Jennie Stevens MPP, St. Catharines

Government of Ontario

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March 8, 2022

Open letter requesting immediate implementation of Childcare deal

MPP Jennie Stevens sent the following open letter to Premier Doug Ford urging him to immediately implement $10 A Day Childcare and increase ECE wages, helping to fix child care staff shortages in N... More
January 11, 2022

Niagara hospital deaths hit 16 this month among COVID patients

Niagara Health says 141 patients with COVID are being treated in hospital, including 24 in intensive care Sixteen patients with COVID-19 have died in Niagara hospitals already this year, according ... More
January 10, 2022

St. Catharines MPP calls on province to open clinic to provide boosters to Niagara education and childcare workers.

Niagara Health reported Monday the deaths of five more patients with COVID-19. Four of those deaths occurred between Jan. 7 and 9, while the fifth was Dec. 27 but not previously reported. Since the... More
January 5, 2022

Public health to rely on parents to help provide school COVID numbers

Amid a reduction in contact tracing and testing, provincial government to suspend COVID-19 reporting in schools. Niagara Region Public Health will be relying heavily on parents to help provide COVI... More
December 17, 2021

COVID-19 test kit distribution described as ‘publicity stunt’

Long line ups formed at LCBO locations as people scrambled to get test kits Gail Riihimaki said she managed to get her kit of five rapid antigen tests, but described the process as “appalling.” She... More
December 13, 2021

Booster shot rollout causes havoc; Niagaran succumbs to COVID-19

45 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Niagara Monday. Going, going, gone — very quickly — after a few thousand Niagara Region Public Health appointments for COVID-19 booster shots were opened up Mon... More
December 12, 2021

Licence renewal deadline draws long lines

Niagara residents are lining up outside ServiceOntario offices to renew expired driver’s licences, health cards and licence plates. With the clock ticking, Niagara residents are lining up outside S... More
December 9, 2021

MPP pleads for better Niagara access to booster shots

Public health and pharmacies can use additional support, says St. Catharines MPP Jennie Stevens Frustration continues to grow among Niagara residents struggling to schedule appointments for COVID-... More
December 6, 2021

Pharmacists and patients aggravated by limited supplies for COVID booster shots

COVID-19 vaccine boosters causing frustration After spending hours on the phone trying to schedule COVID-19 booster shot appointments, Bev Marciniec says it’s clear “the rollout was not done proper... More
December 3, 2021

Protesters target Niagara kids’ COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Public health brings in ‘enhanced security personnel’ for clinics after incidents. Protests outside Niagara children’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics this past week are “disappointing and unacceptabl... More