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Canada’s Premiers Announce 2017 Literacy Award Recipients

Canada’s Premiers Announce 2017 Literacy Award Recipients
OTTAWA – In honour of International Literacy Day, Canada’s Premiers today announced the recipients of the 13th annual Council of the Federation Literacy Award. The award is presented to recipients from all 13 provinces and territories to celebrate outstanding achievement, innovative practice, and excellence in literacy. The recipients of the 2017 Council of the Federation Literacy Award are: Lethbridge Public Library – Alberta Project Literacy... Read More

OPSEU applauds “prudent plan” for cannabis sales

OPSEU applauds “prudent plan” for cannabis sales
TORONTO – The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) is congratulating the provincial Liberal government for its decision to sell recreational cannabis in government-run retail stores. “Today’s announcement is what we have been calling for since the legalization debate began,” OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas said. “We have said from the start that the way to limit social harm from the sale of... Read More

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada Awards Record Number of Grants for Blood Cancer Research

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada Awards Record Number of Grants for Blood Cancer Research
TORONTO – The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) awards an unprecedented 41 grants for blood cancer research in Canada this year totaling $3.8 million, setting a new record for the country’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancers over its 62-year history. A new addition as part of this year’s research grants program is the LLSC’s first New Idea Award. Of the 41 grants awarded,... Read More

Ontario Releases Safe and Sensible Framework To Manage Federal Legalization of Cannabis

Ontario Releases Safe and Sensible Framework To Manage Federal Legalization of Cannabis
Carefully Controlled With Strict Rules; LCBO to Oversee Stand-alone Cannabis Retail Stores In response to the federal government’s plan to legalize cannabis by July 2018, Ontario is committing to a safe and sensible framework to govern the lawful use and retail of recreational cannabis as a carefully controlled substance within the province. Yasir Naqvi, Attorney General, Charles Sousa, Minister of... Read More

North Stormont Council Supports Safer Care at WDMH

North Stormont Council Supports Safer Care at WDMH
It seemed fitting that the Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation had a giant cheque on hand to celebrate the giant donation from the Township of North Stormont. At its meeting on August 29, 2017, the Council presented a gift for $15,000 for the Foundation’s General Equipment Fund. The money will be used to help purchase new Automated Dispensing Cabinets (ADCs)... Read More

Caisse Populaire Novel-Horizon and Desjardins Insurance Team up to Support WDMH

Caisse Populaire Novel-Horizon and Desjardins Insurance Team up to Support WDMH
Winchester – Caisse Populaire Nouvel-Horizon in Embrun and Desjardins Insurance have teamed up to support local health care – and patients at Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) will benefit from this generous partnership. On August 28th, representatives visited WDMH to present the giant cheque for $4,000 to the WDMH Foundation. The money will go to the Foundation’s Family Care Fund... Read More

Tanning serices still widely used by Ontario teens, despite provincial ban

Tanning serices still widely used by Ontario teens, despite provincial ban
TORONTO – Ontario teens are still getting the burn despite the province’s Skin Cancer Prevention Act, which prohibits the sale of tanning services or ultraviolet light treatments for tanning to adolescents, according to a report released today by the Ontario Sun Safety Working Group (OSSWG). The title of the report is First year of a ban on tanning beds and lamps... Read More

Thousands of Canadians promise to change the future of breast cancer by joining the CIBC Run for the Cure

Thousands of Canadians promise to change the future of breast cancer by joining the CIBC Run for the Cure
TORONTO – More than 80,000 Canadians are expected to join forces on October 1 for the 26th annual Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure. The event – taking place in 56 locations from coast to coast – is the largest, single-day, volunteer-led event dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research, support services, health education and advocacy programs. Breast cancer continues... Read More

Updated Curriculum, New Report Cards Coming to Ontario Schools

Updated Curriculum, New Report Cards Coming to Ontario Schools
Province Modernizing School System to Unleash Full Potential of Every Student Our schools are at the foundation of a fair and competitive Ontario. Today, our province’s publicly funded education system ranks among the best in the world, preparing our students for academic and future success. To build on this progress and make our schools even better at unleashing every student’s... Read More