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Upper Canada District School Board Observes 2017 Orange Shirt Day

Upper Canada District School Board Observes 2017 Orange Shirt Day
Brockville – Staff and students across the Upper Canada District School Board observed Orange Shirt Day on Friday, raising awareness about the harm caused to Indigenous peoples by the Residential School System. Staff and students honoured victims and survivors of the system by wearing orange shirts. Board schools also featured presentations by Indigenous speakers, and organized class presentations and drumming... Read More

Statement by the Prime Minister on Mid-Autumn Festival

Statement by the Prime Minister on Mid-Autumn Festival
Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival: “Today, I join Canadians of Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese heritage to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. “Also known as the Moon Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar, when the moon... Read More

Ontario Creating Opioid Emergency Task Force

Ontario Creating Opioid Emergency Task Force
Province Taking Further Action in Fight Against Opioid Crisis Ontario is establishing an Opioid Emergency Task Force that will include front-line workers and people with lived experience to strengthen the province’s coordinated response to the opioid crisis. The Task Force will ensure those closest to the crisis are providing critical insight into what is happening on the ground, to support... Read More

Ontario: Protecting a Woman’s Right to Choose

Ontario: Protecting a Woman’s Right to Choose
Ontario Introduces Bill to Create Safe Access to Abortion Services Ontario is protecting a woman’s right to choose and access abortion services without fear of interference, intimidation or harassment. Today, Attorney General Yasir Naqvi and Indira Naidoo-Harris, Minister for the Status of Women, announced that the government will introduce the Safe Access to Abortion Services Act, 2017. The bill would,... Read More

CDSBEO Board Meeting Highlights from the Meeting Held October 3rd, 2017

CDSBEO Board Meeting Highlights from the Meeting Held October 3rd, 2017
Kemptville – CDSBEO Board Meeting Highlights from the Meeting Held October 3rd, 2017. Special Education Teacher Portal The CDSBEO Special Education Department has recently launched a new teacher portal which allows all teachers, SERTs, and administrators to quickly gather information about students, and create student profiles. Teachers can develop, access and complete Individual Education Plans (IEPs) using the portal, which helps... Read More

Brockville Police Reports for October 4th, 2017

Brockville Police Reports for October 4th, 2017
Brockville – Brockville Police Reports for October 4th, 2017. Garbage left at Second Time Around Store Yesterday morning the Brockville Police received a call from owners of the Second Time Around store at the intersection of Parkedale and Millwood Avenue that overnight unknown persons had dropped off garbage at the store. This was the second consecutive day this had occurred and... Read More

Update – Robbery in Kemptville

Update – Robbery in Kemptville
Kemptville – Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police in partnership with Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit have charged an Ottawa man for a bank robbery at TD Canada Trust at 325 Colonnade Drive, Kemptville. On September 22, 2017 at approximately 1:30 p.m. a male wearing a disguise to conceal his face, entered the bank and fled the scene with money and... Read More

Ottawa Police Find Carfentanil Mixed with Other Controlled Substances in Drugs Seized

Ottawa Police Find Carfentanil Mixed with Other Controlled Substances in Drugs Seized
Ottawa—The Ottawa Police Service Drug Unit is advising that they have received two Health Canada Certificates of Analysis that confirmed the presence of fentanyl and carfentanil in drugs seized in Ottawa this past summer, that were believed to be heroin. One of the submitted samples was shown to contain carfentanil; the second sample contained both carfentanil and fentanyl. There was... Read More