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Mental health funding secured

As part of Ontario’s plan to improve services and supports for children and youth with mental health and addictions needs, the Ministry of Education will be phasing in initiatives over three years to support students and district school boards.

The Northwest Catholic District School Board received $20,000 to support professional learning opportunities.

Health care, education again top ‘sunshine list’

Ontario’s “sunshine list” was released Friday and once again, it appears health care and education salaries comprise the bulk of those earning $100,000-plus in the region.

Riverside Health Care

Facilities, Inc.

Former Riverside CEO and president Wayne Woods’ salary went up more than $23,000 in 2011, as he earned $251,384.64 last year compared to $228,000 in 2010.

Hospital funding model changing

Ontario is making changes to the way it funds hospitals to ensure families get access to the right health care, at the right time, and in the right place.

The new patient-based funding model will see hospitals funded based on how many patients they see, the services they deliver, the quality of those services, and other specific community needs.

Lung disease research funded

Ontario’s investments in the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute will help improve care for people with respiratory illness and support research that strengthens health care throughout the province.

People who suffer from lung diseases like asthma, cystic fibrosis, and lung cancer will benefit from imaging research that will lead to better, faster diagnosis.