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Local School Boards Confronted with Unexpected Costs for Student Transportation

Local School Boards Confronted with Unexpected Costs for Student Transportation
Brockville – The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO) and the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) have recently presented to their trustees the annual year-end financial statements for 2017-2018. The main focus and area of concern for both English language school boards was the significant increase in costs related to the provision of local and rural student transportation, which resulted in... Read More

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit: Let’s talk about income and health

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit: Let’s talk about income and health
Many people in our community don’t earn enough at their jobs to make ends meet and therefore face impossible choices like buying food or paying the rent; heating the apartment or fixing the car. This creates constant anxiety about the present and the future. People living on a low income have higher rates of chronic diseases like diabetes and self-reported... Read More

YEAR 33 FOR LANARK COUNTY CAFS/ OPP ANGEL TREE PROGRAM

YEAR 33 FOR LANARK COUNTY CAFS/ OPP ANGEL TREE PROGRAM
It’s year 33, and as the program enters its fourth decade there is no doubt the program will continue to be a success thanks to the generosity and Christmas spirit in Lanark County and the surrounding area. This year the Lanark County Child and Family Services (CAFS) / Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Angel Tree program is starting off with between... Read More

2018 Hinton Auto Group Build a Mountain of Food Campaign Gets Underway This Weekend

2018 Hinton Auto Group Build a Mountain of Food Campaign Gets Underway This Weekend
Food Blitz Stops in Almonte, Carleton Place, Perth, Lanark, Smiths Falls, Westport, Elgin, Portland, Merrickville, Athens, and Delta. Smiths Falls – The 2018 Hinton Auto Group Build a Mountain of Food Campaign gets underway this weekend starting out in Almonte and Carleton Place this Saturday, November 10th. Area food banks continue to play a vital role, providing necessary assistance to... Read More

Celebrating Patient Safety Week at Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital, Almonte General Hospital & Fairview Manor

Celebrating Patient Safety Week at Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital, Almonte General Hospital & Fairview Manor
MEDICATION SAFETY – NOT ALL DRUGS GET ALONG Patient and resident safety is a priority for staff, physicians and volunteers at Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH), Almonte General Hospital (AGH) and Fairview Manor. The care teams continually look for opportunities to engage patients, residents, visitors, families and one another to talk about safety. This week is Canadian Patient... Read More

Highlights from the UCDSB Board of Trustees Meeting held October 24

Highlights from the UCDSB Board of Trustees Meeting held October 24
Brockville  – Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, October 24 to discuss several agenda items. Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement and Wellness (BIPSAW): Principals of Teaching and Learning Jennifer McMaster and Shelly Corlyon discussed the 2018-19 BIPSAW. This plan sets out ways to improve student achievement in math and literacy. Under the plan,... Read More

Three Local Businesses Honoured with 2018 Ben TeKamp Memorial Award

Three Local Businesses Honoured with 2018 Ben TeKamp Memorial Award
BROCKVILLE – Shining a spotlight on outstanding Leeds and Grenville entrepreneurs, winners for the 2018 Ben TeKamp Memorial Award  were announced at the Aquatarium in Brockville.  The award will presented to three exceptional businesses who have displayed a remarkable capacity to revitalize, a dedication to meet the changing needs of the community, and a creative approach for growth.  Business owners also exemplify the... Read More

DATES SET FOR EDUCATION CONSULTATION TELEPHONE TOWN HALLS

DATES SET FOR EDUCATION CONSULTATION TELEPHONE TOWN HALLS
BROCKVILLE – Ontario’s Government for the People has announced that three telephone town halls will be held for Eastern Ontario residents as part of the Ministry of Education’s Curriculum Consultation process. The telephone town halls will take place on the following dates: Tuesday, October 30 from noon-1:30 p.m. Friday, November 16 from noon-1:30 p.m. Thursday, November 22 from 6:30-8 p.m.... Read More

OPP Announces Multi-Agency Youth Community Partnerships

OPP Announces Multi-Agency Youth Community Partnerships
Leeds and Grenville –  A coalition of Local Community Youth Agencies has been formed to establish a multi-agency approach to the recent troubling incidents involving young persons in Brockville and the surrounding community in recent weeks. The first meeting was held Thursday October 23, at the Front Avenue Resource Centre, in Brockville. Representatives included: The Brockville Police Services, Leeds and Grenville detachments of the Ontario... Read More