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Health Unit: Outbreak found in Stoneridge Manor in Carleton Place

Health Unit: Outbreak found in Stoneridge Manor in Carleton Place
Brockville – The Health Unit is working with Stoneridge Manor in Carleton Place to manage a COVID-19 outbreak. One staff member has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Infection control measures have been put in place to manage the outbreak and are being monitored by the Health Unit. Staff have been instructed to wear Personal Protective Equipment at all times... 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

Coronavirus Update from Almonte General Hospital, Fairview Manor & Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital

Coronavirus Update from Almonte General Hospital, Fairview Manor & Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital
To help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made some changes at Almonte General Hospital, Fairview Manor and Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital. We want to ensure the safety and well-being of patients, residents, staff and physicians. Patient and resident visits are not permitted at this time. Exceptions may be made on compassionate grounds. In Almonte, obstetrical... Read More

Public Health reminds residents to help reduce the spread of illness in the community

Public Health reminds residents to help reduce the spread of illness in the community
With the events of the past few days, the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit would like to remind people of the things you can do in your community to reduce the spread of all respiratory illnesses including COVID-19. As always, we encourage people to wash your hands often with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer; avoid touching your eyes,... 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

Lanark County OPP Weekly News for week of February 24th and March 2nd, 2020

Lanark County OPP Weekly News for week of February 24th and March 2nd, 2020
LANARK COUNTY – Between Monday, February 24 and Monday, March 2, 2020, officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 284 calls for service. The calls included: Motor Vehicle Collisions Total: 28             Including: Car / Deer: 1 Parking Lots: 4 Single Motor Vehicle off Road (“in ditch”): 15 Impaired Drivers – 0 Domestic Incidents – 9 (no charges laid) Break... Read More

Lanark County OPP Weekly News for week of Feb 10th – 17th, 2020

Lanark County OPP Weekly News for week of Feb 10th – 17th, 2020
LANARK COUNTY – Between Monday, February 10 and Monday, February 17, 2020 officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 354 calls for service. The calls included: Motor Vehicle Collisions Total: 28            Including: Car / Deer: 1 Parking Lots: 11 Single Motor Vehicle off Road (“in ditch”): 8 Lanark County OPP were called to Bolingbroke Road... Read More

ETFO: Ford’s Education Minister continues to bargain in the media

ETFO: Ford’s Education Minister continues to bargain in the media
Toronto – Once again, Ford’s Education Minister Stephen Lecce has made pronouncements to the media that are outside the collective bargaining process, says the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO). “ETFO does not bargain in the media and we have not seen details of the Minister’s proposals at the central bargaining table,” said ETFO President Sam Hammond. “We have learned... Read More