April 18th, 2021

Local Life

Science Smarts: Earth Day is just around the corner

By Patty Rooks on April 17th, 2021

Do not forget, Earth Day 2021 is April 22. This day is marked as the largest civic event in the world. Many of us are hopeful that we can raise awareness about environmental issues this day; including climate change and even global warming. We only have one Earth, so hopefully my article this week will ... Read More »

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All Psyched Up: Finally spring!

By Dr. Linda Hancock on April 17th, 2021

The past few weeks I have taken great joy in the fact that I can open my bedroom window and patio door! There’s nothing like the wonderful breeze that floats into my condo bringing with it the change of seasons. I hear the chirping of baby birds and the sound of boats attempting their first ... Read More »

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Common Sense Health: Gout – No longer the blue-blooded disease

By Dr. Gifford-Jones and Diana Gifford-Jones on April 16th, 2021

King Henry VIII of England offers an excellent example of how too much wine, rich food and obesity trigger the agony of gout. But why did Leonardo da Vinci, Sir Isaac Newton, and Benjamin Franklin, to name a few, develop this excruciating disease? And how can you decrease the risk? More than nine million North ... Read More »

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Eye on the Esplanade: A salute to volunteers

By Joanne Ellis on April 16th, 2021

Volunteering … … a voluntary act of an individual or group freely giving time and labour for community service. National Volunteer Week is April 18 – 24 this year and once again we are unable to celebrate with our volunteers due to COVID. We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful team of volunteers, most of whom ... Read More »

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Viva Vitality: Move for Mental Health Fun Run quickly approaching

By Taneil Zanidean on April 16th, 2021

Participate in the 8th Annual Move for Mental Health Fun Run/Walk! Community Coming Together is hosting their annual Move for Mental Health Fun Run/Walk online! Due to COVID-19, CCT is unable to hold the event in the same way they have previously, but the event will still be held online. You can “attend” anytime between ... Read More »

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What’s Up Doc?: Let us talk about atrial fibrillation and other uncontrolled comorbidities

By Dr. Noorali Bharwani on April 13th, 2021

COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people (80%) will develop mild-to-moderate illness and recover in a week or so without hospitalization. In some cases, it can take up to 14 days to recover. About 20% will have serious symptoms requiring hospitalization. These patients quite often have uncontrolled comorbidities like atrial fibrillation, heart ... Read More »

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Common Sense Health: It’s dangerous to ignore vitamin K2

By Dr. Gifford-Jones and Diana Gifford-Jones on April 9th, 2021

Some vitamins don’t get the attention they deserve. Ask anyone about vitamin K2 and few people can give an answer. In Vitamin K2: The Missing Nutrient for Heart and Bone Health, Dr. Dennis Goodman says ignoring vitamin K2 can be dangerous. So here are some important points to help you understand why K2 needs more ... Read More »

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All Psyched Up: Making things right

By Dr. Linda Hancock on April 9th, 2021

Over the years I’ve worked with many couples and family members who were struggling in their relationships. Unfortunately, they usually did not come for help until their issues were very ingrained and the hurts were deep. Some expressed frustration with the fact that promises had been repeatedly made but these weren’t followed by change. Others ... Read More »

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Viva Vitality: Helping children handle stress

By Amanda Poll on April 9th, 2021

Worry and stress happen to all of us; even children can feel worried and stressed – especially when faced with a pandemic. Stress can come from external factors, like family, friends and school. Children can also put very high expectations themselves that lead to worry and stress when they feel that they have failed. There ... Read More »

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Science Smarts: The magic straw trick

By Patty Rooks on April 9th, 2021

I am often told that science is boring or not fun at all. To be honest, I can agree, BUT only sometimes. Yes, it can be onerous memorizing and learning the fine details about a scientific concept. That is why as educators, we need to supplement the “boring” work with some exciting hands-on activities. I ... Read More »

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