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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

Highlights from the CDSBEO Board Meeting held on May 15th, 2018

Highlights from the CDSBEO Board Meeting held on May 15th, 2018
Kemptville – Highlights from the CDSBEO Board Meeting held on May 15th, 2018. The CDSBEO Board of Trustees had the privilege of hearing testimonials from Catholic secondary students who had the opportunity to participate in the Guatemala exposure trip in February. Clearly moved by their life-changing, profound experiences, the group gave a reflective account of their time in Guatemala. Twenty-six students from... Read More

Multi-Unit Residence Evacuated After Fire That Claimed a Life

Multi-Unit Residence Evacuated After Fire That Claimed a Life
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 residents are accounted for... Read More

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