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On October 10th, parents, students, & education workers holding protests at over 700 elementary and secondary schools across Ontario

On October 10th, parents, students, & education workers holding protests at over 700 elementary and secondary schools across Ontario
Toronto – On October 10th 2019, parents, students, and education workers will be holding protests at over 700 elementary and secondary schools across Ontario with a Walk-In. This is a parent-driven solidarity action supported by ETFO and CUPE. Locally a Walk-In for education is being held tomorrow morning, Thursday, October 10th at Vanier Public School in Brockville at 8:45 am.... Read More

Have your say: Drinking water rule changes proposed for Mississippi-Rideau – RVCA

Have your say: Drinking water rule changes proposed for Mississippi-Rideau – RVCA
Ottawa – Several changes are in the works for drinking water protection zones and chemical storage rules in the Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Region. Under Ontario’s Clean Water Act, municipal drinking water sources such as lakes, rivers and wells are protected from contamination through a combination of intake and wellhead protection zones, rules for chemical use and other threats, and risk... Read More

CDSBEO Schools Welcomes Staff and Students Back Today

CDSBEO Schools Welcomes Staff and Students Back Today
Kemptville – The Catholic District School Board of Ontario (CDSBEO) welcomes staff and students back today: CUPE has announced that a provincial agreement has been reached between the Government of Ontario, the Council of Trustees’ Associations (which includes the association representing Catholic school boards – the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association), and CUPE. Please be advised that schools will be... Read More

All UCDSB Schools, Facilities and Childcare to Open this morning

All UCDSB Schools, Facilities and Childcare to Open this morning
We have received notice that CUPE has reached a tentative deal with the province and will not be proceeding with a strike tomorrow. All UCDSB schools and childcare facilities are open today, October 7, 2019. We look forward to welcoming our staff and our students back to school.   Read More

Ontario Parks seeks input on Healthy Parks Healthy People initiative

Ontario Parks seeks input on Healthy Parks Healthy People initiative
Toronto – It’s widely recognized that time spent in nature comes with many health benefits. Now, Ontario Parks is seeking the public’s input on how we can ensure these benefits are fully realized by everyone in Ontario. Beginning on Monday, September 30 and for the following eight weeks, Ontario Parks is inviting healthcare providers, researchers, and other members of the... Read More

IJC appoints Ms. Suzie Miron to its International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board

IJC appoints Ms. Suzie Miron to its International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board
Cornwall – The International Joint Commission (IJC) announced today that it has appointed Suzie Miron, as a Canadian local member to the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River (ILOSLR) Board. Ms. Miron is a city councillor for the district of Tétreaultville in Montreal. On September 3, 2019 the IJC appointed Bill Reilich, as the local member from the United States, after... Read More

CDSBEO Plans for CUPE Strike Action

CDSBEO Plans for CUPE Strike Action
Kemptville – The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has announced that their members (custodians, school office staff, educational assistants, early childhood educators, library workers, maintenance staff and other non-teaching staff) will escalate strike action to a full withdrawal of services beginning Monday, October 7, if an agreement is not reached by Sunday, October 6, 2019. This labour disruption arises... Read More

Frost advisory in effect for our entire region for tonight!

Frost advisory in effect for our entire region for tonight!
Brockville – A Frost advisory is in effect for Brockville, Leeds-Grenville, Smiths Falls, Lanark, Morrisburg, SD&G and Ottawa for tonight! Frost may damage frost-sensitive fruit trees and vegetable plants. Temperatures are expected to drop to near or below the freezing mark tonight. Take preventative measures to protect frost-sensitive plants and trees. Frost advisories are issued when temperatures are expected to... Read More

First Frost Advisory for the Season Tonight For Our Entire Region

First Frost Advisory for the Season Tonight For Our Entire Region
Brockville – The first Frost Advisory of the season has been issued for tonight for Brockville, Leeds-Grenville, Morrisburg -SD&G, Smiths Falls-Lanark and Ottawa. Frost may damage some crops in frost-prone areas. Temperatures will drop to near the freezing mark overnight tonight over these regions. Take preventative measures to protect frost-sensitive plants and trees. Frost advisories are issued when temperatures are... Read More