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.)

This is an update to my previous blogs:

Regarding the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) ongoing food safety investigation, the voluntary recall update now includes a fifth list of additional products as well as their distribution information, which is given below in the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA’s) Consumer Advisory.

Read more of Health Hazard Update: Fifth List of Recalled In-Shell Hazelnuts or Mixed Nuts In Shells

This video presents “Heat Stress”:

  • Ontario Ministry of Labour explains heat stress

A heat alert has been declared today for Toronto in Ontario, Canada, and will be in effect until further notice.

During a Heat Alert, there is a greater risk of suffering from heat-related illness for a number of groups, including:

Read more of First Heat Alert for Toronto May 30, 2013

City of Toronto's image: Caterpillar or larva stage of European Gypsy Moth

City of Toronto’s image: Caterpillar or larva stage of European Gypsy Moth

This is an update to my previous blog Toronto Alert: Aerial Pesticide Spray Dates are Changed to Monday, May 27 and Tuesday, May 28, 2013 .

A second aerial application of pesticide is planned for May 30 and 31 (weather permitting) to control European Gypsy Moth population:

Read more of Toronto Alert: Second Application of Aerial Pesticide Sprays May 30 & 31, 2013 (Weather Permitting)

City of Toronto's image: Living in Condominiums

City of Toronto’s image: Living in Condominiums

The purposes of the public consultation with condominium occupants are:

  • To identify possible changes to City policies as they relate to condo living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, such as:
    • Access to parks and dog parks
    • Open Space
    • Recreational and community amenities
    • Parking and visitor parking
    • Infrastructure
    • Childcare options in the neighborhood
  • To engage condominium residents, condominium boards, businesses located in condominium buildings, property managers as well as other members of the public

The first round of meetings identified issues that condo residents are experiencing:

This second round of public consultation will be about testing ideas to address the issues.

Toronto is hosting four meetings wherein you can learn more about this study and share your thoughts in the following ways:

Read more of Public Consultation with Toronto Condo Occupants May 30, June 3 – 5, 2013

This video presents “Metrolinx awards $320-million light rail transit tunnel contract for Toronto Eglinton Crosstown”:

  • Ontario government agency Metrolinx announced its board of directors approved a $320-million construction contract for a tunnel on a light rail transit project in Toronto

Metrolinx is investing approximately $6 billion in the design and construction of the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) line which will:

  • be completed by 2020
  • run between Weston Road in the west, and Kennedy subway station in the east as shown in this Eglinton Crosstown LRT map:
Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) line map

Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) line map

The Eglinton Connects Study is:

  • complementary to Metrolinx’s work
  • about evaluating options to take advantage of new transit infrastructure along Eglinton, which is being designed to accommodate a growing Toronto
  • needed to make decisions about how to grow with transit:
    • This includes thinking about where people will live and work, and what kind and size of buildings will be along Eglinton in the future

      • Help choose among options to shape the future of your community

      • Here’s an example of a mid-rise option that will be presented for one of the Focus Areas:

Read more of You’re Invited: Toronto’s Eglinton Connects Project Public Workshops May 27 & 28 and June 4, 2013

City of Toronto's image: Caterpillar or larva stage of European Gypsy Moth

City of Toronto’s image: Caterpillar or larva stage of European Gypsy Moth

This is an update to my previous blogs:

May 25, 2013 Update: New dates for Toronto’s aerial spray to control European Gypsy Moth population

Please note that, due to weather conditions, the aerial pesticide spraying in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, planned for this weekend and for May 26 and 27 to deal with an infestation of the European Gypsy Moth has been postponed to Monday, May 27 between 5 and 7:30 a.m. in the seven Etobicoke spray areas and Tuesday, May 28 between 5 and 7:30 a.m. in the four spray areas listed in my previous blog Toronto Alert Update: Aerial Pesticide Sprayings of Etobicoke Areas, Some Parks and Golf Courses May 23 & 24, 2013 .

Read more of Toronto Alert: Aerial Pesticide Spray Dates are Changed to Monday, May 27 and Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

This is an update to my previous blogs:

Regarding the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) ongoing food safety investigation, the voluntary recall update now includes a fourth list of  additional products as well as their distribution information, which is given below in the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA’s) Consumer Advisory.

Read more of Health Hazard Update: Fourth List of Recalled In-Shell Hazelnuts or Mixed Nuts In Shells