Algonquin College Finalizes Policy on Sexual Assault & Sexual Violence

April 1, 2015 by
Algonquin College Finalizes Policy on Sexual Assault & Sexual Violence

Algonquin College has finalized its policy and protocol on sexual assault and sexual violence.

Ontario college presidents voted unanimously in November to create a stand-alone policy and protocol that would be available at all colleges by yesterday, March 31st.

The stand-alone policy and protocol provides precise definitions of sexual assault ...

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Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario Comments on New Youth Suicide-Prevention Protocol

April 1, 2015 by
Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario Comments on New Youth Suicide-Prevention Protocol

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario has commented on an suicide-prevention protocol officially signed on Tuesday by the Board, and the Upper Canada District School Board, and many community Partners.

The following is a release from the CDSBEO:

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario has officially ...

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Enbridge Cuts Rates Today

April 1, 2015 by
Enbridge Cuts Rates Today

Today is the day that Enbridge drops rates across the province for its natural gas service.

The Ontario Energy Board says a typical residential customer with Enbridge Gas Distribution can expect to see their bill go down about $100 a year.

The declining price of Natural Gas is getting credit ...

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Hillier Questions Health Minister Over Denied OHIP Benifits for Five Year-old Boy

April 1, 2015 by
Hillier Questions Health Minister Over Denied OHIP Benifits for Five Year-old Boy

Randy Hillier is upset that a 5 year-old boy is being denied OHIP benifits.

Mateo Compton is the son of a Canadian citizen, Paul Compton, but because he was born abroad, Ontario Regulation 552 which prohibits his eligibility.

Yesterday, the Local MPP questioned the Minister of Health and Long Term ...

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#DoefStrong Update: More than $200,000 Raised to Help Injured Hockey Player

April 1, 2015 by
#DoefStrong Update: More than $200,000 Raised to Help Injured Hockey Player

DoefStrong, the group helping to raise money for injured Smiths Falls hockey player, Neil Doef, has released an update on their fundraising efforts.

They have now topped $200,000 in about 15 weeks.

"Doefstrong" was established to help Neil and his family following his spinal cord injury suffered while playing for ...

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In Focus – Tues March 31, 2015 – Larry Hardy

March 31, 2015 by

Bob is joined by former Smiths Falls Police Chief Larry Hardy who will share his journey of life with COPD, and details of a fundraiser for his expenses as he awaits a double lung transplant.

Listen to the interview.

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Harbour Update Coming for Westport

March 31, 2015 by
Harbour Update Coming for Westport

Westport should get a new outlook on the positions of harbourmaster and harbour ambassador tonight.

The village is finalizing job descriptions for the positions at tonight’s corporate services committee meeting and then holding a special council meeting afterwards to work on approving the position descriptions. The meetings are set to ...

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School Boards Lead Charge in Youth Suicide Prevention

March 31, 2015 by
School Boards Lead Charge in Youth Suicide Prevention

Our local school boards are spearheading an initiative that will help prevent youth suicide in our communities.

The Catholic District School Board of Easter Ontario and the Upper Canada District School Board are co-hosting a signing ceremony for what they call “the Community Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Risk Review Protocol.”

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Chaffey’s Locks Bridge to Close April 13

March 31, 2015 by
Chaffey’s Locks Bridge to Close April 13

There’s an update to the closure of the Chaffey’s Lock Bridge.

Motor access across the bridge will be prohibited from Monday, April 13 until Monday, April 27 and not the period from today, March 31, until Thursday, April 16 as previously announced.

Parks Canada will be replacing the Chaffeys Swing ...

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No Plans for Target Space at County Fair Mall Yet

March 31, 2015 by
No Plans for Target Space at County Fair Mall Yet

Smiths Falls Mayor Shawn Pankow is clarifying that there are currently no plans for the empty, now-former Target Store at the County Fair Mall.

Pankow was quoted in the media as saying that there were plans for the location, but, “There was a bit of a misunderstanding,” said the Mayor. ...

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