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Highlights from UCDSB Board of Trustee Meeting Feb 12th, 2020

Highlights from UCDSB Board of Trustee Meeting Feb 12th, 2020
Brockville – Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 for their regular Board meeting. They discussed several agenda items: North Stormont Public School Video Presentation Trustees viewed a video from North Stormont Public School highlighting how their School Improvement Plans for Student Achievement and Wellness (SIPSAW) are implemented day-to-day. Included were parent and student testimonials on the... Read More

Province wide strike planned for Feb.21

Province wide strike planned for Feb.21
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), which represents elementary teachers within the Upper Canada District school board, and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), which represents secondary teachers and professional student service personnel within our board, gave notice that their members will be participating in a one-day, province-wide strike next week on Friday, February 21 if no progress is made at the central bargaining... Read More

STEO Announces Bell Time Changes

STEO Announces Bell Time Changes
Brockville – In September 2020, there will be changes to bell times at 32 of our 38 schools in the regions of Leeds, Grenville, Dundas, Prescott and Russell. Elementary school morning bell times will range from 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Morning bell times at all high schools will be 8:00 a.m. This is the result of the implementation of... Read More

Minister of Education on Resumed Negotiations with OECTA

Minister of Education on Resumed Negotiations with OECTA
TORONTO — “Students belong in class. My objective has always been to reach deals with our education labour partners – deals that are fair to students, hard-working parents, and our valued teachers and education workers. I am pleased the mediator has called all parties back to the negotiating table, as we have always said, we stand ready to negotiate to reach... Read More

Catholic Teachers to begin rotating strikes February 24th

Catholic Teachers to begin rotating strikes February 24th
TORONTO – The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that if an agreement is not reached, members will participate in rotating full withdrawals of service the week of February 24. (The rotation schedule is below. All OECTA bargaining units within each Catholic district school board will engage in a full withdrawal of service on their assigned day.) “Teachers... Read More

Parking lot collision claims life of pedestrian

Parking lot collision claims life of pedestrian
Brockville –  On Thursday February 13th 2020 at 1:08 p.m. the Brockville Police Service responded to reports that a pedestrian had been struck by a motor vehicle in the parking lot of the Brockville General Hospital. The pedestrian, Jeanette Runciman, was struck by a vehicle in the parking lot as it backed out of a space.  Senator Bob Runciman, the... Read More

Premiering Ontario’s Film and Television Advisory Panel

Premiering Ontario’s Film and Television Advisory Panel
Panel members to advise on opportunities to grow province’s film and television industries TORONTO – The Ontario government is establishing a new Ministers’ Film and Television Advisory Panel to provide expert advice on ways to grow the film and television industries in Ontario.”Ontario is open for business, open for jobs, and open for film and television productions,” said Lisa MacLeod,... Read More

Kemptville Live Music Festival Presents Saturday Headliner: Steve Miller Band

Kemptville Live Music Festival Presents Saturday Headliner: Steve Miller Band
Kemptville – Steve Miller’s 2019 was one for the record books – he released a second volume boxset of his collected vinyl, opened his vaults for the first time ever, releasing the acclaimed Welcome to the Vault Boxset, performed live in over 50 cities, played “Fly Like an Eagle” with The Roots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, did... Read More

Human Trafficking Information Sessions Being Held Feb 21st, 2020

Human Trafficking Information Sessions Being Held Feb 21st, 2020
NORTH GRENVILLE – On Friday, February 21, 2020 in honour of the upcoming Human Trafficking Awareness Day in Canada, The Human Trafficking Coalition of Leeds & Grenville is pleased to announce that it will be holding information sessions for the public on the topic of human trafficking at the following times and locations; Kemptville Public library (1 Water Street Kemptville from 1:00... Read More