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Upper Canada District School Board issues layoffs to 25 Para-Professionals

Upper Canada District School Board issues layoffs to 25 Para-Professionals
Brockville – The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) has issued layoff notices to 25 para-professional employees.  At the June 20th, 2019 board meeting, the Upper Canada District School Board approved a 1.3 million dollar decrease in funding for Para-Professionals.  These professionals include child and youth workers and behaviourists (Student Support Partners).  This position was eliminated.  These front-line workers provided... Read More

Local St. John Ambulance Volunteers Recognized for Outstanding Service on June 17th – VIDEO

Local St. John Ambulance Volunteers Recognized for Outstanding Service on June 17th – VIDEO
Brockville – Volunteers and community members from across Leeds‐Grenville and Lanark counties gathered in Brockville on Monday, June 17th to pay tribute to this year’s outstanding volunteers with St. John Ambulance Leeds, Grenville & Lanark Branch. The local branch held their 2019 Awards Ceremony at the Brockville Legion. Guest speaker for the night was City Councillor Leigh Bursey. “I’m delighted... Read More

UCDSB Trustees Approve a Balanced Budget for the 2019-20 School Year

UCDSB Trustees Approve a Balanced Budget for the 2019-20 School Year
Brockville – The Board of Trustees for the Upper Canada District School Board met on Wednesday, June 19 for the last Committee of the Whole meeting for the 2018-19 school year. Several agenda items were discussed, including finalizing and approving the 2019-20 school year budget. At the beginning of the budget deliberations, which started in early May, UCDSB Trustees were... Read More

TWO MORE IMPAIRED DRIVERS STOPPED

TWO MORE IMPAIRED DRIVERS STOPPED
LEEDS – Members of the Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged two more impaired drivers. On June 15, 2019 at about 11.00 p.m. Leeds County officers stopped a man for a traffic related offence on Stewart Boulevard in Brockville. The driver Jakob WESTLAKE-BOYER, 21 years old of Brockville was arrested for driving with more than 80 mg... Read More

Lake Ontario outflows to be maintained at record highs

Lake Ontario outflows to be maintained at record highs
The Board is doing everything possible to provide all possible relief to Lake Ontario and upper St. Lawrence River residents, while considering impacts throughout the system. During its meeting on 21 June, the Board decided to maintain outflows at their current record-high  levels, 10,400 m3/s (367,270 cfs), for the next week considering there is very little  capacity for passing water... Read More

Health Unit begins Beach Water Quality Program this Week

Health Unit begins Beach Water Quality Program this Week
Brockville – The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is starting weekly water sampling of the area’s public bathing beaches for this year. The beaches will be monitored weekly throughout the summer season until August 31, 2019. This year the following public swimming areas will be monitored: In Lanark County: Almonte Beach, Dalhousie Lake, Centennial Beach, Riverside Beach, Lanark... Read More

“Youth Programs Continue this Summer at Stingers in Brockville”

“Youth Programs Continue this Summer at Stingers in Brockville”
Brockville – A group of community builders have organized a Summer Program for Leeds & Grenville area students and young people.   Area students and young people that attended the Police sponsored program this past school year provided direction for this summer’s program. This was accomplished through a comprehensive survey of the youth attending the Stingers program.   The program... Read More

2019 St. John Ambulance Leeds, Grenville & Lanark Branch Annual Awards Ceremony Being Held Tonight

2019 St. John Ambulance Leeds, Grenville & Lanark Branch Annual Awards Ceremony Being Held Tonight
File photo from last year’s awards – Hometown TV12 Brockville – The 2019 St. John Ambulance Leeds, Grenville & Lanark Branch Annual Awards Ceremony is being held tonight, Monday, June 17th at the Brockville Legion. Starting at 6:00pm, the Leeds-Grenville and Lanark area Branch of St. John Ambulance will be celebrating the achievements of their volunteers. Citizens from our neighbourhoods... Read More

Sixth Annual MyView Youth Film Festival Awards Ceremony Held Thursday, June 6th – VIDEO

Sixth Annual MyView Youth Film Festival Awards Ceremony Held Thursday, June 6th – VIDEO
Brockville – The Sixth Annual MyView Youth Film Festival Awards Ceremony was held last Thursday evening, June 6th at the Brockville Arts Centre! Young people were encouraged to pick up their phones or cameras and make a short video that celebrates something in their life or community, which shows a solution to a problem or showcase their opinion. Their were... Read More

Lake Ontario outflows to be increased above navigation limit

Lake Ontario outflows to be increased above navigation limit
Cornwall – The International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board (Board) will continue to increase outflows to provide relief to shoreline interests on Lake Ontario after it agreed to raise flows above the regulation plan’s maximum L-Limit, considered to be the safe threshold for commercial navigation. Outflows reached 10,200 m3/s (360,200 cfs) yesterday and the Board will commence incrementally... Read More