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OECTA TO HOLD PROVINCE-WIDE WALKOUT MARCH 5

OECTA TO HOLD PROVINCE-WIDE WALKOUT MARCH 5
TORONTO – The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that it is planning a one-day, province-wide walkout on Thursday, March 5. Teachers in publicly funded Catholic district school boards across Ontario will not be reporting to work or performing any of their teaching duties. Last week, after the mediator called the bargaining parties back to the table, the... Read More

Blowing snow advisory in effect for Brockville – Prescott, Gananoque – Mallorytown, Westport – Charleston Lake

Blowing snow advisory in effect for Brockville – Prescott, Gananoque – Mallorytown, Westport – Charleston Lake
Poor visibility in snow and blowing snow is expected or occurring in some locations. Westerly winds gusting up to 70 km/h combining with the freshly fallen snow continue to give localized reduced visibilities and poor road conditions in blowing snow to some exposed areas. Winds are expected to slowly diminish tonight. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by... Read More

Freezing rain warning in effect for Brockville – Prescott, Gananoque – Mallorytown & Kingston! – Snowfall warning in effect for: Merrickville-Wolford – Kemptville, Morrisburg – SD&G! – Winter storm warning in effect for: Westport – Charleston Lake, Smiths Falls – Lanark – Sharbot Lake & Ottawa

Freezing rain warning in effect for Brockville – Prescott, Gananoque – Mallorytown & Kingston! – Snowfall warning in effect for: Merrickville-Wolford – Kemptville, Morrisburg – SD&G! – Winter storm warning in effect for: Westport – Charleston Lake, Smiths Falls – Lanark – Sharbot Lake & Ottawa
Freezing rain warning in effect for Brockville – Prescott, Gananoque – Mallorytown & Kingston! Freezing rain expected this evening. Light snow will continue through the day before becoming heavier this afternoon. Snow is expected to change to freezing rain or rain late this afternoon or continue as snow. Several hours of freezing rain are expected this evening before freezing rain... Read More

Significant snowfall, freezing rain or rain possible Wednesday and Wednesday night for Brockville-Prescott, Gananoque-Mallorytown, Morrisburg-Long Sault

Significant snowfall, freezing rain or rain possible Wednesday and Wednesday night for Brockville-Prescott, Gananoque-Mallorytown, Morrisburg-Long Sault
Significant snowfall, freezing rain or rain possible Wednesday and Wednesday night for Brockville-Prescott, Gananoque-Mallorytown, Morrisburg-Long Sault. Snow is expected to begin overnight or early Wednesday morning then change to rain or freezing rain or continue as snow. Total snowfall amounts of 5 to 15 cm are possible in areas where the precipitation falls primarily as snow. There is uncertainty regarding... Read More

Statement from OECTA President Liz Stuart on Monday’s Negotiations

Statement from OECTA President Liz Stuart on Monday’s Negotiations
“Catholic teachers have met more than 40 times with the government and the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association, made significant progress with the trustees on major issues, and offered flexible solutions to the government to help protect publicly funded education in Ontario. Recognizing that strike action is difficult for everyone involved, our decision to suspend this week’s rotating strikes was... Read More

Minister of Education on Increased Escalation by ETFO

Minister of Education on Increased Escalation by ETFO
TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to escalated strike action by ETFO (Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario): “The safety and security of our students are of the utmost importance to this government. I hope that ETFO will work with school boards to ensure that the escalated work-to-rule measures do not risk student... Read More

OSSTF Strike Planned for Feb. 28

OSSTF Strike Planned for Feb. 28
Brockville – The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), which represents secondary teachers and professional student service personnel within our board, gave notice that their members will hold a one-day strike on Friday, February 28 at some school boards across the province if progress is not made at the provincial bargaining table. The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) will be included in this one-day strike.... Read More

CDSBEO Labour Relations Update for Week of February 24th, 2020: Scheduled Strike Day Cancelled

CDSBEO Labour Relations Update for Week of February 24th, 2020: Scheduled Strike Day Cancelled
Kemptville – The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), the union representing all CDSBEO teachers, has provided notice that the rotating provincial strikes scheduled for this week have been suspended as meaningful negotiations resumed today. Therefore, all CDSBEO elementary and secondary schools will now be open on Friday, February 28th (previously a scheduled strike day). The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’... Read More

ST. ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (PRESCOTT) CELEBRATE THE SEASON AND RAISE FUNDS FOR BROCKVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL’S PALLIATIVE CARE PROGRAM

ST. ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (PRESCOTT) CELEBRATE THE SEASON AND RAISE FUNDS FOR BROCKVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL’S PALLIATIVE CARE PROGRAM
Prescott – On May 10th, 2020, Prescott’s St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church will be celebrating its 200th Anniversary. In preparation for this important milestone, members of Showtime South Grenville presented a seasonal concert, “Celebrate the Season” to kick-off the anniversary celebrations. The concert was held in memory of June George and raised $1, 200 for Brockville General Hospital’s Palliative Care Program. Featured... Read More

ETFO: Ford government must get back to the bargaining table and negotiate deals that are good for students, educators and public education

ETFO: Ford government must get back to the bargaining table and negotiate deals that are good for students, educators and public education
Toronto – The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is urging the Ford government and its Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, to get back to the bargaining table so agreements can be reached that are good for students, educators and public education by Friday, March 6, 2020. “ETFO begins its Phase 6 Strike Protocol on Wednesday, February 26,” said ETFO... Read More