Committee Appointment: Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee

November 4, 2021

Lennox and Addington County invites applications from residents interested in being considered for appointment to the Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee.

The Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee is dedicated to identifying barriers and improving accessibility and opportunities for people with disabilities. Committee members are appointed for a two-year term. County Council will appoint members to fill the following vacancy:

EORN Seeks Members for Board of Directors

September 8, 2021

(September 7, 2021) - The Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) is currently seeking applications from the public to serve on their Board of Directors. Eastern Ontario residents who want to contribute to the economic and technological advancement of the region are encouraged to apply.

Media Release: Eastern Ontario Officials Respond to Provincial Broadband Funding

July 19, 2021

Elected officials across Eastern Ontario are hopeful that the Government of Ontario’s new $4-billion broadband program will help deliver Gig level speeds across the region.

County of Lennox and Addington receives the 2021 Esri Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award

July 13, 2021

SAN DIEGO, Esri User Conference – July 13, 2021 – Esri Canada congratulates the County of Lennox and Addington for receiving the 2021 Esri Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award. They were chosen from thousands of Esri customer organizations worldwide for their effective enterprise implementation of geographic information system (GIS) technology to deliver better services.

Media Release: Province cuts Funding to the John M. Parrott Centre

June 25, 2021

June 24, 2021 – At their June 23rd meeting, Lennox and Addington County Council were alarmed to hear that the Province intends to decrease funding to The John M. Parrott Centre by $2.41 per resident per day.  This results in a loss of $107,463 in provincial funding which must be made up from the property tax levy.

Lennox and Addington County Flags lowered for 215 Hours

May 31, 2021

May 31, 2021 – Warden Ric Bresee has directed that flags at all Lennox and Addington County work sites be lowered to half-mast for 215 hours, in memory of the 215 children located in a mass grave on the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School.   The flags will return to full-mast on June 8, 2021.

Warden Ric Bresee stated, “I hope this small gesture by our County government, will express our deepest sympathies to survivors, families, Indigenous Nations and all those affected by this tragedy.”

Eastern Ontario Heads of Council Urge Support for EORN Gig Project

May 19, 2021

May 18, 2021 - Local momentum continues to build for the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) Gig Project. Municipal heads of Council representing One hundred and four (104) municipalities from across Eastern Ontario have signed onto a letter urging the federal and provincial governments to support the project, which aims to connect homes and businesses across the region with ultra-fast internet speeds.

County of Lennox & Addington wins national municipal innovation award for “It’s OK to Not Be Ok” peer support program

May 11, 2021

Fredericton, NB (May 11, 2021) – The County of Lennox & Addington, ON has received national recognition for its “It’s OK to not be OK” Corporate Peer Support Program from the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA).  The Municipality was presented with the 2021 CAMA Willis Award for Innovation in the 20,001-100,000 population category during a Virtual Awards of Excellence Ceremony held today.

Mayors, Reeves, Wardens Call on Federal and Provincial Governments to support the EORN gig project to bring Fibre to the Home

May 5, 2021

May 4, 2021 - On Tuesday, 59 heads of Council from across eastern Ontario gathered for a virtual meeting and voiced overwhelming support for the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) Gig Project, which aims to connect homes and businesses across the region with ultra-fast internet speeds.

Update on COVID-19 Outbreak at The John M. Parrott Centre

March 29, 2021

March 29, 2021 - The John M. Parrott Centre was notified on the evening of March 25, 2021 of a single case of COVID-19 associated with a staff member.  As per ministry guidelines, a single case of COVID-19 triggers an automatic outbreak within the Home.  There have been zero new cases among staff, Residents, or families connected with the Home.

Since March 25th, the following precautions have been taken under the guidance of KFL&A Public Health: