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Food Source launches salsa brand with a social purpose

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The Kawartha Lakes Food Source (KLFS) is launching their own brand of salsa with a social purpose.

Unlike massive multi-national corporations who pocket profits from product sales, the proceeds from KLFS Salsa are invested into operating expenses such as rent, allowing them to continue to deliver food access and food literacy programs within Kawartha Lakes.

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Hungry in Kawartha Lakes

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Neil Couch first visited a food bank in Kawartha Lakes in 2011 during an especially challenging year. Photo: Sienna Frost.

Forty years after the first Canadian food bank opened its doors, Kawartha Lakes Food Source leader says the root causes of food bank use are still with us

Neil Couch first visited a food bank in 2011. A particularly challenging divorce that year had left him homeless, living at A Place Called Home.

He’d had a colourful life. After returning from active duty in the Canadian Armed Forces between 1986 and 1994, Couch found himself struggling with PTSD and turned to drugs and alcohol to cope with his anxiety and night terrors. As a master corporal, he was based out of West Germany, and had done tours in Somalia, Cyprus and Afghanistan.

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Happiness is derived from community: Perspectives from a remote African village

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Happiness is derived from community: Perspectives from a remote African village

As a new immigrant to Canada, with little knowledge of domestic waste management realities, hearing of the introduction of a producer-pays model in Ontario by 2023 is worth commending.

It was interesting to read that only 9 per cent of plastic waste is recycled nationwide in Canada. Data here shows that incinerators burn just about 5 per cent of the waste, emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and just over 61 per cent of kitchen and yard waste is composted while our landfills suck up the greatest portion (72 per cent) and are filling up faster than we may have ever expected.

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Personal Injury Law: Summer safety series — dog bites

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It’s time for summer fun!  But summertime comes with safety challenges and risk of personal injury. Part 2 of our Safety Series focuses on dog attacks and bites. 

The beautiful summer weather has arrived and people are often outdoors with their dogs. And while we picture happy dogs with wagging tails, the reality is that more dogs out in the summer often leads to increased dog bites and attacks, or even being knocked down by an excited dog.

Dog bites and attacks may result in permanent physical and psychological harm, including scarring and risk of infection. Some dog attacks may even prove fatal. Here are some interesting statistics:

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Personal Injury Law: Springtime safety series – motorcycles

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The days are getting longer and spring is on the way. But springtime comes with safety challenges and risk of personal injury.

Springtime is a great time for getting out the motorcycle for a road trip. However, because of increased motorist, pedestrian and other traffic, there may be increased risks. Also, changing weather in spring (including freeze and thaw conditions) can cause slippery patches on the roadways, causing dangerous driving conditions.

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