|Mayor welcomes new economic development agency
LONDON MAYOR ANNE MARIE DECICCO-BEST today welcomed the creation of a new economic development agency for Southern Ontario.
“I am pleased the federal government has recognized the distinct needs and economic realities of our region,” Mayor DeCicco-Best said.
‘We look forward to working with the new agency and our partners in the South West Economic Alliance to ensure London’s priorities are top of mind and well funded.”
Prime Minister Stephen Harper officially launched the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) today to be located in the Kitchener-Waterloo Region.
The Prime Minister also announced that Minister of State (Science and Technology) Gary Goodyear will assume responsibility for the agency and that B.A. Archibald has been appointed agency president. In the coming weeks, Minister of State Goodyear will embark on a major tour of Southern Ontario to engage workers, businesses and community leaders.
FedDev Ontario will support restructuring, community and business development, innovation and commercialization initiatives as well as other measures to promote economic diversification. It builds on the significant investments already being implemented through Canada’s Economic Action Plan.
CITY HALL ~ FAMILY DOCTORS
Two new family doctors in London accepting patients
THE MEDICENTRES CLINIC, in conjunction with the City of London, is pleased to announce that two family doctors have relocated their practice to London and are now registering new patients.
Dr. Robert Carter and Dr Katherine Yvonne MacDonald are Canadian medical graduates with special certification in Family Medicine from the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
They have several years' experience in family practice.
Londoners who need a family physician can obtain a registration form at the front reception area of the doctors' practice location:
Medicentre (Rexall Building)
611 Wonderland Road North (the old Herbie's discount store south of Oxford Street West)
London ON N6H 4V6
Phone: 519 471-6686
Fax: 519 471-2801
“We’re very pleased that physicians Carter and MacDonald have chosen London," says Brian Tibbet, Family Doctor Recruitment Specialist, City of London.
"This important additional practice, coupled with several others announced in recent years, indicates we are succeeding in the recruitment of family doctors to our community and these efforts will continue."
Londoners seeking a family physician and needing assistance may also call Health Care Connect at 1-800-445-1822 or check the City of London website at www.london.ca/soctors for more information about access to the London and District Academy of Medicine listing of doctors accepting new patients.