Monday, April 5, 2010

The loss of the Home Retrofit program is a major blow for the environment

Last week's cancellation of the Home Retrofit program is being called a major blow to the environment. EcoSuperior's Ellen Mortfield says it was a very popular program, helped a lot of people increase the efficiency of their homes and the loss of the federal grants is troubling.  Mortfield says there is some good news however, as it appears the provincial government will continue to fund its portion of the program.

Warm up to prevent injury during spring yard cleanup

When you head out to get the spring cleaning done, its a good idea to warm up to prevent injury. Doctor James DiGiuseppe at the Port Arthur Chiropractic Centre says yard work is a vigorous activity and shouldn't be taken lightly. He says doing some light stretches is a good way to warm up and prevent injury. More information can be found on the Ontario Chiropractic Association's website.

Another person dies after falling through thin ice

Another person has died after falling through the ice in Northwestern Ontario. Greenstone OPP say the latest incident happened on Upper Jobrin Lake 40 kilometres north of Longlac. A 48 year old Cochrane man died when a snowmobile fell through the ice yesterday. Two others were rescued and one was airlifted to the Health Sciences Centre. Warm weather has caused unsafe conditions and officials are urging people to stay off the ice.