Merrickville establishes emergency plans, monitors and address COVID-19

Please note that the Village of Merrickville-Wolford has established emergency plans and processes to monitor and address the COVID-19/Coronavirus. The Village’s Municipal Emergency Control Group (MECG) met on March 13th and March 16th, 2020 to incorporate proactive measures to limit the spread of the virus within the Village and to protect our residents, businesses, visitors […]

Creating housing solutions in Lanark County

On February 20th, The Table Community Food Centre is hosting a Housing Forum in response to the current housing crisis and everyone is invited. With continually rising costs, and almost no available affordable housing; people on low income are just barely surviving.  Creating housing solutions in Lanark County – the focus of the forum – […]

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 […]

UCDSB appoints new CFO and Treasurer of the Board

Current Superintendent of Human Resources and Operational Services Jeremy Hobbs has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB). Director of Education Stephen Sliwa announced last week that Superintendent Hobbs will fully transition into this role in February 2020. Trustees confirmed his appointment at their organizational meeting […]

Several reports of lead in drinking water in Ontario schools

As you may be aware, there have recently been several reports in the media on the presence of lead in the drinking water in Ontario schools. More specifically, several Upper Canada District School Board schools have been named as exceeding the Ontario threshold for lead in drinking water. We understand the importance of maintaining healthy […]

November is Radon Action Month

November is Radon Action Month and the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit is encouraging homeowners to test their houses for radon. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, after smoking.  Lung cancer from radon depends mostly on three factors: the level of radon you are exposed to, the duration of exposure […]

UCDSB supports Ontario Dress Purple Day

On October 24, 2019, staff and students across the Upper Canada District School Board will join organizations across the province for Ontario Dress Purple Day, a day to raise awareness about the role communities play in supporting vulnerable children and families. The goal is to inform students about their right to safety and well-being, regardless […]

Board honours outstanding employees at 2019 Trustee Innovation Awards

The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) recognized excellence on Wednesday, September 25 at the 2019 Trustee Innovation Awards ceremony in Brockville, which took place during the regular Board meeting. The annual awards program started in November 2012 to recognize staff for innovative teaching and work practices, with the intent that these practices will be […]

Modest gains achieved in EQAO data for UCDSB students

The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) has received the latest EQAO assessment data and overall, UCDSB students have achieved modest gains in areas of reading and writing, while reflecting the provincial trends in math. The UCDSB sees these achievements as steps in the right direction. Each year, these assessments offer insight on how Ontario […]

UCDSB draws attention to Mental Health Supports on World Suicide Prevention Day

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) wants to highlight some of the steps students, staff and their families can take to take care of their mental health, and the resources available to them if they are in crisis. “One of the best things to do as a […]