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Rotary Brockville Donates $25,000 to Jumpstart

Rotary Brockville Donates $25,000 to Jumpstart
From left to right are, President Shelley McCaffrey of the Rotary Club of the 1000 Islands, Rotarian Ray Marshall, Canadian Tire owners Alex Joannides, Beatriz Arias-Joannides, President David Keenleyside of the Rotary Club of Brockville, Canadian Tire Human Resources/Office Manager Gabriele Wickens and General Manager Jerry Wickens. – Submitted Photo Brockville – On Thursday, February 13, the two Rotary Clubs... Read More

Brockville Police Asking For Public’s Assistance In Identifying Robbery Suspect

Brockville Police Asking For Public’s Assistance In Identifying Robbery Suspect
Brockville – The Brockville Police Service is once again asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a violent robbery. On the 31st of January shortly after 8:00 p.m. the 64 year old victim was at the Central Avenue Car Wash when he was struck from behind by the suspect. The victim was knocked to the ground while... Read More

Parking lot collision claims life of pedestrian

Parking lot collision claims life of pedestrian
Brockville –  On Thursday February 13th 2020 at 1:08 p.m. the Brockville Police Service responded to reports that a pedestrian had been struck by a motor vehicle in the parking lot of the Brockville General Hospital. The pedestrian, Jeanette Runciman, was struck by a vehicle in the parking lot as it backed out of a space.  Senator Bob Runciman, the... Read More

Extreme Cold Warning in effect for our entire region!

Extreme Cold Warning in effect for our entire region!
Bitterly cold wind chills near -35 are expected overnight and into Friday morning. Temperatures should rise Friday morning. Some areas in Eastern Ontario may experience these wind chills again Friday night into Saturday morning. Keep emergency supplies in your vehicle such as extra blankets and jumper cables. If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for... Read More

9th Annual Dancing Stars of Leeds-Grenville – Today we feature Team The Workshop Dance Studio

9th Annual Dancing Stars of Leeds-Grenville – Today we feature Team The Workshop Dance Studio
Brockville – The 9th annual Dancing Stars of Leeds-Grenville in support of the Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau is taking place on Saturday, March 7th at Thousand Islands Secondary School. Hometown TV12 will be featuring the dance teams over the next couple of weeks. Today we feature Team The Workshop Dance Studio: with Choreographer – Nancy Morgan and Dancers –... 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

Human Trafficking Information Sessions Being Held Feb 21st, 2020

Human Trafficking Information Sessions Being Held Feb 21st, 2020
NORTH GRENVILLE – On Friday, February 21, 2020 in honour of the upcoming Human Trafficking Awareness Day in Canada, The Human Trafficking Coalition of Leeds & Grenville is pleased to announce that it will be holding information sessions for the public on the topic of human trafficking at the following times and locations; Kemptville Public library (1 Water Street Kemptville from 1:00... 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

Stand-alone nursing degrees at Ontario colleges will strengthen health-care training

Stand-alone nursing degrees at Ontario colleges will strengthen health-care training
KINGSTON, BROCKVILLE, CORNWALL – The Ontario government’s decision to give colleges the option to deliver stand-alone nursing degree programs will produce more qualified nurses to fill key shortages in many communities.  “This is terrific news for students and health-care professionals,” said Glenn Vollebregt, St. Lawrence College president and CEO. “It makes nursing more attractive to students who wish to study and pursue careers... Read More