Calorie Counts are on the Menu

Calorie Counts are on the Menu
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Obesity was labelled as a disease by the Canadian Medical Association in October 2015. This decision was important as health care providers, the individual, and the government need to recognize that treatment programs and preventative measures to combat obesity are undeniably required. Motive for this decision is demonstrated by data … Continue reading

Community Care Medical Alert Units

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Pictured is Community Care Volunteer Pat Schier who is responsible for performing tests each month for all Personal Distress Alarm clients. Ours is the only Community Care Office offering these medical alert units that allow older adults and people with disabilities to call for assistance using a help button linked … Continue reading

You Can Do Something About the Opioid Crisis

You Can Do Something About the Opioid Crisis
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Last May, Ontario’s Minister of Health, Dr. Eric Hoskins announced that Ontario would ensure pharmacies dispense Naloxone kits to anyone at risk of an opioid overdose. At last count, seven pharmacies in Peterborough City and County are participating in this attempt to prevent these tragedies from occurring in our communities. … Continue reading

Hospice Peterborough Palliative Care Volunteer Training Sessions

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Are you interested in working directly with Hospice clients and their families? Hospice Peterborough is offering an introductory orientation session in March to learn more about this unique opportunity to volunteer. Call to register to attend on Wednesday, March 8. Following an interview process, you may then be invited to … Continue reading

Local Lions Deliver Vision and Hearing Tests to Local Schoolchildren

Local Lions Deliver Vision and Hearing Tests to Local Schoolchildren
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Last week Millbrook & District Lions Club members Linda Hughes, Bette and Paul Holder, Vicky Baley, Linda Lawrence, Ray Porteous and David Goode spent two days at North Cavan School providing complementary vision and hearing tests to all kindergarten students.   The vision part of this annual program aims to identify … Continue reading

A Fire Safety Concern – Effects of Winter On Your Chimney

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Winter weather, especially a wet winter with ice, rain and snow, can take its toll on your chimney. Under mild, damp weather conditions, fireplaces do not burn not as hot and clean as they do in cold dry weather, resulting in faster creosote build-up inside a chimney which creates a … Continue reading

A Fire Safety Concern – Effects of Winter On Your Chimney

A Fire Safety Concern – Effects of Winter On Your Chimney
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Winter weather, especially a wet winter with ice, rain and snow, can take its toll on your chimney. Under mild, damp weather conditions, fireplaces do not burn not as hot and clean as they do in cold dry weather, resulting in faster creosote build-up inside a chimney which creates a … Continue reading

MS Stem Cell Treatment Making a Difference for Local Mom

MS Stem Cell Treatment Making a Difference for Local Mom
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In the November edition we shared the story of a local mother suffering from an aggressive version of MS. After draining her bank account and accepting the generosity of the community which arrived through a variety of means including a bottle drive, a hockey pool and direct donations funneled through … Continue reading

New Products for Puddleduck Farm’s Community Supported Agriculture Program

New Products for Puddleduck Farm’s Community Supported Agriculture Program
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After four years operating their local organic farm, Merridy Senior and Eben Hancock are finding new ways to grow their business.  Theirs is a traditional mixed farm operation, where they grow more than 30 varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers, produce maple syrup, honey, eggs, freezer beef, chicken and will … Continue reading