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UCDSB School Trustee for Ward 5 Jeff McMillan Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election

UCDSB School Trustee for Ward 5 Jeff McMillan Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election
Brockville – Dear Members of the Upper Canada District School Board Community: I have been asked to share with you that our Board’s Chair, Jeff McMillian, has announced he will not be seeking re-election for another term as a Public School Board Trustee. Mr. McMillan will complete his current commitments as a local trustee for Ward 5 (Brockville & Augusta Township) and Chair... Read More

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Perth East

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Perth East
Mississauga – The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death last night of a 61-year-old man in Perth East. Preliminary information suggests the following: At approximately 4:50 p.m. on April 14, 2018, Ontario Provincial Police officers attended a residence for a domestic situation. Officers from the Emergency Response Unit and the Tactical Response Unit were also dispatched.... Read More

Rideau Valley Conservation Authority Watershed Conditions Statement: Flood Outlook

Rideau Valley Conservation Authority Watershed Conditions Statement: Flood Outlook
No Significant Flooding Anticipated from Developing Weather System Ottawa –  A weather system out of the mid-west U.S. has the potential to bring several forms of precipitation in significant amounts in to eastern Canada over the next week. Snow, rain and freezing rain may fall beginning tonight with showers or flurries. Tomorrow, rain is forecast to fall through the afternoon.... Read More

April 10 is Equal Pay Day: Take action to close the gender pay gap!

April 10 is Equal Pay Day: Take action to close the gender pay gap!
Ontario’s gender pay gap is a human rights crisis. Canada’s latest Census shows Ontario women on average make 71 cents for every dollar a man makes – they face a 29% gender pay gap. But this ‘average’ figure does not capture the depth of the human rights and economic crisis working women experience in Ontario. For Indigenous women, the gap... Read More

Health Unit reminds you to thoroughly cook processed chicken products

Health Unit reminds you to thoroughly cook processed chicken products
Preparing frozen processed chicken products such as chicken strips, nuggets or burgers requires the same care as handling fresh raw chicken products.  Although processed chicken products may be breaded, this does not mean that they are cooked and ready to eat.  These products may still contain bacteria that only proper cooking temperatures will destroy.  All chicken products must be cooked... Read More

Highlights from March 28th UCDSB Board of Trustees Meeting

Highlights from March 28th UCDSB Board of Trustees Meeting
Click Here to View March 28th Board Meeting Agenda Brockville – Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 to discuss several agenda items: Thousand Islands Elementary School Presentation: Principal Suzanne Morrison presented the Thousand Islands Elementary School Improvement Plan for Student Achievement and Wellness (SIPSAW). Morrison discussed ways the school is working to improve student... Read More

Health Unit: Let’s talk about your social support network

Health Unit: Let’s talk about your social support network
Brockville – Did you know hanging out with people you like is a benefit to your health? Healthy relationships and the opportunity to share in community life is a social determinant of health. In Leeds, Grenville and Lanark, 71% of people report having a strong sense of community. How does social support help your health? · Friends and social contacts... Read More

RVCA: Below Average Spring Freshet Expected

RVCA: Below Average Spring Freshet Expected
  Ottawa –  Barring a rain event not presently in weather forecasts, it is appearing that the spring freshet of 2018 in the Rideau valley may have already occurred on March 2 as a result of the above normal temperatures in the latter half of February that removed all of the snow. The snow that fell after the early March... Read More

“Brush Up on the Facts” Campaign Urges Parents to Keep Kids’ Teeth Healthy

“Brush Up on the Facts” Campaign Urges Parents to Keep Kids’ Teeth Healthy
The Ontario Association of Public Health Dentistry (OAPHD), along with Public Health Units across Ontario, has launched an awareness campaign for Oral Health Month. The “Brush Up on the Facts: Keep Kids’ Teeth Healthy” campaign is geared to parents and focuses on the impact dental health has on kids’ healthy growth and development and the free dental programs and services... Read More

Family Caregiver Day being Celebrated April 3, 2018

Family Caregiver Day being Celebrated April 3, 2018
Family caregivers of all ages deserve recognition and support Across the province, over 3 million people provide supports for family members facing illness, disability, or challenges related to aging, but their contributions often go unrecognized. On April 3rd. Community & Primary Health Care (CPHC) and the Ontario Caregiver Coalition (OCC) are celebrating Family Caregiver Day by unmasking these invisible heroes of the... Read More