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Don’t Minimize Children’s Anxiety about Pandemics, says Psychiatrist

In Health, Writing (all kinds) on August 5, 2016 at 3:00 AM

By Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra

It takes longer for children than adults to get over traumatic experiences; fears must be addressed to avoid development of more serious conditions

Newmarket, Ontario – May 8, 2009 – The spread and severity of the Influenza A (H1N1) virus may fluctuate as the days go on, but for many children, the anxiety of contracting the mysterious flu remains constant. As a result, parents would be wise to educate and communicate with their kids to calm their fears and avoid the development of more serious conditions later on, says a Canadian psychiatrist.

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Donna Magazine’s Updates

In Business, Creative Writing, Education, Music, Religion, Writing (all kinds) on August 4, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Donna Magazine has another site called Donna Magazine’s Updates at: There you can find information on education matters. I also have another site at: This site is about beauty issues.

Donna Kakonge, owner of Donna Magazine, also has five new books out called School Works – Other Essays , Yes, School Works, Honest Psychic Chats, The Write Heart, Story Ideas: Help For Writer’s Block, Listening to Music, This is How the Egyptians Fell and Natural Beauty.  You can find out more about these books, as well as her others at and

For other entertainment related to Donna Magazine, you can check out her podcasts at:

Look out for more video on this site soon.

[TPS] – Taste of the Danforth, Friday, August 5, 2016 to Sunday, August 7, 2016, Road closure

In Writing (all kinds) on August 3, 2016 at 9:50 AM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

Taste of the Danforth, Friday, August 5, 2016 to Sunday, August 7, 2016, Road closure

Wednesday, August 3, 20166:59 AM
Public Safety – Special Events

From Friday, August 5, 2016 to Sunday, August 7, 2016, the Greektown on the Danforth BIA will host the 2016 Taste of the Danforth.

Road closures:

– start on Friday, August 5, 2016, 11 a.m. until Monday, August, 8, 2016, 1 p.m.

Danforth Avenue (full road): Broadview Avenue to Jones Avenue

All intersections 30m north & south (full road): Broadview Avenue to Jones Avenue

Motorists are advised to consider the road closure when planning their travels.

The event will proceed regardless of weather conditions.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Constable Brenda Vukicevich, Special Events

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Atlantic provinces need more to fund health care

In Writing (all kinds) on August 3, 2016 at 3:00 AM
Could gain almost $150M more in health care funding with a demographic top-up to the Canada Health Transfer

FREDERICTON, May 12, 2016 /CNW/ – Dr. Chris Simpson, past president of  the Canadian Medical Association, urged Atlantic Canada’s premiers today to push for a CMA-recommended demographic top-up to the health transfer to support providing the right care for their aging populations.

In the case of Atlantic Canada, a demographic top-up would yield an additional $149.5 million in 2017-18 for the delivery of care, Dr. Simpson said in a speech to the New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes.

As an equal per capita funding model, the Canada Health Transfer does not account for segments of the population with increased health care needs, such as seniors. Today while seniors account for about one-sixth of the population, they consume about half of provincial and territorial health budgets. This is exacerbated for jurisdictions with older populations; for Atlantic provinces, seniors represent 18.8 per cent of the population, well over the national average (16.1 per cent).

The CMA is not recommending that the government modify the current funding formula. Rather, the CMA recommends that the federal government deliver additional funding on an annual basis beginning in 2017-18 by means of a demographic top-up to the Canada Health Transfer. Under the CMA’s proposal, New Brunswick would gain $50.7 million; Nova Scotia, $58.6 million, whileNewfoundland and Labrador would add $30.5 million and PEI, $9.7 million.

“Without a demographic top-up, provinces with older populations will be challenged to meet the increased need for health care. This is not fair,” Dr. Simpson said.

