Auditor General Confirms OLG Plan Rigged From the Start: Clark

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by Michael Jiggins, Executive Assistant to Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark – written April 28, 2014

“Residents deserve the assurance that the process is fair and above-board and that the government and OLG are truly considering the impact on existing host communities and on the residents of potential host locations.”

– Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark on March 28, 2013, the day an Ontario PC motion calling on the Auditor General to investigate OLG was tabled.

(QUEEN’S PARK) – Ontario ’s Liberal government stacked the deck against the future of the Thousand Islands Casino by endorsing a plan to move it to downtown Kingston. – to read more>

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Kemptville College Announcement a Welcome First Step: Clark

by Michael Jiggins, Executive Assistant to Steve Clark, MPP, Leeds-Grenville – written April 22, 2014

(KEMPTVILLE) – An essential first step, but there is much more work to do.

Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark used those words in responding to today’s announcement that the provincial government is providing $2 million to ensure an intake of students at Kemptville College this fall for the 2014-15 academic year.

“Since the closure was announced on March 12, my message to the Premier and the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities was that we needed that new group of students coming in this September – we couldn’t allow the lights to go out,” said Clark, who thanked Minister Duguid for working with him and the community to make that happen. – to read more>

Sheba’s Haven Hosting 1st Annual Kindness and Healing Event

by Lorraine Payette, written April 22, 2014

“There is a bridge connecting heaven and earth…”
– Rainbow Bridge

(Inverary, ON) Sheba’s Haven in Inverary, Ontario, knows perhaps better than anyone else the sweet pain and sorrow of losing a loving, lifelong non-human companion. Since its humble beginning in 2000, many dogs have passed through its gates to find love and care as they spend their last weeks, months or sometimes years living in dignity at this one of a kind palliative care facility.

A small palliative care facility for dogs at 1830 Sunbury Road in Inverary, this registered charity looks after about 10 dogs at a time on a three-acre lot. There is plenty of room for them to get out and play, hunt for interesting things in the grass, or just bask in the sun. They receive the best in veterinary care, special diets, and the use of holistic and other natural treatments to guarantee that their remaining time is as comfortable and rewarding as possible. – to read more>

Jordan Krantz Takes Medalist Honours at PGA TOUR Canada Q-School

PGA TOUR Canada – April 19, 2014

Six Canadians among 43 to earn status on PGA TOUR Canada for 2014

Final leaderboard – Florida Qualifying Tournament (Bold denotes Canadian)

1. Jordan Krantz – 66 (-2)
2. Ryan Brehm – 72 (E)
3. Paul Cormack – 67 (+1)
4. Dan McCarthy – 73 (+2)
5. Kelvin Day – 70 (+3)

(April 19, 2014 – Reunion, Fla.) – Vermillion Bay, Ontario’s Jordan Krantz carded a final round 66 at the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at Reunion Resort on Saturday to claim medalist honours and lead all 43 players who earned status at PGA TOUR Canada’s Florida Qualifying Tournament. – to read more>

Ryan Brehm Leads PGA TOUR Canada Q-School Through Three Rounds

PGA TOUR Canada – April 18, 2014

Fourth round to resume Saturday in chase for PGA TOUR Canada status

Third round leaderboard – Florida Qualifying Tournament (Bold denotes Canadian)

1. Ryan Brehm – 71 (E)
2. Dan McCarthy – 72 (+1)
3. Richard McDonald – 70 (+2)
T-4. Jeff Dennis – 71 (+3)
T-4. Bruce Woodall – 71 (+3)
T-6. Christian Westhorpe – 72 (+4)
T-6. Jordan Krantz – 71 (+4)

5 others at +4

(April 18, 2014 – Reunion, Fla.) – Grand Rapids, Michigan’s Ryan Brehm shot a 1-under 71 at the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at Reunion Resort on Friday to take the lead through three rounds at PGA TOUR Canada’s Florida Qualifying Tournament. The 28-year old was the only player at even par or better through 54 holes and held a one shot lead over Syracuse, New York’s Dan McCarthy. – to read more>

Miller, McCarthy share overnight lead at suspended PGA TOUR Canada Q-School

PGA TOUR Canada – April 17, 2014

Zero players under par through 36 holes in windy conditions

Third round leaderboard – Florida Qualifying Tournament (Bold denotes Canadian)

T-1. Clark Klaasen – E/-
T-1. Brad Miller – E/-
T-3. Ryan Brehm – +1/-
T-3. Dan McCarthy – +1/-
T-3. David Holmes – +1/-

(April 17, 2014 – Reunion, Fla.) – Baltimore, Maryland’s Brad Miller and Grand Rapids, Michigan’s Clark Klaasen were the only two players at level par or better when third round play was suspended due to darkness at PGA TOUR Canada’s Florida Qualifying Tournament at the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at Reunion Resort on Thursday. – to read more>

Westhorpe, Klaasen lead at PGA TOUR Canada Q-School

PGA TOUR Canada – April 16, 2014

Round two suspended due to darkness, will resume Thursday at 8 A.M.

