Community Wellness

8 Jul
2019

Love to buy fresh food at your local farmers’ market?

Here are some food safety tips to help keep you and your family safe while supporting your local farmers and producers. Produce : fresh produce can become contaminated in the field through contact with soil, contaminated water, wild or domestic animals, or improperly composted manure. Before eating fruits and vegetables, wash them thoroughly under fresh, cool, …

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6 Jun
2019

Major moving season is upon us, do you know how to prevent bedbug infestations?

Bedbugs are very hard to get rid of. If you do have bedbugs, it is strongly recommended that you hire a licensed professional pest control operator. Whichever treatment is used, it will only be effective if physical control methods and preventative measures are used together. The following tips can help you prevent an infestation:    …

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21 May
2019

Read this before you fire up the BBQ

Wire BBQ brush bristles can be hazardous to your health. They can become loose over time and stick to the grill, the bristles can stick to food and could be accidentally swallowed, possibly causing serious throat or digestive injuries.   Follow these tips to prevent your BBQ brush from ruining your fun: Inspect your barbecue …

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30 Apr
2019

Community Outreach Session: Better Communication with Memory Impaired Loved Ones

Do you have a close tie with someone living with memory loss? If so, you are not alone. The Alzheimers’ Society of Canada tells us that the disease affects 1.1 M Canadians directly or indirectly. Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias slowly erode a person’s ability to communicate. Memory impairment can be isolating for the one …

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29 Apr
2019

Vaccines: essential allies to prevent the spread of infectious diseases

Did you know that vaccines can eliminate disease and outbreaks from a region, such as measles, rubella or polio, when enough of us get vaccinated? Community immunity is important to stop a disease from spreading to others. The more people are vaccinated, the lower the chance of a disease outbreak. For a highly contagious disease …

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29 Apr
2019

Better Bowel Health: An Update

Community Health Education Program (CHEP) Tele-conference Topic: Better Bowel Health–An Update Guest Speaker: Myra Siminovitch, Physiotherapist Date/Time: Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 10 am -12 pm Location: Board Room 1123 Jeffery Hale Pavilion (1270 ch. Ste-Foy) Almost everyone experiences it occasionally. Some have recurrent bouts. The Quebec Gastrointestinal Society estimate that between 15 to 20% of …

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23 Apr
2019

Spring is here… a good time to integrate active transportation into your daily life!

Did you know that active transportation such as cycling, walking or taking public transit can significantly contribute to an active lifestyle? Active transportation, in addition to giving us an opportunity to be physically active on a regular basis, also reduces road congestion and contributes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Here are some tips to make …

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12 Apr
2019

Reading

ALL WEEK, during regular library hours Reading & Mental Health: Visit the Morrin Centre and view book displays selected in relation to the theme of Mental Health by Kathleen Hulley, PhD, MLIS, Library Manager. Where:  Library, 2nd floor of the Morrin Centre, 44 Chaussée des Écossais, G1R 4H3. Cost: $Free A word from Kathleen… “Through fiction, …

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