New life for college

A stopgap $2 million injection from the provincial government will allow the Kemptville campus of the University of Guelph to welcome new students this fall. The announcement was made by Brad Duguid, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, on Tuesday.

College to accept new students for fall 2014 semester

Kemptville College will welcome new students on campus for the fall semester thanks to a one-time, stopgap $2 million injection from the...

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Brockville May Court Club to share Comfort Birds with visitors– Image 1

May Court Club of Brockville club co-convener Linda Dougall (seated left) is in awe of the beautiful Comfort Birds carved by members of the St. Lawrence Wood Carvers group. Seated to the right of Dougall is St. Lawrence Wood Carvers past president Mary Beckstead and standing behind left to right is current president Frank Murray and fellow carver Peter Abbott.

Brockville May Court Club to share Comfort Birds with visitors

Nine provincial May Court clubs will be visiting Brockville on May 1 and 2 for their annual conference and when they leave, 30 Comfort Birds...

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ACOTTI shares their successful journey thus far– Image 1

The piano selection played by James MacKenzie prior to the meeting of the Arts Council of the Thousand Islands was inviting and a depiction of the arts.

ACOTTI shares their successful journey thus far

As people arrived at the Arts Council of the Thousand Islands (ACOTTI) greet and meet at the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery in St. Lawrence...

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Flood warnings persist throughout region– Image 1

Children were having their faces painted as they eagerly awaited Big Bunny's arrival at the 1000 Islands Mall, April 13. When he arrived, they hopped and paraded along the mall corridor to his Greeting Station. One by one children met Big Bunny and had their photos taken. This Easter Bunny will be in the mall from now to Saturday, April 19, at various times. Seen here, he is rather astonished at the crowd that has gathered, waiting for his arrival.

Flood warnings persist throughout region

Warming temperatures and heavy rains have prompted several flood warnings across eastern Ontario. The Township of Leeds and Thousand...

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A safer home for the elderly– Image 1

Above all, keep comfort and safety in mind, without forgetting about the individual's tas tes, needs, and habits.

A safer home for the elderly

A few simple tricks can so metimes be enough to im prove the quality of life of elderly people who live in their own homes.

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The right paintbrush for the job– Image 1

TRICKS OF THE TRADE Before painting, rub your brushes on a rough surface in order to get rid of any loose bristles. Once the job is finished, clean them in the recommended manner and leave them to dry upside down by han ging them on a piece of string (if there isn't already a hole in the handle, one can easily be drilled). When dry, always store your bru shes with the bristles pointing up so that they keep their shape.

The right paintbrush for the job

Is it for edges or large areas? Do you need natural bristles or synthetic? Big or small? When it comes to paintbrushes, there is certainly...

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Renovating to sell– Image 1

A few inexpensive jobs can often be enough to make a real difference to potential buyers.

Renovating to sell

Most homeowners know that the secret to selling a home quickly and at a good price is to ensure that potential buyers fall in love with the...

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Benson students brush up on importance of a healthy smile– Image 1

From left, Prescott dentists Dr. Lance McIntosh and at right Dr. Kim Hansen, are joined by MPP for Leeds-Grenville Steve Clark (centre) and Timmy the Tooth at Benson Public School in Cardinal, April 11. This group brought tips on oral health to students at the school, as part of Oral Health Month. The Ontario Dental Association and dentists across the provincehave embarked on a public education campaign on oral health, one of which is Brush-a-mania, which local students took part in that afternoon. Students in the photograph volunteered to be "teeth" and took part in a demonstration of proper brushing and flossing techniques.

Benson students brush up on importance of a healthy smile

An important message about oral health was delivered to students at Benson Public School April 11 in a fun, interactive way.

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Community Contributions

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Trumpeter Swans Presentation

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On April 10 the Brockville Police in cooperation with Brockville and Area Special Olympics, Kingston 1000 Islands Crime Stoppers, Upper Canada District School Board, Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario and Riverside Ford brought back the Jail and Bail fundraiser. Five individuals from the community were arrested and lodged in a cell at the 1000 Islands Mall for several hours that day, and ended up raising approximately $2,700. They were required to raise bail funds in order to be released from custody incarcerated as they were on various trumped up charges. The funds will be split between Crime Stoppers and Special Olympics, who also featured information booths. Participants, from left are Andy Wheeler, owner-publisher, snapd 1000 Islands

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The 13th annual Mayors' Community Walk took place once again at the 1000 Islands Mall, April 11, put on by the Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau. A large crowd turned out for the event, which featured several pre-event activities, as well as awards. Many volunteer groups were represented at the walk.

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Hundreds of youngsters gathered at the Town Hall in Gananoque on Saturday, April 12 for Gananoque BIA's annual Easter Egg Hunt. The scurrying began immediately as the clock struck 11, which sent a vast array of toddlers to eight-year-olds racing to gather as many Easter eggs as possible. Family fun including face painting commenced after the hunt and the beautiful weather kept families outside in the park for hours. Above, Callie Cross and Vaida Watkins hope to fill their baskets full of Easter eggs. Left, Malachi Handa is one of many to have their face painted that day.

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On Wednesday, April 2, the Real Canadian Superstore donated a delicious lunch at the YMCA of Brockville and Area. Roasted chicken and scalloped potatoes were enjoyed by all. All proceeds went to the YMCA's 2014 Annual Giving Campaign: Strong Kids. From left, Anna Hudson, manager development, Sandra Devaney, director development and Nicky Dunster, volunteer development, YMCA.

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