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New Report Highlights Growing Gaps Between Education in North and South

New Report Highlights Growing Gaps Between Education in North and South

Annual report on Ontario’s schools shows decline in library staff, music teacher; improvements in Indigenous education TORONTO, ON– A new report from People for Education – based on survey results from more than 1,000 Ontario schools – reveals ongoing challenges in a number of areas, [Read more]

Paramedics Services Week (Video)

Paramedics Services Week (Video)

It’s Paramedic Services Week across Canada, May 28 – June 3, 2017. Your local paramedics serving your communities 24-7-365 all across Ontario, providing advanced medical knowledge & skills, as well transport to local & regional hospitals by land, water or air. [Read more]

Matawa First Nations Offer Condolences to the Begg and Keeash Families

Matawa First Nations Offer Condolences to the Begg and Keeash Families

Matawa First Nations Also Urge Matawa Learning Centre Students to Exercise Caution in the City of Thunder Bay THUNDER BAY, ON – Matawa First Nation Chiefs, Board of Directors and staff today offered their deepest condolences to the Begg family and community of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug [Read more]

Share the Care Fundraising Walk a Huge Success

Share the Care Fundraising Walk a Huge Success

MANITOUWADGE, ON – Saturday, May 13, the Manitouwadge Cancer Assistance Group (MCAG) held it’s annual Share the Care Walk & BBQ.  Participants could collect pledges in the weeks proceeding the walk, or support by purchasing lunch or making a donation at the event   Cooking up some [Read more]

Ontario Gov’t failing to cover medication for Ontarians with diabetes: NDP

Ontario Gov’t failing to cover medication for Ontarians with diabetes: NDP

QUEEN’S PARK, ON – During question period on Tuesday, NDP health critic France Gélinas called out Premier Kathleen Wynne for failing Ontarians living with diabetes by excluding them from provincial drug coverage. The NDP has proposed the first universal Pharmacare plan, which will provide [Read more]

Horwath Calls For End to Hallway Medicine

Horwath Calls For End to Hallway Medicine

QUEEN’S PARK, ON – On Thursday, Jamie-Lee Ball – a patient turned patient-advocate after a horrific experience in an Ontario hospital – joined NDP Leader Andrea Horwath at Queen’s Park to fight for an end to hallway medicine. Together, they called on Premier Kathleen Wynne to make it a [Read more]

Ontario Premier Announces Basic Income Pilot

Ontario Premier Announces Basic Income Pilot

Giving More People an Opportunity to Get Ahead and Stay Ahead Ontario Basic Income Pilot to Launch in Thunder Bay, Hamilton and Lindsay Ontario is launching a pilot project to assess whether a basic income can better support vulnerable workers, improve health and education outcomes for people on [Read more]

Shelter House Launches #ProjectChange Celebrating #EarthDay & Engaging Residents

Shelter House Launches #ProjectChange Celebrating #EarthDay & Engaging Residents

THUNDER BAY, ON – Today, Shelter House celebrated Earth Day with the launch of a new campaign #ProjectChange which aims at empowering and engaging residents throughout the year. This campaign furthers Shelter House’s plan towards engaging residents and providing opportunities for growth [Read more]

Goldcorp Donates $10,000 to Save SOS Program

Goldcorp Donates $10,000 to Save SOS Program

THUNDER BAY, ON –  Goldcorp Musselwhite Mine presented Shelter House Executive Director, Gary Mack, with a $10,000 cheque today for the Street Outreach Services program. Goldcorp Musselwhite Mine opened their new office earlier this week in Thunder Bay and are committed to making a positive [Read more]

MP Serré supports M-105 Calling Federal Gov’t To Lead Support of ALS Research

MP Serré supports M-105 Calling Federal Gov’t To Lead Support of ALS Research

MP Serré supports M-105, a motion calling on the federal government to play a leadership role supporting ALS research, and to find a cure for ALS at the earliest opportunity NICKEL BELT, ON – Later today in the House of Commons, Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, will be voting [Read more]

Kakabeka Crystal Resumes Bottling Operations

Kakabeka Crystal Resumes Bottling Operations

THUNDER BAY, ON – Kakabeka Crystal has resumed its production and distribution of bottled water. Internal procedures have been upgraded and samples have confirmed safe drinking water. The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is satisfied that adherence to the new procedures will result in [Read more]

Canada Health Act Should Cover Palliative Care says Hughes

Canada Health Act Should Cover Palliative Care says Hughes

OTTAWA, ON – The government should identify hospice palliative care as a defined medical service to be covered under the Canada Health Act, according to Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes. Hughes delivered a petition on the subject in the House of Commons Tuesday, making the case [Read more]

Telehomecare Post-Acute Care Program: Meet Trudy Epp

Telehomecare Post-Acute Care Program: Meet Trudy Epp

“Telehomecare is a life-line for me. It is a very important resource for people like me, coming out of the hospital with a new, serious diagnosis. I am privileged to be a part of this beneficial program,” says Trudy Epp, a congestive heart failure (CHF) patient of the Telehomecare Post-Acute [Read more]

Kakabeka Crystal Water Recall

Kakabeka Crystal Water Recall

Originally released March 9, 2017 THUNDER BAY, ON – The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is asking the public not to drink any Kakabeka Crystal water products due to evidence of bacterial contamination. The owner of Kakabeka Crystal is cooperating with the Health Unit in a voluntary recall, [Read more]

Temporary Suspension of Shelter House TBay’s SOS Program

Shelter House Thunder Bay Announces Temporary Suspension of the SOS (Street Outreach Service) Program effective April 1, 2017. THUNDER BAY, ON – Shelter House Thunder Bay will be suspending the SOS (Street Outreach Service) Program effective April 1, 2017 due to a funding shortfall of just [Read more]

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