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Minister of Education on Resumed Negotiations with OECTA

Minister of Education on Resumed Negotiations with OECTA
TORONTO — “Students belong in class. My objective has always been to reach deals with our education labour partners – deals that are fair to students, hard-working parents, and our valued teachers and education workers. I am pleased the mediator has called all parties back to the negotiating table, as we have always said, we stand ready to negotiate to reach... Read More

Catholic Teachers to begin rotating strikes February 24th

Catholic Teachers to begin rotating strikes February 24th
TORONTO – The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that if an agreement is not reached, members will participate in rotating full withdrawals of service the week of February 24. (The rotation schedule is below. All OECTA bargaining units within each Catholic district school board will engage in a full withdrawal of service on their assigned day.) “Teachers... Read More

Winter Weather Travel Advisory in effect for today for our entire region!

Winter Weather Travel Advisory in effect for today for our entire region!
Snow will move over Eastern Ontario today. Total snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm are expected by the time the snow changes over to rain or drizzle this afternoon. Poor winter driving conditions from accumulating snow and low visibility in briefly heavy snow are likely this morning. The morning commute will be affected. Motorists are advised to allow extra... Read More

Winter Weather Travel Advisory in effect for overnight and Tuesday for our entire region!

Winter Weather Travel Advisory in effect for overnight and Tuesday for our entire region!
A band of snow will move over Eastern Ontario starting after 2 AM. Snow will continue well into Tuesday morning with total amounts of 5 to 10 cm expected by Tuesday afternoon. Locally higher amounts of 10 to 15 cm are possible in a few localities just north of Lake Ontario. Poor winter driving conditions from accumulating snow and low... Read More

Extreme Cold Warning in effect for our entire region!

Extreme Cold Warning in effect for our entire region!
Bitterly cold wind chills near -35 are expected overnight and into Friday morning. Temperatures should rise Friday morning. Some areas in Eastern Ontario may experience these wind chills again Friday night into Saturday morning. Keep emergency supplies in your vehicle such as extra blankets and jumper cables. If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for... Read More

9th Annual Dancing Stars of Leeds-Grenville – Today we feature Team The Workshop Dance Studio

9th Annual Dancing Stars of Leeds-Grenville – Today we feature Team The Workshop Dance Studio
Brockville – The 9th annual Dancing Stars of Leeds-Grenville in support of the Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau is taking place on Saturday, March 7th at Thousand Islands Secondary School. Hometown TV12 will be featuring the dance teams over the next couple of weeks. Today we feature Team The Workshop Dance Studio: with Choreographer – Nancy Morgan and Dancers –... Read More

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

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