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CRCA WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY

CRCA WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY
KINGSTON – The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) has issued a Watershed Conditions – Water Safety Statement today. Current forecasts are saying 70 to 90 mm of total precipitation could fall in the region from Thursday, April 12 through Monday, April 16. Although there is some uncertainty as to amounts and types of precipitation over this period of time, Environment Canada... Read More

Earth Day Celebrations/Smudging Ceremony at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area April 21 & 22

Earth Day Celebrations/Smudging Ceremony at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area April 21 & 22
Kingston –  The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority is hosting several activities on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22 at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area to help mark Earth Day 2018. Visitors are welcome to browse through an exhibit of nature photography by local amateur photographers in the Outdoor Centre from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Saturday and Sunday. Folks will... Read More

KINGSTON PENITENTIARY TOUR TICKETS ON SALE APRIL 12TH

KINGSTON PENITENTIARY TOUR TICKETS ON SALE APRIL 12TH
Morrisburg – The St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) has announced that tickets to 2018 Kingston Penitentiary tours will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Anticipation for the 2018 tours has been high. Tours will run 5 days a week (Wednesday to Sunday) from May 9 to July 1 and from September 5 to October 29;... Read More

South Crosby Principal Honoured with Provincial Leadership Award

South Crosby Principal Honoured with Provincial Leadership Award
Elgin – Leeds Grenville MPP Steve Clark honoured South Crosby Public School Principal Monique Antoine-Hartley with the provincial Leading Women, Building Communities Award during the school’s monthly Panther Pride assembly. At the assembly, Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) Superintendent Ron Ferguson joined South Crosby Public School staff, students and community members to congratulate Principal Hartley on her award. The Leading Women, Building Communities... Read More

Highlights from the CDSBEO Board Meeting held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Highlights from the CDSBEO Board Meeting held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Kemptville – Highlights from the CDSBEO Board Meeting held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Eastern Ontario Skilled Trades Competition The goal of the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) has been to promote skilled trades as a viable and attractive alternative to traditional post-secondary programs. Numbers of students participating in the OYAP program have risen consistently, and more students are choosing... Read More

April 10 is Equal Pay Day: Take action to close the gender pay gap!

April 10 is Equal Pay Day: Take action to close the gender pay gap!
Ontario’s gender pay gap is a human rights crisis. Canada’s latest Census shows Ontario women on average make 71 cents for every dollar a man makes – they face a 29% gender pay gap. But this ‘average’ figure does not capture the depth of the human rights and economic crisis working women experience in Ontario. For Indigenous women, the gap... Read More

Urgent Notice: UCDSB School Closures

Urgent Notice: UCDSB School Closures
Toniata Public School, Sweets Corners Elementary and South Edwardsburg Public School UCDSB – URGENT NOTICE: We are aware that three schools do not have power at this time. Unfortunately, due to this situation we will be closing Toniata Public School, South Edwardsburg Public School and Sweets Corners Elementary School for today, Thursday, April 5, 2018. All other UCDSB schools remain... Read More

Be Bear Wise and Prevent Bears from Visiting Your Community

Be Bear Wise and Prevent Bears from Visiting Your Community
Ontario and OPP Share Safety Tips as Bears Return From Hibernation Ontario and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reminding people to do their part to avoid human-bear interactions this spring, and encouraging them to check around their homes and remove the most popular bear attractants. April is the beginning of bear season and with it comes an increase in... Read More

Highlights from March 28th UCDSB Board of Trustees Meeting

Highlights from March 28th UCDSB Board of Trustees Meeting
Click Here to View March 28th Board Meeting Agenda Brockville – Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 to discuss several agenda items: Thousand Islands Elementary School Presentation: Principal Suzanne Morrison presented the Thousand Islands Elementary School Improvement Plan for Student Achievement and Wellness (SIPSAW). Morrison discussed ways the school is working to improve student... Read More

Tay Valley Receiving Flood-Damage Assistance

Tay Valley Receiving Flood-Damage Assistance
Ontario is providing financial support through the Municipal Disaster Recovery Assistance (MDRA) program to help the Township of Tay Valley with recovery efforts for flood damage that occurred last year. Significant rainfall in May 2017, and the release of water from Bobs Lake Dam in Bolingbroke, resulted in flooding in the Bobs Lake, Tay River and Christie Lake areas. The funds will help offset costs... Read More