NDP Candidate Haldimand-Norfolk

Friday, 11 May 2018 08:39 MH
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The New Democrats have nominated a candidate for Haldimand-Norforlk.

Danielle Du Sablon is a probation and parole officer and a union rep.

She says the NDP's health-care and pharma-care plan will be her focus, bringing high quality public serivices to the people of Ontario.

She's up against incumbent Progressive Conservative MPP Toby Barrett and Liberal candidate Dan Matten.



Blessing the Nets in Port Dover

Friday, 11 May 2018 08:28 MH
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It's an ages-old tradition celebrated in ports around the world.

And this year's fisherman's memorial and blessing of the nets service begins 2 p.m. tomorrow at Riverfront Park in Port Dover. The service honours local fishermen from the community who have lost their lives on Lake Erie, explains Angela Wallace, Port Dover Harbour Museum curator. Beginning with a traditional indigenous smudging ceremony, followed by the blessing and the roll call of names of those who have perished, read by local Sea Scouts and Girl Guides.

All are welcome to attend the free service. For more info call 519-583-2660.



Woodstock Crash Victim GoFundMe

Friday, 11 May 2018 08:26 MH
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An 18 year old woman who survived a collision last week in Wodstock has a long road to recovery.

The crash last Friday killed 19 year old Lucas Downing and 18 year old Desiree Ford's dog, Mo. Downing's car collided with a second vehicle on Township Road 3, east of Oxford Road 4.

Since the accident, a GoFundMe page has raised over $13,000 for Ford's recovery needs.

Woodstock police are still appealing for witnesses to the crash to step forward.



Tillsonburg Chamber Awards

Friday, 11 May 2018 03:51 MH
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The Tillsonburg Chamber of Commerce handed out its awards of excellence last night to a packed house at the Lions Auditorium.

The winners include:

Employer of the Year: Carrie Smith of CL Smith Insurance.

Entrepreneur of the Year: Shane Curtis and Jason Wilcox of Curtis Wilcox Waste Solutions

Community Service Award: Marcel Rosenhart of Chrissy's Catering.

New Investment Industrial Award: Dave Weiler of Wise Lline Metal

New Investment Commercial Award: Rob Bamford of Tillsonburg Dental Care

Environmental Award: John Gilvesy of Gentrac Homes

Business Improvement Award: Cedric Tomico of Nu Decor

The Jane and Phil Esseltine Positive Change Award: Mark Dickson of Dickson Chiropractic


Health Care & Education on Campaign Trail Today

Thursday, 10 May 2018 07:34 MH
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Health and education will be the topics as Ontario's three main party leaders campaign for the June 7 provincial election.

Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne will be making stops at hospitals in Toronto and Newmarket, Ont., before heading to Barrie, Ont., for an evening campaign event.

Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford plans to make an announcement in Mississauga, Ont., this morning, and tour a west-end Toronto hospital this afternoon.

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is in Toronto for two education-focused events - at the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario in the morning and an early learning centre in the afternoon.

Horwath spoke about her health-care plan as the campaign officially began on Wednesday, while Ford promised billions of dollars for public transit.

Wynne began her campaign on Ford's turf in west-Toronto, and questioned how the Tory leader will find $6 billion in “efficiencies” without making major cuts.

(The Canadian Press)


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