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The MedicAlert Autism Program allows emergency responders to make better decisions to help people in times of need
The MedicAlert Autism Program allows emergency responders to make better decisions to help people in times of need

MedicAlert a voice for autistics in crisis situations

By By Laurie Mawlam - Executive director - Autism Canada
April 19, 2018 - 1:16pm

The silver identification bracelet that indicates an existing condition to first responders has been a valuable tool for decades. In 1953, a teenage girl named Linda Collins cut her finger badly. At the hospital, she received a tetanus shot, had a severe allergic reaction and almost died.

The Hybrid SE delivers a combined rating of 5.1 L/100 km, which is slightly thirstier than the Hybrid LE, for some reason
The Hybrid SE delivers a combined rating of 5.1 L/100 km, which is slightly thirstier than the Hybrid LE, for some reason

2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid a pretty attractive package

By By Ted Laturnus - Auto editor - Troy Media
April 13, 2018 - 2:57pm

Many sweepstake raffles/lotteries, when they offer a prize, put forward a luxury car of some kind…. a Jag, upper range Mercedes, Porsche, BMW… that sort of thing. Something that will draw in the punters and give whatever cause they’re supporting a bright face and classy image.

Cognac part 3: The environment, including the chalky soil, is everything when it comes to producing the right grapes
Cognac part 3: The environment, including the chalky soil, is everything when it comes to producing the right grapes

With Cognac, it's all about terroir

By By Joseph Micallef - Columnist - Troy Media
April 13, 2018 - 9:37am

Cognac begins as wine. Like any wine, it’s shaped in part by the environment in which it grows. Soil, aspect and climate, among other things, combine to create a unique environment, what the French call terroir. A wine, in turn, is a distinct expression of that terroir.

Radon is an invisible, silent, odourless killer. But it can be easily detected with this device
Radon is an invisible, silent, odourless killer. But it can be easily detected with this device

Is your home killing you?

By By Greg Gazin - Columnist - Troy Media
April 11, 2018 - 1:45pm

It lurks in your home but you can’t see or smell it. And it may just be putting your life at risk.

No, it’s not carbon monoxide – it’s radon gas. According to Health Canada, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Smokers are at even a higher risk.

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