Ontario launches applications for 2021-22 Seniors Community Grant

Province’s program will help improve the lives of older adults FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 14, 2021 SIMCOE — The Ontario government is investing $5 million in the 2021-22 Seniors Community Grant program to help enable municipalities and local organizations to deliver programs for older adults to stay active in their communities. ““I encourage senior’s organizations and … Continue reading “Ontario launches applications for 2021-22 Seniors Community Grant”

Governments providing additional supports for Ontario beekeepers

New intake to grow beekeeping sector and support bee health  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 3, 2021  SIMCOE — The Governments of Canada and Ontario are launching a new targeted beekeeper intake to support and strengthen the health of managed honey bees and Ontario’s beekeeping sector.  The business of beekeeping plays an important role when it … Continue reading “Governments providing additional supports for Ontario beekeepers”

Ontario investing in community museums

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  June 1, 2021  SIMCOE – The Ontario government is investing more than $4.9 million through the Community Museum Operating Grant to support community museums across our province.  “We have a rich and storied past in Haldimand-Norfolk – a past that is well worth documenting and preserving,” said MPP Toby Barrett, noting local … Continue reading “Ontario investing in community museums”

Haldimand paramedic honoured for bravery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 30, 2021  SIMCOE – A Haldimand County paramedic is being recognized by the Ontario Government for an act of bravery.   Paramedic Steve Laubach of Haldimand County Paramedic Services was presented the Ontario Award for Paramedic Bravery. This award was created to honour paramedics who have performed an act of exceptional courage. This year, … Continue reading “Haldimand paramedic honoured for bravery”

More Norfolk County communities connected to broadband

Communities of Turkey Point and Normandale  now have access to fast, reliable internet  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 25, 2021  NORFOLK COUNTY – More than 900 residents and businesses in Norfolk County now have access to fast, reliable internet service due to the completion of construction of broadband infrastructure in the community.  Norfolk County’s Turkey Point and … Continue reading “More Norfolk County communities connected to broadband”

Marinas and golf courses open May 22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 20, 2021 SIMCOE – Due to the continuing success of Ontario’s vaccine rollout and the collective efforts of Ontarians in following public health and workplace safety measures to date, effective May 22, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. the province will reopen outdoor recreational amenities with restrictions, and outdoor gathering limits will be … Continue reading “Marinas and golf courses open May 22”

Ontario adding 2,000 nurses to the health care system

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2021  SIMCOE — The Ontario government is investing $35 million to increase enrolment in nursing education programs in publicly-assisted colleges and universities across the province. The new spaces will be available for fall 2021 and winter 2022 cohorts and will introduce approximately 1,130 new practical nurses and 870 registered nurses … Continue reading “Ontario adding 2,000 nurses to the health care system”

Province launches new Ontario Tourism and Travel Small Business Support Grant

Applications open for eligible small businesses in tourism and travel industries  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2021  SIMCOE ― The Ontario government is providing one‐time payments of $10,000 to $20,000 to support eligible businesses struggling to recover from the impact of COVID-19 pandemic through the new $100 million Ontario Tourism and Travel Small Business Support Grant.  “Small … Continue reading “Province launches new Ontario Tourism and Travel Small Business Support Grant”

Ontario continues to expand access to rapid testing for workplaces

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2021  SIMCOE – To ramp up its fight against COVID-19 in workplaces, and in addition to the recently-announced partnership between the province and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, the Ontario government has launched a new rapid testing portal to make it easier for all essential businesses to access free rapid … Continue reading “Ontario continues to expand access to rapid testing for workplaces”

Ontario expanding access to dental care and affordable prescription drugs for vulnerable seniors

Changes will enable thousands more low-income seniors to access care FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2021 SIMCOE — The Ontario government is updating the income eligibility thresholds for the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program and the Seniors Co-Payment Program to allow more of Ontario’s most vulnerable seniors to have access to dental care and affordable … Continue reading “Ontario expanding access to dental care and affordable prescription drugs for vulnerable seniors”