Kingston Ontario Dental Clinic Set to Open

Brand new clinic set to offer family dentistry and emergency dental appointments in Kingston Ontario.

KINGSTON, OntarioDec. 5, 2022PRLog — LightHouse Dental has announced plans to open a new state of the art dental clinic in Kingston Ontario.  With additional clinic locations in Cobourg, and Chatham, the team at LightHouse Dental is excited to bring comprehensive, high quality dental care to Kingston and surrounding communities.

Located at 1716 Bath Rd in a newly constructed building at the corner of Bath Rd and Days Rd, the dental office will provide a wide range of emergency, general, and specialty dental services for patients of all ages.

The practice features several fully equipped dental operatories designed to enhance patient comfort during routine dental procedures.  Each operatory features a dental chair with a gentle massage feature as well as in-chair patient entertainment with streaming services such Netflix and YouTube.

Making dental care accessible and convenient is of the utmost importance to the team at LightHouse Dental.  The Kingston dental clinic is open 7 days a week and offers convenient appointment times during evening and weekends to accommodate the busy schedules of their patients.  Emergency dental services are also provided to new and existing patients and most emergency dental patients can be seen for an appointment on the same day or next day.

LightHouse Dental also aims to make dental care much more affordable to the residents of Kingston by offering various patient options including flexible payment plans and direct billing to dental insurance.  Eligible dental claims are submitted electronically by the dental clinic t the insurance carrier and patients don’t have to pay for anything upfront that is covered by their dental insurance coverage.

Patients at LightHouse Dental Kingston will also benefit from the convenience of several on-site dental specialists.  Rather than having to wait for lengthy referrals to other dental specialists, LightHouse Dental is pleased to provide services such as endodontics (root canals) and dentures onsite.  For those patients who are anxious about visiting the dentist, a variety of sedation options will also be offered for all types of dental procedures.  Such options include nitrous oxide (laughing gas) as well as sleep dentistry, or general sedation.

About LightHouse Dental

LightHouse Dental is comprised of a team of dentists and dental specialists serving Kingston, Ontario and surrounding communities who are committed to providing quality dental health services ranging from routine dental cleanings and checkups to advanced surgical procedures. The team of professional at LightHouse Dental has an unwavering commitment to the overall patient experience.  From convenient hours, to in-house specialists, the welcoming atmosphere, and direct billing to dental insurance, LightHouse Dental is ushering in a new era in comfortable, convenient, and most importantly comprehensive, high quality dental service.

Contact:

LightHouse Dental Kingston

1716 Bath Rd

Kingston, Ontario

K7M 4Y2

Tel: 613-777-5151

Website: https://www.kingston.lighthousedental.ca

Canada – Canada and Ontario provide additional funding to support essential air access for remote First Nation communities in Ontario

Today, Canada’s Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Canada’s Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, the Ontario Minister of Indigenous Affairs, the Honourable Greg Rickford, and the Ontario Minister of Transportation, the Honourable Caroline Mulroney, announced funding to maintain essential air access for remote communities in Ontario, including First Nation communities.

April 29, 2022             Ottawa             Transport Canada

As Canada works towards recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, investments in our aviation industry help ensure it is well-positioned to recover from the impacts of the pandemic. Our airports and air carriers continue to play a crucial role in maintaining safety, security, and connectivity for travellers, workers and communities.  

Today, Canada’s Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Canada’s Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, the Ontario Minister of Indigenous Affairs, the Honourable Greg Rickford, and the Ontario Minister of Transportation, the Honourable Caroline Mulroney, announced funding to maintain essential air access for remote communities in Ontario, including First Nation communities.

In addition to the more than $16.2 million in federal funding already provided in response to the pandemic, the Government of Canada is investing over $5.4 million to support these air services.

Over the last two years, Ontario provided over $14 million in annual funding to operate remote airports. The province also provided an additional $4 million to ensure the continued safe and uninterrupted operations of remote airports during the pandemic.

This financial contribution will help maintain air transportation services to remote First Nation communities in Ontario to ensure continued access to essential goods and services, including community resupply of food and medical supplies.

