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Increase of Invasive Group A Strep

Increase of Invasive Group A Strep

THUNDER BAY, ON  – Over 2017, the Thunder Bay District Health Unit has seen an increase in the number of cases of invasive group A streptococcal (IGAS) infections in our community. This infection develops when the bacterium Streptococcus pyogenes gets into the blood, joints, lungs, or [Read more]

Shelter House Thunder Bay’s SOS Program Returns

Shelter House Thunder Bay’s SOS Program Returns

THUNDER BAY, ON – Shelter House is pleased to announce the restart of the Street Outreach Services (SOS) program effective August 15th, 2017 at 2pm. The SOS program was suspended on April 1, 2017 due to a funding shortfall. Through fundraising efforts and the support of the community Shelter [Read more]

Cathy Farrell Appointed As North West LHIN Vice-Chair

Cathy Farrell Appointed As North West LHIN Vice-Chair

THUNDER BAY, ON – The North West LHIN is pleased to announce that Cathy Farrell has been appointed by an Order-in-Council as the new Vice-Chair to the Board of Directors of the North West Local Health Integration Network (North West LHIN), effective July 11, 2017. Cathy was initially appointed [Read more]

2017 “Dub Wild Run” Obstacle Race (video)

2017 “Dub Wild Run” Obstacle Race (video)

Video of the 2017 “Dub Wild Run” Obstacle race in Dubreuilville Ontario. This is an annual event. 2017 was our 3rd year. The 2018 event will be held Saturday July 28th. RELATED LINKS Subscribe to Luc Levesque’s YouTube channel for more videos of sports/events on Dubreuilville [Read more]

College of Nurses Misconduct Hearing Raises Questions Needing Answers

College of Nurses Misconduct Hearing Raises Questions Needing Answers

Seniors care inquiry can’t stop with Wettlaufer case LONDON, ON – Ontario NDP Long-Term Care critic Teresa Armstrong issued the following statement regarding the professional misconduct hearing for convicted serial killer Elizabeth Wettlaufer, happening today at the College of Nurses of [Read more]

Ontario Supporting 40 New Seniors’ Centres

Ontario Supporting 40 New Seniors’ Centres

Helping Seniors Stay Healthy, Active, Independent and Socially Connected Ontario is creating more spaces and programs to help seniors stay healthy and active by supporting 40 new seniors’ centres across the province. Dipika Damerla, Minister of Seniors Affairs, made the announcement at the [Read more]

Enhancing Safety and Quality of Care for Children and Youth Across Ontario

Enhancing Safety and Quality of Care for Children and Youth Across Ontario

Province Reforming Licensed Residential Services Ontario is releasing a new plan to strengthen residential services — including foster care, group care, custody and respite care — to provide children and youth with safe and healthy places to live, support their growth and help them [Read more]

Workplace Safety North New Interim President & CEO

Workplace Safety North New Interim President & CEO

On behalf of the WSN Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce that Paul Andre, CRSP, has accepted the position of acting WSN President and CEO, effective July 1, 2017. Paul has served as Vice President of Prevention Services at WSN since 2010. The former CEO and Field Services Manager of the [Read more]

NDP Statement on English-Wabigoon River Clean-up

NDP Statement on English-Wabigoon River Clean-up

ELLIOT LAKE, ON – NDP Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Critic Michael Mantha issued the following statement regarding recently-announced funding for the cleanup of mercury contamination in the English-Wabigoon River: “After forty years and of living with the toxic legacy of the [Read more]

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]

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