Province of Ontario updates public health measures; reopens schools Jan.5

The Ontario Government distributed the following information on Dec.30 In response to the highly transmissible Omicron variant, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is taking further action to provide additional protection to high-risk settings, and continue to safeguard hospitals and ICU capacity as the …

Province updates public health measures; reopens schools Jan.5

The Ontario Government distributed the following information on Dec.30 In response to the highly transmissible Omicron variant, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is taking further action to provide additional protection to high-risk settings, and continue to safeguard hospitals and ICU capacity as the …

Renfrew County and District increases vaccine capacity

Renfrew County and District Covid-19 Vaccine Communications Committee distributed the following on Dec.22: The Renfrew County and District Health Unit is pleased to announce that it, with the support of partner organizations, has doubled its vaccination efforts in the past week alone. Furthermore, beginning December 23rd, the Pembroke vaccination site …

Barry’s Bay Beer Store successful bottle drive for local healthcare

Submitted by St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation. Staff at the Barry’s Bay Beer Store turned empties into donations for St. Francis Memorial Hospital this past July. An amazing $3,764.95 was raised in the month-long bottle drive, a corporate initiative to support local healthcare and front line workers during these challenging times. …

Welcome to synodality

The diocese of Pembroke, like dioceses all over the world, has just launched a process called “synod.” If successful, this initiative of Pope Francis could be one of the most important reforms in the history of the Catholic Church, equal to the renewal brought about by the Vatican II Council …

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