Party Secretary Chengzu Ma (center), of the Chinese city of Shangrao, gets a little assistance from interpreter Will Sheng as he and the mayor of Prescott, Brett Todd, put their signatures on a letter of intent that both sides hope will be the first step in fostering closer economic ties between the two municipalities.
MPP Steve Clark and parents from Eastern Ontario, including Leeds-Grenville, joined those from across the province at a rally at Queen's Park to protest ongoing accommodation reviews that could see up to 600 schools close.
Pat Sayeau, mayor of Edwardsburgh-Cardinal, took part in a meeting of the South Edwardsburgh Recreation Association (SERA) last week, at which Temple Heidecker (center) and Elizabeth Knapp (right) spoke about the proposed closure of South Edwarsburgh Public School in Johnstown and efforts being made to prevent it.
The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada made a Remembrance Week visit to the Royal Canadian Legion's Fort Wellington Branch #97 in Prescott on Saturday night.
Bring it on!
Students from Seaway District High School stage a walkout on Tuesday morning to protest the Upper Canada School Board's proposed closure of their school. The Iroquois group is one of a swelling number of organizations banding to fight the potential closing of hundreds of schools across the province. More coverage on pages, 2, 3 and 14 of this week's Prescott Journal.
While area residents mount efforts to keep their local schools open, their hopes met with resistance at last week's Upper Canada District School Board meeting. A motion put forward that would have overturned the board's decision to look at possible school closures in the region was defeated by a vote of 8-3. More on school closings on page two and fourteen of this week's Prescott Journal.
A crowd of dignitaries and onlookers cheer the landing of Flight #644 from Florida into Ogdensburg International Airport. The Allegiant Air flight was the first into the newly renovated airport facility from the company that is now offering discounted fares direct to the sunshine state.