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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

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

OECTA TO HOLD PROVINCE-WIDE WALKOUT MARCH 5

OECTA TO HOLD PROVINCE-WIDE WALKOUT MARCH 5
TORONTO – The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that it is planning a one-day, province-wide walkout on Thursday, March 5. Teachers in publicly funded Catholic district school boards across Ontario will not be reporting to work or performing any of their teaching duties. Last week, after the mediator called the bargaining parties back to the table, the... Read More

Blowing snow advisory in effect for Brockville – Prescott, Gananoque – Mallorytown, Westport – Charleston Lake

Blowing snow advisory in effect for Brockville – Prescott, Gananoque – Mallorytown, Westport – Charleston Lake
Poor visibility in snow and blowing snow is expected or occurring in some locations. Westerly winds gusting up to 70 km/h combining with the freshly fallen snow continue to give localized reduced visibilities and poor road conditions in blowing snow to some exposed areas. Winds are expected to slowly diminish tonight. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by... Read More

Landowners Lining up to Plant Trees in Rideau Valley This Spring

Landowners Lining up to Plant Trees in Rideau Valley This Spring
Local Conservation Authority has commitments to plant more than 200,000 trees through Forests Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program Ottawa – Local landowners are planting plenty of young trees in the Rideau Valley region this spring, thanks to Forests Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP), says the local conservation authority. “Landowners are already planning for the 2021 planting season,” said... Read More