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16
Jan
17
Playing for gold in Kazakhstan
The puck may be black, but Canadian hockey players will be chasing gold this month at the World University Games in Kazakhstan. “There’s no other colour, but gold. You train to win,” says Brett Gibson with a smile, two weeks before the start of the 2017 Winter Universaide Jan. 29-Feb. 8. Head Coach of Canada’s Men’s Hockey Team, Gibson is looking forward to coaching on a world stage where hockey by university students is fast, strong and strategic; the type of game Gibson has coached for the past 12 years…
06
Jan
17
End of world war brings peace and prosperity to Canadian immigrant
The world has changed a lot since Don Wise was young. Growing up on the streets of England during WWII, the devastation and starvation he endured as a child is a far-cry from the comfort he enjoys as an adult in Canada. “I lived through the bombings and killings,” he says quietly from his room at Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge. “I’d wake-up and half the street would be gone. They (German airplanes) would come over and bomb the daylights out of us.” Don reminisces softly; interjecting occasionally to ask if…
21
Dec
16
Amherstview woman finds happiness at work and at play
Iva House works to shop. Luckily, she likes her job. A collector of elephant trinkets and purses, the mother of two and grandmother of two smiles brightly when asked about her hobbies. “I’m a shopaholic,” she confesses a week before Christmas in 2016. “I love-love-love buying things.” Talking with an easy charm, Iva laughs when asked about herself. “Like my license plate says, ‘hav2havit,’” she says honestly. Sitting comfortably at Helen Henderson Care Centre in Amherstview where she has worked for almost 29 years, Iva is earning praise by managers…
21
Dec
16
Personal values earn professional accolades for Gananoque woman
Paula Turcotte knows commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. Married to her high school sweetheart for 40 years and employed in the same job for 36 years, when Paula agrees to something, it’s a lifelong promise. “People don’t owe you anything. You have to earn your own way in life. That’s what they did,” she says, motioning to residents at Carveth Care Centre where she has worked as a Residential Aide in the retirement lodge for nearly four decades. “You can learn a lot from old people,” the…
14
Dec
16
Volunteer to spend Christmas helping others
Bob Tremain is dedicated to his job. A volunteer driver with Wheels of Care of Gananoque, he plans to spend his Christmas helping others. It’s the same job he’s been doing for the past 10 years. “I’ve been driving for Wheels of Care for 12 years,” the Gananoque man says kindly. “I have nothing else to do on Christmas Day so I might as well do something meaningful. I like to help people like that.” Talking at Carveth Care Centre on a cold December afternoon with his nine-year-old service dog,…
05
Dec
16
Caring for others comes naturally for Gananoque woman
Sam Fisher has spent her entire adult life caring for others. Looking relaxed at Carveth Care Centre on a cold Friday afternoon, the Personal Support Worker describes her retirement in three days as bittersweet. “I’m done on Sunday and I turn 70 on Monday,” she says on Dec. 2 about her future plans. “It’s going to be hard,” she admits about leaving the job she loves. “33 years caring for the elderly is a long, long time. I don’t know what to do.” Talking about her past, it is clear…
01
Dec
16
Talented nurse looks back on career with pride
Julia Ricciardi landed in Kingston on a wing and a prayer 43 years ago. A fresh graduate from nursing school in 1973 in her hometown of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Julia jumped into a car with two friends and drove to Ontario. “We stopped here and we’ve been here ever since,” the attractive 65-year-old says with a smile. A Registered Nurse at Helen Henderson Care Centre for almost nine years, Julia plans to retire on Dec. 28, 2016. “For the first three months, I’m going to stay in my pajamas and…
25
Oct
16
Nurse travels busy highway to deliver quality health care
Kim Beavis travels 72 kms over one of the busiest highways in Canada to get to work. At the end of the day, she drives the same distance home. Undaunted by rainstorms and snowstorms, the 51-year-old makes her way to a job she has enjoyed for approximately 20 years. A resident of Trenton, Kim looks forward to helping residents in the Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge where she works as a Registered Practical Nurse. “I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t still like it,” she replies with a smile from the…
24
Oct
16
Locals enjoy a day on the water
Floating down the St. Lawrence River as the 1000 Islands glowed from the brilliance of autumn nearly took Wayne Laviolette’s breath away. Dependant on a wheelchair for mobility while he recovers from a broken hip, the Gananoque man was on a special outing from a nursing home where he has lived for the past five months. Feeling the power and beauty of a river he hasn’t enjoyed for 20 years, Wayne was enthralled. “I’m sure some of the people in wheelchairs haven’t seen the river in some time,” explained Carol,…
29
Sep
16
Nursing care praised at Helen Henderson Care Centre
Tucked away in the heart of Amherstview is a nursing home quietly earning accolades for its quality of care. Fashionably dressed in the fall of 2016, Shelley smiles when she talks about the care her mother, Thelma, receives at Helen Henderson Care Centre. “I have been so impressed from the day I moved her here,” says the 59-year-old Kingston woman from the memory care unit where her mother has lived for five years. “Everyone is so caring and cheerful.” Devoted to her mother, who is the same age as the…