Category Archives: Health

Masks now mandatory in Toronto enclosed spaces

The fourth largest city in North America now requires everyone to wear a mask or face covering in enclosed public spaces as of July 7.

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In 1989 a police officer pressed a gun to my nose in a routine traffic stop


Reflections on how I learned from that experience and have applied diversity to my businesses ever since 

Seeing the horrific George Floyd incident and the related protests, mayhem, and looting is bringing back a flood of emotions and memories.

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Uber wants drivers and riders to wear masks

Uber announces new guidelines in response to COVID-19. The company that prides itself on moving people has been asking people not to move. It’s known for disrupting technology but it introduced a program with the goal of moving people who are offline, outside the app. It got its start as a ride-sharing company but for the moment has stopped sharing rides.

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Beauty expert outlines new post-pandemic normal for salons and spas

Salons and spas need to know what to do to prepare to open their doors after lockdown. An industry expert is suggesting significant changes in the workplace and a “new normal” for the beauty industry, as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic. | article | video

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Toronto Caribbean Carnival cancels festival to minimize impact of the global health crisis

The annual festival that attracts millions of people to frolic in the streets of Toronto in celebration of Caribbean arts and culture and a highlight of the summer; featuring elaborate costumes, Caribbean music, and food in the Grand Parade by the shores of Lake Ontario, has been thwarted by the coronavirus pandemic. 

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All-female legal team launches class action against Toronto plastic surgeon 'Dr. 6ix'

Three law firms just publicly announced that they have launched a class action against cosmetic surgeon Dr. Martin Jugenburg, referred to as “doctor six” (self-styled as “Dr.6ix”) for taking and distributing images of patients without their permission. 

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Op-Ed: Earth Day 2019 – We don’t have time

by Kathleen Rogers and Ingmar Rentzhog

Humans have demonstrated, over and over again, a remarkable ability to cooperate in a crisis. The tragic fire at the beloved Notre Dame Cathedral was a case in point. Firemen and even members of the public rushed into the inferno, while millions of people around the world paced in front of their TV sets, wanting to jump in and help, anxiously waiting for the fire to be put out, and breathed a collective sigh of relief that there was hope for its survival. Donors rushed in behind first responders, generating a billion euros in financial support to rebuild within 24 hours. 

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Feeling low? Get a prescription for a dose of culture

The ROM. Photo: Cherryl Bird
The ROM building. Photo: Cherryl Bird

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) launches a health and wellness program to allow thousands of people access to art and culture as a measure to counteract increasing social isolation and loneliness. All you need is a referral from your local community service centre.

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The HIV message you may have missed at the NYC Global Citizen Festival

The message about the progress of AIDS research and testing from Johnson & Johnson, the pharmaceutical company and popular drugstore brand that was a major sponsor of the Global Citizen Festival event alongside YouTube, got lost in the scramble when the audience ran for cover. Researchers were interrupted just after they flashed peace signs with their fingers held high toward the crowd and said, “Let’s make HIV history.”

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