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Wednesday, 14 December 2016 21:32

By John Bird, editor

            I don’t know about you, but I remember how excited I used to be to get a book among my presents on Christmas morning. Heck, I still get all fluttery when I see a book-shaped object with my name on it under the tree.

            Each book is a promise that holds a whole new world within its covers, a bigger world than anything you’ll get anywhere else, because it’s not limited by

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 21:27

            The Ontario government has increased its support to Ross Memorial Hospital by $938,200 this year. The increase is intended to reduce wait times, improve access to care and reduce the length of hospital stays for patients and families in City of Kawartha Lakes.

            The increase was announced in the recent 2016 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review, part of a new investment of

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 19:47

            Christmas holidays “should be memorable for the decorations, special traditions, family gatherings and presents—not because of a child’s injury,” says Kelly Taylor, a Family Health Nurse with the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit.

            “Spending a bit of time ‘safe-proofing’ your home for children can help ensure it is a happy holiday season for everyone.”

            Injuries remain the leading cause of death for children in Canada and a leading cause of

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 21:37

            The Dragon Flies Breast Cancer Survivor Group continues to spread hope and support to patients at RMH—this time with a $20,000 donation to the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation, to help replace the Hospital’s mammography equipment.

            They raised the money through their

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 21:14

            Employees at Kawartha Credit Union in Lindsay recently donated $425 to Ross Memorial Hospital to support the hospital’s Breast Assessment Centre. Here, KCU’s Jenn Bianco and Teri Ingram present their cheque to

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 20:50

‘Both sides need to move’—Health coalitio

            The Ontario Health Coalition (OHC) wants both the federal and provincial governments to get over their intransigence and move to create a badly-needed new Health Accord that will be in the public interest.

            For months, provincial premiers and the federal government have been fighting over funding, with the provinces calling

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