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Holiday lights may trigger epileptic seizures

November 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Charlotte Hillyard-Baker December can be one of the most challenging times of the year for some people with epilepsy. That’s because flashing light displays in public places can trigger seizures. Epilepsy, according to the...

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GO station unveils electric car chargers

November 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Charlotte Hillyard-Baker GO Transit has introduced electric car chargers at five of its stations in the GTA. Under a new three-year project unveiled this week, there are now electric chargers in Oakville, Markham, Whitchurch-Stouffville,...

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Vancouver turns away from circular door knobs

November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

As of next March, new homes in Vancouver must be built with lever door handles rather than the traditional circular door knobs. The move is not going to be a turnkey operation....

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Alcohol a contributor to cancer, say doctors

November 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Charlotte Hillyard-Baker The Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition will be hosting a conference called Cancer & Alcohol: Myths, Evidence, Action & Precautionary Policies Friday at Metro Hall which looks into the links between alcohol and...

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By Charlotte Hillyard-Baker Aboriginal Education Month was celebrated at Humber College today with a pow wow in the Student Centre. Shelley Charles, an Elder and Manager of Aboriginal Resource Centre at Humber College, organized the...

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Remembrance Day Ceremonies across GTA

November 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Charlotte Hillyard-Baker Remembrance Day, which falls on Monday Nov. 11, will see Toronto host many services to honour the sacrifice of Canadian veterans who gave their lives for our freedom. The ceremonies are all...

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By Charlotte Hillyard-Baker Western University and the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH) has teamed up to organize a conference that will raise awareness about the relationship between social media, cyber bullying and sexual...

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By Charlotte Hillyard-Baker The Ontario Oral Health Alliance has released a report that finds better access to dental care is strongly needed for low-income families in Ontario. The report released Wednesday, found almost 58,000 adults...

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TTC releases new survey

October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

By: Charlotte Hillyard-Baker The Toronto Transit Commission published a survey Wednesday showing 79 percent of customers rating the service of TTC as good or excellent. The results from this survey show an increase of seven...

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Crosswalk countdown timers cause collisions

October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Charlotte Hillyard-Baker & Charlotte Anketell A new study released by Sick Kids’ Hospital claims that crosswalk countdown timers at approximately 2,000 intersections in Toronto might be causing more harm to pedestrians than good. The...

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