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LGTIRL all-candidates debate to build environmental leadership – October 2nd

LGTIRL all-candidates debate to build environmental leadership – October 2nd
Brockville – On October 2, community groups and individuals in our riding are hosting a non-partisan all-candidates debate on the environment for Leeds-Grenville, Thousand Islands & Rideau Lakes (LGTIRL). Around the world, we are seeing dramatic shifts in technology and people’s behaviour to help address environmental problems. Here in the communities of LGTIRL, we are playing our part by adopting... Read More

UCDSB Draws Attention to Mental Health Supports on World Suicide Prevention Day

UCDSB Draws Attention to Mental Health Supports on World Suicide Prevention Day
Brockville – Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) wants to highlight some of the steps students, staff and their families can take to take care of their mental health, and the resources available to them if they are in crisis. “One of the best things to do as a young person is... Read More

“Hypocritical” UCDSB prioritizing management jobs over services for students, says union

“Hypocritical” UCDSB prioritizing management jobs over services for students, says union
BROCKVILLE – The union that represents education workers at Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is demanding to know why the board is advertising a new, high-paying management job just weeks after it slashed services for students by eliminating the equivalent of 140 full-time frontline jobs. UCDSB claims the cuts – which affect 177 people in total – were needed to... Read More

Staffing cuts at Upper Canada District School Board herald a grim return to class for students in September

Staffing cuts at Upper Canada District School Board herald a grim return to class for students in September
BROCKVILLE – The final disturbing picture of cuts at Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) has education workers worried about the effect on students in the coming school year and wondering whether parents realize the consequences that reduced services in schools will have for their children. A conclusive tabulation by Local 5678 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE),... Read More

Annual Merrickville CanalFest Being Held This Weekend

Annual Merrickville CanalFest Being Held This Weekend
Merrickville – The annual CanalFest, Merrickville’s 2 day event that celebrates the heritage of the Rideau Canal is being held today, (Saturday) and Sunday, August 3rd & 4th at Blockhouse Park. Events will include, Parks Canada displays, reenactors, face painting, the Bug Lady, Artisan/craft area, live music, children’s games, Lions BBQ and more. Live music will feature BAKatcha on Saturday... Read More

Ontario Festival of Small Halls 2019 lineup celebrates big Canadian music in more beloved small places

Ontario Festival of Small Halls 2019 lineup celebrates big Canadian music in more beloved small places
More halls. Check. Big music. Check. Magical moments and musical memories – you betcha. Performances in Brockville, Chaffey’s Lock, Lyndhurst, Burritt’s Rapids, Athens, Merrickville, Delta, Spencerville, Portland, Seeley’s Bay & More!!! Eastern Ontario – The Ontario Festival of Small Halls plants inspired, decorated and mind-blowing artists into rural halls across Eastern Ontario, bursting with community vibes. Music lovers witness these... Read More

Monday Morning Local Weather Update: Cooler Temps for Today & Rest of Week!

Monday Morning Local Weather Update: Cooler Temps for Today & Rest of Week!
Good Monday morning! Much cooler today and for the rest of the week so far! Today’s Forecast Mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. High 23. Humidex 26. UV index 7 or high. Tonight: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers early this evening. Clearing near midnight. Low 14. Tuesday: Sunny. High 26. Humidex 27. UV index 7 or... Read More

GRENVILLE COUNTY WEEKLY POLICE REPORTS – JULY 14, 2019

GRENVILLE COUNTY WEEKLY POLICE REPORTS – JULY 14, 2019
Grenville County – Here is the weekly police reports from the Grenville County OPP ending July 14, 2019. OPP AND PARAMEDICS RESPOND TO AN UNCONSCIOUS MALE NORTH GRENVILLE – On January 12, 2019, shortly after 8:00 a.m., officers from the Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded with North Grenville Fire & Paramedics to an unresponsive male at a job... Read More

North Grenville Community Charity BBQ Being Held Today

North Grenville Community Charity BBQ Being Held Today
NORTH GRENVILLE – The North Grenville community BBQ is fast approaching. The event takes place on July 11, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the North Grenville Municipal Centre parking lot on County Road 44. The Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police are partnering with G.Tackaberry & Sons Construction who are generously sponsoring this event. All proceeds will be going towards... Read More

North Grenville Receives $60 000 Boost for Active School Travel

North Grenville Receives $60 000 Boost for Active School Travel
North Grenville – North Grenville will receive a major boost with a new project thanks to the Ontario Active School Travel Fund. The “North Grenville Way” project will increase opportunities for sustainable active school travel. The one year initiative will raise awareness for active school travel, develop a community charter, and conduct a professional assessment of walk zones. This assessment... Read More