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Strategic plan for local health aims to improve system across the board, says co-chair

Adrienne Bell Smith


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In the spring of last year, the Ontario Health Team – Northumberland launched a strategic planning process. This is the group made up of all the healthcare providers from across the county. From hospitals to long-term care, from family physicians to mental health workers, this group is trying to reform the local system. The results of this consultation with the public and those within health care was the basis for the plan. It was released just before Christmas. Continue Reading →

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Day of remembrance marks dramatic increases in demand at women’s shelter, says executive director

Nancy Johnston, executive director of Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre

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Fifty-two women in Ontario were killed by a spouse or partner over the last year. On average, that is one woman per week. It is a shocking statistic. The danger to women in abusive situations has grown since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020. And while measures related to the pandemic have changed, the increases in violence against women have not. Continue Reading →

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