April 2018

UCDSB students collaborate at iLead Day

April 27, 2018 by
UCDSB students collaborate at iLead Day

Submitted by the Upper Canada District School Board: UCDSB students participated in the Indigenous Leadership (iLead) Day on April 25, 2018 in Kemptville.

Approximately 145 students attended the interactive workshop that focused on teaching Indigenous youth more about their culture and how to be knowledge sharers.

Students discussed the positive aspects ...

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PDCI bands hit golden notes in annual festival

April 27, 2018 by
PDCI bands hit golden notes in annual festival

The PDCI bands played golden notes on Tuesday – as Teacher Matt Wallace says, “Double Golden in fact.”

Both the junior and senior concert bands performed exceptionally well at the Brockville Lions Music Festival and were awarded gold standards for their performances.

The senior concert band was also awarded the ...

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Parks Canada provides Poonamalie Lock 32 construction update

April 27, 2018 by
Parks Canada provides Poonamalie Lock 32 construction update

From Parks Canada: The first phase of historic stone masonry repairs at Poonamalie Lock 32 is nearing completion. Work will finalize with site restoration in mid-May.

The cofferdam upstream of the lock has now been removed. Stone replacement, repointing, and grouting is complete on the upstream and downstream wing walls, ...

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Rideau Valley Conservation Authority watershed conditions statement: flood outlook

April 27, 2018 by
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority watershed conditions statement: flood outlook

From the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority: Water levels are expected to rise again in the Rideau River watershed as a result of meltwater from the last of the snow, flow from thawing soil and rain forecast for Wednesday and Thursday.

Daytime temperatures are expected to approach 20 degrees over the ...

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NDP candidate selected in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes

April 27, 2018 by
NDP candidate selected in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes

Michelle Taylor has been selected by the NDP riding association in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes to represent the party in the upcoming provincial election, set for June 7, 2018.

Taylor, a mother of four, said that she chose to run for the NDP because of what she sees as ...

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Health Unit seeks input on Food Inventory

April 27, 2018 by
Health Unit seeks input on Food Inventory

Submitted by the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: Please provide your thoughts on the Food Inventory! Have you seen it or used it? Did foodcoreLGL miss something?

foodcoreLGL keeps an online Food Inventory, a list of the food and nutrition-related programs, organizations and businesses in Leeds, Grenville and ...

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Old Sly’s swing bridge to close next week for spring maintenance

April 27, 2018 by
Old Sly’s swing bridge to close next week for spring maintenance

The Town of Smiths Falls has shared the following message about some bridge closures for next week:

Please note that there will be a closure for Old Sly's Sing Bridge for maintenance May 2 and May 3, 2018. 

Road closure between Queen Street  and Jasper Avenue will occur between ...

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Leeds Grenville Counties Council meeting highlights

April 27, 2018 by
Leeds Grenville Counties Council meeting highlights

The highlights of regular United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Council Meeting held on Thursday, April 19 and Committee of the Whole and Joint Services Committee meetings held earlier in the month, are listed below.

Counties-wide Fire Services study: Counties Council has approved the hiring of an independent consultant with ...

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Reminder – Meeting to discuss Human Trafficking

April 27, 2018 by
Reminder – Meeting to discuss Human Trafficking

The following notice was shared by United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Warden Robin Jones.

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Eastern Ontario Leadership Council welcomes funding announcement from Province

April 26, 2018 by
Eastern Ontario Leadership Council welcomes funding announcement from Province

The Eastern Ontario Leadership Council (EOLC), a mult-iorganization partnership tasked with advancing regional economic development opportunities, welcomes the announcement from the Province of Ontario on the $135,000 funding grant to refresh and plan for implementation of the Eastern Ontario Economic Development Strategy.

Minister Jeff Leal, of the Ontario Ministry of ...

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