Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Spokesperson Harvey Heather says they're looking for at least 100,000 new donors across the country each year for the next 5-years.
Heather says the need for new donors is precipitated by an increase demand for blood of all types across the country.
Heather notes an aging donor base is problematic right now.
Melissa Pearson, a rep for the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, says such a move could lead to a consolidation of services and a potential closure of small Northern Ontario offices.
Pearson says area residents rely on SeviceOntario offices to renew health cards and drivers licences.
School Buses aren't running for a good chunk of Northwestern Ontario today.
School buses have been cancelled for Kenora, Sioux Lookout, Dryden, Vermilion Bay, Ear Falls and Red Lake today.
Heavy snow is to blame.
Schools remain open today.
The City of Kenora’s Solid Waste Department has cancelled residential garbage and recycling collection.
Solid Waste Supervisor, Mike Mostow says today’s regular pick ups for Lakeside and Jaffray Mellick is cancelled but will resume on schedule next Tuesday.