| Dec 16, 2010

Starting in January 2011, both Addington Highlands and North Frontenac townships will be paying $15,000 a year for the next five years to Ann Wilson, a third-year medical student at the University of Toronto. Wilson will begin practicing at the Lakelands Family Health Team in Northbrook on July 1st 2012, and will be committed to remaining at the Family Health Team at least until July 1, 2017.

North Frontenac Council found the money for their share of the $150,000 commitment from their 2010 budget. They had put $88,100 aside to use for a medical clinic in Plevna as part of their commitment to the Family Health Team, but later in the year they decided not to pursue the clinic.

However, the money had already been placed in a reserve fund, and at their meeting last week, North Frontenac Council decided to divert those funds to a medical student recruitment fund, from which $15,000 will be paid annually for five years, starting on January 15, 2011.

A formal announcement of the arrangement will be made at the Lakelands Family Health Team on Friday, when Anne Wilson will be present.

(Note: the Denbigh clinic of the Family Health Team has moved its location to the Denbigh School as of next Tuesday)

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