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We remain under a heat warning for a third straight day. You can expect another hot and humid day, with a chance of thundershowers late this afternoon or evening. The high is expected to be 28 degrees but it will feel more like 33 with the humidity. If you’re looking to escape the heat, four […]

The NHL continues to formulate plans for a possible return this summer. The league has advised teams to prepare for a roster of 28 players and an unlimited number of goaltenders for training camp and the playoffs. Several general managers say they were told that would be the anticipated roster limit. Each team is limited […]

May 28 Mainly clear 20° Winds S 6 km/h   Heat Warning   Today: Mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness with periods of rain beginning this afternoon. Risk of a thunderstorm. Wind SW 30-50 km/h. High 28. Humidex 33. UV index 8 or very high.   Tonight: Cloudy with some showers. Wind SW 30-50 km/h. Low 19. […]

A heatwave that’s gripped the area is expected to continue today. We are under a heat warning and Environment Canada is calling for temperatures to hover around 32 degrees  today with a humidex of 37. The agency says the high temperatures will likely last into tomorrow before a cold front moves in at the end […]

The NHL will abandon the rest of the regular season and go straight into the playoffs with 24 teams instead of 16 if it is able to resume play. The decision, announced Tuesday by Commissioner Gary Bettman, is not a guarantee that games are coming back. The NHL and the NHL Players’ Association must still […]

May 27 Clear 20° Winds SW 3 km/h   Today: Sunny. High 32. Humidex 38. UV index 9 or very high.   Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 20.   Thurs: A mix of sun and cloud. Slight chance of showers or a thunderstorm late in the afternoon. High 27. Humidex 32. UV index 9 or very […]

The Renfrew County and district health unit is discouraging residents from hosting or visiting a yard sale during the covid 19 pandemic. In a tweet over the weekend, the health unit said these types of sales make it difficult for proper physical distancing and hand hygiene. It went on to say that people should also […]

The NHL is hoping to move to Phase 2 of its return-to-play protocol early next month. That includes opening practice facilities and allowing small group workouts. Six players will be allowed in team facilities at one time for the voluntary workouts. No on-ice coaching or instruction is permitted. A 22-page memo detailing the plan stresses […]

May 26 Mainly clear 16° Winds SE 2 km/h   Today: Mainly sunny. Winds becoming SW 20-40 km/h late morning. High 31. Humidex 37. UV index 8 or very high.   Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 18.   Wed: A mix of sun and cloud. High 31. Humidex 37.   Thurs: A mix of sun and […]

The cause is unknown after fire crews battled a grass blaze in Drummond North Elmsley on Saturday. The incident happened on Saturday afternoon on Drummond Concession 1 between Perth and Franktown. ==================== The OPP stopped a G2 driver going 153 kilometres an hour in an 80 zone in Ottawa On Sunday, officers stopped the driver, […]

Brad Keselowski extended Jimmie Johnson’s losing streak to 102 races, holding off the seven-time NASCAR champion in overtime early yesterday in the Coca-Cola 600. Keselowski started in the back of the field, worked his way to the front at Charlotte Motor Speedway and gambled in not pitting when caution stopped Chase Elliott from winning with […]

May 25 Light rain 18° Winds S 0 km/h   Today: A few showers ending late this morning then a mix of sun and cloud. High 26. Humidex 31. UV index 8 or very high.   Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 16.   Tues: A mix of sun and cloud. Slight chance of showers in the […]

The provincial labour  ministry is investigating an LRT  job-site incident near the airport. Five workers, on phase two of the project, were in a rebar shell  when it collapsed around mid morning yesterday. One person was treated on the scene by paramedics, the other four were taken to hospital. Although there were no life threatening […]

The NHL is taking a major step toward formulating the remainder of their season. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the NHL Players’ Association’s executive board is voting on a 24-team playoff proposal as they return to play format. Results of the vote could be in as soon as tonight. […]

May 22 Clear 9° Winds SW 12 km/h   Today: Sunny. High 27. UV index 8 or very high.   Tonight: Clear. Low 11.   Sat: Sunny. High 25.   Sun: A mix of sun and cloud. Low 12. High 26.   Mon: A mix of sun and cloud with some showers. Low 15. High […]

The Leeds Grenville and Lanark health district is reporting one new lab confirmed case of covid 19, along with one new death There are now 336 cases and 49 deaths in the region The medical officer of health said the cases are now slowing in the area ==================== Three homes in Almonte have been destroyed […]

CFL fans won’t see their teams back on the field for at least three and a half more months. Yesterday the Canadian Football League announced the 2020 season wouldn’t start until September at the earliest. The league commissioner says the format of a shortened season is still under discussion. The C-F-L also says the Grey […]

May 21 Clear 10° Winds SW 4 km/h   Today: Sunny. High 23. UV index 8 or very high.   Tonight: Clear. Low 8.   Fri: Sunny. High 26.   Sat: Mainly sunny. Low 13. High 26.   Sun: A mix of sun and cloud. Low 12. High 25.   Mon: Cloudy with showers. Low […]

A driver has been charged with stunt driving. A Grenville OPP officer used Lidar (laser speed device) to clock the car at 192 km/h on the 416 in the Spencerville area. The G2 driver wlll have a day in court to learn his fine and any other penalties. The drivers licence is suspended and car […]

A limited number of NFL teams are reopening their training facilities, while many are prohibited by government restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic. Commissioner Roger Goodell gave the 32 clubs the go-ahead for limited re-openings on Tuesday, as long as state and local municipalities allow them. Coaching staffs and all players, except those undergoing injury rehab, […]

May 20 Clear 8° Winds E 5 km/h   Today: Sunny. High 23. UV index 8 or very high.   Tonight: Clear. Low 8.   Thurs: Mainly sunny. High 23.   Fri: Sunny. Low 7. High 25.   Sat: Sunny. Low 9. High 25.   Sun: A mix of sun and cloud with a chance […]

It’s back to work for some Ontario businesses that have been closed for two months to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The province is starting the first stage of its economic reopening today, giving the green light to retailers, some sports centres, vehicle dealerships and other businesses to resume business — but not necessarily […]

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has given the go ahead for professional sports teams in the state to play without spectators soon. The Democratic governor said Monday that sports could return in the “first week or so of June without spectators and modifications and very prescriptive conditions.” That is extremely welcome news for teams, who were […]

May 18 Clear 8° Winds NE 7 km/h   Today: A mix of sun and cloud. High 19. UV index 8 or very high.   Tonight: Mainly clear. Low 7.   Wed: Sunny. High 23. UV index 8 or very high.   Thurs: Mainly sunny. Low 7. High 25.   Fri: Sunny. Low 8. High […]

Two more deaths from covid -19  have been reported in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark. 48 people have now died – 45 of them in long term care home. There are 6 current covid-19 related outbreaks in long-term care facilities. The public health unit says there are now 326 confirmed cases in the area with 62 […]