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Former Manitouwadge Physician Signs Cease To Practice Document

Former Manitouwadge Physician Signs Cease To Practice Document

In an article published January 3, 2018, CBC Reporter Jeff Waters describes how a former physician in Manitouwadge committed an act of professional misconduct, according to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, leading to the signing of a Cease to Practice document in March 2017. In [Read more]

Geraldton District Hospital Annual Christmas Dance Fundraising

Geraldton District Hospital Annual Christmas Dance Fundraising

GREENSTONE, ON – The Employee Health and Wellness Committee at Geraldton District Hospital is pleased to announce, that through their diligent efforts, and the generosity of those attending on Saturday December 2, 2017, managed to raise $1158.00 at the hospital’s annual Christmas Dance. [Read more]

Home-grown Innovation Will Lead to Improved Health in Northern Ontario Communities

Home-grown Innovation Will Lead to Improved Health in Northern Ontario Communities

Government of Canada invests $1 million to develop remote sensing technologies to help monitor environmental impacts on human health THUNDER BAY, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor) – Northern Ontario families will benefit from improved detection of [Read more]

16 Days of Activism: Society Becoming More Aware of Violence Against Women

16 Days of Activism: Society Becoming More Aware of Violence Against Women

– November 25th of this year marks the beginning of 16 days of activism denouncing violence against women. It is an opportunity to raise awareness of this situation that many women are still living with today. Women continue to be victims of violence simply because they are women. In Canada, [Read more]

Ontario Children In Dire Need of Mental Health Supports

Ontario Children In Dire Need of Mental Health Supports

‘Kathleen Wynne lets down families counting on mental health supports for their children’ says NDP Children and Youth critic QUEEN’S PARK, ON – In question period on Tuesday, Hamilton Mountain MPP, Monique Taylor, the NDP critic for Children and Youth, demanded that the Liberal [Read more]

NOSM Announces First Vice Dean, Academic

NOSM Announces First Vice Dean, Academic

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Catherine (Cathy) Cervin as the School’s First Vice Dean, Academic, effective January 1, 2018. The Vice Dean, Academic position will enhance NOSM’s focus on fulfilling the School’s social [Read more]

Physical Activity the Key to Healthy Living

Physical Activity the Key to Healthy Living

National Senior Safety Week November 6 – 12, 2017 Thoughts of reduced stress and activity levels go hand in hand with the idea of retirement, whether the job you’re leaving has been interesting, motivating, dull or mind numbing. A lifetime of hard work and perseverance has finally paid [Read more]

Premier’s Statement on Visit of Senator Bernie Sanders

Premier’s Statement on Visit of Senator Bernie Sanders

Premier Kathleen Wynne released the following statement yesterday after meeting with Senator Bernie Sanders: “It’s an honour and a compliment that Senator Bernie Sanders chose to come to Ontario to learn more about single payer, universal health care. In our province, we take pride in a [Read more]

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]

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