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St. Lawrence College becomes smoke-free, effective October 15, 2018

St. Lawrence College becomes smoke-free, effective October 15, 2018
Brockville – St. Lawrence College (SLC) is pleased to announce that its campuses in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall Ontario will become 100 percent smoke-free, effective October 15, 2018.   “This is an important decision,” said Glenn Vollebregt, President and CEO, St. Lawrence College. “The risks and negative health impacts of second-hand smoke are well-known. We are excited to unite as a... Read More

BROCKVILLE GENERAL VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATION (BGVA) PROVIDES ANNUAL SUPPORT TO BROCKVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL’S CARDIOVASCULAR REHABILITATION PROGRAM

BROCKVILLE GENERAL VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATION (BGVA) PROVIDES ANNUAL SUPPORT  TO BROCKVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL’S CARDIOVASCULAR REHABILITATION PROGRAM
Brockville – On Tuesday, October 9th, the Brockville General Volunteer Association (BGVA) presented their annual $20,000 cheque to the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation (BDHF) in support of Brockville General Hospital’s Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program. The Brockville Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program started in May 2009, and is a customized program to assist patients in getting their life back following a cardiac event.... Read More

Livewell Canada: 17 Cool Facts about CBD for October 17th

Livewell Canada: 17 Cool Facts about CBD for October 17th
OTTAWA –On October 17, cannabis becomes legal across Canada, and cannabidiol — the chemical in hemp or cannabis that doesn’t get you high – will be regulated similarly to cannabis. While previously available to medical patients with a prescription, it can now be used more widely by Canadians for a range of health and wellness treatments. To celebrate October 17th, here are 17... Read More

Canopy Growth Introduces LBS Brand to Canada

Canopy Growth Introduces LBS Brand to Canada
SMITHS FALLS – Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the launch of a new brand for the recreational market in Canada, LBS (pronounced “L-B-S”). The Company has established a curated and world-recognized family of brands, both in-house and through partnerships with icons in the cannabis space. LBS is the latest... Read More

Bill C-83 – The Union of Canadian Correctional Officers is cautiously acknowledging the new Bill C-83 on administrative segregation

Bill C-83 – The Union of Canadian Correctional Officers is cautiously acknowledging the new Bill C-83 on administrative segregation
OTTAWA – The Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO-SACC-CSN) is cautiously acknowledging Bill C-83 which involves changes to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act which will replace administrative segregation. Resources Needed “Bill C-83 will require serious consultation and resources to make it work” noted the National President, Jason Godin. “As correctional officers, we want to make sure that we have the proper tools to ensure... Read More

Statement from Canada Post – Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) files strike notice for next week

Statement from Canada Post – Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) files strike notice for next week
OTTAWA – The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has decided to give Canada Post strike notices, which mean they could commence strike action as early as midnight on Monday, October 22, 2018. Canada Post has made significant offers to CUPW which include increased wages, job security, and improved benefits and has not asked for any concessions in return. We value the... Read More

Canopy Growth Celebrates History and the Legalization of Recreational Cannabis in Canada

Canopy Growth Celebrates History and the Legalization of Recreational Cannabis in Canada
SMITHS FALLS – Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) is pleased to join Canadians and cannabis advocates from around the world in celebrating today’s legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada. With the dawn of this new day, Canada becomes the first G7 nation to legalize and regulate recreational cannabis, and the first to do so while ushering in a... Read More

Statement on the legalization of cannabis from the Mental Health Commission of Canada

Statement on the legalization of cannabis from the Mental Health Commission of Canada
OTTAWA – Today, Canada will become only the second country in the world, after Uruguay, to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) recognizes this as an important opportunity for Canada to become a global research leader in this area. Our country has one of the highest cannabis consumption rates in the world, with more than 40 per cent of people in Canada reporting they have... Read More

Ontario Conservation Officers: Hunt Safe, Hunt Smart, Hunt Sober

Ontario Conservation Officers: Hunt Safe, Hunt Smart, Hunt Sober
With the upcoming legalization of Cannabis on October 17th, 2018 the Ontario Conservation Officers Association (OCOA) wants to take this opportunity to remind hunters to always practice safe, responsible and sober hunting. “The handling of a firearm is a very serious matter and safe handling can’t be stressed enough” says OCOA President Sean Cronsberry. “Impairment of any kind, either by... Read More