C.D. Howe Institute – Curing the Chronic Healthcare Spending Disease: Four Tough Choices for Canadians – April 6, 2011

C.D. Howe Institute – Curing the Chronic Healthcare Spending Disease: Four Tough Choices for Canadians – April 6, 2011

Toronto ON – The amount Canadians spend on healthcare is set to rise rapidly over the next two decades and Canadians need to face up to tough choices to deal with this “spending disease,” according to a new C.D. Howe Institute study by David A. Dodge, former Governor of the Bank of Canada, and Richard […]

David Rawnsley of Citizens Against Roadside Spraying Challenges Mayor Jim McDonell on his Maths – March 30, 2011

David Rawnsley of Citizens Against Roadside Spraying Challenges Mayor Jim McDonell on his Maths – March 30, 2011

Dear Sir, . Counties Councilor Jim McDonell, who is a candidate for the Provincial Conservative Party’s nomination, is quoted as saying that it will cost an extra $3 million to mow the Counties’ roadsides if we cease the controversial spraying program. . The annual cost of the Counties mowing is $300,000. Mayor McDonell tells me […]

Participaction – New Physical Activity Guidelines for Significant Health Benefits – March 29, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario – Francais Aussi

Participaction – New Physical Activity Guidelines for Significant Health Benefits – March 29, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario – Francais Aussi

Cornwall ON – New Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines have been developed based on recent scientific evidence that shows a compelling link between physical activity and important health benefits. The new Guidelines have been developed by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) and the Public Health Agency of Canada.  According to CSEP, Canadians’ physical activity […]

Physicians for Global Survival Conference March 25-26 Saint Paul University – Ottawa Ontario

Physicians for Global Survival Conference March 25-26 Saint Paul University – Ottawa Ontario

Ottawa ON – Has the Japanese nuclear disaster got you thinking about the effects of radiation?  What is PR and what is fact?   Come to Saint Paul University in Ottawa Friday and Saturday, March 25th and 26th.  Physicians for Global Survival will bring you facts – and provide an opportunity to answer some of […]

Greenpeace Activists Shut Down Ontario Power Generation Darlington Nuclear Hearings – March 22, 2011

Greenpeace Activists Shut Down Ontario Power Generation Darlington Nuclear Hearings – March 22, 2011

Courtice ON – Greenpeace members are delaying the hearings for an expansion of the Darlington Nuclear facility at Hope Fellowship Church 1685 Bloor Street, Courtice. The Japanese crisis is fueling the protest and Canadians fears not only of Nuclear power in general, but about safety and precautions to protect people from current facilities such as […]

Ostomy Expo and Info Day – April 30th, 2011 – Embassy West Senior Living in Ottawa Ontario

Ostomy Expo and Info Day – April 30th, 2011 – Embassy West Senior Living in Ottawa Ontario

Cornwall ON – Over one thousand ostomy surgeries per year are performed in the Ottawa area , some temporary and others permanent.  People from all walks of life, politicians, royalty, sports figures, professionals, teenagers, children and babies have had their lives saved by this surgery.  And yet the word  ostomy is often still a word […]

David Rawnsley and CARS Blow a Flat Tire on United Counties of SD&G Roadside Spraying – March 22, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

David Rawnsley and CARS Blow a Flat Tire on United Counties of SD&G Roadside Spraying – March 22, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – I don’t get to many United Counties of SD&G meetings, but I should.   Monday’s meeting featured a presentation by David Rawnsley of Citizens Against Roadside Spraying. There was actually a nice sized crowd to support Mr. Rawnsley and his position that the Counties could save $55,000 on spraying and that they […]

People Buying Up Kelp Tablets in Cornwall Ontario and Across Canada on Nuke Fears – March 18, 2011

People Buying Up Kelp Tablets in Cornwall Ontario and Across Canada on Nuke Fears – March 18, 2011

Cornwall ON- People watching and reading the news in Japan have been reacting to it with reports across the world of people buying up Iodine tablets and even Kelp extracts which are a natural source of Iodine. While most experts are suggesting no real fears of winds of radiation impacting people in Eastern Ontario I […]

The Fukushima Blues – Special to the Cornwall Free News by Roy Berger – March 17, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

The Fukushima Blues – Special to the Cornwall Free News by Roy Berger – March 17, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – You asked me for an editorial on the nuclear thing. You know what. I’ve tried a few pages. I am way too angry and mad to write something I can live with. My contempt for Parliament, the Kremlin and The White House is a burden. We got here because we can’t learn […]

Why is the Harper Government Delaying GMO Alfalfa Moratorium? March 13, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig

Why is the Harper Government Delaying GMO Alfalfa Moratorium? March 13, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig

Cornwall ON – A long time ago I learned that there were in fact many people that knew much more about some things than I did.   I know, shocking!   Yet I marvel at how people elected to government, on this case “The Harper Government” seemingly don’t grasp this simple tenet to success. Police […]

Le BSEO élargit les services dentaires pour les enfants des familles à faible revenu – EOHU Expands Dental Services for Children in Low-Income Families- March 10, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Le BSEO élargit les services dentaires pour les enfants des familles à faible revenu – EOHU Expands Dental Services for Children in Low-Income Families- March 10, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – Starting in March, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) will be offering a new dental care program for children from low-income families. The new Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO) program is funded by the Ministry of Health Promotion, and provides regular dental care free-of-charge for children 17 and under who don’t have access […]

It’s time for Eco Farm Day 2011 at the Ramada Inn on Brookdale Ave. in Cornwall Ontario! – Friday February 25th & Saturday February 26th!

It’s time for Eco Farm Day 2011 at the Ramada Inn on Brookdale Ave. in Cornwall Ontario! – Friday February 25th & Saturday February 26th!

Cornwall ON – This weekend it’s time for Eco Farm Day, one of my favorite local events as it was one of the first we covered! Conference Chair this year is Mr. Tom Manley of Homestead Organics and Organics Central which is an exciting new development that Mr. Manley and his team have been working […]

Ambulance Services Levels Defined by Essential Services Agreement – February 16, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Ambulance Services Levels Defined by Essential Services Agreement  – February 16, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – An article entitled “Paramedics set for vote on strike mandate” appearing in the February 16th, 2011 edition of the Standard Freeholder dealt with the potential ramifications should local paramedics (members of CUPE 5734) go out on strike. The article speculated about potential reductions in levels of service should a strike action occur. Levels […]

TAKING THE LEAD Police & agencies work closely to help people with mental illness and intellectual disabilities. – February 1-2, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

TAKING THE LEAD Police & agencies work closely to help people with mental illness and intellectual disabilities. – February 1-2, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – City police, OPP officers, EMS paramedics and Emergency Room nurses  along with 30 other local professionals are taking part in award winning training today and tomorrow (February 1 & 2) at the Ramada Inn. The LEAD training, a recipient of the Excellence Award at the Champlain and Southeast Region Crisis Conference, is […]

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