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Catholic Teachers to begin rotating strikes February 24th

Catholic Teachers to begin rotating strikes February 24th
TORONTO – The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that if an agreement is not reached, members will participate in rotating full withdrawals of service the week of February 24. (The rotation schedule is below. All OECTA bargaining units within each Catholic district school board will engage in a full withdrawal of service on their assigned day.) “Teachers... Read More

Kemptville Live Music Festival Presents Saturday Headliner: Steve Miller Band

Kemptville Live Music Festival Presents Saturday Headliner: Steve Miller Band
Kemptville – Steve Miller’s 2019 was one for the record books – he released a second volume boxset of his collected vinyl, opened his vaults for the first time ever, releasing the acclaimed Welcome to the Vault Boxset, performed live in over 50 cities, played “Fly Like an Eagle” with The Roots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, did... Read More

Minister of Education on Province-Wide, One-Day Strike

Minister of Education on Province-Wide, One-Day Strike
TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to strike escalation by the four teachers’ unions (OSSTF, ETFO, OECTA, AEFO): “Our focus is on keeping students in class, as they deserve better. That is why I am calling on the teachers’ union leaders to accept private mediation today and end this needless escalation. Parents... Read More

Human Trafficking Information Sessions Being Held Feb 21st, 2020

Human Trafficking Information Sessions Being Held Feb 21st, 2020
NORTH GRENVILLE – On Friday, February 21, 2020 in honour of the upcoming Human Trafficking Awareness Day in Canada, The Human Trafficking Coalition of Leeds & Grenville is pleased to announce that it will be holding information sessions for the public on the topic of human trafficking at the following times and locations; Kemptville Public library (1 Water Street Kemptville from 1:00... Read More

On February 21, Elementary and Secondary Educators across Ontario Will Stand Up Against Cuts to Public Education

On February 21, Elementary and Secondary Educators across Ontario Will Stand Up Against Cuts to Public Education
TORONTO – On Friday, February 21, elementary and secondary teachers and education workers represented by the four major education unions in Ontario will stand up to the Ford government’s education cuts by participating in a one-day walkout across the province. Members of the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), the Ontario... Read More

Kemptville Kinsmen Set to Host Annual Family Day Fun Feb 17th

Kemptville Kinsmen Set to Host Annual Family Day Fun Feb 17th
Kemptville – The Kemptville Kinsmen are excited to host their annual Family Day Event on Monday, February 17th 2020. All are welcome to join in for a day of free skating, free movies, free hot dogs and hot chocolate! The first Movies starts at 10:30am, the free skating starts from 12:00-1:50pm and the Second Movie Starts at 2pm. Tickets are limited... Read More

Fish for Free on Family Day Weekend

Fish for Free on Family Day Weekend
TORONTO — The Ontario Government invites families to fish for free on Family Day weekend. From February 15 to 17, Canadian residents of all ages can enjoy fishing in Ontario without having to purchase a licence or carry an Outdoors Card. “Our government is making it easier for families to spend quality time together while enjoying Ontario’s world-class lakes, rivers... Read More

Community Volunteer Tax Program Once Again Offering Free Tax Services

Community Volunteer Tax Program Once Again Offering Free Tax Services
Brockville – The Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau is once again offering their “Community Volunteer Tax Program” free tax services for low income filers. Starting February 24th in five municipalities. Check the poster below for all of the information: Read More

BOGS° brings big experiences as well as footwear to students with Outdoor Foundation grant

BOGS° brings big experiences as well as footwear to students with Outdoor Foundation grant
OTTAWA – As many as 1,500 students will experience the great outdoors over the next three years – some for the very first time – thanks to a $29,936 grant from BOGS° Outdoor Foundation. BOGS° also provided 20 pairs of warm boots to ensure students are equipped and dressed for their outdoor visit allowing them to focus on the valuable... Read More

7th Annual Local Youth Film Festival Offers $1000 Grand Prize!

7th Annual Local Youth Film Festival Offers $1000 Grand Prize!
MyView Youth Film Festival is back for its 7th year!  Kemptville’s own McGahey Insurance and Grenville Mutual Insurance have again teamed up to provide the $1000 Grand Prize for 2020.  This creative film-making contest is open to all youth ages 10-24 that live, work or play in Eastern Ontario (see www.myviewfilmfest.ca for list of eligible counties). Young people are encouraged to pick up their phones or cameras... Read More