This video presents “Councillor Anthony Perruzza tries an AED (Automated External Defibrillator).”

  • Toronto City Councillor for Ward 8, Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Anthony Perruzza- partners with Toronto Paramedics (Toronto EMS) bringing awareness to AEDs & CPR…
  • “AEDs are easy to use.”

February is Heart Month, and Toronto paramedics and emergency medical dispatchers are encouraging Toronto residents to help a paramedic save a life.

Toronto EMS Paramedics to Host Heart Month Event at City Hall

Thursday, February 27
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – photo opportunity
Rotunda, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • On the last day of Heart Month, City staff and elected officials, as well as visitors to City Hall, can learn three simple steps to help a paramedic save a life.
  • Toronto Emergency Medical Services’ Deputy Chief Frank Hurlehey and paramedics will demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).
    • They will offer one-on-one, hands-on instruction.

Read more of Invite: For Heart Month, Learn CPR and How to Use an Automated External Defibrillator Feb.27, 2014

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

Safeway and Buy-Low Foods are recalling Caesar salad products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria contamination.

  • Consumers should not consume the recalled products described in the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Public Advisory below.

Regarding this recall, the details are as follows.

Read more of Alert: Signature Cafe, Fresh’n Delicious and Nester’s Own Brand Caesar Salad Products Recalled

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.)

Aquafuchsia Foods Inc. is recalling Aquafuchsia brand alfalfa sprout product from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination.

  • Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.
Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Aquafuchsia Salad Plus – Alfalfa with a touch of radish! 125 g 041 0 551176 1

Regarding Aquafuchsia Foods Inc.’s recall of the affected product above,  the details are as follows.

Read more of Health Hazard Alert: Aquafuchsia Brand Alfalfa Sprout Product Recalled

cfia food recall warnings logo
Castle Cheese Inc. is recalling Sun Valley and Castle brand shredded cheese products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria contamination.

  • Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.
Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Packed for Sun Valley Fresh Foods Shredded Dairy Product made with Parmesan 80 g Best Before 15JA28 None
Castle Brand Shredded Dairy Product made with Cheddar Cheese 2.27 kg Best Before 14JL28
Sold at:
The Grocery People
945 Laval Crescent
Kamloops, BC
87454900060012

Regarding Castle Cheese Inc.’s recall of the affected products above,  the details are as follows.

Read more of Health Hazard Alert: Sun Valley and Castle Brand Shredded Cheese Products Recalled

This video presents “L’Espace des donateurs – Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (2012).”

  • “L’Espace des donateurs” was commissioned by the MAC (Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal) in 2012 to recognize the thousands of donations received by the museum.
  • The piece was created using the SPIN Framework and Pure Data.
  • Authors: Luc Courchesne, Mike Wozniewski, and Andrew Kozloski.

Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal: View of the esplanade of Place des Arts / Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal: Vue de l’esplanade de la Place des Arts

Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal: View of the esplanade of Place des Arts / Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal: Vue de l’esplanade de la Place des Arts

The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) was founded by the Québec government in 1964 to build a collection of contemporary works by artists from Montréal, Québec, Canada and around the world.

  • By 2010, the Musée had become a major Québec and Canadian institution, with a collection of nearly 7,600 works, 79% of them Canadian (68% from Québec and 11% from other provinces).
  • MAC, the only museum devoted exclusively to contemporary art in Canada is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014.
  • However, the museum’s limited space restricts the accessibility of the Collection, only 1.5% of which is on view.
    • “Expansion is crucial if this unique contemporary art collection is to be properly displayed.”

The renewal project is intended to meet a variety of needs in terms of exhibition gallery area, main entrance, improving visitor services (restaurant, boutique, outdoor terraces, sculpture garden), and more.

The good news is that the Québec government is giving the green light to the renewal of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal via a government contribution of $18.9 Million!

  • This renewal will result in:
    • doubling the exhibition space of the MAC to present a greater number of works from the permanent collection,
    • increasing installation flexibility to accommodate current artistic initiatives and several exhibitions in parallel to create a highly versatile auditorium,
    • increasing accessibility to educational service of MAC,
    • allowing for genuine interrelation with Place des Arts and the Quartier des spectacles, and
    • MAC becoming more financially independent.
      • The Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art is a Crown corporation funded by the Ministry of Culture and Communications of Québec and benefits from the financial support of the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Canada Council for the Arts.
      • The Museum thanks them and Collection Loto-Québec, the main partner of the Museum.
      • MAC thanks its media partner La Presse +.
  • The completion of the renewal project is scheduled for 2017.

The following Press Release is in French:

Read more of Québec Will Give Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal More Than $18 Million for Its Renewal

This video presents “The Crosstown: LRT ABCs and 123s.”

  • Rapid transit is coming to Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • This includes the Eglinton Crosstown, a 19 km light rail transit line – LRT for short.
  • Light rail is new to Toronto but is used all around the world.

Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Eglinton Crosstown LRT

This is an update to the previous blogs:

The Eglinton Crosstown is a light rail transit (LRT) line that will run across Eglinton Avenue between Mount Dennis (Weston Road) in the west and Kennedy Station in the east.

You are invited to the following two public open houses for information on construction works related to the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project as well as traffic arrangements when the headwalls are constructed in the area of the future Chaplin station:

Read more of You’re Invited: Eglinton Crosstown LRT’s Public Open Houses Feb.24 & 27, 2014

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

This is an update to the previous blogs:

Here is an excerpt of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) wrap-up of the E. coli O157:H7 Food Safety Investigation on Belmont Meats.

Read more of CFIA’s Wrap-Up of the E. coli O157:H7 Food Safety Investigation on Belmont Meats