Board of Health Advocates to Address the Harmful Legacy of Asbestos

Board of Health Advocates to Address the Harmful Legacy of Asbestos
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Asbestos is one of the most important occupational carcinogens causing about half of all deaths from occupational cancer. Currently, about 125 million people in the world are exposed to asbestos in the workplace, and at least 90,000 people die each year from lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis resulting from occupational… Continue reading

Her Brown Eyes, Like Mine – a Daughter’s Story

Her Brown Eyes, Like Mine – a Daughter’s Story
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She wanders aimlessly, sometimes alone, sometimes with a companion.  She just walks, she has no real destination.  She has a faraway look in her brown eyes.  She’ll stare, but doesn’t really see.  Her clothes may be mismatched, soiled, but of good quality.   Her sweater may be hers, or someone else’s. … Continue reading

Old Millbrook School Family Centre Hosts Weekly Stroller Walk

Old Millbrook School Family Centre Hosts Weekly Stroller Walk
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It is every Wednesday rain or shine from 11:00am – 12:00pm and we meet in the parking lot of The Old Millbrook School at 10:50am.  It is a casual way to get in some physical activity, have an opportunity for both parents and children to be outside and to meet… Continue reading

Solving Our Septic Dilemma for Safe Water in Rural Areas

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In Ontario, the oversight of onsite sewage systems that allow rural property owners to safely treat and dispose of human waste rests with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. The ministry has delegated the responsibility to local bodies, such as municipalities, boards of health or conservation authorities. Here in… Continue reading

New eTick Website Allows Residents to Identify Disease-Carrying Species

New eTick Website Allows Residents to Identify Disease-Carrying Species
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Lyme disease prevention just got easier thanks to a new website that allows local residents to submit photos of ticks they find and receive confirmation if it belongs to the species that carry Lyme bacteria. “Not all ticks carry Lyme disease, so the first step is always species identification when… Continue reading