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Legion Dominion President met with Veterans Affairs Canada to discuss Budget 2017

Legion Dominion President met with Veterans Affairs Canada to discuss Budget 2017
Today, Dominion President David Flannigan met with Veterans Affairs Canada representatives to receive a detailed explanation of Budget 2017 and to discuss The Royal Canadian Legion’s public and vocal concerns with how – and how quickly – the federal government is moving forward to fulfill its promises to take care of our Veterans and their families. While details of the... Read More

Deep concern about the educational value of the series The Story of Us

Deep concern about the educational value of the series The Story of Us
Calls for more information in order to be faithful to the story of “Us” OTTAWA – The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) has joined the Fédération nationale des conseils scolaires francophones (FNCSF) (National Federation of Francophone School Boards) in notifying the CBC ombudsman of their deep concern about the educational value of the series The Story of Us. “We are concerned that the... Read More

Author Terry Fallis Returns to Gananoque to Open the 1000 Islands Writers Festival – May 5th to 7th

Author Terry Fallis Returns to Gananoque to Open  the 1000 Islands Writers Festival – May 5th to 7th
By Pam Hudson, 1000 Islands Writers Festival With 14 Celebrated Canadian Authors and two-time National Spoken Word Champion PrufRock Shadowrunner, at the Gananoque Inn & Spa        Gananoque – From May 5th to 7th the 1000 Islands Writers Festival will join in the nation’s celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation with its intimate and friendly author engagements that... Read More

Leeds & Grenville Community Family Health Team Welcomes Back Dr. Marla Shapiro for HPV Learning Opportunity

Leeds & Grenville Community Family Health Team Welcomes Back Dr. Marla Shapiro for HPV Learning Opportunity
Brockville – On Thursday, April 20, the Leeds & Grenville Community Family Health Team (LGCFHT) welcomed back celebrity Dr. Marla Shapiro to its Brockville site for a lunchtime learning opportunity about the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Shapiro, who met with the team in February to discuss herpes zoster (shingles), spoke to more than 20 staff members about emerging clinical data on HPV... Read More

The Leeds & Grenville Community Family Health Team Celebrates Earth Day by Participating in Brockville Community-Wide Clean-Up

The Leeds & Grenville Community Family Health Team Celebrates Earth Day by Participating in Brockville Community-Wide Clean-Up
Brockville – Gloves on for community partnerships! The Leeds & Grenville Community Family Health Team (LGCFHT) recognized Earth Day last Friday afternoon by participating in the Brockville Community-Wide Clean-Up. To celebrate this global initiative, over 20 LGCFHT staff members tidied the grounds surrounding the LGCFHT building, the Brockville Police Service station, and a nearby creek. With reusable gloves, garbage bags and... Read More

Brockville’s Rails to Trails Festival Organizers Cancel Fundraiser

Brockville’s Rails to Trails Festival Organizers Cancel Fundraiser
Brockville – Please be advised that the Brockville’s Rails to Trails Festival organizers have CANCELLED the fundraiser at the Aquatarium scheduled for April 27, 2017. However, The Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau would like to invite you to the Volunteer Awards ceremony that will take place at the Employment and Education Centre that same evening. Did you know The Volunteer... Read More

Festival of Small Halls welcomes new rural venues for 2017

Festival of Small Halls welcomes new rural venues for 2017
The festival that melds big names in music with rural communities in Eastern Ontario is enlivening new spaces this fall. Last year, the Ontario Festival of Small Halls got bigger and better, expanding its scope and bringing internationally-renowned musicians to two dozen rural gathering spaces. For 2017, the Festival is growing once again, encompassing more than 30 community halls from... Read More

BGH celebrates over 27,000 volunteer hours

BGH celebrates over 27,000 volunteer hours
Brockville – Everyone knows that volunteers give tirelessly, and they give from the heart. “I choose to volunteer because I get to give back to my community and I get to work daily with people with shared interests,” shares Elizabeth Wollaston, a volunteer with the Brockville General Volunteer Association. A volunteer for just over a year, Wollaston volunteers in the Ambulatory... Read More

St. John’s United Church to Host Annual Concert May 6th

St. John’s United Church to Host Annual Concert May 6th
BROCKVILLE – The St. John’s United Church Choir are holding their annual Spring Concert on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 beginning at 7:00 PM. Led by Brockville and Area Music Hall of Fame Choir Director Anne Landon, this concert will feature a variety of music to suit all tastes. Featured soloists include: Christopher Coyea, Alex Fleuriau-Chateau, Pam Poehlmann and Harold Hess.... Read More