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Is your child eligible to go to school in September of 2020? If so, the staff at Hornepayne Public School would be thrilled to be part of your child's learning journey! JK registration is ongoing and goes right up until September. For more info on our program, you can click the link below, or give us a call at 868-2503
Coming off an historic education strike on Friday, where all schools in Ontario were closed, labour challenges continue to percolate, with a touch of faint hope.
Earlier last week, the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association announced rotating strikes for this upcoming week, with Holy Name of Jesus in Hornepayne, being slated for a strike on Monday. However, the mediator has called both sides back to the table, and OECTA have suspended their strikes for this week, pending the outcome of negotiations. It is possible, that if some progress is made, that the season of labour discontent will see a ray of sunshine.
In relation to the other three teacher unions, ETFO, representing the public elementary teachers, has not announced strike action, but will be making an announcement tomorrow, about increased sanctions to start on Wednesday.
The union representing Francophone teachers has called a province wide strike for Thursday, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation has announced a rotating strike for next Friday, February 28th, but Algoma District School Board will not be affected, meaning for Hornepayne High School, there will be no disruption to classes for this upcoming week.
2020 continues to be a newsworthy year, not yet 2 months into the new year! Several stories of importance to residents of Hornepayne are transpiring before our very eyes.
1. School labour strikes continue to bring uncertainty to a new session of the Legislature in Ontario. This week's labour disruptions are set for Friday, February 21st, as all 4 teacher unions will be staging a one day strike, closing all publicly funded schools in the province. Stay tuned to www.hornepayne.com for updated information on any strike announcements for next week. Unions will have to announce, by Thursday, February 20th, any strike action for the following Monday. All 4 schools in Hornepayne, will be closed on Friday, February 21st, 2020.
2. In local sports news, HHS Senior Hawks will compete in Marathon on Wednesday, for a chance to win the NSSSAA championship! JR girls, depending on their results today, may also complete.
3. Protests over a proposed gas pipeline in BC continue to affect Hornepayne and region, as rail and road blockades are preventing CN Rail and VIA Rail from operating as normal, and there is also the possibility of local trucking disruption too. As of this morning, there will be a slowdown of highway 17 near Blind River, as local First Nations groups protest, in support of the Wet'suwet'en people. For a full-fledged background and better understanding issues around the We'suwet'en nation and its opposition to the pipeline, please refer to your favourite national news website.
In tonight's updates, we provide you information about a school strike date for Hornepayne Public School, some legion news and municipal council news regarding this week's council meeting, to be held at Hornepayne Elementary and Secondary School!
Check out some new content tonight! We have updates from Mike Mantha, as well as Carol Hughes. We have a story, outlining some of the affects on local schools, during the upcoming labour challenges, as well as a reminder about next week's council meeting, to be held at Hornepayne Elementary and Secondary School! Hyperlinks will bring you to the stories!
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The NWMO announced this morning, that it has further narrowed the communities under consideration for the Deep Geological Repository. Hornepayne has been removed from consideration. Please click below for Mayor Fort's announcement.
Many of us have enjoyed at least one, and in some cases many of Jack Sargent's well known parties. From live music, to great food, to friendly competition and of course, great friends, many do not realize the charitable benefit of Jack's party.
However, Jack's party for years has raised money, in particular for Kidsport, and this year was no exception! Please click the link below, and you will be brought to the news release from Kidsports with all the details!
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