Growth Corp.’s CEO Mark Zekulin is calling on the Ontario government to immediately commit to opening more retail stores across the province, as the industry reels from declining revenues, weak sales, falling prices and an inventory pile-up..... Dean Foods, America's largest milk producer, is filing for bankruptcy..... Hockey Night personality Don Cherry has been fired by Sportsnet following remarks he made about new Toronto citizens not wearing poppies.... Canadian pork and beef exports to China resuming, says Trudeau.... Merrickville Wolford has won bragging rights as being Canada’s Prettiest Village after winning a Communities in Bloom contest for 2019..... Houses in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark have the highest concentration of cancer-causing radon gas in the country.... 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.... 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 Jim 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 federal government is putting $4.8 million into the Port of Johnstown to alleviate lags and bottlenecks at the Eastern Ontario shipping hub....

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Page Updated - Tuesday March 31, 2020

Did you know that the name "Ontario" comes from the 
Iroquois word "Kanadario" meaning "sparkling water."

and that the Aboriginal people who lived in this area
called the St Lawrence River - " the river that walks "

Give plants fertilizer and they will grow
Give children emotional security.... and they will blossom
Give adults encouragement  and trust .... and there will be peace

  Eastern  Ontario FarmGate producers are selling their 2019 products - there are  fresh eggs, chickens, geese, maple syrup products, apples, potting and bedding plants, and value added products  --- we encourage you to   get out and visit the farmers' markets and farmgates in Eastern Ontario

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