apple-regChesley, ON – There are some encouraging results for Bluewater District School Board following the release of the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) 2013 – 2014 assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics for the primary (grades 1 – 3) and junior (grades 4 – 6) divisions.
Overall, Bluewater schools are seeing the continuation of an upward trend in Writing scores for both primary and junior students. Since 2008 – 2009, the Writing assessment results have increased by 9 percent for primary and 10 percent at the junior level.

opp-p0lice-july-regularGEORGIAN BLUFFS – On Thursday, September 4, 2014 at approximately 8:28 p.m., Grey County OPP investigated a single vehicle rollover on Concession 14 in the Township of Georgian Bluffs.

Police arrived at the scene and observed an abandoned 1997 Pontiac Grand Am vehicle with extensive damage to it as a result of the collision. A short time later, the same vehicle was reported stolen.

hospital-news-regOntario is moving forward with plans to construct a new hospital in the Markdale community to improve access to health care in the region.

The new hospital will replace the current aging building and will boast improved services for patients, including integrated 24/7 urgent and primary care. It will also include short-stay beds, minor procedure space, as well as diagnostic and laboratory services.

The new hospital will enable Grey Bruce Health Services to work closely with primary care providers and other partners in the Markdale community to deliver seamless, patient-centred, comprehensive and sustainable care for patients.

hosp-regMarkdale is to receive its long-awaited new hospital, sources say.

An announcement of the new facility, by the provincial government, is imminent.

Local MPP Bill Walker commented:
"Last evening I received news from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term care that Minister Eric Hoskins was visiting Markdale to "share new information about Markdale Hospital." His staff would not disclose any further information. As all of us are well aware, the Government has been promising to replace the ageing Centre Grey Hospital for more than a decade.

Libs-regMARKHAM, ON – This past weekend, 24-year-old Kaisha Thompson, a Meaford resident, won a contested race for Treasurer of the Liberal Party of Canada (Ontario). Her successful election makes Thompson the youngest ever official elected to the Executive Board in the organization's history. Thompson has a stellar track record in similar roles: first at Carleton University, where as treasurer of her residence, she presided over the largest residence budget in Canada, and later as the treasurer for the Ontario Young Liberals.


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