Governments of Canada and Ontario providing housing support for human trafficking survivors 

"Governments of Canada and Ontario providing housing support for human trafficking survivors "

OTTAWA, Dec. 21, 2017 /CNW/ – The Governments of Canada and Ontario have announced more than $7 million to help survivors of human trafficking in Ontario through new transitional housing and rent assistance. This will help ensure that survivors have a safe place to live while they access services and supports to help them heal from trauma and rebuild their lives. Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, […]

École élémentaire et secondaire Rivière-Rideau holds food drive for HOL The students and staff at École élémentaire et secondaire Rivière-Rideau in Kemptville recently held a food drive for the House of Lazarus (HOL) in Mountain. The food items were dropped off at the HOL on Dec. 19. Thanks go out to the students and staff […]

Naturopathic doctor has new location and longer hours to meet patient need

"Naturopathic doctor has new location and longer hours to meet patient need"

    Story and Photos courtesy of Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office    KEMPTVILLE  – Well-known naturopath Dr. Shawn Yakimovich is extending his office hours to better serve and provide shorter wait times to existing and new patients.   Owner of the Kemptville Naturopathic Clinic and licensed under the College of Naturopaths of Ontario, Shawn […]

A festive tradition – With a new name

"A festive tradition – With a new name"

  Every Christmas ball tells a story – and the annual Wish Tree Lighting Ceremony provides an opportunity to celebrate each one. The event was held in the Winchester District Memorial Hospital lobby on December 12, 2017. The Christmas Wish Tree program provides an opportunity to make a donation in memory, or in honour, of […]

Ottawa photographer donates print to HOL

"Ottawa photographer donates print to HOL"

Sandy Sharkey, Ottawa photographer, donated a beautiful print of one of her photo’s to the House of Lazarus (HOL) in Mountain for fundraising purposes. Sharkey posted a picture of the print on Facebook and asked her followers to nominate a charitable recipient of the print, which is valued at nearly $500. The print is of […]

Local family shops till they drop for the House of Lazarus

"Local family shops till they drop for the House of Lazarus"

    Tis the season of giving. But local woman Sheila Kennedy took that sentiment one step further by organizing a family shopping spree on behalf of the House of Lazarus (HOL) in Mountain. “Losing all three of my big dogs shortly before Christmas hurt a lot,” explained Kennedy, via email. “I decided that focusing […]

Smiles all around!

"Smiles all around!"

  It seems like everyone loves the Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign, held every fall across Canada. And here in our region, it’s no different. In fact, this year, $10,257 was donated to the WDMH Foundation’s Family Care Fund – supporting care for families just like yours. That’s 10,257 smile cookies! “Our staff really enjoy it,” says Robert […]

1000 Islands CDC announces new director

"1000 Islands CDC announces new director"

  Mr. Ron Merkley, Chairman of the 1000 Islands Community Development Corporation, is pleased to announce that Mr. Robert (Bob) Runciman has officially joined the federally supported, non-profit corporation’s Board of Directors. Mr. Runciman is a veteran politician and former leader of the official opposition in the Ontario Legislature. First elected to the Legislative Assembly […]

Vaccine to prevent deadly infections in Canada’s North reaches manufacturing milestone

"Vaccine to prevent deadly infections in Canada’s North reaches manufacturing milestone"

  OTTAWA, Dec. 14, 2017 /CNW/ – Children and immunocompromised adults at risk of Haemophilus influenzae type a (Hia) bacterial infections are one step closer to having access to a vaccine that will help protect them from the potentially deadly infection. The vaccine developed by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has been licensed to InventVacc Biologicals […]

Heartfelt Matching Gift Response to a Generous Anonymous Donor

"Heartfelt Matching Gift Response to a Generous Anonymous Donor"

  The WDMH Foundation’s Thanksgiving Matching Gift program began in 2015 as the result of a generous anonymous donor who wanted to encourage giving by offering to double the impact of donors’ gifts by providing a matching gift opportunity within a set time-frame. Since then, over $151,000 has been raised as a result of the […]