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is the national voice of Canadian physicians. Founded in 1867, the CMA is a voluntary professional organization representing more than 83,000 of Canada’s physicians and comprising 12 provincial and territorial medical associations and 60 national medical organizations. CMA’s mission is helping physicians care for patients. The CMA will be the leader in engaging and serving physicians and be the national voice for the highest standards for health and health care.


SOURCE Canadian Medical Association

For further information:, Tel: 613-806-1865


UPDATE: Musicworks’ 2016 Sonic Geography Writing Contest Deadline Extended!

In Writing (all kinds) on August 2, 2016 at 5:10 PM





Juried contest offers top three winners cash prizes and publication in Canada’s acclaimed magazine about experimental music and sound art

For immediate release: TORONTO, CANADA, August 2, 2016Musicworks’ 2016 contests are open to receive entries from anywhere in the world! Musicworks is Canada’s only print magazine that explores experimental music. Its two annual juried contests spotlight new literary and musical talent, offering cash prizes and opportunities to be published and heard.

Sonic Geography Writing Contest: The external made internal in the sonic city. “Field recordings” of literary classics. The sounds of bugs and telephone wires by the ocean. Winners of the Sonic Geography contest have been sensually attentive and formally inventive. Choose any location—urban or rural, indoors or outside, cacophonous or mysteriously quiet. You have 500 words to describe how sound shapes your experience. So open your ears, and pick up your pencils.

  • Accepted file types: PDF only.
  • Maximum length per entry: 500 words
  • Contest entry fee is C$25,and includes a one-year subscription to Musicworks (less than our normal subscription rate!). $5 for each additional entry (unlimited).

First Prize: $500 cash AND your work published in Musicworks and on

Second Prize: $200 cash AND your work published on

Third Prize: $100 cash AND your work published on

Also check out our Electronic Music Composition Contest: Compose a piece in one of the following experimental genres: Acousmatic, Electroacoustic, Glitch, Intelligent Dance Music, Turntable art, or Video music. Maximum time: 10 minutes. Accepted file types: MP3 or MP4 only.

2016 Contest prize details, eligibility and assessment criteria, and entry forms can be found at:

Visit our contest landing page and peruse the work of our 2015 contest winners!

Since 1978, Musicworks has been dedicated to the development of new and passionate audiences for experimental music. Published three times a year with accompanying CDs, Musicworks features in-depth articles on Canadian and international composers, improvisers, instrument designers, and artists who work in genres such as radio, electroacoustics, concert music, sound installation, and sound sculpture. With a dynamic website and outreach programs, Musicworks creates an inclusive community within which to exchange and develop ideas, and excite curious listeners with adventurous music.


Patrick Wakisaka

Circulation and Marketing Assistant


401 Richmond Street W. Suite #358

Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5V 3A8

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Less is More When Staining Exterior Wood, Says CIL Paints

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on August 2, 2016 at 3:00 AM

CIL introduces new line of environmentally-friendly exterior wood stains designed to make staining process simpler, longer-lasting

By Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra

CIL Woodcare Makes a Difference to Your Home

CIL Woodcare Makes a Difference to Your Home

Toronto, Ontario – May 12, 2009 – With the warmer weather here, now is the time to preserve your homes’ exterior wood surfaces, from decks and porches to fences, siding and outdoor furniture. But before you lift a brush, remember that less is more when it comes to staining exterior wood, says leading paint brand CIL Paints.

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In Writing (all kinds) on August 1, 2016 at 9:57 AM
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CIL Introduces New Environmentally-Friendly Exterior Wood Stains

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on August 1, 2016 at 3:00 AM

You Can Get What You Need Out of This Can

You Can Get What You Need Out of This Can

Line includes good-better-best selections for all performance requirements

By Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra
Toronto, Ontario – May 11, 2009 – As Canadians increasingly look for green lifestyles by extending their living spaces outside, CIL Paints is helping to make outdoor living even greener with the launch this month of a new line of exterior wood stains that are better for the environment.

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