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Ontario Preparing for Federal Cannabis Legalization

Ontario Preparing for Federal Cannabis Legalization
Province Introduces New Legislation to Protect Youth, Keep Roads and Communities Safe Ontario has introduced legislation that would, if passed, safely regulate the use and distribution of recreational cannabis when it is legalized by the federal government in July 2018. Ontario’s proposed Cannabis Act, 2017 would support the province’s safe and sensible transition to the federal legalization of cannabis. The proposed legislation... Read More

WDMH: It All Began with a $5 Gold Coin!

WDMH: It All Began with a $5 Gold Coin!
Winchester – In 1913, at a meeting of the Florence Nightingale Chapter in Brockville, a $5 gold coin was donated to start a fund for an Eastern Star Home. Many more donations and acts of kindness and caring followed. Today, the Florence Nightingale Home Foundation continues this generous work, providing funds for specific pieces of patient care equipment for hospitals throughout... Read More

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