Second round leaderboard – Florida Qualifying Tournament (Bold denotes Canadian)

T-1. Christian Westhorpe -2/-
T-1. Clark Klaasen -2/-
T-3. Peter Campbell -1/-
T-3. Colby Wilson -1/-

(April 16, 2014 – Reunion, Fla.) – Toronto, Ontario native Christian Westhorpe and Grand Rapids, Michigan’s Clark Klaasen shared the lead at 2-under par before play was called due to darkness at PGA TOUR Canada’s Florida Qualifying Tournament on Tuesday. Play is scheduled to resume Thursday morning at 8 A.M., with 66 players still left to begin their second round. – to read more>

Play suspended at PGA TOUR Canada’s Florida Qualifying Tournament

PGA TOUR Canada – April 15, 2014

Nova Scotia’s Peter Campbell clubhouse leader among 23 players to finish

First round leaderboard – Florida Qualifying Tournament (Bold denotes Canadian)

T-1. Christian Westhorpe – -3/9
T-1. Clark Klaasen – -3/9
T-3. Peter Campbell – 71 (-1)
T-3. Mark Hoffman – -1/9

(April 15, 2014 – Reunion, Fla.) – With thunderstorms and heavy rainfall rolling through central Florida, round one of PGA TOUR Canada’s Florida Qualifying Tournament was suspended for the remainder of the day on Tuesday and will resume Wednesday morning at 9 AM.

Play was initially suspended due to a dangerous weather situation at 1:33 P.M., and called for the rest of the day at 4 P.M. Just 23 players completed round one before play was suspended, with 10 groups left to tee off. – to read more>

PGA TOUR Canada — Florida Qualifying School

PGA Tour Canada – April 14-18
Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at Reunion Golf Resort
Reunion, Florida

Tale of the Tape
Oak Valley Golf Club
Par 72 – 36/36 – 7,244 yards
Designed: Jack Nicklaus (2006)
Website: http://www.reunionresort.com

SECOND SITE TAKES PLACE IN FLORIDA – 44 players earned PGA TOUR Canada status at the first of three Qualifying Tournaments last week in Beaumont, Calif., with another field of 132 players looking to do the same this week in Orlando. Once again, the 72-hole, no cut competition will see the top 18 players earn exempt status on PGA TOUR Canada for 2014, with the rest of the top 40 plus ties earning conditional status. After an official practice round on Monday, the official competition will take place April 15-18. – to read more>

Benson Students Brush Up on the Importance of a Healthy Smile

Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark joined Prescott dentists Dr. Lance McIntosh, left, and Dr. Kim Hansen along with Timmy the Tooth to deliver an important message about oral health to students at Benson Public School in Cardinal on Friday, April 11. They're with a group of students who volunteered to be teeth in order to demonstrate proper brushing techniques to their classmates.

Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark joined Prescott dentists Dr. Lance McIntosh, left, and Dr. Kim Hansen along with Timmy the Tooth to deliver an important message about oral health to students at Benson Public School in Cardinal on Friday, April 11. They’re with a group of students who volunteered to be teeth in order to demonstrate proper brushing techniques to their classmates.

by Janiece Walsh, Manager, Public Affairs and Communications, Ontario Dental Association and Maggie Head, Government Relations Manager, Ontario Dental Association – April 11, 2014

CARDINAL, ON — An important message about oral health was delivered to students at Benson Public School today in a fun, interactive way. Steve Clark, MPP Leeds-Grenville, joined local dentists, Dr. Kim Hansen and Dr. Lance McIntosh, and Timmy the Tooth to highlight the importance of a healthy smile during a Brush-a-mania event.

April is Oral Health Month, and the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) and dentists across Ontario embark on public education campaigns to ensure all Ontarians attain good oral health. One of those campaigns is Brush-a-mania, a province-wide event for children and youth led by local dentists. Students are challenged to brush their teeth regularly over the next month and demonstrate their brushing techniques through the highlight of the event – the “Brush-off”. Oral health is integral to overall health and Brush-a-mania aims to encourage good oral health habits in children that will help them throughout life.

Today’s event was a first for MPP Clark. “The importance of a healthy smile is something we can’t over-emphasize to children and youth.” said MPP Clark. “We all need to encourage children from a young age to look after their teeth, and I was happy to deliver this message today alongside Drs. Hansen and McIntosh.”

Dr. Hansen, an ODA Board member, was enthusiastic about the event. “Reaching out to children and getting them excited about a healthy smile is a rewarding part of my job and a key part of my role in our community,” said Dr. Hansen. His comments were echoed by Dr. McIntosh, President of the Brockville Dental Association, who added, “I think it’s important that children and youth are taught the importance of brushing, flossing and a nutritious diet. Seeing all of those healthy smiles today reminds me of how, as dentists, we have a duty to instill good oral health habits at an early age.”

This Oral Health Month, the ODA wants to reinforce the message that dentists are the oral health-care experts and the best resource patients have for information on achieving a healthy smile.

For more information, visit http://www.youroralhealth.ca.