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Letter to the Editor: Mental Health – Keep the conversation going, don’t suffer in silence!

Letter to the Editor: Mental Health – Keep the conversation going, don’t suffer in silence!
Bell Media is up against some stiff competition for media attention given the current political clime in the United States. Bell has designated January 25 as Let’s Talk Day in support of mental health. We seem to have slid the word mental under the derogatory umbrella of words like psycho, crazy, whack-o, nuts and fruitcake. Really, the word mental refers... Read More

Open Letter to UCDSB From ECBA

Open Letter to UCDSB From ECBA
To: The Upper Canada District School Board. Re: School Closures in the Township of Edwardsburgh Cardinal Some consider schools today as serving a single purpose, an information delivery system whereby teachers teach and students learn. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Our schools are the foundation of our communities allowing families to connect, collaborate as well as share. Children... Read More

Letter to the Editor: It is time to put the human factor into this process.

Letter to the Editor: It is time to put the human factor into this process.
The following is a follow-up to an open letter penned earlier this month to Jeff McMillan, Chair of the Board and Board Trustees Upper Canada District School Board from Benson Public School Parent, Donna Gladstone. To: Jeff McMillan Chair of the Board and Board Trustees Further to my letter of October 13th, 2016, requesting You, the Chair  of the Board, to... Read More

Letter to the Editor: Remembrance – Honour – Respect

Letter to the Editor: Remembrance – Honour – Respect
Remembrance – Honour – Respect One of the major pillars of The Royal Canadian Legion is our Poppy and Remembrance Program which is why it has been a part of our mission statement for more than 90 years. Through this program, which includes the Poster and Literary contests, an online Teachers’ Guide, the Pilgrimage of Remembrance, the National Silver Cross... Read More

Letter to the Editor: Are you making an informed decisions when it comes to the future of our schools?

Letter to the Editor: Are you making an informed decisions when it comes to the future of our schools?
The following is an open letter to Jeff McMillan, Chair of the Board and Board Trustees Upper Canada District School Board from Benson Public School parent Donna Gladstone. As a parent of a child affected by the recent decision to close rural schools as set out in the Building for the Future Pupil Accommodation Review, and the Board’s approval to begin... Read More