Innovative videos clearly illustrate proper food handling
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Calgary, AB – (September 14, 2010) – The Beef Information Centre (BIC) has released a series of safe food handling videos for consumers.
The ‘Food TLC’ series takes a food safety management system approach to food safety at home by following food from the grocery store, to preparation, cooking, storing and reheating. The series of stories is told by ‘Marissa the Meat Maven’ an animated character who conveys the messages in a consumer-friendly way while keeping the videos fun and engaging.
Smaller Canadian Communities in New smartPhone App
Two New Brunswick brothers – both in their 60s – have come together late in their working careers to create goExplore Canada, the first big, big smartPhone travel app for all of Canada.
“Our goal was the most complete travel app for Canada,” said Mark Pedersen, 62. “If you’re traveling in Canada, this is the app you want to have.”
With that goal in mind, the producers are reaching beyond the big cities to include attractions in smaller communities as well, plus their hotels, restaurants and shops.
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Using Social Media for Social Change
A recent survey from Ipsos Reid found that people of all ages are spending more and more time online, in fact they spend more than 18 hours a week online. While entertainment, information gathering and shopping may be popular activities, many Canadians are actually going online to champion causes they believe in using social media. Some great examples of cause-worthy social media campaigns include Earth Hour, 30 Hour Famine and Twestival.
How Social Media Benefits Your Child
As a parent, you wonder, maybe even worry, about the life your teenager leads online. While social media may fuel your teen’s need to comment on idol gossip, follow celebrities and post minute-to-minute status updates, social media also provides many positive benefits for your teen, here are just a few:
Create study groups for school. Teens use social media to form study groups and plan group projects. By connecting through social media group members are able to brainstorm ideas, share content, stay organized and keep communication open.
Community Content launches new website
CCNA's Community Content service has revamped its website. The new and improved site (www.communitycontent.ca) has more features for newspaper staff whether they're looking for content to add to a special section or doing research for a story.
Improved functionality makes the new site a more useful tool for editorial staff:
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November 8 – 14th is Medical Radiation Technologists’ Week
Have you ever wondered who was operating your CT scan, x-ray equipment, nuclear medicine scanner, MRI unit or radiation therapy equipment?
New parents save precious time shopping online
Whether you are looking for the perfect gift to welcome baby, or you have run out of baby care essentials, getting them delivered right to your door saves new parents precious time. And, with Canada's birthrate at its highest in 15 years, according to Statistics Canada; more new parents are looking for ways to save time by shopping online.
ATTN: SASKATCHEWAN NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS - Digital technology improving patient care in Saskatchewan
At one acute-care Saskatchewan hospital, Canada's investments in digital diagnostic imaging has meant the creation of a new on-site MRI centre that’s reducing wait times for this vital service by more than a month.
Corey Miller, director of medical imaging and nuclear medicine services for the Saskatoon Health Region, says by switching to the Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS), the hospital was able to eliminate film libraries, creating enough space to accommodate a new MRI service.