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IJC appoints Public Advisory Group to assist with review of water regulation plan

IJC appoints Public Advisory Group to assist with review of water regulation plan
Ottawa – The International Joint Commission (IJC) announced today that it has appointed a 16-member Public Advisory Group to help identify potential improvements to the regulation of Lake Ontario outflows. The Public Advisory Group will assist the IJC’s Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Adaptive Management (GLAM) Committee with an expedited review of Plan 2014, the plan for regulating outflows that took effect in 2017.... 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

ILOSLRB to Host Virtual Media Round Table Friday

ILOSLRB to Host Virtual Media Round Table Friday
Cornwall – The International Lake Ontario St. Lawrence River Board will host a virtual media round table to provide an update on current conditions and an opportunity to ask questions, Friday, 1 May 2020 at 11am. The Board will have a short presentation covering past conditions, current conditions, and future conditions, followed by members and technical staff available to answer questions... Read More

IJC’s International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board announces that current conditions are stabilizing and expected to improve across Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence system

IJC’s International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board announces that current conditions are stabilizing and expected to improve across Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence system
Cornwall – Water levels throughout the Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River system in 2020 are expected to peak well below the record-highs of 2017 and 2019, according to the latest projections from the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board. While Lake Ontario’s water level is currently well above average, improving conditions are the result of much more moderate weather and... Read More

Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River System: Comparison, Update and Outlook

Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River System: Comparison, Update and Outlook
Cornwall – Water levels remain high across the Great Lakes basin.  The four upper Great Lakes are near- or above record-high levels, while Lake Ontario is still well above average, but also well below record levels.  Lake Ontario is now likely to remain below record-highs through the spring.  This is largely due to favorable weather conditions, but also demonstrates the... Read More

Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River System: Update and Outlook

Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River System: Update and Outlook
The first major spring storm pushed through the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River basin this past weekend, bringing high winds and precipitation, raising inflows and accelerating the seasonal rise in water levels. Strong, southwest winds rapidly increased water levels at the eastern end of Lake Ontario during the storm.  The wind, combined with rising inflows from the Ottawa River... 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