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Posted Sunday, March 19, 2017

The 1000 Islands and Rideau Garden Trail is getting in on the national birthday celebration.The local attraction has been awarded the Canada 150 Garden Experience designation by the Canadian Garden Council. In collaboration with the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, the Leeds Grenville economic development department announced last week. Read more...

Posted Friday, December 09, 2016

Food tourism is one of the largest-growing industries in North America, and the area's agriculture community is hoping to capitalize on the trend. A first-time initiative by the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands (TLTI) on Friday focused on the importance of agricultural businesses and all their benefits to the township's broad agricultural base. A keynote presentation from the head of the Ontario Culinary and Tourism Alliance (OCTA) focused on how to create a partnership between farme...

Posted Thursday, December 08, 2016

A new Westport winery has won a prestigious provincial award for its contribution to the local agri-food sector after its first year in business. Scheuermann Vineyard and Winery celebrated its first anniversary at the end of August. Its proprietors, Francois and Allison Scheuermann, were awarded the Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence during a recent ceremony in Morrisburg. “It was very encouraging, very rewarding,” Francois said of winning the award. “We spen...

Posted Wednesday, November 30, 2016

An Oxford Station rail-maintenance business is moving to Johnstown to expand its operations. Clayton Jones, a Canadian Pacific diesel mechanic who left in 1998 and took his rail expertise to the private sector, is transferring Canadian Rail Equipment Works and Services operations to a 96-acre site west of the Giant Tiger distribution centre also set to take shape at the site. “My long-term goal is to build my own yard,” said Jones, whose development was formally welcomed at Edwards...

Posted Friday, November 18, 2016

A workforce of 300 people will be active at the new Giant Tiger distribution centre in Johnstown when it is fully operational in mid-2018. Paul Wood, who gave a project update to a record crowd of 200 at the 2016 Leeds and Grenville economic development summit held here, told The Recorder and Times the site workforce will reflect existing staffing levels at multiple warehouses in Ottawa. "That's the current stafflevel and we'll start with that number," said Wood, noting expansion is possible a...