“Our government understands the importance of reliable air services in ensuring the social and economic well-being of Canada’s northern and remote communities. This investment will help ensure that, as we work towards recovery and travel restart post pandemic, people living and working in First Nation communities in Ontario will continue to have access to air services for delivery of essential goods and services, for business and trade, and for travel between communities in Ontario and throughout Canada.”

The Honourable Omar Alghabra


Minister of Transport

“Providing air services to northern communities in Ontario will assist remote and isolated First Nations communities in Ontario in having reliable access to health care professionals, medical supplies as well as infrastructure professionals. This in turn will assist in maintaining the critical infrastructure such as water treatment plants and the ability to support other needs such as emergency management response, food security or medical travel. Maintaining these services will also create a revenue stream to airlines serving these communities, helping to support their economic long-term viability.”

The Honourable Patty Hajdu


Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario

“Ontario is supporting small air carriers serving Northern and remote First Nation communities that are experiencing ongoing and unique challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding is vital for these communities that depend on small air carriers for access in and out of their communities and for essential goods and services, such as food, employment, health care, education and social services.”

The Honourable Greg Rickford


Minister of Indigenous Affairs


Government of Ontario

“Our government continues to provide support to First Nation communities in Northern Ontario by investing in small air carriers, as they ensure that essential goods and services, like healthcare, are accessible year-round for those who depend on it. Under the leadership of Premier Ford, we are taking action to improve and expand Northern Ontario’s transportation system so that people and businesses can get where they need to go.”

The Honourable Caroline Mulroney


Minister of Transportation


Government of Ontario

Laurel Lennox

Press Secretary

Office of the Honourable Omar Alghabra

Minister of Transport, Ottawa

Laurel.Lennox@tc.gc.ca

Curtis Lindsay

Office of the Honourable Greg Rickford

Ontario’s Minister of Indigenous Affairs

437-240-7317

Curtis.Lindsay@ontario.ca

Flavia Mussio

Communications Branch

Ministry of Indigenous Affairs

416-314-9455

Flavia.Mussio@ontario.ca

Canada – Canada and Ontario Strengthening the Food and Beverage Processing Sector

Toronto, Ontario – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing approximately $4.5 million through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership) to support more than 100 projects that will strengthen the province’s agri-food supply chain by helping food and beverage processors improve their operations, increase their competitive edge and adapt to future challenges.

This investment will not only further secure and strengthen the province’s food supply but will also help food and beverage processors grow their businesses, create jobs and contribute to the economic growth of the sector and their community. Food and beverage processors can use this funding to develop new products, create marketing campaigns, tap into new markets, improve food safety and strengthen health and safety measures.

Examples of funded projects include:

Keto Buns Ltd. o/a Unbun Foods will receive up to $75,000 to launch a marketing campaign to expand into the plant-based market to increase sales and build brand recognition/awareness.
HalalMeals will receive up to $10,000 to purchase and install new x-ray equipment to enhance food safety and provide added assurance to distributors and retailers that carry their products.
Alstein Farms Inc. will receive up to $50,000 to construct a wash bay facility to sanitize transportation equipment, allowing for safe feed delivery and better sanitation of transportation equipment, which will aid in preventing diseases, pathogens and pests from moving farm-to-farm.

This investment builds on other initiatives and programs that support the food and beverage sector, including:

A commitment of up to $7 million through the November 2021 intake, in addition to the $7 million investment in the Meat Processors Capacity Improvement Initiative for provincially licensed meat processors to help them purchase equipment to increase productivity and efficiency, and prevent slowdowns.
A $10 million investment in the Agri-Food Workplace Protection Program to help provincially licensed meat processors maintain a safe workplace.
A $22 million provincial investment to increase the adoption of technological innovations within the agri-food sector to enhance the health and safety of workers and improve the sector’s efficiency and productivity through the Agri-Tech Innovation Program.
An investment of almost $1 million to prepare over 600 people across the province for rewarding careers in food and beverage processing.

