NDP MPP for Thunder Bay-Atikokan Judith Monteith-Farrell introduced a bill in the Ontario legislature yesterday that would ensure the Northern Health Travel Grant is reviewed and improved, and that northern Ontario residents get the support they need to access health care.
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As part of its comprehensive plan to end hallway health care, Ontario is investing in programs that keep seniors healthy in their communities longer.
Each year in Ontario, preventable dental issues like gum disease, infections and chronic pain lead to more than 60,000 emergency department visits by patients, of which a significant portion are seniors.
As the temperature continues to dip, many folks will likely seek comfort in the warmth of their furnaces and fireplaces. Little do they know that turning up the heat may also be pumping carbon monoxide (CO) gas into their homes.
Following the fall economic statement, Ontario's dentists are frustrated the province missed yet another opportunity to fix the severe funding gap in public dental programs.
The provincial government is also launching the seniors' dental program, even though there is still much confusion around how care will be provided and funded.
Next Wednesday (Nov. 20), the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce (FFCC) will be holding its general meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous.
This meeting is open to all members in good standing.
The meeting will open at 11:30 a.m. with Fort Frances town councillor Douglas Judson as guest speaker.
Backus Community Center is pleased to announce that Kathryn L. O'Connor has joined the Backus staff as event co-ordinator.
Many locals will know Kathryn as Ron and Jessie Laurion's daughter.
Kathryn's experience in catering and operating a bed and breakfast in Alaska makes her a great asset to not only Backus but the community as well.
Enbridge Gas Inc. is helping Emo Fire & Emergency Service purchase firefighting training materials, through Project Assist—a program that supplements existing training for Ontario volunteer and composite fire departments in the communities where Enbridge operates.
The Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association wishes to inform the public that they will not be undertaking a cash calendar lottery project for 2020.
We wish to extend thanks to all those who supported the sale of these calendars over the years.
Special thanks to all the district fire teams and others who assisted with the calendar sales.
Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3 says it's important for everyone to learn about the treaty relationship between First Nations and the Crown during the fourth annual Treaty Recognition Week (Nov. 3-9).
The Minnesota-grown hit show Triple Espresso—a highly caffeinated comedy will perform at Backus Community Center on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. as part of its first-ever Minnesota tour.
Triple Espresso has delivered laughs to more than two million people in six countries—including in multiple Minnesota cities—and has performed in the Twin Cities every year since 1995.