October 25, 2014
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Today, with the passage of the province’s new carbon monoxide (CO) law – Bill 77, The Hawkins-Gignac Act – two families are confident that Ontarians are now much less likely to experience a tragedy like the one that shattered their lives back in the winter of 2008. OPP Constable Laurie Hawkins, her husband Richard and their children Cassie and Jordan all died from CO poisoning in Woodstock, Ontario in December 2008. The vent leading from their gas fireplace was clogged causing the deadly gas to seep back into their home. They didn’t know they were in danger because carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless and tasteless. And they did not have a carbon monoxide alarm.

A Full House Rocked with Laughter Thanks to Chris Rock and Will Arnett with $2.5 million raised

Last night, Toronto was treated to one of its most fun and funniest evenings of the year, as Chris Rock performed at Laughter Is The Best Medicine II—a comedy gala that raised $2.5 million in support of Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH.) With Will Arnett as Master of Ceremonies, over 1400 guests celebrated the completion of the hospital's $60-million private sector capital campaign at the sold-out affair, held at the Allstream Centre. Chris Rock—the multi-Emmy and Grammy award winner, critically acclaimed as one of the world's best comedians—had the crowd in stitches for more than an hour, with all-new material, prepared especially for TEGH's guests. The occasion marked the first time Rock had ever performed for a private event.

Global food trendologist, Christine Couvelier and Travelocity.ca unveil Culinary Travel Trend Report

Think of the last trip you took. Now, I bet you can't remember every detail of what you saw, but no doubt you remember some of the amazing food you tasted. In fact, food is so special to the travel experience that in a new survey by Travelocity.ca it was revealed that 75 per cent of Canadians believe food is important an important factor when choosing a destination. As food themed trips become increasingly popular Travelocity.ca has partnered with global culinary trendologist, Christine Couvelier to discover the top ten destinations for culinary travel this Fall and their up and coming food trends.


Prostate Cancer Canada grant aims to accelerate pace of discovery of novel therapies. TORONTO: Prostate Cancer Canada is in a race to give the approximately 24,000 Canadian men diagnosed with prostate cancer each year a better fighting chance. In response to the urgent need to increase the pace of discovery, Prostate Cancer Canada just awarded a Translation Acceleration Grant (TAG) to a team led by Dr. Paul Rennie of the Vancouver Prostate Centre and the University of British Columbia.

Mike Weir Takes a Swing for Arthritis

Eight-time PGA Tour winner Mike Weir was in Toronto today to talk about breaking free from the pain of arthritis. In partnership with ALEVE and The Arthritis Society, Weir shared his own story that took him from the top of his game to one of the most challenging periods of his life. After a 2011 golfing accident led to an elbow injury that later developed into arthritis, Weir’s career came to an abrupt halt and, unable to do what he loved, he experienced physical, mental and emotional hardship.

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