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Health Unit Warns Residents of Potentially Harmful Algal Blooms

Health Unit Warns Residents of 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 confirmed... Read More

Winchester Hospital: A Sign of the times

Winchester Hospital: A Sign of the times
Winchester – They’ve been popping up all over the countryside – signs of support for front-line workers. And the WDMH team has noticed and is very grateful! Thank you to Signs and Stitches in Metcalfe for spearheading a great fundraising and spirit-boosting campaign. Signs were sold for $20 each and the Signs and Stitches team recently donated a cheque for $1500... Read More

Kemptville District Hospital Board seeking new Directors

Kemptville District Hospital Board seeking new Directors
KEMPTVILLE – The Board of Directors of Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) is currently seeking candidates to fill the position of Director. Made up of dedicated volunteers, the KDH Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the operations of the Hospital and guiding its future in the health system. The Board determines the Hospital’s mission and strategic direction, and supports their... Read More

World Hepatitis Day – July 28th – Find the Missing Millions

World Hepatitis Day – July 28th – Find the Missing Millions
World Hepatitis Day (WHD) takes places every year on the 28th of July, bringing the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. Viral hepatitis is one of the leading causes of death globally, accounting for 1.34 million deaths per year – that’s more than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis or... Read More

Neon Night Kemptville Goes Virtual for 2020

Neon Night Kemptville Goes Virtual for 2020
Kemptville – The 7th  annual Neon Night in Kemptville won’t be looking the same this year, but that doesn’t mean our community won’t be supporting our youngest cancer warriors or raising money to fund childhood cancer research.  The Canadian Cancer Society is excited to announce that this year’s event has moved online for the 2020 Virtual Neon Night.   The 2020 Virtual Neon Night will run from September 1 – September 19, with... Read More

New data shows majority of Ontarians believe mental health crisis will follow COVID-19 impact

New data shows majority of Ontarians believe mental health crisis will follow COVID-19 impact
Toronto – Seven out of 10 Ontarians (69 per cent) believe the province is headed for a “serious mental health crisis” as it emerges from this pandemic and nearly eight out of 10 (77 per cent) say more mental health supports will be necessary to help society, according to new poll results released May 11, 2020. This data comes from... Read More

Statement from SEIU Healthcare President on a Public Inquiry into Long-Term Care

Statement from SEIU Healthcare President on a Public Inquiry into Long-Term Care
RICHMOND HILL – SEIU Healthcare, the union that represents over 60,000 frontline healthcare workers in Ontario, has issued the following statement from President Sharleen Stewart: “We need a full public inquiry now, not later. The 1,400 families who lost loved ones in Ontario’s nursing homes deserve better than a political process designed to hide the failures of Doug Ford’s government and his friends like Mike Harris who run for-profit long-term... Read More

COVID-19 pandemic dramatically shifts Canadians’ spending habits

COVID-19 pandemic dramatically shifts Canadians’ spending habits
75 per cent of Canadians spending less than pre-pandemic; 62 per cent using less cash; 42 per cent avoid shopping at places that don’t accept contactless payments OTTAWA, May 13, 2020 /CNW/ –  New data from a Payments Canada study on payment trends during COVID-19 reveals some dramatic shifts in Canadians’ payment preferences since the pandemic took affect in Canada. The study compared... Read More