In The News For August 31, 2018

The so-called “right to disconnect” is one of several labour policy ideas covered in a report coming out ahead of the Labour Day long weekend. The federal Liberals are looking at whether revamped labour standards should include giving workers the right to ignore job-related emails at home. France enacted a similar law in 2016, citing worries that employees were doing unpaid overtime, or being driven to burnout.  Employer and labour groups are split over whether the Liberals should follow suit.



According to Stéphane Parisien, Executive Director of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell and a member of the Eastern Ontario Wardens Caucus delegation who met with provincial government officials recently, improving the quality of cellular service in Eastern Ontario depends on the new provincial government’s commitment to the promise of the former government. The recent conference of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario was held to discuss the government’s financial participation in the project to improve cell phone service in Eastern Ontario and to discuss the government’s financial participation in the project.



The Grenville OPP are looking for assistance to identify a male suspect involved in fraudulent cash withdrawals from banks, located in Grenville County, North Dundas and the Ottawa/Gatineau area. The suspect is described as a white male, in his 50’s or 60’s, grey stubble on his face, with a medium build.



A reminder that the annual Bike Fest event, is on in the Town of Hawkesbury, Main Street from McGill to John Street will be closed to traffic tomorrow.

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