McDougall Energy Supports NSHN Auxiliary

McDougall Energy Supports NSHN Auxiliary
L-R: NSHN Auxiliary members: Barb Jackson, Sally Wismer, Joan Clute, Rod Xilon and Glen Johnston of McDougall Energy, Sandy MacIntryre, Shirley Pringle and Eliza See.

McDougall Energy, in partnership with Imperial’s Esso Community Program, is pleased to announce a $2500 donation to the North Shore Health Network (NSHN) Auxiliary, Richards Landing - Matthews site. The sponsorship will go towards the purchase of a new defibrillator to serve Richards Landing and the surrounding communities.

The NSHN consists of three sites across the North Shore including Richards Landing – Matthews, Thessalon and Blind River. The Auxiliary is a registered charity with the sole purpose of raising funds for the NSHN. The Richards Landing – Matthews site includes the areas of Macdonald, Meredith and Aberdeen Additional, Tarbutt, Johnson, Plummer Additional, St. Joseph, Hilton, and Jocelyn, with a combined population of over 4,500. This number swells during the summer months with the many tourists and visitors that frequent this scenic area.

With the next closest health centre nearly an hour away in Sault Ste. Marie, it is important for the site to have access to quality equipment to support the community. The government does not provide funding for hospital equipment and the cost of the new defibrillator is estimated at $30,000.

“We are happy to contribute to this important initiative,” commented Cathy Neufeld, Marketing Manager for McDougall Energy. “Quick access to this life saving piece of equipment can mean the difference between life and death. McDougall Energy is committed to supporting many health initiatives in the areas where we live and work and this is one that will have an immediate impact on the community.”

McDougall Energy representatives Rod Xilon, Regional Manager - Home Market and Doug Nori, Regional Manager - Business Market presented NSHN representatives with a ceremonial cheque at the Health Week Tea at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 374, Richards Landing on May 9th. For more information on the NSHN Auxiliaries visit