ARM District 18 & 21 November Newsletter
Volume 3 November 2020
1. Presidents Report 2. Seniors Safety Tips
3. OTIP insurance article links 4. Ontario Health Coalition Links
President’s Report by Chester Faulkner
Fall has been extended for us with warm weather lasting long enough to make the Corona Virus isolation more bearable. The weather didn’t cooperate for our planned October picnic, but we can’t have everything. The executive has continued to work through monthly Zoom meetings, trying to find a way to keep us all connected until we can resume our normal social life.
We have not planned anything for November but are in the processing of finding a speaker for a Zoom meeting in December. There will be a newsletter sent out with the information in early December. I have a feeling that we might have had a busy Zoom meeting post US election as most everyone I talked to seemed happy to see Joe Biden elected. There has been feeling of one angst depressing problem alleviated. Meanwhile, stay safe and wear a mask whenever needed.
We should also like to remind you of our Facebook page, Chester Newz. We have a growing group so feel free to send us a friend request so that your posts can be seen. We also have a website, website ARM Chapter 18/21 - Hamilton-Wentworth/Upper Grand. If you ever want something posted just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How growing or using recreational marijuana may impact your home insurance
The consumption, possession and growing of recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada in late 2018. While the legalization of recreational cannabis is still quite new, many Canadians are starting to wonder how this change may impact their home insurance premiums or their ability to secure coverage.
Learn more at www.otipinsurance.com/article86
Driving in the rain? How to avoid hydroplaning and control your vehicle
Hydroplaning occurs when a layer of water comes between your car’s tires and the road, causing your car to skid or slide across a wet surface. Even for the most experienced driver, this loss of steering and braking control can be a terrifying experience with potentially disastrous consequences.
Learn more at www.otipinsurance.com/article85.
DO YOU KNOW OF ANY RECENT RETIREES THAT WOULD LOVE TO BE PART OF ARM ACTIVITIES?
Because of COVID, communication with newly retired OSSTF members in 2020 has not been possible. IF you know of anyone, please have them contact us at email@example.com and we will gladly get in touch with them
Information from Malcolm Buchanan – Ontario Health Coalition
Please find below links to the recordings of each session from the Ontario Health Coalition assembly and a full list of slides used by speakers during the assembly can be found here. The finalized action plan, which was discussed during the assembly, can be found attached.
Opening Plenary: Quick Briefing: Tracking The Spread of COVID-19
Recording of this session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icC5o7c3QR8
Human Rights, Discrimination Against the Elderly and Ontario's Health Cuts
Recording of this session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ulr11RmS47o
Fighting for Access to PPE: The Legal Case, Experiences Under COVID-19 and SARS
Recording of this session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Opuc39BT88
Revera Inc. and For-Profit LTC: Lessons from COVID-19
Recording of this session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa0_F-NWIHQ
Victory Against For-Profit Clinics in the B.C. Court Challenge: What’s Next?
Recording of this session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3EFT7CD7i8
The Almighty Dollar: What is Happening with Federal and Provincial Funding for Health Care?
Recording of this session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Izm5GsTxtgM
Recording of this session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhPhCYz8r4M
August 7, 1937 - August 16, 2020
Barry is survived by his wife Ann, his four children. Barry was born in a small fishing village in Cornwall, England and immigrated to Canada in 1969 to work as a teacher in the Hamilton Wentworth School Board. He held the position of Head of Science at both Sherwood and Southmount Secondary Schools and was a long-time volunteer for the Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair.
He was happiest when busy and his retirement years were spent wintering in Victoria and summering in Prince Edward Island, where he was always within the sound of the sea.
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