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November 8, 2016 - No Need to be Afraid

Ghosts, goblins, spiders, and clowns – these are some of the usual fears you hear of when you ask someone what they’re afraid of. But in a hospital setting, people have other concerns and fears. We recently heard from a young boy named Luke who had an MRI and...

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August 31, 2016 - Summer’s coming to an end… but Brave T.O. is just heating up!

Summer may be coming to an end, but diehard thrill seekers and enthusiasts are preparing for the city’s newest obstacle course – Canadian Tire Brave T.O. – on September 24. You might have noticed one thrill seeker we’ve enlisted to help announce Brave T.O. – Councillor Norm Kelly, or...

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June 17, 2016 - Fitness Enthusiast or Weekend Warrior….Today is Our Day!

It’s that time of year again friends, the one day a year we’re allowed to take off our shoes, stretch out on the couch, ignore the uncut lawn, and watch the Blue Jays take on the Orioles…undisturbed. Now maybe you’re not that type, maybe you enjoy getting active, spending...

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May 2, 2016 - Come Celebrate McHappy Day With Us – Wednesday, May 4, 2016!

On the first Wednesday in May, McDonald’s Restaurants across Canada, along with their employees, customers, and special guests, come together to celebrate McHappy Day – a day dedicated to celebrating children in our local community. McDonald’s restaurants are known as staples in any community, often employing between 50 to...

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April 25, 2016 - Happy Community Hospital Week!

Setting broken bones. Scanning for cancer tumours. Providing dialysis treatment. Supporting patients and families from the beginning of life to the end of life. That’s what sets community hospitals apart. But what is the difference between a community hospital and another hospital? Well, the biggest differences show up when...

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March 29, 2016 - Taking Kidney Health to the Next Level

When you think about your vital organs, you probably think of your heart, lungs, brain, and maybe even your reproductive organs. But do you think about your kidneys? These two bean-shaped organs clean, and remove waste and excess fluid from your body. Without properly functioning kidneys, waste builds up...

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February 12, 2016 - Would You Be My Valentine?

The cynics would say that Valentine’s Day was created by Hallmark. And historians would remind us that Pope Gelasius 1 created St. Valentine’s Day in the fifth century to compete with Lupercalia, a popular Roman fertility festival of Lupercalia celebrated on February...

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January 15, 2016 - Progress

In my last blog I talked about my love for Christmas and how it provides me the opportunity to reflect on the many gifts and joys in my life. In Scarborough, because we also celebrate Diwali, Eid, Chinese New Year, and many other celebrations, I have the opportunity to...

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December 29, 2015 - Thankful

I love Christmas. Like, Diwali, Eid, Chinese New Year, and many other celebrations and occasions, my love for the holiday season is about the brief, celebratory, break in my day-to-day routine that gives me a snippet of time to reflect on the many gifts and joys in my...

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December 9, 2015 - LEGO Winter Village Decks the Halls

Life gets so busy in December. But sometimes, an act of generosity and creativity can stop us in our tracks, and help us reflect on what it means to give...

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