Ontario makes historic investment in long-term care

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2021 Investment includes 192 spaces in Haldimand-Norfolk DUNNVILLE – The Ontario government is making a historic investment in 80 new long-term care projects – including two in Haldimand-Norfolk that will lead to 132 new and 60 upgraded long-term care spaces. These spaces are part of the government’s delivery of 30,000 … Continue reading “Ontario makes historic investment in long-term care”

Line 5 pipeline critical to Nanticoke Industrial Park

By MPP Toby Barrett  Imperial Oil’s refinery at the Nanticoke Industrial Park is a key anchor in our Haldimand-Norfolk industrial economy.    Since the early 1980s, our area’s refinery has provided around 300 full-time jobs in addition to a daily average of 200 contractor positions.  Locally, Imperial Oil in Nanticoke has already gone through tough … Continue reading “Line 5 pipeline critical to Nanticoke Industrial Park”

Ontario protects homeless

 Additional funding helps keep vulnerable people safe in Haldimand-Norfolk FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 10, 2021 SIMCOE —The Ontario government is providing $1,577,867 to help Health and Social Services Haldimand and Norfolk to help keep vulnerable people safe. The new funding will protect homeless shelter staff and residents, and help prevent more people from becoming homeless. … Continue reading “Ontario protects homeless”

Helping farmers and agri-food operators protect workers’ health and safety

For Immediate Release: March 9, 2021 SIMCOE – The Ontario Government, through Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS), is providing information sessions to help farmers and other agri-food operators better protect workers’ health and safety and prevent COVID-19 outbreaks.  Agriculture Minister Ernie Hardeman and Toby Barrett, MPP and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister, will host … Continue reading “Helping farmers and agri-food operators protect workers’ health and safety”

Haldimand-Norfolk moving back to Orange – Restrict

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mar. 5, 2021 SIMCOE – Haldimand-Norfolk will be moving back to Orange-Restrict on Monday, March 8 within the Covid-19 Response Framework. Details of the move, made in consultation with Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, can be found at https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/60580/toronto-peel-and-north-bay-parry-sound-public-health-regions-returning-to-strengthened-covid-19-resp Haldimand-Norfolk’s move on Monday, March 8 at 12:01 a.m. was based on an increase in … Continue reading “Haldimand-Norfolk moving back to Orange – Restrict”

Ontario provides additional support for Haldimand-Norfolk during COVID-19

Financial relief will help ensure the delivery of critical services and keep capital projects on track FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 4, 2021 SIMCOE — The Ontario government is providing nearly $1.5 million in new funding to help Haldimand and Norfolk Counties address ongoing COVID-19-related operating costs. The new financial relief will help ensure the delivery … Continue reading “Ontario provides additional support for Haldimand-Norfolk during COVID-19”

The uncertainty of vaccine delivery and new variants

By MPP Toby Barrett Haldimand-Norfolk returned to the Orange-Restrict on Tuesday, February 16 as Ontario faces the uncertainty of vaccine delivery and the arrival of new COVID-19 variants. The move was based on a general improvement in trends of key indicators, including lower transmission of the virus, improving hospital capacity and available public health capacity … Continue reading “The uncertainty of vaccine delivery and new variants”

Ontario keeping seniors safe and socially connected during COVID-19

Funding will provide seniors with additional virtual programming FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2021 QUEEN’S PARK — Haldimand-Norfolk seniors’ groups are receiving more than $80,000 as part of an Ontario government investment of $14.3 million in 2020-21 to support nearly 300 seniors active living centres. These programs will deliver new virtual initiatives to help keep … Continue reading “Ontario keeping seniors safe and socially connected during COVID-19”