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All UCDSB Schools Will ReOpen Thursday Feb 14th, 2019

All UCDSB Schools Will ReOpen Thursday Feb 14th, 2019
Brockville – All schools and board offices within the Upper Canada District School Board will be open on Thursday, February 14, 2019.  We are looking forward to welcoming our students and staff back to school in the morning. All extended day programs and child care centers operating on our school properties will also be open.  Community use of schools will also... Read More

Local Youth Film Festival Offers $1000 Grand Prize!

Local Youth Film Festival Offers $1000 Grand Prize!
Brockville – MyView Youth Film Festival is back for its 6th year thanks to new sponsors!  Kemptville’s own McGahey Insurance and Grenville Mutual have teamed up to provide the $1000 Grand Prize for 2019.  This creative contest is open to all youth ages 10-24 in Eastern Ontario (see www.myviewfilmfest.ca for list of eligible counties). Young people are encouraged to pick up their phones or cameras and make... Read More

ONTARIO CELEBRATES GREAT OUTDOORS WITH FREE FAMILY DAY FISHING

ONTARIO CELEBRATES GREAT OUTDOORS WITH FREE FAMILY DAY FISHING
BROCKVILLE – Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark is inviting families to participate in free fishing on the Family Day weekend. From February 16 to 18, Canadian residents of all ages can enjoy fishing in Ontario without having to purchase a licence, said Clark. “Nowhere in Ontario is there a better place to get out and discover the joys... Read More

SUPPORTING FARMERS WITH BETTER LIVESTOCK COMPENSATION PROGRAM

SUPPORTING FARMERS WITH BETTER LIVESTOCK COMPENSATION PROGRAM
MPP CLARK DETAILS HOW CHANGES WILL REDUCE RED TAPE FOR PRODUCERS WHO FILE DAMAGE CLAIMS FOR WILDLIFE PREDATION  BROCKVILLE – Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark toured an area beef farm today, highlighting how the Ontario government has made significant updates to the Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program to support farmers who lose livestock to predators. “I’ve heard directly... Read More

Ontario Takes Decisive Action to Help More Families with Autism

Ontario Takes Decisive Action to Help More Families with Autism
EASTERN ONTARIO – Ontario’s government for the people is bringing relief to 23,000 children and their families who are currently languishing on a waitlist for autism services. In an announcement at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Parliamentary Assistant Amy Fee and Minister of Children, Community and Social Services Lisa MacLeod outlined the widespread reforms to the Ontario Autism Program that... Read More

Runciman Appointed New Chair of St. Lawrence Parks Commission

Runciman Appointed New Chair of St. Lawrence Parks Commission
Morrisburg – The Honourable Michael Tibollo, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, has announced the appointment of Senator Bob Runciman as the new Chair of the St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC). He will begin his four-year term immediately. Senator Runciman is a veteran Canadian politician. He was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in 1981, where he held... Read More

Highlights from UCDSB Board of Trustees Meeting held January 30th, 2019

Highlights from UCDSB Board of Trustees Meeting held January 30th, 2019
Brockville – Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 to discuss several agenda items. Average Daily Enrolments for UCDSB Schools Superintendent Phil Dawes provided the Board with an overview of Average Daily Enrolments (ADE) for 2018-19. ADE provides an ongoing measure of attendance in our schools and is calculated as the average... Read More

Michael Barrett Sworn in as New Member of Parliament for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes Today

Michael Barrett Sworn in as New Member of Parliament for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes Today
Ottawa – Michael Barrett was sworn in as the new Member of Parliament for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes today, January 28, 2019 on Parliament Hill. On hand were his family and close to 70 supporters from the riding. Following the ceremony his wife Amanda and they children gathered for a photograph. Later, he was introduced to the House of Commons... Read More

ONTARIO SCORES HIGHEST GRADE EVER FOR RED TAPE REDUCTION

ONTARIO SCORES HIGHEST GRADE EVER FOR RED TAPE REDUCTION
MPP CLARK PROUD AFTER CFIB WELCOMES GOVERNMENT’S EFFORTS TO REDUCE REGULATORY BURDEN ON BUSINESS BROCKVILLE – Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark says Ontario’s Government For the People is on the right track to reduce the regulatory burden that has for too long driven up the cost of doing business here. Clark made the comment today after Ontario... Read More

Do something sweet for animals in need by hosting a National Cupcake Day Party

Do something sweet for animals in need by hosting a National Cupcake Day Party
The icing on the cupcake is giving animals a second chance Brockville – Get out the mixing bowls and preheat those ovens! National Cupcake Day™ is coming up on Monday, Feb. 25 and the Ontario SPCA – Leeds & Grenville Animal Centre is looking for Cupcake Champions who will “bake” a difference for animals in need during this delicious fundraising... Read More