Poverty Free Ontario's image

Poverty Free Ontario’s image

This video presents “Ontario Coalition Against Poverty Protests” in Ontario, Canada:

  • 30 000 protesters gathered to protest liberal policies at a rally organized by the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
  • Jannen Belbeck reports”

In the following letter, both Poverty Free Ontario and Put Food in the Budget is asking for our help:

  • to urge our political leaders to keep their word to address poverty:
    • In 2009, all three Ontario political parties voted for legislation to reduce poverty

  • now that the Ontario Budget has been set for May 2, 2013, we have only a few more days to make our voices heard:
    • Please send a letter to your MPP with copies to the Premier Kathleen Wynne and Opposition Leaders Tim Hudak, and Andrea Horwath  via the following link urging Ontario Budget as the 2013 Ontario provincial budget negotiation process unfolds:

Dear Friend,

Read more of Please Urge Ontario Political Leaders to Keep Their Promise to End Poverty in Ontario by Taking Decisive Action

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of Quebec / Le ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ)

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of Quebec / Le ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ)

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of Quebec / Le ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ) and Poissonnerie Québec Océan (1699, Airport Road, L’Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec, Canada) are warning the public not to consume the product « BOUCHÉE DE SAUMON AU SIROP D’ÉRABLE » if it has been stored, refrigerated over 24 hours in its original packaging:

  • In fact, the packaging of this product allows its conservation without risk if the product is kept frozen until use

Regarding the voluntary recall of Poissonnerie Québec Océan, other details of the affected product are as follows:

Read more of Quebec Food Recall: Smoked Salmon Product with Maple Syrup from Poissonnerie Québec Océan Brand

City of Toronto's image: City of Toronto Development Charges

City of Toronto’s image: City of Toronto Development Charges

Development charges are fees collected from developers at the time a building permit is issued:

  • To provide municipal services to new development, the development charges are imposed on land development and redevelopment projects to help pay for the cost of required infrastructure, such as roads, transit, water and sewer infrastructure, community centres and fire and police facilities
  • Most municipalities in Ontario use development charges to ensure that the cost of providing infrastructure to service new development is not borne by existing residents and businesses in the form of higher property taxes

The Provincial Development Charges Act requires municipalities to adopt a development charges bylaw every five years, if not sooner, in order to implement its development charges rates:

  • The City’s development charges bylaw will expire in early 2014
  • The review is being conducted in order to adjust the development charges rates to reflect updates to the City’s growth related capital expenditure plans, including the recently adopted 2013-2022 Capital Budget & Plan

A comprehensive background study determines the maximum development charge rates that can be levied under provincially legislated rules:

Above, CFIA's Electron Microscope Image of Salmonella bacteria. (In reality Salmonella is not pink; the pink colour is added as visual aid.)

Above, CFIA’s Electron Microscope Image of Salmonella bacteria. (In reality Salmonella is not pink; the pink colour is added as visual aid.)

The distributor, Desco Services Alimentaires Inc. (Boisbriand, Québec), is warning the public not to consume the following Le Champ du Coq brand Seasoned, Cooked Chicken Breast Strips because they may be undercooked and, therefore, contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.

Read more of Health Hazard Alert: Certain Seasoned, Cooked Chicken Breast Strips Prepared by Le Champ du Coq Inc. are Recalled

This video presents “Tunnelling for The Crosstown”:

  • Metrolinx is moving ahead on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project, part of the Province’s 8.4 billion dollar investment in transit expansion for Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Metrolinx's image: The Crosstown

Metrolinx’s image: The Crosstown

This is an update to my previous blogs:

The Eglinton Crosstown LRT is part of the Government of Ontario’s comprehensive light rail transit plan for Toronto:

Read more of You’re Invited: Metrolinx’s Meeting on Proposed East Tunnel Extension of The Crosstown April 23, 2013

TTC's image: subway on platform

TTC’s image: subway on platform

Please note the Cancellation of the following TTC subway track work this weekend (April 20-21):

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) announced the weekend closure of subway service at certain stations as well as the details of its new station management model, introducing its six, new Group Station Managers (GSMs) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Due to TTC’s subway track maintenance work on two sections of the University-Spadina line, the following service changes will occur this weekend:

Read more of No TTC Subway Service: Between Union & St Clair West Stations Apr.20 + St George & Downsview Stations Apr.21, 2013

CFIA's image: Clostridium botulinum bacteria sampling

CFIA’s image: Clostridium botulinum bacteria sampling

This is an update to my previous blogs:

Regarding the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) ongoing food safety investigation and testing of seafood products from St. Thomas Fish Market Inc. (Saint-Thomas-De-Kent, New Brunswick, Canada), the recall update now includes the following fourth list of additional seafood products.

Read more of Health Hazard Update: Fourth List of Recalled St. Thomas Brand Seafood Products