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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 […]

Mills Community Support salutes community donors

Mills Community had a dream – and supporters from communities across Lanark County made it a reality. Recently, the MCS Board of Directors hosted a special event to honour and thank donors who helped to create a new community space at Country Street in Almonte. “Country Street is an accessible space for seniors and community […]

Call for vendors & exhibitors: Fall Toy & Collectible Show & Sale September 14th, 2019

Calling all toy and collectible enthusiasts! United Way Lanark County is looking for vendors for their first ever FALL Toy & Collectible Show & Sale set for September 14th, 2019. You asked, and we answered! Due to high vendor interest for the last show exceeding the number of vendor spots available, we decided to add […]

3M Canada & United Way Lanark County Backpack Drive Returns!

Believe it or not, back to school season is right around the corner, and many parents and children in our community are preparing for the big day! United Way Lanark County, along with our local 3M Canada Perth plants, are once again running a Backpack Drive. From now until August 22nd we will be collecting […]

Heat warning update

Due to high temperatures and humidex levels Environment Canada has issued a heat warning levels for Wednesday afternoon into Thursday for the area of Leeds and Grenville; Lanark County is not included in this heat event.  A combination of heat and high humidity can be hazardous to your health. Conditions during high heat and humidity have […]