Meet the Ontario election candidates in Pembroke and the area
Ontario's election campaign is set to officially start today.
The lieutenant-governor accepted Premier Doug Ford's advice to dissolve provincial parliament yesterday, and formally declared June 2nd as the date of the election.
Here's a look at the local candidates for each riding:
Population: 103,495 (as of 2016 Census)
Green Party: Anna Dolan
Liberal Party: (no candidate)
Progressive Conservative Party: John Yakabuski (Incumbent)
New Democrats: Kurt Stoll
Progressive Conservative John Yakabuski won the 2018 election, receiving 69 per cent of the vote. The long-time Member of Provincial Parliament has represented the riding of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke since 2003. Yakabuski was appointed the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry by Premier Doug Ford. In 2021, he was moved to the Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier.
Election day is June 2nd.
With files from the Canadian Press and CTV News Ottawa's Josh Pringle
Kingston Police have confirmed a body was found after a house fire on Charles St. last week.
Cataraqui Conservation has announced it has launched a new lake reporting dashboard.
The Renfrew County and District Health Unit is reporting 29 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend.
No charges are being laid after a vehicle struck the front of the business store front of W.C. Burgess Insurance on Central Ave.
The Kingston Frontenacs were eliminated from the OHL playoffs on Saturday.
The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is reporting 68 new COVID-19 cases on Monday.
We are expected to learn the weekend COVID-19 numbers for Renfrew County today.
The City of Pembroke has announced that watering restrictions have taken effect as of May 15.
No human lives were lost but the family's three pets didn't make it out.