Flu shot is more than just a shot in the arm

It’s cold; it’s grey; it’s going to snow, and along with the dismal weather comes a message from Toronto Public Health; it’s time to get your flu shot. The flu shot, known to science as the influenza vaccine, is a combination of modified particles of three different flu viruses. This year’s vaccine contains one A […]

Healthy employees mean a healthier bottom line

On the heels of American corporations limiting health care benefits to their employees who smoke, some Canadian companies are taking a more vested interest in the health of their own employees. Telesat Canada, a satellite communications company which opened in 1969, is recognized worldwide as one of the leading telecommunications companies, and within Canada as […]

Stouffville grower squashes the competition at the Royal Winter Fair

It’s as big as a truck tire and weighs just as much as an 11-year-old child. At just over 86 pounds, Steve Hoult’s squash, more specifically known as a Turks Turban, took home the title of this year’s world’s largest vegetable on Nov. 2 at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. The turks turban […]

Festival promotes fair-trade shopping

Finally, the phrase shopaholics all over Toronto have been waiting to hear: Shopping saves lives. This weekend, stock up on Christmas gifts while reducing poverty at the Ten Thousand Villages Mennonite Christmas Festival. Starting today, (Dec. 1), and running to Dec. 3, artisans from more than 30 developing countries will be exhibiting fair-trade handcrafted gifts […]