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Jason Burggraaf is the incoming executive director of the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association.

Schlegel Health Care has appointed the right honourable David Johnston C.C. to its board.

A 95-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after his female carer died when she suffered head injuries. It is thought that her injuries were sustained at a residential address where she was working as a carer. The 95-year-old has been taken to hospital as a precaution due to a pre-existing condition where he will remain pending transfer to a location where his complex health and care needs can be managed. Reports have emerged that he was suffering from dementia. Police have bailed him while enquiries continue.

‘Dr. Deb’ retires after 34 years with Victoria Hospice

A 77-year-old man has died in hospital after being struck repeatedly by a fellow resident in a dementia residential home. The suspect, whose initials are P.S., is currently being kept in custody that can last up to 30 days. The victim, Z.K., died from a brain hemorrhage. P.S. assaulted Z.K. after an altercation over a TV remote control, “as they were unable to agree on which program to watch.”

HCP, Inc. says Mike McKee will step down from his role as Executive Chairman.

Michael Barrett is out as boss of South West Local Health Integration Network.

An email miscommunication led to an outbreak of norovirus that affected more than 100 people at a long-term care facility in Rouyn-Noranda in early August. Patients and staff at the home were served peach and raspberry compote on Aug. 2 and 4. A few hours later, 26 people showed symptoms of gastroenteritis. Over the next 10 days, between Aug. 4 and 14, 61 patients and 48 employees at the facility fell ill. The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region had been notified that the raspberries were subject to a recall because they were suspected of being contaminated with norovirus. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency emailed the facility about the recall on July 20, according to access to information requests. But that email was only sent to one person and that person didn’t relay the information to the kitchen staff. The facility wouldn’t say why the message didn’t get to the kitchen.