Program aims to prevent
abusive head injury
or evendeath. Our hope is that this program
will help avoid any further preventable
tragedies,” explains Dr. Paul Roumeliotis,
Medical Officer of Health.
Five months after they voted in favour
disproportionately higher numbers of
Because this program is new, the Health
of a strike, 61 Town of Hawkesbury
Abusive Head Injury in children.
Unit encourages parents of babies 5 months
unionized employees have ratified a new
That is why the Eastern Ontario Health
of age and younger to contact Health Line at
four-year collective agreement.
Unit is teaming up with local partners,
613-933-1375 or at 1 800 267-7120 to find out
In January, contract talks between labour
including the three local birthing hospitals,
how they can obtain a free copy of this
and management had reached an impasse.
to support a community-wide program
However, relations have obviously
aimed at preventing what was formerly
If you or someone you know has a
improved since then.
known as Shaken Baby Syndrome.
newborn babywho cries a lot it is important
Last week the two parties confirmed the
Kirby will have a new title, The Mayor of
The Period of PURPLE Crying ® is a new
tounderstandthat inmost cases, it isnormal.
signature of a pact.
The Tented City, when the International
To findoutmoreabout ThePeriodof PURPLE
For the members of Local 1026 of the
Plowing Match is held September 20 to 24
after the birth of their baby. The program
Crying®, visit www.purplecrying.info.
Canadian Union of Public Employees, the
on his farm and the Connors and Lachaine
features a free 10-minute DVD and an 11-
contract,which is retroactive toApril 1, 2010
farms near Chute-à-Blondeau. As part of
page booklet. “I am very aware that babies
and finishes March 31, 2014, the contract
the preparations for the event, expected to
Soup And Sandwich Lunch
often cry, and at times to the point where
represents a pay increase of 8.6 per cent over
draw 100,000 visitors, the Ontario
parents become worried and upset. The
A soup and sandwich luncheon will be
a period of four years.
Plowmen’s Association will bring its
Period of Purple Crying ® was developed to
served at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church,
The increases, two per cent each year for
centennial celebrations to the region June
explain that crying during the first five
John St., Hawkesbury Friday, June 3 from
the first three years, and of 2.5 per cent in the
11 when workshopswillbeheldbeginning
months of life is common, even in perfectly
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Homemade soups,
final year, are in line with the increase in the
at 9 a.m. at theCecil Cass farmat Cassburn,
healthy babies. Sadly, out of frustration or
sandwiches and desserts for only $8. Come
cost of living, saidCouncillorAlainFraser, a
followed by a 4 p.m. barbecue at the
desperation, aparent orother caregivermay
and bring a friend.
member of the town’s bargaining team.
Vankleek Hill Fairgrounds.
“We are satisfied with this new
agreement,” said Local 1026 president
Sylvain Lecompte. The raises represent
additional expenditures of $40,000 annually
for the municipality, relates chief
administrator and treasurer, Normand
Beaulieu. Fraser emphasized that “it is
important for town council to have a
negotiated and ratified agreement which is
satisfactory for the two parties,” and which
reflects the taxpayers’ ability to pay.
The twosides spent 90hoursworkingout
the new deal, he said, applauding “the
professional work” of the two negotiating
teams. The townwas represented in talks by
Thériault, lawyer Stéphane Huard and
Beaulieu. The provincial government has
encouraged public bodies in the province to
freeze the salaries of their employees.
However, Mayor René Berthiaume believes
the hikes are reasonable.
Photo Richard Mahoney
Fittingly, felines were the theme of some
sale Saturday. Thisweekend,May 28 and
29, is permit-free garage sale weekend in
Township of North Glengarry
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