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OECTA TO HOLD PROVINCE-WIDE WALKOUT MARCH 5

OECTA TO HOLD PROVINCE-WIDE WALKOUT MARCH 5
TORONTO – The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that it is planning a one-day, province-wide walkout on Thursday, March 5. Teachers in publicly funded Catholic district school boards across Ontario will not be reporting to work or performing any of their teaching duties. Last week, after the mediator called the bargaining parties back to the table, the... Read More

MS Society Seeks Volunteers for 2020 Carnation Campaign

MS Society Seeks Volunteers for 2020 Carnation Campaign
Brockville – The MS Society of Leeds and Grenville is looking for for volunteers to help support their Carnation Campaign this year. This chapter of the society is few remaining chapters in Canada that still sells Carnations for Mother’s Day weekend, a fact they are quite proud of. The Carnation Campaign has been one of the organizations top campaigns for... Read More

One Tree Planted Supports the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority in Planting 70,000 Trees

One Tree Planted Supports the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority in Planting 70,000 Trees
OTTAWA — One Tree Planted, a registered U.S. non-profit whose mission is to help with global reforestation, has generously given the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation (RVCF) $52,500 U.S. to help the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority plant 70,000 trees. These new trees will cover approximately 35 hectares and will take place on conservation land in east Ottawa. “We are very grateful to One... Read More

Blowing snow advisory in effect for Brockville – Prescott, Gananoque – Mallorytown, Westport – Charleston Lake

Blowing snow advisory in effect for Brockville – Prescott, Gananoque – Mallorytown, Westport – Charleston Lake
Poor visibility in snow and blowing snow is expected or occurring in some locations. Westerly winds gusting up to 70 km/h combining with the freshly fallen snow continue to give localized reduced visibilities and poor road conditions in blowing snow to some exposed areas. Winds are expected to slowly diminish tonight. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by... Read More

ONTARIO IMPROVING APPROACH TO MOOSE MANAGEMENT: CLARK

ONTARIO IMPROVING APPROACH TO MOOSE MANAGEMENT: CLARK
BROCKVILLE — Ontario is taking action to improve the system for moose harvest management and to ensure a sustainable moose population, says Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark. “We know a healthy and sustainable moose population is critical to support continued hunting opportunities for generations to come. And those opportunities are important to the hunters and outdoors enthusiasts... Read More

Protest Activity in Ontario: 10 Individuals Arrested and Charged

Protest Activity in Ontario: 10 Individuals Arrested and Charged
SMITHS FALLS – On February 24, 2020, shortly after 8:00 a.m., the OPP notified demonstrators near Tyendinaga that an injunction regarding barriers to the rail line would be enforced. Demonstrators were encouraged to leave the site and advised that enforcement could involve arrests for those who fail to comply. When faced with aggressive actions by some individuals, officers responded with a... Read More

Record Outflows Continue Through February; Maximized outflows in March

Record Outflows Continue Through February; Maximized outflows in March
The International Lake Ontario–St. Lawrence River Board agreed on February 21 to continue deviating from Plan 2014 and maximize outflows through the spring. As was the case in January, outflow for the month of February is expected to set a new record. Without the record outflows employed since the beginning of the year, water levels would be even higher than... Read More

Sarnia’s BioIndustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) opens new office in Brockville

Sarnia’s BioIndustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) opens new office in Brockville
BROCKVILLE  – Based in Sarnia-Lambton, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) is a not-for-profit business accelerator that provides critical strategic investment, advice and services to business developers of clean, green and sustainable technologies. Today, BIC celebrated the official opening of the new regional office in Brockville Ontario. With a recent contribution from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario),... Read More