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UCDSB Encourages Participation in Education Reform Consultations

UCDSB Encourages Participation in Education Reform Consultations
Brockville– The provincial government has launched its period for public consultation on education reform. The Upper Canada District School Board encourages parents, staff, students and community partners to take this opportunity to provide their insight. “All UCDSB staff and trustees want our students to have curriculum that is strong and modern, and that will provide them with the skills they need to succeed... Read More

14th annual National Peace Officers Memorial Run kicks off at the Ontario Police Memorial on September 27th

14th annual National Peace Officers Memorial Run kicks off at the Ontario Police Memorial on September 27th
Makes Annual Stop in Brockville Friday Evening! Toronto – The Annual National Peace Officers Memorial Run (NPOMR) will take place beginning September 27, 2018, through to September 29, 2018. A total of 460km will be covered in hopes of raising awareness for the annual National Police Memorial which takes place on the last Sunday in September. The memorial run will... Read More

Coffee Break Day at McDonald’s in Gananoque Friday in Support of Alzheimer Society Lanark Leeds Grenville

Coffee Break Day at McDonald’s in Gananoque Friday in Support of  Alzheimer Society Lanark Leeds Grenville
Gananoque – This Friday September 21, 2018 McDonald’s in Gananoque will be donating 50 cents from every Medium, Large or XL Coffee sold between 7:00am – 3:00pm to the Alzheimer Society Lanark Leeds Grenville. All proceeds from this fundraiser remain local to support programs and services for those living with a dementia. Volunteers will be on hand the day of... Read More

Ontario Festival of Small Halls Got Underway Last week & Continues Until September 30th

Ontario Festival of Small Halls Got Underway Last week & Continues Until September 30th
Eastern Ontario – Get ready to clap, snap and toe-tap: the Ontario Festival of Small Halls is embarking on an energetic schedule this week that melds roots, pop, folk, blues, soul and even old-country inspired artists into three weeks of musical bliss on rural stages. The festival will see internationally-renowned musicians raise the rafters with incredible sound in cherished community... Read More

Annual Terry Fox Runs Being Held Around Our Region This Sunday

Annual Terry Fox Runs Being Held Around Our Region This Sunday
Leeds & Grenville, Dundas – The annual Terry Fox Run is being held at various locations around our region this Sunday, September 16th. Terry Fox was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) in his right leg in 1977 and had his leg amputated 15 cm (six inches) above the knee. While in hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering... Read More

Bringing the Food Charter to Life with a Toolkit for Municipalities

Bringing the Food Charter to Life with a Toolkit for Municipalities
foodcoreLGL is thrilled to announce the completion of their second Food Charter implementation toolkit, this one for municipalities. The tool uses the five main principles of the Food Charter for the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville and Lanark County and offers concrete and credible ideas on how municipalities can apply those principles in policy and by-law development and in collaborative work with... Read More

Michael Barrett supports petition against Bill C-75

Michael Barrett supports petition against Bill C-75
Brockville – Michael Barrett, candidate for the Conservative Party of Canada in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, says he is concerned about Bill C-75, a Bill of more than 300 pages tabled by the Liberal government in the spring that makes sweeping changes to the Criminal Code. He notes that a petition started by the Honourable Rob Nicholson is available... Read More

Annual Thousand Island Parkway Run (TIP) Mark Darroch 21.1k and James K Carlyle 5k Being Held Saturday

Annual Thousand Island Parkway Run (TIP) Mark Darroch 21.1k and James K Carlyle 5k Being Held Saturday
Rockport – The 31st annual Brockville Road Runners Club Mark Darroch Half Marathon and James K. Carlyle 5K races are being held this Saturday, September 8th in Rockport. Both courses are certified as to accuracy of total length by Athletics Canada and each is comprised of an out (eastbound) and back (westbound) route along the Thousand Islands Parkway. The start... Read More