Austim Parents Head to Queens Park

Yesterday over 200 parents made their way to Queens Park with the intentions of making their voices heard.  And they did indeed. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-autism-program-1.3532775 When the province of Ontario outlined its 2016 budget, it announced funding of $333 M per year for a new Autism program.  That announcement was met with enthusiasm from thousands of parents…

Good News Bad News Day for Milton

If you’ve been following the news recently, yesterday was a bit of a roller coaster for Milton. Earlier in the day we found out that CN, despite its assertions to the contrary, must apply to the Canadian Transport Agency (CTA) for approval of their proposed intermodal in Milton. What does this mean? It means that…

Halton Provincial Candidates Have to Answer Region’s Questions

Halton Region to question local election candidates Some of the first questions posed to Halton’s provincial candidates will come from the Region itself. This week, Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr will send a questionnaire to MPP hopefuls in Milton, Oakville, Halton Hills and Burlington for their take on Halton’s most pressing election issues. Asked what’s…

Milton Champion Coverage of Hospital Expansion Announcement

I’m still giddy (yes I said giddy) with excitement everytime I read something about the expansion at Milton District Hospital.  Here is the article from today’s Milton Canadian Champion (by Christina Commisso) with coverage of the historic announcement. Hospital expansion approved Completion expected in late 2015 or early 2016 Hugs, high-fives and tears were aplenty…

Infrastructure Minister Responds!

Here is the long awaited response from Infrastructure Minister Bob Chiarelli via a letter to the editor in the Milton Canadian Champion.  As the readers of my website will know, I have been demanding answers from the provincial level of government in Ontario to find out when Milton District Hospital will be expanded.  Over the last…

The List Is Out AND?

Nothing. Zilch. Nada. The Provincial Government has released its 10 year capital forecast for infrastructure projects (for things like HOSPITALS, GO Transit etc.) and despite the efforts of thousands of Miltonians, Halton Healthcare Services and countless numbers of pleas, there is nothing in this report regarding a green light for the expansion of Milton District…

Disappointment at Health Ministers Visit to Milton

This marks the third time in a year where  a “high profile” member of the Ontario government has visited Milton to make a speech and failed to acknowledge the importance of the expansion of Milton District Hospital.  Earlier this year at the Mayors Breakfast for the Milton Chamber of Commerce, Infrastructure Minister Bob Chiarelli also spoke…