Ontario releases report from special advisor on flooding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 28, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK — The Ontario government is taking action to strengthen the province’s resiliency to flooding. ‘The safety of the public and the protection of our communities is our number one priority,” said John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. “After last spring’s flooding, we recognized that we … Continue reading “Ontario releases report from special advisor on flooding”

Simcoe Panorama — lighting up lives for over 60 years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 25, 2019 Queen’s Park – Local MPP Toby Barrett took time in the Ontario Legislature today to talk about Ontario’s first and best festival of lights – Simcoe Panorama. The official light up of the park is this Saturday, November 30th at 6 p.m. Barrett said it is one of the … Continue reading “Simcoe Panorama — lighting up lives for over 60 years”

Ontario launches free routine dental care for low-income seniors

Program will help keep seniors healthy in Haldimand-Norfolk FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 21, 2019   SIMCOE — As part of its comprehensive plan to end hallway health care, Ontario is investing in programs that keep seniors healthy in their communities longer. Each year in Ontario, preventable dental issues like gum disease, infections and chronic pain … Continue reading “Ontario launches free routine dental care for low-income seniors”

Area agri-businesses receive Canadian Agricultural Partnership funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 13, 2019 SIMCOE — Toby Barrett, MPP for Haldimand-Norfolk, has announced that three companies in the area have received cost-share funding through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership program. These funds will improve their respective operations so they can grow their businesses, boost the province’s economy and bring more safe, high-quality Ontario agri-food … Continue reading “Area agri-businesses receive Canadian Agricultural Partnership funding”

Ontario investing in seniors health and well-being in Haldimand-Norfolk

Helping Seniors Stay Active and Socially Connected Across the Province FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 14, 2019 SIMCOE – Ontario is committed to helping seniors keep active, healthy, safe, independent, and socially connected in their own communities. Yet, many seniors face financial and other obstacles in accessing programs and services that will help support their overall … Continue reading “Ontario investing in seniors health and well-being in Haldimand-Norfolk”

A plan to create a more competitive business environment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 7, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK – Ontario’s plan to create a business environment that attracts investment and creates high-paying, good quality jobs was outlined by Finance Minister Rod Phillips in the Fall Economic Statement. Ontario is a province of tremendous opportunity and potential however, high taxes, excessive payroll costs and burdensome red … Continue reading “A plan to create a more competitive business environment”

Barrett advocates for fur industry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 5, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK – Fur has deep roots in Canada’s history and in Ontario, over 10,000 people work in this remarkable heritage industry. Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett stood in the Ontario Legislature on two separate occasions this week to talk about those who work as trappers, on small family-run farms, … Continue reading “Barrett advocates for fur industry”

Barrett advocates for fur industry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 5, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK – Fur has deep roots in Canada’s history and in Ontario, over 10,000 people work in this remarkable heritage industry. Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett stood in the Ontario Legislature on two separate occasions this week to talk about those who work as trappers, on small family-run farms, … Continue reading “Barrett advocates for fur industry”

Nearly 400 child care spaces created in Haldimand-Norfolk

New report details public and private child care numbers for 2018-19 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 30, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK – A new report from the Ministry of Education shows 395 licensed child care spaces were created in Haldimand-Norfolk by public and/or private sector child care providers in 2018-19. “These additional spaces will assist parents in … Continue reading “Nearly 400 child care spaces created in Haldimand-Norfolk”

Area paramedics honoured at Queen’s Park

For immediate release: October 24, 2019 SIMCOE – A pair of local paramedics received the Ontario Award for Paramedic Bravery October 22nd at Queen’s Park.   Marie Sopko and Ched Zivic, both of Haldimand County Paramedic Services, received the award in connection to an incident in January 2018. At that time, the pair responded to … Continue reading “Area paramedics honoured at Queen’s Park”