National campaign makes a difference close to home

"National campaign makes a difference close to home"

  The team at Shoppers Drug Mart in Embrun has done it again! They have chosen the Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) Foundation as their charity of choice for the annual Shoppers Drug Mart Growing Women’s Health campaign. Recently, members of the Shoppers Drug Mart team in Embrun presented a cheque for $3,546 for the […]

Local students take part in Ontario’s Model Parliament last week

"Local students take part in Ontario’s Model Parliament last week"

     (QUEEN’S PARK) – A pair of high-school students from Leeds-Grenville experienced a few days in the life of an MPP last week.   Richard Deeves of Westport, a student at St. Mary Catholic High School, and Max Kinlin of Edwardsburgh Cardinal Township, a student at Thousand Islands Secondary School, arrived at Queen’s Park, […]

Calm, Committed and Comforting

"Calm, Committed and Comforting"

    Calm, committed and comforting. These are the words that have been used to describe the latest recipients of the WDMH Commitment Award. Congratulations to Dr. Shamsa Deeb, Chief of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Chris Barkley, Executive Assistant to the CEO and Volunteer Faye McCurdy. The Commitment Awards shine a light on individuals or teams […]

Meet Cindy Ault Peters

"Meet Cindy Ault Peters"

  The Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) Foundation is pleased to welcome Cindy Ault Peters as its new Manager of Direct Mail and Events. “ Cindy brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the role,” notes Kristen Casselman, Managing Director. “We are excited to have her on board to work with our local communities […]

Warmer temperatures and rain could cause unsafe conditions on rivers and lakes throughout Rideau watershed

"Warmer temperatures and rain could cause unsafe conditions on rivers and lakes throughout Rideau watershed"

   Significant rainfall forecast for Monday and Tuesday along with melting snow can be expected to cause river flows and lake levels to rise.   Going on iced over waterbodies is not advisable for the next several days until levels decline and colder temperatures can restore the integrity of the ice. As the snowmelt and rain runoff moves through […]

CREWS launches new rail yard at Johnstown

"CREWS launches new rail yard at Johnstown"

  Story and Photos courtesy of Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office   JOHNSTOWN – Interest is pouring in for the Canadian Rail Equipment Works & Services Inc. (CREWS) new railyard.   The 96-acre site at 3518 County Road 2 was officially opened on February 2nd with the final spike driven in to complete phase one.   “We’re very […]

Air Liquide opens $30-million facility

"Air Liquide opens $30-million facility"

Story and Photos courtesy of Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office   JOHNSTOWN  – Air Liquide Canada has officially opened its one-of-a-kind new carbon dioxide recovery plant adjacent to GreenField Global.    The world leader in gases, technologies and services hosted more than 60 people for an inaugural ceremony on Friday, February 9th, followed by plant tours. The […]

Winchester youth collects food items in lieu of gifts during recent birthday party

"Winchester youth collects food items in lieu of gifts during recent birthday party"

    To give is better than to receive.   Cynthia Tupper, Winchester youth, celebrated her 12th birthday on Jan. 27. The invitation to her party read: ‘please no presents. Instead, Cynthia is collecting food for the House of Lazarus.’   The donation of over 100 food items – totaling 122 pounds – and $70 […]

Gov’t policies hurting local small businesses, manufacturers

"Gov’t policies hurting local small businesses, manufacturers"

(BROCKVILLE) – The Wynne government’s policies continue to make it harder for local small businesses and manufacturers to have the success they need to create new jobs.   That’s the message Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark and Ontario PC Labour Critic MPP John Yakabuski (Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke) heard last week at the Northern Cables plant in Brockville and […]

Caring for our patients – night and day

"Caring for our patients – night and day"

  Kim Campbell has been a nurse for 44 years and has spent 32 of those years at Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH). For the past decade, she has worked the night shift as a Charge Nurse – literally being ‘in charge’ of the hospital overnight. “We do everything,” she laughs. “People assume it’s quieter […]