The Burn Ban that was recently lifted by the Clarence Rockland Fire Department is back in effect for open air fires due to dry conditions in Clarence-Rockland until further notice.
Valoris and the union representing its employees have agreed on a new contract and there will be no interruptions to any of the social service programs for clients of Valoris Prescott-Russell for Children and Adults. The new three-year contract includes annual wage increases of 1.5 per cent for the first two years and 1.75 per cent for the third year. The first year’s increase is retroactive to April 1 this year when the new contract replaced the previous one.
The race begins in earnest today for the candidates in Ontario’s 124 ridings as they compete to win a seat at Queen’s Park in the provincial election four weeks from now on June 7th. All all of the main party leaders will hit the ground running, including Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne, who begins her day with a couple of events in Toronto before an evening rally in Ottawa.
A Kingston woman has been named the registered practical nurse of the year by the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions. Susan Cooper has been an R-P-N for the past 10 years and was a personal support worker for 10 years before that. Cooper says the nursing profession runs through her blood since her mother is a retired nurse, and her sister and daughter are nurses as well. The Nurse of the Year award is handed out each year to coincide with nursing week.
Ontario Provincial Police would like to remind motorists to slow down and proceed with caution when approaching an emergency vehicle parked on the side of the highway with its lights activated. If the highway has more than one lane, the law requires the driver to move over and leave one lane between their vehicle and the parked emergency vehicle when it can be done safely. Failure to do so can result in fines from $400 to $2,000 and three demerit points for a first offence. The tragic and preventable deaths of officers, tending to traffic related incidents, led to Ontario’s Move Over law in 2003.