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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

Texting While Driving A Costly Lesson for Carleton Place School Bus Driver

Texting While Driving A Costly Lesson for Carleton Place School Bus Driver
Carleton Place – A school bus driver in Carleton Place sent a very expensive text earlier today.  OPP East shared the incident via Twitter this morning. Spotted texting behind the wheel earned the driver a distracted driving fine of $615.00, 3 points, and a 3-day license suspension. Thankfully no students were on board at the time.   Read More

Post Foods Canada and Tim Hortons® Partner to Launch Timbits® Flavoured Cereal to Take Your Favourite Treat From Box to Bowl

Post Foods Canada and Tim Hortons® Partner to Launch Timbits® Flavoured Cereal to Take Your Favourite Treat From Box to Bowl
TORONTO – Cereal lovers and Tim Hortons fans alike will have a new reason to celebrate breakfast in the new year with the launch of Post Timbits® Cereal. Post Foods Canada has created two new breakfast cereals inspired by the irresistible taste of some of Canada’s favourite Timbits® flavours. Starting in early 2020, Post Timbits® Chocolate Glazed Cereal and Post Timbits® Birthday Cake Cereal will be available in major... 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

Major Ice & Snow Storm Expected to Hit Our Region Sunday Afternoon into Monday!

Major Ice & Snow Storm Expected to Hit Our Region Sunday Afternoon into Monday!
Eastern Ontario – Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for Sunday afternoon, overnight and into Monday for our entire region for a potential major winter storm! They say a major ice and snow storm is possible, with freezing rain expected to develop Sunday afternoon. The freezing rain may taper off briefly Sunday night but will redevelop early Monday... Read More

Lanark County Paramedics: Filling Our Ambulances With Food

Lanark County Paramedics: Filling Our Ambulances With Food
Lanark – Local paramedics from the Lanark County Paramedic Services (LCPS) usually pick up patients, but on December 14th and 15th, they picked up donations as well. The 5th annual “Fill an Ambulance with Food’ drive was held in Almonte, Carleton Place, Smiths Falls and Perth. It was another successful food drive across four communities, with 110 boxes of food... Read More

OSSTF Initiating Full Day Walk Out on Wednesday

OSSTF Initiating Full Day Walk Out on Wednesday
Eastern Ontario – Teachers and education workers represented by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) will participate in a one-day, province-wide full withdrawal of services this Wednesday, December 4th, if a new agreement is not reached before then. The UCDSB has said if this occurs, there will be no classes, planned activities, co-operative education placements or extracurriculars for students... Read More