Construction will begin soon on a new year-round farmers market in the City of Harrison.
The Clare County community was awarded nearly three-quarters of a million dollars to build a permanent farmers market. Right now, the market utilizes tents set up in a downtown parking lot. Continue reading →
The former Velsicol plant site is surrounded by several community blocks where people still live.
Originally the EPA thought the contamination from the plant could be contained within the borders of the site. However, years after the initial cleanup, EPA officials determined this wasn’t the case. Continue reading →
The state would have to take measures meant to increase access to birth control under new proposals in the state Legislature.
Democrats unveiled the forthcoming bills on Wednesday. They would require businesses to inform workers and job applicants of reproductive health care coverage and require the state to distribute information about emergency contraception. Continue reading →
Health officials said the agreement allows St. Ignace-based providers opportunities in both clinical and support areas. This includes things like information technology,laboratory and purchasing. Continue reading →
The state Department of Environmental Quality has proposed new clean air rules. The DEQ said they will allow regulators to focus more attention on the most toxic substances.
The environmental agency currently has a list of more than 12-hundred substances that trigger an automatic review when they’re mentioned as part of an application for a smokestack permit. The new, shorter list would have closer to 750. Karen Tommasulo is with the DEQ. Continue reading →
Munson and Spectrum healthcare partnering to provide more efficient air ambulance services
Two of Michigan’s largest healthcare providers have partnered up to improve air ambulance operations in northern Michigan. Spectrum Health and Munson Healthcare have entered in to an agreement which will utilize both of its emergency flight services into a joint venture. Continue reading →
Charlevoix Area Hospital has received a grant to help pay for a new surgical suite. The $50,000 grant comes from The Oleson Foundation of Traverse City.
The new surgical suite is part of a series of projects to update facilities at the hospital. Work has already been completed on a new Chemotherapy-Infusion Center, and an expansion of the hospital’s primary care facility in Boyne City. Continue reading →