Health

Tickets now available online for 20th Annual Big Wish Lottery!

The Group Health Centre Trust Fund is thrilled to announce that the 20th Annual Big Wish Lottery (Lic. 11332) has officially launched. This year, to celebrate 20 years of bringing Big Wishes to life, we’re giving away our biggest grand prize yet: $100,000 cash! With only 15,000 tickets printed, and tickets now available online at BigWishLottery.ca, make sure to get ...

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OPP Officers save 102 lives using Naloxone since September 2017

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has saved 102 lives using naloxone, since frontline officers began carrying it in September 2017. The severity of the opioid crisis is evident in the increase of opioid-related overdoses and the number of incidences where officers have had to administer naloxone to save a life. Key statistical information from September 2017 to November 2019 includes: ...

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Daylight Saving Time ends and surprisingly pedestrians get hurt

Each fall when Daylight Saving Time ends motorists and pedestrians are seemingly given a bonus hour of sleep. In theory the roads should be safer this is not necessarily the case. A 2011 survey by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) revealed that failing to adapt to the time change that comes with the end of Daylight Saving Time ...

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Report shows hallway medicine will keep getting worse under Ford

NDP Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath said a new report from the Financial Accountability Office of Ontario (FAO) offers damning evidence that hallway medicine in the province is only going to keep getting worse under Doug Ford’s Conservatives.   The FAO report found that even if Ford delivers the 15,000 long-term care beds his government has claimed they might, the ...

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Ontario Banning the Promotion of Vaping Products Outside of Specialty Stores

Ontario is taking urgent action to address the issue of youth vaping by banning the promotion of vapour products in convenience stores and gas stations. Starting January 1, 2020, the promotion of vapour products in retail stores will only be permitted in specialty vape stores and cannabis retail stores, which are only open to people aged 19 and over. “Restricting ...

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Statement by Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliott

Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, released the following statement: “In light of the growing evidence, I have become increasingly concerned about the prevalence and possible health consequences of vaping, particularly as they affect our youth. At the same time, it has become abundantly clear that we do not have access to sufficient data and information to ...

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Statement by Attorney General Doug Downey on the Opioid Crisis

Today, Attorney General Doug Downey issued the following statement regarding Purdue Pharma: “In May, the Ontario government introduced legislation to support Ontario’s participation in the national class-action lawsuit British Columbia launched last year against more than 40 opioid manufacturers and wholesalers. Since then, our government has been monitoring with considerable interest the recent developments in the U.S. litigation concerning the ...

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Mantha Fights against ADSAB Restructuring and Cuts

The Ford Government is continuing its cuts to health care funding and social services (a list of these cuts can be read here). Mike Mantha, our MPP is going to bat to try and stop the restructuring of the Algoma District School Board. Recently, Wawa, White River, Dubreuilville and Hornepayne learned about proposed cuts to the ambulance service. These cuts ...

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Latest autism announcement is welcome news, but questions remain

The OAC is pleased that the government has conceded that the Ford/MacLeod autism plan is a failure and must be replaced. Today’s announcement that the Autism Advisory Panel has been empowered to create a truly needs-based plan is very welcome news. Families currently receiving intensive therapy will be relieved to hear that they will get another six-month extension.   Although ...

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The LDHC Foundation Says Thank You to the Dubreuilville Strongman Committee

  Recently, LDHC Foundation received a generous donation from the Dubreuilville Strongman Committee in the amount of 5,593.50. The donation will be used to purchase an IV pump for the Dubreuilville Nursing Station. The new intravenous pump will be upload with a library of medication protocols and will allow for up to 2 medications to be administered at a time.  The ...

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The LDHC Foundation’s Special Anniversary

  On Saturday, June 22 the LDHC Foundation will host its annual Wine Tasting Event. This year marks the 10thAnniversary for the Foundation and there is so much to celebrate. Cindy Jozin of Green Cabin Pottery has crafted beautiful wine goblets to help celebrate this special occasion. Each goblet is unique in its shape and colouring. Thank you Cindy for ...

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‘Opioids and Overdoses: Impact and Strategies’ Report Released

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Opioids Working Group released their Opioids and Overdoses: Impact and Strategies report, highlighting the alarming increase of opioid overdoses and deaths across Ontario. The report contains information relating to OPP opioid seizures, overdoses and relevant strategies. Out of concern for the safety of all Ontarians, the OPP is sharing the data to help prevent the ...

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