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March 26, 2020

NORTH GRENVILLE – All thirteen municipalities within the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville are implementing a TOTAL OPEN-AIR BURN BAN.

“In support of a County-wide protective measure for all first responders, the North Grenville Fire Service is implementing a complete burn ban in the Municipality of North Grenville effective immediately,” said North Grenville Fire Chief John Okum.

The burn ban will remain until further notice.

The ban applies to all open-air fires including agricultural burns, brush piles, burn barrels, campfires, chimeneas, cooking fires, consumer fireworks, incinerators and other types of outdoor burning, but does not include cooking appliances with a mechanical shutoff, i.e. propane or natural gas cooking equipment.

Due to the concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19, social distancing imperatives and the importance of protecting the health, safety and well-being of the Municipality and Counties’ volunteer firefighters, an open-air burn ban has been adopted as a precautionary measure to avoid any additional strain on the fire services at this time.

“The North Grenville Fire Service is committed to providing and maintaining effective and efficient emergency responses within our communities. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we cope with this unprecedented situation,” stated Chief Okum.

“The Municipality recognizes current burning conditions would not typically warrant a complete burn ban.  However, during these extraordinary times, these measures are required to lower the risk of fire to every extent possible, as well as reduce the burden on our largely volunteer fire fighters,” Mayor Nancy Peckford emphasized.

“We understand these heightened precautions may pose some inconvenience,” added Councillor Strackerjan, Liaison for Emergency & Protective Services, “but they have been implemented to support our emergency personnel and, ultimately, help fight the spread of COVID-19.

The fire ban comes a day after the declaration by Mayor Nancy Peckford of a local emergency in North Grenville, at the recommendation of the Municipality’s Emergency Control Group. It is part of a series of measures being taken to protect the citizens of North Grenville, emergency responders and front-line employees.    

For more information related to the Coronavirus please visit: www.northgrenville.ca/coronavirus.

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March 26, 2020

NORTH GRENVILLE - Playgrounds and sports fields in North Grenville are now closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

March 25, 2020, 4:00 pm

North Grenville - Mayor Nancy Peckford has declared a State of Emergency for the Municipality of North Grenville in support of provincial efforts. This decision is unanimously supported by Municipal Council and the Emergency Control Group.

March 24, 2020

North Grenville – In response to ongoing developments related to COVID-19 (coronavirus), including the closure of non-essential businesses, North Grenville Mayor Nancy Peckford and Council have announced financial relief measures for residents and businesses. 

March 24, 2020

North Grenville - The North Grenville Police Services Board would like to direct residents and businesses on the steps being taken by the OPP to limit the risk of transmission of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

PLEASE NOTE: Change of Location! During the Municipal Centre closure, well water sample drop-off has been changed to 50 Empress Drive, Kemptville. There is a sample drop-off cooler and you can also pick-up a test kit. This is a private residence. Please do not knock or ring the doorbell.  If you have any questions, please call our offices at 613-258-9569. Your cooperation is appreciated.

**Drinking water samples will not be accepted on the following days: Thursday April 9, 2020 and Friday April 10, 2020 due to Easter holidays. If you have concerns about your water quality, contact your local public health unit.

Rideau Valley Conservation Authority - Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook & Updated Flood Watch

In an effort to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19 in the community, the Municipality of North Grenville made the decision to cancel events and meetings at the Municipal Centre.

March 17, 2020, 5:00 pm

NORTH GRENVILLE – Earlier today, March 17th, the Government of Ontario declared a State of Emergency in an effort to enhance measures to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

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