Ontario working to keep Ontario free of deadly deer disease

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 19, 2019 SIMCOE – The Ontario government has a plan to deal with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) – a progressive, fatal brain disorder that mostly affects deer and elk – if, and when, it is discovered in Ontario. If CWD were detected in Ontario, the legislative changes will allow the … Continue reading “Ontario working to keep Ontario free of deadly deer disease”

Ontario investing in critical hospital upgrades and repairs

Maintaining hospital infrastructure to ensure a safe environment for patients FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 18, 2019 SIMCOE – Hospitals in Haldimand-Norfolk will get a $3.2 million injection. The funding is part of a provincial investment in the health and safety of patients through urgent upgrades, repairs and maintenance at 131 hospitals across Ontario to help … Continue reading “Ontario investing in critical hospital upgrades and repairs”

Province allocating more than $500,000 for species at risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 18, 2019 PORT ROWAN – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett was joined by conservation leaders to announce funding for the Species At Risk Stewardship Fund earlier today. ALUS Canada will receive $385,200 to work with farmers and local community partners to create, enhance, restore and manage on-the-ground habitat conservation projects. ALUS Canada … Continue reading “Province allocating more than $500,000 for species at risk”

Police services in Haldimand and Norfolk receive more than $30,000 to keep impaired drivers off the road

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 16, 2019 SIMCOE — Police services in Haldimand and Norfolk Counties will receive more than $30,000 in funding through the province’s Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) Grant to help detect impaired drivers and keep our streets and highways safe. This investment is part of the government’s investment of $2.4 million announced … Continue reading “Police services in Haldimand and Norfolk receive more than $30,000 to keep impaired drivers off the road”

Ontario Supporting Research and Monitoring of Underground Gas

Taking action to maintain public safety NEWS December 17, 2019 The Ontario government is protecting public safety in Norfolk County by investing in research and monitoring to further understand the movement of underground gas to the surface. Ontario is partnering with Norfolk County to monitor a leaking gas well located on county-owned property. Monitoring will … Continue reading “Ontario Supporting Research and Monitoring of Underground Gas”

Changes coming to the forestry sector

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 10, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK – Ontario’s newly redesigned Forest Sector Investment and Innovation Program will benefit the forestry sector, which is important in both Norfolk and Haldimand Counties. Barrett’s question about the program, during Question Period at Queen’s Park recently, came on the heels of the recent announcement of its redesign. … Continue reading “Changes coming to the forestry sector”

Toby Barrett MPP hails proposed Bill to protect Ontario’s farmers, farm animals and food supply

Addressing the unique risks associated with on-farm trespass FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 3, 2019 Queen’s Park – A proposed Bill introduced in the Ontario Legislature will, if passed, better protect farmers, their animals, livestock transporters and the province’s food supply from on-farm trespassers. The proposed legislation would also require explicit prior consent to access an … Continue reading “Toby Barrett MPP hails proposed Bill to protect Ontario’s farmers, farm animals and food supply”

STATEMENT REGARDING CALEDONIA TOLL HOUSE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 29, 2019 STATEMENT REGARDING CALEDONIA TOLL HOUSE Since 2014, the Ministry of Transportation has been working to establish a course of action and agreement on the Caledonia Bridge Toll House property. My office became aware of these negotiations in August. Recently, a decision was made that expropriation must occur as the … Continue reading “STATEMENT REGARDING CALEDONIA TOLL HOUSE”

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”