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  • Local Health Units Announce Regional Approach to Mandatory Masks
    Local health units announced a regional approach to mandatory masks. In Leeds, Grenville and Lanark, this Instruction will require businesses to adopt a policy to ensure facial coverings/masks are worn inside enclosed public spaces. This will come into effect July 7, at 12:01am. This is an added measure to the existing public…
  • Parks Canada Suspends Visitor Services along Rideau Canal
    Information Bulletin SUSPENSION OF VISITOR SERVICES ALONG THE RIDEAU CANAL CONTINUES OVER VICTORIA DAY LONG WEEKEND SMITHS FALLS, ONTARIO, May 15, 2020 – Parks Canada is reminding everyone in Ontario that visitor services and vehicle access continue to be suspended at all national parks, national historic sites, heritage canals and…
  • Valley Heartland just announced that NEW funding will be available Friday, May 15th
    On Friday, May 15th, Valley Heartland CFDC will announce NEW Funding available through the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) As our Chamber office has received many concerns from our businesses regarding the strict federal subsidy criteria and lack of funding for seasonal, small and sole-proprietor businesses. We are sending you this email to…
  • Consider the Views before Enjoying the Cottage View
    With the nicer weather here, it is tempting to head out to a cottage. It may seem like a great place to retreat to for COVID-19 self-isolation. But before heading out, the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit would like everyone to really think through their decision.  “Consider the…
  • Declaration of Emergency Extended While Ontario Gradually Reopens the Economy
    New legislation will allow for more virtual or remote transactions during COVID-19 TORONTO — The Ontario government is extending the Declaration of Emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. This additional time will ensure the province has the necessary tools and health care capacity to contain COVID-19, while gradually…
  • Fishing and boating on your mind this weekend? - Health Unit reminds you to be safe
    Local people often look forward to pike and pickerel fishing as well as getting out on the water to enjoy the many lakes and rivers in the area. Because of this, some local municipalities/cities/towns are opening their boat launches this weekend. Check your local area website for information on which…
  • Ontario Supports Job Creators as People Start Returning to Work
    Government continues to prepare for the next stages of reopening the economy TORONTO — As people gradually begin returning to work, the Ontario government continues preparing for the next phase of restarting the provincial economy through the implementation of its Framework for Reopening our Province. At the same time, the government…
  • Lanark County Agencies Collaborate to Provide Housing for Vulnerable Amid COVID-19
    In true Lanark County style, numerous partners have come together to provide an important housing service for those in need during the COVID-19 crisis. A collaboration of community agencies has developed and is staffing temporary self-isolation centres in two communities for people in precarious housing situations. One is for individuals…
  • Certain Businesses Allowed to Reopen Under Strict Safety Guidelines
    Steady Decrease in COVID-19 Cases Required Before Beginning Next Stage of Reopening TORONTO ― The Ontario government is allowing certain businesses and workplaces to reopen as long as they comply with strict public health measures and operate safely during the COVID-19 outbreak. Those permitted to start up include seasonal businesses…
  • 10 Ways Your Library is Still Here for You
    Hard copy library books may be out of the question right now, but as the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy says; “Don’t panic.” The Perth Union Library and its staff are still here for you, even if it is from a socially appropriate distance! Wondering how to use our resources,…
  • Opening of the Boat Launch
    The Township is re-opening the public boat launch today, April 30, 2020.
