Seniors getting help thanks to local businesses and United Way
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
April 8, 2020
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.
April 8, 2020
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.
April 6, 2020
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
April 6, 2020
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
April 3, 2020