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Festival of Small Halls announces community events

Festival of Small Halls announces community events
Eastern Ontario – From a celebration of local food to art shows and gourmet barbecues, the community events in conjunction with the Ontario Festival of Small Halls are setting the scene for an authentic experience in rural halls this fall. The festival is getting toes tapping Sept. 13 to 30 as it welcomes an inspiring combination of big names in... Read More

Chair of the UCDSB Provides Comment on the Health and Physical Education Curriculum for Ontario Students

Chair of the UCDSB Provides Comment on the Health and Physical Education Curriculum for Ontario Students
Brockville – The Chair of the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB), Jeff McMillan, offers the following comments regarding the recent provincial dialogue on possible content changes to the health and physical education curriculum for Ontario students. Like all school boards in Ontario at this time, the UCDSB has yet to receive clear direction from the Ministry of Education about... Read More

Worldwide Le Boat reps sing praises

Worldwide Le Boat reps sing praises
Above photo: Le Boat representatives wave from aboard one of the Horizon Cruisers. Smiths Falls – A delegation from Le Boat offices around the world hopped aboard the company’s new Canadian fleet the week of June 19th and toured the Rideau Canal. In keeping with the phrase “experience is the best teacher,” frontline representatives of the European self-guided tour boat... Read More

Upper Canada District School Board Honours National Indigenous Peoples Day as a Focus for Reflection and Learning

Upper Canada District School Board Honours  National Indigenous Peoples Day as a  Focus for Reflection and Learning
Smiths Falls – National Indigenous Peoples Day and National Indigenous History Month is an opportunity for schools across the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) to look closely at their efforts to incorporate the culture, traditions, and history of Indigenous Peoples in Canada into classroom learning throughout the school year. Since September, more than 1,000 elementary students from the Upper... Read More

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Our Entire Region

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Our Entire Region
Brockville – Environment Canada has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for our entire region for today. Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and heavy rain. Conditions will be favourable for severe thunderstorms late this morning into this afternoon. A cold front will move through Eastern Ontario, triggering numerous... Read More

Special weather statement in effect for Our Entire Region: Heat Warning

Special weather statement in effect for Our Entire Region: Heat Warning
Brockville – A Special Weather Statement has been issued by Environment Canada for today. A warm and humid airmass has moved over Southern Ontario. Low temperatures this morning remain above 20 degrees, providing little relief from yesterday’s heat. Maximum temperatures will be slightly cooler today, but are still forecast to reach the high twenties with humidex values possibly reaching 37.... Read More

RVCA Plants 275,000 This Spring!

RVCA Plants 275,000 This Spring!
EASTERN ONTARIO – The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) is pleased to report that 275,000 healthy native tree seedlings have been planted in the Rideau Valley this spring. These young trees add to the total as RVCA and its planting partners strive to plant a total of 6.5 million trees by 2020. Tree planting is one of the most practical ways to... Read More

World No Tobacco Day – Time’s Up for Smoking in Kids’ Movies!

World No Tobacco Day – Time’s Up for Smoking in Kids’ Movies!
Leeds Grenville Lanark – May 31st is World No Tobacco Day.  While we have made considerable progress in reducing smoking rates, it is still the number one cause of preventable disease and death in Ontario.  Movies are one of the last places where tobacco use can be promoted.  The evidence is clear that movies influence kids.  Research from the World Health... Read More

Results from UCDSB Cheerleading Competition Hosted by Chimo Elementary School

Results from UCDSB Cheerleading Competition  Hosted by Chimo Elementary School
Smiths Falls – Chimo Elementary School hosted the Upper Canada District School Board Cheerleading Competition on May 15, 2018. Two UCDSB schools participated in the competition – Gananoque Intermediate & Secondary School and Chimo Elementary School. Both schools had multiple teams and stunt groups, with a total of 63 athletes ranging from Grade 4 to Grade 12 taking part in... Read More