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West Nile Virus

Oakville mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile Virus

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Thursday, August 15, 2019 5:35 PM

Two batches of mosquitoes trapped this week in Oakville and one batch in Milton have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). These are the first batches of WNV positive mosquitoes for Halton this year.

Bat confirmed to have rabies in Oakville

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Thursday, August 8, 2019 10:40 PM

On August 7, 2019, the Halton Region Health Department confirmed that a bat found in the area of Lakeshore Road West and Bronte Road in Oakville, and another bat found in the area of Upper ...

Nephrology

OTMH’s Nephrology Program receives Award of Merit

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Friday, August 2, 2019 4:00 PM

The Kidney Foundation of Canada (KFOC) presented Halton Healthcare’s Nephrology Program with the Award of Merit during the Kidney Foundation Awards Night on July 25, 2019.

Dave Hawkins

Dave Hawkins – overcoming obstacles to achieve success

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019 1:05 PM

Just a few days ago Oakville community leaders came together to honour Dave Hawkins. Despite the challenges that life threw in his way, he continues to operate a very successful business.

Cancer Centres Funding Announcement

Local MP  champions Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres network

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Thursday, July 18, 2019 3:30 PM

On Oakville’s Terry Fox Day, MP Pam Damoff shared details of the federal government’s $150 million investment in the Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres network.

new Canadian Food Guide

New Canadian Food Guide explained by OTMH Dietician

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019 9:37 AM

Gone are the days where serving sizes and food groups are of highest importance on the Canadian Food Guide. Launched on January 22, 2019, after its last update in 2007, the new Canadian food guide ...

Thrive Counselling

Thrive Counselling celebrates success at AGM

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Thursday, June 27, 2019 5:02 PM

On June 20. 2019, a local golf club filled with the Board of Directors, staff members, and auditors from Thrive Counselling. It is a prominent organization providing counselling and relief. Last year they opened new ...

Paris accord

Paris accord is not good for Canada

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Thursday, June 20, 2019 1:07 PM

Under the terms of the Paris accord, if Canada buys cars from a country that uses coal-powered electricity in manufacturing instead of Ontario’s  relatively clean energy, this would actually allow Canada to report lower emissions. ...

Marijuana

Marijuana and Impaired Driving Statistics

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Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:14 PM

In essence, legalizing marijuana has resulted in radically important changes for many Canadians. The recreational and psychoactive drug has had a bad reputation for a while before it was legalized on October 14th 2018.

Isolation

Isolation and Loneliness Toolkit launched by Sheridan

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Monday, June 17, 2019 10:20 AM

To mark Seniors’ Month in Ontario this June, the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research is excited to launch the Building Connected Communities: Social Isolation and Loneliness Toolkit.

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