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Peel Donates Four Ambulances to Remote Nunavut Communities

On July 30, Peel Paramedics handed over the keys to four ambulances to be gifted to the Nunavut Association of Municipalities.

Departing at 6:30 a.m. from Fernforest Paramedic Reporting Station in Brampton, staff volunteers drove the ambulances to Valleyfield and Ste. Catherine, Que., where the vehicles will be handed off to Nunuvut Sealink and Supply to be transported the rest of the way.

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Region Speaks Out After Paramedic and Health Services Cut in Brampton

Each year, property taxes in most municipalities—Mississauga included—increase as towns and cities work to maintain and improve transit, infrastructure and services.

Now, however, the Region of Peel—which includes Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon—is warning that property taxes could climb quickly as the region grapples with major cuts to crucial services at the provincial level.

The Region recently said that $6.1 million in provincial cuts to health services could impact their property tax rates and the delivery of paramedic and public health services—two services that have been cut by the embattled Progressive Conservative government.

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Peel Paramedics Fear Ford Government Cuts Will Put Patient Safety at Risk

Paramedics, their unions, and other health care workers concerned about the province’s proposed health care overhaul recently took to Queen’s Park to protest the potential changes.

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HIKING FOR HEROES: Former Peel Paramedic Hiking Bruce Trail in Honour of Friend, Paramedic Who Died by Suicide

Ron Sonoda has a long walk ahead of him.

He’s going to walk 900 km in 30 days, on the Bruce Trail, to honour his fallen friends and colleagues, and raise money to become a Forest Therapy Guide.

He’s enthusiastic about every part of it. The physicality, the natural environment and the memories that will inevitably flood back. He’s ready for them now, because when he needed it, he got help. He was one of the lucky ones.

His friend Martin Wood wasn’t.

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Peel paramedic members make OPSEU proud

“I want to thank all of our officers, call takers and dispatchers for their continued hard work during this horrific incident @ Bombay Bhel last night. I would also like to thank the professionals of @IAFF1212, @OPSEU277, @Peel_Paramedics for their assistance. #Peel” — Peel Regional Police Association

Toronto (30 May 2018) — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE), praised Peel paramedics from OPSEU Local 277 for their great work when an explosive device was set off at Bombay Bhel restaurant in Mississauga on May 24. “Congratulations to all of our Peel paramedic workers for their quick response, and all of their work in helping victims of this senseless crime,” Thomas said.

Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida, OPSEU First Vice-President, said “The professionalism and care these members provided is exemplary. They have made everyone in our union proud.”

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Ontario legislation gives police forces using naloxone a loophole with SIU

The province’s police watchdog could soon be barred from investigating officers who administer naloxone to people who have overdosed on drugs because of a last-minute amendment to Ontario’s new police-oversight legislation.

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Peel paramedic chief, union president find compromise for ‘Slip on Your Red’ campaign

Peel paramedic Chief Peter Dundas and the local union president have found a compromise which will allow Peel paramedics to support Wounded Warriors Canada by wearing red epaulettes on Fridays.

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Peel paramedic union wants licence suspension concerns addressed in Ambulance Act review

Concerns about the driver’s licences of paramedics diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) being suspended could be addressed during an ongoing legislative review, according to the local union president representing Peel paramedics.

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