Family Matters

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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8 Jul
2019

Look for the Certifié famille logo to find businesses that support families with young children

    Certifié famille is a local project that identifies family-friendly businesses. The program which began in Bas-ville in 2016 continues to gain momentum across Quebec City. This service has recently expanded to Upper Town. The criteria for certification simply means that these enterprises support families in the neighborhoods by opening their doors and providing …

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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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3 Jun
2019

Many risk factors of heart disease are under your control

  Did you know that heart disease is the second-leading cause of death in Canada?             Heart disease refers to the buildup of plaque in the heart’s arteries that could lead to a heart attack, heart failure, or death. Physical effects of heart diseases and blood circulation conditions can include …

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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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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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