Since June 2018, both the federal and provincial governments have committed over $130 million in support to more than 6,000 projects through the Partnership. This funding will help eligible Ontario farmers, processors, businesses and sector organizations to innovate and grow.

“The Government of Canada supports innovation by food and beverage processors to ensure that the sector is able to succeed in a competitive market, both at home and abroad. Investing in operational improvements will foster the growth of these businesses that provide high-quality agri-food products.”

–   The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

“Our government is ensuring our food and beverage processors have the support they need to improve their operations so they can become stronger and more competitive in the domestic and global marketplace. Improving processing facilities through innovation will be key to maintaining a robust agri-food sector as we look to secure the future of our industry for years to come.”

–   Lisa Thompson, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Minister

“On behalf of food and beverage processors, thank you to the governments of Canada and Ontario for recognizing the importance of food and beverage processing and the essential role the sector plays for Ontarians. We look forward to continuing to work with the province on these important initiatives going forward.”

–   Chris Conway, CEO of Food and Beverage Ontario

Marianne Dandurand

Press Secretary

Office of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

marianne.dandurand@agr.gc.ca

343-541-9229

Jack Sullivan

Office of the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

jack.sullivan@ontario.ca

Canada – CNSC renews Ontario Power Generation’s site preparation licence for its Darlington New Nuclear Project

Ottawa

Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced its decision to renew the nuclear power reactor site preparation licence held by Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG) for its Darlington New Nuclear Project, located in the Municipality of Clarington, Ontario. This decision follows a public hearing held virtually on June 10 and 11, 2021. The renewed licence allows OPG to continue preparing the Darlington nuclear site for the potential future construction and operation of a new nuclear generating station.

In making its decision, the Commission considered submissions from OPG and 61 intervenors, as well as CNSC staff recommendations. The CNSC made participant funding available through its Participant Funding Program, and invited interventions from Indigenous groups, members of the public and stakeholders in this matter. Seven requesters received participant funding to assist with their interventions.

After reviewing all submissions, the Commission concluded that OPG is qualified to carry out the site preparation activities that the renewed licence will authorize. It also concluded that OPG will make adequate provision for the protection of the environment, and the health and safety of persons.

The record of decision is available on request to the Commission Secretariat at interventions@cnsc-ccsn.gc.ca. The decision will also be posted in both official languages at nuclearsafety.gc.ca at a later date. All submissions, hearing transcripts and the hearing webcast are available on the CNSC website.

The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect health, safety, security and the environment; to implement Canada’s international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy; and to disseminate objective scientific, technical and regulatory information to the public.

Timeline

OPG applied for a licence renewal in June 2020.
The CNSC made funding available in October 2020 through the Participant Funding Program to support Indigenous peoples, members of the public and stakeholders in presenting their views to the Commission.
The Commission held a virtual public hearing on June 10 and 11, 2021 (hearing transcripts and webcast are available online or by request). 
The renewed licence is valid until October 11, 2031.

Michael Tansey

Media Relations

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Tel: 613-996-6860 or 1-800-668-5284

Email: mediarelations@cnsc-ccsn.gc.ca

Canada – FedDev Ontario invests in three rural airports to support regional connectivity and jobs for economic recovery

Sarnia, ON

Regional air transportation is crucial to local economies, the movement of people and goods across the country and maintaining operations with our trading partners. The pandemic has had major impacts on regional air transportation ecosystems, affecting communities and local businesses from coast to coast to coast. With strategic positioning close to the border and surrounding growing industries, southwestern Ontario’s regional air transportation infrastructure helps to foster economic growth and regional connectivity.

The Government of Canada’s Regional Air Transportation Initiative (RATI) supports access to air transportation and regional ecosystems. In particular, it enables the continuation of existing air routes and ensures airports remain operational and able to contribute to regional economic growth, while adapting to new post-COVID-19 realities and requirements.

Targeted support for southwestern Ontario air transportation ecosystem


Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), announced non-repayable contributions totalling over $3.5 million for three regional southwestern Ontario airports: Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport, St. Thomas Municipal Airport and Tillsonburg Regional Airport.

Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport has been serving the Sarnia-Lambton community for over 60 years. FedDev Ontario’s $1.9-million non-repayable investment will support the construction of a new hangar and critical upgrades including plexi-glass barriers, sanitization stations, signage and equipment to assist in re-establishing regional scheduled service.

St. Thomas Municipal Airport, owned and operated by the Corporation of the City of St. Thomas, is a key municipal air facility providing complete service to a range of customers, including pilots and military aircraft. A $1.1-million non-repayable FedDev Ontario investment will improve airport operations through the construction of 8,000 square-meters of ramp space to accommodate the parking, fueling and servicing of regional aircraft. The project will facilitate the growth of industrial clients at the airport and throughout the region. 

Tillsonburg Regional Airport, owned and operated by the Town of Tillsonburg, is Oxford County’s only paved runway and welcomes a variety of aircraft. This $535,000-non-repayable FedDev Ontario investment will support the expansion of the airport’s apron where aircraft are parked and maintained, extend its taxiway, the construction of access roads and perimeter fencing.

As a result, these investments will help create and maintain local jobs in the Tillsonburg, Sarnia and St. Thomas regions.

Regional air transportation is key to the economic development of communities and businesses right across Canada. It is essential to connecting Canadians living in rural and remote communities to urban centres, delivering Canadian goods to the global market and welcoming international visitors to all parts of the country, when it is safe to do so. 

“It is important to protect our regional air transportation ecosystems for the thousands of workers employed by this sector and for the many businesses and communities that depend on it. We know that air connectivity to all regions is essential to healthy, inclusive economic growth, and supporting it is part of our plan to build back a stronger, more resilient economy.”

– The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario 

“Through this investment in the Sarnia, St. Thomas and Tillsonburg airports, the Government of Canada will help bolster the region’s air transportation ecosystem and strengthen connectivity, supporting a strong and prosperous future for this unique region of Ontario.”


– Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (FedDev Ontario and Official Languages)

“Sarnia, St. Thomas and Tillsonburg regional airports not only offer a gateway for visitors and locals alike, they help boost local economic development. Support through the Regional Air Transportation Initiative will help position these local economies to rebound from the pandemic and allow the airports to continue offering safe, reliable air travel options for passengers to and from the region.”


– Peter Fragiskatos, Member of Parliament for London North Centre 

“I am pleased to recognize the support of the Government of Canada for the valuable Regional Air Transportation Initiative funding through FedDev Ontario. This contribution will assist with our ongoing investment to ensure future sustainable growth at the Tillsonburg Regional Airport. In our expanding focus on regional connectivity, safety and future economic development we remain committed as a community to work with our partners to ensure our aggressive mandate is realized. This investment is important in ensuring our goals are realized.”

– Mayor Stephen Molnar, Town of Tillsonburg

Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport is named in honor of Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield and services Sarnia and Lambton County. The airport is classified as an airport of entry into Canada supported by Canadian Border Services Agency. Prior to the pandemic, the airport had scheduled airline service and currently services Corporate, Private, and Emergency Service aircraft operators, as well as a private flight training facility. 

St. Thomas Airport is a full-service airport, that serves industry and the public and has the capacity to handle small jets as well as the largest aircraft used by the Canadian Armed Forces with access to flight school and training facilities, aircraft maintenance and repair facilities and customs and immigration services. 

Tillsonburg Regional Airport is also home to the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association (CHAA) and the Tillsonburg Flying School.

Recognizing the profound impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the air transportation sector, the Government of Canada introduced the Regional Air Transportation Initiative (RATI) to help businesses and organizations in regional air transportation ecosystems to remain operational through these difficult times and continue to support the economic growth of our regions.

With a national budget of $206 million over two years, Canada’s regional development agencies (RDAs) are delivering this support, with FedDev Ontario delivering $24.2 million in southern Ontario. The RATI complements the measures in Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan and measures implemented by Transport Canada.

Since November 1, 2015, FedDev Ontario has invested over $695.3 million in 818 projects in southwestern Ontario.

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