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L’actualité en bref | News in brief

Rockland’s Morris Village path

Clarence-Rockland council approved a recommendation to apply for federal funding help to build a multi-use path between Amber Street and Caron Street in the Morris Village subdivision in Rockland. The path is one of the capital works projects approved in the 2021 budget, with a projected cost of $205,000. The city will apply under the Active Transportation category of the Canada Infrastructure Program for $150,220, the maximum amount allowed for project support funding. – Gregg Chamberlain

Merit award

Kyle Baird, a teacher at Rockland District High School, is one of six recipients of the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) Fall 2020 Director’s Award of Merit. The UCDSB received 49 nominations for the award from district staff, students, and parents. Many nominations highlighted the nominees’ efforts “during the extraordinary circumstances” of the pandemic. – Gregg Chamberlain

UCSDB graduation rate

The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is getting closer to meeting its goal of a 90 per cent graduation rate. A four-year summary report presented during the UCDSB January 13 board meeting noted that the overall graduation rate has risen from 73.4 per cent in 2017 to 86.2 per cent for 2020. – Gregg Chamberlain

Affordable housing meeting

The United Counties of Prescott-Russell council (UCPR) welcomed an invitation to meet with Ahmed Hussein, federal minister of families, children, and social development, and discuss federal support programs for local affordable housing needs. UCPR council reviewed a letter January 13 from the office of MP Francis Drouin offering to set up a meeting. UCPR administration will send a notice that council and also the UCPR director of social services would like to meet with the minister when his schedule allows. – Gregg Chamberlain