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Visiting MPP sees potential for jobs

August 16, 2012 | Rick in the News

Sitting in the Mary Street offices of Anavitas Group Inc., Rick Nicholls, MPP for Chatham-Kent-Essex, said he hopes to help attract similar new businesses to his own riding. Nicholls, deputy labour critic, was in the »

A modern, competitive labour force is there if we want it

July 24, 2012 | Rick in the News

Rick recently submitted an Editorial Letter to the Chatham Daily News about the latest Ontario PC White Paper Paths to Prosperity: Flexible Labour Markets. You can read the editorial here (from July 17, 2012).

‘Cronyism’ still going on at eHealth, Progressive Conservatives charge

July 24, 2012 | Rick in the News

TORONTO – Former Courtyard Group consultants are making a comeback, Progressive Conservatives charged during a committee hearing Monday. “Cronysim and scandalous spending are still going on at eHealth,” PC MPP Rick Nicholls said to Health Minister Deb »

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. »

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