“CYCLE FOR LYME” FOUNDER James Christie PEDALS OVER 1,000 KM WHILE RAISING AWARENESS FOR LYME DISEASE – Sunday June 12, 2011

“CYCLE FOR LYME” FOUNDER James Christie PEDALS OVER 1,000 KM WHILE RAISING AWARENESS FOR LYME DISEASE – Sunday June 12, 2011

Ottawa ON – James Christie, founder of “Cycle for Lyme”, is now past the midway mark in his goal to cycle 2,000 km in 30 days There is now a brand new tourist attraction that will be bringing people into the Markstay, Ontario, area by the bus load. If you follow highway 17 about 70 meters west […]

SD&SG MPP Brownell Not Happy with Partisan Conservative Media Attack – June 10, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario HD VIDEO

SD&SG MPP Brownell Not Happy with Partisan Conservative Media Attack – June 10, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario  HD VIDEO

Cornwall ON – MPP Jim Brownell was present at the Cornwall Community Hospital for probably his last time officially as MPP.    Mr. Brownell is retiring, but as he stated: Since being elected healthcare has always been my number one concern. That sentiment seemed to be echoed from management and staff at the hospital who […]

SDG Farm-to-School Program Launches at Seaway D.H.S June 21, 2011

SDG Farm-to-School Program Launches at Seaway D.H.S June 21, 2011

Mountain ON- Seaway DHS will officially launch “Farm-to-School” in SDG on June 21st  .The school is hosting a special breakfast featuring local food for students, in partnership with Healthy Eating for Better Learning Student Nutrition Program, All Things Food SDG Community Food Network, and Growing Up Organic. Farm-to-School programs connect students with local food, through activities such as […]

Health Coalition Launches www.votehealthontario.ca: Social Media Campaign to Identify Key Health Care Issues in Provincial Election – June 7, 2011

Health Coalition Launches www.votehealthontario.ca: Social Media Campaign to Identify Key Health Care Issues in Provincial Election – June 7, 2011

Toronto  ON– The Ontario Health Coalition will use a democratic social media campaign to identify the public’s top health care issues and promote them leading into the October 6th provincial election. Today, the coalition launched phase one of www.votehealthontario.ca a “pledge” website.   Phase 1: Through the month of June, Ontarians are invited to visit www.votehealthontario.ca and […]

Crowds Descend on Maxville Ontario for Relay for Life By Kevin Lamoureux – June 5, 2011

Crowds Descend on Maxville Ontario for Relay for Life By Kevin Lamoureux – June 5, 2011

Maxville ON – Supporters came out in the hundreds for a cause that has touched so many in Eastern Ontario. The Canadian Cancer Society Relay for life held its annual event Friday evening in Maxville. Highlights included a very touching survivor march and entertainment that featured a number of local entertainers. Once it was dark, […]

Cornwall Ontario seeking candidates for medical scholarship program – Deadline July 15, 2011

Cornwall Ontario seeking candidates for medical scholarship program – Deadline July 15, 2011

Cornwall ON – The City of Cornwall is now accepting applications for its annual medical scholarship program.   Each year, the City offers an annual scholarship of $25,000 for up to six years to a local resident who has been accepted into medical studies or is currently studying medicine at a Canadian University. The focus […]

Eastern Ontario Health Unit adds Two New Public Health Nursing Positions – May 31, 2011

Eastern Ontario Health Unit adds Two New Public Health Nursing Positions – May 31, 2011

Cornwall ON – Ontario is creating two new public health nursing positions in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit.  The new nurses will help the Eastern Ontario Health Unit to better deliver targeted services to priority populations in the community. . Using a broad range of skills, such as counselling, teaching, advocacy and community development, the nurses will […]

Ontario Has the Canadian Pharmacist of the Year Barb Farrell – May 25, 2011 – Ottawa Ontario

Ontario Has the Canadian Pharmacist of the Year Barb Farrell – May 25, 2011 – Ottawa Ontario

