Month: June 2010

A Rogers Affair


By Chris Temelkos Just when you thought you heard it all, a woman is saying her marriage fell apart because her Rogers cellphone bill exposed her extramarital affair and guess what, she’s suing Rogers, Canada’s largest cellphone provider, because of it. Rogers is saying…

A Touch of Risk


By Chris Temelkos The next time you decide to walk into a casino or invest in the stock market, tell the women surrounding you, to keep their hands to themselves. A new study conducted by the University of Alberta found an association between touch…

Toronto’s Buzzing


By Chris Temelkos Do you love the sweet taste of fresh honey? Well, you don’t have to go far to find it. Urban beekeeping is rapidly gaining popularity around the world, especially in Toronto and bee enthusiasts are rejoicing in it. The Canadian Opera…

Well Done


By Chris Temelkos Did you know that the barbecued meat you just ate could give you cancer? When meat is cooked at high temperatures (above 400F) it produces harmful carcinogens. This major change in molecules creates large quantities of creatine that combine with amino…

Hug a Tree


By Chris Temelkos Trees have been around for millions of years, some of our oldest trees are 3,000 years old and still kicking. However, you may not be aware of all the benefits trees provide. In a year, a single tree can offset the…

Deli Meat Dilemma


By Chris Temelkos Next time your thinking of piling on the deli meat, think twice and reach for some slow cooked roast beef. A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health found that red meat may not be that bad for us,…

What’s With Munsch?


By Chris Temelkos Popular children’s author, Robert Munsch may seem like a kid at heart but even he has some skeletons in his closet. With 30 million copies of his books sold worldwide, you would think Munsch is living the high life, but looks…

HARD AND ABLE 2010, JUNE 29TH BUDDIES IN BAD TIME THEATRE


HARD AND ABLE 2010, JUNE 29TH BUDDIES IN BAD TIME THEATRE with ASL interpretation !! After our last year’s event was a SOLD OUT success, we’re back with the “2nd annual Hard & Able: celebrating queer disability” and this time as part of Buddies’…

Simply People Festival 2010


Simply People – June 23, 2010 Cover Art of Do Not Know – Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com   I will be showcasing my book Do Not Know at this festival on July 20, 2010. Find out more by clicking the link above.

Cell Phone Hazard


By Chris Temelkos If your a frequent cell phone user, you might want to put your phone down, it could be hazardous to your health. A study, called Interphone studied cell phone use among 5,100 people diagnosed with brain cancer in 13 countries and…

Grieving at the OSPCA


By Chris Temelkos Over 100 protesters, several dressed in black, were in tears, as a mock funeral was held for the 99 animals euthanized after a ringworm outbreak at the Newmarket shelter. Sadness was not the only emotion present, enraged protesters demanded the board…

Problogger by Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett: Book Review


By Chris Temelkos If you are looking to delve into the world of professional blogging, Problogger by Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett is your first step to becoming a successful blogger. This easy to read the book will show you all the ins and…

Overworked


By Chris Temelkos If you’re putting extra hours in at work to impress your boss, you may want to think twice. A study published in the European Heart Journal found that employees who regularly put in 11-12 hour days increase their risk of a…

Facebook Fad


By Chris Temelkos If you’re having second thoughts about using Facebook, you may be one of the many users leaving the popular social networking site for good. Facebook has faced a number of security issues, including a recent hole in chat functionality that allowed…

Stop The Pain


By Chris Temelkos Do you suffer from moderate to severe pain? If so, you’ll be interested to hear that a pain awareness group is calling for a national strategy to address the problem, due to the crippling health and economic costs of pain. The…

Hamilton Croc


By Chris Temelkos The last place you’d expect to find a crocodile was in Hamilton, Ontario, but expect the unexpected. On his usual nature outing to a local Hamilton Pond, Tom Badeau was startled when what he thought was a branch dipped into the…

Aboriginal Literature in Canadian Schools


Here is a listing from the Government of Canada on Aboriginal resources that can be used in education: http://www.aboriginalcanada.gc.ca/acp/site.nsf/eng/ao31045.html.

