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“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

Grenville County Weekly News for Week of August 5th – 11th, 2019

Grenville County Weekly News for Week of August 5th – 11th, 2019
NORTH GRENVILLE  – Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are continuing an investigation after a suspected fraud occurred in North Grenville, Ontario. On August 8, 2019, OPP officers were advised from a resident that they had been defrauded of a substantial amount of money by someone claiming to be their grandson. The fraudster said he was in an ‘at fault’... Read More

MPP CLARK ANNOUNCES MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH GRENVILLE TO RECEIVE $36,000 THROUGH RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

MPP CLARK ANNOUNCES MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH GRENVILLE  TO RECEIVE $36,000 THROUGH RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
KEMPTVILLE — The Municipality of North Grenville will receive $36,000 through the province’s Rural Economic Development (RED) program designed to help rural and Indigenous communities attract investment and create and retain jobs, Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark announced on Friday, August 9. Clark was at the Kemptville Campus with North Grenville Mayor Nancy Peckford to announce the... 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

Health Unit working in partnership with Municipality of North Grenville for testing of private well water samples

Health Unit working in partnership with Municipality of North Grenville for testing of private well water samples
Health Unit and North Grenville Municipal Office Staff are happy to bring increases access to well water testing services. Shown at a launch event this morning are: from left, Debbie Steele, Public Health Inspector; Kathryn Allwright, Public Health Nurse and Katie Valentin, Deputy Clerk for Municipality of North Grenville and Communications Co-ordinator. – Submitted Photo North Grenville – The Leeds,... 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

100+ Years of Education at Kemptville Campus Being Celebrated Sept. 28th!

100+ Years of Education at Kemptville Campus Being Celebrated Sept. 28th!
Kemptville –  A celebration of 100 Years of Education at Kemptville Campus is being planned for Saturday, September 28, 2019, on the grounds of Kemptville Campus. Hosted by Kemptville Campus in partnership with the Municipality of North Grenville, festivities will include on-site demonstrations by teachers/students from the school boards on Campus, historical displays of artifacts and photos, tours of educational... Read More

North Grenville Council announces appointees to 7 remaining advisory committees

North Grenville Council announces appointees to 7 remaining advisory committees
North Grenville – At their regular meeting on July 16, 2019, North Grenville’s Municipal Council appointed members to seven advisory committees.  This is in addition to the Mayoral Task Force on Affordable Housing struck in January and the Community & Economic Development Advisory Committee convened in April 2019. Of the seven remaining advisory committees, three of them are existing, including the... Read More

Grenville County OPP Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

Grenville County OPP Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision
NORTH GRENVILLE – Members of Grenville County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to the scene of a single vehicle collision on County Road 20 and CR 18, North Grenville, Ontario. Preliminary investigation has indicated that at approximately 12:00 a.m., a single vehicle was travelling on County Road 20 when, for reasons under investigation, it left the roadway and... Read More

OPP: Don’t Let Your Home Be a Target

OPP: Don’t Let Your Home Be a Target
The Ontario Provincial Police supported by the North Grenville Police Services Board has become aware of an increase in residential break-ins within communities surrounding North Grenville. Home owners should be on the watch for any suspicious people or activity in your neighbourhood. Have a trusted neighbour keep an eye on your home if you plan to be away and never announce... Read More