Doug Ford

Ford draws protesters at ribbon-cutting for new Markdale hospital

Ontario Premier Doug Ford helped cut the ribbon to ceremonially open the nearly $70-million Markdale hospital Thursday, and drew a crowd of protesters. The community has waited more than 20 years for a new hospital and on Sept. 24, a Sunday morning, it will open to the public, replacing the Centre-Grey General Hospital which opened […]

Local voters reject paying private clinics to reduce surgical backlogs

Grey-Bruce voted almost unanimously against the Ontario government’s decision to expand publicly funded procedures, diagnostic imaging and surgeries done in private clinics. The Ontario Health Coalition vote Friday and Saturday had 9,889 votes against and 132 in favour of changes the government enacted May 18 in Bill 60, the Your Health Act, which it says […]

Provincial concern over conservation authority ‘extras’ not seen here

Now that seven of eight member municipalities are onboard in principle with paying Grey Sauble Conservation Authority levies for what the province considers extras, agreements can be formalized with municipal staffs and then voted on by councils. Tim Lanthier, the GSCA chief administrative officer, said in an interview Monday that he has visited seven of […]

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