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Federal Bridge Corporation Deploys Electric Vehicle Chargers

Federal Bridge Corporation Deploys Electric Vehicle Chargers
OTTAWA – The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited (FBCL) is pleased to announce the deployment of its first two high-capacity electric vehicle charging stations. The units are conveniently located near the Duty Free Stores at the Thousand Islands International Bridge (Lansdowne, Ontario) and at the Blue Water Bridge (Point Edward, Ontario). FBCL Chief Executive Officer Natalie Kinloch recognized that “the crossing of international... Read More

Highlights from UCDSB Board of Trustee Meeting Feb 12th, 2020

Highlights from UCDSB Board of Trustee Meeting Feb 12th, 2020
Brockville – Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 for their regular Board meeting. They discussed several agenda items: North Stormont Public School Video Presentation Trustees viewed a video from North Stormont Public School highlighting how their School Improvement Plans for Student Achievement and Wellness (SIPSAW) are implemented day-to-day. Included were parent and student testimonials on the... Read More

Province wide strike planned for Feb.21

Province wide strike planned for Feb.21
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), which represents elementary teachers within the Upper Canada District school board, and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), which represents secondary teachers and professional student service personnel within our board, gave notice that their members will be participating in a one-day, province-wide strike next week on Friday, February 21 if no progress is made at the central bargaining... Read More

STEO Announces Bell Time Changes

STEO Announces Bell Time Changes
Brockville – In September 2020, there will be changes to bell times at 32 of our 38 schools in the regions of Leeds, Grenville, Dundas, Prescott and Russell. Elementary school morning bell times will range from 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Morning bell times at all high schools will be 8:00 a.m. This is the result of the implementation of... Read More

Minister of Education on Resumed Negotiations with OECTA

Minister of Education on Resumed Negotiations with OECTA
TORONTO — “Students belong in class. My objective has always been to reach deals with our education labour partners – deals that are fair to students, hard-working parents, and our valued teachers and education workers. I am pleased the mediator has called all parties back to the negotiating table, as we have always said, we stand ready to negotiate to reach... Read More

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

Winter Weather Travel Advisory in effect for today for our entire region!

Winter Weather Travel Advisory in effect for today for our entire region!
Snow will move over Eastern Ontario today. Total snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm are expected by the time the snow changes over to rain or drizzle this afternoon. Poor winter driving conditions from accumulating snow and low visibility in briefly heavy snow are likely this morning. The morning commute will be affected. Motorists are advised to allow extra... Read More

Winter Weather Travel Advisory in effect for overnight and Tuesday for our entire region!

Winter Weather Travel Advisory in effect for overnight and Tuesday for our entire region!
A band of snow will move over Eastern Ontario starting after 2 AM. Snow will continue well into Tuesday morning with total amounts of 5 to 10 cm expected by Tuesday afternoon. Locally higher amounts of 10 to 15 cm are possible in a few localities just north of Lake Ontario. Poor winter driving conditions from accumulating snow and low... Read More

Extreme Cold Warning in effect for our entire region!

Extreme Cold Warning in effect for our entire region!
Bitterly cold wind chills near -35 are expected overnight and into Friday morning. Temperatures should rise Friday morning. Some areas in Eastern Ontario may experience these wind chills again Friday night into Saturday morning. Keep emergency supplies in your vehicle such as extra blankets and jumper cables. If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for... 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