New Rules for Ontario Virtual Healthcare Impact Transgender Population

New Rules for Ontario Virtual Healthcare Impact Transgender Population

Recent changes by the Ford government to billing for phone and video doctors’ appointments are disproportionately affecting transgender and gender diverse populations. Trans men and women who live in rural areas and smaller cities like Cornwall often struggle to find doctors who will treat them.…

St. Lawrence-Seaway traffic down five per cent

Traffic on the St. Lawrence Seaway saw nearly two million less tonnes of cargo shipped via the international waterway in 2022. Overall combined traffic on the Seaway declined by five per cent from 2021, with 36.2 million tonnes of cargo shipped over the eight month shipping season. General…

Health-care deal should come shortly after Feb. 7 meeting with PM: Ford

Health-care deal should come shortly after Feb. 7 meeting with PM: Ford

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Ontario Premier Doug Ford said Wednesday he hopes the provinces can reach a health-care deal with the federal government shortly after their meeting next week with the prime minister. Ford echoed recent comments from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that a deal will not be signed at the…

SUCCESSFUL APPEAL GAVE HANGMAN DAY OFF

SUCCESSFUL APPEAL GAVE HANGMAN DAY OFF

Three days before his execution date of Jan. 23, 1953, and with the hammering and sawing by workers building the hangman's scaffold in the United Counties Jail courtyard drifting into his tiny condemned-man‘s cell, the anxious prisoner had a visitor. It was United Counties Sheriff McNaughton. In…

Carefor Puts the Care in Personal Support Work

Carefor Puts the Care in Personal Support Work

  Micheline Matte took the first PSW course offered by St. Lawrence College 20 years ago. She entered long-term care hoping to eventually go into nursing, but motherhood had other plans. After 19 years of LTC work, Micheline was burnt out. Like many PSWs, strict timelines and minimal resources…

Cornwall Sleep Dentistry for Kids Sets the Bar for Prompt, Compassionate Care

Cornwall Sleep Dentistry for Kids Sets the Bar for Prompt, Compassionate Care

Cornwall Sleep Dentistry for Kids is owned by Dr. Daniel Hovsepian, who runs several private dental clinics serving a large part of Quebec and Eastern Ontario. Dr. Hovsepian, known as Dr. Dan, started working in Akwesasne in 2008 and has offered services in Cornwall since 2015. Dr. Dan is very passionate…

Top two NCHJL teams tie

The then second place Rangers hosted the first place North Dundas Rockets in Cardinal January 14. Aidan Bailey (from Owen Webster and Justin Greene) put the Rangers on the scoreboard late in the first period. Rockets’ Parker Lefebvre countered five minutes into the second period, tying the game…

Beauty and the Beast Comedy Tour

Beauty and the Beast Comedy Tour

Comedians Darren Frost and Lisa Baker are bringing their no holds barred adult comedy tour to La Maison on February 3rd and Alexandria Atlantic Pub on February 4th. Together, Frost and Baker have over 40 years of combined experience doing stand-up comedy from coast to coast. While Darren Frost is…

UCDSB enrolment exceeds pre-pandemic levels

UCDSB enrolment exceeds pre-pandemic levels

BROCKVILLE – More students are attending Upper Canada District School Board schools than before the COVID-19 pandemic began. Trustees heard a formal update on enrolment at their November 30 meeting. Superintendent Bill Loshaw presented the enrolment update at the board, which is one of two semi-annual…

Network and Re-Connect at Breakfast Connections

Network and Re-Connect at Breakfast Connections

The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre is launching a new series of networking events and an open invitation is extended to business owners and community leaders from across the region. The new series is a relaunch of Breakfast Connections which was popular from 2007-2017.  The first 2023 event…

Step Into Nature at RRCA’s Three Conservation Areas

Step Into Nature at RRCA’s Three Conservation Areas

Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA)’s three Conservation Areas continue to provide opportunities to connect with nature year-round. Gray’s Creek, Charlottenburgh Park and Cooper Marsh offer a combined 25 km of nature trails available at no cost. “There is plenty to see and do this time…

Letter to the editor: Arts and Culture Centre Scrutiny

Letter to the editor: Arts and Culture Centre Scrutiny

Letter to the editor. Recently, it has come to my attention that the proposed Arts and Culture Centre has been under severe scrutiny by some political candidates for its location and for the costs associated with running the facility. It is worthwhile to correct these impressions before the expressed…