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”

Ontario investing in green infrastructure to help smaller communities

New projects will focus on tackling immediate, critical local water, wastewater and stormwater needs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 25, 2019 SIMCOE— Ontario is bringing infrastructure investments to small communities, helping them rehabilitate critical local water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure and drive local economic growth. Starting on Monday, October 28, communities in Ontario with populations under … Continue reading “Ontario investing in green infrastructure to help smaller communities”

Ontario providing more support for hospitals in Haldimand-Norfolk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 17, 2019 SIMCOE —Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett announced additional funding for local hospitals today as part of the province’s initiative to roll out increased hospital investment. This means $1.5 million in increased funding for Norfolk General Hospital, a $118,000 increase for West Haldimand Hospital in Hagersville, and $133,000 more for Haldimand … Continue reading “Ontario providing more support for hospitals in Haldimand-Norfolk”

Sobey’s Simcoe receives Foodland Ontario Retailer Award for local food promotion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 11, 2019 SIMCOE – Today, Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett recognized Sobey’s Simcoe for their outstanding commitment to Ontario’s local food industry.  On behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture, the MPP presented store manager Margaret Pitts and produce manager Cathy Adams the retailer Platinum Award, “With Norfolk County having a diverse agriculture … Continue reading “Sobey’s Simcoe receives Foodland Ontario Retailer Award for local food promotion”

Cutting red tape to make it easier for agricultural and horticultural organizations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 3, 2019 Ontario is working to reduce red tape for over 500 Ontario agricultural and horticultural organizations. This fall, the Ontario government will introduce legislation that, if passed, would save organizations and their volunteers’ time and money by removing burdensome and outdated rules that regulate agricultural and horticultural societies. “Fair boards … Continue reading “Cutting red tape to make it easier for agricultural and horticultural organizations”

Proposed bait strategy posted on EBR registry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 30, 2019 PORT DOVER – The Ontario government is taking steps to protect the province’s lakes and rivers from the threat of invasive species and fish diseases while keeping the baitfish industry open for business. Today, John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, and Mike Harris, Parliamentary Assistant to the … Continue reading “Proposed bait strategy posted on EBR registry”

Taking action to support craft beverage in Haldimand-Norfolk

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 27, 2019   SIMCOE – The Ontario Government is supporting small wineries, cideries, breweries and distilleries, strengthening the province’s craft beverage sector to ensure it can continue to grow and meet consumer demand. Toby Barrett, MPP for Haldimand-Norfolk, welcomed the announcement of over $15 million in funding to help small … Continue reading “Taking action to support craft beverage in Haldimand-Norfolk”

Ontario modernizing building code services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 24, 2019 SIMCOE — Ontario is modernizing services related to the province’s building code to help speed up the construction of new housing and building projects. Better services, up-to-date tools and new resources will help people better understand and meet building code requirements, while maintaining the same high standards for public safety. … Continue reading “Ontario modernizing building code services”