Podcast: Movember, November – Raising awareness for men’s health
Every November, men grow moustaches and sport them all month long. That’s because those who participate raise money for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health for the Movember foundation. According to the Movember website, one in nine Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.... Read more
Diabetes and mental health connections explored
Brampton’s ‘Let’s Talk Diabetes’ virtual information session explored the connections between mental health and diabetes diagnoses last month. The information session featured Gwen Simms, a registered dietician and certified diabetes educator with Central Brampton Family Health Team, and Marie Ramsey, a registered kinesiologist and a diabetes educator, who works... Read more
Skedlive for Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021
World gathers at COP26 to mitigate climate crisis
Representatives of almost 200 countries have gathered in Scotland for the 26th United Nation Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26). Embed from Getty Images The main goal of the summit is to secure global net zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century and not let temperatures increase by more than... Read more
Retirement home residents complain about mistreatment and food quality
By Saloni Bhugra Residents at a Chartwell retirement home say they are receiving bad treatment and subpar food even after writing letters to the officials. Samantha, an 82-year-old resident at a Chartwell home who asked to use a pseudonym, wrote in an email to Skedline that she was asked... Read more
Experts offer tips on managing food during the holidays
Thanksgiving dinner is over, and indulging in delicious foods and desserts has left many Canadians looking for ways to reset their eating habits and maybe drop a few pounds. The current weight loss trends have detoxing and intermittent fasting at the top of the list. Are either of these... Read more
Third-party QR codes no longer valid as province rolls out SMART Health Card
If you’ve been using a third-party QR code as your vaccine passport, you’ll have to download a new receipt from the provincial website. Ryan Slobojan, a software developer for Vaccine-Ontario.ca and a member of the grassroots team, says the grassroots QR code was meant to act as an interim... Read more
Skedlive for Thursday, Sept. 30
Provincial vaccine passport causes chaos, confusion for businesses
Since Ontario’s vaccine passport inception last week, it has caused a lot of chaos and confusion for both business owners and patrons alike. Matthew Percy, catering manager at the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, says it’s often the businesses who end up dealing the short end of the... Read more
Electrification, service capacity at the transit forefront ahead of federal election
With the Canadian federal election rapidly approaching, funding for public transportation is back in the headlines, as people look for more efficient, greener ways of getting from Point A to Point B. A major topic around public transit and the election on Sept. 20 is the electrification of transit... Read more