Ottawa ON – Bruyère Continuing Care and the Élisabeth Bruyère Research Institute are proud to have Barbara Farrell as Canada’s Pharmacist of the Year. Nominated by her peers, out of a possible 32,586 pharmacists in Canada, and due to her work in pharmacy practice and interprofessional research, teaching credentials, innovative thinking yet impeccable bedside manner, Barbara Farrell is the […]

High Shaken Baby Syndrome for Cornwall Ontario Area According to Dr. Paul Roumeliotis of the EOHU

High Shaken Baby Syndrome for Cornwall Ontario Area According to Dr. Paul Roumeliotis of the EOHU

Cornwall ON – The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) catchment area has disproportionately higher numbers of Abusive Head Injury (formerly known as Shaken Baby Syndrome) in children. That’s why the EOHU has teamed up with local partners, including the three local birthing hospitals, to support a community-wide prevention program. The Period of PURPLE Crying® is […]

Bee Skeptical – Rumors, Spin, and a dash of Truth by Mark Lauterbach – May 15, 2011

Bee Skeptical – Rumors, Spin, and a dash of Truth by Mark Lauterbach – May 15, 2011

Brown House Corners ON – My name is Mark Lauterbach and five years ago my wife and I became the third-generation owners of Levac Apiaires – an agri-business that produces and packs local honey.  Since we took over from my in-laws, we have been experiencing mysteriously high winter mortality in our bee stocks.  This crisis has […]

Water Worries: Canada’s Problem-Plagued Water Utilities Need Repair – C.D. Howe Institute – May 12, 2011

Water Worries: Canada’s Problem-Plagued Water Utilities Need Repair – C.D. Howe Institute – May 12, 2011

CFN – Too many drinking water and wastewater systems across Canada threaten public health and the environment, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In A Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Alternative Financing and Delivery of Water and Wastewater Services, Elizabeth Brubaker reports that many of the municipally owned and operated systems that […]

Vancouver Writer Derek K Miller Passes Away, but leaves his Words and Message – May 9, 2011

Vancouver Writer Derek K Miller Passes Away, but leaves his Words and Message – May 9, 2011

Cornwall ON – I don’t really like being considered or called a Blogger.    Too many people use that word as though it’s something odd or freaky. A blog is simply another form of website which is a form of communication.    It’s all too semantical for me. I run an online newspaper which I’m […]

Letter to the Editor – Cyndi MacMillan of Cornwall Ontario: SMOKE FREE ONTARIO ACT AND ENFORCEMENT THEREOF THROUGH THE UEOH – April 18, 2011

Dear Editor, Legal tobacco vendors recently received a letter from Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Medical Officer of Health, at the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU)  warning us of  “third party companies that have started up in the area and are offering training to tobacco vendors on the Smoke Free Ontario Act.” (SFOA).   He continues to […]

Letter to the Editor – William Hennessy of Ottawa Ontario Reminds us April 13, 2011 is Day of Pink – No More Bullying!

Letter to the Editor – William Hennessy of Ottawa Ontario Reminds us April 13, 2011 is Day of Pink – No More Bullying!

April 13 is the Day of Pink, the International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, and Homophobia, where everyone is encouraged to show their support by wearing pink. . Homophobia and other forms of discrimination are a pressing issue in Canadian society.  Egale Canada, a Canadian gay rights advocacy group, recently released a report stating that 75% […]

Ontario Proposing Changes to Public Hospitals Act – Nurse Practioners to Admit & Discharge Patient – April 9, 2011

Ontario Proposing Changes to Public Hospitals Act  – Nurse Practioners to Admit & Discharge Patient – April 9, 2011

Queens Park ON –Nurse Practitioners (NPs) may soon be able to admit and discharge patients from hospital, helping to make the health system more efficient and saving time for patients.   The province is proposing changes to the Public Hospitals Act to give NPs the authority to admit and discharge patients from hospital. Hospitals would […]

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