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Fish for Free on Family Day Weekend

Fish for Free on Family Day Weekend
TORONTO — The Ontario Government invites families to fish for free on Family Day weekend. From February 15 to 17, Canadian residents of all ages can enjoy fishing in Ontario without having to purchase a licence or carry an Outdoors Card. “Our government is making it easier for families to spend quality time together while enjoying Ontario’s world-class lakes, rivers... Read More

Ontario Improving Access to the Right Care in the Right Place February 10, 2020

Ontario Improving Access to the Right Care in the Right Place February 10, 2020
New 9-1-1 Models of Care Part of Plan to Build Healthier Communities and End Hallway Health Care OTTAWA — As part of the province’s comprehensive plan to end hallway health care, Ontario is improving patient access to the right care in the right place by launching new 9-1-1 models of care so that paramedics have more options to provide safe... Read More

Almonte General Hospital Welcomes Dr. Amy Toderian

Almonte General Hospital Welcomes Dr. Amy Toderian
Almonte – Dr. Amy Toderian’s love of medicine began when she was a candy striper at Almonte General Hospital during high school. Even when she was in university, she came back to volunteer in the day hospital. Now, Dr. Toderian has come back again – as a family physician with the Ottawa Valley Family Health Team and Almonte General Hospital.... Read More

Ontario Offering Greater Choice for Nursing Students

Ontario Offering Greater Choice for Nursing Students
New Policy Empowers Institutions to Offer Nursing Degrees Independently OWEN SOUND – The Ontario government is making changes to permit colleges and universities to offer Bachelor nursing degree programs on a stand-alone basis. For colleges, this will be the first time they would be able to offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree independently of a university partner.Today,... Read More

7th Annual Local Youth Film Festival Offers $1000 Grand Prize!

7th Annual Local Youth Film Festival Offers $1000 Grand Prize!
MyView Youth Film Festival is back for its 7th year!  Kemptville’s own McGahey Insurance and Grenville Mutual Insurance have again teamed up to provide the $1000 Grand Prize for 2020.  This creative film-making contest is open to all youth ages 10-24 that live, work or play in Eastern Ontario (see www.myviewfilmfest.ca for list of eligible counties). Young people are encouraged to pick up their phones or cameras... Read More

4 of 5 North American Groundhogs Predict Early Spring

4 of 5 North American Groundhogs Predict Early Spring
Cardinal – Among cloudy skies and falling snow Wiarton Willie made his annual debut to predict the coming weather. Even with all of the paparazzi waiting to take his photo, he was unable to find his shadow enabling his prediction of an early spring. Here’s how Wiarton’s cousins votes stacked up: Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Sam: 6 more weeks of Winter. Pennsylvania’s... Read More

Black Cop author and advocate, Calvin Lawrence to visit Police Foundations students at St. Lawrence College in Brockville

Black Cop author and advocate, Calvin Lawrence to visit Police Foundations students at St. Lawrence College in Brockville
Brockville – On Tuesday, February 11, 2020, St. Lawrence College students will welcome author and activist Calvin Lawrence to the Brockville campus. Lawrence, a veteran RCMP officer with nearly four decades of experience, will discuss his career in Canadian law enforcement and the racism he endured as one of Nova Scotia’s first Black officers. He provides detailed accounts of these... Read More

PETA Calls For Groundhogs’ Sanctuary Retirement

PETA Calls For Groundhogs’ Sanctuary Retirement
Punxsutawney, Pa. – Ahead of Groundhog Day, PETA sent a letter this morning urging The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club to retire Phil and another Punxsutawney groundhog to a reputable sanctuary and start using a cutting-edge animatronic groundhog that could actually predict the weather using artificial intelligence instead. “Gentle, vulnerable groundhogs are not barometers,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is offering the club a... Read More

Ontario Confirms First Case of Wuhan Novel Coronavirus

Ontario Confirms First Case of Wuhan Novel Coronavirus
Extensive Protocols in Place to Detect and Contain Cases TORONTO — Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced Friday, Ontario’s first presumptive confirmed case of Wuhan novel coronavirus in Toronto.On Thursday, January 23, 2020, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre admitted a patient brought in by paramedics who presented with fever and respiratory symptoms. The patient was screened, recent... Read More