RPN Jennifer Brunet (right) with Barbara Jones, Director, RPN Innovation and Impact, RPNAO. Photo submitted.

3rd annual Ladies Night at Cedar Hill Christmas Tree Farm

Cedar Hill Christmas Tree Farm and Fulton’s Pancake House & Sugar Bush are excited to present the 3rd Annual Ladies Night, an old-fashioned evening of Christmas hospitality and warmth. Oh, and some shopping opportunities too! Join us on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Cedar Hill Christmas Tree Farm, 951 8th Concession […]

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 […]

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 […]

Have your say: Drinking water rule changes proposed for Mississippi-Rideau

Several changes are in the works for drinking water protection zones and chemical storage rules in the Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Region. Under Ontario’s Clean Water Act, municipal drinking water sources such as lakes, rivers and wells are protected from contamination through a combination of intake and wellhead protection zones, rules for chemical use and other threats, […]

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 […]

Lanark OPP investigation fatal collision on March Road

Deceased Identified (ALMONTE, ON) – On September 6, 2019 officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) assisted by Lanark County Paramedics, Mississippi Mills fire department and members of the OPP Collision Reconstruction Unit, are investigating a fatal, three vehicle collision at the intersection of March Road and Greystone Drive, near Almonte, […]

Canadian women’s team takes gold in Soccer

At the recently held European Masters Games in Turin Italy, the women’s soccer team representing Canada, Ottawa Women’s United (OWU), took home the gold medal in the women’s +40 category.  This event, held every four years, markets itself as the Olympics for the over 30 athlete.  This year the soccer achievement had a local connection: OWU’s forward, […]

Festival of the Wild Child

The third annual Festival of the Wild Child, a two-day event at High Lonesome Nature Reserve in the Pakenham Hills, takes place on August 24th and 25th. Open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., this festival is offered by the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT) and provides a variety of Stations along wooded […]