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Blanchard’s Garage in Athens known for treating people right

Blanchard’s Garage in Athens known for treating people right
ATHENS – Blanchard’s Garage is a fourth-generation family business famous for its customer service and dedication to community. “We’re an old-fashioned garage where we like to treat people like family, not a number,” says Steve Blanchard, who is the front-line face of the business today. “We have loyal clients and staff going back generations.” The business celebrated its 70th anniversary... Read More

Minister of Education on Province-Wide, One-Day Strike

Minister of Education on Province-Wide, One-Day Strike
TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to strike escalation by the four teachers’ unions (OSSTF, ETFO, OECTA, AEFO): “Our focus is on keeping students in class, as they deserve better. That is why I am calling on the teachers’ union leaders to accept private mediation today and end this needless escalation. Parents... Read More

On February 21, Elementary and Secondary Educators across Ontario Will Stand Up Against Cuts to Public Education

On February 21, Elementary and Secondary Educators across Ontario Will Stand Up Against Cuts to Public Education
TORONTO – On Friday, February 21, elementary and secondary teachers and education workers represented by the four major education unions in Ontario will stand up to the Ford government’s education cuts by participating in a one-day walkout across the province. Members of the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), the Ontario... Read More

Fish for Free on Family Day Weekend

Fish for Free on Family Day Weekend
TORONTO — The Ontario Government invites families to fish for free on Family Day weekend. From February 15 to 17, Canadian residents of all ages can enjoy fishing in Ontario without having to purchase a licence or carry an Outdoors Card. “Our government is making it easier for families to spend quality time together while enjoying Ontario’s world-class lakes, rivers... Read More

7th Annual Local Youth Film Festival Offers $1000 Grand Prize!

7th Annual Local Youth Film Festival Offers $1000 Grand Prize!
MyView Youth Film Festival is back for its 7th year!  Kemptville’s own McGahey Insurance and Grenville Mutual Insurance have again teamed up to provide the $1000 Grand Prize for 2020.  This creative film-making contest is open to all youth ages 10-24 that live, work or play in Eastern Ontario (see www.myviewfilmfest.ca for list of eligible counties). Young people are encouraged to pick up their phones or cameras... Read More

Leeds County OPP Police Reports – February 7, 2020

Leeds County OPP Police Reports – February 7, 2020
February 1-3, 2020 Leeds County – Members of the Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) continue to lay charges for driving related offences. G2 driver caught stunt driving On February 1, 2020 just before 8:00 p.m. an officer from the Rideau Lakes office was conducting general patrol on Highway 15 near Cedar Valley Road, Rideau Lakes Township.... Read More

UCDSB Advises: No classes for Kindergarten to Grade 8 students on January 29

UCDSB Advises: No classes for Kindergarten to Grade 8 students on January 29
Brockville – In a letter to parents and guardians, the UCDSB shared the following: The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), which represents elementary teachers within our board, gave notice that the Upper Canada District School Board WILL BE impacted by the rotating one-day strikes taking place next week on Wednesday, Jan. 29 if there is no progress made at the central bargaining table.... Read More

Funding will help small, rural municipalities deliver smarter government services says Clark

Funding will help small, rural municipalities deliver smarter government services says Clark
TORONTO — Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, announced 27 joint projects to be funded through the Municipal Modernization Program at the 2020 Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) conference which wrapped up in Toronto on Tuesday. “Our government is working with our municipal partners to make life more affordable, deliver smarter government services, create a more competitive business climate... Read More

Freezing Rain Warning continues today for our entire region!

Freezing Rain Warning continues today for our entire region!
Freezing rain ending this afternoon. The freezing rain will transition to ice pellets, snow or rain this afternoon. Ice accretion or build-up of 5 to 10 mm is possible and power outages are possible. Poor travel conditions can be expected today. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Be prepared to adjust your... Read More

EAST REGION OPP ADVISES MOTORISTS TO BE PREPARED

EAST REGION OPP ADVISES MOTORISTS TO BE PREPARED
Impending ice and snow event could mean challenging driving conditions Smiths Falls – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region is urging motorists to be prepared for deteriorating driving conditions, starting tonight. The forecast calls for significant freezing rain for much of the region followed by snow. “If you don’t have to go out on the highways tonight or tomorrow, we recommend... Read More