Economic Development team is growing

"Economic Development team is growing"

Story and Photo courtesy of Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office   Simon Chapelle has joined the Leeds Grenville Economic Development team as Business Development Officer.   Simon comes to the United Counties with a diverse background as an experienced entrepreneur and consultant in finance, sales, marketing, research, data analysis, as well as grant and proposal writing. […]

HOL’s 2nd annual Ladies’ Night Out is shaping up to be twice the fun

"HOL’s 2nd annual Ladies’ Night Out is shaping up to be twice the fun"

  Ottawa photographer donates print to HOL Sandy Sharkey, Ottawa photographer, donated a beautiful print of one of her photos 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 […]

A passion for caring for the elderly

"A passion for caring for the elderly"

A chance meeting with two Dundas Manor staff members led to a new role for Ursula Lamoureux. She has recently joined the Dundas Manor team as the new Director of Care. “I met Jennifer Hill and Kerrie Charlebois at a leadership course and was really intrigued by the passion they showed when talking about Dundas […]

Area businesses cheered for Agri-Innovation

"Area businesses cheered for Agri-Innovation"

Story and Photos courtesy of Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office   The Farmersville Community Abattoir (FCA), located on the outskirts of Athens, and this edition’s featured business, Funny Duck Farms, are new recipients of the 2017 Premier’s Regional Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence.   The awards are presented each year to innovative agri-food businesses boosting the […]

Busy emergency feels like home for Chief of Emergency

"Busy emergency feels like home for Chief of Emergency"

  As Chief of Emergency Department at Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH), Dr. Crystal Doyle knows a bit about handling a crisis. But she says a lot of her multi-tasking training has happened at home – looking after her four kids under the age of 11. “Things are always a bit crazy, especially when I’m […]

EOWC elects Chair, Vice-Chair and sets priorities for 2018

"EOWC elects Chair, Vice-Chair and sets priorities for 2018"

  Kingston, January 15, 2018 – The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC), at its annual inaugural meeting held last week in Kingston, elected Warden Robin Jones as the 2018 Chair and Warden Jennifer Murphy as the 2018 Vice-Chair.   Robin Jones is the Warden of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, and the Mayor […]

Bishop’s Mills Women’s Institute donates $404 to HOL

"Bishop’s Mills Women’s Institute donates $404 to HOL"

The Bishop’s Mills Women’s Institute (BMWI) donated $404 to House of Lazarus (HOL) Food Bank on Jan. 15. Each month, the HOL Food Bank serves over 100 local families in need. Thanks go out to the organization for their support! Pictured are HOL executive director Cathy Ashby (left) and BMWI president Sheryl McKim. Submitted Photo

HOL adopted out over 120 families, seniors and couples for Christmas

"HOL adopted out over 120 families, seniors and couples for Christmas"

   Impossible without the support of the community.   This year, the House of Lazarus (HOL) in Mountain adopted out over 120 families, couples, individuals and seniors for Christmas. “We couldn’t have done any of this without our amazing community,” said Kim Merkley, HOL client services coordinator.   The Adopt-A-Family program, created to ensure all HOL Food […]

Funny Duck Farms is an award winner using new tech for year-round greens

"Funny Duck Farms is an award winner using new tech for year-round greens"

Story and Photos courtesy of Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office    ROCKSPRINGS – It’s January, the snow is falling and yet Funny Duck Farms is growing fresh, green fodder for its animals.   Samantha Klinck, husband Aaron and her sister Jen Hart, made the decision less than a year ago to invest in hydroponic fodder […]

Understanding Dementia

"Understanding Dementia"

    When caring for residents with dementia, we ask many questions: what do they understand? what causes them to become upset? what makes life more enjoyable? Personal Support Workers (PSW) Jeannie Barkley and Heather Cronin are helping their colleagues find answers to these types of questions – and helping to provide better care for […]