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Michele Weisz

Michele Weisz is NewmarketToday's social issues reporter. She has worked as a reporter and photojournalist in many communities across Ontario and in B.C. She is passionate about issues of diversity, social care, inequality and human rights. She believes that journalism can incite social change by shining a light on issues affecting the community.

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Recent Work by Michele

Southlake hospital to open clinic for residents with COVID-19, cold, flu symptoms

Southlake hospital to open clinic for residents with COVID-19, cold, flu symptoms

The clinic will provide care for people with moderate symptoms needing an in-person visit, and will help Southlake's emergency department focus on those who need emergency care
Volunteer work during pandemic becomes 'silver lining' for local resident

Volunteer work during pandemic becomes 'silver lining' for local resident

Shine Through the Rain Foundation not only has helped a university student learn 'compassion and understanding,' but has also given her a new career goal
'Unlike anything we have encountered:' Southlake grappling with dramatic impact of omicron, CEO says

'Unlike anything we have encountered:' Southlake grappling with dramatic impact of omicron, CEO says

Health-care workers at the Newmarket hospital 'are now more impacted by the increased spread of COVID-19 in the community than ever before,' Arden Krystal says
Hospice volunteer finds strength in courage of others

Hospice volunteer finds strength in courage of others

'As much as she gives of her time, she also gives of herself and that's what makes Marg special,' says volunteer coordinator of Marg Wiseman, the first face visitors to Margaret Bahen Hospice often see
Southlake OHT opens new vaccine clinic

Southlake OHT opens new vaccine clinic

For now, appointments and hours are limited but there are plans to ramp up appointments in the new year
Southlake steps back on controversial plan for ICU nursing

Southlake steps back on controversial plan for ICU nursing

A petition by the Newmarket hospital's RNs and RRTs protesting the 'unsafe' critical care nursing model has been read into the legislature by six different MPPs since Nov. 22
Bandmates launch non-profit to bring music to youth in need

Bandmates launch non-profit to bring music to youth in need

Two musicians have created a non-profit organization that provides underserved youth with free musical instruments and three months of music lessons
Taking it all off promotes body acceptance, naturist resort owner says

Taking it all off promotes body acceptance, naturist resort owner says

StĂ©phane DeschĂȘnes is the owner of Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park in East Gwillimbury and was recently elected the first ever Canadian president of the International Naturist Federation.
Blue Door joins national coalition helping youth escape cycle of homelessness

Blue Door joins national coalition helping youth escape cycle of homelessness

Blue Door's Construct joins forces with similar programs across Canada to conquer youth homelessness by breaking down barriers to meaningful employment.
Gaming unit gift helps make Southlake hospital stay a little brighter for kids

Gaming unit gift helps make Southlake hospital stay a little brighter for kids

The Newmarket hospital is one of 48 nationwide to receive a Starlight Fun Centre this month