This is an update to the previous blog, First List of Recalled Milk Products by Agropur Coopérative.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is recalling milk products by Agropur Coopérative due to spoilage.

The other details of this recall are as follows. Read more of Second List of Recalled Milk Products by Agropur Coopérative

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is recalling Natrel brand milk products due to spoilage.

  •  CFIA Reference number: 9218.

Please click here for the descriptions of the affected products.

The other details of this recall are as follows. Read more of First List of Recalled Milk Products by Agropur Coopérative

small business forum 2014

City of Toronto’s Enterprise Toronto

Presents

Small Business Forum 2014

FREE Admission

Thursday, October 23
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (EDT)
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
222 Bremner Boulevard
South Building, Level 800, Exhibit Hall F & G
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Small Business Forum is a must-attend event for entrepreneurs, from aspiring startup owners to established business operators across all sectors.

  • This Forum is also a Trade Show which is a great opportunity for small business service and product providers to build brand awareness, generate leads, and network with Toronto’s small business community.
  • Reach 2,000 attendees representing Toronto’s diverse small business community, all levels of government, and a range of product and service providers.
  • New to the exhibitor area this year is a focus on incubators, which gives attendees opportunities to interact with 12 of Toronto’s incubators.
    • Entrepreneurs who are part of these incubators will also be present, sharing new solutions for local businesses.

All-in-one space includes these highlights of the event.

Read more of You’re Invited: Small Business Forum 2014 October 23 in Toronto

"Canadians deserve better — and future generations depend on it. Support the plan to protect our coast." Sign the petition here: http://greatbearsea.org/  . #GreatBearSea . Image by David Suzuki.

“Canadians deserve better — and future generations depend on it. Support the plan to protect our coast.” Sign the petition here: http://greatbearsea.org/ . #GreatBearSea . Image by David Suzuki.

This video presents Kids know why we need to protect the Great Bear Sea.

“Our kids understand the importance of protecting our natural treasures, and we should too.
Take action today. Sign the petition here: http://greatbearsea.org .”

Great Bear Sea map

Great Bear Sea map

WWF-Canada is urging us to help protect Canada’s Great Bear Sea, one of the world’s most intact marine ecosystems.

“This fall, the Province of B.C. will decide whether to adopt plans to safeguard the Great Bear Sea.

…15,000 people have already signed the petition demanding that our government step up to protect British Columbia’s Great Bear Sea. That’s a big show of support, but with just six days before the October 23 deadline, we need to increase the pressure.

WWF-Canada

The David Suzuki.org provides the following explanation in the Protect Our Great Bear Sea petition: Read more of Please Help Protect Canada’s Great Bear Sea: Petition British Columbia Before Oct.23, 2014

This is an update to these previous blogs:

This video presents The risk of the Ebola virus coming to Canada.

  • Dr. Natasha Crowcroft (Chief of Infectious Disease, Public Health Ontario) talks to Dina Pugliese about the risk, and how Ontario is prepared to deal with the virus.

Electron Microscope Image of Ebola Virus: Image extracted from abc News video “Ebola Outbreak: Epidemic ‘Out of Control’.” (In reality, Ebola is neither blue, red nor white. Colours are added as visual aids.)

Electron Microscope Image of Ebola Virus: Image extracted from abc News video “Ebola Outbreak: Epidemic ‘Out of Control’.” (In reality, Ebola is neither blue, red nor white. Colours are added as visual aids.)

To further protect the safety of all Ontarians, including health care workers in any potential case of Ebola in the province, the new measures include:

  • Designating the following referral hospitals (10) in Ontario, Canada, to treat confirmed cases of Ebola:
    • Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario,
    • Hamilton Health Sciences,
    • Health Sciences North,
    • Hospital for Sick Children,
    • Kingston General Hospital,
    • London Health Sciences Centre,
    • The Ottawa Hospital,
    • St. Michael’s Hospital,
    • Sunnybrook Hospital, and
    • University Health Network’s Toronto Western Hospital
  • Testing Ebola specimens at Public Health Ontario’s provincial labs starting on Monday, October 20, 2014.

NEWS RELEASE

Province Enhancing Measures to Prepare For Ebola Virus Disease

Ontario Provides Additional Measures to Protect the Public and Health Care Workers

October 17, 2014 9:00 A.M.
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Ontario is taking action to enhance the province’s readiness to contain and treat any potential case of Ebola in the province. These measures will further protect the safety of all Ontarians, including health care workers.

The new measures include: Read more of Prepare For Ebola Virus Epidemic: Ontario Provides Extra Measures to Protect Canadians

"We need a Federal anti-poverty plan. Join the Chew on This campaign to take part and lend your voice: www.chewonthis.ca ." Image by Chew On This.

“We need a Federal anti-poverty plan. Join the Chew on This campaign to take part and lend your voice: www.chewonthis.ca .” Image by Chew On This.

This video presents 1 of 7 Children live in Poverty in Canada.

In the following letter (Oct.15, 2014), the Make Poverty History Steering Committee is urging us to join them in calling for a Federal Anti-Poverty Plan:

THIS FRIDAY, Canadians across the country are sounding the alarm and calling for a Federal Anti-Poverty Plan. Join us in asking the government for systemic change to eradicate poverty and hunger.

Canada has a hunger problem:

  • 833,000 people in Canada visit the food banks each month
  • 1 in 3 people who rely on food banks are children
  • 1 in 8 people in Canada experience some level of food insecurity

Read more of Make Poverty History: Canadians, Please Add Your Voices to the Call for a Federal Anti-Poverty Plan Now

This video presents Classism in Canada.

  • Classism and poverty in British Columbia and Canada.

put-food-in-the-budget-classism

The Put Food in the Budget (PFIB) – a non-profit organization – invites you to an Equity Literacy Forum on Towards a Classism Reduction Strategy for Ontario, October 29, 2014, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at College Street United Church, 452 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The Put Food in the Budget and several other grassroots social justice campaigns will be participating along with faith groups, unions, social planning councils and school boards from around the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) to host Dr. Paul Gorski who will be speaking on Equity Literacy – Towards a CLASSISM Reduction Strategy for Ontario.

The Major Topics of the Forum

  • De-bunking what we already know to be the un-true stereotypes of people living in poverty, which go unchallenged everyday in discourse across our communities and in our schools and institutions.
  • Reveal the systemic and pervasive nature of classism which perpetuates poverty, blames individuals for economic injustices, rejects real change and promotes a widespread reliance on charity to address social issues.

Please RSVP by Friday, Oct. 24th to Vanessa Bilenduke at Community Development Council Durham:

  • Email: vbilenduke@cdcd.org ,
  • Phone: 905-686-2661, ext. 117.

Here is your invite from Yvonne Kelly (Social Planning Council of York Region, Member of Freedom 90 and Put Food in the Budget Campaigns).

Read more of You’re Invited: Equity Literacy Forum- Towards a Classism Reduction Strategy for Ontario Oct.29, 2014