Helping Seniors Cope through Telephone Reassurance Calls in Millbrook and Across the County

  For the first time since WWII, Canadians have been confronted with new restrictions and are adjusting to new realities that involve event cancellations and physical distancing, which can cause some to feel very socially isolated. This new reality can be especially hard on our most vulnerable, our seniors. Before… Continue reading

A Different Kind of Walk for MS Supporters

At this time in any normal year, I am usually busy sending out emails and visiting sponsors, asking for their generous donations in support of Multiple Sclerosis. This year, it saddens me to have to cancel “Kelly’s Crazy Kids” Bowling event. It would have marked my 10th year in organizing… Continue reading

Time for Our Area to Shine As We Gear Up For COVID-19

So what does preparing for a pandemic actually mean? This is the question on so many minds these days, and one that is bound to generate reactions of doomsday scenarios for some, and quickly dismissed by others. So what’s the appropriate level of concern to take? Fortunately, a new virus… Continue reading

BWXT and Peterborough’s Industrial Legacy

“Concern” is an imprecise word, especially when used in the context of health risks. Its synonyms are “anxiety”, “fear”, “apprehension”, and even “alarm”. However, to be “unconcerned” can be misconstrued to mean being indifferent, or nonchalant.  In the lead-up to the BWXT re-licencing hearings scheduled for March, it’s been a… Continue reading

Cavan Resident Finds Chronic Wound Relief Through Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment

After twelve knee surgeries in thirteen years on a single limb, Bryan McBain was discouraged, to say the least.  Full and partial knee replacements, scopes and scar tissue removals had left a persistent, oozing wound a full year after his most recent procedure.  A retired nurse, his wife Pat was… Continue reading

The Goods on Greens: Are Prepared Salads Safe?

Who doesn’t love the convenience of purchasing prepared salads or pre-washed greens – I know I do. But recent outbreaks of human illness, including hospitalizations and deaths are raising concerns that perhaps these pre-packaged and pre-washed salad greens pose too much of a health risk, and are best avoided. Are… Continue reading