Norfolk to receive more than $240,000 in gas tax funding

SIMCOE – Norfolk County will be receiving $244,393 through the Gas Tax Program to support the expansion and improvement of public transit services. Funding for the Gas Tax program is determined by the number of litres of gasoline sold in the province during the previous year. Municipalities that support public transit services in their community … Continue reading “Norfolk to receive more than $240,000 in gas tax funding”

Governments increasing veterinarian capacity for Ontario farms

$4 million investment to help farmers access veterinary care FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 19, 2022 SIMCOE – The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $4 million dollars through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership) to help give farmers improved access to veterinary services when and where they need it. The Livestock Veterinary … Continue reading “Governments increasing veterinarian capacity for Ontario farms”

Electricity relief for Ontario families, businesses and workers

SIMCOE – Families and workers spending more time at home will soon see electricity-rate relief. Electricity prices have been lowered, as of 12:01 a.m. today, to off-peak rate of 8.2 cents per kilowatt-hour for the next 21 days. This rate is less than half the on-peak rate and is in effect 24 hours a day. … Continue reading “Electricity relief for Ontario families, businesses and workers”

We must slow the spread of the Omicron variant

By MPP Toby Barrett  As we come out of the first few weeks of 2022, we enter a New Year that will be dominated by the need to adjust to new realities . . . one being the alarming increase in hospitalizations attributed to the highly contagious Omicron variant.  Unlike other variants throughout the pandemic, … Continue reading “We must slow the spread of the Omicron variant”

Students to return Jan. 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Jan. 12, 2022  SIMCOE – Education Minister Stephen Lecce confirmed today that students will be returning to in-person learning on Monday, Jan. 17.  Several measures will be taken to help ensure student and educator safety, including providing N-95 masks to staff and three-ply masks to students, providing improved ventilation, stricter testing, and … Continue reading “Students to return Jan. 17”

Government introduces electricity rate cuts, small business supports in wake of Omicron

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 7, 2021 SIMCOE — The Ontario government is providing targeted relief for businesses and people impacted by the current public health measures aimed at blunting the spread of the Omicron variant. As part of this plan, the government is introducing a $10,000 grant for eligible businesses that are subject to closures … Continue reading “Government introduces electricity rate cuts, small business supports in wake of Omicron”

A year of unprecedented support for HN health care

By MPP Toby Barrett  Over the past year, Ontario’s response to COVID-19 has been to support frontline workers, build healthcare capacity and invest in our hospitals. In response to the Omicron variant, the Ontario Government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is applying additional public health and workplace safety measures, including capacity … Continue reading “A year of unprecedented support for HN health care”