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Extra funding to help RMH during holiday surge

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The Ross Memorial Hospital (RMH) team is getting another $1,464,000 in one-time funding from the Central East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) to maintain critical system capacity during the regular holiday/flu surge.

Ross Memorial Hospital has been experiencing higher than normal patient volumes for more than 18 months. Over the Christmas holidays, it’s expected volumes will increase again, requiring the Hospital to open extra beds.

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Woman on basic income opens new business – right beside MPP’s office

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Woman on basic income opens new business – right beside MPP's office
Karen Suggitt has opened Sew Little Time Emporium beside MPP Laurie Scott's office. Photo: Erin Smith.

A local woman who is on the Ontario Basic Income Pilot in Lindsay, knowing it will end soon, has opened a small fabric business – right beside local MPP Laurie Scott’s office.

Karen Suggitt says when they cancelled the pilot she was just on her second month and “very tense about what would happen.”

She had been gathering fabric-related items while she was working and purchased a small inventory with the little she had in savings and credit. She found some rental space at 6 Lindsay St. N., right beside Lori’s Family Hair Care, and just a couple units away from Scott’s office.

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For the Record: What did Laurie/Jamie do? (Nov. 2)

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Scott had to answer a number of questions this week about the series of labour cuts and protection rollbacks her office is rolling out.

Throughout the week Minister of Labour Laurie Scott posted a variety of party-shared messages which included a talk around a move to provide guidance on service animals in schools, promotion on the flu shot, and news on the passing of the “Cap and Trade Cancellation Act.

A tribute to honour “the courage of those who served and continue to serve” was shared on November 1st.  Minister Scott spoke at the AGM for “Ontario East Economic Development Commission” on Friday morning (Nov 2).  

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Broken glass, shattered faith: MPP’s office a snapshot of future unrest

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We’ve transferred all the inherent economic risks to low income workers and all the rewards to corporations in the name of ‘labour market flexibility.’

It jars us, to see violence in Canada – especially small-town Canada. Whether that violence is perpetrated against people or against property, we tend to feel that this just shouldn’t happen here, in a nation of so much opportunity and wealth. And it shouldn’t.

When MPP and Minister of Labour Laurie Scott’s local office was savagely vandalized earlier this week, our reaction was mostly repulsion.

President of the Lindsay and District Labour Council, James Mulhern, wrote to the Advocate and declared the labour council “does not support or condone violence against persons or property in any form.”

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For the Record: What did Laurie/Jamie do? (Oct. 27)

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For the record: What did Laurie/Jamie do? Week of Sept. 2, 2018

An extremely busy week for both MPP and Minister of Labour Laurie Scott and local MP Jamie Schmale as major policy announcements in Ontario were followed by vandalism and Schmale visited Switzerland, hosted youth for mock parliament in Ottawa and continued his line of questioning around the Trans Mountain pipeline.

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MP Schmale posted pictures on October 20th from a trip to Geneva, Switzerland where he participated in the Canadian delegation to the 139th meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.  The Inter Parliamentary Union bills itself as “a unique organization made up of national parliaments from around the world.” that works to “protect and build global democracy through political dialogue and concrete action.” Schamle is a member of the Canadian Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. Most of the focus in Geneva appears to have been around the role of women in Parliament.  

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For the Record: What did Laurie do? (Oct. 24)

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A special mid-week edition of For The Record, since MPP and Minister of Labour Laurie Scott has been extremely busy and focused on the elimination of Bill 148.  The PCS are replacing  the previous Liberal government’s personal emergency-leave rules. Now workers will be able to take up to three days for personal illness, two for bereavement and three for family responsibilities — all unpaid. (Currently the rules allowed employees to take up to 10 personal emergency-leave days a year, with two of them paid.)  There is a strong look at the highlighted changes here.

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For the record: What did Laurie/Jamie do? (Oct. 19, 2018)

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Laurie Scott: 'We have said time and time again that Ontario is open for business.'

A relatively calm week for local federal MP Jamie Schmale, especially considering the House was in session this week. Conservatives this week, on mass, decided to focus primarily on Mark Norman who is alleged to have leaked government secrets to Quebec-based Davie Shipbuilding. Schmale included some focus as well on the Trans Mountain Pipeline during an appearance on CPAC.

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Advocate takes third place Innovation Award through KLCFDC

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The Advocate's multimedia experience helped it win an Innovation Award through the KLCFDC.

The Lindsay Advocate took third place in the Kawartha Lakes Community Futures Development Corporation (KLCFDC) 2018 Innovation Awards, held at the Lindsay Golf Club.

The Awards were part of the KLCFDC’s Innovation Day event, which featured a presentation on digitization from the Business Development Bank, the twentieth anniversary of the KLCFDC’s  annual small business Innovation Awards competition, and an address by Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP and Minster of Labour Laurie Scott.

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Advocate up for 2018 Innovation Awards through KLCFDC

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The Lindsay Advocate will be one of three winners of the Kawartha Lakes Innovation Awards, through the Kawartha Lakes Community Futures Development Corporation (KLCFDC).

KLCFDC recently announced the selection of the three finalists, all of whom will be honoured at the annual Innovation Day, which will be held Friday, Oct. 19 at Noon at the Lindsay Golf Club.

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For the record: What did Laurie/Jamie do? (Oct. 12, 2018)

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Minister of Labour Scott said ‘Mental Health is just as important as physical health.’

A calm week in the house for MPs as they did not have to sit all week and could instead focus on constituents. October 6 Local MP Jamie Schmale posted images from the ‘5th Annual Turkey Trot’ in Fenelon Falls. On October 7 he was in Bobcaygeon to celebrate the winning of the “Ontario’s Communities in Bloom”.  

Oct 9, Schmale posted pictures from a meeting at Fleming College in Peterborough where he met with new president, Maureen Adamson.  

October 10th Schmale posted pictures from IE Weldon in Lindsay where he met with students to discuss ‘post secondary education, employment opportunities and retention of youth in our area.

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