Health – Page 2 – HomeTown TV12
Search

PWA’s Friends For Life Bike Rally cycles from Toronto to Montréal raising critical funds for Toronto People With AIDS Foundation

PWA’s Friends For Life Bike Rally cycles from Toronto to Montréal raising critical funds for Toronto People With AIDS Foundation
As long as there’s a reason, there’s a ride Toronto – On Sunday August 11th, 2019, the Toronto People with AIDS Foundation’s (PWA) Friends for Life Bike Rally will leave Toronto with about 200 cyclists, 100 crew members, and a fundraising goal of $1.4 million. The Bike Rally will become a small, travelling town on wheels, cycling more than 600... Read More

Health Unit Issues Heat Warning for Lanark County

Health Unit Issues Heat Warning for Lanark County
Due to high temperatures and humidex levels Environment Canada has issued a heat warning levels for this weekend for Lanark County only.  A combination of heat and high humidity can be hazardous to your health. Conditions during high heat and humidity have the potential to cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and in some cases death. Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer... Read More

Boots & Bling Raises Close to $58,000 for Local Health Care

Boots & Bling Raises Close to $58,000 for Local Health Care
Winchester – The final tally is in – and just shy of $58,000 was raised at Boots & Bling for WDMH on June 8th in Dixon’s Corners. Funds raised will support the Foundation’s Family Care Fund, ‘supporting care for families just like yours’. “We are so excited to announce the grand total,” says Cindy Peters, Manager of Direct Mail and... Read More

A NEW DIRECTION FOR THE CPDMH AUXILIARY

A NEW DIRECTION FOR THE CPDMH AUXILIARY
Carleton Place – The Carleton Place & District Memorial (CPDMH) Auxiliary was formed in 1953, two years before the hospital opened. Ninety women attended the first meeting and Mrs. Annie Johnston was elected as the first president. Sixty-six years later, the Auxiliary is still here. In fact, last year, they provided 27,836.6 hours of volunteer service and donated $65,000 for... Read More

Health Unit Raises Awareness about Bats and Rabies

Health Unit Raises Awareness about Bats and Rabies
Bats are nocturnal animals and feed most actively two or three hours following sunset. Bats are efficient insect controllers eating about three times their body weight. Bats typically have their babies in June and come August many of the young bats are looking for their own roosting sites. Many bats will roost and hibernate in attics. Although bats are beneficial,... Read More

Health Unit Warns Public about Potentially Harmful Algal Blooms

Health Unit Warns Public about Potentially Harmful Algal Blooms
Brockville – Potentially harmful algal blooms including blue green algae are a natural seasonal phenomenon that may appear in our lakes, rivers and ponds. Many of these blooms are relatively harmless; however, some species have the potential to produce toxins which may be harmful to people and animals. The presence of a harmful algal bloom and its toxins can only be... Read More

Poppy Campaign Helps Many In Our Community

Poppy Campaign Helps Many In Our Community
Winchester – Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Greely & District Branch, local school children and representatives from some wonderful local causes met on June 17th for food, social time, awards and donations. The Greely & District Royal Canadian Legion Branch 627 was pleased to disburse the funds from its 2018 Poppy Campaign. Following the presentations, guests were invited to... Read More

Order of the Eastern Star Violet Chapter Donates $4000 to BGH Palliative Care Program

Order of the Eastern Star Violet Chapter Donates $4000 to BGH Palliative Care Program
Brockville – On June 6, 2019, the Order of Eastern Star, Violet Chapter (Prescott) presented a $4,000 cheque to the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation in support of BGH’s Palliative Care Program. The Order of the Eastern Star members raised these funds through craft sales, bake sales and fashion shows. Pictured here presenting the donation cheque to Joan Simon, Executive Director,... Read More

New Technology gives WDMH the Very Best Care

New Technology gives WDMH the Very Best Care
Winchester – Thanks to our generous donors, WDMH has two new ultrasounds machines. The new machines arrived at the hospital on May 30th and are up and running! The ultrasound machines have the latest technology and ensure that ultrasound care can continue without interruption at WDMH. Technologists tell us that the quality of images from the new machines are spectacular.... Read More