Ribbon cut at new location for Winchester medical practice celebrated

Seen in image above: Ribbon cut on Wednesday for the newly relocated office of Dr. Burke and Dr. Blakslee. From left to right: North Dundas Mayor Eric Duncan, Dr. John Burke, and Councillor Tony Fraser. Smith photo, Nation Valley News

Kelsey Smith
Nation Valley News

WINCHESTER — After 28 years of practicing medicine out of his York Street office, Dr. James Burke relocated his practice to the Foodland Plaza on Main Street.

Doors were reopened on March 5, but a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand reopening was held Wednesday, May 2.

Dr. James Blakslee also made the move to the Plaza. A couple of other doctors remain at the York Street address.

Why the move?

“It was the right place at the right time,” said Administrative Assistant Bonnie Ralko.

“It just fell into our lap,” she added.

Seen in image above from left to right: Bonnie Ralko, Office Administrator, Rebecca Schwerfeger Administrative Assistant, Dr. John Burke, and Diane Byers Administrative Assistant. Smith photo, Nation Valley News

Rebecca Schwerdfeger, another Office administrator, told Nation Valley News, “It was a great opportunity.” She also clarified that the office hours remain the same — 9:30-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Although it has been handy to many patients, especially given the indoor access, the medical clinic staff explained that there is no partnership with the Pharmasave pharmacy next door.