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Minister of Education on Province-Wide, One-Day Strike

Minister of Education on Province-Wide, One-Day Strike
TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to strike escalation by the four teachers’ unions (OSSTF, ETFO, OECTA, AEFO): “Our focus is on keeping students in class, as they deserve better. That is why I am calling on the teachers’ union leaders to accept private mediation today and end this needless escalation. Parents... Read More

On February 21, Elementary and Secondary Educators across Ontario Will Stand Up Against Cuts to Public Education

On February 21, Elementary and Secondary Educators across Ontario Will Stand Up Against Cuts to Public Education
TORONTO – On Friday, February 21, elementary and secondary teachers and education workers represented by the four major education unions in Ontario will stand up to the Ford government’s education cuts by participating in a one-day walkout across the province. Members of the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), the Ontario... Read More

Fish for Free on Family Day Weekend

Fish for Free on Family Day Weekend
TORONTO — The Ontario Government invites families to fish for free on Family Day weekend. From February 15 to 17, Canadian residents of all ages can enjoy fishing in Ontario without having to purchase a licence or carry an Outdoors Card. “Our government is making it easier for families to spend quality time together while enjoying Ontario’s world-class lakes, rivers... Read More

Community Volunteer Tax Program Once Again Offering Free Tax Services

Community Volunteer Tax Program Once Again Offering Free Tax Services
Brockville – The Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau is once again offering their “Community Volunteer Tax Program” free tax services for low income filers. Starting February 24th in five municipalities. Check the poster below for all of the information: Read More

7th Annual Local Youth Film Festival Offers $1000 Grand Prize!

7th Annual Local Youth Film Festival Offers $1000 Grand Prize!
MyView Youth Film Festival is back for its 7th year!  Kemptville’s own McGahey Insurance and Grenville Mutual Insurance have again teamed up to provide the $1000 Grand Prize for 2020.  This creative film-making contest is open to all youth ages 10-24 that live, work or play in Eastern Ontario (see www.myviewfilmfest.ca for list of eligible counties). Young people are encouraged to pick up their phones or cameras... Read More

OPP INVESTIGATE BREAK AND ENTER ON CHURCHILL ROAD

OPP INVESTIGATE BREAK AND ENTER ON CHURCHILL ROAD
PRESCOTT – On February 7, 2020 officers from the Prescott Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of break and enter at Nick’s Restaurant, on Churchill Road in the town of Prescott. At approximately 10:00 p.m., police were dispatched to the location. The building had been forcibly entered and the suspect stole a small amount of cash. Any person with... Read More

Extreme Cold Warning in effect for Brockville – Prescott, Merrickville-Wolford – Kemptville, Morrisburg – SD&G & City of Ottawa

Extreme Cold Warning in effect for Brockville – Prescott, Merrickville-Wolford – Kemptville, Morrisburg – SD&G & City of Ottawa
Extreme cold wind chill values near minus 35 early this morning. These will continue for a few more hours before moderating. Extreme cold puts everyone at risk. Dress warmly. Dress in layers that you can remove if you get too warm. The outer layer should be wind resistant. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To... Read More

Despite record outflows, elevated risk of high water conditions persists: International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board

Despite record outflows, elevated risk of high water conditions persists: International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board
Cornwall – Mild temperatures and minimal ice cover in the St. Lawrence River made it possible to release record amounts of water from Lake Ontario during January and continuing into February, but inflows to Lake Ontario also set records last month. The continuing trend of extremely high water supplies, which has now lasted over three years, continues to hamper the... Read More

Business Retention & Expansion Findings on Workforce, Counties Economic Development Strategic Areas of Focus Workshop Being Held February 21st in Maitland

Business Retention & Expansion Findings on Workforce, Counties Economic Development Strategic Areas of Focus Workshop Being Held February 21st in Maitland
Maynard – The volunteer Economic Development Committee serving Augusta Township, has listened carefully to the concerns expressed by the business community re: workforce issues. The committee along with the United Counties of Leeds-Grenville Economic Development Office is hosting “Business Retention & Expansion Findings on Workforce, Counties Economic Development Strategic Areas of Focus” workshop on Friday, February 21, 2020 at the... Read More

Winter Storm Warning for Brockville, Prescott, Gananoque, Mallorytown, Merrickville-Wolford, Kemptville, Morrisburg – SD&G – Snowfall warning in effect for Westport – Charleston Lake, Smiths Falls – Lanark, Ottawa & Kingston

Winter Storm Warning for Brockville, Prescott, Gananoque, Mallorytown, Merrickville-Wolford, Kemptville, Morrisburg – SD&G  –  Snowfall warning in effect for Westport – Charleston Lake, Smiths Falls – Lanark, Ottawa & Kingston
Winter Storm Warning for Brockville, Prescott, Gananoque, Mallorytown, Merrickville-Wolford, Kemptville, Morrisburg – SD&G Hazardous winter conditions are expected. Snow will become heavy at times early this afternoon before tapering off by this evening and then ending by midnight tonight. Additional snowfall amounts near 15 cm are possible today. Total snowfall amounts of 25 to 35 cm are likely by the... Read More