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RVCA Watershed Conditions Statement – March 19, 2020

RVCA Watershed Conditions Statement – March 19, 2020
Ottawa – Warm Temperatures and Rain in Forecast Will Cause Water Levels to Increase Across the Rideau Valley Watershed The short-term forecast is calling for rainfall amounts of 10 to 15 mm and high temperatures near 15 degrees Celsius on Friday, followed by below zero temperatures on Saturday, and then milder temperatures in the days following. No significant rain is... Read More

UCDSB to Temporarily Close Schools, Working on Educational Supports for Students

UCDSB to Temporarily Close Schools, Working on Educational Supports for Students
Brockville – In an extraordinary effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Ontario Government announced on Thursday afternoon that all Ontario schools will be closed from Saturday, March 14, reopening on Monday, April 6. Recognizing that a key part of the provincial strategy is to contain the spread of COVID19, all child care and EarlyON centres located within UCDSB... Read More

OCSTA Statement Regarding OECTA Tentative Agreement

OCSTA Statement Regarding OECTA Tentative Agreement
TORONTO – We are very pleased that today, following many months of bargaining, the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association, the Provincial government and the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) reached a tentative collective agreement. The tentative agreement reflects the commitment of all negotiating parties to the well-being and progress of all students and staff in Catholic schools throughout Ontario. Details of... Read More

COVID-19 Forces Government of Ontario to Extend March break by 2 Weeks

COVID-19 Forces Government of Ontario to Extend March break by 2 Weeks
TORONTO — Today Premier Doug Ford, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to the impact of COVID-19 on publicly funded schools as March Break approaches: “The health and well-being of Ontarians is our government’s number one priority. Since we first learned of COVID-19 as an emerging... Read More

Grenville OPP: Watch Out For Theses Scams

Grenville OPP: Watch Out For Theses Scams
Fraud Prevention Month North Grenville – Online scams are being reported to the Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) every day. The scam artists can contact you by text messages, social media sites, e-mail or by phone. Be wary of any message that suggests that you are being awarded money, that you owe money, that you have an inheritance or... Read More

Flood Outlook – Current Spring Conditions Favourable for Slow Snow Melt Across the Rideau Valley Watershed

Flood Outlook – Current Spring Conditions Favourable for Slow Snow Melt Across the Rideau Valley Watershed
Ottawa – The winter of 2019-20 has been warmer than average with near-average snowfall amounts. On January 11, about 50 mm of rain fell across the Rideau Valley Watershed, resulting in temporarily elevated water levels and flows in all waterways, and a noticeable ice layer within the snowpack. Current conditions at several RVCA and Parks Canada snow course sites are... Read More

ETFO: Ford’s Education Minister continues to bargain in the media

ETFO: Ford’s Education Minister continues to bargain in the media
Toronto – Once again, Ford’s Education Minister Stephen Lecce has made pronouncements to the media that are outside the collective bargaining process, says the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO). “ETFO does not bargain in the media and we have not seen details of the Minister’s proposals at the central bargaining table,” said ETFO President Sam Hammond. “We have learned... Read More

OECTA Statement on Bargaining

OECTA Statement on Bargaining
TORONTO – Liz Stuart, President of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association, has issued the following statement on the status of contract negotiations with the Ford government. “Catholic teachers across Ontario have been unequivocal in our commitment to protect Ontario’s worldrenowned publicly funded education system. The Ford government has already reduced classroom spending, and we know what the long-term consequences... Read More

Nominations Open for Girls Inc Woman of the Year Fundraising Celebration

Nominations Open for Girls Inc Woman of the Year Fundraising Celebration
LEEDS AND GRENVILLE — Girls Incorporated of Upper Canada is seeking nominations for the annual Women of the Year Fundraising Celebration in support of Girls Inc. Through a public nomination process, we wish to highlight the outstanding women from our community who will be honoured at our Celebration on the evening of Thursday, May 28th at the Brockville Convention Centre.... Read More

ETFO joins National Day of Action to defend against threats to public education

ETFO joins National Day of Action to defend against threats to public education
Toronto – Today, members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) will participate in a National Day of Action to highlight the importance of publicly funded public education in Canada. “Ontario faces a very serious threat to our world-renowned public education system with the Ford government’s damaging cuts,” said ETFO President Sam Hammond. “The Ford government has planned to... Read More