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Juggling the budget is an increased challenge when income source is minimum wage or social programs

Juggling the budget is an increased challenge when income source is minimum wage or social programs
A family of four with one full time minimum wage earner, a single, female-led family with two children receiving Ontario Works or a male on disability benefits all struggle to cover the cost of basic living needs. In Leeds, Grenville and Lanark, almost 10% of our total households are food insecure. Food insecurity means not having enough money to buy... Read More

OPSEU refuses to accept offer: Colleges call for OPSEU to suspend strike and restart classes

OPSEU refuses to accept offer: Colleges call for OPSEU to suspend strike and restart classes
Labour Board to hold faculty vote on employer offer Toronto – OPSEU has stonewalled the bargaining process and refused to accept an offer that addresses their priorities. “OPSEU’s insistence on continuing the strike is a terrible outcome for students and faculty,” said Sonia Del Missier, Chair, Colleges’ Bargaining Team. “We addressed all faculty priorities and the offer that is available... Read More

St John Ambulance Leeds-Grenville Offers PA Day Babysitting Course

St John Ambulance Leeds-Grenville Offers PA Day Babysitting Course
Brockville – Looking for something for your child to do on the next PA Day ? Why not register them in the babysitting course? This course provides New Babysitters with the necessary skills to provide care to children in a variety of situations. This course emphasizes: * Safety rules; * Responding to Emergencies; and, * Development of Leadership Skills Course... Read More

A “tale as old as time” Coming to The Brockville Arts Center This December

A “tale as old as time” Coming to The Brockville Arts Center This December
Ready for a live musical? Brockville – Beauty and The Beast will be playing at the Brockville Arts Center. Experience the wonderful story of Belle, along with the warm hearted Beast, Live! Enjoy The St Lawrence College production of this family favourite. Shows take place this December 1st (7:30pm), 2nd (2pm and 7:30 pm) and 3rd (2pm). Don`t miss the... Read More

Financial and Digital Literacy Coming To Career Studies Course Next September

Financial and Digital Literacy Coming To Career Studies Course Next September
Ontario Enhancing Grade 10 Course to Equip Students for Careers Ontario is enhancing the Grade 10 career studies course, bringing in mandatory learning on financial and digital literacy, as well as expanding hands-on learning opportunities that will better prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing economy.Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Education, was at Parkdale Collegiate Institute in Toronto today to... Read More

Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation Launches New Website

Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation Launches New Website
Google Us! The Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce that our new website is now live. Check it out at www.wdmhfoundation.ca. “We have been working on the new website for several months. It provides us with a new way to connect with our donors and local communities,” notes Kristen Casselman, Managing Director. “The new site is user friendly and we... Read More

FLU SEASON IS FAST APPROACHING – What you need to know!

FLU SEASON IS FAST APPROACHING – What you need to know!
Influenza is a preventable illness that can be very dangerous to some individuals. Because influenza is extremely contagious and is capable of spreading rapidly from person to person, it is important for individuals to follow these steps to protect themselves as well as others in the community: Get a flu shot, wash your hands, use hand sanitizer, keep frequently touched... Read More

Ontario Preparing for Federal Cannabis Legalization

Ontario Preparing for Federal Cannabis Legalization
Province Introduces New Legislation to Protect Youth, Keep Roads and Communities Safe Ontario has introduced legislation that would, if passed, safely regulate the use and distribution of recreational cannabis when it is legalized by the federal government in July 2018. Ontario’s proposed Cannabis Act, 2017 would support the province’s safe and sensible transition to the federal legalization of cannabis. The proposed legislation... Read More