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Municipal Candidates’ Guide Now Available

Municipal Candidates’ Guide Now Available
What You Need to Know Before Running in the 2018 Municipal and School Board Elections Queen’s Park – Ontario has released the 2018 Candidates’ Guide for Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections outlining rules for candidates as described in the Municipal Elections Act and other legislation and regulations. Since the last municipal election, the province has made changes to modernize... Read More

Highlights from the CDSBEO Board Meeting held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Highlights from the CDSBEO Board Meeting held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Kemptville – Highlights from the CDSBEO Board Meeting held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Eastern Ontario Skilled Trades Competition The goal of the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) has been to promote skilled trades as a viable and attractive alternative to traditional post-secondary programs. Numbers of students participating in the OYAP program have risen consistently, and more students are choosing... Read More

April 10 is Equal Pay Day: Take action to close the gender pay gap!

April 10 is Equal Pay Day: Take action to close the gender pay gap!
Ontario’s gender pay gap is a human rights crisis. Canada’s latest Census shows Ontario women on average make 71 cents for every dollar a man makes – they face a 29% gender pay gap. But this ‘average’ figure does not capture the depth of the human rights and economic crisis working women experience in Ontario. For Indigenous women, the gap... Read More

Health Unit reminds you to thoroughly cook processed chicken products

Health Unit reminds you to thoroughly cook processed chicken products
Preparing frozen processed chicken products such as chicken strips, nuggets or burgers requires the same care as handling fresh raw chicken products.  Although processed chicken products may be breaded, this does not mean that they are cooked and ready to eat.  These products may still contain bacteria that only proper cooking temperatures will destroy.  All chicken products must be cooked... Read More

Every Kid in our Communities to Honour “Asset Builders”

Every Kid in our Communities to Honour “Asset Builders”
LEEDS AND GRENVILLE — The Every Kid in our Communities (EKIOC) Coalition is looking for nominations of organizations, businesses, and individuals who make a difference in the lives of children and youth in Leeds and Grenville- in other words they build assets! These “asset builders” will be recognized at a ceremony on Sunday April 29th, 2018 as part of the... Read More

Urgent Notice: UCDSB School Closures

Urgent Notice: UCDSB School Closures
Toniata Public School, Sweets Corners Elementary and South Edwardsburg Public School UCDSB – URGENT NOTICE: We are aware that three schools do not have power at this time. Unfortunately, due to this situation we will be closing Toniata Public School, South Edwardsburg Public School and Sweets Corners Elementary School for today, Thursday, April 5, 2018. All other UCDSB schools remain... Read More

Be Bear Wise and Prevent Bears from Visiting Your Community

Be Bear Wise and Prevent Bears from Visiting Your Community
Ontario and OPP Share Safety Tips as Bears Return From Hibernation Ontario and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reminding people to do their part to avoid human-bear interactions this spring, and encouraging them to check around their homes and remove the most popular bear attractants. April is the beginning of bear season and with it comes an increase in... Read More

Highlights from March 28th UCDSB Board of Trustees Meeting

Highlights from March 28th UCDSB Board of Trustees Meeting
Click Here to View March 28th Board Meeting Agenda Brockville – Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 to discuss several agenda items: Thousand Islands Elementary School Presentation: Principal Suzanne Morrison presented the Thousand Islands Elementary School Improvement Plan for Student Achievement and Wellness (SIPSAW). Morrison discussed ways the school is working to improve student... Read More

Health Unit: Let’s talk about your social support network

Health Unit: Let’s talk about your social support network
Brockville – Did you know hanging out with people you like is a benefit to your health? Healthy relationships and the opportunity to share in community life is a social determinant of health. In Leeds, Grenville and Lanark, 71% of people report having a strong sense of community. How does social support help your health? · Friends and social contacts... Read More

Chimo Elementary School to Host UCDSB’s 2018 Regional Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition Wednesday

Chimo Elementary School to Host UCDSB’s 2018 Regional Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition Wednesday
Smiths Falls – Chimo Elementary School will host the 2018 Regional Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, held in partnership with the Thousand Islands Chapter of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO). The contest encourages student teams to build small bridges out of Popsicle sticks and glue, based on guidelines provided by PEO. Bridges are then “stress-tested” using... Read More