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New program to create huge increase in PSW training at Ontario’s colleges 

New program to create huge increase in PSW training at Ontario’s colleges 
Kingston, Brockville, Cornwall – The new accelerated training program for personal support workers (PSWs) announced today by the provincial government will produce a huge increase in the PSW training at Ontario’s colleges. “This is a major step to help fill the demand for personal support workers in our community,” said Glenn Vollebregt, President and CEO, St. Lawrence College. “It’s an excellent opportunity for anyone... Read More

St. Lawrence College Spring/Summer 2021 Semester Continues Via Alternate Delivery

St. Lawrence College Spring/Summer 2021 Semester Continues Via Alternate Delivery
Brockville/Kingston/Cornwall – St. Lawrence College (SLC) has confirmed that its spring/summer 2021 semester program delivery will continue as a mix of alternate delivery and in-person classes. Priority for on-campus delivery will continue to be health sciences programs and programs involving applied components such as labs and other hands-on simulations. More details can be found here. For students and employees who are required to be on campus for in-person delivery,... Read More

Winter Storm Warning in Effect for Mallorytown, Gananoque, & Kingston

Winter Storm Warning in Effect for Mallorytown, Gananoque, & Kingston
Gananoque – A Winter storm warning is in effect for Gananoque – Mallorytown and Kingston. A major Winter storm is expected tonight into Tuesday giving 25 to 35 cm of snow. Heavy snow is expected to develop over the entire region late this evening and persist into Tuesday morning where at least 25 centimetres of snow is expected. Northeast winds... Read More

YMCA of Eastern Ontario Love Yourself, Actually Challenge

YMCA of Eastern Ontario Love Yourself, Actually Challenge
Brockville & Kingston – The YMCA of Eastern Ontario remains closed during the provincial lockdown and state-of-emergency. During the closure, all membership fees have been placed on hold and will automatically recommence when we re-open. In the meantime, the YMCA of Eastern Ontario say that as we self-isolate in our second lockdown while heading into February, it can be difficult... Read More

Provincial Lockdown Announcement: A Message from the YMCA of Eastern Ontario CEO

Provincial Lockdown Announcement: A Message from the YMCA of Eastern Ontario CEO
Dear Members, Parents and Guardians: This afternoon, the provincial government announced a temporary province-wide lockdown beginning on December 26. Our priority has always been the safety of everyone who comes to the YMCA and we continue to support the necessary steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19. During the lockdown, all memberships will be placed on hold with no membership... Read More

Ontario Taking Further Action to Limit Spread of COVID-19

Ontario Taking Further Action to Limit Spread of COVID-19
Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health Moving to Orange Level,  Peel and Toronto Regions to Remain in Grey-Lockdown Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit Remains Yellow! TORONTO — As the province engages with public health experts and frontline partners on what additional measures may be necessary to break trends in increased cases and hospitalizations, the Ontario government,... Read More

YMCA of Eastern Ontario Implementing Orange Safety Protocols

YMCA of Eastern Ontario Implementing Orange Safety Protocols
Brockville/Kingston – Effective Monday December 21st, the YMCA of Eastern Ontario will be implementing orange level safety protocols. Changes include the need for masks during open gym and weight training in addition to previous requirements. Time at the Y is now limited to a total of 90 mins. For more info: https://eo.ymca.ca/news/stay-safe-the-following-health-protocols-are-in-place-at-the-ymca-of-eastern-ontario/2/90?fbclid=IwAR1wciFKQMD-moQXH27W1PExkl2TIgt8f-ETsI1lminJlySEYppVh-xoGl0 Read More

Stand-alone nursing degree at St. Lawrence College one step closer to happening for next year

Stand-alone nursing degree at St. Lawrence College one step closer to happening for next year
Brockville, Kingston/Cornwall –  St. Lawrence College (SLC) has received several required formal approvals to deliver its Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program as a stand-alone program on its three campuses in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall. Starting today, the program can begin accepting applicants with the caveat that the program receives final approval from the Canadian Nursing Organization (CNO). SLC has received confirmation from the Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board... Read More

IJC announces new structure for its International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board

IJC announces new structure for its International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board
Ottawa – The International Joint Commission’s (IJC) Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board will decrease to a six-member Board with an equal number of members from the United States and Canada effective December 1, 2020. The Board sets the outflow from Lake Ontario in accordance with the provisions of an order of approval issued by the IJC in 2016. The re-structured Board will... Read More

YMCA of Eastern Ontario Moves to “Protect” Protocols

YMCA of Eastern Ontario Moves to “Protect” Protocols
Brockville/Kingston – The YMCA of Eastern Ontario will be moving to “protect” level protocols effective Monday, November 23 at its locations in Kingston and Brockville. “Since the outset of the pandemic, we have taken a proactive approach to the health and safety of everyone at the YMCA,” said Rob Adams, CEO, YMCA of Eastern Ontario. “Based on the information from... Read More