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Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: Province orders public gatherings to be of 5 or less people

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: Province orders public gatherings to be of 5 or less people
Brockville – On March 28, 2020 the Provincial Order made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act was amended.  The amendments strengthen the order issued on March 17, 2020 to include the prohibition of “organized public events including parades, events including weddings, social gatherings and communal services within places of worship”. It prohibits gatherings of more than 5 people.... Read More

OPP: FRAUDSTERS TARGETING EASTERN ONTARIO BUSINESSES

OPP: FRAUDSTERS TARGETING EASTERN ONTARIO BUSINESSES
Ottawa – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) urges businesses to verify who you’re dealing with before conducting remote or online sales. The OPP in eastern Ontario has responded to numerous calls from businesses, including automotive and recreational vehicle dealerships, who fell victim to Card-Not-Present (CNP) Frauds. The fraudsters contact a business to place an order for a product by way of... Read More

Shoppers Drug Mart provides free access to mental health program to help Canadians coping with stress

Shoppers Drug Mart provides free access to mental health program to help Canadians coping with stress
Stress management program available online through SilverCloud Health TORONTO – Shoppers Drug Mart is making peace of mind a little more accessible to Canadians as they struggle with increased stress in the face of COVID-19.  In partnership with SilverCloud Health, the company has opened a virtual stress management program, accessible anywhere from their phones, tablets or computer. The company will cover all associated... Read More

UCDSB Doing Survey of Family Technology Needs

UCDSB Doing Survey of Family Technology Needs
Brockville – As you may know, the Upper Canada District School Board is working to prepare for the need for students to learn from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because much of this learning is likely to involve technology, we are reaching out to families to determine what their technology needs may be, if any, so that their children... Read More

ETFO reaches tentative agreements at central bargaining tables 

ETFO reaches tentative agreements at central bargaining tables 
ETFO reaches tentative agreements at central bargaining tables  Toronto – The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has reached tentative central agreements with the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association and the Council of Trustees’ Associations. Separate tentative central agreements have been negotiated for ETFO’s teacher/occasional teacher and education worker members. “This has been a very prolonged... Read More

UCDSB to Temporarily Close Schools, Working on Educational Supports for Students

UCDSB to Temporarily Close Schools, Working on Educational Supports for Students
Brockville – In an extraordinary effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Ontario Government announced on Thursday afternoon that all Ontario schools will be closed from Saturday, March 14, reopening on Monday, April 6. Recognizing that a key part of the provincial strategy is to contain the spread of COVID19, all child care and EarlyON centres located within UCDSB... Read More

OCSTA Statement Regarding OECTA Tentative Agreement

OCSTA Statement Regarding OECTA Tentative Agreement
TORONTO – We are very pleased that today, following many months of bargaining, the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association, the Provincial government and the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) reached a tentative collective agreement. The tentative agreement reflects the commitment of all negotiating parties to the well-being and progress of all students and staff in Catholic schools throughout Ontario. Details of... Read More

COVID-19 Forces Government of Ontario to Extend March break by 2 Weeks

COVID-19 Forces Government of Ontario to Extend March break by 2 Weeks
TORONTO — Today Premier Doug Ford, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to the impact of COVID-19 on publicly funded schools as March Break approaches: “The health and well-being of Ontarians is our government’s number one priority. Since we first learned of COVID-19 as an emerging... Read More

House Fire Has Left One Person Deceased in Athens Township

House Fire Has Left One Person Deceased in Athens Township
Athens Township – Officers of the Leeds Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are assisting with an investigation involving a house fire that left one person deceased. On March 9, 2020 just before 6:00 a.m. officers from Leeds County and The Athens Fire Department responded to a house fire on Slack Road, Athens Township. One occupant of the home... Read More

Brockville & Area Music & Performing Arts Hall of Fame Has 6 New Members For Induction

Brockville & Area Music & Performing Arts Hall of Fame Has 6 New Members For Induction
Brockville – The Brockville & Area Music & Performing Arts hall of Fame has 6 new Members. The Hall of Fame committee tabulated the results of voting from the members of the Hall and are pleased to introduce this years inductees. Margaret Whisselle Margaret began playing piano at age 7 and playing organ for church services at 11 years old.... Read More