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Tuesday October 27, 2020

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 EU removes Canada from its list of countries whose residents can visit amid COVID-19 pandemic....Greenfield Global is planning to produce 100 million litres in Johnstown of various grades of high-purity alcohols per year at the company’s plant in Johnstown. The $75-million investment is being bolstered by $2 million from the provincial government’s Ontario Together Fund..... Ottawa sewage shows ‘alarming’ spike in COVID-19 virus....The Kingston Startek building will be closing down October 30. Work will be all internet and working done from home....The Upper Canada District School Board announced that all students in Grades 9 to 12 will not have to write exams all school year, citing ongoing pressures arising from the COVID-19 pandemic..... Re COVID 19... Brockville Country Club cancels their Curling Season...Coronavirus can remain infectious on bank notes for weeks .... Quebecers urged to put social gatherings on hold for 28 days....Ontario reduces bar hours, shutters strip clubs.In Eastern Ontario, the temperature is predicted to be above normal and precipitation will be normal for this time of year.... A Pembrooke high school has been ordered to close after three staff members tested positive for COVID-19.... Farmers in Eastern Ontario are reporting that this year the crops are growing well... Brooke Henderson finishes 3nd after the 3rd round at the KPMG Championship at Newton Sq PA.... Six people associated' with five Ottawa schools have been diagnosed with COVID-19, Ottawa medical officer of health Vera Etches said....International travellers who are required by law to self-isolate after entering Canada have been caught out in public settings ignoring quarantine rules........ Fishing seems to be now rated as the latest most sought hobby.... The Upper Canada District School Board says that remote learning students will learn in real-time alongside their peers by watching a live stream of the classroom lessons.and have their own teacher... The Ontario governement will build and update new correctional facilities in Brockville and Kemptville ... Erin O’Toole is the new leader of the Conservative Party, wins on third ballot....3M to make critical N95 masks at Brockville, Ont., plant.... The CFL has cancelled its 2020 seasson.... Eastern Ontario farmers say their crops for vegetables are ripening two weeks before normal... Ontario will unlock $500 million to improve ventilation systems and to ensure physical distancing in schools.....The Brockville Railway Tunnel will reopen to the public Friday August 14 .... Ontario’s Landlord and Tenant Board is set to begin processing thousands of eviction applications as pressure from tenant advocacy groups to try and extend a ban on evictions continues to mount amid the COVID-19 pandemic.... COVID-19: Majority of Ontario, including Ottawa, to enters Stage 3 economic reopening.... July 2019 to June 2020 was tied as the warmest 12 months on record. That is +1.39°C above preindustrial levels and rapidly closing in on 1.5°C. .... Its wear a mask time in public indoor spaces in Eastern Ontario .... Canada Border Closed For Most Foreign Travellers Until At Least Aug 31..... Air Canada suspends its Kingston to Toronto route.... Gananoque will close part of their King Street to allow more patio restaurants this summer....Buds on the Bay in Brockville has decided to permanently close.... Trudeau says that he will extend the CERB Assistance Program until the end of the summer.... Eastern Ontario is opening into Stage 3 COVID-19 starting July 17 ..... Canadian military exposes extremely troubling conditions in Ontario long-term-care homes.... Gas prices in Eastern Ontario increase to around 99 cents per litre.... Trudeau pledges $252 million to help Canada's agriculture and food industries..... The Township of Rideau Lakes has voted to reopen most of its public boat launches.... Ottawa's Trillium Line O-Train is expected to be offline for the next two years as construction begins on May 3, 2020 on a $1.6-billion 16-kilometre extension..... After cutbacks of 44 staff at Canopy Growth in Smith Falls, the company still has about 1500 people employed there... Canadian government immediately closes market for 1500 types of assault style weapons... . All residents of Gananoque received gifts of gloves and paper masks along with detailed instructions on how to use and dispose of them, from the town..... The COVID-19 pandemic delivered another body blow to tourism in the Thousand Islands recently as the federal government ordered tour boats to stay off the river until at least July 1.... The Dairy Farmers of Canada said in a statement lthat the last thing anyone wants to see is milk being discarded, but the drop in demand for some products, as well as supply chain issues, have left farmers with little choice..... Internet shopping and curbside pickup is beginning to restore retail sales .... 1000 Island RV Centre in Gananoque is offering travel trailers like this one to front-line workers who need to self-isolate away from their families during the COVID-19 pandemic..... Smiths Falls has directed its police and bylaw officers to patrol the streets to make sure everybody is following new emergency orders enacted by the province..... Ontario predicts a mortality of between 3,000 and 15,000 during the life of the COVID-19 Pandemic... The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit reports that two older people, a man and a woman, with underlying health problems living in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark area have died from infection with COVID-19.... 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.... 21 residents of a Bobcaygeon, Ont., nursing home died amid a COVID-19 outbreak there .... 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.... 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... NBA closes its season because one player was found to have Corona Virus ... Gibbons Family Farm, one of Eastern Ontario's biggest maple syrup producer, is closing its doors after 25 years in the business..... Bioindustry network coming to Brockville..... 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..... 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.....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..... Hockey Night personality Don Cherry has been fired by Sportsnet following remarks he made about new Toronto citizens not wearing poppies.... Merrickville Wolford has won bragging rights as being Canada’s Prettiest Village after winning a Communities in Bloom contest for 2019..... 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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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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