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320 new long-term care beds for Stouffville

MPP Reza Moridi, Ontario Minister of Research, Innovation and Science, recently announced the creation of 636 new long-term care beds in York Region, including 320 in Stouffville. The announcement paves the way for a new long-term care facility to be built on Sandiford Drive by the Mon Sheong Foundation, a Canadian charitable organization dedicated to the promotion of Chinese culture, heritage, language and philosophy. The proposed facility, which was the subject of public meeting last September, would house a total 1,030 long-term care beds and be located at 162 and 176 Sandiford Drive in Stouffville.  The 4.09-hectare (10.11 acres)...

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Community discussion on reconciliation

Markham-Stouffville MP Jane Philpott recently hosted a community discussion entitled Reconciliation: Understanding our Responsibilities. Members of the public heard from Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, on the importance of understanding the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada and his thoughts on how all Canadians can participate in reconciliation with First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. The discussion panel also featured local Whitchurch-Stouffville resident, Victoria Grant, of Temagami First Nation. Philpott was pleased to welcome representatives from several First Nations located in close proximity to Markham-Stouffville: Councillor William McCue from Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation,...

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Help wanted from Canadian mothers, for mothers in Malawi

“We take it for granted living in Canada having the benefit of a strong healthcare system,” said Richard McGowan Executive Director of Emmanuel International Canada (EIC). “In developing countries, such as Malawi, they do not have the health services as we enjoy every day and take for granted,” added McGowan. It’s easy for Canadian mothers to find proper health care for themselves and their children. In Malawi, it is not. Pregnant women will walk for hours or days to reach a health facility or camp out beside one, so they have a safe place to give birth. In Canada,...

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Stouffville community spirit supporting local hospital

Community spirit will be on full display at a new, all-Stouffville event to benefit Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH). The inaugural gala, Planting Seeds – Growing Friends, will be held May 31 at Spring Lakes Golf Club. Even before MSH opened in 1990, there was tremendous support for the institution in Whitchurch-Stouffville. That backing included significant fundraising and volunteerism. Stouffville residents were front and centre on the still unconstructed hospital boards and committees. Like-minded community members, business leaders and longtime Stouffville residents are organizing this inaugural fundraising event. Stouffville’s own: CTV reporter Andria Case will emcee the evening and live...

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