Pictured are members of the local Golden Gears car club with one of two truck loads of food they delivered to the Morrisburg Branch of the Dundas County Food Bank on Wednesday, September 19. In addition to approximately $3,000 worth of food which was collected at last weekend’s celebration in Iroquois and the Club’s Car Show, the delivery included cheques totalling $1,100 which were presented to coordinator, Norma Smith. This represented donations from the club and proceeds of the 50-50 draw held at the September 16 Car Show.
Winchester District Memorial Hospital announced Friday, February 1, that a new Sleep Lab is being added to the list of clinical services available for local communities.
WDMH has teamed up with Hospital Alliance Group to offer this important service close to home. The Sleep Lab will operate in the Dillabough Building from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. from Monday to Friday.
Overnight sleep studies will help diagnose a wide range of sleep disorders, from insomnia and sleep apnea, narcolepsy and night movement disorders such as limb movement disorder.
As the demand for service increases, it is expected the service will expand to seven nights a week.
“Hospital Alliance Group is pleased to be working with WDMH. We know that sleep disorders affect 15 to 20 per cent of the population and if left untreated can result in higher risks of diabetes, heart disease, impotence, depression and arrhythmias.
Sleep disorder patients also may have daytime sleepiness which increase motor vehicle accidents, work related accidents, poor job performance and decreased quality of life,” adds Lino Di Nardo, President of Hospital Alliance Group.
“WDMH is continually looking for ways to better serve our communities and the sleep lab will be a great benefit to local residents,” notes Lynn Hall, Vice President, Clinical Service and Chief Nursing Executive.
“We spend about one third of our life sleeping, and sleep is important to help repair and restore our bodies. Our specialists at the Sleep Lab look forward to helping you manage any sleep related ailment and will provide guidance in the treatment of such disorders.”
Patients should speak to their family physician for a referral.
Friday, two-term councillor Jim Graham filed nomination papers to seek re-election as South Dundas councillor in this fall’s municipal election.
If re-elected, it would be Graham’s third term as councillor, a position which he is proud to have held for eight years.
“I have spent eight years working on behalf of the residents of South Dundas and a feel I would like to continue to do so as there are many challenges ahead,” said Graham, who is ready to fully commit to four more years.
“I decided to run for councillor instead of one of the other positions because whether you are mayor or deputy mayor or councillor you still have only one vote when it comes to council for decisions,” said Graham. “I feel I can be as effective as a councillor as one of the other positions.”
“There are many challenges ahead,” said Graham, giving the landfill sites approaching capacity as an example. “I feel my experience and past record will serve me well to represent the residents of South Dundas on municipal council,” said Graham. “I have enjoyed representing the residents of this municipality and hope I can continue to earn their respect and confidence to represent South Dundas as a municipal councillor for another four years.”
Graham filing his nomination papers leaves South Dundas mayor Steven Byvelds as the only member of the current council who has not yet officially made public his election intentions.
So far, Jim Graham, Archie Mellan and Bill Ewing have filed nominations for the three councillor seats, Jim Locke for the deputy mayor’s seat and Evonne Delegarde for the mayor’s seat.
The nomination period for the October 17 municipal election is open until September 12. The final ballot is not officially set until after that deadline passes.
The annual three day Christmas Show staged by the Morrisburg and District Arts and Crafts Association in the Legion Hall in Morrisburg, Friday, November 18 to Sunday, November 20, saw attendance down this year, but feedback from those who did attend was very encouraging.
“We thought it was a pretty good show, and a lot of the people who visited thought it was a great show,” says association president Linda Schenck.
“I had a lot of positive feedback. Our visitors told us they thought we had a great assortment of crafts. Unfortunately, we didn’t have as many people go through as we would have liked. Some of our artists reported good sales while others could have done better.”
With some 20 plus participants in the show, the Association was once again very pleased to be able to give back to the community with donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital and the Dundas County Hospice.