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Survivor night honours first responders and those they saved with heartfelt stories

Survivor Night

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Seeing an ambulance travelling the roads across Northumberland County is not unusual. Paramedics attend about 23,000 calls a year. But have you ever wondered about the person inside? What has happened? How serious is it? Continue Reading →

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Hospital officials outline strategic plan for healthcare and its impact on you

Northumberland HIlls Hospital

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People First –  That is the top line of the new strategic plan for Northumberland Hills Hospital. While some may think that is a bit obvious, the simplicity masks a deeper meaning. In this interview, Susan Walsh, CEO of Northumberland Hills Hospital, and Pam Wente, former hospital board chair, will explain. It is not just about putting people at the centre of care. It also speaks to diversity. Continue Reading →

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Health unit plays key role in tackling the opioid crisis in Northumberland

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The recent tragic death of Kory Trenouth brought into sharp focus the impact of the opioid crisis in Northumberland County. Then, last week, the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit released an opioid alert warning illegal drug users about the possibility of overdosing or potential poisons in the drug supply. The first interview on today’s show hones in on the continuing opioid crisis in the county. As of July 5, there were 64 overdoses in Northumberland. Last year, the total was 152. Continue Reading →

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Responding to an overdose death: See the person, not just the problem, says advocate

MIssy McLean

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Just after midnight Thursday, a 36-year-old man was found in distress in the lobby of a local bank on King Street. Police officers discovered him and tried to help. Sadly, he died. Missy McLean is a director for Moms Stop The Harm. She is a local activist working hard to change local attitudes toward those who are addicted to drugs and their families. Continue Reading →

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Ontario Health Team Northumberland wants to know what you think about local healthcare

Family doctor engage

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Wait times. How many times have you had to wait to get medical care? How long have you waited in the emergency room? How about a doctor’s office? To get home care? Continue Reading →

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Omicron spreads rapidly across Northumberland as a strategic shift in managing it takes place

PICCINI PREMIER VACCINE CLINIC TOUR

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There was a major shift in how Ontario responded to the pandemic over the past week. The Omicron variant is a game-changer. The speed at which it spreads – technically known as transmissibility, has left the health care system in tatters. In this interview, MPP David Piccini explains the government’s response and why he thinks it is effective. He will discuss significant changes to the way policy-makers, public health officials, and scientists are tracking the virus and its spread. Continue Reading →

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Surviving the stress of Christmas and a pandemic (round four) from two local experts

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Trimming the tree. Finding a turkey. Hunting down those last few things for the stockings. And, the list goes on. The holidays can be a stressful time. Continue Reading →

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Chief medical officer of health explains plans to vaccinate 11,000 children within a month

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Earlier this week, vaccination clinics in Northumberland began for children born in 2016 up to 11. For some parents, the decision is simple: get the vaccine as soon as possible. For others, it is more challenging. Vaccine hesitancy is different than being anti-vaxx. It is about parents making informed choices for their children. Continue Reading →

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Understanding vaccine hesitancy amongst parents is complex, sociologist says

Jennifer Reich

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As long as there have been vaccines, parents have been concerned about getting their kids vaccinated. That is according to Prof. Jennifer Reich, a sociologist at the University of Colorado (Denver). She has studied parental vaccine hesitancy in great depth. Her book, Calling the Shots: Why parents reject vaccines, explores the history of vaccine hesitancy, going back to polio, smallpox, measles, and whooping cough. She has interviewed many parents, caregivers, health officials, scientists, and others. Continue Reading →

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Parade organizers across Northumberland mixed as each decides on safest plans under new guidelines

Cobourg Santa Claus parade

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With the holiday season on the horizon, communities across Northumberland are gearing up. One of the most significant events is the Santa Claus parade. It is a chance for families to see bands play, beautiful floats, and, of course, the kids get to see Santa. Last year, the pandemic changed all that. Many communities cancelled the Santa Claus parade. Continue Reading →

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