Anavah LA'ADRI'EL. Photo submitted.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 heat and humidity. Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a heat warning for much of our Health Unit area for June 7th and 8th.  Heat warnings are issues when: Daytime temperature of 31oC or higher and […]

Majority must be vaccinated to restore normal life, says medical officer of health

Late in 1942 after a series of Allied victories, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill had this to say: “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” Churchill proved to be correct. Although the tide of victory had begun to […]

Avoid social gatherings Victoria Day weekend, says health unit

The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit is advising the public to avoid social gatherings during the upcoming long weekend. Information provided to the Hometown News by the heath unit states that it is “important that people remember that we are still in a stay at home order.” Avoiding backyard barbecues and other gatherings […]

Health Unit asks for continued compliance over the long weekend

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit area is experiencing the lowest active case numbers since the beginning of March. We are asking residents to continue to follow the public health measures during this coming long weekend to ensure that these numbers continue the downward trend. “Thanks to all LGL residents for following precautions […]

Catholic high school students stage online protest

Reports that colleagues threw a party for a teacher convicted of sexually assaulting and exploiting students at St. John’s Catholic High School led to a protest at the school Tuesday, May 11. Lily Trudel called on fellow students to protest by staging a virtual walk out or “log out,” since the school is physically closed […]

Covid friendly activities to do near your hometown this summer

With the hopeful end of lockdown coming soon, I reached out to some of the surrounding towns to find out what kind of Covid-19 friendly events are being planned this summer.   There is an abundance of things for all ages to do in small town Smiths Falls, Ontario! The first covid friendly activity is Picnic […]