The manufacturer – Montreal Kosher (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) – is warning people with allergies to egg not to consume certain Montreal Kosher Brand Potato Knish products described below because they contain egg which is not declared on the labels.

All lot codes of the following Montreal Kosher brand products are affected by this alert:

Product Size UPC
Potato Knish 283g 068342006715
Potato Knish 454g 068342007019
Potato Knish 340g* 068342006715*

The details regarding Montreal Kosher‘s voluntary recall of the affected products, Montreal Kosher Brand Potato Knish, are as follows:

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This “explainer video” presents “TTC – 509 Harbourfront streetcar line using buses until 2013”:

  • The TTC 509 Harbourfront streetcar line will be using buses starting July 29, 2012, as major work is undertaken on Queens Quay West by Waterfront Toronto and the Toronto Transit Commission
  • To learn more about the diversion and construction in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

Buses to replace TTC’s 509 Harbourfront streetcar during Queens Quay revitalization

TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) track work involves a total revitalization of Queens Quay, including:

  • utility upgrades
  • new storm, sanitary and watermain infrastructure
  • rebuilding of the TTC right-of-way streetcar tracks and overhead power system

Due to track work associated with Waterfront Toronto’s project to rebuild Queens Quay W., the 509 Harbourfront streetcar will be replaced by buses from July 29 to the spring of 2013.

The 509 Harbourfront replacement bus route details are as follows:

Read more of Toronto: TTC Alert for 501 Queen & 509 Harbourfront Streetcars Starting July 29, 2012

This video presents “spOILed: Enbridge & Tankers in the Great Bear Rainforest?”:

  • British Columbia’s (BC’s) “Great Bear Rainforest is threatened by oil supertanker traffic from the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline.
  • See the incredible natural values at risk:”

On July 25-27, 2012, the Council of the Federation (the council of the premiers of Canada’s thirteen provinces and territories) is holding their semi-annual meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Right now, premiers from across Canada are in Halifax to discuss the fate of a dangerous proposal — a mega tar oil pipeline that would slice through the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest and put its fragile ecosystem at risk.

Canadians: Only Hours to Petition B.C. Premier Christy Clark to Reject Northern Gateway Pipeline

Canadians: Only Hours to Petition B.C. Premier Christy Clark to Reject Northern Gateway Pipeline

In the following letter, the Avaaz team is asking for our help to:

  • call on Premier of British Columbia Christy Clark to fully reject Enbridge’s proposal to build a 1177 km pipeline from Alberta’s dirty tar sands through the Great Bear rainforest to British Columbia’s Pacific Coast:
    • Enbridge’s track record reveals “over 800 oil spills in the last decade!
    • In 2010, it took Enbridge 17 hours to take action on a disastrous oil spill in Michigan, even though they knew the pipeline was corroded eight years before it happened!”
  • sign the petition below and forward it to everyone:
    • When the Avaaz team reaches 50,000 signatures, it’ll be delivered straight to the meeting in Halifax
    • At the present time of this blog posting, 27,575 Canadians have signed
      • Please help us get to 50,000 signers by signing the petition in the Avaaz”s letter below:

Dear friends across Canada,

Right now, Canadian premiers are in Halifax discussing the fate of a mega-pipeline that would traffic Alberta’s dirty tar oil to the Pacific Coast. But BC Premier Christy Clark knows that the hugely unpopular deal could cost her party critical election votes. Her firm opposition could delay the project and even kill it for good. Hold Christy’s feet to the fire by signing below:

Right now, premiers from across Canada are in Halifax to discuss the fate of a dangerous proposal — a mega tar oil pipeline that would slice through the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest and put its fragile ecosystem at risk. But one woman stands in the way — and our massive outcry could get her to delay, and even bury this project for good.

B.C. Premier Christy Clark knows that the hugely unpopular deal could cost her party critical votes in the upcoming election, so for the first time, she has publicly said she won’t green-light the project, unless Enbridge and others meet several of her economic and environmental demands. It’s a start, but it’s not enough. If tens of thousands of us act now, we can persuade her to stay firm, delay the project and even carry it to its deathbed

Read more of Canadians: Hours to Petition B.C. Premier Christy Clark to Reject Northern Gateway Pipeline

You're Invited: Two Toronto Events With Road Closures July 26 - 29, 2012

You’re Invited: Two Toronto Events With Road Closures July 26 – 29, 2012

Come out and enjoy two special events in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Businesses in the affected areas are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to motorists.

You are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to your destinations.

If you need to drive in the event areas, allow extra time to get to and from your destination.

Please click here for a more complete list of events and road work.

In addition, the City recently introduced T.O. INview:

  •   T.O. INview is a map that shows information about planned capital construction work taking place across the city

24th Annual Beaches Jazz Festival

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This is an update to my previous blog  Health Hazard Alert: Certain Gills Onions Brand Fresh Diced Onions / Onions & Celery are Recalled.

Due to Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) monitoring the recall of certain Gills Onions brand products (Fresh Diced Red Onions, Fresh Diced Yellow Onions, and Fresh Diced Celery & Onions) that are possibly contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, the public warning, issued on July 18, 2012, is now expanded to include the following additional codes for products of U.S.A.:

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You're Invited: Toronto's "World Record Camp Games" July 25,10:30 A.M.

You’re Invited: Toronto’s “World Record Camp Games” July 25,10:30 A.M.

Summer camps throughout the Province of Ontario are invited to join the City of Toronto in setting a new (unofficial) world record for the most athletes competing in a multi-sport games event:

“World Record Camp Games”

Wednesday, July 25

Opening ceremony 10:30 a.m., followed by the lighting of the World Record Camp Games’ torch, and sports competitions

Location: Topham Park, 1 Tiago Ave.

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This video presents “Incredible by Any Measure… the Great Lakes”:

  • The Nature Conservancy shows the importance of protecting and restoring the world’s largest freshwater system:

Did you know that Ontario’s Great Lakes form the longest freshwater coastline in the world stretching more than 11,000 kilometres?

In appreciation of these marvelously vital ecological resources, the provincial government is offering residents in Ontario, Canada, a great green opportunity to protect and restore a part of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Basin  via the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund: