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Beth Donovan Hospice Presents Winter Wonderland Nov 11th

Beth Donovan Hospice Presents Winter Wonderland Nov 11th
Kemptville – The Beth Donovan Hospice invites the community to our annual gala to be held at Equinelle Golf Course Clubhouse (140 Equinelle Drive, Kemptville) on Saturday November 11th. Cocktails are at 6PM and dinner at 7PM. This major fundraising event supports the many in demand programs offered to the community. The event organizers have secured many wonderful silent auction... Read More

Smoking causes 1 in 5 of all deaths, costs $6.5 billion in healthcare in Canada each year: study

Smoking causes 1 in 5 of all deaths, costs $6.5 billion in healthcare in Canada each year: study
TORONTO – Smoking is responsible for a devastating healthcare burden in Canada, according to a Conference Board of Canada study published today. The study says that smoking causes more than 45,000 deaths in Canada annually, which is nearly 1 in 5 of all deaths (18.4%) in the country. Smoking also causes a massive $6.5 billion in direct health care costs and... Read More

WDMH: Proud to Be Named Top Employer

WDMH: Proud to Be Named Top Employer
Winchester – Winchester District Memorial Hospital has received the 2017 Employer Award of Excellence from the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (RPNAO) – and both staff and leaders at WDMH couldn’t be prouder. “It is such an honour to work with our 42 Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) every day. They are an amazing group of professionals who are truly... Read More

Kayaking Journey Benefits BGH’s Cardiovascular Program

Kayaking Journey Benefits BGH’s Cardiovascular Program
Rick Trapp’s 2017 Kayaking Adventure paddling nets $13,470 for Brockville General Hospital’s (BGH) Cardiovascular Program Brockville – For the last four years, Rick Trapp, with his buddies Gary Running and Doug Cartan, have paddled the Rideau System and the Trent Severn Waterway, in support of BGH’s Brockville Cardiovascular Program, which receives no government funding. Rick experienced this local rehabilitation service... Read More

Tickets Selling Fast for “Women with Heart”

Tickets Selling Fast for “Women with Heart”
Brockville – nd, Deborah Kimmett, veteran of the legendary Second City theatre company will be performing during the “Women with Heart” event at the Aquatarium, all in support of the Brockville Cardiovascular Program (BCP) at the Brockville General Hospital. Deborah is not only a comedian but speaker, author, instructor and director. In addition to being a Second City Alumnae, Deborah has... Read More

Ontario Creating Opioid Emergency Task Force

Ontario Creating Opioid Emergency Task Force
Province Taking Further Action in Fight Against Opioid Crisis Ontario is establishing an Opioid Emergency Task Force that will include front-line workers and people with lived experience to strengthen the province’s coordinated response to the opioid crisis. The Task Force will ensure those closest to the crisis are providing critical insight into what is happening on the ground, to support... Read More

Ontario: Protecting a Woman’s Right to Choose

Ontario: Protecting a Woman’s Right to Choose
Ontario Introduces Bill to Create Safe Access to Abortion Services Ontario is protecting a woman’s right to choose and access abortion services without fear of interference, intimidation or harassment. Today, Attorney General Yasir Naqvi and Indira Naidoo-Harris, Minister for the Status of Women, announced that the government will introduce the Safe Access to Abortion Services Act, 2017. The bill would,... Read More

Shoppers Growing Women’s Health Campaign Coming to an End

Shoppers Growing Women’s Health Campaign Coming to an End
Brockville –  Shoppers Drug Marts’ pharmacist, Mark Leslie holds a yellow butterfly with regards to the Women’s Health Campaign that started on September 9 and will wrap up on October 6. Leaves, butterflies, apples, and birds are available in various amounts with the opportunity of an income tax receipt for larger donations. Please consider adding to the tree at either Brockville... Read More