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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

12th Annual Front of Yonge Winter Festival Begins This Friday!

12th Annual Front of Yonge Winter Festival Begins This Friday!
Mallorytown – The 12th Annual Front of Yonge Winter Festival is being held this Friday, February 14th and Saturday, February 16th in Mallorytown. It kicks off Friday evening February 14th at the recreation park in the Village of Mallorytown with family skating, hot dogs, chili and hot chocolate. There will be a fireworks display at 6:45pm. Then, begin your Saturday... 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

Despite record outflows, elevated risk of high water conditions persists: International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board

Despite record outflows, elevated risk of high water conditions persists: International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board
Cornwall – Mild temperatures and minimal ice cover in the St. Lawrence River made it possible to release record amounts of water from Lake Ontario during January and continuing into February, but inflows to Lake Ontario also set records last month. The continuing trend of extremely high water supplies, which has now lasted over three years, continues to hamper the... 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

Winter Storm Warning Now in Effect for Brockville, Prescott, Gananoque, Mallorytown, Merrickville-Wolford, Kemptville, Morrisburg – SD&G

Winter Storm Warning Now in Effect for Brockville, Prescott, Gananoque, Mallorytown, Merrickville-Wolford, Kemptville, Morrisburg – SD&G
Winter Storm Warning in effect for Brockville, Prescott, Gananoque, Mallorytown, Merrickville-Wolford, Kemptville, Morrisburg – SD&G! Hazardous winter conditions are expected. Snow will become heavy at times tonight into Friday morning. Snow will continue Friday before tapering off Friday night. Total snowfall amounts of 25 to 35 cm are likely by Friday night. The commute this evening may be impacted. The... Read More

High Water Talks held on Monday, February 3, 2020 – VIDEO

High Water Talks held on Monday, February 3, 2020 – VIDEO
Brockville – High Water Talks were held on Monday, February 3, 2020 at the Brockville Arts Centre organized by United Shoreline Ontario. Part 1 Includes: 1 – Welcome 2 – Mayor’s Welcome 3 – Sarah Delicate – United Shoreline Ontario Part 2 Includes: 1 – Bernie Gigas – F & L Limit, 2020 Water Level Forecasts 2 – Emergency Preparedness... Read More

High Water Talks Being Held February 3rd at Brockville Arts Centre

High Water Talks Being Held February 3rd at Brockville Arts Centre
Brockville – A discussion on the high water levels in the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario is being held Monday, February 3rd at the Brockville Arts Centre. ‘High Water Talks’ runs from 6:00pm to 8:30pm and will feature topics including: Understanding Plan 2014 & How it impacts water levels, 2020 Water Level Forecasts, Emergency Preparedness, Updates & Next Steps.... Read More

Background Paper Answers Key Questions on 2019 Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River Flooding

Background Paper Answers Key Questions on 2019 Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River Flooding
Cornwall – In an easy-to-read background paper on High Water in 2019, the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board responds to the call for more accessible information. The paper uses question and answer format to explain why it flooded in 2019, why Lake Ontario outflows were not higher in 2018 and 2019, how the Board’s actions affected water levels, and... Read More