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Fatality in Victoria Avenue Fire in Smiths Falls

Fatality in Victoria Avenue Fire in Smiths Falls
Smiths Falls – On May 7, 2018 at approximately 1:35 a.m. the Smiths Falls Fire Department responded to a fire at 80 – 82 Victoria Avenue. Mutual Aid from the Montague Fire Department and Perth Fire Department was called. Smiths Falls Police Service also responded to the scene. This property housed 6 apartments. Sadly, there was one fatality. All other... Read More

4th Annual Smiths Falls Paint Powder Run Being Held June 3rd

4th Annual Smiths Falls Paint Powder Run Being Held June 3rd
Smiths Falls – Is it really that time of year again? That’s right, it’s the S.F.D.C.I Difference Club’s 4th annual paint powder run/jog/walk for mental wellbeing. It is Sunday, June 3rd, registration starts at 12:00pm until 12:45 and the event begins at 1:00pm. Come out, have fun running through the bright clouds of non-toxic, environmentally friendly paint powder to raise awareness... Read More

Lakes in Upper Rideau Watershed Reaching Flood Level

Lakes in Upper Rideau Watershed Reaching Flood Level
  Ottawa –  This message is specific to Bobs and Christie Lakes but may apply to other lakes in the area where remotely accessible monitoring equipment is not installed. Property owners are advised to go to their cottage properties and assess conditions for themselves. Rain overnight has caused levels on Bobs and Christie Lakes to increase to flood levels. Additional... Read More

MS Carnation Campaign Set to Launch May 10th & 11th

MS Carnation Campaign  Set to Launch May 10th & 11th
Leeds & Grenville – Make someone’s day special and help in the fight against MS. Buy your carnations at locations around Brockville (The Score, Scotiabank (King St & Stewart Blvd), CIBC, TD Canada Trust, Metro, Food Basics, Canadian Tire), Kemptville, Merrickville, Smiths Falls (The Score) and Perth. The cost is $7.00 for the large-5 stem carnations or $6.00 for the mini-3... Read More

UCDSB School Trustee for Ward 5 Jeff McMillan Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election

UCDSB School Trustee for Ward 5 Jeff McMillan Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election
Brockville – Dear Members of the Upper Canada District School Board Community: I have been asked to share with you that our Board’s Chair, Jeff McMillian, has announced he will not be seeking re-election for another term as a Public School Board Trustee. Mr. McMillan will complete his current commitments as a local trustee for Ward 5 (Brockville & Augusta Township) and Chair... Read More

Canopy Growth completes three year supply agreement with the Société des alcools du Québec

Canopy Growth completes three year supply agreement with the Société des alcools du Québec
SMITHS FALLS – Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth”) (TSX: WEED) today announced that it has completed a three year supply agreement with the Société des alcools du Québec (“SAQ”) for 12,000 kgs of high-quality cannabis products. Securing this long term agreement marks another important step in preparing for a legal recreational market in the province of Quebec, and builds upon the letter... Read More

Rideau Valley Conservation Authority Watershed Conditions Statement: Flood Outlook

Rideau Valley Conservation Authority Watershed Conditions Statement: Flood Outlook
No Significant Flooding Anticipated from Developing Weather System Ottawa –  A weather system out of the mid-west U.S. has the potential to bring several forms of precipitation in significant amounts in to eastern Canada over the next week. Snow, rain and freezing rain may fall beginning tonight with showers or flurries. Tomorrow, rain is forecast to fall through the afternoon.... Read More

Chimo Elementary School Hosts UCDSB’s 2018 Regional Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition

Chimo Elementary School Hosts UCDSB’s 2018 Regional Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition
View the Facebook Video Here Smiths Falls – Chimo Elementary School was proud to host twenty-seven teams from nine schools across the Upper Canada District School Board on Wednesday for the 2018 Regional Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition. The sixth annual competition, held in partnership with the Thousand Islands Chapter of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), encouraged student teams to build small bridges out... Read More

Chimo Elementary School to Host UCDSB’s 2018 Regional Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition

Chimo Elementary School to Host UCDSB’s 2018 Regional Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition
Smiths Falls – Chimo Elementary School will host the 2018 Regional Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, held in partnership with the Thousand Islands Chapter of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO). The contest encourages student teams to build small bridges out of Popsicle sticks and glue, based on guidelines provided by PEO. Bridges are then “stress-tested” using a special hand-cranked machine... Read More

Highlights from March 28th UCDSB Board of Trustees Meeting

Highlights from March 28th UCDSB Board of Trustees Meeting
Click Here to View March 28th Board Meeting Agenda Brockville – Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 to discuss several agenda items: Thousand Islands Elementary School Presentation: Principal Suzanne Morrison presented the Thousand Islands Elementary School Improvement Plan for Student Achievement and Wellness (SIPSAW). Morrison discussed ways the school is working to improve student... Read More