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”

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”

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”

Ontario delivering much-needed support to Lighthouse Festival Theatre

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 2, 2021 QUEEN’S PARK – The Ontario government is supporting the arts sector with a one-time investment of $25 million to help artists and arts organizations remain solvent and prepare for a time when they can fully re-open their facilities, resume full programming and welcome back their visitors and audiences as … Continue reading “Ontario delivering much-needed support to Lighthouse Festival Theatre”

Barrett promotes conservation in schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 2, 2021 QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett rose in the Ontario Legislature today to speak in favour of a Private Member’s Motion to increase student awareness and education about the importance of conservation. Barrett formerly taught Agriculture and Environmental Science at Simcoe Composite School. Markham-Thornhill MPP Logan Kanapathi introduced … Continue reading “Barrett promotes conservation in schools”

Haldimand-Norfolk moving to Yellow – Protect

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 26, 2021 SIMCOE – Haldimand-Norfolk will be moving to Yellow – Protect on Monday, March 1 as Ontario continues to reopen 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/60489/ontario-activates-emergency-brake-in-thunder-bay-district-health-unit-and-simcoe-muskoka-district-healt Haldimand-Norfolk’s move was based on a general improvement in trends … Continue reading “Haldimand-Norfolk moving to Yellow – Protect”