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RVCA Seeking Volunteer “Scientists” for City Stream Watch Program

RVCA Seeking Volunteer “Scientists” for City Stream Watch Program
OTTAWA — The City Stream Watch Program is looking for volunteer “scientists” to help monitor, protect and cleanup Ottawa streams. Now is the best time to get involved — a Stream Watch Training Session will be held for volunteers on Saturday, June 2. The training session will welcome new volunteers and introduce them to the basics of stream sampling and... Read More

Ottawa Police Investigating On-Line Threats

Ottawa Police Investigating On-Line Threats
Ottawa — The Ottawa Police Service is investigating a series of on-line threats made against Carleton University this week-end. The initial investigation revealed that the threats are not credible and that there is no known risk to public safety.  It is safe to attend the campus and it remains open.  Many buildings are closed (today) due to the statutory holiday. The... Read More

Funding Available to Help Children Experience Outdoor Education

Funding Available to Help Children Experience Outdoor Education
RIDEAU VALLEY WATERSHED — More than 30 new classes will be visiting the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority’s two flagship outdoor education centres thanks to special funding through the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation, the Ottawa Community Foundation and TD Friends of the Environment. Subsidies are now available to cover busing costs for schools visiting Baxter and Foley Mountain. Separate subsides are... Read More

Highlights from the CDSBEO Board Meeting held on May 15th, 2018

Highlights from the CDSBEO Board Meeting held on May 15th, 2018
Kemptville – Highlights from the CDSBEO Board Meeting held on May 15th, 2018. The CDSBEO Board of Trustees had the privilege of hearing testimonials from Catholic secondary students who had the opportunity to participate in the Guatemala exposure trip in February. Clearly moved by their life-changing, profound experiences, the group gave a reflective account of their time in Guatemala. Twenty-six students from... Read More

Winchester Public School students help explain what nursing is all about during National Nursing Week

Winchester Public School students help explain what nursing is all about  during National Nursing Week
“Nurses fix and love people.” That was just one of the sentiments provided by Winchester Public School students when they were invited to submit drawings showing “what nurses do”. It was one of the many ways that Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) celebrated National Nursing Week, held from May 7 to 12. WDMH nurses themselves also explained their role –... Read More

Two Upper Canada District School Board Students Medal at 2018 Ontario Skills Competition in Toronto

Two Upper Canada District School Board Students Medal  at 2018 Ontario Skills Competition in Toronto
Brockville – Two Upper Canada District School Board students medalled recently at the 2018 Skills Ontario Competition, held May 7-9 at the Toronto Congress Centre. Alex Edwards earned gold for his skills in individual carpentry. The Grade 12 student at Athens District High School was challenged to produce a small doghouse, a wishing well, and a large doghouse. Mason McLeod,... Read More

Candidates urged to endorse proposal to produce more apprentices

Candidates urged to endorse proposal to produce more apprentices
Brockville, Cornwall, Kingston – Candidates in the 2018 election are urged to support measures to produce more apprentices by expanding the Ontario colleges’ province-wide application service to include apprenticeship applications. “One of the biggest roadblocks for many students is there is no easy way to enroll in apprenticeship training,” said Glenn Vollebregt, President and CEO, St. Lawrence College. “Our proposal to... Read More

Thousand Islands National Park officially opens for the visitor season

Thousand Islands National Park officially opens for the visitor season
Free admission for youth at Parks Canada’s places starting in 2018 Mallorytown Landing – Parks Canada’s places represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous peoples. Millions of Canadians celebrated Canada 150 with free admission to Parks Canada’s places in 2017 and more Canadians than ever before had... Read More