L’actualité en bref | News briefs

L’actualité en bref | News briefs

Opioid treatment

Alfred-Plantagenet Township council approved an agreement with the Eastern Ontario Health Unit to provide the township fire department with Naxolone treatment kits, which the members can use if they encounter emergency situations involving an opioid overdose. AP firefighters have received training through the health in recognizing and dealing with opioid overdose victims.– Gregg Chamberlain

Military honour

The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) received a certificate of recognition from the Canadian Forces Liaison Council for its support of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves, through the Cadet Co-Operative Education Program. The two-credit program offers cadet-training courses and is available to all students through the UCDSB Summer Semester Program. The 2019 program had 182 students achieve a combined total of 363 cadet training credits.– Gregg Chamberlain\

Fermetures de routes

Les récentes pluies abondantes ont entrainé plusieurs fermetures temporaires de routes dans la région de Clarence-Rockland. Jusqu’à nouvel ordre, les sections de route suivantes sont fermées à la circulation générale : le chemin Du Lac du numéro civique 2787 vers le sud jusqu’au chemin Lalonde; le chemin Lalonde de 15 mètres à l’est du chemin Labelle jusqu’au chemin Rollin; le chemin Boileau du numéro civique 4043 jusqu’au chemin Ettyville; le chemin Johnston au sud du chemin Russell jusqu’au chemin Ettyville. – Gregg Chamberlain

Parent council funds

The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) will distribute the provincial Parents Reaching Out grants to all parent councils in UCDSB schools. The old method had the province require parent councils to apply for the grants. This year’s grant to the UCDSB for its parent councils totals $16,423 and help support projects like literacy nights and parent conference sessions, which encourage active involvement of parents of students in school activities.– Gregg Chamberlain

Forest stewards

The South Nation Conservation Authority (SNC) has a recruitment drive for volunteer Forest Stewards. Participants in the program receive free training to help SNC staff with forest management in the South Nation River watershed, by monitoring assigned woodland and water habitat areas. Forest stewards also help with conservation site maintenance, tree planting, spring cleanup, and with SNC’s public outreach program. For more information, Phil Duncan, 1-877-984-2948 or pduncan@nation.on.ca. – Gregg Chamberlain

Healthy minds

The Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL) and the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) are partnering on a new support program for junior A hockey clubs and their players. The NHL Foundation is also providing financial help for the Talk Today program for all 12 CCHL teams. The program, in place across Canada to aid amateur sport, promotes good mental health for athletes, providing support for dealing with stress and other factors, which might affect them during competition and in their personal life. —Gregg Chamberlain

New radio station

CJRO is Carlsbad Springs’ and Vars’ own radio station, available at 107.7 in Carlsbad Springs and 107.9 in Vars, and online at http://c5.radioboss.fm:8049/stream. CJRO Carlsbad Vars Radio will begin airing First Local in February, as a new public affairs radio, show written and hosted by CJRO Radio’s news director, Candice Vetter. Vetter is a longtime print journalist who covered news for more than a decade for several local newspapers.

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