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Burn Ban has been lifted as of Wednesday, April 21st, 2021 at 8:30 am.

April 20, 2021

NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – Mayor Nancy Peckford issued the following statement for National Volunteer Week 2021:

National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize and thank the incredible volunteers in our community, who have dedicated and contributed countless hours in helping to make our community stronger.

While this past year was different in the way we could contribute, we saw our community step up during challenging times and support one another.

We saw so many go above and beyond to work together for the greater collective good and to help neighbours, strangers and each other.

Some delivered groceries, drove seniors to appointments, conducted online auctions and other COVID-safe efforts to fundraise for important charitable organizations in North Grenville. 

And of course, our dedicated Volunteer Firefighters stepped up repeatedly to serve  in very challenging circumstances, going above and beyond to respond to those in crisis. 

This year’s theme, ‘The Value of One, The Power of Many’, reflects the awe-inspiring acts of kindness and the importance of our individual actions, while working together towards a collective purpose.

On behalf of my Council colleagues, and all of North Grenville, I want to recognize and thank all of the incredible volunteers in the community for all their selfless service. This community continues to show what we can accomplish wi to compassion, creativity and collaboration.

Watch Mayor Peckford’s video here: 

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For more Information Contact:
Jill Sturdy, Corporate Media Relations Officer

613-258-9569 ext. 168

April 16, 2021

NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – Outdoor recreational amenities will be closed effective April 17 at 12:01 am as a result of the additional restrictions announced by the provincial government today.

This includes sports fields, tennis courts and the skate park. Playgrounds will remain open. 

“My Council colleagues and I understand this is a challenging and uncertain time, and additional restrictions are not always welcome news, but they are necessary short-term measures to further slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford.

The Municipal Trails remain open at this time so long as social distancing is maintained and residents only explore with members of their own household.

“As Mayor, my number one priority is to keep the community safe. The provincial Stay-at Home Order requires everyone to stay home as much as possible. When you leave your home for essentials, follow public health guidelines and protocols,” added Mayor Peckford.

For more information on the provincial Stay-at-Home Order and additional restrictions visit:

For Municipal updates related to COVID-19 visit:

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Jill Sturdy, Corporate Media Relations Officer
Municipality of North Grenville
613-258-9569 ext.168

April 16, 2021

NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – Mayor Nancy Peckford and members of Council are inviting residents to an online Community Mental Health Forum for parents and caregivers of school-aged children.  

The Forum is intended to respond to the growing concern about children’s mental health as a result of the pandemic and ongoing disruptions to regular routines.

The event is free, and will be held via ZOOM on Thursday, April 22 at 7:00 – 8:30 pm.

“With the recent announcement that schools will be shut down and reverting to virtual learning (only) and given the severity of the third wave in Ontario, we are hearing from many parents and care-givers who are quite concerned about the mental health of their kids, and families generally,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford.

“This Community Mental Health Forum will feature seasoned mental health professionals and advocates from well-respected organizations who will share their expertise working with school-aged kids in these pandemic times. We also hope it can help address the anxiety that countless parents and care-givers are currently feeling,” added Mayor Peckford.

Speakers include, Lisa Livingston and Cheryl Gaumont, Counselling Therapists with the Children’s Mental Health of Leeds and Grenville, Diane Oxborough, Program Manager of Parent’s Lifeline of Eastern Ontario (PLEO), and Chuck LeBlanc from Kemptville Stress Relief Centre.

To participate in the event, please email with your name to to obtain the ZOOM link. Questions can also be submitted anonymously ahead of time.The event an also be livestreamed here: 


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Community Mental Health Supports:

Children’s Mental Health of Leeds and Grenville: 613-498-4844 |
Parent’s Lifeline of Eastern Ontario (PLEO):
Family & Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds, & Grenville: 1-855-667-2726 |
Children’s Mental Health Crisis Line (24 Hours): 1-866-281-2911
Kids Help Phone (24 Hours): 1-800-668-6868 | TEXT 686868
Kemptville Stress Relief Centre:
Juniper Counselling Centre:
Kemptville Pride:


For More Information Contact:
Jill Sturdy, Corporate Media Relations Officer

613-258-9569 ext. 168

Please be advised that Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) will be carrying out its 2021 annual vegetation control program within North Grenville.

April 9, 2021

NORTH GRENVILLE, ON - Mayor Nancy Peckford issued the following statement on the passing of Prince Philip.

April 9, 2021

Dear North Grenville:

I know many of you are disheartened by the events that transpired at South Branch Bistro in Kemptville this evening. To convene an unlawful gathering that is a flagrant violation of public health protocols during a provincial State of Emergency is extremely disappointing, and irresponsible.

April, 8, 2021

NORTH GRENVILLE, ON - Mayor Nancy Peckford and Council issued the following statement on COVID-19 Provincial restrictions.

Yesterday afternoon, Council learned of a ‘Mask Burning’ event being organized by the group, No More Lockdowns. This event is scheduled to take place this evening at the site of one of our local businesses in Kemptville.  With news of this event, I and other members of Council received many messages from concerned residents and business leaders who are worried about the implications of such an event. 

Concerning Committee of Adjustment Applications A-02-21 & A-03-21

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