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Health & Food

Children’s pain medication shortage

If during a visit to Parc-Extension pharmacy you are met with empty shelves when you need pain medication for your child, you are not alone. This is what parents face when they go to the pharmacy to buy acetaminophen...

Inflation rate was 7% in August according to Statistics Canada

As the average Park-extension household struggled with a general increase in prices after the onset of the war in Ukraine, citizens of our borough can finally take a breath as gas prices keep lowering and because of that, the...

Watch out for school supplies!

As school restarts in Park-Ex, shopping for school supplies is a thrill for all young Park-exers. However, pencils, pens, highlighters, tubes of glue may have hidden health dangers: toxic and carcinogenic chemicals have been found in many school supplies...

Fewer new family physicians in Montreal

For Park-extension’s aging population but also for its young families coming to settle in the borough, it is indeed bad news. In 2023, and for the second consecutive year, Montreal will welcome fewer new family physicians than expected. In Montreal,...

The masks are here to stay

Quebec extends mask use until end of April Public Health Director says decision's due to rising COVID cases and hospitalization Quebec extends province mandate indoors at least until April 30. That was announced on Tuesday April 5th, 2022, by the top...

Quebec food autonomy gets a boost

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Mr. André Lamontagne, announced the granting of financial assistance totaling $7.1 million to three organizations involved in the food processing sector. First, the Quebec Food Processing Council (CTAQ) is getting $750,000 to...

March 21st: Quebec Food Allergy Day

On March 21st was be Quebec Food Allergy Day. This was decreed in 2000 by the Ministry of Health and Social Services in order to sensitize the population of Quebec to the importance of the phenomenon. In Park-Extension, home...

How to avoid food waste?

Free workshop hosted by Parc-Extension library Food waste and how to avoid it will be front and centre during a virtual workshop organized by the Parc-Extension library and set to be held next week. On Nov. 23, Florence-Léa Siry, an...

Ms. Weed-no-more

A small plant behind a big problem Every year at around the same time at the end of the summer people across the country start getting itchy eyes, runny noses and congestion. But unlike the flu, this affliction is not...

Public Health Notice Update: Outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to peaches imported from the United States

OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 15, 2020 /CNW/ - This notice has been updated to advise that the outbreak appears to be over and the outbreak investigation has been closed. Peaches imported from the United States are no longer under investigation.Why should...