ALLERGY ALERT in Canada: UNDECLARED PEANUTS IN CERTAIN DOCTOR’S CARBRITE DIET CHOCOLATE BROWNIE BARS

The following Alert content is from Canadian Food Inspection Agency official website.

ALLERGY ALERT

UNDECLARED PEANUTS IN CERTAIN DOCTOR’S CARBRITE DIET CHOCOLATE BROWNIE BARS

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OTTAWA, April 1, 2011 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to peanuts not to consume the Doctor’s CarbRite Diet Chocolate Brownie bars described below. The affected product contains peanuts which are not declared on the label.

The affected product, Doctor’s CarbRite Diet Chocolate Brownie bars are sold in 56.7 g (2.00 oz) packages, bearing UPC 0 39442 08112 4 and code EXP101211.

This product may have been distributed nationally.

There has been one reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to peanuts.

CFIA is working with the importers to have the affected product removed from the marketplace.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

more detail information please read official site

Ontario CCAC: Community Care Access Centre for senior

If you are a senior, and in case of you are in trouble to find living place, you might find help from CCAC:

The following is the introduction information about CCAC:

What We Do

Your Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) connects you with the care you need, at home and in your community:

    * We can help you stay in your own home longer by providing Care in Your Home and by coordinating Care in Your Community, including specialized support services
    * We can provide you with information about Long-Term Care Options if it becomes too difficult for you to live independently at home

In total, there are 14 CCACs in communities across Ontario that are funded by Local Health Integration Networks through the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. This means that, through your tax dollars, CCAC advice and services are covered by OHIP.

Each CCAC is staffed by caring and knowledgeable professionals who will assess your needs, determine your requirements for care, answer your questions and develop a customized care plan that meets your individual needs. Then, if services are provided to you by your CCAC, we’ll arrange for quality health-care professionals – nurses, physiotherapists, social workers, registered dietitians, occupational therapists, speech therapist and personal support workers – to provide a range of care and supportive services to help support you at home and help you enjoy the best possible quality of life.
   

Click here to play a short video about What We Do

Click on the above image to play a short video
 about how CCACs connect you with care.
Our Vision and Mission

All of our employees – from your Case Manager (also referred to as a “Care Coordinator”) to the administrative staff and management – are dedicated to realizing our Vision and Mission.

Our Vision: Outstanding care – every person, every day.

Our Mission: To deliver a seamless experience through the health system for people in our diverse communities, providing equitable access, individualized care coordination and quality health care.

Daylight Saving Time Dates 2010 ~ 2015 in Canada and the US

Daylight saving time beginning and ending dates where DST is observed in the United States and Canada are:

    *    2010: March 14 and November 7
    *    2011: March 13 and November 6
    *    2012: March 11 and November 4
    *    2013: March 10 and November 3
    *    2014: March 9 and November 2
    *    2015: March 8 and November 1

Also you can check timeanddate.com to get current year DST

Cut tree on privte property ?

Do you want cut a tree which in your private area ? Can you cut it anytime or anyway ?

If you are living in Canada Ontario. Please read the rules in Toronto about tree on private property:

Information about Permits to Injure or Destroy Trees

If you require a permit to remove or injure a protected tree, you must complete and submit an Application to Injure or Destroy Trees and the required fee and supplementary documents to the appropriate district office, as shown below. An arborist report is required for all Applications to Injure or Destroy Trees. You can find professional tree service companies, that can prepare an arborist report, by checking the Yellow Pages or similar business directories such as The Gold Book. An internet search using keyphrases such as “tree service companies Toronto” should provide listings as well.

Check Toronto Official “Trees on Private Property

Garbage Collection

Each home was provided with a collection Calendar, which details the City’s policies for every type of garbage.

Here is some tips for special items to throw away:
1.for oversize metal items and appliances will not be collected without prior arrangements.
2.You dispose of a toilet on Garbage Day for pick-up, the tank must be separated from the bowl.
3.Before you put something unusual out for collection, check your Collection Calendar first, you also can call 311 to make sure.

Do you have used tires want to drop?