Cougars at Risk


By Chris Temelkos Attention Cougars, a younger man may be bad for your longevity. A new study conducted by Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research surveyed close to two million Danish couples and found that a woman’s life expectancy decreases the more years…

Biodiversity at Risk


By Chris Temelkos It looks like the world is not doing enough to save our biodiversity. 8 years ago, world leaders came together and pledged to reverse a large decline in biodiversity by 2010. However, a new report by the United Nations shows that…

Teeth Grinding Nightmare


By Chris Temelkos Do you ever wake up with a sore jaw? Perhaps, you are unconsciously grinding your teeth in your sleep. Bruxism, a movement characterized by grinding or clenching of the teeth, which usually happens while asleep, affects 20% of Canadians and can…

Workplace Bullying


By Chris Temelkos You may think you’re days of being bullied are behind you. Think again, bullying continues to plague us in the workplace and women are the biggest culprits. A 2003 study, done by the Workplace Bullying & Trauma Institute indicates that 58%…

CanWest Sold


By Chris Temelkos There may be drastic changes coming to CanWest papers. The Canadian company has accepted an offer from its creditors for $1.1 billion. President Paul Godfrey will remain head of the struggling company. CanWest is currently operating in bankruptcy protection and is…

Dangerous Devices


By Chris Temelkos If you still have your cell phone in one hand and your steering wheel in the other, you will want to cut that old habit out, cold turkey. The handheld electronic device ban, which came into full force on February 1,…

Furry Fate


By Chris Temelkos A contagious ringworm outbreak in the OSPCA’s Newmarket shelter has forced two OSPCA veterinarians to sentence approximately 350 dogs, cats, rats and other small animals to death, over the next few weeks. The horrible news comes only days after a failed…

Afrofest and The World Cup


A pre-Afrofest World Cup event. On June 11 the world’s eyes will be watching Africa’s first ever hosting of the FIFA World Cup. Join Quartier Latin and Music Africa in a musical celebration at the Opera House. Music Africa and OSEA present… QUARTIER LATIN…

To Sin for a Job


By Chris Temelkos With the growing population of unemployed teachers, desperate times call for desperate measures even if it means committing a sin, such as lying to a priest to get a job with the Toronto Catholic District School Board. According to the Ontario…

A Bad Rap


By Chris Temelkos The Pitbull ban has been in place across Ontario for five years, but New Democrat Cheri DiNovo says she will be submitting a private member’s bill to banish the breed ban. The controversial ban has raised even more speculation after Brittany…

The Walrus: Magazine Review


By Chris Temelkos The Walrus is a unique Canadian magazine that delivers readers with an eclectic mix of well-written pieces. The vast Canadian content suits the Canadian reader’s curiosity regarding issues and interest pieces pertaining to Canada and the Canadian perspective. The May 2010…

Tea for the Soul


By Chris Temelkos Good news for all you tea drinkers out there. A recent study conducted by scientists at Tufts University in Massachusetts recruited 65 men and women with moderately high blood pressure, not on medication. Some were selected to drink hibiscus tea three…

Foxy Mischief


By Chris Temelkos Foxes have taken up residence in a Bloor West Village neighborhood and residents want them out. The foxes have been causing mischief in the community, chasing cats, trotting up and down the street, basking in the backyards of residents and skinning…

CRTC decisions and regulatory policies for the week of 7 to 11 June 2010‏


CRTC decisions and regulatory policies for the week of 7 to 11 June 2010 The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory policies in the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to change without notice. Broadcasting decisions:…

Behind The Gumball 3000


By Chris Temelkos The 12th annual Gumball 3000 kicked off on Thursday, May 7, 2010, in Yorkville. For those of you that don’t know, the international rally sees the very wealthy travel from city to city, showcasing their luxury rides and partying hard. This…

Friend or Foe


By Chris Temelkos Friendships have taken a hit in a modern day, the good old days of a loyal friendship is long gone and been replaced with friendships of convenience. Not to sound cynical but, friends no longer have your back, no longer stick…

Knowledge is Power


By Chris Temelkos It is often said that knowledge is power. I have to agree with this statement, the more we know the more powerful our minds become, allowing us to reach new heights and experience life through keen awareness. Whether we choose to…

The Career Switch


By Chris Temelkos Are you happy with the career direction you’ve taken? If you answered ‘No,’ then maybe it’s time for a career change. Whether you’re young or old, it’s never too late to make the switch. The sooner you make it, the happier…

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