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South East LHIN launches public survey

South East LHIN launches public survey
Belleville – The South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), today launched a public engagement process to encourage residents from across the region to help guide the future of health care in their communities. The perspectives and input gathered throughout the process will inform the South East LHIN’s fifth Integrated Health Services Plan (IHSP5), and provides an opportunity for community... Read More

Ontario Sets Budget Date for March 28

Ontario Sets Budget Date for March 28
Province to Prioritize Higher Economic Growth and Helping Families Manage Costs of Care Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, announced today that he will deliver the 2018 Ontario Budget on March 28. The Budget will outline the government’s plan to create more fairness and opportunity for everyone and help families manage the costs of caring for their loved ones. In order... Read More

Health Canada Reminds Canadians about Safe Levels of Alcohol Consumption

Health Canada Reminds Canadians about Safe Levels of Alcohol Consumption
OTTAWA – Following a recent tragedy in Quebec, where media have reported that the death of a 14-year-old girl may have been associated with consumption of a sugary alcoholic beverage, Health Canada is reminding Canadians, especially youth and young adults, of the risks associated with drinking large-volume, single-serve beverages that are high in alcohol.  Many single-serve alcohol products are intensely flavoured and... Read More

CRA Tax Tip: Two accounts, one password

CRA Tax Tip: Two accounts, one password
OTTAWA – Did you know that the Canada Revenue Agency’s My Account and Employment and Social Development Canada’s (ESDC) My Service Canada Account are now linked? With one user ID and password, you can securely access your information from both accounts without having to revalidate your identity! Link between My Account and My Service Canada Account  The Government of Canada continually strives to improve its digital services... Read More

Bell Canada clerical workers ratify collective agreement

Bell Canada clerical workers ratify collective agreement
TORONTO – Unifor members working at Bell Canada Clerical division ratified a four-year collective agreement that improves working conditions and job security for nearly 5000 workers. “This round of negotiations was monumental. Workers across Ontario and Quebec came together to demand that their good, unionized jobs at Bell Canada stay at Bell Canada,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. The new collective agreement includes wage increases, protections... Read More

CANADA REVENUE AGENCY CALL? IT MAY BE A SCAM! – March is Fraud Prevention Month

CANADA REVENUE AGENCY CALL? IT MAY BE A SCAM! – March is Fraud Prevention Month
ORILLIA – Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) want you to confirm who you’re dealing with before sending any money anywhere for any reason. As part of the annual Fraud Prevention Month awareness campaign, the ever popular Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and other agency-related extortion threats have continued to sustain significant financial losses by unsuspecting victims. In 2017, the Extortion and Phishing Scam claimed 1,544... Read More

Ontario colleges committed to strengthening programs for Indigenous students

Ontario colleges committed to strengthening programs for Indigenous students
Brockville, Cornwall, Kingston – Every college in Ontario is incorporating Indigenous knowledge into its programs and services, says a new report to the provincial government on the colleges’ response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. There is a dedicated counsellor for Indigenous students and an Indigenous education council advisory group at every one of the 24 colleges. As well, most colleges... Read More

Ontario Government takes significant action to address opioid crisis; NARCAN™ Nasal Spray to be made available to all Ontarians free of charge through pharmacies

Ontario Government takes significant action to address opioid crisis; NARCAN™ Nasal Spray to be made available to all Ontarians free of charge through pharmacies
MISSISSAUGA – Today, Ontario becomes the first province to provide access to NARCAN™ Nasal Spray free of charge through pharmacies as part of its Ontario Naloxone Program for Pharmacies (ONPP). As the opioid crisis continues to rise in Ontario, increased access to naloxone, which aids in the emergency treatment of an opioid overdose, is key to fighting the crisis. Adapt Pharma’s NARCAN™ (naloxone) Nasal Spray... Read More

Ontario Moving Quickly to Expand Life-Saving Overdose Prevention Programs

Ontario Moving Quickly to Expand Life-Saving Overdose Prevention Programs
Latest Data Shows Opioid-Related Deaths Continue to Increase Ontario is expanding access to addiction and harm reduction services across the province, as the latest data shows that opioid-related deaths continue to rise. There were 1,053 opioid-related deaths in Ontario from January to October 2017, compared with 694 during the same time period in 2016 — this represents a 52 per... Read More

CDSBEO Board Meeting Highlights from meeting held on March 6, 2018

CDSBEO Board Meeting Highlights from meeting held on March 6, 2018
Kemptville – CDSBEO Board Meeting Highlights from meeting held on March 6, 2018. STEO – Special Projects, Programs and Updates Student Transportation of Eastern Ontario (STEO) is the transportation consortium for the CDSBEO and the UCDSB. STEO provides transportation for approximately 33,000 students on nearly 800 vehicles traveling over 120,000 kilometers each day across Eastern Ontario. STEO has a number... Read More