Be Tick Smart during the Hunting Season

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit

(LEEDS-GRENVILLE, ON) – Hunting season is upon us and the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit would like to remind those enjoying hunting activities to be aware that they also share the great outdoors with ticks that can make them sick. Lyme disease is caused by being bitten by an infected tick. In Leeds, Grenville and Lanark, we have several different types of ticks. Lyme disease is caused by the bite of an infected black-legged tick (also known as deer ticks). There is an increasing number of areas where ticks carrying Lyme disease are found. Lyme disease is regularly found within our geographic area of Leeds, Grenville and Lanark. – to read more>

Clark Condemns Inaction on Developmental Disabilities

MPP Steve Clark, Leeds-Grenville

MPP Steve Clark, Leeds-Grenville

by Michael Jiggins, Executive Assistant to Steve Clark, MPP, Leeds-Grenville

Wynne Government Ignores Pleas to Establish Select Committee

(BROCKVILLE) – Four months after all three parties agreed on a plan to get Ontarians with developmental disabilities the help they need, Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark said it’s shameful the Wynne government has failed to act.

“I’ve met with local agencies and families, so I know how desperate the need is to develop a strategy to assist developmentally disabled Ontarians with issues ranging from inclusion in society and the workplace to housing and supports for aging parents,” said Clark. – to read more>

Junior Ploughing Match Brings Out the Best

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by Lorraine Payette, written September 4, 2013

(LANSDOWNE, ON) – The Modler farm in Lansdowne was roaring with tractors as ploughs split the soil and opened the earth on August 30. Thirty-six young drivers were participating in a good natured competition between Leeds and Grenville as the 4-H held its Junior Ploughing Match, coinciding with the 100th Anniversary of the International Ploughing Match.

“It isn’t a good day for ploughing,” said Caleb Carmichael, 11, as he turned clods to help straighten a line. “The soil is too dry, and has a lot of clay. The ploughs aren’t heavy enough to break through, and you need at least two men standing on them to make the split.” – to read more>

Wind Power Companies Cashing In Even When Turbines Stand Idle

by Michael Jiggins, written September 12, 2013


(QUEEN’S PARK) – The Wynne government’s green energy folly reached a new low this week when it was revealed wind turbine companies are being paid not to produce power, said Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark.

“This sums up what a debacle and an utter failure the McGuinty-Wynne energy policies have been,” said Clark. “If the mess they’ve made of the province’s electricity sector weren’t sending people’s hydro bills through the roof and costing us good-paying jobs, it would be a joke.” – to read more>

Health Unit Lifts Heat Alert

Susan Healey, Communications Co-ordinator – CPHC – September 12, 2013

(LEEDS-GRENVILLE, ON) – The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit has lifted the Heat Alert for the tri-county area effective today. Temperatures are expected to become seasonal once again. The Health Unit will continue to monitor weather conditions.

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Health Unit issues Heat Alert

Written September 10, 2013

(LEEDS-GRENVILLE, ONTARIO) Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, has issued a Heat Alert because of the high heat and humidity that is in the forecast for this week. Temperatures and humidex levels are expected to be high today and tomorrow. A combination of heat and high humidity can be hazardous to your health. Conditions during high heat and humidity have the potential to cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and in some cases death. – to read more>

TI Gananoque Chamber of Commerce Holding Breakfast Session

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by Lorraine Payette, written August 9, 2013

(GANANOQUE, ONTARIO) The 1,000 Islands Gananoque Chamber of Commerce is set to unveil its latest Agenda. Joining Chamber President Joseph Baptista will be dignitaries MP Gord Brown and MPP Steve Clark (Leeds-Grenville) as the Chamber unveils their plans for the upcoming year. – to read more>

Put Physiotherapy Changes On Hold, Clark Tells Health Minister



( BROCKVILLE ) – Looming cuts to physiotherapy services for seniors, in particular those in long-term care and retirement residences, should be put on hold until the impact can be fully measured, said Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark. – to read more>