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Wednesday, 14 December 2016 21:32

The gift of reading for your kids

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

Ross hospital bump just shy of a mill

            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

Give your kids a safe Christmas

            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

Dragon Flies soar for breast cancer

            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

Credit union supports Ross hosp

            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

‘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

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 20:11

KCU donation to improve surgery safety

             Each one of us has a different health profile. How these subtle physical differences are managed during surgery can have a big impact on its success. With a recent contribution of $5000, the Kawartha Credit Union’s Community Involvement Program will help Ross Memorial Hospital ensure

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 20:08

Our champions at Ross Memorial

            Ross Memorial Hospital honoured its staff in a recent Long Service and Excellence Award Ceremony. In an event that shone the spotlight on employees who’ve reached a significant milestone, Ross Memorial had lots to celebrate.

            Hosted by Emma Elley, Human Resources Director, the workplace celebrated the long service of 139 employees. In particular,

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 20:07

Nothing to sneeze at

            Peterborough Public Health has reported the first local lab-confirmed case of seasonal influenza. Arriving much earlier than last year – which was reported on January 15th – this new case is

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 21:30

Low-income adults have teeth too

            The Ontario Oral Health Alliance (OOHA—Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock Chapter) wants folks to sign a petition to expand publicly funded dental programs for low-income adults and seniors.

            Most public dental-assistance programs are only for youth under 18.

            The Ontario government has promised to

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