Trinidadian raises flag on highest mountain in Europe

Trinidadian raises flag on highest mountain in Europe

Trinidad-born Henry Mungalsingh successfully raised the Trinidad and Tobago flag on the summit of the highest mountain in Europe, Mount Elbrus, Russia on July 27 last. Mungalsingh, who resides in London, embarked on the climb of 18,500 feet and he surpassed the target of achieving a $1 donation for every foot climbed. His mission was […]

Food Safety at Home and Outdoors

Food Safety at Home and Outdoors

FOCUS ON HEALTH By Sylvanus Thompson Food is necessary for life, and preparing and providing food for human consumption is an important economic, social and cultural activity. However, eating food also carries the potential risk of foodborne illness, with direct and indirect impacts on society. Foodborne illness occurs when eating foods with enough harmful germs […]

‘Extended’ family picnic

‘Extended’ family picnic

By Ila Henry Photos By Gwyn Chapman       Hundreds of people from the Caribbean community)  got together at Masyrktown Park in Scarborough on Sunday for an annual event which attendees say has become a community institution. It was Dr.  Sheridan Cyrus’ family picnic but this get-together  was not just for the family of  […]

Menu labelling for healthy choices

Menu labelling for healthy choices

The Healthy Menu Choices Act, 2015 (HMCA) and its regulations become effective on January 1, 2017. The new legislation, passed by the province of Ontario, requires food establishments, such as restaurants, coffee shops, convenience stores, grocery stores and movie theatres, with 20 or more locations to post calorie information for food and drink items. The […]

Disparities in health between Canadian and immigrant seniors in the GTA – study

Disparities in health between Canadian  and immigrant seniors in the GTA  – study

  A new study by the Wellesley Institute of Toronto reports “significant” disparities in self-reported health and mental health between Canadian and immigrant seniors in the Greater Toronto Area  (GTA) , especially those who are “racialized” and from non-English background. According to the study, released on Tuesday,” immigrant seniors, especially those who arrived more recently, […]

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

This week’s question: The Ontario government announced last week in its budget that it will provide free prescription drugs to young people up to age 25.The medicines will be provided to everyone in that age group regardless of their income or their parents’ income. Should  free prescriptions drugs be provided to low income people of […]

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