  • More Frontline Workers Eligible for Emergency Child Care
    The Ontario government is further expanding the list of essential workers eligible to receive free emergency childcare during the COVID-19 outbreak. Those who will benefit include people who work in the food supply chain, retirement homes, grocery stores and pharmacies, and certain federal employees, including the military. Read the full…
  • Uncovering the Facts on Face Coverings
    Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit The Government of Canada has recommended the use of face coverings when physical distancing (2m/6ft apart) is difficult to maintain and has mandated that all air passengers use them during travel. With this in mind, now is a good time to uncover the…
  • Tennyson Road Reconstruction
    The Province of Ontario’s List of Essential Workplaces identifies critical infrastructure repair of roads as essential work.  Drummond/North Elmsley Township will be starting the reconstruction of Tennyson Road the week of April 20.  Culvert replacements and ditching will take place first followed by pulverizing and resurfacing of the 14.7 kilometres…
  • Staying Active during the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit Physical activity is good for the body, mind and soul. During times of stress, physical activity helps us cope with life challenges. It is okay to go outdoors for a walk, run, or bike ride if you are not under quarantine or in…
  • Social Services Relief Fund Application Available
    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Province of Ontario has provided relief funding to Social Services to help support those most in need. As part of Lanark County’s allocation, an emergency rent/mortgage bank has been set up to assist County residents who are behind in their rent/ mortgage and…
  • Essential Service List of Businesses Updated
    After declaring a State of Emergency due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Province modified its Essential Service list of businesses on Friday April 3rd and now excludes some residential construction projects. With the new regulations, work can begin or continue on construction projects where a building permit had been…
  • COVID-19 Update - April 2
    During this COVID-19 pandemic, the Township of Drummond/North Elmsley is focused on the delivery of essential municipal services while protecting the health and safety of our staff. We are also tracking news releases to ensure residents have access to reliable information. This week we are reducing the staff presence at…
  • CC's on the Rideau Providing Easter Dinner To Those In Need
    Easter dinner, in the spirit of caring and community, will be cooked and delivered by CC's on the Rideau  to people in financial need or in a state of isolation throughout the day on Sunday April 12, 2020. The meals will be cooked in their commercial kitchen by their talented…
  • Valley Heartland COVID-19 Resiliency Response
    A message from Valley Heartland regarding COVID-19 support for local businesses On March 16th, 2020, to help weather the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic on local small and medium-sized businesses, Valley Heartland reduced lending rates to prime, developed a simplified application, and waived all app and admin fees on loans…
  • Lanark County OPP Detachment Weekly News
    March 23-30, 2020 (LANARK COUNTY, ON) – Between Monday, March 23 and Monday, March 30, 2020 officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 273 calls for service. The calls included: Motor Vehicle Collisions Total: 8 Including: Car / Deer: 4 Parking Lots: 3…
  • Ontario Extends Emergency Declaration to Stop the Spread of COVID-19
    March 30, 2020 All Outdoor Recreational Amenities across Province Now Closed TORONTO — In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people home, the Government of Ontario has extended the Declaration of Emergency and associated emergency measures, including the closure of non-essential workplaces and restrictions on social…
  • OPP Tips For Businesses Closing Due To COVID-19
    March 25, 2020 Remove all valuables from storefront displays Remove all cash from tills and leave open with the cash tray out and visibly empty Ensure alarm systems are working and all contact lists are up-to-date Post on doors/windows that the premises are monitored by an alarm company and that…
  • Building Department is Open With Some Limitations
    March 23, 2020 In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Township of Drummond North Elmsley has closed the Municipal Office to the public until further notice. Building permits and inspections are still being provided subject to some limitations. The Building Department continues to support construction projects in the Township and…
  • Slowing the Spread of COVID-19 While Grocery Shopping
    Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit - MEDIA RELEASE Together, we can slow the spread of COVID-19 by making a conscious effort to keep a physical distance between each other when we have to go out in public. Public Health is working with our food stores to ensure this…
  • COVID-19 Update - March 20
    Friday, March 20, 2020 The Township of Drummond/North Elmsley activated its Emergency Management Community Control Group (CCG) last week. The CCG meets at least weekly to review the latest guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada and relevant local, provincial and federal health authorities. We are working to ensure…
  • COVID-19 Update - March 17
    Ontario Premier Doug Ford has declared a state of emergency in the province as it looks to combat the spread of COVID-19 and prevent coronavirus from overwhelming its health-care system. Read the full CBC article.
  • COVID-19 Update - March 16
    The Township of Drummond/North Elmsley continues to follow instructions from the Public Health Authorities to limit the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Effective immediately the Township has implemented these measures until further notice: Public access to Township-owned buildings (Municipal Office, Drummond Hall and Garage and Ferguson Falls Hall) will not…
  • COVID-19 Update - March 13
    Dr. Paula Stewart, the Medical Officer of Health for Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Health Unit has issued a statement on preparation and preventative measures that the Health Unit and the community is taking in relation to COVID-19. Currently the risk in in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark area continues to…