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Seniors getting help thanks to local businesses and United Way United Way HPE staff (left) Melanie Cressman and Alyssa Cooke with new delivery van United Way HPE filling a gap for seniors with help from local businesses United Way Hastings & Prince Edward, in partnership with Performance Sales & Accessories and Bullet Signs & Graphics are ensuring isolated seniors in our area have access to grocery shop & delivery services. “Our area is rich with a senior population, and it’s so important that they remain home where they are safe,” said Brandi Hodge, Executive Director, United Way Hastings & Prince Edward, “however, that means some seniors, who don’t have friends, family or neighbours who can shop for them, are unable
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Grocery stores and pharmacies to close for two days. In today's press conference, Premier Doug Ford announced that on Friday, April 10 and Sunday, April 12, grocery stores and pharmacies would close, allowing workers a much needed break during the COVID-19 pandemic. "“The truth is that everyone working in our grocery stores and pharmacies, our truck drivers and those working the line, they have been working day and night for weeks to keep the food and medicine we need on the shelves,”  Ford said. Watch the full press conference.   
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Victim services getting additional funding Ontario strengthening victim services in Bay of Quinte To address a recent spike in domestic violence during the COVID-19 crisis, Ontario will provide Victim Services Hastings, Prince Edward, and Lennox & Addington a one-time emergency payment of $61,500 in addition to its annual funding allocation from the Ministry of the Attorney General. The funding is part of a one-time investment of more than $2.7 million to support services for victims of domestic violence and other violent crimes in response to the evolving public health crisis and challenges victim service providers are facing.
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One of the largest business surveys in Canadian history Canadian Chamber and Statistics Canada create one of the largest business conditions survey in Canadian history; Chamber sends out call to action for all businesses amid COVID-19 As Canada rises to the challenge of COVID-19, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Statistics Canada have created a new weapon: time-sensitive data about what businesses are going through and how they are planning for the eventual recovery. To take the survey, visit here. The two organizations are teaming up to create the Canadian Survey of Business Conditions (CSBC), potentially one of the largest
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Ontario Provides Full Transparency by Releasing COVID-19 Modelling Projected number of cases and deaths can be significantly reduced if people stay home Today, the Ontario government released extensive COVID-19 modelling, revealing several scenarios that project the potential number of cases and deaths. In doing so, the province is providing the public with full transparency about the consequences should everyone but non-essential workers fail to stay home and practise physical distancing. "The models show that the potential to spread COVID-19 is massive and deadly if we don't act swiftly to stay home and practise physical distancing," said Premier
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Other News
Ontario Supports Trucking Sector for Keeping Goods Moving
Ontario Extends Business Closures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19
UPDATE: Federal support measures for business
Quinte Waste Solutions is making it work during the COVID-19 crisis
Hastings Manor employee tests positive
Rotary Club celebrating 100th Anniversary on ZOOM
First COVID-19 Death Confirmed
Keeping employees and customers safe
City officials met with community partners for updates on COVID-19 situation locally and beyond.
City of Belleville Facilities to Remain Closed until Further Notice