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Ontario Tories say eHealth still wasting billions of dollars, three years after scathing auditor-general report

July 24, 2012 | Rick in the News

The Liberals brought in a new CEO and board of directors at eHealth, and then-health minister David Caplan was forced to resign, but the Tories said the government still isn’t properly managing the agency. “Surely »

MPP wants stop to ‘turbines popping up everywhere’

July 19, 2012 | Rick in the News

Turbines in Essex and Chatham-Kent counties in southwestern Ontario have become a fact of life. In Chatham-Kent alone, for example, there could be more than 500 turbines turning by 2014. But not if Chatham-Kent Progressive »

Health Canada to study health effects of wind turbines

July 11, 2012 | Rick in the News

By 2013, there will be 500 wind turbines in Chatham-Kent, according to MPP Rick Nicholls. It’s not known whether anyone in the Essex County region will be in the study group. A spokesperson for Health »

Call for turbine construction ban

July 11, 2012 | Rick in the News

A renewed demand for an immediate ban in Ontario of all future wind turbine construction was issued Tuesday by Chatham-Kent Essex MPP Rick Nicholls. “Stop the madness,” the Tory MPP said in an interview with »

Leamngton hospital outlines plans for future

July 4, 2012 | Rick in the News

LEAMINGTON, Ont. — Leamington District Memorial Hospital laid out ambitious plans Tuesday to improve the services it provides to more than 100,000 people. By fall more babies can be born at the hospital with the »

Anjema not going anywhere

July 4, 2012 | Rick in the News

Chatham eye surgeon Dr. Chris Anjema is staying put. Anjema said recently he has researched offers to move his practice to western Canada but has opted to remain in Chatham. “My patients are happy with »

Greenhouse Vegetable Growers open new office

July 4, 2012 | Rick in the News

The Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) have outgrown their office on Talbot Street West in Leamington and on Friday, June 22, they unveiled their brand new state-of-the-art, 5500 square foot headquarters at 32 Seneca Road. »

It was a jazzy affair

July 4, 2012 | Rick in the News

A Chatham hockey legend was among the more than 150 former stroke survivors and their families attending Friday’s 9th annual stroke garden party. The event, held on the lawn of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, allowed guests »

A night at the track

July 4, 2012 | Rick in the News

The horse racing industry is alive and kicking in Southwestern Ontario and nowhere was that more evident than last Friday night at the Leamington Fair. A strong crowd filled the grandstand to watch ten exciting »

Demands for Matthew’s resignation

July 4, 2012 | Rick in the News

Monte McNaughton and Rick Nicholls have joined the chorus of PC party members demanding the immediate resignation of Health Minister Deb Matthews over the ORNGE scandal. Secret cabinet documents obtained by the Progressive Conservatives show »

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