3rd Annual GDHS Chilli Fest Coming on February 1

Senor LaLa and Chiquita Chihuahua overwhelmingly support the GDHS Chilli Fest!

Senor LaLa and Chiquita Chihuahua overwhelmingly support the GDHS Chilli Fest!

by Lorraine Payette

Listen up, you chilli chefs and aficionados, it’s going to get hot, hot, HOT! for the Gananoque and District Humane Society’s (GDHS) 3rd annual Chilli Cook-Off and Festival to be held at the Lansdowne Recreation Centre, 1 Jesse Street, on Saturday, February 1.

The Shelter is looking for chilli, chilli and MORE chilli!

“If you have it, we want it,” said Arlene Massey of GDHS. “Hot or mild, extra meaty, vegetarian, exotic – any kind of homemade chilli. We have categories for everyone. And the judges will be the general public, so we really will know who makes the best chilli around.” – to read more>

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MPPs Team Up With Insurance Bureau on CO Detectors Donation

The Insurance Bureau of Canada donated 65 carbon monoxide detectors to the City of Brockville Fire Department on Tuesday, January 14 in an event to promote the use of the life-saving devices and passage of PC MPP Ernie Hardeman's Private Member's Bill mandating them for all Ontario residences. Pictured from the left are: Brockville City Councillor Mike Kalivas, Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark, Oxford MPP Ernie Hardeman, Brockville Fire Chief Chris Dwyre and Doug DeRabbie of the Insurance Bureau of Canada.

The Insurance Bureau of Canada donated 65 carbon monoxide detectors to the City of Brockville Fire Department on Tuesday, January 14 in an event to promote the use of the life-saving devices and passage of PC MPP Ernie Hardeman’s Private Member’s Bill mandating them for all Ontario residences. Pictured from the left are: Brockville City Councillor Mike Kalivas, Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark, Oxford MPP Ernie Hardeman, Brockville Fire Chief Chris Dwyre and Doug DeRabbie of the Insurance Bureau of Canada.

by Michael Jiggins, Executive Assistant to Steve Clark, MPP, Leeds-Grenville, written January 14, 2014

(BROCKVILLE) – Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark, MPP Ernie Hardeman (Oxford) and Doug DeRabbie from the Insurance Bureau of Canada teamed up today to help the Brockville Fire Department make carbon monoxide detectors available to more city residents and raise awareness they will soon be required in all homes.

“You can’t see, smell or taste carbon monoxide; the only way to know if this deadly gas is in your home is by having a detector,” said Clark. “I want to thank the Insurance Bureau of Canada for making this donation to help protect the people of Brockville.” – to read more>

Health Unit Reminds You to Be Cautious During Cold Weather

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by Joan Mays, Manager of Community Health Protection, written January 6, 2014

(Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit) The Leeds Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit would like to remind everyone to take appropriate precautions during the predicted extreme wind chill overnight and tomorrow.

Cold weather can cause very serious health conditions and even death. With a wind chill of -25oC or colder, unprotected skin can freeze in as little as10-30 minutes, and the risk of developing hypothermia is very high. During very cold weather, everyone is at risk, however the elderly, infants and children, people taking certain prescription medications, and people with pre-existing health conditions are in greater danger. There is also an increased risk of hypothermia for outdoor workers and people living without adequate heat or shelter. – to read more>