Author Archives: juliaxgrabowska

OpenCare aims for healthcare accessibility Uncategorized

By Julia Grabowska OpenCare.com, a Toronto tech start up, is working to help make health care in Ontario more accessible and efficient. The online database aims to connect patients with health providers in their communities, and allows them to view appointment availabilities and book appointments. Nikolai Bratkovski, founder of the Toronto-based company, said the initial idea for the business came

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Black Friday has retailers working to keep sales in Canada Uncategorized

By Julia Grabowska With Black Friday mere hours away — and some sales even starting today —  local Canadian businesses are calling out for consumers to stay behind the border. The event,which often features signigicant markdowns, is shaping up to be bigger in Toronto, and all of Canada, this year, with retailers competing with the most popular shopping day in

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Canadian MDs calling to cut ER waiting room times Uncategorized

By Julia Grabowska The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) released a position paper on Wednesday stating that emergency room overcapacity is not caused by patients without doctors or incorrect use. CAEP says that the main reason for this is access block, which prevents patients from being transferred to a certain ward, which then leads

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Vancouver launches cigarette butt recycling project Uncategorized

By Julia Grabowska Vancouver has launched the first cigarette butt recycling pilot program in the world. The program officially began Tuesday, with 110 recycling receptacles installed in various parts of the city. TerraCycle Canada, a Toronto-based business, is one of the companies involved in the six-month trial run. Nina Purewal, general manager of TerraCycle Canada,

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Humber News Express for Oct. 31 Uncategorized

[youtube id=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYKwqLvy11k” width=”620″ height=”360″] Rob Ford Documents A mystery court document linking Rob Ford to Alexander Lisi will be released today. It may reveal if the mayor was involved in a criminal investigation. The document was used by police to get a search warrant linked to Ford’s friend Alexander Lisi. Lisi was arrested on October

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Toronto committee passes smoking ban in parks Uncategorized

By Julia Grabowska A smoking ban in Toronto parks has been unanimously passed by the parks and environment committee. With the proposed ban moving to a city council vote, if it is passed smokers could be fined $300 for lighting a cigarette within nine metres of certain park amenities. They include sport fields, beaches, skateboard parks,

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Future of horse racing in Ontario announced News, Sports

By Julia Grabowska and Mark McKelvie The Ontario government has announced that the horse racing industry will receive new funds, a new sustainability plan, and new governance. Premier Kathleen Wynne announced details of the plan Friday morning at Grand River Raceway in Elora. “Part of the plan is to invest $4 million over five years

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