Menstrual product dispensers installed in all UCDSB schools

To continue with its ongoing efforts to bring equitable opportunities to each student, the Upper Canada District School Board has made menstrual products free and accessible in every school across the district and dispensers are now installed in all relevant washrooms.  Last spring, former UCDSB student trustee Tain Hughes brought forward a motion to the Board of Trustees, requesting the […]

Lanark County Food Bank’s Sandy Claus is already calling on her elves

It may be Fall but the Lanark County Food Bank Stocking Drive is already on. Because clients only access the Food Bank once a month, stockings start being handed out in the middle of November, so you can see why when we say Christmas is “just around the corner” we mean it. Our minds are […]

“Fall in love” with Lanark County trails this fall

Lanark County Warden Christa Lowry (Mississippi Mills Mayor) is encouraging everyone to “fall in love” with Lanark County Trails as the annual showcase of fall colours begins. “We have a wide range of trails throughout the county that offer something for a variety ability levels and interests,” Lowry says. “It is an excellent way to […]

Radiothon aims to fund healthcare equipment need

Thursday, October 14, 2021 ‘Supporting our frontline workers by giving them the tools they need’ Local healthcare officials, doctors, nurses, patients and volunteers will take to the airwaves of Lake 88.1 Radio on Thursday, October 14th for a live 12-hour fundraising ‘Radiothon’ in support of our local hospitals and community health centres.   The station is […]

UCDSB schools honour indigenous history and future partnerships on September 30

On September 30, flags will be at half-mast throughout the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) and staff and students will be dressed in orange, to recognize and share in learning for the 8th annual Orange Shirt Day and the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.  These two special recognition days go hand-in-hand to recognize the tragic […]

Lanark County recognizes Truth and Reconciliation Day and sets greenhouse gas reduction targets

On Wednesday Sept 8th Lanark County council unanimously passed a resolution to Recognize Truth and Reconciliation Day on Sept 30th.  The motion refers to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report in 2015 that included 94 Calls to Action to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation, and it follows […]

Get to know local candidates

Every few years, Canadians are privileged to be able to make their mark in politics. I’m not talking about making your mark as a politician, although there are plenty of candidates who sign up for that as well. I mean actually making a mark, making an X on a ballot box that impacts the leadership […]

Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston early voting

In advance of the federal election on September 20, the Elections Canada office for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston is open at Settlers Ridge Centre in Smiths Falls for early voting. Jackie Staples, recruitment supervisor for Elections Canada in Smiths Falls, said voters from all ridings are welcome to cast their vote at this location. Staples added that you […]

UCDSB further invests in ventilation and other school safety measures

From improving air quality to installing hundreds of water bottle re-filling stations, the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) continues with its commitment to ensuring schools remain a safe and healthy place for staff and students this school year.   After receiving more than $10 million through the province’s COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Fund, the UCDSB has purchased 445 electric power door operators with touchless sensors, replaced over 400 drinking fountains with water […]

Health Unit warns to take precautions during high heat and humidity

It’s hot out there! The Health Unit would like to remind everyone to take care during times of high temperatures and high humidity. Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a heat warning for our Health Unit area. Temperatures today and Tuesday will soar to the low thirties. Warm temperatures are expected both tonight and […]