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Health Unit warns to take precautions during high heat and humidity

Health Unit warns to take precautions during high heat and humidity
Brockville – Due to high temperatures and humidex levels Environment Canada has issued a heat warning levels for this week.  A combination of heat and high humidity can be hazardous to your health. Conditions during high heat and humidity have the potential to cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and in some cases death. Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of... Read More

OPP CONDUCT AGGRESSIVE DRIVING CAMPAIGN AS SPEEDERS CONTINUE TO MAKE ROADS UNSAFE

OPP CONDUCT AGGRESSIVE DRIVING CAMPAIGN AS SPEEDERS CONTINUE TO MAKE ROADS UNSAFE
ORILLIA – With Ontario highways and roads about to see some of the highest traffic volumes of the year, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be targeting aggressive drivers over the Canada Day Long Weekend.   The OPP responded to 64 speed-related collisions during last year’s Canada Day Long Weekend, three of which resulted in the loss of life. Officers laid 7,393 speeding charges over the... Read More

OSSTF for UCDSB to Hold Rally Wednesday afternoon to Protest Elimination of Front-Line Student Support Staff

OSSTF for UCDSB to Hold Rally Wednesday afternoon to Protest Elimination of Front-Line Student Support Staff
Brockville – On Wednesday, June 26th from 4 pm until 5 pm, members of the Ontario Secondary School Teacher’s Federation (OSSTF) for the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) will host a rally outside of the Board Office and Steve Clark’s office to protest the school board’s new budget that cuts 100% of Child and Youth Worker and Behaviorists (Student... Read More

Upper Canada District School Board issues layoffs to 25 Para-Professionals

Upper Canada District School Board issues layoffs to 25 Para-Professionals
Brockville – The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) has issued layoff notices to 25 para-professional employees.  At the June 20th, 2019 board meeting, the Upper Canada District School Board approved a 1.3 million dollar decrease in funding for Para-Professionals.  These professionals include child and youth workers and behaviourists (Student Support Partners).  This position was eliminated.  These front-line workers provided... Read More

UCDSB Trustees Approve a Balanced Budget for the 2019-20 School Year

UCDSB Trustees Approve a Balanced Budget for the 2019-20 School Year
Brockville – The Board of Trustees for the Upper Canada District School Board met on Wednesday, June 19 for the last Committee of the Whole meeting for the 2018-19 school year. Several agenda items were discussed, including finalizing and approving the 2019-20 school year budget. At the beginning of the budget deliberations, which started in early May, UCDSB Trustees were... Read More

Lake Ontario outflows to be maintained at record highs

Lake Ontario outflows to be maintained at record highs
The Board is doing everything possible to provide all possible relief to Lake Ontario and upper St. Lawrence River residents, while considering impacts throughout the system. During its meeting on 21 June, the Board decided to maintain outflows at their current record-high  levels, 10,400 m3/s (367,270 cfs), for the next week considering there is very little  capacity for passing water... Read More

Spectrum Therapeutics provides update on its global clinical research program and unveils pharmacovigilance program

Spectrum Therapeutics provides update on its global clinical research program and unveils pharmacovigilance program
SMITHS FALLS – Spectrum Therapeutics (“Spectrum”), the medical division of Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED, NYSE: CGC) (the “Company” or “Canopy Growth”) is pleased to share an update on its efforts to develop and commercialize validated cannabis medicines through clinical trials. Demand for cannabinoid-based medicines is emerging around the world. With a highly experienced scientific team and the resources needed to... Read More

UCDSB Marks One Million Terry Fox Fundraising Milestone

UCDSB Marks One Million Terry Fox Fundraising Milestone
Upper Canada – After receiving the 2018 Terry Fox Run results, the Terry Fox Foundation has informed the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) that their family of schools have surpassed the million-dollar fundraising goal at $1,437,006 to date. For over 30 years, the Terry Fox Foundation has worked to achieve Terry’s vision – a world without cancer. Terry Fox Runs are events that... Read More

Upper Canada District School Board Recognizes Excellence at 2019 Celebration Night

Upper Canada District School Board Recognizes Excellence at 2019 Celebration Night
Kempville – The Upper Canada District School Board recognized excellence in members of its staff and volunteers on Monday, June 3 during the school board’s 2019 Celebration Night. The awards ceremony was held at North Grenville District High School and celebrated recipients of the Upper Canada District School Board Service Excellence Award, Volunteer Recognition Award, and Director’s Award of Merit,... Read More

Smiths Falls Police Reports for May 19th, 2019

Smiths Falls Police Reports for May 19th, 2019
Smiths Falls –Smiths Falls Police Reports for May 19th, 2019. Male arrested for breaching his release conditions On Wednesday May 15, 2019 at approximately 9:55 a.m., police located and arrested a 29 year old male suspect, of Smiths Falls, for breaching his release conditions stemming from a previous domestic related incident. Investigation revealed that the suspect was observed near the ... Read More