By Jon Meyer - Barrie 360 - April 21, 2020
There’s a way to arm frontline healthcare providers with the protective supplies they need to fight Covid-19. It’s called the The Frontline Fund......The fund will keep donations in the province you choose, meaning you can directly support ....the Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation.....The funding will help frontline workers pay for hotel rooms, get mental-health supports and much needed personal protective equipment.
The province has unveiled its plans to have schools reopen safely in the fall, including mandating masks for students in Grade 4 and up, and limiting how often some high school students will actually be in the classroom.
The Town of Collingwood has released a 7 Step Checklist to help business get back to work - safely!
Here's the Checklist:
To learn more WATCH THE VIDEO
George Floyd protests go global as ‘I can’t breathe’ echoes across the world
Global News - June 2, 2020
Tear gas choked Paris streets as riot police faced off with protesters setting fires Tuesday amid growing global outrage over George Floyd’s death in the United States, racial injustice and heavy-handed police tactics around the world...
OTTAWA -- The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations says it’s time politicians and policing authorities move beyond the question of whether systemic racism exists in their institutions and start outlining concrete steps for police reform.
In an interview on CTV’s Question Period airing Sunday, Chief Perry Bellegarde says the debate needs to progress from its existence in the forces to how change is implemented.
Grade 12 student Reneé Ficko is used to organizing climate protests, but often has a hard time getting people to join in.
She helped put on a protest in her hometown of Collingwood, Ont., on Monday and was struck by how many came out. The community sits on Georgian Bay, 150 kilometres northwest of Toronto.
"We closed the street down and we marched," she said. "We live in a town where there is still a lot of racism."
There are so many people that we owe so much to - even more so in these challenging times. To be sure, our Frontline Responders are owed a huge debt of gratitude. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. We bang our pots for thee!!!!
But there are others putting themselves and their employees at risk to serve their community: our small businesses and merchants.