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Barrett Re-elected in Leeds-Grenville, Thousand Islands & Rideau Lakes

Barrett Re-elected in Leeds-Grenville, Thousand Islands & Rideau Lakes
Liberals Win Minority Government Brockville – Conservative Michael Barrett was re-elected last night in the 2019 Federal Election for Leeds-Grenville, Thousand Islands & Rideau Lakes with 28,435 votes or 49.2%. The Liberals Josh Bennett came in second place with 15, 266 votes or 26.4%. The NDP’s Michelle Taylor had 8,071 votes/14% for third followed by The Green Party candidate Lorraine... Read More

OPP REPORT LONG WEEKEND FATALITIES, NUMEROUS COLLISIONS

OPP REPORT LONG WEEKEND FATALITIES, NUMEROUS COLLISIONS
OPP Wrap up Operation Impact and Fall Seat Belt Campaign ORILLIA  – OPP officers were kept busy over the Thanksgiving long weekend, responding to hundreds of collisions and charging thousands of drivers with traffic offences during the Operation Impact campaign (October 11-14, 2019). The OPP reported three (3) traffic fatalities over the weekend. A 21 year-old pedestrian was killed after... Read More

Food Recall Warning – Various raw beef and raw veal products recalled due to E. coli O157:H7

Food Recall Warning – Various raw beef and raw veal products recalled due to E. coli O157:H7
Ottawa – The food recall warning issued on October 12, 2019 has been updated (October 15, 2019) to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation. Industry is recalling various raw beef and raw veal products from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Consumers should not... Read More

On October 10th, parents, students, & education workers holding protests at over 700 elementary and secondary schools across Ontario

On October 10th, parents, students, & education workers holding protests at over 700 elementary and secondary schools across Ontario
Toronto – On October 10th 2019, parents, students, and education workers will be holding protests at over 700 elementary and secondary schools across Ontario with a Walk-In. This is a parent-driven solidarity action supported by ETFO and CUPE. Locally a Walk-In for education is being held tomorrow morning, Thursday, October 10th at Vanier Public School in Brockville at 8:45 am.... Read More

A Statement from Premier Doug Ford

A Statement from Premier Doug Ford
TORONTO –  Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement, Sunday,  on the tentative agreement between the Government of Ontario, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), and the school board trustee associations: “Throughout this process our goal has been to establish agreements that respect taxpayers, students and families, while also recognizing the important contributions of our front-line education workers. Our... Read More

Ontario to seek input on improving the child welfare system

Ontario to seek input on improving the child welfare system
TORONTO — Ontario wants every child and young person to be supported to succeed, and to thrive. The child welfare system is facing challenges – not all children, youth and families are getting the quality of support they deserve, and some children are struggling once they leave care. Today, Jill Dunlop, Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues, announced the... Read More

OPP REPORT INCREASE IN COMMERCIAL VEHICLE COLLISIONS OVER 2018

OPP REPORT INCREASE IN COMMERCIAL VEHICLE COLLISIONS OVER 2018
ORILLIA – As officers gear up for their Operation Safe Trucking campaign, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reporting 4,816 Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) collisions so far this year. Forty six (46) of the collisions resulted in fatalities, with two separate incidents collectively taking the lives of five people. By this time last year (mid-August, 2018), the OPP had responded to 4,666CMV collisions, 39 of which were fatal. OPP data... Read More

“Hypocritical” UCDSB prioritizing management jobs over services for students, says union

“Hypocritical” UCDSB prioritizing management jobs over services for students, says union
BROCKVILLE – The union that represents education workers at Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is demanding to know why the board is advertising a new, high-paying management job just weeks after it slashed services for students by eliminating the equivalent of 140 full-time frontline jobs. UCDSB claims the cuts – which affect 177 people in total – were needed to... Read More

MPP CLARK ANNOUNCES MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH GRENVILLE TO RECEIVE $36,000 THROUGH RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

MPP CLARK ANNOUNCES MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH GRENVILLE  TO RECEIVE $36,000 THROUGH RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
KEMPTVILLE — The Municipality of North Grenville will receive $36,000 through the province’s Rural Economic Development (RED) program designed to help rural and Indigenous communities attract investment and create and retain jobs, Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark announced on Friday, August 9. Clark was at the Kemptville Campus with North Grenville Mayor Nancy Peckford to announce the... Read More