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Unifor recommends changes for Ontario’s school transportation

Unifor recommends changes for Ontario’s school transportation
TORONTO – Unifor, the union representing over 2,000 school bus drivers across Ontario, presented their recommendations to the provincially appointed school transportation advisors and called for immediate action. “This meeting is a welcome first step in addressing the important issue of creating a more stable and reliable school transportation system across Ontario,” said Unifor’s Ontario Regional Director Naureen Rizvi. “We’re pleased to see the... Read More

Bumper year for Rats in Ontario

Bumper year for Rats in Ontario
New cities make Orkin Canada’s annual list TORONTO – The battle to curb the rat population in Ontario reached new heights in 2017 as homeowners across the province sought assistance from pest control experts.  The news comes as part of Orkin Canada’s second annual list of rattiest cities.  The findings by Orkin Canada are based on the number of commercial and residential rodent (rats... Read More

Kemptville District Hospital staff recognized for their hard work during the busy winter period

Kemptville District Hospital staff recognized for their hard work during the busy winter period
KEMPTVILLE –  Canadian winters – with snow, sleet and freezing rain causing hazardous driving conditions outside and keeping people inside where germs abound – present additional challenges for hospitals across the country. With each winter season comes an increase in influenza cases, motor vehicle accidents, hospital bed shortages, and more. In recognition of the extra effort required to keep the... Read More

Government of Canada to create Recognition and Implementation of Rights Framework

Government of Canada to create Recognition and Implementation of Rights Framework
Ottawa – For too long, Indigenous Peoples in Canada have had to prove their rights exist and fight to have them recognized and fully implemented. To truly renew the relationship between Canada and Indigenous Peoples, the Government of Canada must make the recognition and implementation of rights the basis for all relations between Indigenous Peoples and the federal government. The Prime... Read More

Prime Minister nominates next Information Commissioner

Prime Minister nominates next Information Commissioner
Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the nomination of Caroline Maynard as the next Information Commissioner. Caroline Maynard is currently serving as Interim Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of the Military Grievances External Review Committee. Ms. Maynard’s legal career with the Government of Canada spans 20 years during which time she assumed progressively more senior leadership and decision-making positions. The... Read More

7th Annual Brockville Kinsmen Club’s Pizza Challenge being Held March 3rd – VIDEO

7th Annual Brockville Kinsmen Club’s Pizza Challenge being Held March 3rd – VIDEO
Brockville – It’s almost that time of year again as the Kinsmen Club of Brockville will be hosting their 7th Annual Pizza Challenge on Saturday, March 3rd at St. Lawrence  College Brockville Student’s Pub. The event runs from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and will feature 8 local pizzerias competing for the best pizza. This year the 8 participating pizzerias are: Little... Read More

2018 Skate The Lake in Portland Set for This Weekend – VIDEO

2018 Skate The Lake in Portland Set for This Weekend – VIDEO
Portland – The 2018 Edition of Skate The Lake is being held this weekend, February 17th & 18, 2018 on the Big Rideau Lake in Portland. This year, Skate the Lake has been moved for one year from January to this weekend Sat. Feb 17th & Sun. Feb 18th. Organizers say they have a large contingent of skaters  coming from... Read More

Minister O’Regan Announces Contract Award for Redesigned Career Transition Service Program

Minister O’Regan Announces Contract Award for Redesigned Career Transition Service Program
Program will focus on helping Veterans and their families find a meaningful career after their military service. OTTAWA – The Government of Canada recognizes the important role that a meaningful career plays in an individual’s overall personal and professional growth and success. That is why it is vital to ensure that measures are in place to assist those who have served and sacrificed... Read More