In September 2009, the Province began a program called: Ontario Tire Stewardship. This program(free-of-charge to residents) allows businesses and other organizations to register as collectors, Transporters and Processors. The groups receive a financial incentive for their participation in the program.
For more information or a list of drop-off locations ,visit www.ontariots.ca

Here are a few locations where old tires can be dropped:
1.Active Green and Ross/3505 Kennedy Road (Kennedy Road and Steeles Avenue East)
2.Midas Auto Service and Tires/2930 Finch Avenue (Victoria Park Avenue and Finch Avenue east)
3.Birchmount Collistion/4032 Finch Avenue East(Birchmount Road and Finch Avenue East)

Bad habit—–my daughter is biting her fingernails

     I noticed  My daughter had been biting her nails for 1 month, At first  I thought my daughter’s new teeth are coming, so I didn’t pay attention, until one day I talked  with my friend about my daughter’s bad habit. She told me she has been chewing her nails for at least forty years even she is old, a horrible habit. you have to stop her ! I was shocked! how can I stop my daughter to bite her fingernails?
    
    when I saw she chewed, I said: your hands have bugs, if you bite your fingers, you will have stomachache.”
it seems not work.  I thought of maybe there were some reasons? I noticed when I sent my daughter to the daycare (in the summer, some kids went to daycare was very late, my daughter always the first one) maybe she was nervous when she was alone at the daycare. so I changed sending time, and I asked her teacher to notice her: how often she bite her fingers. and I also sent my older son  to same daycare with my daughter . it worked! Her teacher told me : no more biting fingers.
     
    Here some tips (sorry I copy from here ):

    1.Explain to your child that people bite nails when they are scared or upset. Watch if he is biting his fingernails at certain times and places such as while learning new things or meeting new people. Encourage him to talk about what is bothering him to relieve stress.

   2.Try not to nag your child to quit nail biting if it is just a habit and not a sign of distress. The extra attention from you encourages her to continue the habit and your constant reminder makes her more nervous.

    3.Get into an agreement to reward your child if he abstains from biting his nails. It should be his conscious decision to overcome the habit for the deal to work. Give the child a gold star or a sticker to mark the bite free days and give a special treat at the end of the week.

   4.Use physical reminders to help you child break the habit like taping an adhesive bandage over her nails or painting them. Enhance consciousness about the appearance of their nails.
  
   5.Cut the child’s nails regularly and file them close. Children are naturally curious and restless. Frayed nails or rough edges prompt them to bite the nails making it a habit over time.

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    Try not to nag your child to quit nail biting if it is just a
    habit and not a sign of distress. The extra attention from you
    encourages her to continue the habit and your constant reminder makes
    her more nervous.

  • 3

    Get into an agreement to reward your child if he abstains
    from biting his nails. It should be his conscious decision to overcome
    the habit for the deal to work. Give the child a gold star or a sticker
    to mark the bite free days and give a special treat at the end of the week.

  • 4

    Use physical reminders to help you child break the habit like
    taping an adhesive bandage over her nails or painting them. Enhance
    consciousness about the appearance of their nails.

  • 5

    Cut the child’s nails regularly and file them close. Children
    are naturally curious and restless. Frayed nails or rough edges prompt
    them to bite the nails making it a habit over time.

  • Replacing Your Furnace

    What is high efficiency Furnace?

    A high-efficiency furnace provides your home with ideal heating comfort while using less energy than other models. High-efficiency furnaces are designed to extract additional heat from natural gas, condensing the flue gases in the process. Also known as a condensing furnace.
        

    what is the difference between mid-efficiency and high-efficiency gas Funaces?

    The efficiency ratings of furnaces is measured in AFUE as a percentage. AFUE stands for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency, and it’s what furnace manufacturers use to inform us of the efficiency of their equipment. Standard efficiency gas furnaces have efficiency rating of 60% to 70%. Mid-efficiency gas furnaces have an AFUE rating of around 80%. High-efficiency gas furnaces (aka condensing gas furnaces) have efficiency ratings in excess of 90%
       

    What are the differences in singer-stage, 2-stage gas furnace?

    A single stage furnace will deliver the same amount of heat and airflow no matter what the temperature is outside. A 2-stage furnace with a 2-stage thermostat will begin in first stage (low burner, low airflow) and only go to second stage if the indoor temperature drops during first stage. This makes the furnace run longer, providing greater air circulation, temperature distribution, and air filtration. This also provides a more consistent indoor environment.