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Highlights of Special United Counties of Leeds & Grenville Council Meeting Held Thursday

Highlights of Special United Counties of Leeds & Grenville Council Meeting Held Thursday
Brockville – Here are the highlights of a special United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Council Meeting held on Thursday, May 14, 2020 are listed below. Leeds Grenville Warden thanks frontline and essential workers: Warden Pat Sayeau thanked United Counties of Leeds and Grenville essential and frontline workers for their continued commitment in keeping communities safe and services operating. The... Read More

Hometown TV12 Launches #FestivalFriday and #SmallBizSaturday

Hometown TV12 Launches #FestivalFriday and #SmallBizSaturday
Most of us have never experienced a pandemic of this magnitude, let alone being placed on house arrest when we haven’t done anything wrong.  Every day we are hearing of more of our much-loved fairs, festivals, and area events that are being sacrificed in the name of Covid-19.  Where does it end?  No one can say for sure, at least... Read More

National Nursing Week: May 11 – 17th, 2020

National Nursing Week: May 11 – 17th, 2020
Brockville – National Nursing Week 2020 is being observed from May 11th to 17th, 2020. The week draws attention to nurses, increasing the awareness of the public policy-makers and governments of the many contributions of nursing to the well-being of Canadians. The week occurs annually from Monday to the Sunday of Florence Nightengale’s birthday (May 12th). The theme this year... Read More

County Lifting Burn Ban

County Lifting Burn Ban
Leeds & Grenville – Be advised effective Friday, May 8th, 2020 at 8:00 am, the Total Open-Air Burn Ban has been LIFTED by ALL municipalities within the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, including the separated municipalities of Brockville, Gananoque, and Prescott. The Ontario Fire Code states that ALL Open-Air Burning must be approved by the Chief Fire Official of your municipality, therefore... Read More

Rainfall warning in effect for Westport-Charleston Lake & Kingston!

Rainfall warning in effect for Westport-Charleston Lake & Kingston!
There is a Rainfall Warning for the Westport-Charleston Lake region as well as Kingston! Rain, at times heavy, continues. Rain will continue today, tonight and into Friday before tapering to scattered showers during the day Friday. Total rainfall amounts of 40 to 60 mm are expected with the heaviest rain expected this afternoon and this evening. Heavy downpours can cause... Read More

Minister of Education Statement on Ratification of OECTA Central Agreement

Minister of Education Statement on Ratification of OECTA Central Agreement
TORONTO — Today, Minister of Education Stephen Lecce, issued the following statement in response to the ratification of the central agreement with the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) and the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA): “I would like to congratulate OECTA and OCSTA for the ratification of the 2019-22 central agreement, the first deal reached with Ontario teachers.... Read More

CATHOLIC TEACHERS RATIFY AGREEMENT ON CENTRAL TERMS

CATHOLIC TEACHERS RATIFY AGREEMENT ON CENTRAL TERMS
TORONTO – Members of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) have ratified the agreement on central terms for a new contract. “This was a particularly difficult round of negotiations, in which the government was seeking to implement significant cuts to publicly funded education,” says OECTA President Liz Stuart. “Our bargaining team put in a tremendous amount of time and... Read More

United Counties of Leeds Grenville Declares State of Emergency

United Counties of Leeds Grenville Declares State of Emergency
Residents strongly urged to stay isolated Easter weekend Brockville – United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Warden Pat Sayeau today declared a State of Emergency for the entire region to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. “This is to reinforce the importance of social distancing throughout the Easter long weekend – and beyond – when people would normally be... Read More

Changes to Canada Summer Jobs program to help businesses and young Canadians affected by COVID-19

Changes to Canada Summer Jobs program to help businesses and young Canadians affected by COVID-19
OTTAWA – The Government of Canada is taking unprecedented action to support workers, businesses, and all Canadians impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Right now, young people are facing serious challenges in finding work. To build the foundations of strong communities, we need a strong workforce that includes good job opportunities for youth. That is why the government is working to help employers... Read More

National Headquarters announces $3 million for Branches

National Headquarters announces $3 million for Branches
Volunteer-run Branches facing trouble in the wake of COVID-19 OTTAWA – In an unprecedented move, the Legion’s National Headquarters will release a total of 3 million dollars to help struggling Branches in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Dominion Command Executive Council made a landmark decision to release the funds from the Legion’s national reserves, in order to provide... Read More